Home & Garden

Home & Garden

Use It or Lose It

In the past two months, I’ve had more than 25 people ask if I’ve heard of Japanese organizer Marie Kondo and her bestseller The...

A (First-Time) Homebuying FAQ

IS DURHAM BECOMING A HOT BED FOR FIRST-TIME HOMEBUYERS? Over the past few years, Durham has seen a definite upswing in basic homeownership. Courtney James...

Emergency Preparedness: Slacker’s Edition

One of the things that stinks about being a grown-up is all of the shoulds … you should buy a house, you should have...

Home Cooking

Katie Coleman watches as a student purees heirloom tomatoes to make a chilled soup before turning around to pop fresh bread in the oven....

Organizing & Grief

Clutter in our homes can be stressful. Piles of mail and paperwork, unworn clothes, too many toys, electronics, cords, cables and miscellaneous household goods...

For the Love of Organizing

February is a short, cold and snuggly month. We celebrate Valentine's on the 14th but really, shouldn’t we celebrate our love every day? And...

Modern History

If homes mirror their residents, then Deborah Chay has found her perfect fit. "This whole notion of adaptive ruse and sustainability is a recurring motif for...

The ABCs of Organization

You can’t pick up a magazine or newspaper in January without seeing some article about getting organized … doing it In 10 Simple Steps...

Designer Digs

With a portfolio that includes the funky chic-meets-swanky upstairs dining room of Mateo, it’s no surprise that interior designer Heather Garrett’s own living space is a...

View from the Top

While Amanda Smith’s top-floor condo in the Kress Building is a sight to behold – outfitted in a well-curated mix of decor collected over a lifetime of...