Dining Room: Under Construction


By: Dale

It’s been a year since I’ve moved into my new apartment and now I remember how hard it is to turn a house into a home. It’s been slow, but it’s about to get real.

After figuring out how to never put my shoes on standing up ever again, the next room we needed to tackle was the dining room. The space behind our couch we initially envisioned as an office, so she could do real people work and I could talk to all of you on the innanets — but the location, lack of door, and flow of the space made it more useful as a dining room. But neither of us had a dining room before, or an actual dining table to fill it with…  Continue reading

A Jar of Pure Joy


If the weather is going to insist on being this flawless, I’m not going inside.

Ever again.

I’ll assume you’re with me, but that doesn’t mean we should skimp on the decor. A few pieces of mood lighting can go a long way, inside as well as out.

It also helps if the mood lighting fills you with childhood wonder.  Continue reading

A Little Wish List


Last Sunday was my birthday. I applaud your continued celebration.

Since I was doing a little wishing, here are seven items that make my wish list. I really swing for the fences. Continue reading

IKEA, 2014 Vintage

IKEA's Pendant Lamps from the PS 2014 Collection.


Everyone has an IKEA-something.

IKEA makes excellent furniture, that’s why.

And the price for that excellence is usually cheap modest. But every now and then IKEA goes “limited edition”. They’ve just released a stunning collection with a team of gifted young designers from all over the globe. Most importantly, the prices will still be cheap modest. Continue reading