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Current Obsessions: Into December

This week, gifts by small-batch makers and the first inklings of winter ahead: This week’s most coveted: Notary Ceramics’ softly rounded and muted special edition lamp in collaboration with Tara and Percey of Jersey Ice Cream Co. Julie is also admiring the Muse Earrings from Permanent Collection and the JB Blunk Estate, based off of an original...

Matchmaker, Matchmaker: How to Find a Contractor, Thanks to Sweeten

Scouring the internet or meeting with countless recommendations from mutual friends to find the right contractor can be a miserable process. This is the problem Sweeten solves. It’s a company that works like a matchmaker, handpicking general contractors based on your project’s description (free of charge). Sweeten provides clients with a shortlist of...

Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: 10 Outstanding Jigsaw Puzzles

All my life, I’d never been a puzzle person. I couldn’t get past having to flip hundreds of little pieces right-side up, then sort the border pieces from the rest—all just to get started! Then one summer, we rented a house in Cape Cod and found a 1,000-piece puzzle sitting on a shelf of old board games. On a rainy day, I pulled out the tattered box...

10 Easy Pieces: Winter Wool Blankets

Impart a rustic vibe to the winter bedroom with a wool blanket (there are numerous advantages to wool; it’s a natural fiber that breathes in warm weather and insulates in cold, naturally regulating temperatures). Here’s roundup of ten good choices. Above: From new bedding brand Tekla, the Pure New Wool Blanket comes in a range of colors for $205 at...

Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: 15 Surprises for the Eco-Minded Aesthete

For the zero-waster (and the wannabe), consider a present that’s both practical and inspiring. Here are 15 ideas from workshops devoted to using only natural, renewable materials (scraps included)—and to marrying utility with beauty. If you’re like us, you’ll shop this list for yourself, too. Better Bowl Covers Above: Award for the prettiest palette....

Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Gifts for the Home Fragrance Snob

I’m very cautious when it comes to fragrance; averse to synthetics and anything fruity or overly intoxicating. I rarely burn scented candles or incense at home for fear of competing fragrance from room to room and infusing every fabric in the house with an irreversible aroma. If you’re shopping for a friend with an olfactory sensitivity, here are 10...

Enter to Win $1000 From Revival (for Rugs and Just-Launched Tableware, Too)

We’ve long been fans of Revival’s rugs…but now they’re venturing from the ground up, literally, into a new collection of “well-traveled” tablewares, just in time for the holidays—because, as they say, it’s sometimes hard to gift a rug. From Moroccan glassware to woven table runners from Nagaland, there are plenty of affordable, giftable finds to fill...

Remodelista Gift Guide 2020: Cookbooks to Give (and Cook From) This Winter

This year the holidays coincide with my moving to a place with an actual kitchen, and I’m looking forward to being able to enjoyably cook again—and spend Sunday afternoons baking, too, during the long winter of hunkering down ahead. Is it any coincidence that the cookbooks I want most out of this list are in fact baking books? Probably not. For those...

Current Obsessions: By Candlelight

We’re putting our feet up after the holiday and enjoying a long weekend in. A few things we’re noting: Above: One of our favorite handmade menorahs for 2020, by Brooklyn ceramic artist Rachel Pots. Introducing our 2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Guide—including special offers for Remodelista readers. The Lost Kitchen in Freedom, Maine, is hosting...

2020 Black Friday and Cyber Monday Guide, Including Special Offers for Remodelista Readers

While your Thanksgiving plans may have looked different this year, Black Friday is still going on as usual. We’ve rounded up the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales at our favorite small businesses. Many of the deals mentioned below are exclusively for Remodelista readers. Above: At Flotsam + Fork, Remodelista readers can take 15% off with the code...

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