4 Surprising (& Very Practical) Uses for Your Cake Stand

If you haven’t noticed yet, cake stands are ubiquitous in interiors photography. If you dropped onto Earth for an intergalactic romp and mined our spaces for anthropologic clues, you might imagine humans subsist solely on cake (well, you might not be t…

If you haven't noticed yet, cake stands are ubiquitous in interiors photography. If you dropped onto Earth for an intergalactic romp and mined our spaces for anthropologic clues, you might imagine humans subsist solely on cake (well, you might not be totally wrong...). Our love for baked goods notwithstanding, our lifestyles are considerably more diverse. Yet there it is, on every still life table: a lovely mound of flour, butter, and sugar on an ornate pedestal.

A cake signals a celebratory occasion, yes, but there’s a more practical explanation: cake stands look damn good. They add dimension to any flat surface, introducing new materials, shapes, and heights—a trifecta ripe for a styling slam dunk.

Read More >>

A Pegboard Wall DIY That Would Make Julia Child Proud

A pegboard is possibly one of the most functional pieces a kitchen could have. It’s beyond just a magnetic knife strip, a pot rack, a utensil crock—it’s all of these things and more. Home cooks have been employing this modular (before modular was en vo…

A pegboard is possibly one of the most functional pieces a kitchen could have. It’s beyond just a magnetic knife strip, a pot rack, a utensil crock—it’s all of these things and more. Home cooks have been employing this modular (before modular was en vogue) system for decades, and that’s because it works. Seeing all you have on hand in a kitchen is crucial for successful cooking, and it makes life that much easier when you need to reach for a small saucepan or quickly have to grab a whisk.

Of course, the grandmother of all pegboards was Julia Child, who favored practicality above most things. Her iconic kitchen—with its saturated blue pegboard walls and a litany of well-used tools and copper pots—have served as inspiration for countless cooks to come, so much so that it’s actually memorialized in several different museums.

Read More >>

A One-Bedroom Brooklyn Rental Gets a Space-Saving Transformation

Rent Like You Mean It is a series all about giving our rental spaces a new lease. We’ve rounded up a whole host of refreshing spruce-ups (and cover-ups), impactful DIYs (plus how to get them back to square one when you leave), and peeks at real-life re…

Rent Like You Mean It is a series all about giving our rental spaces a new lease. We’ve rounded up a whole host of refreshing spruce-ups (and cover-ups), impactful DIYs (plus how to get them back to square one when you leave), and peeks at real-life rental transformations. Because a lease should never stop you from having a space that feels like yours—even if it’s only for a year.


Annie was my friend before she was my client.

Read More >>