AllModern’s Latest Decor Collab Throws It Back to Mid-Century Design

Attention, color lovers: If you’re in the market to add some patterned pieces to your space, you won’t want to miss out on the all-new AllModern x Jason Wu collaboration featuring a collection of rugs, pillows, and throws.

You might recognize Jason Wu…

Attention, color lovers: If you’re in the market to add some patterned pieces to your space, you won’t want to miss out on the all-new AllModern x Jason Wu collaboration featuring a collection of rugs, pillows, and throws.

You might recognize Jason Wu from the fashion world—his luxurious, sophisticated dresses are perfect for weddings, galas, and other A-list events. This isn’t the first time that Wu has dipped his toes into the world of interiors. In the past, the designer partnered with companies including 1-800-Flowers, Interior Define, and Spacejoy to create products for the home, but this AllModern collection is Wu’s first decor collaboration.

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The Best Blenders & Food Processors That Chefs Use Every Day

While blenders are typically used for liquid-based recipes—think sauces, cashew creams, and soups—food processors are often used for everything from puréeing fruits to dicing vegetables. As someone who doesn’t have the best knife skills—and also starts…

While blenders are typically used for liquid-based recipes—think sauces, cashew creams, and soups—food processors are often used for everything from puréeing fruits to dicing vegetables. As someone who doesn’t have the best knife skills—and also starts hysterically crying whenever I chop an onion—I’ve found a food processor to be a total game changer. I mean, it’s saved me a lot of time (and, okay, tears). But if you’re looking for an appliance that can do double duty, there are models that have interchangeable blender and food processor attachments. That’s right, one device that can save you major money and space in your cabinet.

The two appliances might seem radically different in nature, but they’re both designed to save you a lot of time and legwork. So what’s it going to be? A blender, food processor, or combo appliance? And once you’ve made that decision, which model is actually worth adding to your cart? To help, I tapped a few professional chefs to share their thoughts. These pros rule any kitchen they step into, and if these appliances can streamline their cooking, they’re poised to become the workhorse of your own kitchen, too.

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7 Kid-Tested, Parent-Approved Outdoor Accessories To Stay Cool

The dog days of summer are officially here—and if you have some little ones under your roof, keeping your family calm, cool, and collected can be a challenge. And I know the summer heat can be a total pain for kids. My childhood home is about a century…

The dog days of summer are officially here—and if you have some little ones under your roof, keeping your family calm, cool, and collected can be a challenge. And I know the summer heat can be a total pain for kids. My childhood home is about a century old, so we didn’t have proper air conditioning until I was a preteen. (Translation? My summers were filled with a lot of fans and trips to dark movie theaters.)

However, thanks to today’s innovative minds who are totally over the heat and humidity, there are plenty of fun and creative ways to keep your kids engaged and cool during these sticky days. But where to begin? I turned to a few awesome parents for their favorite outdoor toys and accessories that save the season. Whether you have babies and toddlers or older children, there’s something here for every family.

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Don’t Forget to Sterilize Your Canning Jars—Here’s How

We’ve officially reached the point in summer when my garden is producing way more vegetables than we could possibly eat. I’m talking 3 or 4 pounds of cucumbers per day! Because I hate to see anything go to waste, I started learning how to preserve prod…

We’ve officially reached the point in summer when my garden is producing way more vegetables than we could possibly eat. I’m talking 3 or 4 pounds of cucumbers per day! Because I hate to see anything go to waste, I started learning how to preserve produce a few years ago, and now, canning is one of my favorite summertime activities. On any given weekend, you can find me pickling cucumbers, zucchini, and beets or making jam from homegrown rhubarb and peaches.

I’ll be the first to admit that canning can be a bit intimidating, as you have to follow recipes precisely and properly sterilize your equipment to ensure the food is safe to eat down the road. There’s a lot of different information online about how to sterilize canning jars, so we turned to the experts at Ball for definitive answers on how it should be done and when it’s necessary. Here’s what they told us.

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Wayfair’s Best-Sellers Are on Major Sale Right Now

If you’ve ever shopped for furniture online, there’s a 99 percent chance you’ve come across Wayfair. The online retailer has a huge selection of furniture, decor, appliances, and more that accommodate an even wider range of styles and budgets. Looking …

If you’ve ever shopped for furniture online, there’s a 99 percent chance you’ve come across Wayfair. The online retailer has a huge selection of furniture, decor, appliances, and more that accommodate an even wider range of styles and budgets. Looking for a budget-friendly mid-century modern couch? Check Wayfair. How about a splurge-worthy farmhouse dining table? Yep, Wayfair. You get the gist.

Wayfair has been a reliable retailer for all things home goods for two decades now, so to celebrate a major milestone, in addition to its major anniversary sale, it’s also discounting 20 of its most popular items—all handpicked and beloved by customers.

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There Are SO Many KitchenAid Stand Mixers—How Do I Choose?!

When my boyfriend of six years (now fiancé) proposed a little over a year ago, two thoughts kept running through my mind. The first, of course, was how excited I was to spend forever with the love of my life. And the second? That we needed to put a Kit…

When my boyfriend of six years (now fiancé) proposed a little over a year ago, two thoughts kept running through my mind. The first, of course, was how excited I was to spend forever with the love of my life. And the second? That we needed to put a KitchenAid stand mixer on our future wedding registry. I know it sounds silly, but I’ve been pining over it for years. You see, I loved to bake when I was in high school. I would regularly give my friends cookie cakes and other sweet treats—so much so I garnered a reputation for being our group’s resident baker. But when I went to college, I hung up my apron and have been looking to get back into baking ever since. (I know, even I’m surprised that I didn’t succumb to the sourdough trend in March 2020.)

With multiple speed ranges, a planetary rotation that hits every part of the mixing bowl, and a bunch of fun colors to choose from, KitchenAid’s stand mixer is sure to be the golden ticket to my confectionary future. Not only will it take some elbow grease out of the recipes I know and love—here’s looking at my precious cookie cakes—but it’ll also give me the confidence to try new ones, too. Of course, KitchenAid’s stand mixers aren't a one-type-fits-all situation, so which model is the best? To get to the bottom of it, I asked five professional bakers about their favorite KitchenAid stand mixer. Though each model has small nuances, their advice will hopefully help point you in the right direction.

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6 Best Personal Blenders for a Party of One

I have always loved having a personal blender around and have been whipping up morning smoothies a few times a week for nearly a decade. As I moved around in my early 20s, my handy-dandy Nutribullet provided a simple way to make a healthy breakfast or …

I have always loved having a personal blender around and have been whipping up morning smoothies a few times a week for nearly a decade. As I moved around in my early 20s, my handy-dandy Nutribullet provided a simple way to make a healthy breakfast or snack without being burdened by a large base and tons of attachments—a key factor when I was living in apartments with extremely minimal storage.

But beyond smoothies, making sauces, soups, and purées at home requires the right blender. Large, traditional blenders are powerful but can be cumbersome to store. Luckily, there are tons of low-profile personal blenders that offer more convenience and whose motors still pack a punch.

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The Carry-Ons You Need If You’re Traveling This Summer

If there’s one travel rule I have, it’s to only use a carry-on—yep, even for international travel. Whether I’m going to Colorado or Canada, I’ll reach for a carry-on to avoid checked bag fees, lost time at luggage claim, and lost baggage (which, in cas…

If there’s one travel rule I have, it’s to only use a carry-on—yep, even for international travel. Whether I’m going to Colorado or Canada, I’ll reach for a carry-on to avoid checked bag fees, lost time at luggage claim, and lost baggage (which, in case you were wondering, is at an all-time high) this year).

Now that we’re starting to travel more regularly again, I’m spending every minute that I can anywhere but where I actually live. And just in time too, as testing carry-on luggage comes with the job.

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Why a Round Dining Table Belongs in Every Home

I am not exaggerating when I say a piece of furniture changed my life. It’s true. And it has everything to do with geometry. In this case, it’s a round dining table. Years ago, I was thrilled when I moved into my very first apartment, in New York. Gran…

I am not exaggerating when I say a piece of furniture changed my life. It’s true. And it has everything to do with geometry. In this case, it’s a round dining table. Years ago, I was thrilled when I moved into my very first apartment, in New York. Granted, it was a tiny fifth-floor walk-up, but still my own, and I inherited the cutest drop-leaf rectangular dining table. It was sandwiched into the little kitchen area, and perfect for me and the occasional guest or two. I loved it! But then I met my future husband, and we decamped to the greener pastures of Brooklyn for more space. My tiny table followed us there, but all of a sudden it felt dopey and just wrong. Finally, I had more room, and the space seemed to call out for a round shape. So I went round and never looked back.

Not only did it help with the flow of a floor-through apartment, but as our expanding family grew, too, the round table was just as good as ever. There’s just something about the intimacy of a round dining table: You’re never facing just one person, and the space between everyone is basically equal. There’s no head of the table, no fuss about seating arrangements. And I swear it makes dinner conversations better.

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The Best Furniture Deals To Shop Before Prime Day Ends

Furniture deals are coming in hot during the last few hours of Prime Day. Don’t worry, we’re still covering the best home and kitchen sales, but we’re also eyeing deep discounts on sofas, side tables, dining chairs, and more that have just dropped—incl…

Furniture deals are coming in hot during the last few hours of Prime Day. Don’t worry, we’re still covering the best home and kitchen sales, but we’re also eyeing deep discounts on sofas, side tables, dining chairs, and more that have just dropped—including at least 25 percent off Amazon’s in-house furniture brands (like Rivet and Stone & Beam), as well as Christopher Knight and Novogratz.

For the best furniture deals to shop this Prime Day, keep scrolling. We've also got the latest and greatest deals on kitchen and home essentials, so if you see something you love, don’t forget that the sale ends today.

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