Design & Make

ReadThe Cleansing Act of Sweeping the House

The Cleansing Act of Sweeping the House

by Taylor Mardis Katz

I used to consider sweeping the house a deeply boring and pointless chore. Over the years, however,...

ReadA Quick History of the Lustron House

A Quick History of the Lustron House

by Rebecca McCusker

When America’s brave young men returned home from World War II, the nation was experiencing the...

ReadOur Favorite Work Bags

Our Favorite Work Bags

by Erin Klabunde

Selecting a work bag can feel like the weightiest of decisions, on par with buying a house. That...

ReadThe Joy of Handwritten Letters

The Joy of Handwritten Letters

by Taylor Mardis Katz

I come from a family of letter writers and card senders, and over the years, I have become one...

ReadThe Art of Candle Dipping

The Art of Candle Dipping

by Rebecca McCusker

When I was a child growing up in New England, I attended “Colonial Camp” at Nathan Hale Homestead,...

ReadHow to Care for Wood Furniture

How to Care for Wood Furniture

by Dakota Arkin Cafourek

Be it the ornately carved armrests of a Louis XVI chair or the clean and simple lines of a Scandinavian...

ReadThe Beauty of Traditions

The Beauty of Traditions

by Dani Howell

Growing up, my favorite tool in the kitchen was always our flour sifter. It’s been in my family’s...

ReadA Brief Bio: Tasha Tudor

A Brief Bio: Tasha Tudor

by Rebecca McCusker

The information below was sourced from the research of Jeanette Chandler Knazek, Consulting Curator...

ReadJulia Child, Frank Lloyd Wright & the History of the Kitchen Island

Julia Child, Frank Lloyd Wright & the History of the Kitchen Island

by Erin Klabunde

I live in New York, where space comes at a premium. That made it all the more special when our...