Guest Picks: Cookie and Kate's Cooking Essentials


Ever since I have serious about cooking, I have attempted to put money into durable, high-quality, non-toxic pieces for my own kitchen. Here’s a group of my own favorite and most-used cooking gear (and some…

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Dip Into Chartreuse for Intoxicating Interiors


Chartreuse is a glowing, eye-catching color that’s halfway between green and yellow. I have a tendency to like shades like this, those in between two main colors, due to their versatility. Chartreuse does not disappoint…

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Architecture Pays Tribute to the Tax Person


It’s that time of year. The dreaded April 15, or at 2012’s instance, April 17, is near and many of us are scurrying to finish up our tax returns. We are sifting through page after…

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Decorate With Intention: Lift a Room's Mood With Color


Color consultants, designers and researchers have spent years studying the effect of color on mood, behavior and even productivity at work. It is a fascinating field, but if you’re anything like me it sounds the…

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