small space

  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #194: Ask for it out loud. James and I started sending each other apartment listings this week. Thanks to my parents and popsicles, we were able to sit still long enough to think…

    July 22, 2020 43 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #193: There’s always room. The ways in which our world has shrunk in on itself since March sometimes makes me gasp for air while I’m loading the dishwasher. There are moments in the…

    July 9, 2020 21 Comments
  • baby proof: a baby mobile.

    I made a mobile for Calder over the weekend. She’s two months old now and despite sharing a name with a sculptor famous for his large, spinning works of art, she didn’t have even…

    April 20, 2020 4 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #192: Make peace at home. I’ve spent lots of the last nine years writing about living in a small New York City apartment. I’m no stranger to cramped quarters or working from home,…

    March 24, 2020 34 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #191: The one best small space storage solution. I can’t help but click on the stories that promise me small space solutions. It doesn’t matter how many times I’ve been disappointed, or, more…

    January 23, 2020 16 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip #189: Growing family, growing furniture? Open yourself to possibilities. Last year around Christmas, we hosted family for a festive morning at our place. We pushed furniture around to make space for people (twelve),…

    October 29, 2019 18 Comments
  • four fall decluttering projects.

    I’m not sure what kind of fall projects you might have waiting to get checked off your list, but new seasons for me mean taking a bit of time to take stock, sort through,…

    October 7, 2019 36 Comments
  • life in a tiny apartment.

    Tip # 186: Don’t knock it ’til you’ve stacked it. We live in New York City. And while the crumbling brownstone we call home is far from the most extreme example in this city…

    August 19, 2019 35 Comments
  • tackling a reupholstery project.

    The first thing to know when tackling a reupholstery project is that those time-lapse videos that you see of people rapidly removing staples and easily smoothing fabric before giving a yank here and a…

    August 15, 2019 19 Comments