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handmade

  • on shoe repair.

    I sewed up two holes in my sneakers this week. I’ve been watching online videos of sped-up mending. Lots of them. The clips track needles bearing colorful embroidery thread, diving below the surface of…

    March 7, 2019 5 Comments
  • simple stuff: throw rugs.

    Simple Stuff: A series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide a…

    September 27, 2017 30 Comments
  • simple stuff: drying racks.

    Simple Stuff: A new series devoted to talking about the stuff that might prove useful or helpful or otherwise necessary while making a home in a small apartment or anywhere. Its aim is to provide…

    July 20, 2017 45 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: culottes.

    Here’s a helpful thing on the road to a lean closet: clothing that can perform two functions instead of one. Enter, culottes. (Koo-lots.) Not quite a skirt, not just pants. Dress them up or…

    June 28, 2017 47 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: skirts.

    As some of you might recall, I’ve got a four-month old milk monster at home. A benevolent monster, but still. Last week I went through my closet and removed from it all of the pieces…

    May 31, 2017 24 Comments
  • growing a minimalist wardrobe: sweatshirts

    The ultimate minimalist wardrobe trick? Feeling comfortable in your own skin, er, sweatshirt. I’ve said before that the biggest indicator of whether something is going to have staying power in my wardrobe is its…

    March 21, 2017 43 Comments