Like us, our frugal friends over at the design blog Bromeliad must have gotten the Ikea flyer last week detailing a few of the items that cost less this year at the Swedish retailer than last. Bargains include the Malm six-drawer chest ($149 last year; $129 this year), the oddly-named-for-a-sleep-surface Sultan Fidjetun queen-size memory mattress ($349 last year; $249 this year) and the ubiquitous Lack table, pictured, ($15 last year; $7.99 now.) The table comes in eight colors, and if you don’t look too closely at the ingredient panel, it’s pretty swell as is (especially in pairs). But Bromeliad rounds up a host of stylish ways to pimp your Lack: veneer it, mirror it or cover it in mosaic tile, among others. And while you’re nosing around this wonderful blog (sort of a mom-and-pop version of Apartment Therapy, check out another genius post: a DIY, very faux, zebra skin rug made with vinyl fabric and Sharpie. Fun.
Point of fact: Halloween is the best holiday in New York City. Why? First of all, it’s the only holiday whose sole adult purpose is partying. Second, it’s the most creative holiday. And since New York is a hotbed of creative energy, we get some wild instances of that. (Not to mention, New Yorkers are especially good at bringing getting their pets into the […]
Sex is weird. In conversation, it’s kind of out in the open. But in practice, it’s something we prefer to do with the lights off. We do it without communicating, and we sneak out quietly after it’s done, and we certainly don’t disclose the physical details without purposeful prompting from close friends. But one comedian has set out to bring sex definitely out of the bedroom — […]
1. Learn some important borough history at the book launch for A History of Brooklyn Bridge Park, which recounts the “grassroots, multivoiced, and contentious effort” to transform the park since the 1980s; the event will include a panel discussion and book signing. (Monday, powerHouse Books, FREE) 2. Or go back even further in Brooklyn history at […]