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Brooklyn, NY, United States

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Past articles by Sean:

10 Things People With Clean Flats Always Do

Rachel Cohen of of the lifestyle brand Snowe shares her easy housekeeping tips for millennials. → Read More

These Ikea Halloween Decorations Are Frightfully Cheap

Discover perfectly spooky (and cheap) Halloween home-decor items from Ikea. → Read More

The People Who Redesigned IKEA’s $.99 Bag Are Coming for Your Kitchen

It’s not everyday you’ll find a group of seasoned design industry professionals swooning over a range of kitchen utensils, but, well, it’s not everyday that said utensils are from the mind of Danish design firm, HAY. (Yes, the same HAY responsible for reimagining IKEA’s iconic Frakta bag last year and the same HAY whose collaboration with the Swedish giant we're looking forward to this fall.) In… → Read More

The Unexpected Seating Shape America Isn’t Ready For

+ 14 other things from New York design week that require your Immediate attention → Read More

8 Sweeping Utensils That Make Cleaning Less of a Chore

Our favorite products to make cleaning a little more fun. → Read More

5 Room-Changing Ideas That Marry the Old With the New (Furniture, That Is!)

We picked up some tips at Brimfield this year! → Read More

The Water Filter Solution That Looks Like a Million Bucks—For Just $15

The inexpensive solution to clean, fresh drinking water. → Read More

Where to Buy Gallery-Level Art (Without Going Broke)

Standout pieces you can buy online for way less than $1000 → Read More

5 Ways to Spiff Up Your Outdoor Table When Guests Are Calling

Using even one pointer will make dinner feel special → Read More

15 Dopp Kits to Store the Littler Things in Life

We have travel on the brain. With our recent Food52 Goes to London launch in mind, here are just a few ways to help your packing strategy. The humble toiletries pouch, wash bag, cosmetics case, dopp kit—whatever you call it, it’s the unsung hero of many a getaway. Whether you’re taking off for two days or three weeks, having a storage option dedicated to the littler things in life will help keep… → Read More

15 Modern Table Lamps to Light Up Your Day (and Desk!)

Finding the right lighting for your space can make or break the room. You need to consider so many things—shade or no shade? LED or incandescent? A traditional pair or something small and sculptural, like a Noguchi lantern? Then, of course, there are all of the lighting trends you’ve been wanting to try out. (Darn you, Pinterest!) While installing and uninstalling pendant fixtures and bubble… → Read More

An Any-Budget Guide to the Best Bedding on the Internet

Sheets, pillow cases, and sets we're obsessing over. → Read More

Getting Dressed Felt Like A Drag Until I Stumbled Across This Pants Trick

This winter, one writer found out the secret to making getting dressed up all fun again. Here's the secret. → Read More

This Couple's Brooklyn Apartment Is Relationship Goals

Decorating for one is hard enough, but decorating for yourself and a partner? In a totally new space with an open floor plan? Even less simple. So when video producer and R29 fashion plate Annie Georgia Greenberg approached me about designing her space, I knew I'd have my work cut out for me. → Read More

A Plant-Based Food Scene Grows in Belgium

Plus one eatery, and its all-reclaimed interior, worth your whole trip → Read More

How To Live Like A Queen In Just 135 Square Feet

Designer Eny Lee Parker is not a fan of poor urban planning. We're sitting down for lunch at the Savannah College of Art and Design's Atlanta campus to chat about her work for the school's SCADpad project, a micro-housing community that now functions as something of an art installation, thanks to → Read More

This Is What It Costs To Live Like Kylie Jenner

Oh, to be Kylie Jenner. To have days when priority numero uno is to shill butt-enhancement cream from the comfort of your own backyard, or just while away an afternoon (make that a significant portion of your life) making faces on Snapchat. When you can earnestly tell the world, "Everyone always → Read More

How To Have An Adult Apartment (& Life!) In 2016

There are few things more daunting than coming home to a messy apartment. I, for one, may have a tendency to "clean" things up off of the bedroom floor by stacking them in a giant pile on the bed. A mess is the last thing you want to face at the end of a long day. But, for a lot of people, a → Read More

10 New Year's Eve Secrets We Wish We'd Known In Our 20s

New Year's can be a super-stressful time. The possibilities are seemingly endless — one friend suggests renting a table in the club and getting bottle service all night, your S.O. wants to stay in and watch The Nightmare Before Christmas ironically, and Justin Bieber just DM-ed you on Instagram → Read More

25 Of The Most Beautiful Spaces We Saw In 2015

2015 was a good year for small spaces. We should know — we publish a lot of them. But it wasn't all smooth sailing: there were more than a few trends that, aided by social media, spun wildly out of control. So how did those that stood out really personalize their live-and-work spaces? Our → Read More