Please excuse the wildly cliche opener of a mirror in a room for a submit about reflections. We didn’t take a bunch shot this yr (a minimum of I don’t assume we did) so a gorgeous room with a giant ole mirror to speak about our massive ole emotions felt applicable. That is the final submit of 2022 and connecting with you on a private stage, sharing the great and a few of the exhausting is precisely how we wished to shut it out. We’re endlessly grateful for you all and hope that studying about our 2022s brings us all a bit nearer.


Oh, 2022. Enormous life adjustments that got here with quite a lot of feelings, together with pleasure, aid, success, gratitude with a aspect of remorse, insecurity and disappointment. What’s constant (and I believe a giant mid-life factor) is there are such a lot of questions in

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I believe my favourite feedback on the weblog are those that say one thing like, “Are y’all listening in my home? I simply stated that I wanted (insert merchandise right here) and I got here to the weblog and also you’ve discovered it for me.” And whereas we aren’t listening in your homes – we have now neither the funds nor know-how to make that occur – we’re utilizing a candy bit of knowledge to assist determine which classes/merchandise/types are trending in an try and convey you the very best items at the very best costs. So at the moment, to conclude our weeklong 2022 wrap-up, I’m bringing you the creme de la creme – the top-selling objects from the whole yr. We linked them, you really liked them. Wanna see if something you clicked on made the checklist? (There are undoubtedly some acquainted faces right here, I promise.)


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Maybe you’ve puzzled at them on a drive round Iceland’s Ring Highway, or simply in images: dwellings seemingly constructed into the land, doorways and home windows lower right into a hillock—Icelandic turf homes, their gabled roofs coated over with inexperienced.

Turf homes are a practice that dates to over 1,000 years in the past in Iceland, to the ninth and eleventh centuries, in keeping with Nationwide Geographic. A really abbreviated historical past: The idea of turf homes was first dropped at Iceland (and different elements of Europe) by the Vikings; turf was renewable, available, in no brief provide, and further insulating—the perfect constructing materials for residing by the Arctic Circle. Early turf homes have been single constructions known as lengthy homes, the place households lived communally and one area served a number of functions, although later they advanced into gatherings of smaller peaked homes. Most had a lava stone

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Out of the blue Suburban: A Pandemic Story

Let’s take a bit journey again in time to February 24, 2020. I’m celebrating my thirty third birthday at one in all my favourite West Village spots, Marie’s Disaster, a historic piano bar the place the drinks are inexpensive and the singing is LOUD. One in every of my dearest associates is a pianist there, and I’m simply so completely satisfied to be surrounded by associates, singing Sondheim, and consuming an unknown quantity of white wine. It’s a magic New York Metropolis night time the place the whole lot is excellent, and it doesn’t escape me what an ideal match the life I’ve crafted so far in NYC is in that second. I’ve not too long ago wrapped up a change on our rent-controlled residence in Park Slope, the place we plan to remain for a great lengthy whereas. My fiance and

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1. The dimensions and profile may be cumbersome.

For starters, one draw back is the quantity of counter house consumed. A double-bowl unit can measure 40 and even 48 inches lengthy (you’ll be able to even purchase a triple-bowl unit, which can be so long as 60 inches), and don’t overlook that much more counter house is required on either side of the sinks for stacking unwashed and clear gadgets. In a small kitchen, that’s numerous actual property. “Right here in San Francisco, folks do the arithmetic and discover that they only don’t have sufficient counter house to present away for 2 good-size bowls,” says Williams.

2. It eats up under-counter cupboard space.

One other minus: You’re additionally sacrificing under-counter cupboard space, since a sink base cupboard has no cabinets or drawers. (And that rubbish disposal takes up house.)

3. Sarcastically, it may possibly imply much less house for laundry

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