Our conversation stories are a hub for where we get into all of the things that turn a house into a home: community, comfort, family, and, sometimes, good old design history. We’ve rounded up a few of our favorite and most popular conversation stories from this year to help you live a more balanced life, or at the very least hold your own on an endless parade of holiday Zooms.
As many of us found ourselves working from home for the first time, the question of how to set up a home office (or just a work station that wouldn’t kill your back) suddenly became of the utmost importance. Anja Jamrozik is a cognitive scientist who studies physical and digital environments. She says there are five basic things everyone needs to work well. We walk you through them and offer up tips on how to set up the best workspace in your home.
Cottagecore, a movement hearkening back to agricultural life, skills, and crafts, is on the rise. “As a concept, it embraces a simpler, sustainable existence that is more harmonious with nature. Aesthetically, it’s a nod to the traditional English countryside style, romantic and nostalgic,” says Davina Ogilvie, founder of Wovn Home, a start-up that makes custom (but affordable and accessible) window treatments.