RS: is it because i’m a woman?

I’m the one with the spec sheets. I’m the one who thought of this project in the first place. I’m the one who lost sleep wondering, “Pine or cedar?” and, “How will I know if it’s been responsibly harvested?” I’m the one stockpiling paint chips and stain samples. I memorized the item number! He hasn’t […]

RS: etsy saves the day

Last week, after a spirited but polite debate with my husband about the placement of our bathroom sconces (your eye level or mine?), I turned to Pottery Barn as the ultimate authority on light height. In case you too were just having this discussion, PB places downward-facing sconces about three feet above the counter on either […]

frugality and fact

Restoration Hardware just released their Christmas catalogue. If I had money, I would not have money anymore. “Maybe it’s a good thing you don’t have money.” Now I can masquerade as someone frugal and sensible. I’ve subscribed to their newsletters – and to JCrew. If nothing else, now I know what to look for at […]