Black and white tile bathrooms — done 5 different ways

black-and-white-tile-bathroomsBlack and white tile bathrooms are a popular choice with many readers, for good reasons: They are suitable for prewar and early postwar houses… It’s easy to vary the look just by changing wall colors… And because tile doesn’t get more basic and “white” and “black”, they can be put together relatively affordably. Here are five black-and-white tile bathrooms created by readers — let’s take a look a at the variations they’ve come up with. Heck yeah there is more →

Elizabeth’s red and white kitchen and Cath Kidston cowboy wallpaper

vintage wallpaperelizabeth175Reader Elizabeth and her husband have been hard at work fixing up their 1920s era farmhouse in Texas — most recently completing their retro red and white kitchen remodel. To find the finishing touch, it would take a trip all the way to Ireland — where the couple found Cath Kidston cowboy wallpaper — vintage western appeal perfect for the accent wall leading into the cheery new kitchen. Heck yeah there is more →

Route 66: The Road and the Romance — 33 photos — at The Autry through Jan. 4

Route 66 Car

Photo courtesy of The Autry

Route 66 became a part of America’s physical landscape in 1926 — and for decades after, it came to epitomize the many twists and turns along the journey to achieve the American Dream.  Now, thanks to an exhibit — Route 66: The Road and the Romance — on view until January 4, 2015 at The Autry National Center of the American west in Los Angeles, you can take a 2,400 mile trip through Route 66’s fascinating history in one afternoon. Let’s take our own virtual tour…Heck yeah there is more →

Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer stamps — pre-order now

rudolph the red-nosed ReindeerGet ‘em fast: Pre-order now: The U.S.P.S. is paying homage to the 1964 classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer — the longest running, highest rated holiday special in TV history — with four commemorative stamps depicting some of the most-loved characters. The stamps are available for pre-order — Pam and I just nabbed ours. The stamps will be released on November 6, 2014 — and we bet they sell out in a flash!Heck yeah there is more →

Rent a fabulous Australian time capsule-esque house — 14 photos

midcentury-modern-homeBright, airy, open, colorful, bold, groovy, unique, inviting — and for rent! — yes, life looks darn good in this delicious midcentury modern Australian time capsuleish house for rent in Caulfield North, a city near Melbourne. Many thanks to Australian reader Rachel for the tip! This four-bedroom home, which was renovated in 2009, comes fully furnished, complete with upholstered built-in furniture, a sunken conversation pit, and a circular kitchen island. Stop me before I start drooling.Heck yeah there is more →