My favorite items from the new Amazon home lines

Amazon's doing some pioneering with their new ways to buy clothing (Prime wardrobe!) and housewares. I'll save the clothing for next time and focus on their two new exclusive housewares lines that channel minimalism and industrial-chic in pretty cool ways. Have you seen them yet?!

Here are a few of my favorite pieces in both collections so far…

Ever wanted to live in a Wes Anderson film? This Paris apartment will let you

My Modern Met featured this super stylized Paris apartment that looks like it's the location for the next Wes Anderson eclectic twee-fest. The three-bedroom apartment occupies the top floor of a building located in the Passy area of Paris on the Right Bank, and you can count the Eiffel Tower among the sights of the view. But mostly, it's the interiors that are making us beg for mercy from its gorgeousness.

Art with a cause: political art to strengthen your space

A whole bunch of us are embracing the idea that it's time to stop being silent about the politics and causes for which we care deeply, especially when it comes to affecting change among our own small communities. This means we're getting less shy about advocating for our causes publically, including in our own homes. I've compiled a big set of art prints and decor that you can use to celebrate and share your strong feels about our current world.

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A crusty ex-radical's guide to cleaning and minimalism

My parents were hoarders and I lived in activist and or hippie/punk collective situations for about seven years, and now I even have a kid creating extra filth to clean up after. You can recover from being a huge mess and keep your rad politics if you want. Or you can just be a bitter crusty ex-radical like I am, but you can change. If I can do it, you can do it.

Here's my advice for other broke-ass radical types who think that maybe it might be possible not to live in filth…

SEATTLE EVENT: Witches, Sluts, Feminists on November 16, 2017

I'm hosting a discussion in Seattle with Kristen Sollee, the author of Witches, Sluts, Feminists: Conjuring the Sex Positive. I knew from the second I saw the cover of this book that I needed to have it (the cover is basically the seo keywords of my life these days), and then when I contacted Kristen to talk to her about it… it turned out we'd featured her fucking wedding on Offbeat Bride back in the day! Sometimes it feels like Offbeat Bride is like Kevin Bacon¬†for weird married people — you're odd and have planned a wedding, we're probably connected somehow.