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A Polaroid-themed Seattle artist’s loft with an altar in every room

This loft is New York-style in Seattle. Between the altars and the archways and the hardwood, it smacks of monastery life — so the dachsund, fantasy chandelier and huuuuuge landcamera prints all over are even better.

Evicting my inner pack-rat: how I got rid of my need to keep absolutely everything

A fondness for collections combined with a bloated sense of self-importance led me to view all my memorabilia and sentimental items as incredibly important. But five years ago, I finally figured out how to start releasing all this crap…

Ellen and Jake’s spacious, colorful apartment FULL of art

We’re not JUST looking at art here, kids — we’re looking at lots of sexy art. Sexy art in a beautiful, light-filled space with eclectic furniture and two artists.

This stolen plastic grocery basket may be the most useful thing I own

When we moved into a dilapidated artist loft in 1999, one of our new neighbors swung by with a housewarming gift: a stolen plastic grocery basket. It has become one of my most prized possessions.

Ariel’s urban warm whirling rainbow dream castle/condo

Our home has this weird mix of very urban (condo! modern stuff! bright colors!) and very granola (wood! prayer flags! plants!). And then there’s the part where my son sleeps in a closet…

Why trading my big house for a tiny condo was the smartest decision I’ve ever made

Shortly before starting a family, my husband and I downsized from a three-bedroom house to a one-bedroom condo. And we could not be happier.