I suppose I should start with the biggest news of the week. As reported by the New York Post, we have been acquired by Danny Seo Media Ventures. You can read more about the acquisition here, and yes… there will be a quarterly print magazine in 2021! I’ll of course keep you in the loop on all details as they come, but we are so grateful to be joining the Naturally, Danny Seo family and very excited about what he has planned for Rue.
Don’t fret — things will stay pretty normal around here and we’ll continue to bring you the content you love and have come to expect from us. That includes our weekly roundup of favorite finds, so without further adieu:
— Semihandmade (they make stylish doors for IKEA cabinets) just launched SemiStories: a new lifestyle and design resource for those looking to create the home of their dreams. They’ve tapped renovators, DIYers, and design enthusiasts to share tips and tricks. This article about Sarah Sherman Samuel’s IKEA hack could save you thousands!
— With Thanksgiving coming up, you may be wondering how best to handle the rush at the grocery store. Larder Meat Co. is a great solution! You can get a farm-raised turkey right to your door. Pair that with a few traditional side dishes from Marley & Spoon and a wine delivery from Calistoga’s Tank Garage Winery, and you can have an entire feast without having to leave your house.
— Reaching for the perfect house is a little like dating, don’t you think? Real estate company Casa Blanca totally gets it and has launched a new app that is essentially a home “matchmaking” service. Casa Blanca asks questions about your style preferences, priorities, and yes, even your relationship status to find the perfect place. Download it here!
— At long last, Architectural Digest has revealed Amber Lewis’s California home! Though the designer and influencer has shared a few sneak peeks on her Instagram, getting to see the space in all its glory is a real treat.
— Storkcraft, one of the fastest-growing brands in nursery and children’s furniture, has launched a really innovative crib exclusively with Target! It’s a piece that will last, as it can convert from baby crib into daybed, toddler bed, and full-size bed with headboard and optional footboard.
— If you’re an interior designer looking to take your business to the next level, Circaphiles is for you! The members-only platform provides professional designers with a safe haven to connect with peers and mentors. They offer educational classes, concierge-level emergency support, workshops and tutorials, and more. Essentially, when they join, designers have access to turnkey solutions for design assistants, senior designers, studios with remote staff, and those with upcoming projects that reach beyond their traditional scope of work. Learn more here.
— For a dose of major home envy, see Dwell’s story on an architect’s new build in Melbourne. The concrete house is surprisingly warm and welcoming, and with an airy central garden accessible from every room, indoor/outdoor living has never looked better.
— Let’s be honest: masks are now as much a part of our wardrobe as our favorite pair of jeans. Instead of using disposable masks (and creating a ton of waste), we are big fans of Happy Masks. Tested by Nelson Labs and the Taiwan Textile Institute, Happy Masks block over 99.9% of particular matter (PM) 10, 2.5 and 0.3 and will maintain efficacy for 50 washes, as proven by a Repeated Wash Test at the Taiwan Textile Institute. And despite keeping out bacteria, virus, smog, dust, and pollen — they’re pretty breathable too. (We like this pretty periwinkle option!)
— Talk about a dream team: The Novogratz have partnered with Donald Robertson (aka @drawbertson) on a new wallpaper with Tempaper. Inspired by a wallpaper scrap the design duo found in a recent renovation, Zebras In Love will bring a playful mood to any room in your house.
Image originally published here.