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The Best Fourth of July Mattress Deals You Can’t Miss this Summer

After a day of festivities in the mid-summer heat, you’ll need a comfortable, cool bed to recover in. Check out our 5 favorite brands running Fourth of July mattress sales, so you can save big while you celebrate. Casper Original Mattress Casper is notorious for producing some of the best memory foam mattresses on the market today. The Casper Original’s cozy feel and zoned support makes it a great choice for relieving back pain and cushioning pressure points. Grilling, swimming and hosting can take a toll which is why we recommend the Casper for your Fourth of July slumbers. Score…

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Steal This Look: A Hudson Valley Artist’s Above-the-Shop Bath

Ceramic artist Paula Greif opened her studio and shop on Warren Street in Hudson, New York, a couple of years back. The narrow storefront is topped with a 400-square-foot studio apartment, where Greif now makes her home. Renovating the building with the help of her friend Stephen Shadley (Diane Keaton’s interior designer), Greif “did everything at the lowest cost possible.” The impossibly small bathroom, too, is done on a budget, with rustic and handmade accents. Here’s a breakdown of her sources. Above: The bathroom and full upstairs studio are paneled with horizontal poplar Trim Boards from WindsorOne for a shiplap…

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Why Is Indoor Air Pollution Largely Unregulated?

When most of us think of air pollution, we typically envision big smokestacks billowing clouds of noxious gases, the smog that coats major cities, or even the smoky haze that drifts in from wildfires. However, much of the most serious air pollution that threatens our health comes not from giant power plants or freeways, but from inside our homes.Indoor air pollution comes from a variety of sources; the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has identified building materials, furnishings, and mold as serious concerns, but much of the danger also comes from burning things. For instance, smoking cigarettes or burning wood…

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Modern Meets Organic in the Brooklyn Apartment of Delia Kenza’s ‘Bad Ass’ Client

A sure-fire sign that a designer and a client are sympatico? When the client asks for the exact same furniture and lighting that the designer has in her own home. “She purchased her place and saw a photo of my Brooklyn home, and she said she immediately bought the chairs and light that I had—and then realized she needed my help and gave me a call,” explains designer Delia Kenza, of how she came to be hired. “The client’s vibe inspired the project. She appreciates things made by hand, prefers a vintage organic vibe over stark, and has beautiful pieces…

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Attic Ventilation for a Revamped Timberframe

Jonathan Sinclair’s home, a 225-year-old timber frame in New Hampshire, is getting a facelift. Sinclair is residing the building with fiber-cement lap siding, and he plans to install the siding over a vented rainscreen—a thoroughly modern detail.“My question comes from building an adequate soffit vent that will flow air,” Sinclair writes in this recent Q&A post. As he explains, the original builder included 2×6 soffits with a 2 1/2-inch-wide gap between the building and the edge of the soffit. That gap was then covered with molding. Sinclair plans to incorporate this gap into the top of his rainscreen so that…

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