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Making Spirits Bright: 8 Objects to Gift by Independent Designers, from Areaware

Winter—and these days in particular—is a good time to gift a bit of cheerfulness—a reminder that design, and our spaces, needn’t always be so serious. For gifts sure to bring joy to all, we like Areaware, which offers gifts and objects for home, work and play created in collaboration with independent designers. Every homeware piece is equal parts uplifting, the company says, and functional, intended to bring delight every time it’s used. Now, as part of Areaware’s Happy Holidays Sale, readers get 30 percent off sitewide; use code HAPPY30 at checkout. Head to Areaware to browse all of the offerings,…

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Trend Alert: Magical Menorahs

At Remodelista we’re ever on the lookout for menorahs of distinction. What we’re hoping to find are designs that do the trick at Hanukkah, and that we’d want to put to use as candleholders throughout the year. Until recently, that was a tall order. Enter the handmade movement: of late a number of creative studios have been contributing to the cause. Here are this year’s eight standouts. Above: From her Camden, Maine, studio, Ariela Nomi Kuh of ANK Ceramics makes tableware and a line of menorahs in editions of one, no two alike. They’re priced from $200 to $300 and tend…

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Midcentury Modernized: A Sensitively and Sustainably Remodeled 1960s Gem

Depending on how you look at it, an old, untouched, architecturally interesting house is either a treasure or a teardown. Fortunately for this 1960s-era modernist home in a suburb of the Adelaide foothills in Australia, its new owners (a couple with two kids) admired its provenance and recognized its potential. Soon after they made the purchase, they hired Northern Edge Studio to update the neglected home and shuttle it into the 21st century without losing its character. “The house was damp, had some failing plumbing and electricity, and had lots of little things wrong with it,” says architect Paul Cooksey.…

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Measuring the Efficiency of a Room Dehumidifier

Several ago, I wrote about the confusing world of dehumidifier capacity. That quantity tells you how much water a dehumidifier will produce in a given amount of time. Here in the U.S., we use pints per day, but any volume per unit time will work. The efficiency of a room dehumidifier is another important quantity, although it gets far less attention. Dehumidifier efficiency is usually given as the amount of water produced per unit of energy used. And because we’re not completely backward with regard to units here in the U.S., we use liters per kilowatt-hour (L/kWh) for that one.…

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The 2021 Remodelista Guide to Black Friday and Cyber Monday Sales

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us here at Remodelista. Ahead, we’ve rounded up the best sales and discounts going on this week and weekend, online and in person, at some of our favorite shops and small makers. Above: Going on at Hawkins New York: Take 20 percent off Friday, November 26th through Monday, November 29th with code BESTWEEKEND. Shown is their Simple Linen Duvet in autumnal “bronze” ($328 before discount). From now through Monday, the Goodee Hoodie, designed in collaboration with ethical clothing brand Kotn, will be 30 percent off at ethical design shop Goodee. Plus, keep an eye out:…

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10 Easy Pieces: Simple White Sheets

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