Ysabelle Hambelton

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A Brooklyn Brownstone Built Around Family and History

When I met Jodie Patterson and her family this summer in their Brooklyn home, I knew I was meeting someone very special. I’ve admired Jodie and her …

Living Rooms

20 Impressive Home Office Ideas That Will Increase Your Productivity

These designer spaces are primed for energy and inspiration.<p>You won't mind getting work done in a hideaway like what you see here. Not only are these work-ready spaces aesthetically pleasing, but their unique designs will inspire new ideas and boost your productivity.

House Tour: Danielle's Modern Vintage Industrial Home

<b>Name:</b> Danielle <b><br>Location:</b> Hochelaga-Maisonneuve; Montreal, Canada <b><br>Size:</b> 750 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 3 years; Owned<p>When I first entered Danielle's …

Dining Rooms

22 Guest Bedrooms with Captivating Twin Bed Designs

Thinking about redecorating your guest bedroom? If you’re looking to replace the bed, you might want to consider going for two twin beds as opposed …

How to Help Make Yourself Irresistible To Anyone (and Everyone)

What is it about some people that just makes them…well…so darn irresistible?<p>We all know them; we’ve seen them too, walking past us on the street, …

12 Pieces Of Buddhist Wisdom That Will Transform Your Life

Matt Valentine, buddhaimonia.com<p>1. Live with compassion<p>Compassion is one of the most revered qualities in Buddhism and great compassion is a sign of …

3 Ways Empathy Can Improve Your Life

Does it ever feel like people are all self-absorbed jerks? Like they’re not listening? Only in it for themselves?<p>You’re not crazy. Empathy is …

Empathy

6 Magic Tricks to Noticeably Increase Your Productivity (and Your Happiness) | Inc.com

I was recently asked, "Aside from world peace and the elimination of poverty, if you had one wish, what would it be?"<p>At first, I thought, "I would create more time!" But that would just get filled with all of the frenetic work that continually beckons to be done.<p>Instead, I answered, "I would slow …

Happiness

Evening classes that promise to make you happy

<b>The Dalai Lama has given his blessing to a new course of evening classes, available across the UK, promising to make participants happier… and the world a better place.</b><p>The eight-week course, designed by the Action for Happiness organisation, claims to be scientifically proven to increase life …

Happiness

Unraveling The Surprising Relationship Between Mood And Productivity

Mood affects your productivity more than you realize, but a new app is helping employees take control of their emotions at work.<p>Much of what we deal with in life is shaped by our mind-set.<p>There is a quote I love that says, “Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you react to it.” I’ve found …

Psychology

These tweaks to your morning routine will make your entire day more productive

<i>This post originally appeared at LinkedIn. Follow the author here.</i><p>I don’t know anyone who couldn’t use a little boost in their energy and self-control.<p>Researchers at the University of Nottingham recently published findings from their exploration of 83 separate studies on energy and self-control. …

Time Management

A complete guide to designing your morning routine to double your productivity

On average, each of us wake up to 25,000 mornings in our adult life, which means we have 25,000 days to maximize how we spend it.<p><b>Your morning defines the rest of your day.</b><p>If you can optimize your morning routines, you’ve set yourself up to have a productive day ahead of you.<p>The good news is, we all …

7 Styling Secrets to Steal From a Home Stager

They're pros at tricking the eye — whether you're selling your house or not.<p>As a designer and home stager to the stars, Meridith Baer has helped A-listers like Madonna and Brooklyn Decker sell their houses. While she often has the luxury of a large budget to work with, Baer notes that it takes more …

7 Storage Lessons to Steal From This Cheery Kitchen Makeover

We'll never look at a corner, bedroom dresser, or pocket door the same way.<p>When we spotted Kim and Scott's kitchen makeover on their blog, Yellow Brick Home, our first thought was "gorgeous!" But upon closer inspection, we might want to trade in our adjective for "smart." Seriously, we're so …

49 Incredible DIY Pumpkins You've Got to Try This Year

With Halloween around the corner, there are all sorts of ways to decorate your home, but nothing beats cute and colorful pumpkins. And of all the ideas out there, these 49 pumpkin designs and decorations are the best - sure to impress your neighbors, thrill your guests, and absolutely win at</b> …

Decorations

Remodelista - Sourcebook for the Considered Home

Founded in 1995, Slant Studio’s projects range in scale from houses to live/work conversions to residential and commercial interiors. We work in a …