Tagged: At Home

  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 31

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Headed on vacation? We’re trying out these tips for taking great travel photos. (via Apartment Therapy)

    A stunning Parisian shop we’d love to visit. (via Gardenista)

    This just might be summer’s most refreshing drink. (via The Kitchn)

    A patriotic peek into gardening history. (via Modern Farmer)

    Expand your garden in an instant with a clever DIY. (via Design*Sponge)

    A Japanese artist's plants take flight into the stratosphere. (via T Magazine)

    Comment
  • Habit + Habitat: Sarah Stern

    Ever wonder what the folks at terrain do when we're not in the garden? In our monthly series, Habit + Habitat, we're finding out by asking one person to share a favorite habit and a beloved habitat. This month, we’re chatting with Associate Buyer Sarah Stern about settling into her recently-remodeled beach house, a tranquil space filled with summer fun and family memories.

    terrain: What is your role at terrain? Can you describe your typical day?

    Sarah: I buy gifts, textiles, and accessories for terrain. I love my job because on any given day I use most, if not all, of my senses to evaluate product-- smelling candles and lotions to pick the perfect scent, feeling the weight and texture of a soft linen tablecloth, tasting multiple mustards to find our favorite for the summer, and of course looking at potential product all day long. I also do a lot of “looking” at Excel spreadsheets. It’s taking a toll on my eyes!

    terrain: What’s the one word that describes your habitat—your recently remodeled beach house, and your habit—hosting barbecues at the beach?

    Sarah: Tranquility. Even in the crazy and cold months of winter, I can close my eyes and think about sitting in my living room with the sea air blowing in. It brings me an indescribable sense of peace and tranquility, and I’m very attached to the house because of that connection. This is a family home that was on the market before Hurricane Sandy; my parents were moving to Vermont and I was so heartbroken over the impending loss of my favorite place that I couldn’t even talk about the subject. Then Hurricane Sandy happened and we had 3 feet of water sitting in our house for a month. Renovation was a complete gut job, and my husband and I took on the responsibility and decided to buy the place.

    READ MORE

  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 30

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Free People stopped by our nursery to make a desert-inspired terrarium. (via Free People)

    Since it’s the season for pick-your-own peaches… (via Creature Comforts)

    NYC’s best spots for summer snacking. (via NY Times)

    A gorgeous wedding bouquet filled with unexpected plants. (via 100 Layer Cake)

    A clever way to bring more vegetables into your kitchen. (via The Kitchn)

    Check out these views! (via WSJ)

    The perfect picnic is one click away. (via Saveur)

    Comment
  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 29

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    We'd love to take one of these design-focused road trips. (via Apartment Therapy)

    A stunning foraged tablescape for high summer. (via Gardenista)

    Botanical destinations in the City of Light. (via T Magazine)

    Summer cocktails from around the world. Which one would you shake up? (via Serious Eats)

    A clever app for identifying any tree that catches your eye. (via Inhabitat)

    Artist and typographer Dana Tanamachi-Williams is joining us for a pair of workshops in August. In the meantime, take a peek at a day in her life (via Design*Sponge)

    Comment
  • Summer can be tough on the skin-- buzzing bugs, bright sun, and saltwater swims all take a toll on your complexion. This year, we're keeping our faces fresh with natural remedies that incorporate some of our favorite botanicals. While there are countless plants that can keep skin glowing all summer long, we've chosen five favorites to conquer the season's skin challenges.

    Lavender: Lavender essential oil is our pick for taking along on summer hikes or trips to the orchard, since its natural antiseptic and analgesic properties make it ideal for relieving bug bites, stings, and scratches. Rubbing lavender oil on dry or chapped skin is also a way to add a quick burst of moisture.

    Aloe: Thanks to its soothing effects on summer sunburns, aloe is a standby when it comes to botanical skincare. Packed with an antioxidant-rich blend including beta carotene, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E, its healing gel also fights aging, reduces inflammation, and discourages blemishes. A touch of aloe before applying makeup also provides natural moisture without a greasy feel-- perfect for looking fresh faced all summer long.

    Clary Sage: This hardworking herb is our pick for treating oily skin in hot and humid climates; clary sage oil has antiseptic and astringent properties that balance skin and cleanse pores. It also promotes skin cell regeneration, helping to prevent fine lines after time spent in the sun. 

    Rose: Once the roses in your garden bloom, make your own rosewater for a simple and sweet-smelling skin remedy that's especially great for dry skin. The natural sugars in rose petals have a soothing effect on tired skin, while natural oils conserve moisture to help skin look smoother and fresher. Some experts also suggest that rosewater helps heal damage to elastins in the skin after sun exposure, preventing fine lies from forming. 

    Witch Hazel: Our pick for beating the heat, a spritz of witch hazel can refresh oily skin or soothe a sunburn, while also tightening pores for a smoother appearance. Witch hazel helps to remove impurities, making it especially great as a cleanser after a summer day outside. When used after washing your face, it also serves as a natural moisturizer, minimizing water loss in the outer layer of the skin.

    Photo Credits: Lavender by terrain; Aloe Vera by Tim Haynes; Clary Sage by James Austin; Roses by Amarpreet K; Witch Hazel by Wendy Cutler

    Comment
  • The Dirt | 2014 | week no. 28

    The Dirt is our version of a weekly link roundup, where we share what's currently capturing our interest around the web. Hope you'll enjoy, and feel free to share what you're reading in the comments. We'd love to hear from you!

    Last call, gifted gardeners! Entries for Gardenista's Considered Design Awards close tonight. (via Gardenista)

    Ice cream for breakfast? Yes, please! (via Handmade Charlotte)

    We've never seen a prettier pineapple-- seems like just the centerpiece for a summer brunch. (via The Kitchn)

    Fantastic, floral faces from Justina Blakeney. (via Justina Blakeney)

    Cultivating a vertical garden of mixed vines. (via WSJ)

    A fresh and easy three-ingredient pasta dish for summer. (via Cup of Jo)

    We're planning some weekend getaways thanks to these fabulous city guides. (via Design*Sponge)

    Our summer bucket list is growing on Instagram! Tag your must-do's with #terrainsummerbucketlist and we'll regram our favorites throughout July!

    Comment
  • Summer Cooler: Berry Ice Cubes

    As the weather heats up, we're keeping cool with a nod to summer's sweetest harvest by infusing our ice cubes with fresh-picked berries. In an ice cube tray, add whole raspberries, blackberries, or blueberries to your water, then pop in the freezer as usual. We're loving the touch of color these bring to spritzers, cocktails, lemonade, or sun tea, as well as the hint of infused flavor they add as the ice melts. 

    Comment
  • Our Summer Bucket List

    With summer in full swing, we can't help but fill our calendars with beach vacations, barbecues, and evenings on the porch. There are so many ways to spend the season that it can be tough to keep track of them all, so we've assembled a summer bucket list to make sure we don't miss any of the fun. From brand-new adventures to simple traditions, here's what we've got on our agenda until Labor Day. Throughout the month of July, we'll be posting more from our bucket list on Instagram. Share your must-do's with the hashtag #terrainsummerbucketlist and we'll regram our favorites!

    terrain's Summer Bucket List
    Take a roadtrip to explore somewhere we’ve never been
    Eat a picnic lunch with friends
    Host an outdoor, black & white movie night
    Wake up early to watch the sun rise
    Sleep in and make blueberry pancakes
    Go for a hike
    Attend an outdoor symphony
    Go berry picking and preserve the harvest for winter
    Have a campfire to roast marshmallows for s’mores
    Collect seashells along the beach
    Take a sunset bike ride
    Make ice cream from scratch
    Pick a wildflower bouquet
    Invite friends over for a backyard game day
    Spend an entire afternoon in a hammock with a good book

    Comment
Page