To many, business trips mean room service, hotel bars and company-paid dinners. Not a bad deal every once in a while. But when you’re jetting off to a different city for work nearly every week, the hotel life can get old fast. Such was the case for Arena Ventures, a seed stage venture capital firm based in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Though Arena’s four-person team of investors live in L.A., their work frequently takes them to the country’s tech capital, where they meet with startup founders and visit various

Photo via Frederickielemoes.be / L.L. Bean When it’s zero degrees Fahrenheit and snowing outside, there’s one thing we can always count on — the puffer coat. Lately, we’ve seen the puffy coat not only stake its claim on snowy streets but also in chic homes, restaurants and bars in the form of couches, banquettes, pillows and more. Though this plush and bulbous furniture style can easily be compared to the puffy coat, it’s better known as channel tufting in interior design terms. And we’ve seen the style reemerge in more ways than one. Whether it’s

We all have some skeletons in our closets. That flirty, Marilyn Monroe-esque dress that suffered the stains of a few too many cosmos at a cocktail party some years back. An old favorite pair of well-worn jeans that haven’t seen anything but the depths of your closet in months. A tennis racket and a set of balls… do you even play tennis? But you’ll take that dress to the cleaner and resurrect that denim and bring those balls to the court at some point, right? If getting ready in the morning

Photos via Contemporist and Navy Interior Design While cork will always hold a special place in our hearts for its close association with wine, its place in home decor has largely been relegated to offices and teen bedrooms (hello Justin Bieber pinups). But the surprisingly versatile material is making a serious comeback. In addition to adding a dose of natural warmth and texture to a room, cork absorbs sound, is fire resistant, waterproof and incredibly durable. Oh, and did we mention, eco-friendly?  Read on for our favorite uses for cork in the home.

To many, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s where we partake in our morning coffee rituals, fuel our bodies with food, have wine nights with friends and cook dinner with our loved ones. So why shouldn’t it be as beautiful as the meals and memories we make in it? We know that overhauling a kitchen is no easy task. It’s a time-consuming and expensive process. But it doesn’t have to be nearly as messy as that time you decided to make pasta from scratch. When it comes

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