You probably know Lenny Kravitz as the father of the beautiful Zoë Kravitz, or as the rebel rocker behind songs like “American Women,” but did you know that he’s also behind a design firm called Kravitz Design?
Growing up in New York with creatives who have impeccable taste exposed Kravitz to some of the most eye-catching homes around, so now he’s taking the knowledge and expertise he garnered and applying that to interior design. Kravitz Design is responsible for luxury suites in hotels in Las Vegas and Miami, as well as a rock-and-roll-inspired collection for CB2.
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Albuquerque (or “ABQ” as it’s affectionately known locally) was hardly a blip on the tourist radar as recently as ten years ago.
Fast-forward to the insane success of Breaking Bad and the New Mexico city has become a destination in its own right. While that’s a great reason to visit, there’s so much more to see, do, and eat in this Southwestern city. Try out our top pics for the best of Albuquerque, you may just find the Southwestern lifestyle suits you.
The state has a long history of scientific innovation, making it incredibly popular with geeky travelers. Today, it’s home to some truly unique museums, including the National Museum of Nuclear Science & History, New Mexico Museum of Natural History & Science, and the Albuquerque International Balloon Museum.
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Most air purifiers are clunky and you spend more time trying to hide them in your decor than show them off front and center.
But luckily for us, companies have gotten wind of the need for sleek, modern purifiers. Whether you’re in the market because of pollution, smoke, or just your own ability to burn toast every single time, these are the best air purifiers to keep your space breathable without making you want to shove them in a corner.
If you’re a minimalist, the striking simplicity of Lightair’s Evolution model will fit right in with your home’s decor. With no costly filters to swap out, this Swedish purifier runs silently and uses minimal energy to do its job.
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If you find yourself in that transitional period where dog-eared beer cozies seem passé, yet the idea of spending $300 on bed sheets is laughable, investing in a houseplant might be just the ticket.
Guaranteed to spruce up your home and improve the quality of air you breathe, while simultaneously sending out clear eligible signals to any ladies passing through, houseplants are enjoying something of a comeback right now. The Manual suggests getting all up in it, with our pick of the (kill-proof) bunch.
1. Echeveria Nodulos
This distinct species is part of the succulent family – low-growing, low-maintenance fleshy plants to you and me. Able to store water within its leaves, this little fella will grow steadily if left on a sunny windowsill or–if you’re feeling adventurous–in a terrarium. When watering, the trick is to keep the soil cool and damp, so a splash of water every couple of days should be plenty.
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Surfing is a freaking way of life. If you’ve ever met a hardcore surfer, odds are you wanted to swap lives with him, or at the very least become his BFF. That’s because these guys and gals live and breathe the lifestyle— from the way they style (or don’t style) their hair, to the beach “shacks” they call home.
And there’s an important lesson we can take from watching them live: All we really need to survive is a passion and a cozy shack to call home.
That’s the reason we love Surf Shacks ($60), a new book put together by the surf-centric blog Indoek and publisher Gestalten that chronicles some of the most visually pleasing homes of legendary surfers.
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