Here at Clever, we’re all about finding the good stuff – unexpected decorating ideas, day-brightening accents and furnishings, solutions for living a little bit more like an adult even if you don’t feel like it – and then delivering that info directly to you. So here’s a roundup of five things that made us really happy this week that we wanted to be sure you don’t miss.
Casper Launched Sheets! Fans of the mattress-in-a-box giant Casper will be thrilled to know that they just launched sheets in three materials: Supima (a breathable cotton), a long-stable cotton, and linen. casper.com
8 Tips for Home Shopping on eBay: We don’t care that this story is sponsored by eBay, it’s so useful and inspiring. Example: Try using double search terms like “folding chair (Italian, Swedish, Danish)” to get a specific range of options. cupofjo.com
Is Your Laptop Blinding You? Not exactly uplifting info, but we’re definitely filing this under “Good to Know” if you have a smartphone or use a computer regularly. What you can do: Turn night shift on on your iPhone, get blue light-filtering eyewear, and try to stay off your computer at night. fastcompany.com
The Case for a Maximalist Office: To anyone who knows the work of Studio Job, the extremely maximalist look of their Antwerp office should come as no surprise. But would you go for it at home? Science says a mess can be inspiring, after all. dezeen.com
In Defense of a $6 Food Storage Set: If you’ve been to IKEA, you probably know about their $5.99, 17-piece, nested PRUTA food storage container set (the one with the minimal lines and bright green lids!) – and you probably own it. If not, read this! food52.com
Supermodel Elle Macpherson is the latest big name to join the cluster of stars living in Coral Gables, Florida, with the purchase of an $8.1 million luxe villa right on the water’s edge. The impressive 9,000-square-foot home was once listed for $11.4 million in 2014, but the current owner – Eric Malka, the cofounder and chief executive of The Art of Shaving – has sold it to Macpherson for a notably lower price.
The mansion sits on 1.71 acres of lush grounds and was designed by Swiss landscape architect Enzo Enea. The mansion features seven bedrooms and six-and-a-half bathrooms and includes sleek, open living spaces including an airy family room, a sizable office, and a separate library with large glass doors leading out onto the yard [http://www.latimes.com/business/realestate/hot-property/la-fi-hotprop-elle-macpherson-20180815-story.html].
The kitchen is made up of an almost industrial combination of gray tiled floors, white marble countertops, and a large center island and white subway tiles lining two walls. A sweeping staircase with a wrought-iron railing connects the first floor to the second, while a row of French doors directly adjacent from the main entrance provides stunning views out onto the backyard. The house was designed by American architect Chad Oppenheim.
One of the seven bedrooms is located on the first floor, while the remaining six, including the master suite, reside on the second. Several of the upstairs bedrooms feature French doors leading out onto private balconies or large elevated patios. Other amenities of note include a large salt-water pool, a private dock big enough for a small yacht, and access to nearby tennis courts. Macpherson’s Coral Gables neighbors include Alex Rodriguez and his partner Jennifer Lopez, and recent addition Marc Anthony.