Also referred to as SNOMG and SNOWTF, the North American blizzard affectionately known as Juno is gracing Brooklyn. I am indoors, under a chunky knit blanket, having just made Italian wedding soup (gluten free) and sipping wine. The radiators are hissing away.

For the first hour, snow in NYC is gloriously white and pristine. The city is becalmed, and covered in a blanket of pixie dust. The streets close, the walkways come to a halt, and all is still. Then, the dogs begin to piss, and the oil leaks, and the soot returns. But, oh what a lovely hour!

Blizzard Juno Comfy Gear AKA How to Stay Fashionable Indoors in the Winter

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“The snow doesn’t give a soft white damn whom it touches.” ― e.e. Cummings

My husband and I are in the midst of decorating our new house. We find ourselves being drawn to seemingly disparate styles. We love Victorian clutter, and yet we also love sleek minimalism. We like aspects of midcentury modern, and we even like some steampunk accents. We found ourselves at a loss on how to incorporate all of our favorite eras, and yet to remain contemporary and present.

Introducing a fellow Brooklyn, NY resident, Jason Miller! Jason is influential in breaking the rigidness of contemporary modernism and initiating the back-to-nature movement in design. Born and raised in Darien, Connecticut, Jason’s suburban upbringing heavily influenced his early, more conceptual pieces — duct-taped chairs and cracked vases, among them — and continues to inform the elegant, historically rich work that has become his signature.

His Superordinate Antler Collection (2003) could be called an artful collision between hunting lodge décor and high-end contemporary design. The whimsical antlers are available in white ceramic, chrome and gold finishes. 

The_Walk_Up_Post_Meta_Tag-300x34A perfect mingling of organic masculine energy and quiet austerity, paying homage to  the fauna without harm.

Available for purchase at Jason’s own Roll & Hill, Design Within Reach or Future Perfect.  It’s “nature made better!”

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Winter White

The temperatures are steadily holding below 32 degrees fahrenheit, and snow is continually blanketing the black asphalt and grit  of the city to make way for crisp, clean, and glistening alabaster. Sometimes everything should be whitewashed!

style at home july 2010 - white feature - producer, margot austin, photography by edward pondImage via Style at Home, July 2010. Photography by Edward Pond.

The_Walk_Up_Post_Meta_TagThe color is traditionally associated with cleanliness, purity and brightness. White is the color of milk, pearls, clouds, eggshells, chalk, salt and now your home! However, be prepared to spot-clean often and to not have young children!