WHEN YOU HEAR the word “TikTok,” images of teens huddled around a cell phone and trying out the latest dance trend may come to mind. But Gen Z doesn’t account for all of the app’s users. People of all ages have gone gaga over TikTok, posting healthy recipes, life hacks, and makeup tutorials for their hundreds or thousands of followers.
Design enthusiasts can also find plenty of inspo on TikTok, where pros dole out advice and adventures in home renovation. Through 15-60–second video recordings, TikTok users share home improvement ideas, from how to decorate on a budget to techniques for tweaking antique furniture. Hashtags such as #homeimprovement, #hgtv, and #interiordesign help viewers refine their searches.
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IN GOOD TIME
With the help of interior designer Robert Idol, a Kirkwood couple creates a home that pays homage to the past, yet feels just right for their modern young family.
"Food Raconteur” Ashok Nageshwaran wants to tell you a story.
The Right Move
New shops and showrooms bring exciting opportunities for local designers, makers, and arts organizations to sell their wares to home enthusiasts here and everywhere.
Painter and gardener Lauren Knight branches out.
Chris Mower of White Stable Farms discovered the Japanese style of gardening in Italy. Now, he’s bringing it to St. Louis.
Letters, icons, and illustrations that speak in a hand-drawn language
Cut from the Same Cloth
“Turkey Tracks” is a 19th-century quiltmaking pattern that has the appearance of little wandering feet. Patterns like the tracks, and their traditions and myths, have been passed down through the generations, from their frontier beginnings to today, where a generation of makers has embraced the material as a means of creating something new. Olivia Jondle is one such designer. Here, she’s taken an early turkey track-pattern quilt, cut it into various shapes, and stitched the pieces together, adding calico and other fabric remnants as needed. The result is a trench coat she calls the Pale Calico Coat. Her designs are for sale at The Rusty Bolt, Jondle’s small-batch fashion company based in St. Louis. —SAMANTHA STEVENSON
A background in sculpture trained artist Aly Ytterberg to see objects more fully.
AUDRA's New Digs
Audra Noyes, of the Saint Louis Fashion Fund Incubator’s first class, opens an atelier in Ladue.
A Modern Story
How a little log cabin went from being a home to a guest house
IMPROVE YOUR DRONE PHOTOGRAPHY
10 must-know Lightroom tips
2021 : A GUITAR ODYSSEY
SIX SUCCESSFUL GUITARISTS FROM COMPLETELY DIFFERENT BACKGROUNDS TACKLE THE STATE OF GUITAR IN 2021, THE REPERCUSSIONS OF THE DIGITAL UNIVERSE, THE FUTURE OF GUITAR HEROES, HOW TO MAINTAIN ONE’S PASSION AND UNIQUE VOICE AMID THE CACOPHONY, LIVING IN THE PAST, MAGIC KNOBS AND MORE
Q & A: WHAT'S NEXT FOR FACEBOOK IN THE ANTITRUST CASE?
Could Facebook be forced to spin off WhatsApp and Instagram?
A Tale of Two Antitrust Battles
The U.S. government’s case against Facebook is bold; its case against Google, by the book
US GOVT, STATES SUE FACEBOOK FOR ‘PREDATORY' CONDUCT
The U.S. government and 48 states and districts sued Facebook Wednesday, accusing it of abusing its market power in social networking to crush smaller competitors and seeking remedies that could include a forced spinoff of the social network’s Instagram and WhatsApp messaging services.
And Now, for My Next Trick …
WhatsApp makes practically no money now, but Facebook has plans to change that
Afterimages – Our Shared Unsharing
Our Shared Unsharing Instagram couldn’t handle 2020 either.
TWITTER LAUNCHES DISAPPEARING TWEETS THAT VANISH IN A DAY
Twitter is launching tweets that disappear in 24 hours called “Fleets” globally, echoing social media sites like Snapchat, Facebook and Instagram that already have disappearing posts.
Little Cottage on the Sound
Vintage charm, modern functionality and coastal vibes come together in this cozy cottage nestled on the shores of the Puget Sound.
WORRIES FOR CHRISSY
Instagram official! This Is Us star Chrissy Metz shared a sweet selfie with her new honey Bradley Collins on social media Oct. 4.