unBOX'd — the blog from kaikai & ash

Remodelista.com - see our cubes in this family's beautiful Brooklyn townhouse renovation

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While going over the traffic to our website which I do once a week (- and which I'm happy to see has been increasing in the past 4 months), a website called Remodelista.com was suddenly referring many new visitors over to kaikaiash.com. I really think you'll fall in love with the home's pictures, and I'm not just saying that because kaikai & ash cubes are in there, but to see how beautiful this couple's remodel of their Brooklyn townhouse is! I'm looking at it still gushing and dreaming of what it'd be like waking up in a home like that everyday - but excited that...

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Organizing Tip - Make It Easy To Clean Up

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We all know this well - that it's much easier to get something than it is to clean it up. So, make it super easy to clean up! It's harder than it sounds though, and we understand that, because you have to decide how to make it look good in the overall decor of your place too. This is most important when it comes to kid stuff, but we can all benefit from this rule.To increase the likelihood of stuff being put back in its place, use easy-to-access bins, baskets and hampers, simple filing systems, and wall hooks for frequently used items....

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16 Things People Who Actually Enjoy the Holidays Do to Stay Sane

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It's not like you didn't know the holiday season was coming. December always follows November in the calendar, and yet every year, the holidays arrive and you swear you'll enjoy them this time, but then there's that 1,597-item to-do list that keeps getting longer and longer and you instead grab the nearest vat of mulled wine and hide out in the back closet that should be filled with wrapped Christmas presents but is empty save for a box of busted twinkle lights and a four-inch sliver of Santa wrapping paper still taped to the roll. Not great. If you are...

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Bingbox Snow Cream

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Bingbox Snow Cream

Shaved Ice is trending these days here in NYC, and for good reason. We came across BingBox in the Lower East Side, gave it a try, and was really surprised with the fluffiness of this dessert. We wouldn't call it Shaved Ice in the traditional sense, nothing at all like a Hawaiian Shaved Ice Cone. The shavings are way more thinner. Think the most powdery snow day you can think of, like when you go skiing and fresh snow falls. Well, this is that fresh snow boxed up in their Bing Box, with some exotic Asian dessert toppings. And if...

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The most practical picnic blanket

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This JJ Cole picnic blanket zips up into a flat pouch with shoulder strap for you to easily carry around.  $34.99 at Target

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