April 21, 2017

This Saturday, April 22nd is Earth Day, which means it’s time to rekindle or begin your commitment to reducing household waste, shopping locally, and using biodegradable washable home products. You can also celebrate eco-conscious living by participating in the official Propped Earth Day Challenge. To participate, complete two of the three criteria below: 1) Cook […]

April 14, 2017

A good vase is a decorator’s best design tool. In fact, there’s no better way to spruce up your entryway, dinner table, or kitchen than with a bouquet of freshly cut flowers and your favorite handmade vase. As the perfect trick for an instant makeover, the right vase contains all the mystical styling powers of […]

April 8, 2017

We sat down with Sage Cortez, the owner of Hand & Fire, to discuss her process, inspirations, and overall versatility. From her studio in Portland, Oregon, Sage focuses on hand-building functional home ceramic items with locally sourced materials and careful attention to quality. We love the rustic simplicity of her pieces and how she portrays […]

March 31, 2017

There’s nothing we love more than filling our cooking and dining spaces with special kitchen heirlooms, but with added meaning comes added responsibility to care for your cherished pieces. Preserving kitchenware begins with careful storage and handling, but it also includes diligent cleaning and use. From ceramics to bakeware, this week’s roundup features tips on […]

March 27, 2017

It’s finally spring! We thought we’d never make it with Nor’easters and cold snaps chasing us down, forcing us into the back of our closets for scarves, mittens and fur-trimmed parkas. But the colder the winter, the more spring feels well-deserved. Spring is one of our favorite times of year at Propped. Like most cooks, […]