Eat | 5 Reasons to Go Organic

Last week I shared the story of one incredible Homegrown Hero, Birke Baehr, a 13-year-old organic famer that’s making a big difference just by asking smart questions. Well, his questions got me thinking a little more about where my food comes from, and this week I’m challenging you to do the same. Over the next […]

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Design | Defining Small Rooms

Today’s design dilemma comes from TyPennington.com member Tricia Schmitz- thanks for writing in Tricia. “My design dilemma is our living room/kitchen. I am having a hard time defining the space. Both rooms fit in only about 9 x 16 square feet of space. I don’t really want my kitchen to look like my living room. […]

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Ty’s Take | SCAD Grad Speech

Last year I was honored – and I don’t take that word lightly – to receive a doctorate at the 2012 SCAD commencement ceremony. It was a very special day for many of us. Not gonna lie… I was pretty nervous, but it was great to be back on the old stomping grounds. Here’s a […]

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Design | My Flea Market Finds Part II

If you ask my mom, she’ll confirm that I took after Dennis the Menace as a kid. The story of my life… I’m really enjoying all of your flea market finds so far. For me, the incredible part about vintage or used pieces is the history behind them. No matter how we change or refurbish […]

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Design | My Flea Market Finds

Aren’t these COOL? One of my ongoing projects is building my collection of vintage and mid-century pieces. I’ve found so many cool things at flea markets, garage sales, auctions… you name it. They really weren’t kidding when they said one man’s trash is another’s treasure! There’s so many ways to refurbish used items so that […]

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Inspiration | Birke Baehr

If you watched “The Revolution” last Monday you met Birke Baehr, a 13-yr old organic farmer whose TEDx speech about our nation’s food supply went viral and turned him into the poster child, literally, for incredible kids making a difference just by asking smart questions. For instance, one of his questions is, “Would you rather […]

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Spotlight | Getting Thrifty with Good Morning America’s Lara Spencer

My friend Lara Spencer from Good Morning America stopped by the Revolution last week to talk about three of my favorite things: thrifting, yard sales, and flea markets! I have to say, she’s really not messing around – the lady knows how to spot finds and refurbish them so that you’d never know they were […]

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