Guess which Brooklyn-based hip hop artist designed this graphic wallpaper?

From tips for surviving house guests to bicycle weddings, the stories we're reading and sharing this week.

Aislyn Greene  – July 19, 2013

Guess which Brooklyn-based hip hop artist designed this graphic wallpaper?

From Rapper to Wallpaper Designer –> Pop Sugar Home

“As a native New Yorker and a longtime Beastie Boys fan, I practically squealed with delight when I came across the news from Pop Sugar Home that the Brooklyn hip-hop group’s Mike D launched his own wallpaper design. Putting a modern twist on traditional French toile, the design incorporates oh-so-Brooklyn scenes like the borough’s iconic, eponymous bridge, Hasidic Jews, and hipsters, to name a few. TrèBrooklyn indeed!” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor, 

Bicycle Weddings –> Momentum magazine

“There’s just something so whimsical about weddings by bike. They capture a sense of the open road before you and the freedom and adventure that comes with traveling on two wheels.” — Trina Enriquez, copy editor 

An Alaska Window –> Photographer Mark Meyer

“Anchorage photographer Mark Meyer takes a photo of a window in his 100-year-old log cabin every morning to capture the frost and steam patterns as they change with the seasons. I know. Sounds precious. Except his goal—to remind himself of everyday beauty and change—and the images are pretty awesome.” — Joanna Linberg, home editor 

Small Space Living –> Design Sponge, Huffington Post, Sunset

“My husband and I are downsizing  from a house to a small apartment where we need to fit a home office, an art studio, and a comfy place where we can relax and entertain friends. So lately I’ve been devouring information on small-space living like this round-up from Design Sponge and this clever 400-square foot apartment that’s complete with fireplaces. And of course, my favorite Sunset Pinterest boards are Home Organization and Small Bedroom Designs. Best (and hardest) piece of advice so far? Edit your belongings (i.e.: throw out stuff).” — Margaret Sloan, production coordinator

10 Tips for Surviving House Guests –> Gardenista

“For many people, prime house guest season arises around the holidays. But for me, it tends to be summah-summah-summertime. So I was naturally intrigued when I saw Gardenista’s survival tips for overloaded hosts. There are some useful gems on the list, ranging from ways to keep guests’ belongings neatly corralled (without seeming like a control freak) to how to politely get guests to (lightly) pitch in around the house. Best of all are #9 and #10 for comedic value (preach it, Gardenista!).” — Jessica Mordo, senior editor, 

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