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Why Putting Your Clothes in Storage Might Not Be the End of the World

Alisa Wolfson | Posted 12.10.2013 | Style
Alisa Wolfson

Even with several years of New York City living under our belts and mastering creative storage solutions, I just can't seem to find enough space for all my precious pea coats.

The Strangest Hotel Butlers Around the World

Conde Nast Traveler | Posted 09.11.2013 | Travel
Conde Nast Traveler

A fireplace butler? A fragrance concierge? They're real, and you'll find them -- plus plenty of other super-specific assistants -- at hotels around the world...

David Beckham -- A Role in Downton Abbey?

Alan Black | Posted 02.04.2013 | Sports
Alan Black

Now that David Beckham has played his last act in an American soccer role, what is next for the Englishman abroad? Having spent the last five years in...

Digital Fire: Northwest Voices in the Arts, Books, and Business on Reinvention

Russell C. Smith | Posted 12.22.2012 | Impact
Russell C. Smith

The topic of reinvention is everywhere in American culture. Cultural shifts and economic forces have affected artists and entrepreneurs, people on the street and people in high-rise towers.

'Butler School': High-End Servant Industry Makes A Comeback

BusinessWeek | Max Abelson | Posted 07.20.2011 | Business

The resurgence of rich people has triggered a rebirth elsewhere in the industry. "When we hit last summer, that's when all of a sudden the economy rea...

C Street House Used Interns As Servants, Author Tells Rachel Maddow (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The C Street house is a $1.8 million Washington D.C. residence occupied by Congressional members of a religious organization known as The Family. Afte...

The Anunciator Box

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

I was on a shoot in an amazing 100+ year-old mansion in Long Island. In the hallway leading from the dining room to the kitchen, I noticed something on the wall near the butler's pantry.

The Little Things That Kill You

Laura Vanderkam | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Laura Vanderkam

These days, wives are doing things we enjoy more than running errands with our days --and so an industry of concierge services, household managers and the like has sprung up to try to make the little things littler.

Let's Bring Back...

Lesley M. M. Blume | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lesley M. M. Blume

It's been a while, but Let's Bring Back is back. The fourth of my LBB series, what follows is a celebration of rituals and objects from times past. ...