Mel McDaniel is a residential designer in the Philadelphia area. In addition to her design work, she has worked as a teacher, and has a background in social welfare and literacy. For more of Mel’s obsession with the natural world and those perfect & perfectly useful products, follow her on Pinterest. For more about her design work, visit her at and, or contact her at


Grace Irving is a longtime friend and collaborator of Mel’s. She is the resident graphic & web designer for home, i love you, as well as an occasional contributor. With a background in social justice & the humanities, she currently dabbles in a number of design-related fields. She can be found in Ottawa (Canada), where she lives in an apartment with a pink living room. You can see more of her online at and

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