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HOME. Poets, philosophers and sociologists have mused about the meaning and significance of this word for centuries. For us, a home is so many things. It’s a cozy sanctuary from the frenetic pace of today’s world and a place to feel safe. It’s at once respite and renewal—where we reconnect with ourselves, our family and our community. It’s where we give oxygen to new ideas, maintain traditions and create loving memories.

This is the premier issue of The Inspired Home Journal—created as part of the International Housewares Association’s mission to educate and inspire people to live their best lives through a celebration of all of the wonderful things that happen in our homes. Our goal throughout this and future issues is to highlight people, products, places and ideas that help you make the most of your life at home. We hope you will be inspired by the way each page of this issue focuses on Time Well Spent. Check out our “Easy Entertaining” (pg 36) and “Seafood Boil” (pg 42) stories—a gentle reminder that gathering friends around the dinner table shouldn’t be stressful. To remember what it’s like to be a kid again, we take you to the magical Camp Wandawega (pg 50), and to welcome in spring and summer, we offer incredible recipes using our favorite seasonal ingredients. A special thanks to Community Chef Dan Kopanke (pg 90), whose selfless dedication to helping others is an inspiration. Curl up with a cup of artfully made coffee (pg 64), or indulge in our latest cocktail crush (page 40), as you take time to enjoy the inaugural issue! Visit or tell us what you think on your social channels by using #TheInspiredHome. So here’s to Time Well Spent in our homes and to creating cherished moments to hold on to forever.


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