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There's no better time than the holidays to get our domestic goddess on. Here are a few simple ways to spruce up your digs and hone those at-home skills.

West Elm goes local for its new general-store concept shop, debuting in Dumbo. Check out goods from the likes of Brooklyn Copper Cookware and New York City Industries for the Blind. [Read more]

Get to know the next big name in design: Ana Romero. Her inaugural collection of pillows, scarves, iPhone cases and more is already on the radars of the city's biggest tastemakers. [Read more]

Add character to your walls with Metro-card collages from local artist Nina Boesch. Her New York-inspired work ranges from Brooklyn Bridge landscapes to Woody Allen portraits. [Read more]

No matter the space restrictions, you can sew in NYC. Upper East Side craft shop Pins & Needles just started offering new classes and workspace rentals to make it all that much easier. [Read more]

With home on the mind, we can't help but reflect on all those who recently lost their own. Continue to pitch in however you can with Hurricane Sandy relief efforts around the area. [Read more]

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