Bodum

Update: Although the store we originally reviewed is closed, Bodum still maintains an online shop. 05/01/2010 - SC
As far as we are aware, this store is now closed. 8/18/08 - CB

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Sitting smack in the middle of MePa, The Bodum store has quietly been announcing its expanded presence for the past few years. Founded in 1944 by Peter Bodum, the family owned company has grown from a small Danish design wholesaler into an international powerhouse for good, simple, practical household design.
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The Bodum store is a great place to find all manner of affordable housewares which will compliment design conscious, urban living. Famous for its glass coffee presses and tea accessories - there are many other treasures to be found, from bright towels, to simple glasses, to orange juicers. They also have all kinds of kitchenware, table linens, storage jars for food, as well as straw slippers, gadgets such as bag clips, and a room dedicated solely to clearance items.

The Bodum store itself is airy and easy to browse (there's a cafe too!). We particularly like the "Hot Pot" gift set on sale for $30 (3 different sized glass bowls with a built in metal frame) and the Corona glasses, which have a simple shape, thick sides and a smooth rounded lip ($7.95 for 4).

FYI the website is beautiful but slow, and the prices are lower at the store. Another reason for a Saturday trip. MaggieR

(Re-Edited from original post on 2004-07 - MGR)

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Maxwell left teaching in 2001 to start Apartment Therapy as a design business helping people to make their homes more beautiful, organized AND healthy. The website started up in 2004 with the help of his brother, Oliver.