Illuminated mirrors are beauty and brains in one. Even lighting makes your morning routine shorter and more precise. Whether you're a quick shave and moisturize kind of guy or a hair and makeup kind of girl, lit mirrors will make it snappy. Plus, there's something to be said for starting the day with a conquer-the-world ego boost that comes from flattering light. More
During most of my day working from home I sit at my desk. By mid-afternoon I like to move over to a comfy wing back chair to finish up my workday. Whether you use your laptop to watch movies, chat with friends or work from home, having a lap desk will enable you to do it all from the comfort of your favorite easy chair.
Inspired by all of the recent buzz about fashion week I came across these charming fashion illustrations on Etsy. While these are definitely on the feminine side they would be well suited for display on a nightstand or vanity. More
I'm one of those people who like Valentine's Day, largely because of its emphasis on crafts and sweets. I also like heart motifs, which, when they're more graphic and less ooey-gooey cutesy, can work in everyday decor.
For years IKEA's EXPEDIT has been a ubiquitous storage solution for homes everywhere. But recently the Swedish furnishing giant's VITTSJÖ has been showing up more and more on my design radar. It doesn't scream IKEA, and you'd never guess the system starts as low as $40. The black metal and glass shelving system has a nice industrial quality on its own, but it seems to really shine when it's given a bright coat of paint. Here are five really great examples of VITTSJÖ's potential. More
I just ran across this great little DIY for wood coasters that can also be used for wall decor. It is a simple and stylish way to add a little something unique to your table. Follow me to find out more. More
Flying from Cupid's bow, arrow themed pillows point love in the right direction. These make perfect Valentine's Day gifts for people in your life who aren't fond of pink. They won't be shy about throwing these cushions on their favorite armchair or bed. More
Whiteboards may be useful, but they're also often unattractive and cheap-looking. That is, unless you cleverly reframe one and make custom magnets, like this excellent DIY version from Voyages of the Creative Variety. More