Choosing the perfect holiday card is a cinch on Cardstore.com, but taking the perfect holiday photo for said card? That's a different story. Did you forget to book the professional photographer that sunny day on the beach? Is your hair and makeup artist on vacation? Fear not! Here are our top tips for taking relaxed and real holiday photos at home, so your card can make it to the top of the mantel.
Win: One of 12 Classic Eames Designs Value: $10,678 From: SmartFurniture
Celebrate the Holidays with the 3rd Annual SmartFurniture.com 12 Days of Eames Holiday Giveaway! Our friends at Smart Furniture are giving away a stunning design from the Herman Miller Eames Collection every day for 12 straight days. Each piece is an authentic Eames masterpiece, and the grand prize is the iconic Eames Lounge Chair and Ottoman. The action begins November 25th (that’s today)! To get going, enter the giveaway on SmartFurniture.com.
What is the most iconic design? We are setting out to crown the Apartment Therapy Community's #1 Design Icon.
We teamed up with the innovators at Dyson to bring you a tournament where your favorite designs will face off against each other. Who should make it to the final championship? Watch the video, and vote for your favorites below!
Cardstore is like the ultimate personal assistant: Not only does it help you customize gorgeous season's greetings—with frame-worthy photos, personalized messages and even signatures—but it also addresses and sends them. (It turns out virtual stamp-licking is way easier than actual stamp-licking.)
Ready to really get into the holiday spirit? Cardstore is giving away 50 personalized holiday cards this season!
Here’s one good reason to look forward to winter hibernation: it’s the perfect time to warm your nest and host a winter wonderland indoors. And what better way to make that happen than with $1500 worth of inspired goods on Shoppe?
When Nokia asked us to design a dream dorm room based on their new Lumia 925 phone, we were psyched – and inspired. (And wishing we could retroactively spruce up our own dull dorms? Maybe a little.) Today, after a lot of brainstorming, wish-list making and virtual furniture shuffling, our divine dorm is finally ready IRL, and we can’t wait for you to come on in. Want to see the finished room?
Are you ready for an upgrade? Nokia's Lumia 925 is a sleek and user-friendly device that puts the "smart" back in "smartphone." It's a high-quality phone, web browser, camera, music and video player, and atlas, all in one. It even looks good — in fact, we used it as inspiration for a dream dorm room that Nokia will be unveiling on college campuses around the country. Want to see a sneak peek? Enter to win your Lumia 925 below, and then check out our mood board for the Apartment Therapy/Nokia dream dorm room!
In the dark and despairing days before the internet, embarking on a DIY project meant lots of weekend visits to home supply showrooms in hopes of finding materials that fit both style and budget. Luckily, the building supply chain has evolved for the better, and sites like BuildDirect.com offer a more direct link to manufacturers for big discounts on home renovation supplies. Have you been putting off a project because you're short on time or money? BuildDirect helps you save on both, so your design dreams could be closer than you think.
A bed isn't just a mattress and box springs—it's a good night's rest before a big interview, a place for Sunday morning snuggling, and an impromptu trampoline for early-rising little ones. Italian bedding pioneer Flou keeps all these things in mind when designing its luxurious, innovative sleep systems. From bedbases to mattresses and even duvets, Flou has been turning cutting-edge technology into snooze button-quality sleep for over 30 years.
Prize: 40 sq. ft. of your favorite mosaic tile From: Mission Stone and Tile Value: $1,200
Get your trowels ready: Mission Stone and Tile, the premier online source for luxury tile, stone, and mosaics, is giving away 40 sq. ft. of gorgeous mosaic tile to one lucky reader! Five of Mission's most dazzling designs are being showcased for this contest, just pick your favorite and enter to win it!
UPDATE: HEX APPEAL WHITE was our reader favorite! Now through the end of November 2013, you can find Hex Appeal White marked down to $9.99/pc (normally $15.99!) at Mission Stone and Tile!