Nicole Lund's Recent Articles
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Alert: Parachute Just Released Their Own Mattress
It’s a match made in homebody heaven: home essentials brand Parachute has just released their own mattress — and, unsurprisingly, it’s a game changer. One of the fastest-growing and most popular lifestyle brands to spring up in the past five years, Parachute previously entered the home goods market with luxury bath towels and bedding at fair prices.
Jan 17, 2019
Anthro’s Winter Tag Sale is a Gold Mine – Here are Our Favorite Picks
In case you didn’t know, Anthropologie’s annual Winter Tag Sale is still going on, which means you still have a chance to snag an extra 40% off dozens of sale items. Maybe it’s the dull January weather, but we noticed our eyes gravitating toward the shinier products — namely, the golden ones. From kitchen accessories to home decor, Anthro’s sale includes a variety of golden-hued goodies that we can’t stop looking at.
Jan 14, 2019
Brighten Up Your Space with These Colorful Picks from Urban’s Bedroom Sale
The weeks following the holiday season can be a tad bleak: the celebrations are over, the weather trends towards cloudy and things just feel dull. Since this time of year leads to more time spent indoors, a great way to alleviate these feelings is to focus on your space and how it affects your mood. Adding pops of color is a small step you can take to make your area feel a bit brighter, especially in your bedroom, where, let’s face it, much of your time will probably be spent this winter.
Jan 11, 2019
West Elm Just Brought Back Their Bath Collection – And We Love Everything
We know West Elm for their modern furniture and gorgeous home goods, but now we have another reason to shop: for the first time since 2015, West Elm is now offering bath products with their new Water Street collection. The line is full of well-designed and affordable bathroom staples, from $5 hand towels to a $199 modern light fixture.
Jan 10, 2019
Make Your Home Extra Cozy with These Picks from World Market’s Furniture Sale
January is the month of resetting, giving you the chance to recover from the holiday season and reflect on the year ahead. It’s also cold and dark (at least in many parts of the world), meaning that much of this personal time happens in the home. What I’m saying is that we’ve got cozy on the mind, and it applies to everything from the way we’re spending our time to the things that make up our homes.
Jan 8, 2019
The Best Board Games
Our favorite board games, so you can have another excuse to stay home this winter.
Nov 15, 2018
The Best Toaster Ovens
The debate between toasters and toaster ovens has divided households for years, with no clear winner in sight. While both appliances have their pros and cons, it’s undeniable that toaster ovens stand out for their versatility. A true kitchen workhorse, toaster ovens not only make toast and heat up bagels, but can also function like a regular oven, baking or roasting small batches of food and heating up last night’s leftovers with ease.
Sep 21, 2018
The Best Lunch Boxes
Did you know that you can easily spend over $2,000 a year buying lunch out each day? Making your own lunch and packing it in a reusable box is therefore not only better for you, it’s more sustainable for the earth AND might help you save up for that vacation you’ve been dreaming of. Nowadays there’s a lunch box or bag for every type of person, whether you’re a super organized meal prepper or a last-minute, throw-it-in-a-bag type.
Aug 2, 2018
The Best Backpacks
Backpacks are one of those special products that people of all ages will always have use for and can get excited about. Whether you’re preparing for your first day of Kindergarten, a rugged hiking trip or just a day out and about, there’s a backpack for everyone—and every personality type. For something so practical, backpacks are a great form of self-expression; scrolling through the Internet yields seemingly endless options in every style, color, and function.
Jul 12, 2018
Brita Water Pitchers Are On Sale Today for Less Than a Replacement Filter
Clean drinking water is a necessity, and one of the easiest ways to get it is through water filter pitchers. Compact enough to fit in the fridge, budget-friendly, and less of a hassle than in-sink filtration systems, water filter pitchers are a great purchase for anyone who wants clean, cold water every time. Brita, probably the most well-known and trusted brand of water filter pitchers, is having a sale on some of their most popular models today on Amazon.
Jul 9, 2018
The Best Coolers
The sun is out, the party’s on, and you have all the makings of a great day with your speakers, your grill and your string lights. All that’s missing is a good reliable cooler to keep your food and drinks cold (particularly if you’re feeling this heat wave). There are a variety of options on the market, so we rounded up our favorites at all price points and styles.
Jul 5, 2018
The Best Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Our favorite portable bluetooth speakers will have you jamming out all summer long.
Jun 28, 2018
The Best Portable Grills
Find the grill of your dreams and start entertaining this summer—no backyard necessary.
Jun 9, 2018
The Best Blenders
These kitchen staples have come a long way over the past fifty years, and they are now not only useful but beautiful enough to keep out on your counter.
May 5, 2018
The Best Water Filter Pitchers
We found the best (and best looking) water filter pitchers that will keep you and your family hydrated and healthy.
Apr 21, 2018
8 of the Best Bike Storage Solutions You Can Buy Now
Because life in the bike lane doesn't have to mean scuffed walls.
Apr 14, 2018
The Best Toasters
Toasters that hit the sweet spot of good design and functionality.
Apr 6, 2018
The Best Vases
It may not feel like it on the East Coast yet, but spring is definitely on its way. And that means spring cleaning won’t be far behind. One little shortcut that doesn’t actually involve a bit of scrubbing or organizing: adding in a plant or two can make any space feel a tiny bit better and brighter. Plus, having fresh colorful flowers around always makes me feel like the weather is friendlier than it actually is.
Mar 17, 2018
These Are The Throw Blankets We’ll Be Cozying Up In All Winter
These throws are guaranteed to add warmth and style to any space.
Feb 24, 2018
The Best Wine Openers & Corkscrews
When you’re ready to unwind at the end of the day, the only thing coming between you and a glass of wine is…your corkscrew. These little contraptions are typically an afterthought — we don’t expect them to be exciting or attractive, as long as they work. Yet a solid, high-quality wine opener is key to keeping you and your wine happy.
Feb 10, 2018
The Best Day Planners
A new year means new goals and a renewed desire to get organized. To help you get there, we’ve rounded up our favorite day planners, from the professional to the quirky to the feminine. Even though it’s tempting to just stick with your phone’s calendar app, why not make 2018 the year you move away from the digital and rediscover how much fun and practical having a good old paper planner can be.
Dec 28, 2017
The Best Soda Makers
Soda makers, otherwise known as carbonators, may be the kitchen appliance you probably don’t realize you need. Bubbly drinks like seltzer and Prosecco are typically associated with special occasions, but the rise in popularity of flavored drinks like La Croix are making carbonated beverages more accessible, not to mention more fun. Getting that bubbly taste at home hasn’t always been easy.
Dec 14, 2017
The Best Mouse Traps
It might not be fun to talk about, but with winter approaching you know it's necessary
Oct 14, 2017
The Best Sound Machines
Don't let your rowdy roommate keep you from restful Zzzz.
Apr 5, 2017
The Best Office Chairs
We rounded up our favorite office chairs across prices and styles so you can get to work but feel good about it.
Jan 11, 2017
101 Places to Buy Furniture and Home Decor
Behold: one home shopping guide to rule them all.
Oct 24, 2016
The Best Bathrobes
Lounging is serious business.
Feb 26, 2016
The Best Air Purifiers
Get that summer air as fresh and clean as possible.
Jul 14, 2015
The Best Kitchen Trash Cans
They hide your garbage, but that doesn't mean they have to be as unsightly as what's in them.
Sep 23, 2014
How to Shade Your Outdoor Space (& Maximize Its Privacy!)
Don’t let sun beams and heat ruin your ability to enjoy your outdoor area! Providing shade for your outdoor space—no matter how big or small—is a vital component to being able to use it year round and all day. And creating privacy, especially for those who live snuggled up with neighbors, will increase intimacy and enjoyment. We’ve got your privacy and shade inspiration to consider when finishing out your outdoor area for use this summer.
Jun 22, 2014
8 Really Good, Really Budget-Friendly Duvet Covers You Can Shop Now
New bedding doesn't have to cost a fortune.
Aug 27, 2013
The Best Closet Systems
Updated July 26, 2018: All new listings with newest models The average closet, if you’re lucky enough to have one, is typically uninspired: a few rods, maybe a shelf, and space for a few pairs of shoes. It works, but it leaves much to be desired in terms of storage and organization. A great solution to making the most out of any closet space is investing in a closet system that will carve out a spot for all your clothes and accessories.
Jan 3, 2011