The Best Soda MakersStyle
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 TrapsStyle
It might not be fun to talk about, but with winter approaching you know it's necessary
Oct 14, 2017
Best Ergonomic StoolsStyle
I recently made the switch to an adjustable standing desk in my office, and it has made a world of difference. That said, I soon realized that my regular desk chair just wasn’t going to cut it anymore. With a more active desk I needed a more active seating option — and it turns out that the medical community agrees. Active seating — specifically ergonomic stools — helps to strengthen core and back muscles, while allowing the spine to achieve its natural curve.
Sep 30, 2017
We Tried Out Some Favorite Pieces from the Novogratz Collection for AmazonStyle
Hi everyone! I’m excited to be back in our studio this week for a feature that I’ve been waiting to share for the past few months. When I heard that my friends Bob and Cortney Novogratz would be launching an online boutique on Amazon, I was eager to check it out in person. Their team was kind enough to send over some of the pieces (including a blush sofa that could not match the blush walls of our new studio any more perfectly) and I’m excited to walk you all through it today.
Sep 8, 2017
Keep Your Garden Alive: Edyn is the Future of GardeningHome Projects
Take your relationship with your garden to the next level.
Aug 26, 2017
Talk Trash With Me! The New Voice Sensor Trashcan from SimplehumanStyle
I love to buy and test trashcans. I’ve owned many and tried many others. I am a big fan of the classic, no-tech Rubbermaid cans, but those you have to hide. If you want something more accessible and pretty, you move to a different class. My latest tryout is with simplehuman’s brand new sensor can which as motion AND now — get this — voice control. Move over Alexa!
Aug 19, 2017
Rock Your Home with Graphic Tile From Sweden’s Marrakech DesignStyle
If you don’t already know that I’ve spent the last year and a half building a house, you should check out my posts that have documented the process since last January 2016. As I approach the finish line (move in some furniture next week), I want to use my Fantastic Find slot to showcase some of the remarkable sources and products that I’ve put into the project.
Aug 5, 2017
I Can’t Get Enough of Modern Clocks: Here Are My Absolute FavoritesStyle
The most interesting and most attractive modern clocks on the market right now. They're sleek, streamlined and ultra-stylish.
Jul 29, 2017
This Device Makes Any Beer a Draft BeerStyle
Sleek enough for your countertop and small enough to travel.
Jul 21, 2017
Stand Down, Standing Desks: You Have Met Your MatchLiving
Walk into any modern office today and you’re bound to spot at least one standing desk somewhere — they are all the rage in home and corporate offices alike. Somewhere along the way The Edge Desk got thrown into the mix, though it is surely in a league of its own when it comes to unconventional desks: it’s the world’s first all-in-one desk, easel, and chair, completely designed for a kneeling posture.
Jul 13, 2017
A Hidden Gem: This New New York City Florist Combines French and American DesignHome Projects
We have a special treat for today’s Fantastic Find — our very first guest star! I was so excited to welcome Phoebe Ma of floral company Gem Fleuriste into the office to share her incredible bouquets with us. While she is New York-based now, her inspiration is worldly and her work is stunning. I got to see her bouquets come together in person and learn all about her best flower arranging tips. Watch the video below to check it out for yourself!
Jul 8, 2017
The New Australian Home Decor Brand You Should Know AboutStyle
I know, I know, I just can’t stop talking about ICFF — the truth is, there was just SO much to see at the show and I’m still processing it all. One new booth in particular keeps coming to mind: the Australian home decor brand Les Basic. They launched at ICFF this April and are already making waves in the millennial market. All of their products have a subtle and simple design, and truly embody the attitude “less is more.
Jul 1, 2017
Hardcore DIY-er or Hands-Off Shopper? A Versatile (& Colorful) Lighting Resource to Put On Your ListStyle
If you have taken a look around any of our house tours —regardless of decor personality — you have probably seen an abundance of pendant lamps. With the ability to act as a stand-alone statement piece or a subtle accessory, hanging lamps can be versatile, adaptable, and will always add a touch of class. I first saw Color Cord Company a few years back at ICFF, but this year they are back with so much more.
Jun 16, 2017
The New Trend is Nostalgia Tech: Reminders of the Past with Modern CapabilitiesLiving
This round-up was a long time in the making and I’m so excited that it has finally come together. I know I tend to feature many brand new tech-y products in this series, and it certainly seems that the capabilities of technology in today’s world are endless: everything can connect to wifi, Bluetooth, and, you name it, it’s got an app.
Jun 3, 2017
Whether Camping or Glamping, This is the Camp Stove for YouStyle
Summer is in the air and I’m sure many of you have already made your warm weather travel plans — that said, it’s always nice to be able pack up your tent and sleeping bag and get out under the stars for an impromptu weekend or overnight. I found this camp stove from Biolite a while back and I’ve been hanging onto it, waiting for some warm days to come along before I shared it with you. I’m so excited to finally unbox it today.
May 27, 2017
Attention Vinyl Lovers: A Record Club for a New GenerationStyle
When I was down in High Point celebrating our curated furniture collaboration with Cloth & Company and Amazon last month, I met a lot of wonderful people at our launch party, some who worked in the furniture industry and some who did not. One acquaintance in the latter category was one of the founders of Vinyl Me, Please, who gave me a first-hand account of his company and its story.
May 19, 2017
Three Small Things to Throw in Your Bag to Make Your Day a Little EasierStyle
I know I like to feature products or services that can sometimes seem to serve a very niche purpose (measuring pen, anyone?) but today I wanted to do something a little different. For this week’s Fantastic Find I rounded up a few items that are small enough to throw in your bag, cool enough that you’ll be bragging to your friends about how useful they are, and stylish enough that you won’t mind upgrading your other staples. Let’s open up our bag now, shall we?
May 13, 2017
The Future of Greeting Cards has Arrived (And Luckily It’s Just In Time for Mother’s Day)Style
Happy May everyone! I thought I’d take this moment to remind you (for your sake and for your mother’s) that Mother’s Day is just around the corner. It will quickly be followed by that deluge of events that all seem to hit us at once this time of year… birthdays, weddings, showers (baby and bridal), graduations, you name it. Luckily back at the NY NOW show in February, I came across the lovely folks behind Inklings Greeting Cards.
May 6, 2017
Two New Air Purifiers for Allergy Season (Plus a Super Cute Humidifier for Good Measure!)Living
Today certainly is not the first time I’ve talked about air purifiers on Apartment Therapy but it felt appropriate, as allergy season ramps up, to show you two newer versions of purifiers that I reviewed last year — along with a humidifier that I just couldn’t help but include. Check out these three, watch the video, and let us know what you think in the comments.
Apr 21, 2017
A Stylish Anti-Theft Backpack (You Can Stop Wearing Yours Backwards Now)Style
Well, Spring has finally sprung (at least for us here in New York City!) and I know everyone — myself included — is starting to get that warm weather travel bug. There’s nothing quite like a backpack when you’re traveling, and while any loyal Apartment Therapy reader knows that we simply LOVE to talk about luggage, there’s a new kid on the block. Today I’m excited to share Bobby, which I first saw at the New York Now show a few months ago.
Apr 15, 2017
This Retractable Chair is a Small Space Wonder for Design LoversStyle
Having just finished its impressive Kickstarter campaign, this incredible chair is finally available for all of you edgy design lovers out there to purchase. We got to see it in action just last week when the folks over at RockPaperRobot brought a sample to our office. I was SO impressed and have to say that the pictures certainly do not do it justice.
Apr 8, 2017
Ride in Style: Sleek and Pragmatic Bike Storage Just in Time for SpringStyle
The Spring Equinox is finally upon us, and even if it may not feel that way quite yet, now’s the time to get excited for the prospect of all of those warm weather activities we’ve been missing. Anyone who knows me know that I’m a pretty dedicated biker when it comes to my commute, so when a colleague sent me a link to the Buca Boot, I knew it was something I needed to share with our readers.
Mar 24, 2017
Wow, Floo Powder is Real! Nucleus Has Created A Live Intercom That Can Connect You To Upstairs Or The Other Side of the WorldLiving
Here’s my favorite new home gadget of 2017 so far. When Jonathan Frankel, the CEO and Founder of Nucleus, came to our offices here in NYC to show me his new home intercom system, I was immediately impressed. His inspiration was clear and simple, he wanted an affordable, easy to use home intercom to connect him to his three kids, whether he was downstairs or at the office.
Mar 2, 2017
The Kitchen Gadget That Sold Me on Kitchen GadgetsStyle
I love gadgets, but not usually in the kitchen. Kitchen gadgets are often fads that come and go. Everything I find, however, comes with a good recommendation and this one came from a friend in LA, who emailed me with this crazy happy recommendation: “Maxwell! This thing is so exciting to use and it makes chopping so fun. I use mine almost every day.” Was she being paid to tell me this? Turns out, no — she genuinely loves this thing. So I got one and checked it out.
Feb 23, 2017
Not Just For Valentine’s Day: The Best Year-Round Bouquets to Knock Your Loved One’s Socks OffStyle
Well, Valentine’s Day has come and gone, and whether you are coupled up, single, or somewhere in between, it’s always a wonderful reminder to celebrate all the love in your life. We had a blast rounding up our favorite “flower” delivery services for this exact purpose: to show every type of Valentine that you love them! Best of all, these companies deliver year-round and for all occasions — because why should one day have all the fun?!
Feb 16, 2017
Ones to Watch: Four Makers of Funky Accents We Have Our Eye OnStyle
There are so many artisans worldwide that we stumble upon everyday — from random Etsy searches to popular websites like Society6. I was so excited about last week’s Instagram story because I got to feature not just one but FOUR makers whose products really caught my eye. Watch my video above and read on below to see why I chose these incredibly eye-catching, alternative housewares for today’s Daily Find. I’m sure you have all seen Society6’s round-ups.
Feb 9, 2017
Get Your Resolutions (& Your Passions) Back On Track with the Passion PlannerLiving
We’ve all been there… it’s the end of December, gearing up for the new year, and you start thinking of everything you want to accomplish in 2017. Eat healthy! Do yoga! Meditate! Catch up with old friends! Read all the books, go all the places, do all the things! By the time January 31st rolls around, you’re back in your old habits and the goals that felt so clear have fallen by the wayside.
Feb 2, 2017
This Product Will Have You Throwing Away All Your Old PotholdersStyle
Happy 2017 and welcome back to my Daily Find series on Instagram! I’m so excited to start this year because we have so many wonderful things to share with you. To kick off this month I want to show you a Christmas present I received from one of my colleagues — it is so lovely and I just had to feature it last week! Watch the video above and read on below to see why the Jane Domestic Suede Oven Mitts are this week’s Daily Find.
Jan 10, 2017
Luggage Redefined: A Solution for Stress-Free TravelStyle
Earlier in 2016, I thought Samsonite wouldn’t have anything new and amazing to offer their consumers this year — but they proved me wrong. Last month they launched a new category of Glider suitcases, starting with the Stryde case that totally redefines how we maneuver our luggage. It was just too cool to pass up, so I had to feature it in my Daily Find. Watch the video above and read on below to see why this suitcase is THE solution for stress-free travel.
Dec 20, 2016
Finally, the Uncomplicated Electric Toothbrush We’ve Been Waiting ForLiving
I have always been a little hesitant about electric toothbrushes, mainly because the market is pricey and overly saturated with options — it makes the shopping experience daunting to say the least. When I heard about Goby after it launched in October, I knew that I had found the electric toothbrush for me. Not only is it available at an unbeatable price, it’s also sleek and stylish and will look great in your bathroom.
Dec 6, 2016
The Ordinary Household Object You Won’t Want To Hide AwayStyle
I saw this ladder for the second time when I was at IDS West in Vancouver back in September and it just had such a great look to it — I knew it would be the perfect fit for my Daily Find. We reached out to Hasegawa Ladders to see a sample, and they sent us two of their Lucano 3-step Ladders to test out. Watch the video above and read on to see why these ladders are a must-have for your home!
Nov 22, 2016
The Stylish Bag For Women On The MoveStyle
I was so excited when Amina from Bartaile emailed to tell me about the new C12 bag that she and her co-founder Felicia launched just a few months ago. Bartaile began when these two asked themselves…why is there no such thing as a laptop bag for women? Like, one that is actually designed for women? They didn’t find one they liked — so they made one themselves. Watch my snap above and read on to learn more about this great new company.
Nov 15, 2016
Take Care of Your Eyes with This Lamp Designed Especially for Screen ReadingStyle
If you;re reading this post right now, you’re obviously viewing it on a screen — which is how so much of us spend the majority of our time these days. And this is exactly why the BenQ e-Reading Lamp was designed. Meant for heavy electronic users to help reduce eye strain after long hours spent in front of digital displays, this lamp is not only healthy, it also just looks plain cool. Watch the Snap above and read on to see why this BenQ lamp is my newest Daily Find.
Nov 8, 2016
An Organized and Beautiful Way to Save Mementos in a Digital WorldStyle
I received a Savor starter kit — the Baby and the School Years keepsake boxes — from a friend a few months ago. These boxes are such a beautiful, organized, and well-curated way to store the important objects from your son or daughter’s childhood, and I’ve never seen anything quite like them. Check out my Daily Find video above and read on below to learn more about the Savor keepsake library and why every parent should have one!
Nov 1, 2016
Choose Art To Fit Your Mood With This New Digital DisplayStyle
Last Tuesday was the release of the EO2, the newest product from Electric Objects, so it seemed only fitting that it had be my Daily Find — especially since I have lived with this digital display in my office for the past month! This is not your grandma’s digital frame — Electric Objects has specifically designed this piece for showcasing art. Watch the video above and read on below so you can see why I love this exciting new product!
Oct 25, 2016
These Are the Shatterproof Wine Glasses You’ve Been Looking ForLiving
When I first saw these TaZa cups in a photo, I must say I was pretty surprised to find out that they actually weren’t made of glass. When I was finally able to get my hands on them, I could tell that, while they are definitely not glass, they are a much sturdier plastic than the typical disposable cups you find. Watch my snap above and read on to check out why I took these glasses home from the office after I filmed this Daily Find!
Oct 21, 2016
“Subscribe to Simplicity”: A Monthly Delivery You Have To Try Out!Style
When Morgan from Morgans reached out to tell me about his bathroom basics subscription box, I have to admit that my curiosity was piqued. A subscription box for toiletries? Is this really something that people could get on board with? I had to know more — and when I received my very own box in the mail, I was sold. Watch my Snap above and read on below to find out why this company is my favorite new Daily Find!
Oct 4, 2016
The Must-Have Water Filter for your Home (That’s Not a Space Hog in Your Fridge)Style
We have a 10-cup Soma water filter in our office kitchen that all the Apartment Therapy employees use on a daily basis, so it only felt right to feature this product for one of my Daily Finds! Watch the video above to check out the new Soma Slim, a 6-cup pitcher that is even more fridge-friendly in size than their original. All the Soma products have a beautifully chic, Scandinavian design — simple, white, and played up with a lovely white oak handle or water bottle cap.
Sep 27, 2016
Experience your City to the MAX with this Portable BicycleStyle
I never thought I would use the word “unfold” to describe a fully functional bike — and yet, yesterday I did just that! This week for my Daily Find I got to try out the Brompton Bike and even take it for a quick spin around the office. When you’re not riding this practical bike through busy city streets, it can easily fit in your studio apartment, under your desk at work (next to your Cubii of course), and can even be carried without a fuss on plane, train or automobile.
Sep 20, 2016
Totally Linen Bathroom Makeover Kit from Rough LinenStyle
Snapchat is ON here at AT Media and every Tuesday I’m releasing my Daily Find… Here is a peak at last week’s snap, which also allows you to keep it and view it eternally if you so wish. The find here features a new Bathroom Makeover Kit from one of my favorite linen resources, Rough Linen, a small company in the Bay Area. Follow us on Snapchat! “I found this homespun, hand-sewn linen pillowslip while I was clearing my grandmother’s cottage in Scotland.
Aug 26, 2016
Best Bird Houses: Bushy, Big and CuteStyle
Right now as the birds all fly north again it’s the best time to put up or refresh your bird houses so that you can make sure YOUR yard or rooftop or field or woods is full of birds this next year. While most North American birds choose to nest in tree branches and shrubs, there are more than three dozen species that prefer a natural cavity or hole, such as a bird house provides. Here’s our annual guide. Enjoy and tell me your faves!
May 27, 2016
Best Charcoal Grills: Perfectly Portable to HugeStyle
Grilling is one of the great joys of summer. If you live in an apartment with an especially small outdoor space — or none at all — you may be worried that this particular joy is denied to you, but never fear. Below you will find our absolutely biggest roundup – 17! – of grills big and small, portable and iconic, but ALL charcoal (or wood). Enjoy and tell us your faves. This is our reader favorite.
May 24, 2016
Here’s the Recipe for the Perfect Sofa: Introducing The MaxwellStyle
We’re officially launched! For all of you who are in the market for a sofa and want something fabulously classic, comfortable and well priced, here’s The Maxwell (with special discount just for readers), the first in a whole collection designed in collaboration with Interior Define. Designing this perfect sofa was a process that took nearly a year, but it was worth it.
May 21, 2016
Best Outdoor Candle Hurricanes & Lanterns 2016Style
It’s a bit chilly still in NYC, but down South and out West it must be getting lovely right about now. For the new outdoor season, I’ve rounded up all our best ideas for affordable to splurge-worthy natural outdoor candle hurricanes and lanterns — culled from past ideas, your comments and new research. You can also check out our Best Outdoor String Lights post. Enjoy and share your comments below.
May 18, 2016
Best Hanging Planters 2016Style
Spring has sprung and the desire to surround myself with green is in full force. Bring a little spring inside with these gorgeous hanging planters! Planters are perfect if you’re not really a gardener, you don’t have a ton of floor space or if you just want to combine your love of plants with some gorgeous design. Check out our round up from last year and let me know what we missed! How striking is this?
May 12, 2016
Best Watering Cans 2016: OXO, Haws, Fiskars & 8 MoreStyle
I’ve just begun watering again, so it must be time to run this post. If you’re into good design you don’t want anything ugly or impractical around your house, especially a great tool like a watering can that is all about sustaining life. The cans I’ve rounded up here draw from past lists as well as our great comments. Enjoy and let me know if I’m leaving anything out this year.
May 10, 2016
The Best Modern Gold (and Copper!) FlatwareStyle
A few years ago the only kind of gold flatware you could find was the fussy, old-fashioned kind you associate with expensive wedding rentals. But since then gold has made a comeback in a big way, and suddenly it’s possible to find beautiful, modern gold flatware in a huge variety of styles and price ranges. For those inclined to be adventurous, there are copper and rose gold options, too. We’ve rounded up some of the best.
May 4, 2016
Best Market Umbrellas: IKEA, Dayva, RH, Curran & 11 MoreStyle
It’s that time again. Time to take a look at your outdoor umbrella and see if it needs replacing after being lashed and destroyed last season. OR, it’s time to finally get yourself your first dash of color and protection for your outdoor space, that will allow you to have a meal in the midday sun or sit up on the roof in the middle of a summer rain shower.
May 4, 2016
Top Travel Guides: Lonely Planet, Rick Steves & MoreStyle
We’ve spent a good part of April bringing you travel tips and tricks, and I hope you’ve been inspired to plan a little get-away! With the internet, planning a trip seems almost too easy, no travel agents needed, apps that send you flight deals, you don’t even need a map when you get there anymore. But I still think you can get a lot of value out of guidebooks, especially for big trips.
Apr 29, 2016
Let The Dogs Out: Our Top Dog LeashesStyle
Sometimes a joy, sometimes a chore, taking your dog out for a walk is a necessary part of pet ownership. There are a million and one leashes to choose from out there, so we’ve picked out a few of our favorites. And remember, every dog is different and has different needs so make sure you’re choosing the right kind of leash for your dog. Not sure what you need? Cesar Milan has a quick and informative guide for picking one out. Tell us your dog walking go-to in the comments!
Apr 25, 2016
The Best Notebooks: Reader FavoritesStyle
Last year we did a quick roundup of the best paper notebooks. We asked for your faves in the comments section and boy did you deliver. We even had reader Jeoffrey point us in the direction of Notebook Stories, a resource for all things notebook related. Here we’ve rounded up some reader favorites, so you can find one that’s write for you. Reader Seayah said “Shinola journals are pretty much my Platonic ideal journals.
Apr 19, 2016
The Best Toiletry KitsStyle
There are a million things to think about when packing. And yeah, most of the time you can run out and grab toothpaste if you forget it, but it’s nice to have one less thing you have to think about. Here’s a roundup of our top picks for toiletry bags: stay organized, stay stylish and keep your clothes shampoo-free. Weigh in with your favorites!!! This beauty comes from Hard Graft, a UK based leather goods company. Made of Tuscan leather (how luxurious does that sound?
Apr 18, 2016
Best Luggage for a Great Trip: Raden, Patagonia, Tumi & 9 MoreStyle
We’ve got brand new entrants this year! Luggage is getting a shake up and I’ve taken Samsonite off the list for the first time. Waging war against the big guys, just like all those new mattress upstarts, Josh Udashkin and his new RADEN luggage and the Bluesmart team represents a new generation of internet driven designs.
Apr 13, 2016
April Shower Proof: Rain Boots to Keep You DryStyle
For the most part, Spring is a joy. We start to emerge from our apartments to take in the cherry blossoms, toss on our lighter coats and occasionally get caught in a thunderstorm. We’ve rounded up a series of stylish boots for those rainy days when you can’t just stay home curled up with a good book. This high-end option from Italian brand Aquatalia is gorgeous enough to wear everyday.
Apr 11, 2016
Good Design Travel Shoes: Keen, Merrell, ECCO & MoreStyle
We’ve all seen that person on vacation. Lost expression, fanny pack and, of course, sandals with socks. If you know you’re going to be walking around a lot, the last thing you want is a shoe that will kill your feet, but you also don’t want to be that guy. We’ve rounded up a few comfortable and stylish options from hiking boots to flats, that you can toss in your bag knowing you’ll look and feel good.
Apr 7, 2016
10 Best Weekend Bags for the Perfect GetawayStyle
I love doing this post. It’s so OPTIMISTIC. Who knew that a small, light, affordable bag would stand for freedom and the prospect of getting away (anywhere!) on one of the upcoming WARM spring and summer weekends. Here’s a totally new list, rebuilt and added to from our Best Weekend Bags of 2015 list. Check it out and, as always, leave us your picks and comments below. That’s how these lists get better. 🙂 This could be your forever tote.
Apr 4, 2016
Perfect Fit: Best Bathroom ScalesStyle
Bathroom scales are extremely useful if you’re tracking your health, but they can be a. Ugly b. Large & Awkward and c. Cold & Clammy. Things have changed a lot since I started covering them with the advent of health tracking and wifi (You can see our Best Bathroom Scale posts from 2008, 2010 and 2011). I’ve had a Withings wifi scale for nearly five years and I love it, so it’s included below, along with a range of curated picks that meet with my full approval.
Apr 1, 2016
Best Electric ToothbrushesStyle
Brushing your teeth. We all do it, some begrudgingly, some enthusiastically. If you’re looking to elevate your brushing experience (and get a little more thorough) check out these three excellent electric toothbrushes. There’s nothing wrong with brushing manually (as long as you’re doing it two times a day and flossing) but research has shown that electric toothbrushes give you a slight leg up, hygiene-wise.
Mar 28, 2016
Best Face Oils: Drunk Elephant, Josie Maran & MoreStyle
We did our first roundup last year, and we’re back with a wide variety of oils for different skin types and price points. Have a face oil that’s changed your life? Share it with us in the comments! First up is the splurgiest recommendation on the list. A high end, antioxidant packed oil from Drunk Elephant, a company that specializes in unscented and non-irritating beauty products.
Mar 23, 2016
Best Fitness Trackers: Fitbit, Apple, Garmin, and MoreStyle
While some may consider fitness trackers trendy, they don’t appear to be going away anytime soon. And with good reason! They not only help you monitor your activity, but they can also help you track the quantity and quality of your sleep, record your heart rate, and provide reminders to get up and move. We’ve rounded up some of the most popular and useful options to help get you started on your fitness tracking journey.
Mar 21, 2016
Best Stylish Task & Desk Lamps – High to LowStyle
A brand new list for those special, eye catching and hard working lamps that finish off the space where you do your best thinking. If you want to see last years top 12 picks in task and desk lamps, head over here. Meanwhile, here’s an all new selection, grouped by price, which should be a quick guide to what’s really fresh and good on the market.
Mar 14, 2016