Monday on Marketplace: 5 Unique Listings Under $300
You don’t have to drop thousands of dollars when shopping for one-of-a-kind vintage finds. These mid-century and industrial retro finds are all available for under $300 a piece. Head to the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for a glimpse of all the goodies you can get on a budget. Looking for a good refurbishing project? This drop front desk from the Bassett Mayan Collection is priced well because it needs some work.
Feb 13, 2017
This Online Dollar Store is Just for Beauty Supplies
If you’re among the makeup obsessed but would rather not drop whole paychecks at Sephora, here’s a store you need to know about. Miss A is the first and only online dollar store devoted to beauty products. Not that we’re knocking Sephora; even as a card-carrying VIB Rouge member, I got excited by Miss A‘s plethora of bargain beauty deals.
Feb 12, 2017
4 Things You Can Buy for $1000 Instead of the New iPhone
Apple is unveiling its new phones tomorrow, and it’s basically confirmed now that prices will start at $1,000. That, as the New York Times puts it, is “luxury territory,” and it’s about what the cost of their entry level laptop retails for. While we surely have love for the design-driven brand (full disclosure: currently typing this from my beloved Macbook Pro as my iPhone 7 Plus sits within arm’s reach), four figures can buy a lot.
Feb 10, 2017
9 Valentine’s Day Gifts That Are Also Presents for Your Home
Whether you’ve been dating for a month or cohabiting for years, there’s nothing wrong with choosing a Valentine’s Day gift that’s in the best interest of your significant other’s home—or even better—the home you share together. All the gifts here will surely please their recipient (even if that recipient is you, or a Galentine’s Day pal) while improving the quality of your home.
Feb 10, 2017
Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Blu Dot
Many of us have been there: You’re on the hunt for a new sofa but you’re tired of the options at your local stores, so you go online to wrangle some fresh ideas. Plenty make your “maybe” list and grace your dedicated Pinterest board, but you just can’t bite the bullet without sitting on the sofa yourself. We get it…that’s a tricky position to be in.
Feb 10, 2017
Build It on a Budget: Entryway Finds To Welcome You Home In Style
A welcome mat is just the start. When your guests walk into your home, it needs to make an introduction. A foyer should reflect your personality while still being approachable. All while also offering a landing spot for mail, keys and the array of stuff you bring home daily. It is possible to achieve the grand entrance without a grand budget.
Feb 9, 2017
Reviewed: The Most Comfortable Sofas at Crate & Barrel
Have you been eyeing a sofa at Crate & Barrel but can’t make it into one of their locations to test it out for yourself? Or maybe you have a few contenders on your list, but need help narrowing them down? That’s where the Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad comes in. We had eight of our editors hit up C&B (as well as four other stores) to couch surf through all 20 models on the floor of the retailer’s SoHo location, taking note of vital sofa-buying criteria: How deep is it?
Feb 9, 2017
Get Ready to Go Boho
I am a firm believer in “too much of a good thing.” Despite being a dedicated modernist through and through, you can only dig through so many mid-century designs before it starts to feel a little repetitive and over-saturated. In a world of sharp edges and sometimes cookie-cutter design, it’s nice to find some respite: the relaxed, grounded look of bohemian style.
Feb 8, 2017
CB2’s Latest Collection is a Calming Dose of Zen
CB2’s newest collection is calm, cool, and collected. The modern retailer partnered with designer Ross Cassidy, who took his inspiration from Japan for the luxe-meets-minimalist line. The LA-based, South African-born Cassidy—whom you might recognize from Bravo’s 2011 show Million Dollar Decorators—has worked with the likes of Sia, actor Alex Pettyfer, and model Amber Valetta, and his collection adds a refined twist to utilitarian design.
Feb 8, 2017
Perfect (& Foolproof!) Ways to Wrap a Gift for Your Design-Loving Valentine
Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching. And while you’ve probably got the actual gift covered for your design-loving bae, what about the wrapping? Wrappu, a Munich-based design company, is making it easy to forego the cheesy hearts and cartoon bears this year for wrapping that says, “I love you as evidenced by my knowledge of immaculate taste.
Feb 8, 2017
Vintage Wood Desks for Every Budget
Mid-century modern style isn’t hard to come by these days; when you’re just starting out and need to furnish a new space, low-cost reproductions can be a huge design (and life) saver. But when you’re finally ready to say goodbye to the imitators and move onto the real deal, an authentic vintage desk is the best way to enter the world of established adults. And there are a ton currently listed for way less than you may think.
Feb 7, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Good Deals
If you hit snooze this weekend and missed the peak scavenger hours at your local flea market or neighborhood garage sale, never fear. The Apartment Therapy Marketplace is a great resource to browse value finds in your area. To lead the way, I’ve picked out some listings priced to move quickly. Custom sofas can cost as much as a car. A crazy thought when you think about the milage you put on each. This Milo Baughman custom sofa for Thayer Coggin is a steal of epic proportions.
Feb 6, 2017
Introducing the Sofa Squad: Our Hunt for REALLY Comfortable Sofas
This month, we are kicking off a new series: The Apartment Therapy Sofa Squad. Internally known simply as “Sofa Squad”, our editorial team converged on New York City to couch surf our way through a hefty helping of retailers. We sat. We lounged. We plopped. We cocooned. We nestled. We faux napped (some may have actually napped.) All in the name of Sofa Squad. SS’s mission is to do the sitting and rating for you.
Feb 6, 2017
Stylish Storage, Crazy Low Prices: Online Dollar Store Hollar Launches Private Label
If you’ve ever found yourself lost amidst the rows of The Container Store wondering why what essentially amounts to a simple box is so dang expensive, we’ve got great news. Hollar, the world’s first online-only dollar store, just launched their own private label home collection, and it’s chock full of inexpensive items to keep your life organized. Brick-and-mortar dollar stores are doing quite well these days.
Feb 4, 2017
These New Skincare Products Are a Perfect Après Ski Routine
No matter if you love to hit the slopes, or if your idea of sport is watching from in front of a warm fire, winter weather is rough on the skin. Check out a few new products designed to keep your face as fresh as that powder in Aspen or Jackson Hole. And while you’re at it, remember that skiing conditions are going to leave your skin pretty vulnerable thanks to the sun, the wind, and general altitude dryness.
Feb 4, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Mid-Century Madness
Without robbing the bank, it is possible to furnish your home with pieces of high style and quality. Apartment Therapy Marketplace is full of mid-century finds for sale. See what picks you should splurge on, save or steal. Putting your feet up is one of life’s little pleasures. If there was ever a reason to drop almost $200 on a foot rest, this would be the one. The classic mid-century ottoman has shed its old, faded vinyl covering for a lovely blue woven upholstery fabric.
Feb 3, 2017
Designed to Be Hacked: IKEA’s First “Open Source” Sofa is Coming
IKEA is working on a sofa that’s sure to be a hacker’s dream; DELAKTIG is a customizable platform that will have a variety of third-party add-ons. And according to the Wall Street Journal, it will be available early next year. DELAKTIG will feature an aluminum frame and slatted base so that it can be fully flat-packed—more like a bed instead of a sofa.
Feb 3, 2017
Vacation Every Day: Where to Buy Tropical Leaf-Print Wallpapers
Tropical prints like banana and palm tree leaves, monster plants and beyond have been hotter than the climates they normally reside in over the past year, and are still going strong. These leafy motifs make a space eternally happy, playful and perfect for daydreaming about lounging on the beach all day, even in the dead of winter. Be made in the shade with these 11 picks and sources.
Feb 2, 2017
Southwest & Virgin Have Amazing Flight Deals, But You Have to Book Now
Ready for a vacation? If you’re thinking of traveling in the next couple months, today’s the day to book your flights. Both Southwest and Virgin America have some pretty sweet deals going on, but they’re ending soon! There are are over 80 origin cities included in Southwest’s Spring Break sale—from Akron to Wichita—so chances are, there’s one near you.
Feb 2, 2017
Design 101: The Best of Paul McCobb
You know a beautiful piece when you see it, but can you pick a Saarinen from a Baumritter? In an ongoing effort to bring a little background into the world of design, I’m sharing some favorite old-school designers who’s pieces are still being coveted to this day. So diehard minimalists, I’d like to introduce you to your new favorite person: Paul McCobb.
Feb 2, 2017
People Were Showering with Mrs. Meyers, So They Made Some Actual Body Wash
If you’re as obsessed with Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day and their garden-fresh smelling cleaning products as we are, the news we’re about to tell you is going to brighten up your world like a beautiful spring day.
Feb 2, 2017
Shop for a Cause: 6 Items That Give Back
The holidays are long over, but whether you’ve got a New Year’s Resolution to support charities more or you just want a unique gift that gives right back, there are some options out there. From candles and decorative trays to jewelry and tees, here’s a round-up of some great home goods and clothing items that donate part of proceeds to organizations doing good works across the country and globe.
Feb 1, 2017
The Natural Beauty of Reclaimed Wood
A common concern when designing your home can be accidentally creating The Over-Editorialized Space: you’ve added so many well-styled elements that it begins to read as more of a “look, don’t touch” setup, rather than a comfortable home. Any easy remedy for this? Taking a more natural approach. Reclaimed wood is kind of an interior design savior.
Feb 1, 2017
IKEA’s New Colorful SPRIDD Collection is Inspired By Music
While everyone was ogling at the new PS 2017 collection that debuted last week, IKEA also released another line, a collaboration with fashion designer Kit Neale. SPRIDD is full of bright colors and bold patterns, and is inspired by youth culture and music. The SPRIDD collection features pieces that are lightweight and meant for an on-the-go lifestyle—think dorm living and music festivals.
Jan 31, 2017
Best Bets for Dining Sets on Apartment Therapy Marketplace
After my roommate moved out and took almost everything (save many candle stubs and decorative dish rags), I was left table-less. And since there’s nothing more depressing than eating a microwaved dinner in bed, hunting down an appropriate kitchen table became my number one priority. The point of this sad tale is that for something as important as eating and entertaining, you need to find the right dining setup. ASAP.
Jan 31, 2017
We (Bravely) Tried the (Really, Sort of Scary) Product That Claims to Make Your Feet Baby Soft
Last week, we introduced a new series in which we put cult classic beauty products to the test to find out whether they’re worth the hype. First, we set our gaze on the best-selling Maybelline Great Lash mascara; now, we’re tackling Baby Foot, an exfoliating peel for the feet made internet famous thanks to the many shudder-inflicting photos of molting skin posted by users.
Jan 31, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 New Listings
All Mondays are tough, with the last Monday of January even more so. Who can remember those resolutions we made weeks ago or even what warm weather feels like? Don’t allow the mundane routine of start of the week get to you; let your imagination run wild as you browse the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. Scoring one of these new listings is a surefire way to make your Monday just marvelous. Swedish Westnofa Leather Chair Statement chairs like this one don’t come around every day.
Jan 30, 2017
Does This Heralded Drugstore Mascara Deserve the Hype?
We’ve all had that moment where someone has recommended a product to you in which they say, “Everyone loves this, it’s perfect. It cleared up my skin and made my lashes longer and crushed all my enemies!” There are a lot of cosmetics out there that have been heavily recommended for ages now, so it’s time we take a look at them and see if they really are worth the hype.
Jan 26, 2017
IKEA’s New PS 2017 Collection is Here & It’s a Happy Modern Dream
Anytime IKEA announces a new line of furnishings and home accessories, we find that cause to celebrate (or at the very least squeal with delight). Available this February, the PS 2017 collection speaks to what we know and love about the Swedish retailer; each piece is playfully and smartly designed, most doing double duty.
Jan 26, 2017
The Perfect Blend of Vintage and Modern
Picture this: you’re about 10 rows deep into the vintage furniture warehouse of your dreams. The walls are closing in. You’re surrounded by options but no clear path, with an Eames sofa, Baumritter dresser and a 1970’s painting of cat clouding your vision. You know you want to add vintage pieces, but where to begin?!
Jan 25, 2017
Everything You Want (& Need) To Know Before Buying Furniture
Buying furniture can be intimidating, even if you know what you’re looking for in terms of style (if you don’t, that’s an entirely different mountain to climb.) For instance, how do you really know what you’re spending your valuable dollars on will last? What materials are best for wear-and-tear? What questions should you be asking a sales person before committing to a purchase? We turned to the pros (i.e.
Jan 24, 2017
How the Owner of this 140-Square-Foot Micro Apartment Gets By Without a Sofa
One of the things I love about small spaces is the way they encourage creativity. When you don’t have a lot of room, you’re forced to think outside the box, and this can lead to all kinds of interesting solutions. Szymon Hanczar, the denizen of an almost frighteningly efficient 140-square-foot apartment in the Polish city of Wroclaw, has come up with a solution I’ve never seen before: swapping your couch for a hammock.
Jan 23, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Bargain Finds
Don’t let the Monday doldrums get you down! We’re back this week with five oh-so-good listings fresh to the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. Nab one of these deals before they’re gone. Mid-century Danish Rocker in Los Angeles, CA Don’t fight the deep jewel tones drawing you to this find. The Mid-century Rocker made by Lawrence Peabody for Nemschoff is comfortable and well-made. Tuck it into a reading nook with a standing lamp and throw.
Jan 23, 2017
Shop Courtney Cox’s Vintage Sale on One Kings Lane
Courtney Cox is redecorating her Malibu home, so it’s out with the old to make way for the new. The “Friends” & “Cougar Town” star’s sale on One Kings Lane is chock full of vintage gems. Cox tells OKL that the property she’s owned for a decade is her forever home: “This is a house I’ll never move from; it really is so special to me. But because I like to move more than I’m able to—because now I’ve found the perfect home!
Jan 22, 2017
Splurge, Save, Steal: Grab a Seat
Here are three Apartment Therapy Marketplace listings worthy of splurging on, saving on or simply stealing. (Not that we condone criminal acts for the sake of good style.) Weigh in with your picks but don’t stop there! Take a look at the plethora of chairs available for sale. Splurge At $350 a pop, these custom stools are definitively a splurge and one you can feel good about making. Built with old barn wood reclaimed from all over the United States, the construction is sustainably made.
Jan 20, 2017
Design 101: The Best of Milo Baughman
The way I see it, there are two stages to getting into the world of design: learning names, then attaching them to specific works. It’s one thing to be certain that someone named Florence Knoll designed something at some point, but would you be able to pick her work out of a lineup? Close that search bar, because Design 101 is in session.
Jan 19, 2017
A Cheat Sheet for Decoding Television Buying Jargon (When it All Means Nothing to You)
Thanks to leaps in innovation, televisions with flat screens, curved screens, and super high resolution are getting more affordable by the day. Unfortunately, buying a TV is more complicated to navigate than ever, with all the acronyms, jargon, and numbers that mean…what, exactly? It’s as if the tech is evolving so fast that no one’s taking the time to explain it to the average buyer. So let’s break this all down into plain english.
Jan 19, 2017
One-of-a-Kind Kilim Rugs for Every Budget
We live in a world of easily accessible knockoffs: for every authentic Eames chair, chances are you can find hundreds of cheap plastic counterparts. And while I’m never opposed to saving, some things are definitely worth investing in, both for the look and quality that you’re guaranteed. Kilim rugs are the perfect example of this. Turkish in origin, the flat-weaving technique behind these rugs produces crisp lines and bold patterns.
Jan 17, 2017
The 6 Things You Absolutely Need to Know Before Buying a TV…When They All Look the Same to You
Arm yourself with these six nuggets of knowledge (that actually matter), and some comfort around the jargon, and you'll be set to buy the perfect set.
Jan 17, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Great Finds
Well into the thick of January, it’s time to reward yourself for working on resolutions past the first week of the month. Treat yourself by shopping Apartment Therapy Marketplace, including the interesting, funky fresh finds newly listed finds below. Go ahead, you deserve it. At first glance the tapered lines and creamy Naugahyde upholstery gives this Danish Teak Rocker a contemporary appearance.
Jan 16, 2017
Have a Beautiful Year: Easy-to-Keep Beauty Resolutions
Whether you’re opting to work out more regularly or make time to unplug for a set number of hours a day, the best New Year’s resolutions are a combination of self-care and self-improvement. Though it may sound trivial, don’t forget to squeeze in some skincare efforts, as well.
Jan 14, 2017
The Best of Vintage Barcarts in Our Marketplace
Forget about dryuary. It’s now during these cold, dreary nights that we most enjoy a cocktail to lift our spirits. Mixing Old Fashionds is easy when you house the liquor collection and glassware on a bar cart. I’ve rounded up the best options you’ll want to reach for whether you’re pouring for several or just you. From: I Like Mike’s Midcentury Modern in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn This Brooklyn dealer only sells Mid-century furniture in pristine condition.
Jan 12, 2017
10 Excellent Sources for Buying Birch Tree Wallpaper
Birch wallpaper just keeps on keeping on, not really ever losing style steam, and for good reason: it works with almost any decor, can range from delicate and natural to bold and minimalist, makes for a great statement wall but can be used on all four walls without being overwhelming, and it’s simply irresistible. Birch trees are beautiful and magical and most of us don’t get to see them too often!
Jan 10, 2017
Vintage Mid-Century Wall Units for Every Budget
If there’s one thing every tenant and homeowner can agree on, it’s that you can always use more storage options. Everyone, I’m here to introduce you to your new, multifunctional life saver: the wall unit. While standalone hutches and credenzas can take up valuable floor space, the wall unit keeps everything tucked neatly away against (and often elevated onto) the wall.
Jan 10, 2017
Monday on Marketplace: 5 Hot New Finds
Most of the country is snowed in and whether you are or not, start the week with some deals. From the comfort of your own home, shop the Apartment Therapy Marketplace. See what’s newly listed and hot for the picking. Z Gallerie Stella Chair in Chicago, Illinois Imagine spending the rest of winter curled up in this oh-so-comfortable easy chair with a good book. Note the seller’s warning that you will not want to get up.
Jan 9, 2017
Easy Upgrade: The Simple Switch That’ll Make Your Bathroom Less Dingy & More Stylish
Truth time: I really hate fabric bathmats. They get wet, and moldy, and they never fail to soak your socks when you walk into the room after someone has just showered. Not realizing that there was a better option, I continued to replace one mildewy, formerly-fluffy mat after the next. Until one day, I went to the Turkish baths and spotted my solution sitting in front of the aromatherapy room: the wooden slated mat. It dried quickly, excess water could drip through, it smelled like fresh cedar.
Jan 8, 2017
Friday Finds: Splurge, Save, Steal
Let’s play a game. In the spirit of F#@K, Marry, Kill—I’m bringing you three finds from the Apartment Therapy Marketplace you won’t get anywhere else. See what’s worthy of blowing your budget and what deals are so good that it’s almost criminal. Splurge Blush is so hot right now and these dining chairs have glam appeal. The scallop fan backs and heavy brass material are worth the price tag.
Jan 6, 2017
The Best of Reclaimed Wood Tables in Our Marketplace
The reclaimed wood look is still trending and rightfully so. Not only is it a more environmentally-friendly option, but each piece comes with an interesting history. Plus, if you get a water mark or a scratch, it just adds more character. The Apartment Therapy Classifieds is full of reclaimed wood tables to peruse at your leisure. However if you’re looking for the best, these sellers are making some truly special tables.
Jan 5, 2017
Thrift Shopping Tips from a Vintage Treasure Hunter
Emily Waldman‘s Austin house is full of treasures—vintage and antique gems she’s scoured from many different places. As a true treasure hunter, Goodwills and Craiglist prove to be fertile decor hunting ground for her, as well. Below, in her own words, Emily shares some of her top tips for vintage treasure hunting. At thrift shops I am happy to pay $3 for a vase, since most thrift stores benefit nonprofits.
Jan 5, 2017
The Unintentional Upside to MCMBKNY’s Love of Mid-Century
It happened by accident, really. When Mante and Alex first fell in love with Mid-century furniture, they had no intention of opening their own shop—MCMBKNY. Having grown weary of the wasteful culture plaguing interior decor, they began looking for vintage pieces with quality craftsmanship. “Most of the things that are produced today have very temporary lifespan,” said Mante.
Jan 4, 2017
The Biggest Sales of 2017 (So Far)
I know we’ve just come off the busiest shopping season of the year, but you wouldn’t be alone in buying something for yourself today. Dubbed “Holiday hangover day,” retailers have started to see an uptick in purchases on that first day back from vacation. And it makes sense—people have gift cards to spend, resolutions to uphold (new workout clothes totally make going to the gym easier), and unfulfilled wish lists to tick off.
Jan 3, 2017
Vintage Mid-Century Highboys for Every Budget
With a new year upon us, most people are looking to get their lives downsized and organized. And if you’re anything like me, chances are your clothing (and bedroom storage in general) are going to be a big priority. So while checking the Apartment Therapy Marketplace for the best new deals of the week, I stumbled upon our solution to this universal problem: the highboy. If clean design and optimal storage had a baby, it would be the highboy.
Jan 2, 2017
Get Yourself a Present: The Best After-Christmas Sales
The presents may be unwrapped, but some of the best deals are just starting. The last week of the year is a time when retailers want to clear their inventory for new merchandise, and we reap the benefits. We gathered the best after-Christmas sales from around the internet and put them all right here, for your bargain hunting convenience.
Dec 26, 2016
Navy is the New Black
Let’s start by getting one thing out of the way: this is very painful for me. As a lifelong, tried-and-true, loyal devotee to the cult of Basically Only Accenting With Black, it’s understandably hard for me to accept that another shade could be taking its place. But the design world has spoken, and navy is expected to leave its mark on 2017 in a big way. And wouldn’t you know it, I’ve warmed up to the look.
Dec 21, 2016
A Credenza for Every Budget
Loyalists to the Apartment Therapy Marketplace know that tons of great new stuff is added every day. But since we live in a busy world, you might not get the chance to check for new listings as much as you’d like. That’s where I come in. I spend a good amount of time digging through the latest uploads each day, and am more than happy to spread the love when it comes to great deals.
Dec 20, 2016
The Ultimate Nap: Now You Can Pop a Tent Over Your Bed
Could you use a little more coziness when curling up for a nap? Privacy Pop has come up with the Bed Tent, a portable enclosure that works with your current mattress and bed frame to give you better rest. Much like its camping counterpart, the Bed Tent has two doors that roll up or zip closed, and two mesh windows on either end that can be opened or closed based on how much light you want inside.
Dec 15, 2016
The Dane Bringing Authentic Modern Design to NYC
Lars Noah Balderskilde has plenty to celebrate this month. It’s the six month anniversary of opening Lanoba, his successful shop specializing in Danish Mid-Century Modern furniture. The recent New York transplant had been living abroad but moved to the city to start a new adventure. Lars followed his passion for design by bringing authentic Danish goods—particularly Mid-Century style to America. After all, Denmark is one of the spots where the movement really hit its peak.
Dec 15, 2016
Sleep Mode: Where to Buy Matching PJs for the Whole Family (& Grownup Onesies, if that’s Your Thing)
Sleepwear is a many-splendored thing. On top of being a great last-minute gift idea, a solid set of pajamas is guaranteed to keep you (and your loved ones) comfy and warm all winter long. Luckily, the Internet likes jammies just as much as we do, and while most loungewear on the market deserves some time to shine, we thought it would be fun to focus on two of our current faves: adult onesies and matching family sets.
Dec 5, 2016
The Surprising Thing You Should Pay Attention to Next Time You Thrift
We’ve shared thrift shopping tips before, like How to Leave a Thrift Store and Love What You Bought, Unexpected Items to Look for When Thrift Shopping, The Art of Getting the Best Deal When You Thrift Shop and even Thrifting Secrets from Someone Whose Home Looks Like a Million Bucks. But before you head off to your next shopping trip, listen to this one last piece of advice from master thrifter Tavia (of A Lovely Minneapolis Home Full of Thrifted Buys & Frugal Finds).
Dec 4, 2016
Futuristic Footwear: 9 Designs that Prove Shoes are Getting Smarter
As footwear goes, it’s safe to say that Heelys are basically The Flintstones of futuristic shoes (sorry, but roller shoes are so last decade). While we would just as soon continue wearing shoes strictly for coverage, orthopedic comfort and simple style, the tech-heavy trend of futuristic shoes is so intriguing, it’s difficult to ignore. From Marty McFly to ones that warm your toes, here are nine shoes that have paved the path toward the future of footwear.
Dec 2, 2016
Where To Buy Next-Level, Out-of-this-World Wrapping Paper
I love a roll of cheap-and-chic craft paper as much as the next budget-conscious gift giver, but sometimes, you just have to pull out the good stuff. When you’re in the market for paper so pretty (or punny) it risks out-shining the gift (or out-laughing the gag gift), these seven sources have you covered. This family-run print shop in Wyckoff, New Jersey, has been producing beautifully patterned gift wrap and stationery since 1974.
Nov 30, 2016
How One Frugal Shopper Created a Lovely Home on a Limited Budget
Tavia’s inviting home doesn’t sport any one specific style, and yet it perfectly shows off her personality. It’s full of well-made furniture and quirky accessories. It’s the kind of space you’d instantly be comfortable in. Her home is impressive for all the reasons listed above, but it’s also admirable because Tavia didn’t spend a ton of money. She crafted this warm, lived-in home thanks to the frugal powers of thrifting.
Nov 30, 2016
Get the Look: Vintage, Eclectic & Colorful Style
Bold, colorful, and vintage — if that’s your goal, take a peek at Allison’s resource lists from her unforgettable Austin apartment to shop her style and instantly fill your space with colorful kitschy decor! charset="utf-8" src="
Nov 23, 2016
Here Are 4 Things We Hope Go On Sale for Black Friday
Now that the holiday season is upon us, we’re making our shopping lists. Some of us even have an idea of what we want to get our loved ones (or ourselves), and here’s one way we save: by adding items to our shopping carts now, and then checking the prices on Black Friday. It doesn’t always result in a lower price, but sometimes it does.
Nov 23, 2016
The Ordinary Household Object You Won’t Want To Hide Away
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
5 Things You Haven’t Thought to Buy on Black Friday, But Should
It’s a specific list of product types that rule Black Friday: TVs and computers (basically, consumer electronics in general), toys and clothing. Though we cannot deny there are really great deals to be had at the expected big box stores, there are plenty of other unexpected shopping categories that are often overlooked. Here are five you should consider scooping up! According to Dealnews.
Nov 22, 2016
The Weirdest Things We’ve Bought On Amazon
Have you ever looked back through your purchase history on Amazon? While mine is a mix of household necessities and the Ghosts of Christmas and Birthdays Past, there are some real head scratchers in there, too. I knew I couldn’t be the only one, so I asked some brave coworkers to dig through their Amazon account and share one of their weirder buys.
Nov 21, 2016
One Stop Online Shopping: 8 Hosting Essentials to Order Now for the Holidays
If you are hosting guests this holiday season, you’ve got plenty on your plate (pun intended) already. Why not do one quick sweep through Amazon right now to pick up any of the essentials that you might be missing for hosting a crowd? You’ll be done in no time, in one fell swoop, from the comfort of somewhere (anywhere!) far less stressy than the mall. It’ll be fewer stores to have to hit up IRL and there are deals to be had.
Nov 17, 2016
Design Editor’s Short List: New World Market Items I’ve Got My Eye On
In the early 2000s, Pier One Imports was the epitome of worldly sophistication for me, what with its exotic wood furniture, beaded throw pillows and Buddha statues galore. When I redecorated my post-collegiate bedroom, I hit up the store for unique international treasures. “Why yes, these ruffled dupioni silk throw pillows are from the foreign land of Kissimmee, Florida.” Fast forward a decade, and I’ve discovered a new local mecca for global goods: World Market.
Nov 16, 2016
Bed Bath & Beyond Wants You to Drink While Holiday Shopping
Bed Bath & Beyond has been trying to think outside the (big) box this year. The retailer’s newest plan to boost its bottom line? Opening a bar and restaurant in Brooklyn. The New York Post is reporting that the company is planning to open a restaurant serving wine and beer as part of its BEYOND at Liberty View store in Sunset Park, Brooklyn.
Nov 15, 2016
How To Pack Light (While Still Taking Along Every Product You Own)
We all have that friend who knows how to pack light—the one who loves showing off her modest weekender bag next to your overstuffed full-size suitcase. The same one who then asks to borrow your toothpaste, and who you suspect swiped some of the shampoo you left in the shower. So, is there really a way to do it? Can you actually pack light and still bring all the essentials? Yes, and these mini cosmetics, tools and toiletries may be the secret solution.
Nov 10, 2016
Mermaid Hair Problems: 11 Cleaning Products Anyone with Colored Hair Needs to Keep Around
Attaining the perfect shade of mermaid hair might be #goals, but bright hair dyes come with serious upkeep and can make a mess, especially if you color your hair at home. If unicorn hair is what you seek, you need to keep these cleaning products on hand—the good news is, you probably have most of them already, so you’re one step closer to the mermaid hair of your dreams. What you need it for: Removing any hair dye stains from your skin, post-coloring sesh—just mix with soap.
Nov 10, 2016