Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 6 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Jul 14, 2023
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know home products — it’s kind of my thing. Now, I’m letting you in on the fun, bringing top picks from our editors’ radars straight to your very own space.

Not sure where to shop, or just need some quick inspo? Start here with a weekly rundown of AT editors’ favorite finds, from things we’ve tested and exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

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“I just heard about this prints and posters retailer, Desenio, and have been poking through the site. There are so many amazing pieces — everything from colorful abstracts to contemporary photography to realist prints — that start at $10 and $20, which is just the right price if you're looking to fill out a gallery wall. I'm particularly drawn to this graphic floral print that feels like it would fit right in at my mid-century home, but there are tons of others that I'm eyeing, too.” —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director

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“I love the idea of plentiful ice on hand, and, since my fridge does not have an ice maker, I got myself a countertop version. All the dimensions are under 11 inches so it doesn’t take up much space, and my iced coffee consumption is no longer thwarted by empty ice trays.” —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director

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“When I’m stuck at home on a rainy day in the summer, I like to try my best attempt at having a mini spa day at home. I turn to this decorative, limited-edition candle trio to immediately set the mood. They’re made of all-natural essential oils and placed inside these super stylish porcelain vessels, which completely elevate the ambiance when I set them in the windowsill or on the coffee and end tables. Plus, they burn so clean, and it feels like they last forever, especially considering their size. The Cucumber Mint scent calms me like no other!” —Charli Penn, Executive Lifestyle Director

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My Sheets Rock

“I finally found the ultimate cooling sheets for hot sleepers: ‘The Regulator’ sheets from My Sheets Rock. Made from high-grade, sustainably sourced Oeko-Tex-certified bamboo rayon, these sheets boast eight heat-fighting benefits, including breathable construction, moisture-wicking technology, and a lightweight feel that won’t weigh you down. The feature that really sold me on them, however, was the added temperature-regulating design, meaning I could count on these sheets to keep my body at a consistently comfortable temperature, whether I was sleeping through a heatwave or a nor’easter!” —Sarah Vazquez, Commerce SEO Editor

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Getting a new couch a few months ago has (naturally) inspired a total living room redesign, and one recent little decor newcomer has become my biggest unsung decorating hero: CB2’s black slight table lamp. I bought a pair of these on sale around Fourth of July, and they couldn’t be more perfect for the mini rattan side tables bookending my sofa. The compact base takes up minimal surface area, and they’re actually fairly tall — 28 inches, to be exact. Paired with the textured shade, these lights add much-needed height and modernity to my teeny space.” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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Blue Bottle Coffee

“Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd, is everywhere right now, literally, thanks to a summer world tour and his new show ‘The Idol’ on MAX. One place I didn’t necessarily expect him to pop up, though? In a collaboration with Blue Bottle Coffee on Samra Blend Vol. 1, a whole bean blend that’s named for his mother, Samra, and is an homage to their shared Ethiopian heritage. You can expect notes of raspberry, citrus, and toffee that closely resemble the flavors of the coffee used in traditional Ethiopian coffee ceremonies, and this blend is just the start. Expect more to come out of this partnership next month and into fall.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director