Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 5 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Jul 21, 2023
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Built in shelving displaying pottery and other found goods in neutral colored living room with woven pendant light.

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, to exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

1 / 5
DOG by Dr Lisa

“I’m always in search of dog bowls that are both safe for my fur babies and aesthetically pleasing, as they always need to be on display. This corner bowl set — which comes in charcoal, blush, or white — has my full attention. Each set contains a food bowl, water trough, a slow feeder insert for fast eaters and two non-slip mats. Meet my next splurge!” —Charli Penn, Executive Lifestyle Director

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Yamazaki Home

“This Yamazaki entryway organizer is essentially a storage rack that measures 24 inches wide and 18 inches tall. Consequently, it has an impressive holding capacity without being too large for smaller entryways. A black or white steel frame comprises most of the rack, including its large front panel. Behind that, you’ll find the actual rack, which extends back nearly 9 inches to offer ample storage space. On top, a beige wood grain surface adds warmth, not to mention a great holding spot for smaller items, such as keys, sunglasses, and wallets. It goes without saying that the rack looks super stylish; its sturdy two-toned design is emblematic of Yamazaki’s minimal, Japanese-inspired aesthetic.” —Nikol Slatinska, Shopping Writer

3 / 5

“The towels that made me a believer in investing in your kitchen towels? The organic waffle kitchen towels from Coyuchi. Made from pure, yarn-dyed organic cotton grown and woven in India, these kitchen towels are the perfect pick for anyone looking for something with durability, style, and absorbency.” —Sarah Vazquez, Commerce SEO Editor

4 / 5
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“I got this PackIt bag at a press event a few months ago, and it’s surprisingly become the ingenious new hero of my summer beach excursions or picnics. It works like a mini cooler, with no ice packs needed — just keep it in your freezer until you’re ready to use it, and the insulated interior keeps food or drinks cool for hours. Seriously, it’s remarkable. I’ve primarily been transporting canned wine or beer (although perishable snacks work, too) and even if I pack them in the morning, they’re still cold by the time I’m ready to crack one open. It’s the perfect size to toss in my beach bag, too.” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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Yamazaki Home

“I recently discovered Yamazaki’s magnetic coffee filter case, and it makes reaching for my filter each morning way less stressful. This sturdy, magnetic organizer from editor-favorite Japanese organizing brand Yamazaki perfectly holds my single coffee filters (it fits size 04 filters, specifically). I attached it to the side of my fridge, so it’s completely out of view. The upright, steel design prevents your filters from getting crumpled in a drawer or cabinet, so you can reach for a crisp filter every time. The wooden rod inside the container also keeps them together, so it looks neat and tidy.” —Tamara Kraus, Commerce Managing Editor