Tries, Buys, and DIYs: 7 Things Apartment Therapy Editors Are Loving This Week

published Jul 28, 2023
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Credit: Kate Rangel

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.

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“I don't own an iron or an ironing board, and I needed a better way to get wrinkles out of my linen shirts. With this heat-proof glove, I can turn my hand into a little ironing board and use a handheld garment steamer to get out wrinkles in seconds. It works great and keeps your hands safe.” —Nic Dobija-Nootens, Commerce SEO Writer

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“I am definitely behind on this, but I’m a recent Swedish dish towel convert. I don’t know how I maneuvered my kitchen without them. (Actually, I do — I just used a lot of paper towels.) So when I saw Geometry's new line of fruity Not Paper Towels, I strongly considered adding them to my cart. Their Sweet Summer Collection is so splashy and fun — I love all the patterns in the Not Paper Towel Sweet Summer Mix! The Sweet Strawberry tea towel speaks to me as a strawberry-lover, too. I’m simply a sucker for fruit prints (and using fewer paper towels these days).” —Maddie Bilis, Deputy Lifestyle Director

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“This Article bench has been such a versatile piece of furniture by my entryway. There’s so much storage under the bench seat, it offers a place to sit when putting on shoes, and it also looks great — it’s quite a triple threat!” —Jada Wong, Shopping Director

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“I had seen this travel cosmetics case get so much internet hype that when Calpak put it on sale last year I finally snagged one. It still wasn't cheap — I think I paid $60 for my small mauve one, which is significantly more than I paid for the bubble wrap Glossier shipping bags I'd been reusing to haul toiletries on road trips and to the airport. This has become my favorite travel item I've ever purchased. I love that I can see exactly what's inside at a glance, and the separate zippered compartments on either side mean that it's easy to pull out what you need without digging through a disorganized jumble of items. It's waterproof and a snap to clean up, it folds up neatly so it takes up minimal counter space, and it holds a truly shocking amount of stuff. I am part of the hype train now.” —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director

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was $59.00

I’ve never been particularly particular about beach towels (my family always had such a hodgepodge when I was growing up), but after getting a taste of luxury — aka Frontgate’s resort collection beach towel — I’m a changed woman. This is stylish, incredibly absorbent, soft, and well-sized, especially compared to other towels I’ve owned (read: no toes left dangling in the sand). So far this summer I’ve only had a chance to use it once, but I've already received compliments on it.” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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“I love bread, and I love this bread box. I first saw it recommended by Julia Turshen, and my new apartment's kitchen had enough counter space to make it work. It's nice that it tucks right into the corner, has a clear window, and gives bread a proper home, rather than an unruly counter pile.” —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director

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“I just got these glasses from IKEA that I’ve been loving! They’re a subtle pop of color and look great with my blue IKEA plates, which I’m also obsessed with. The cups hold a surprising amount, and I think they look way more expensive than they are. I’ve been using them as everyday glasses, even though they seem perfect for occasions, and they always make me feel festive when I use them.—Morgan Pryor, Commerce Editorial Assistant