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

published May 6, 2022
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As a shopping editor, I always have an ear to the ground for the coolest, smartest, most need-to-know 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 <a rel="noreferrer noopener" href="home%20project%20kickstarters.%20Read%20on%20to%20see%20what%E2%80%99s%20got%20our%20team%20buzzing,%20including%20some%20last-minute%20<a%20href=" https: target="_blank">Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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Afloral
$44.35
was $58.00

"My mom reads this column, so I can't tell you what I'm getting her this year, but here's an idea that I gave a couple years ago! Instead of fresh flowers, I shipped her a colorful dried bouquet for a birthday — no longer offered, but similar to this one — that she still keeps displayed in a vase on the mantel. I liked that it was something she would have never bought herself, and its a longlasting piece of decor for her home (rather than just a short-lived table centerpiece)." —Megan Baker, Home Projects Director

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Bellroy
$39.00

"As soon as I got my hands on this tote, I was so excited to test it out that I took a grocery trip right away! I love that it has a separate pocket to keep your phone and wallet safe while you shop, as well as pouches for holding bottles and jars. While it's big enough for my grocery-shopping-for-one trips, it's also become my go-to bag for picnics and weekend trips. And with such eye-catching color and durable plant-based canvas-like material, I can't think of a single complaint about it." —Erin Cavoto, Commerce Writer

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Sonic Editions
$269.00

"There’s something so classic about a good photography print, the specialty of Sonic Editions. The brand introduced me to their recent Yolo collection in collaboration with former Condé Nast Traveler creative director Yolanda Edwards, and it’s filled with beautiful, wanderlust-inspired imagery of scenes around the world. I hung the beachy “SPREZZATURA” print above my desk, and it’s been amazing WFH motivation. Prices run slightly high, but everything comes framed, ready to hang, and feels timeless enough to keep forever — or gift to your favorite art or travel enthusiast for a special occasion." —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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Cocktail Courier
$129.99

"If your mom or mother figure — or even you yourself! — can’t pick a favorite between blooms and booze, then the splurge-worthy Queen Bee Cocktail Bouquet will be a surefire hit. This limited-edition kit pairs UrbanStems’ The Hive dried bouquet with everything you need to create eight golden hour-inspired cocktails including bottles of The Glenlivet single malt scotch whiskey and Absolut Vodka, recipes, syrup, a liqueur, fruits, and even garnishes. If you order now from CocktailCourier.com ($129.99 plus shipping and handling), all of this will arrive right at your own Queen Bee’s door!" —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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Flourish
$30.00

"I thought I had a green thumb until I found out (thanks to the Flourish founders) I had been skipping a crucial step in plant care: fertilizer. But this is no synthetic, chemical-ladden fertilizer — this is plant food. Guided by a community and ecosystem ecologist (their scientific advisor), the team has developed a product made with all upcycled and sustainable ingredients that will never pollute the air you breathe inside your home. Plus, it really truly works: My plants are happier than ever, growing new leaves and looking so perky!" —Stella Totino, Apartment Therapy Contributor

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Book of the Month
$16.99

"A Book of the Month subscription is the best thing I ever got my mom for Mother's Day. I'd get her 6-month subscriptions for MD and her birthday (which was in October) so it worked out that she always had credits. We would both pick our books as soon as they were available each month and then we'd swap them when we finished so it was like getting 2-for-1. It even inspired me to turn my old bedroom into a library for her." —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director