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

published Nov 3, 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, to exciting brand launches, to home project kickstarters. Read on to see what’s got our team buzzing this week.

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“Now that November is here, I will be drinking anywhere from two to 100 cups of tea a day. I prefer using a teapot so that I can refill my mug a few times (and maximize each water boil), and recently, I came across the loveliest one I've seen. Made by Australian housewares brand Fazeek, this green-and-clear two-toned teapot is made of hand-blown glass. The lid that traps the heat is a delicate, hollow glass ball, and the vessel is larger than other teapots I've had before — which is perfect for my multiple mugs of tea. Not to mention, it goes perfectly with this pair of wavy green glass mugs.” —Sofia Rivera, Associate Lifestyle Editor

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Snif began turning their beloved (and affordable) perfumes into candles just a few years ago, and ever since, shoppers have been absolutely raving about them. Earlier this year, the brand launched a freshly baked croissant scent that reviewers have been calling ‘delicious’ nonstop — one even wrote that it was ‘completely edible’ — and now, they’ve finally given it the candle treatment to make your home smell just like a bakery.” —Morgan Pryor, Commerce Editorial Assistant

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“The brand behind my most-complimented travel accessory, Monos, just expanded their popular vegan leather Metro collection with a new duffel, tote, and two crossbodies. The Metro tote specifically is going straight to my holiday wishlist — it’s definitely a splurge at $230, but I know it’s the only tote bag I’ll ever need. It’s packed with built-in pockets, inside and out, plus has a handy sleeve designed to fit over luggage handles. Unsurprisingly, they’ve thought of everything with this line, down to the stylish color options.” —Blair Donovan, Style Shopping Editor

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“You would think that because I live in New York City, I’d have a lot of visitors, but alas, that is not the case (although many people do owe me a visit — you know who you are). I suspect one of the reasons is that everyone knows I live in a small apartment, and they don’t want to shell out for flights and an expensive hotel. I totally understand that! But now that I have both a queen-sized air mattress and my favorite Amazon hosting find, the hotel excuse isn’t going to cut it anymore, because they can just stay with me and my boyfriend in our one-bedroom apartment. The fold-up Coleman ComfortSmart Camping Cot is technically meant for camping and promises a better sleep than you would get on the hard ground in a sleeping bag, but it works just as well in an apartment or home. I think it’s a hidden gem on Amazon — especially for under $100.” —Alicia Kort, Senior Commerce Editor

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“If you want a cleaner that’s not only safe for your home and family, but also effective and eco-friendly, I may have found the best option that’ll tick off all those boxes. Meet Force of Nature, a natural cleaner and disinfectant with enough strength to kill 99.9 percent of germs — plus, it’s EPA-approved. It all starts with a little device that creates a powerful, chemical-free cleaner with just three ingredients. It touts that it can replace everything from bleach and sanitizers to disinfectants and all-purpose cleaners.” —Stephanie Nguyen, Cleaning & Organizing Editor