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

published Oct 20, 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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"I was sent the JIU JIE Angel Boucle Baby Knot Pillow a couple of weeks ago, and I'm already obsessed. My attitude toward pillows has been the-less-the-better, which has resulted in much teasing from friends. But this JIU JIE pillow has convinced me to lighten up on my anti-throw-pillow stance. The bouclé texture coupled with the unique knot shape has made the perfect addition to my bedscape, although it is so versatile that it would also look at home on my couch." —Alicia Kort, Senior Commerce Editor

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“I’ve talked about my love of Blue Bottle Coffee before, and now it’s even easier to get the perfect cup at home. That’s because Blue Bottle just teamed up with another coffee icon, Nespresso, on Blend No. 1, a limited-edition capsule that’s the perfect cross between the tasty java both brands are known for (think: notes of fruit, sweet caramel, white flowers, and even a hint of cereal). Blend No. 1 capsules are compatible with the Nespresso Vertuo machine (the new Vertuo Pop+ machine is tiny and super colorful and, at $129, makes a great gift!), so go ahead and stock up now. And keep your eye on this collaboration because it’s just the beginning of a beautiful friendship.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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July Luggage

“I’ve never been one to buy luggage for the sake of looks (I’ve had the same Amazon carry-on since graduating college), but when Australian brand July offered a sample of what they’re touting as the ‘lightest double-wheel suitcase in the world,’ I couldn’t resist. TBH, I haven’t even used it yet but I’m already in love. True to its name, the small-but-mighty Carry On Light weighs just 3.9 pounds, with six available color options (I went for the Forest green). For an extra $50, you can also add your name and initials in tons of different type styles and colors. And thanks to its lifetime warranty and durable hard cover, I only wish I’d leveled up my luggage way sooner.” —Blair Donovan, Style Editor

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“I can't believe this mini Dutch oven is only $28, and I can't wait to cook with it. It's from Mimi Thorisson's Italian Hours collection for Anthropologie, which is all just so cozy and chic for fall. I'm thinking my cocotte will be perfect for soups and dips (and, yes, it's oven-safe) or just holding napkins for any upcoming holiday hosting. I have the cream color, but with a price point this good, I might just have to add the navy one to my kitchen, too?” —Sarah Everett, Home Projects Assistant Editor

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“AT readers and our commerce SEO editor are big fans of the eufy handheld vacuum cleaner, so when I saw that it was on sale for Prime Day, I snatched one up for myself (in a pretty frosted mint color, no less). It's lightweight and compact, and perfect for cleaning the crevices of my sofa, the dust and soot that collects on my windowsill (thank you, NYC!), and, of course, small spills and messes. It’s also so stylish — and did I mention such a pretty color? — so I don’t mind leaving it out in the open when it’s charging or not in use.” —Mark Marino, Executive Director of Commerce

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“I constantly find myself out with no place to hang my bags, so to say this gadget has been life-changing is no joke. I’ve used the Clipa2 everywhere. From restaurants and bars to bathrooms, parks, and even my work desk, this hanger is always with me, keeping my bags safe and sanitary. It’s also such a chic find that I’ll hang it off of the strap of my bag and, because of its glistening gold hue, it often looks like a part of the bag! It’s become the one thing that I always have on me that gets questions from strangers — namely, ‘Where did you get that?’ and ‘Where can I get one?!’” —Sarah Vazquez, Commerce SEO Editor