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

published Sep 1, 2023
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colorful blue and white living room with bright orange sofa and lots of tall built in bookshelves

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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“After banging my old ice tray against the counter for the hundredth time (the cubes would just not budge), I decided it was time for a new one. I spent longer than I would like to admit picking this W&P lidded tray, but I am so pleased! The cubes are a little oversized and slip right out of the silicone mold. Plus, the pink-and-rainbow-sprinkles pattern makes it feel like I have a tray of cupcakes sitting in my freezer at all times (I wish).” —Sofia Rivera, Associate Lifestyle Editor

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“I have some monstera clippings that I’ve been propagating in vases for a few weeks, and they’re finally ready to be potted. Being a style editor and all, though, I wanted to find planters that doubled as decor. After some quick online shopping, I bought the perfect design from Terrain — the Bergs scallop pot and planter in medium. I love that the detailed rim puts a dainty twist on traditional terracotta planters. Plus, it’s functional both indoors or out. Psst: It’s currently on sale, too.” —Blair Donovan, Shopping Editor

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“I've finally gotten on the ‘big stainless steel cup’ train, and I've never been more hydrated. I went with the Owala 40-ounce tumbler in Tropical Orange, which makes drinking (sometimes boring) water a little bit more fun. It really does the job, too — I've had ice cubes last over 10 hours inside.” —Tara Bellucci, News and Culture Director

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“Summer might be coming to a close, but I still want to enjoy a seasonal cocktail or two — especially with Labor Day right around the corner. That’s why I’m adding Citadelle Jardin D'Ete Gin to my cart now. With its citrusy flavor, it’s light and refreshing — perfect for a classic G&T but also lovely in a gin spritz, my personal favorite. The fluted blue bottle is on-trend, too, and will look gorgeous on your bar cart.” —Danielle Blundell, Executive Home Director

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“​​I bought this pitcher a couple of years ago, but I've been in an iced tea phase and giving it a lot of use recently. A lot of pitchers are too tall for the shelves in my fridge, so I really like that this one is sort of squat — it's much easier to make room for. Also, the wide mouth is very easy to clean!” —Megan Baker Detloff, Home Projects Director

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Crate & Barrel

“As a small-apartment renter, I always want to get the most out of vertical space. So when I saw Crate & Barrel's Arvo Wood 2-Tier Server, I knew I had to have it! It's perfect for serving a charcuterie spread or dessert buffet and won't take up too much counter space.” —Cullen Ormond, Home Associate Editor