Written by Katie on July 24, 2018. Permalink
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Better Living Through Design ™ — Your Design Guide to Home & Style.
Written by Katie on July 24, 2018. Permalink
Written by Katie on July 20, 2018. Permalink
You know about Fort Standard’s Standing Bowls, right? They’re cast from aluminum and powder-coated, with planar legs to set them firmly in the present day decor scheme. But, did you know that there are a few new colorways? The marine and sienna colors are my personal favorites; they’d be just the thing for a punch of color (and for collecting those inevitable odds and ends).
Purchase Information:Price: $84.00-110.00
Written by Katie on July 17, 2018. Permalink
Those herbs aren’t going to harvest themselves, so pick up a pair of these hand-forged steel shears for precise pruning. They’re suitable for cutting plant stems up to 3mm thickness and feature ergonomic handles so you can take your sweet time getting just the right cuts.
Purchase Information:Price: $80.00
Written by Katie on July 16, 2018. Permalink
This may be described as a ‘wardrobe system’ but let’s just say it’s an excellent coatrack/hook option for any of your clothing or accessories. With three different editions (standing, wall-down, wall-up), you’re able to pick just the right size for your space. Each very linear design would give you an extra storage option, along with a big dose of edginess for an otherwise ho-hum space.
Purchase Information:Price: $153.00 - 190.00
Written by Katie on July 12, 2018. Permalink
The Luci Color Lamp could be a fun addition to your household, as it’s collapsible, waterproof, lightweight, and completely solar. It displays 8 colors (red, green blue, purple, yellow, cyan, orange, white) and takes 7 hours to charge. Use it in the pool or in the bathtub for fun (maybe get a couple, just so there’s no fighting over one) or string a few together for party lights. There’s also the Luci Pro Light ($36) which has a two-way 1A USB Port and lasts up to 50 hours.
Purchase Information:Price: $26.00
Written by Katie on July 10, 2018. Permalink
Do you feel like sometimes you need a second desk for work overflow? Join the club. Perhaps adding the U Desktop Caddy by wstudiog will give you the extra storage you need, as it adds a long, vertical spot to stand journals, notes, gadgets, and writing utensils. The high sides keep your visual space uncluttered as well, which is always nice when things get chaotic.
Purchase Information:Price: $295.00
Written by Katie on July 6, 2018. Permalink
How do you make your home look a little more edgy? Adding a few metal pieces will do the trick, and this 90 Degree Wall Shelf provides an unadorned light bulb as well as a small ledge for your current reading material (or other accessories). Could you make something like this yourself? Maybe, if you’re not afraid of bending metal and adding electricity. The rest of us will have to settle for spending a little money on this particular lighting option.
Purchase Information:Price: $400.00
Written by Katie on July 5, 2018. Permalink
An indigo splattered coffee cup is just what your tea or coffee would like to live in (however briefly) before you sip/gulp/slurp it down. Los Angeles-based designer Chris Earl is the man with the blue paintbrush, and he splatters indigo glaze across his hand-thrown tumblers, coffee cups and bowls with equal enthusiasm.
Purchase Information:Price: $40.00+
Written by Katie on July 3, 2018. Permalink
Just how patriotic are you anyways? Enough to have your very own Star Spangled Spatula? And, 5% of proceeds will be donated to the Penn Abramson Cancer Center; doesn’t that sweeten the deal? Crafted of solid walnut and stainless steel, this spatula is, of course, hand fabricated by the oldest manufacturer of cutlery in the United States: Lamson and Goodnow. Enjoy your 4th of July holiday!
Purchase Information:Price: $65.00
Written by Katie on July 2, 2018. Permalink
Before you roll your eyes at a $45 spoon, you need to know this is a very special spoon, for ice cream. It uses your body heat to cut through your frozen favorite flavor, which makes your “scooping experience” effortless. The solid aluminum spoon has a thermal conductivity of 237 W/mK (watts per meter kelvin), so you’ll be slicing through your mint chocolate chip/vanilla/rocky road with ease, like an ice-cream-eating ninja. And, of course, if you are searching for a gift for someone that adores their ice cream, you now know what to get.
Purchase Information:Price: $45.00
Written by Katie on June 26, 2018. Permalink
Did you know that surface watering is inefficient? Plants do best when they get water right at their roots. That’s just where the GrowOya aims, as it’s a terracotta vessel that’s buried mostly underground. Fill it every few days and water will naturally seep into the soil so roots can take just the right amount. You’ll be saving water and time… score!
Purchase Information:Price: $24.95 - 39.95
Written by Katie on June 25, 2018. Permalink
This little guy will be the perfect accessory for your garden soirée or camping trip. With a simple twist of its head, you can change the light from an ambient glow of the base to the focused work light at the top. It’s wireless, mobile, and very energy efficient; it’ll give you ten hours of high-intensity light and 150 hours at the lowest setting. And, it’s now on sale!
Purchase Information:Price: $119.95
Written by Katie on June 22, 2018. Permalink
Who doesn’t need a little help with storage? Inspired by the toolbox, this storage caddy is made of powder-coated aluminum and has integrated compartments to organize all sorts of stuff. A wood handle keeps it from being too industrial, and, of course, makes it very handy to tote from your desk to shelf storage spot.
Purchase Information:Price: $85.00
Written by Katie on June 21, 2018. Permalink
Is $40 too much for a coffee measure spoon? Well, do you drink coffee every day, or often enough to appreciate that this spoon stands up on its own, even full of coffee beans? Designed by Masaharu Asano, this spoon is easy to grab and comfortable to hold. Its curves and angled tilt are all intended to improve the coffee-making process.
Purchase Information:Price: $40.00
Written by Katie on June 20, 2018. Permalink
Do you love these Power Planters by Chen Chen & Kai Williams because their own saucers are integrated into the design or because they remind you of the Stay Puft Marshmallow Man’s legs? In either case, they’re excellent options for holding your green, leafy friends, as they’ll catch extra water and dirt without being completely (and often horribly) obvious like the alternatives.
Purchase Information:Price: $55.00 - 80.00