• More about us

    Some of you have been reading BLTD ever since we first began in 2005, and others of you just recently, but either way, you'll know that we've not been ones to share too much in the way of personal details. However, since our team has recently expanded from two (me & Kris) to five people (+ Mark, Simon, Troy), Kris suggested expanding the about page so that you, our dear reader, could get to know all of us a bit more. If you're curious, take a look. Just click on read more for q&a's, etc. to see our individual pages. BLTD's about page

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  • LoftLife: ‘The Lovely Ladies of Cyberspace’

    Kris and I are pleased to announce we're featured in LoftLife's latest issue. We've been ogling the spaces they cover ever since they first began in 2008, so it's an incredible honor to be included inside their pages. We're pleased to share the stage with other such extraordinary design bloggers and want to thank LoftLife for including us. You can see the article on LoftLife's blog, or you can go get a copy to see us up close and personal in print.

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  • Attention: Product Designers

    See that big header/banner up at the top of our page? Well, we've been thinking about offering one of those headers up for grabs. For free. Here's the deal: 1) You must be a product designer/artist (no big retailers please) with an item that's buyable online 2) Your item must be fit within the category of home furnishings, personal accessories or gadgets 3) You must submit a header (1170x191, you can download a .psd guide here) featuring an image of your product along with a purchase link What does this free header spot mean? Well, it means you'll get extra exposure ...

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  • What chair is this?

    Hey, one of your fellow readers, Maureen, emailed to ask what this chair is called. Usually I'd quickly respond with the answer, along with a link and price (as is my habit when responding to one of you), but in this particular case, I cannot think of the name nor manufacturer. Surely one of you might have an idea? Please reach into your memory and let us know by commenting, or emailing, if that's more your style. (The picture above is from DWR's Freja Sofa, but I certainly don't remember them ever carrying a chair like that.) UPDATE: Mark, a ...

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  • Welcome Troy!

    We've added another new member to our team. A big welcome to Troy Witter, who will be a contributing writer for BLTD. We're looking forward to seeing how his background in trendspotting and fashion will round out our home furnishings selections. We hope that you'll enjoy his finds.

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  • Gaia & Gino Sale

    If you're into interesting glasses and teacups, check out the sale on Gaia & Gino selections. At up to half off, there are some items (especially the glasses) that would make an excellent buy for the design connoisseur. FYI, the sale is through Gilt Groupe's invite-only site (items sell out pretty quick).

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  • DIY Chandelier from Lindsey Adelman

    What!? I can hardly believe my eyes! Lindsey Adelman (of Bubble Chandelier fame) has provided instructions on how to make your very own chandelier. Be still my heart. Morgan of The Brick House (pic of hers lower right) made one and estimates the cost to be around $120. Freaking amazing. [via Apartment Therapy]

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  • Happy Holidays!*

    Happy Holidays to you and yours! Posts will resume after our short holiday break. In the meantime, good luck with all the seasonal festivities! Shown above: Bright Ornament Sets, $38.00, Buy it here. *Note: Sadly, you cannot buy a happy holiday season for $38.00 as it seems to appear to those of you astute (and cynical?) enough to notice. However, you can close your eyes and wish very, very hard for them.

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  • Welcome Mark

    We've added another new member to our team. A big welcome to Mark Robson, who will be a contributing writer for BLTD. With his extensive travel experience, he'll be sharing his knowledge on interesting places and things. We're really looking forward to what he'll add to the site.

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  • Welcome Simon!

    As you might have noticed, we've added a new member to our team. A big welcome to Simon Yuen, who will be a contributing writer for BLTD. We're excited to see what new finds he'll bring to BLTD, as he has some interesting things featured on his own site.

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  • Tivoli Audio (Gilt Groupe)

    Sale just started over at Gilt on Tivoli Audio. Some pretty good prices...I suggest taking a look. FYI, the sale is through Gilt Groupe's invite-only site (items sell out pretty quick). Tivoli SongBook (shown above), $199.00 Sale: $98.00 Tivoli iSongBook, $399.00 Sale: $198.00 Tivoli AudioMusic System, $1,199.00 Sale: $799.00

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  • BEHR Paint Contest

    Submit a photo of your dullest room and say why it needs a makeover and you could win 3 gallons of BEHR paint. Why do you care? Because it could mean free paint. Now if they only offered to paint the room for you... See Vidafine's post for more details.

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  • Thanks

    Thanks Matt for listing us as one of the Top Ten Interior Design blogs. It's an honor. To see the post, or just to check out Matt's site: things i have seen

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  • 5 years, 5000 posts and a remodel!

    After 5 years and 5000 posts we're launching a new look for Better Living Through Design! We're still doing a little cleanup so if things don't quite work right we'll get it all sorted out in the next few days. We hope you like it! Katie and Kris

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  • DWR Mix or Match Sale

    So, if you're letting loose of the purse strings in preparation for the autumnal nesting period (a.k.a. Thanksgiving, holiday season, etc.), you might want to consider DWR's Mix or Match Sale. Basically, if you order four or more (specially marked) dining chairs, stools, credenzas, and tables, you get a 15% discount. To give an example, if you ordered the Tondern Table ($2,500, shown upper left) with 4 Salt Chairs ($98, shown lower left), you'd save about $400. Or, if you just needed chairs, you'd save about $288 when ordering 4 of the 20-06 Chairs, Limited Edition ($480 each, shown third from lower left). As always, it's ...

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  • Buy 1, Get 1 Free

    A few outdoor items are available for the 'Buy 1, Get 1 Free' offer from DWR today to August 1, 2009. Luxembourg Side Chair, $250.00, Buy it here. Veneto Dining Armchair, $600.00, Buy it here. Marais Stool 30 in., $300.00, Buy it here. [posted by katie]

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