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Paint by Number Wallpaper

This might be a day late and a dollar more than you would like to spend, but I thought I’d include it anyway just in case you have an urge for painting your own wallpaper.

Includes 13 acrylic paints and imported from the UK. Measures 20.5″ x 30 feet.

Purchase Information:

Price: $125.00
Availability: Buy Paint by Number Wallpaper here

Columbia Heights Wallpaper

I love it when designers go out on their own with a handful of products and sell them online. This husband and wife team were unsatisfied with the selection of textiles and wall coverings available and decided to do just that. They hand screen the wallpaper and also do custom colors.

The caveat: In design school, estimating wall paper was my least favorite task. It involves fairly complicated formulas depending on the repeat of the pattern and number of windows you have in your room, double roll/triple roll…Then there’s the installation. And if you don’t purchase the rolls from the same dye-lot, the colors can vary slightly and ruin the entire effect. It’s not a nice process. Anyway, this is not a great DIY project unless you really know what you’re doing. It’s best to find a professional and they can end up saving you money in the long run. Especially if they get you a discount on the purchase.

(Thanks Amanda!)

Purchase Information:

Price: $148
Availability: Buy Columbia Heights Wallpaper here

Rare Luxury Wallpaper

This overwhelmingly cool wallpaper by Flavor Paper could have a really nice effect on one wall.

Designed by Joanna Bean

Screens: 4
Colors Achieved: 5
Pattern Repeat: 60 inches
Side-to-side Match:
straight across

Purchase Information:

Price: $200
Availability: Buy Rare Luxury Wallpaper here

3d Baadaa tiles

This is really quite nice.

Baadaa 3d tiles create a unique visual impact. Ideal for any area in the house you want to turn into a focal point. Designed by Scottish Designer Graeme Adam Findlay, the tiles are based on the principles of mathematics, addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Tile G-02 is a two tile sequence – each tile sold individually
Gloss finish: L 186mm W 186mm H 120mm Inset 85mm Weight 1.2kg
Matt finish: L 190mm W 190mm H 125mm Inset 86mm Weight 1.2kg

More information:

View 3d Baadaa tiles here

Bamboo bath towels

It’s nice when the major retailers start selling renewable products:

“An eco-friendlier bath. Wrap up in a silky blend of 65% bamboo and 35% combed Egyptian cotton. Bamboo yarn absorbs faster than cotton, is softer than cotton, and is naturally antibacterial for hygienic daily use. Not to mention bamboo is grown in a pesticide-free environment.”

•Wide end hem border
•Made with soft, highly absorbent (600 grams), pre-shrunk yarns
•65% bamboo, 35% Egyptian cotton
•Machine wash warm, tumble-dry low
•Imported

Purchase Information:

Price: $3.95-$24.95
Availability: Buy Bamboo bath towels here

Calvin Klein Towels

I stayed with some friends recently while in NYC and I didn’t realize how pathetically wimpy my towels were until I used theirs. They’re thick and absorbent and what a towel should be. And they’re on sale at Bloomingdales.

Purchase Information:

Price: $6.99-$39.99
Availability: Buy Calvin Klein Towels here

Cabinet Pull

Purchase Information:

Price: $17-$21
Availability: Buy Cabinet Pull here

Art Cool A/C

Lg is an electronics company out of Korea that is producing some aesthetic products lately. Some of them include the tv with the television in the door, some European-looking front load dishwasers, and this wall mounted ac unit.

Purchase Information:

Price: $1700.00
Availability: Buy Art Cool A/C here

Primo Tissue Box by Blomus

Thank goodness. I’d say it’s about time that everyone have a clear understanding that tissue boxes are so much nicer when they are covered up. Made of matte stainless steel for standard size cosmetic tissues, suitable for wall mounting as well.

9.25″ x 3.2″ x 4.9″

Purchase Information:

Price: $59.00
Availability: Buy Primo Tissue Box by Blomus here

Fingerprint Door Lock

Remember that one time when you were a kid and you wanted to be a spy? Decoder rings and the like? Step it up a notch with your own Fingerprint Door Lock.

Stores up to 10 fingerprints.

Purchase Information:

Price: $395
Availability: Buy Fingerprint Door Lock here