posted by on 2012.01.24, under Shopping Guide

Trash. Garbage. Rubbish. We all produce it—why not store it in an aesthetically pleasing manner? Here are some fun trash cans that will keep your refuse under wraps in style.

Shabby chic and industrial chic are happily married in this woven wire trash can. $29.00 from Urban Outfitters.

Woven Wire Trash Can

This angular acrylic trash can is pretty enough to double as an umbrella stand or extra storage. $49.99 from CB2.

format acrylic waste can


Oscar called—he wants his domicile back. $9.99 from The Container Store.

Oscar Tin Can

Go all “office building reception area” with this stainless steel beauty. $93.99 from Sears.

Commercial Zone Precision Series Allure Mini Trash Can


Introducing the Big Red of Trash Can Land, complete with convenient foot lever. $99.99 from Sears.

Rubbermaid Rubbermaid Medi-Can Steel Step Trash Cans


It’s not entirely clear whether these awesomely simplistic shopping bag holders ship to the US (the company is Spain-based), but anyone with a surplus of plastic and paper bags lurking under her sink (i.e. yours truly) is going to want to give it a try. €18.90 form Un4Verde.

easy garbage


With convenient side handles, this little number has the look of leather and the price of polyurethane. $9.99 from IKEA.

KNÖS Wastepaper basket


posted by on 2012.01.05, under Shopping Guide, So Hot Right Now

My infatuation with copper deepened this holiday season when I came upon—and attempted to ransack—my mother’s copper cookware collection (turns out she’s rather partial to the collection herself). The oh-so-shiny, oh-so-conductive metal looks great whether freshly polished or slightly tarnished, whether hung majestically from a rack or used as a casserole dish. With copper prices continuing their upward trajectory—and not wanting to have to lift and scrap copper in order to afford some of my own—I began hunting down some affordable pieces to get a collection going.


Moscow Mule fans will clamor for these solid copper mugs, but they’ll keep other drinks pleasantly chilled too. $19.99 each from Kitchen & Company.

Moscow Mule Copper Mug


A mixing bowl worthy of Julia Child herself: Mauviel’s copper 4.9-QT beating bowl with handy holding ring. $89.99 from Bed Bath & Beyond.

Mauviel M'Passion Copper 4.9-Quart Beating Bowl with Ring


Made of copper wire and lined in mesh, this handmade tea strainer is pretty and practical. $58 from Canoe.

Copper Tea Strainer


This 4-piece set of copper-plated canisters would look right at home in a French farm house—or your house—and is the perfect place to store flour, sugar, coffee and other staples. $61.99 from Overstock.

Hammered Copper 4-piece Canister Set


This very solid-looking copper and brass nautical oil lamp isn’t just for skippers and lighthouse keepers—use it in place of candles for a cozy winter dinner. In the warmer months it makes an awesome outdoor lantern.  $169.95 from Garret Wade.

Solid Brass & Copper Nautical Oil "Anchor Lamp"


Just imagine the sheen you’d achieve by hanging your copper cookware from a copper rack! The top shelf is ideal for storing lids or cookbooks. $144.99 from Home Depot.

Old Dutch Bookshelf Pot Rack with Grid and 12 Hooks, Satin Copper


posted by on 2012.01.03, under Get the Look

Resolving to be more productive this year? The perfect solution: create an office nook that’s fun, not drab. Find your favorite color and build around it. Here, we go with turquoise.


The go-cart desk from CB2 creates the base for this look.

go-cart blue desk, $149.00


Ay mami! The Mexicali Roses rug is bright and hot.

3x5 Mexicali Roses Rug, $39.00


Don’t forget a statement piece for the wall. The judging moose keeps you from slacking.

Moose Head, $49.95


Toss the generic office chair for this cute paisley number from Target.

Dahlia Chair, $99.99


Cushion your backside with a luxury faux fur throw.

Lazo Throw - Aquamarine, $49.99


These turquoise Pantone storage boxes from Dick Blick keep junk organized and off your desk.

Pantone Metal Storage Box, Turquoise, $19.99


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