FRIDAY FINDS: THE STORAGE EDITION

posted by on 2012.03.30, under Friday Finds
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This Friday, these fanciful items keep your stuff neat and organized.

Throw a piece of junk in one of these zinc display boxes and you’ve got yourself an objet d’art.

Zinc Display Boxes, $29.95

 
Now you have the perfect place to save your strangest fortune cookie fortunes…in bed. Gold-toned fortune cookie box from Shopbop.

Fortune Cookie Box, $25

 

I’ll see you your fortune cookie box and raise you this fabulous pineapple box candle holder.

Vintage brass pineapple box candle holder, $36

 

Chevron will always be in style, says this colorful chevron floor mat.

Ziggy Floor Mat, $36.50

 

For a monochromatic chevron look, check out this woven storage basket from Target.

Maize Woven Storage Basket , $39.99

ROCK ON, NEON

posted by on 2012.03.26, under Shopping Guide, So Hot Right Now
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If we learned one thing from the late 80’s/early 90’s, it’s probably that neon should be used judiciously when decorating. Yet, in atoning for the sins of Gen X, we may have become a little too judicious. It’s time to let some neon back in y’all, and here are our top picks:

 

This neon pink wood and stoneware vase has three removable components that you can mix and match. On sale for $62.25 from DWR.

 

Wood and Stoneware Vase

 

This Native Union Pop Phone in neon green lets you relive the days when you could spend hours on the phone literally talking about nothing. $35 via Urban Outfitters.

Native Union Pop Phone Handset

 

Even the most awkward of family photos would look insta-cool in these neon-trimmed frames. $14.95 from CB2.

acrylic rim frames

 

There are many ways to brighten a ho-hum sofa or bed, but these jumbo neon cushions are probably the quickest route. Conran Shop $28.

GREEN JUMBO CORD CUSHION

 

The blue moon of coffee tables. $199 at Fashion For Home.

Luke Blue Coffee Table

 

The search for the perfect wave ends in the discovery of the perfect neon poster. $35 on Ebay.

Endless Summer Poster Original FLUORESCENT 24x36" on art grade paper

 

Jazz up your tape dispenser with this rainbow-colored six-pack. $3.99 from The Container Store.

Neon Tape

 

FRIDAY FINDS: THE SPRING EDITION

posted by on 2012.03.22, under Friday Finds
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Happy Friday! This week, we officially welcome the season with Spring-themed decor, all for $69.95 or less.

 

Put the fun back into water-drinking with these acrylic rainbow tumblers from MoMa.

Rainbow Tumblers, $36

 

The Merde Il Pleut umbrella is proof that everything sounds better in French.

Shit It's Raining Umbrella, assorted colors, $35-45

 

Nothing brings some pop to a room or porch like a large hot pink wire hare, from CB2.

wire hare, $69.95

 

The life-like brain soap from Evolution Store comes in 3 pastel shades, perfect for Spring!

Brain Soap, $10

 

Decorative objects often feel pointless, but these moss balls are so nature-futuristic that you’ll find yourself looking for an excuse to buy them.

Set of 9 Assorted Moss Covered Balls, $14.95

1st DIBS PICKS: ANTIQUES FOR $120 OR LESS

posted by on 2012.03.20, under 1stDibs Picks
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If you’ve started your annual Spring Cleaning, then that can only mean that you’ve made space for a little something new—and by “new” we definitely mean “old.” Here are some of our favorite 1stDibs picks for $120 or under…
 
Backward bling for the wall, this 1920’s wooden printing block would make a great detail in any nook or cranny. $85.

Seeing Dollar Signs USA 1920's Wooden printing block

 

A broken clock may be right twice a day, but this charming vintage one looks spot on 24/7. $75.

Small Vintage Clock

 

The eerie patina of mercury glass makes it one of my favorite finishes for display pieces. This little bowl would make a great console catchall. $45.

Mercury Glass Dish

 

The 1970’s meet The Renaissance Fair on these four ceramic goblets, and I say “aye.” $60.

Set of four glazed stoneware goblets by Victoria Littlejohn

 

You’d want to check the status of your last tetanus shot before buying this iron pestle and mortar, but imagine how awesome it would look on a counter or used as a doorstop! $120.

Vintage Iron Pestle & Mortar


 

GINGHAM A GO-GO

posted by on 2012.03.15, under So Hot Right Now
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Gingham has always been a go-to fabric for summer dress shirts and outdoor tablecloths, but it’s a fun pattern to work in at home, too. Crisp yet casual, it adds a bold pop of color without getting in the way.

 

Sprightly gingham is paired with refined linen on this CB2 throw pillow. $34.95.

linen check 18" pillow

 

Contain that sea of pens and pencils lurking in the bottom of your bag with this sharp case from Muji. $7.25.

Gingham Pink Pen Case

 

Gingham gets all grown up on this black and grey duvet set from IKEA. $24.99.

BRUNKRISSLA Duvet cover and pillowcase(s), black, gray

 

This boldly blue rug from Williams-Sonoma would enliven even the dullest of spaces. On sale for $119.99.

Gingham Rug

 

If Dolly Parton had a fancy powder room–which I’m sure she does–I imagine it would feature dainty lampshades like this one from JC Penney. $15.

Gingham Lamp Shade

 

These earthenware BBQ boats may be intended for hotdogs and fries, but would be equally fun to eat cereal or soup out of. $33.99 from Target.

Gingham BBQ Burger Boat-3 Colors

 

Mix some gingham into baking time with this tastefully trimmed mixing bowl from Crate & Barrel. $16.95.

Gingham Mixing Bowl

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