Tired of seeing gray skies and brittle trees every time you look out your window? Hang this bag planter on your fire escape, maybe you’ll fool yourself into feeling like it’s actually Spring.
HANGING BAG PLANTER, $39
For all you christmas light maniacs out there, here’s a grown-up version to cozify the room you’ve been holing up in. Silver or gold.
STARRY STRING LIGHTS – AMBER LIGHTS ON COPPER WIRE, $15-99
There’s no better way to start getting psyched for the summer than getting a donut pool float far in advance. Inflate it and use it as furniture until you can bring it to the pool.
Donut Pool Float, $18
If this smiley face tissue box doesn’t make you smile every time you reach for a tissue, move on to the next item.
Smiley Face Tissue Box, $9.99 + int’l shipping
When all else fails, hide your pale, dry skin behind this unicorn mask until the sun comes out.
Fred Flare Magic Unicorn Mask, $34
If you’re a fan of Jonathan Adler, his latest book “100 Ways to Happy Chic Your Life” is a must have. The title says it all, really. 100 Ways, complete with bonus craft projects that anyone can do, guides everyone from the completely lost to the dabbling designers. Adler’s aesthetic makes us smile, reminding us that a happy home is the foundation for a happy lifestyle. This is truly a self-help guide for the house.
Some tips to get you started…
100 Ways is full of tips that I bet you never thought of, like this one. A heavy curtain behind the bed adds sexiness in a flash.
These days, every bookshelf on earth is suddenly beautifully curated, as if it came out of the box that way. Mr. Adler breaks down the mystique with inspirational tips like “create a hippie-dippie love moment.”
Jonathan Adler reminds us to pay attention to the small spaces, it’s one of the most commonly overlooked design opportunities. You won’t believe how giving a boost to that sad hallway or neglected nook can boost the design-worthiness of your abode.
Embrace Irreverance, he suggests. Channel your inner Bansky and suddenly it’s hard to ignore those cheesy dime a dozen paintings you see at the flea market.
The best way to upgrade a bathroom fast is by replacing the standard medicine cabinet. Often overlooked, the medicine cabinet is the first thing bathroom-goers see when they enter the W.C., and admiring their reflection is the last thing they do before leaving. Here are some options to get started.
The Broan Metro’s oversized build is perfect for product junkies. Or, recreate Damien Hirst’s pill cabinet art piece, pill bottles not included.
Broan Oversized Series Classic, $225
Add glam and perfect bathroom lighting in a cinch with this mirrored medicine cabinet, which comes equipped with its own light bulbs.
Nutone Tri-View Frameless Medicine Cabinet with 5 Lights, $220
Or, try the Broan with a built in top light for a more masculine effect.
Broan Surface Mounted Cabinets w/ Built-In Top Light, $137
This beveled model is a perfect addition for a retro bathroom.
Nutone Single Door Recessed Medicine Cabinet, $123
The Commodore is a classic storage cabinet for those bored of the normal medicine cabinet look. Or, mount on a side wall for extra storage.
Nutone Commodore, Storage Cabinet, $114
For a mid-century bathroom, the Kingston Solid Wood Medicine Cabinet is an excellent finishing touch.
Kingston Solid Wood Medicine Cabinet in Oak, $121
I have to confess, I only stumbled on this awesome collection while browsing Target online JUST NOW. Where was I when this stuff came out? Did anyone else know about this? I can’t imagine they did, because nothing at all is sold out yet (to my frustration, any good target designer stuff sells out in negative time). Some items are even on sale, and although available online only, shipping isn’t too bad. The beauty of Blu Dot is that it really appeals to the design-loving masses, satisfying both modern and vintage palates.
… And now you can enjoy it at mass-friendly prices. Below, my top 5 picks.
Finally! A sturdy, modern chair that also looks quite cozy. I’m loving the color scheme too. On sale for $220.
TOO by Blu Dot Sig Lounge Chair, $220
With its open air shelving and pops of color, I could see this doing double duty as a room divider. On sale for $180.
TOO by Blu Dot Stories Bookcase – White/Yellow/Walnut/Gray, $180
A perfectly designed side table accented in this season’s trendy oxblood color? Yes please!
Daisy Accent Table, $70
I could see this oh-so-retro sideboard used as a tv stand in a small apartment. Also availabe in a walnut and yellow finish.
Twilight Sideboard / Media Stand – Whitened Birch, $225
This chair would be right at home in a Japanese modern-minimalist space. Comes in a light color too!
Sideburn Lounge Chair, $200
Instagram nut? Consider Blurb to self-publish all those gorgeous snaps you’ve been taking (or, just buy someone else’s creation you lazy jerk). Blurb’s Custom Planners and Photo Books make the perfect personalized gift. Get started on your Blurb Custom Photo Book or Planner now!
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