Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Adventures in a Rental House

So earlier this spring I moved into a new rental house. Lucky for me I could paint the walls, but as a self-proclaimed maximalist, there were a few things I couldn't put up with. My first life-saving find was this amazing rug from FLOR. This carpet tile can easily be "installed" wall to wall by cutting with a scissors and sticking together with tape. Even better, you can move it with you and use it again. It can also be cleaned easily by removing just one tile and spraying it off with a garden hose! After pretending to ignore the bare lightbulbs hanging from a white construction receptacle in my bedrooms, I stumbled across these clip on drum shades from Pottery Barn. These shades simply pop on to a bare lightbulb. Total upgrade!!! Lastly, the carpet on my stairs looks like it might have been ready to be replaced in the 70's. My solution was this inexpensive runner from Dash & Albert. Since they come in 12 foot sections, I ordered two and stapled them over my carpet. Suddenly my place is feeling a lot less beige! -dann

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

New School

Check this out. For all you High Fidelity-loving geeks, here's a bit of new school nostalgia. Neither Dann nor I will probably post much on technology, but I just couldn't resist. I mean, come on! It's a great idea and a cool design. Buy it from Suck UK. -ian

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Time for a Summer Bedding Makeover

Images from Matteo

Time to build a bigger linen closet. Life is too short to not fall asleep in this super summery bedding from Matteo. Can anyone say American Gothic? I love the bigger than life bolsters and the masculine-feminine contrast of the frayed ruffles and nautical references.-dann

The Moment's Fave Fashions

Images from OAK

I could die. These are examples of the wares of some of my new favorite brands: Endovanera, Unconventional, Alex & Chloe, B. Son, Anzevino & Florence, and Corpus. The highly avant-chic sweats by Corpus are pictured with the 3.1 Phillip Lim for Tatami Apollo Sandals - a striking combination. The beautiful Anzevino & Florence scarf and tank change color when activated by heat. Everything else speaks for itself. If you have the $$ and fast fingers, these are all a click away at OAK. The only problem will be getting them before they're gone, which is far from easy. -ian