As you prepare to wow your sweetheart on Valentine’s Day, you may think there’s no need to tinker with your traditional presentation of a dozen roses and a box of chocolates. But think again. More specifically, think outside the box. You’re smart to pile on the chocolate, but please be — Continue reading
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Just as new beginnings are a current national preoccupation, so too should organization be on the priority list of anyone gearing up for a fresh start. Everyone knows change isn’t easy, but few make the correlation between reaching new goals and getting organized. With a plan and some hot new — Continue reading
It dices. it slices. It grinds. It pulps. It’s one of the new year’s healthiest accessories. If you don’t think a blender is relevant to the improved you you’ve no doubt planned on in 2008, think again. Most resolutions fail because we’re too comfortable with our old habits to give — Continue reading
Nothing says celebration like a few well-placed candles. These clean-burning Sweet Grass Farm soy candles are sweetly aromatic and toxin free. Add a bottle of your favorite fragrance sticks and let the celebrations begin.
If you want to make a splash with your aquatic loving friends this holiday. Give them these life-like lucite sculptures featuring a bevy of ocean dwellers seemingly captured in mid stroke. Inspired by nature and colonies of marine mammals, artist/designer Wyland, the official artist for the 2008 Beijing Summer U.S. — Continue reading
It’s not hard to envision devoted holiday decorators whose aspirations go far beyond the extra mile, loving the richly carved, curved, upholstered and textured designs of Brocade Home. Their products–never without a pattern or laser-cut–are no less display worthy than the bright, bold and blinking Christmas ornaments currently in high — Continue reading
Looking for a graceful centerpiece? Try the Danze floral-inspired Bellefleur kitchen faucet. The clean-cut tapered base spout is totally cool, smooth and gorgeous.
Let there be suds and bubbles, and lots and lots of water. It will only make the Schonbek Da Vinci Chandelier more dazzling and radiant. The dishwasher-safe lighting from their Geometrix Collection was designed to take the rigors of the regular cycle and still shine on.
There’s no accounting for some people’s taste. Everyone’s particularly particular about their spices. Too much or too little after all, quickly turns a meal from mouthwatering to mulch. But Vic Firth‘s high-lighted, high-gloss salt and pepper mills lift the flavor of your food long before their contents twist their way — Continue reading
I’m loving this clean, classic Ship’s Lamp by Stelton. It looks so cozy and ready to quench the chill. Available at Lekker Home.
Speaking of getting all your ducks in a row… These two are simply bling-tastic. Check here for the rest of their decorative cohorts from the designroom group.
It’s easy to yearn for the good old days now that the manual labor parts of those days is probably long forgotten. Back then daily to-do lists almost always included dusting, sweeping, mopping, clearing the table and making the bed the instant you got out of it. Now that we — Continue reading
This is not your grandmother’s wallpaper. Granted the Julien MacDonald collection at Graham & Brown is drenched with florals and ornate pattern, but without the kitsch or cheesiness. Stylized detail add grace and subtle animation to these wall coverings that its predecessors missed by miles. For rooms with added wow! — Continue reading
Just when you start thinking that the interpretation of a piece of furniture or an accessory has been exhausted, some inventive designer comes along and pushes them to places unimagined. Take vases for instance. Amped up designs have snatched vases out of the background and cast them as thought-provoking statement — Continue reading
Saving money does not have to be stressful or painful and it certainly should not be avoided. You do need incentive though. It’s hard to put away money that is burning a hole in your pocket to be spent yesterday. But if maintaining or exceeding your current lifestyle after retirement — Continue reading
Benjamin Moore groups its 2008 home decor color picks into 3 distinct categories: tranquil, organic and opulent. The paint giant’s recently released Color Trends Report, pinpoints 21 hot hues for modern consumers who BM says are influenced by the desire to feel grounded. There is no place like home and — Continue reading
Non-cooks are under pressure, not only from entire networks of cooking shows that turn the heated, ingredient-laden ordeal into fodder, but from shiny kitchen gadgets that tug hard at your ‘eating at home is healthier’ sensibilities. As your resistance weakens and you warm up to possibly someday maybe trying to — Continue reading
Think you know what a rose smells like? Not if you haven’t gotten a whiff of Vitality, the world’s first commercially distributed certified-organic rose. Even though the first thing most recipients of roses do is bury their noses in them, volume growers continue to genetically juice the universally popular flower — Continue reading
I adore modern furniture, but am particularly attracted to the Project Import Export [PIE] Stomach RT chair because it’s the first modern chair that i’ve ever encountered that evolves the euphoric feelings I experienced as a child when I was lucky enough to find my great grandmother’s seasoned wooden rocking — Continue reading