Name: Large Union Jack BedStore: Unleashed LifeValue: $240. Description: The iconic Union Jack Bed adds an eclectic touch to any room and provides a comfortable place for your favorite ally to relax. Entries for each posted item are open for 3 days from the date of posting. Employees, partners and vendors of Apartment Therapy and their immediate family members are not eligible to enter. Help Us Give Back! This year, Apartment Therapy is celebrating the spirit of giving by partnering with DonorsChoose.org for our 2011 Holiday Giveaway. Just as we're giving away something to you, you can give something back by helping us fund classroom projects around the country. Our goal is to get 500 people to donate to public school classrooms by December 16th! AS AN AWESOME BONUS: If you donate to DonorsChoose.org through our Giving page, you'll be entered into a drawing to win a House Tour feature on Apartment Therapy-your home, your style, photographed by us and shared with our readers. Not into sharing your home? You can also gift that feature to a very worthy friend or relative! 'Tis the season for giving, after all. SPECIAL OFFER FOR THE LAST TWO WEEKS: Still haven't donated through DonorsChoose.org? Give any amount now through our Giving Page and you'll be eligible to win one of three Generation Chairs by Knoll - the first chair that lets you sit how you want. Thanks to Knoll for offering this awesome incentive to our readers and supporting DonorsChoose.org!
We were about to head out to do our weekly laundry load when we caught wind of a new laundering that promises clean clothes and greener packaging footprint with an interesting detergent delivery technology. Laundry Drops sort of look like hard candies or cough drops, but inside each water dissolvable packet is a 6x concentrated shot of detergent.... Laundry Dropps positives: small package, strong concentration so less to use, biodegradable, phosphate free. Sure, compared to the large traditional liquid detergents these smaller packs stack up well in material footprint. The difference isn't so profound when you consider that almost every brand of detergent now offers concentrated formulas that come in smaller bottles. Our fancy pants bottle of Method Laundry detergent does 32 loads for $6.99, while these Laundry Drops are $25 for 60 wash loads. Unless those Dropps are packing something miraculous 'Like no other' magic inside, that's a whole lot more for arguably likely the same results, comparatively speaking. Perhaps if they miniaturized these even further and came in a recyclable or biodegradable outer container, then we'd be willing to pay a little bit more. That all being said, we might send a 2-Load Sample Pouch to our mom and see what she thinks.
While they look fabulous outdoors - do you remember this green wall with DIY felt planters? - there is something so much more dynamic about green walls inside. Regardless of the impact, I've always felt a bit hesitant about essentially making a planter out of my walls. Luckily, this DIY project makes it easy to add green to your walls without accidentally 'Greening' your walls. By simply placing a saucer inside of the shadow box and then adding clippings, one can easily replicate this look. The background of the shadow box can easily be customized to coordinate with your room. If you are worried about refilling the water, don't be - that's what a turkey baster is for! Or better yet, use tillandsias and other air plants to fill your shadowboxes.
Today's Home & Garden section of The New York Times focuses on kitchen design. After an interesting discussion on What Is the Best Material for a Kitchen Work Surface? on The Kitchn this week, we were pleased to see The Times offer a wide range of counter top materials other than the ubiquitous granite. Pictured above is IceStone.... The story, New Counters? Everything's on the Table looks at both engineered surfaces and more traditional options like marble and terrazzo. There's even abreakdown of prices based on square foot: With So Many Options, So Many Price Points.
He bought the house from his parents and completely redid the decor in black and white. After drooling through the slideshow, we searched for even more beautiful rooms decorated in black and white. See our striking finds below the jump.... Shown above: the Modium kitchen by KicheConcept via Trendir; the bathroom in Lena Proudlock's restored Jacobean house in Gloucester, England; and Cactus wall bookcases from the Italian company Compar. Below are living room furniture from Fritz Hansen and a Black and White Balanced bedroom from LivingEtc. For more black and white home decor ideas, check out the blog Black and White Delight. Read the article 'River Retreat;Designer Darryl Savage crafts a whimsical refuge from a house his parents once owned' by clicking here.
Strange name huh? My first thought was coffin, which is not really where you want to be, but perhaps office furniture maker Bene meant it to be a combination of 'coffee' and 'office'...which is a bit more inviting. Strange names aside, while the Coffice seems to be more suited for commercial environments, we can see this as an alternative to a desk or dedicated office in a small space. We always use our laptop stretched out on the couch anyways, so having a power outlet and even network connection built into an extra wide armrest makes working at home that much more relaxed.
Mirror, Mirror on the Wall (and the Cabinets, and the. Name: Jaclyn Location: Park Slope - Brooklyn, New York We are a young married couple living in Park Slope Brooklyn, trying to survive in New York, and our one bedroom apartment is.
A stark contrast to the black bathroom we talked about before, this Neo Metro Bathroom at CA Boom confused us. We've talked about their miniLoo before and love their attention to small spaces, but in black and with the addition of resin and neon, we just aren't sure.
In a world of white kitchens, its dark tones are definitely a standout, but there's lots to see here besides just color. Here are five noteworthy features of a kitchen that expertly blends old and new. Of course white marble is lovely in any kitchen, but it's especially striking here when contrasted with this kitchen's rich hunter green walls and cabinets. 'Traditional' elements like Shaker cabinets and apron-front sinks are a common feature of a lot of contemporary kitchens, but in this case the sleek, modern stove provides a refreshing contrast, and gives the room a sense of timelessness - not too trendy, not too period, but just right. Using open shelving in place of upper cabinets can make a kitchen seem lighter and more spacious, but open shelving can sometimes have a haphazard look. The open shelving in this kitchen, by contrast, is treated almost like a cabinet without doors, which gives it an intentional, built-in look. This kitchen neatly solves the cutting board problem very neatly with a small, vertical cubby that perfectly accomodates cutting boards, and cheese boards and pastry boards too. The stove is recessed into the wall a bit, which allows the range hood to be totally hidden, for a minimal look that complements the stove's modern detailing and helps to balance out the more decorative elements in the rest of the kitchen. You can see many more photos of this kitchen on the deVol website, and also check out some of the other beautiful kitchens they've created.
Welcome to our Romantic Bedroom Giveaway - all info here Name: popfresno Location: Sanger, CA. When we received Popfresno's entry we were really touched and, though we'd never admit it, a little teary-eyed. It reminded us of what's really important in life. He sent in his entry 'In loving memory of my wife Linda'. His tip after the cut.... Romantic Bedroom Tip: A bedroom is not a bedroom,when you have no one to share it with.