It’s impossible to think about interior design when the beach is calling. Happy summer, and see you after Labor Day! (-Allie, Moe & Laur)
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LOL. That’s all I have to say. (-Moe)
Animal Corn Holders, $9.95 each, Broadway Panhandler.
Gosh, wonder why this appeals to me so much… (-Moe)
Tag Summer Cottage Collection White Galvanized Metal Ice Tub, $49.99, Amazon.com
So I have this cool app on my iPhone called, appropriately, Palettes, that lets you take a photo and turn it into a color palette. Because you know how you read a magazine and (I’ve been guilty of this, I’m sure) it’s like, “get your inspiration from nature,” and you’re like, um… so my apartment should look like a blade of grass? The reason this app is so awesome is that it sees all those colors that you don’t even notice—so when I took this snap of the Statue of Liberty on a boat ride over the weekend, it caught all those greys and peaches and dusty blues that I might have overlooked. Neat, huh? (-Moe)
Mirror, Warhol Vanity Mirror, $219, Ballard Designs. Couch, English Roll Arm Upholstered Loveseat, $2,345, Restoration Hardware. Pillow, Wildflower Embroidered Double Boudoir Pillow, $75, Pine Cone Hill. Ottoman, Wooden Dhurrie Upholstered Ottoman, $549, Wisteria. Rug, American Home Rug Company Beach Collection Boardwalk Stripes Black Rug, $129.60 for 2’6″x8, RugsUSA. Floor, Loft Walnut Laminate Flooring, Pergo. Lamp, Bruno Double-Arm Adjustable Floor Lamp, $242, Rejuvenation.
Everyone knows that kiddos are messy at dinnertime and hard to keep in their seats—and I think these placemats could be a solution. Not only do they collect food, but you can draw on them with washable or dry erase markers, too. Click through for the other designs, very cool. (-Moe)
Kat in the City placemat, $18, Modern-Twist.com.
Oh boy oh boy. I just love Designer’s Guild, Tricia Guild’s most excellent wallpaper and fabric firm, and I am THRILLED to discover that they’ve partnered with Bemz to bring us affordable, super-chic slipcovers for your Ikea furniture. I mean, can you believe it would only cost $200 to transform your sofa into this beauty? Click here to see all the patterns. Or just watch the slide show on repeat, like I like to… (-Moe)
Sagrada Lime Slipcover for Ikea Karlstad 3-seater sofa, $205, Bemz.
Ooh! I can think of one place where it gets hotter and sweatier than NYC in the summer: Jaipur, India. I bet the camel in this photo was NOT comfortable with all that gear on when this photo was taken. (-Moe)
Camel pillow, $68, Matta NY.
…summer in the City/Back of my neck gettin’ dirty and gritty
If you don’t quite have the meditative powers to channel the cool country air like Laur suggested yesterday, maybe one of these colorful fans (in seven more colors, too!) will help easy the pain of this sweaty day. (-Moe)
Retro fans, $69 each, The Company Store.
You know, kids these days don’t know anything about delayed gratification. Between the texting and the FB messaging and straight-up email, they’ve lost the joy of receiving a carefully worded thought, transmitted via pen and paper, a whole two days after it was thunk. I’m talking about letters, people! So go get your teen some of this stationery—maybe the monogrammed acronym will make them more comfortable with the concept. (-Moe)
LOL 3 Ways Stationery, $19 for set of six, Rock of Ages Press.