On Vacation

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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Happy weekend

LOL. That’s all I have to say. (-Moe)

Animal Corn Holders, $9.95 each, Broadway Panhandler.

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Tunisian Luxe

I’ve been hearing about these Fouta bath towels for some time now, and experienced one in action this past weekend at the beach.  My friend K brought one along.  Not only was it beautiful to look at and soft to the touch, it served as something to lie on, dry off with,  AND as a sarong when we finally left (about 2 hours too late—ouch.)  The semi-steep price tag is justifiable when you think about how many roles this beach towel plays.  It’s even pretty enough to be used as a throw when the cooler weather arrives.  Tomorrow, hopefully.  (-Laur)

Fouta Beach Towels, From $63, Scents and Feel


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It’s Electric

Love these characters—sure, they’re static, but after reading this article in the times, it doesn’t seem like such a stretch that you could learn to love a robot. Especially the squishy kind that’s good for napping. Or decoration. (-Moe)

Mr. Robot pillows, $34-46, Branch Home.

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Sitting Pretty

Designed to be a bed for small dogs and cats, this is one example of pet furniture and actually adds style to home decor.  I’m jealous.  Why can’t humans have beds as rad as these? (-Laur)

Hepper Pod Pet Bed, $99, Design Public

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Hot, hot, hot

Gosh, wonder why this appeals to me so much… (-Moe)

Tag Summer Cottage Collection White Galvanized Metal Ice Tub, $49.99, Amazon.com

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Pretty as a Picture

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.

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