Monthly Archives: May 2010

Stick to It

We inherit a lot of traits from our parents — one of mine? A reliance on sticky notes to run my schedule and keep my To Do list conquerable (thanks Dad). These leafy babies are my style saving grace. Instead of random bright yellow stickies covering my apartment, I can now have a more decorative look to my frantic system. (-Allie)

Leaf-It Sticky Notes, $6 per pack, Molla Space

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Cut a Rug

Isn’t this beautiful? Amy Helfand designs each of her rugs custom and then has them made in Nepal under conditions that are certified to be free of child labor. No wonder the process can take up to six months!  (-Moe)

Toward Chiwong rug, Amy Helfand.

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Warm Modernism

I despise the notion that a contemporary interior need be cold and minimal. That misconception fueled the Swatchbook of the Week–as did another misconception, that high style comes at a high price. This living room option proves that it’s possible to achieve a cozy, modern interior — even on a tight budget. Opt for a terracotta or rusty red to establish a cozy vibe. Wood elements add further warmth, especially when paired with a sleek modern sofa. When on a tight budget, turn to stores like CB2, Ikea and West Elm for large pieces, then hunt for affordable accessories through Overstock, Amazon or the sale section of your favorite sites. (-Allie)

Parlour Sofa, $999, CB2

Lux Leather Butterfly Chair, $248, Urban Outfitters

Kulla Floor Lamp, $89.99, Ikea

Natural Tree Stump Side Table, $199, West Elm

Clyde Collection rug, $789, High Fashion Home

Wallace Mirror, $390, Bellacor

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Stepping Out In Style

Today’s post celebrates the opening of Sex and the City 2.  Yayyy!  I’m not one of the lucky ones going to see the movie on opening day, but you can bet I’ll be celebrating at home with a fruity beverage.  Can anything be better to cool said drink than these stiletto shaped ice cubes?  Fabulous!  (-Laur)

Tipsy Toes Ice Cube Set of Six, $5.99, CB2

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Stripe Shape

Those of you who have been with us since the beginning know that I’m just a leettle Type A. So how could I not love these babies? What a cool way to get organized! If there is a cool way to get organized, I mean. (-Moe)

Semikolon Striped Document Files, $5 each, SeeJaneWork.com.

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Well Done

I love when super-basic items are given just a hint of pizazz.  Case in point, this charcoal grill from Weber.  The sleek, deep-blue color turns an ordinary object into something that will really stand out on the patio. (-Laur)

One-Touch Gold Charcoal Grill in Blue, $120.99, Weber

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Color blocking

After seeing these mugs showcased and stacked together at at event last week, a great wave of nostalgia swept over me, and brought me back to childhood playtime.  Aren’t they like blocks for adults? (-Laur)

Set of Ten Mugs, $110, Pantone

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