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Thursday, November 11th, 2010

Hostess gift ideas for under $30

Nicole

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If you’re a social butterfly, your holidays are filled with back to back parties.

And you know it’s rude to show up empty handed.

Here are 5 gift ideas for under $30 that you can give to any hostess this holiday season.

1- Stemmarkers by Modern-Twist, $16 for a set of 6.

Help your hostess keep track of what their guests are drinking with these food-safe stemmarkers. Use a ballpoint pen to scribble your name, initials or the type of wine you’re drinking. These can also be used as napkin rings.

Also available in retro and solid.

2- Normann Copenhagen Rocking Glasses, $25 for a set of 4.

The Rocking Glass features a curved bottom that allows it to rock without spilling over. Perfect for serving drinks and/or desserts. They also make really cool votive holders.

3- Normann Copenhagen True Feelings Tea Light Candle Holder, $26 for set of 2.

Give this gift as a decorative accent and let the cozy atmosphere radiate.

4- FUZ Wine Pocket, $25.

You can’t go wrong with the gift of wine. But you can certainly take it up a notch by presenting your bottle in this wine pocket.

5- Tina Frey Designs Hans Desk/Vanity Tray, $26.

Handmade by artist Tina Frey, these decorative trays are perfect for desks, vanities and bookcases.

* Holiday tip: It’s good to stock up on a few of these items so that you’re prepared for those last minute invites!

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Tuesday, March 30th, 2010

A Deconstructed DwellStudio Home Collection Guide

Ali

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In glancing at the new DwellStudio Home 2010 Collection images I thought to myself, “Self, the folks at DwellStudio have such an amazing eye for putting various patterns and colors together…this is certainly something that doesn’t come easy to the rest of us. So, Self, why not create a quick and easy ‘Deconstructed DwellStudio Home Collection Guide’ to help DP peeps put together the looks they like?” And I did. This is super basic but should hopefully help create the “bedscape” of your dreams without having to go back and forth between Design Public product pages to figure out what is what.

DwellStudio Peacock Bedding in Dove; DwellStudio Gate Euro Shams in Ash; DwellStudio Pyramids Standard Cases in Ash

DwellStudio Gate Duvet and Shams in Ash; DwellStudio Chinoiserie Pillow; DwellStudio Gate Sheets and Cases in Ash; DwellStudio Pyramids Matelasse in Pearl Coverlet

DwellStudio Peacock Citrine Duvet and Shams; DwellStudio Woven Pyramids Euro Sham in Dark Bronze; DwellStudio Linen Edge in Ash Sheets and Cases

DwellStudio Etching Duvet and Shams; DwellStudio Woven Pyramids Euro Sham in Ink; DwellStudio Pin Dot Sheets and Cases

This is just a smidgen of imagery from DwellStudio. If you see any other images on our site for DwellStudio or any other designer that you’d like to me deconstruct leave a comment and a link to the image and I’ll see how I do!

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Thursday, December 11th, 2008

How to Build an Eames Shell Chair

Ali

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For those of us who are process oriented and like to see how things are made, here is a great vintage video detailing the creation of an Eames Shell Chair. Just as a heads up, the video is a bit long and perhaps dry to some, but luckily they included great tunes to keep you enthralled…

Thanks to NotCot.org who spotted this video on ArchDaily.com

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Thursday, December 4th, 2008

And I Said “Let There Be Light!”

Ali

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Whoa. Imagine going nearly two months living in a loft (aka a box) with only one floor lamp and some lighting from the kitchen. Let me tell ya, these were two months of very long and dark nights, especially now that the sun sets at 5pm. But as of this past weekend we have light! (excuse the mess)

loft lighting

We had to get our electrical setup figured out before we could install the Lights Up! Deco Deluxe Pendant Lamps over our “dining” and “living” spaces. We actually decided to use just the two big sections of the pendants…after playing with the various pieces to the lamp we liked the simplicity of the two pieces. What is great though is if we ever want to change it up we can add the rest of the shades to the pendant and we’ve got a new lamp!

While going through this lighting process/challenge I have learned a bit about what it takes to give a home the right lighting. I’ve collected all of my findings in our lighting guide, but if you see anything missing or have additional insight, please share!

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Friday, August 24th, 2007

Dwell Print Collection for Fatboy

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Dwell Print Collection for FatboyLooking to coordinate your bedding and your Fatboy? The long wait is over! The new Fatboy’s by Dwell are live on the site!

This is Dwell’s first licensing deal, and we hold the worldwide exclusive for a limited time.

Check out the complete collection here.

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