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Tuesday, August 25th, 2009

Modern College and Dorm

Becky

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It’s time to start thinking about back to school again, and we want to remind you that we have a Modern College and Dorm category to help you find everything you’ll need for college. Well, except for this:

If you have any good ideas, blog posts you’ve done, favorite dorm room links, or images you’ve taken of your dorm room, please send them in via the comments section. We’d love to see them!

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Thursday, January 29th, 2009

DP Products on MTV’s Real World Brooklyn

Ali

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I feel a bit (actually a lot) ashamed to confess this, but I watched one episode of the MTV’s Real World Brooklyn, just “to see what their house looks like” (cough cough) and low and behold DP products were everywhere! Fantastic college dorm room inspiration.

The first things I spotted were the DwellStudio Junior Transportation duvets and shams with the Framed Bodoni and Maze pillows as an accent:

DwellStudio Junior Transportation Bedding

Then a “confessional” came up and the hair rose on my arms as I was overwhelmed by the Read the rest of this entry »

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Wednesday, September 3rd, 2008

If If Were Off to College I Would…Part Three of Three: Lighting

Ali

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If I were off to college I would… think to brighten my space with something other than holiday string lights and a mere/sad desk lamp. There is so much more to lighting than simply preventing eye strain while in dark spaces.

There are pieces that can:

Guard your goods..

OFFI My Pet Lamp Dachshund

Create for an awesome visual in a boring 8’x10′ foot dorm space…

Innermost 5 in 1 Shade

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Friday, August 8th, 2008

College Bedding:Think Beyond Jersey Knits and Comforters

Ali

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DwellStudio Junior Dots Bedding in Fuschia
I was walking through the college dorm aisles in Tar-jay the other day when I realized what sort of trends I was suckered into so many years ago with regards to college bedding: 1.) I bought the jersey knit sheets. Although soft, they did pill very quickly and didn’t last more than a few months before looking shabby. 2.) I had the reversible comforter that about 23892783 other girls in my dorm also had in their rooms. This one item that was to be a major focal point in my room was the same main feature in so many other rooms. Blah. Plus, I had never cleaned a comforter before in my life which in turn led to a very dirty sleeping space for a long time.

So, I thought I would take the opportunity to try and prevent such catastrophic events for student going through the college dorm preparation process by passing on the three big college bedding lessons I learned:

1.) Don’t give in to the super cheap. Super cheap sheets will either be extremely scratchy or will fall apart quickly. You don’t need the most elaborate sheet sets while in college, but you do want something that you will not have to replace quickly or will keep you up at night with discomfort.

3.) Think duvet. Although most college students may not know the meaning of the word, they will appreciate the function. I have to admit to thinking a duvet was a pillowcase or a diving board or a special type of loo for many Read the rest of this entry »

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