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Tuesday, August 20th, 2013

Outfitting the Dorm Room

Becky

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Modcloth.com has featured some great vintage dorm rooms

Ah, many people I know are heading off to college this week. By now, you may have gotten a glimpse of the abysmal dorm room furniture and lack of personality in the room. While you or your college kiddo may already have the basics – bedding, shower shoes, bathroom caddy, shoe rack, there may be quite a few items you didn’t realize you could squeeze in there or they may discover they want after settling in a little bit. Here are a few ways to help make the room your own.

1. Customize your bed. Often times, your bed serves as your sofa, your chair, your desk. Fill it up with extra throw pillows to prop up and/or create more of a daybed when you’re not sleeping in it. Add an OFFI overlap tray for doing a little work on your lap. Also, add a rug, even a tiny 2×3 one, so you can step onto something soft in the morning and give them a little wipe off before hopping into bed.

2. Create a better lighting scheme. Overhead light is such a bummer. Gain some softer light and versatility with a desk lamp. We love the modern lines and metallic finish on the Flos Archimoon K Lamp.

3. Gain some comfy seating beyond the bed. We love all of the fun colors offered up by the Fatboy Original. It’s the ultimate bean bag; you can actually sit upright in it if you choose.

4. Add a small side table. By now, you may realize that a desk somewhere behind that weird headboard is not the best place for your water glass, glasses, book or other stuff next to your bed we won’t mention here. Grab a portable table like this snazzy little number that also serves as a tray. This is a piece you’ll take to every home you live in for the rest of your life; but if you’re short on dough, those milk crates will do. Shop all side tables/nightstands

5. Wake up! You can add great design detail via a happy colored clock that is also a dock for your iPhone.

6. Keep charged. In addition to your clock dock, you’ll want to keep your tech accessories in order. I like to keep juiced up with the Blu Dot Juice Box Digital Dock.

7. Protect your electronics. Thomas Paul’s clever Composition Book iPad Envelope cracks me up. Shop all personal accessories

Dorm Room Help

Dorm Room Help

Jonas Damon dock
designpublic.com

PYRUS lambswool rug
designpublic.com

OFFI overlap tray
designpublic.com

Thomaspaul throw pillow
designpublic.com

Mater bowl table
designpublic.com

Fatboy Original
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Wednesday, April 3rd, 2013

My Zebra Pillow Outlet Score

Becky

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Sometimes I forget how much I love getting a package from Design Public. Yesterday I received my Thomas Paul Zebra Canvas Pillow in Java and I could not be more thrilled. I scored it through our outlet, and the only sacrifice I had to make was that the box had been opened. Big whoop.

By the way, I just had that door installed last week and it still needs to be painted and I need to get some hardware that is not bottom of the barrel, so don’t judge! At least there is no longer a breeze coming straight through the old hollow bungalow door from the ’40s that it replaced.

Anyway, There are lots of great scores to be had in the Design Public Outlet. Right now we’re having a blowout. These items are samples and returns. They are “as-is” and all sales are final, but the most common condition granting the big discounts  is “Opened Box.” Again, big whoop. In return for these stipulations, items are marked 40-80% down right now for our big blowout. You can find just about anything from bedding to barstools, lighting to area rugs. I’m eyeing this phone by Jaspar Morrison:

and this DwellStudio Home Gates Rug:

So if you like them too and want the score, you’d better hurry up and make your order before I do!

By the way, if you are jealous of my zebra pillow, you can still order it through Design Public by clicking on the picture below:

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Tuesday, December 14th, 2010

Modern gift ideas for the eccentric in your life

Nicole

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Everyone has a friend or relative that’s… ‘special’.

I know you know what I’m talking about.

They’re fun to be around but a pain to shop for.

Here are 5 quirky gifts ideas for the eccentric in your life:

1. Give them a pet that can’t die. Thomas Paul Goldfish Linen Pillow, $94.

2. A robot that doesn’t require batteries. David Weeks Cubebot, starting at $25.

3. It glows in the dark. Hybrid-Home Limited Edition Print, starting at $40.

4. For the cat lady. Elizabeth Paige Smith Kittypod Mini Standard, $98.

5. For those who like gags. Heather Lins Home 3-D Eye Chart Pillow, $95.

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Thursday, December 2nd, 2010

DP in the News: k studio Round Face Male Pillow on Design is Mine

Nicole

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Inspired by the white winter that will soon be here, Design is Mine put together an inspiration board of all things ‘snow white’ and included the k studio Round Face Male Pillow.

Thanks Design is Mine!

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