I mentioned in a recent Instagram post that I’m not big on gifting just to meet a deadline. You see, I don’t want to buy something just for the sake of buying something. I’m also big on getting gifts that are practical. (Trying not to contribute to clutter and gift something that’s going to get KonMari’d down the road.) So here are a few things I picked out, with an eye towards encouraging environmentally-friendly behavior. These are (mostly) practical gifts, which I think will get lots of use.
I’ve been looking for a lampshade ever since the plastic shade on an old Target floor lamp of mine cracked. At IKEA recently, I was absolutely giddy upon seeing these beautiful shades.
Today’s review is about a boring, but important household organizing item: the shower caddy. For many years, I bought inexpensive wire shower caddies. But after a year or so, they’d get rusty and gross and I’d throw them out. What a waste! So I did some research and decided to spend a little more money on a higher-quality product. Here’s what I got — the Simple Human Adjustable Shower Caddy — and how it’s fared after a year.
Well, I love to write about shoes on here, so we should talk about how to keep them organized. I went in search of a shoe rack that’s sturdy, easy to assemble, moderately priced, and not ugly.
Today, we’re talking about bed sheets and pitting two similar products against each other to see which one is better. Target vs. IKEA. Who will win this battle?
Target’s new mid-century inspired housewares brand, Project 62, has items for your kitchen, bedroom, and bath. Here’s some of what I saw after the brand launched in stores.
Ever since I heard about Project 62, Target’s new mid-century modern-inspired line of housewares and furniture, I’ve been feeling a mix of anticipation — but also dread (because of what I fear it might do to my wallet). I love those clean mid-century modern lines, but the price tag of real deal vintage pieces is not in my budget (at least not here in California). Well, Target read my mind by creating decor inspired by the era.
After 13 years, the cushioning of my IKEA Allerum sofa was still firm, but the slipcover had gotten ratty. But where do you get a slipcover for an IKEA product that is no longer in production?
One of my happy places is Daiso. If you don’t have a Daiso near you, I’m sorry. Daiso is a chain of Japanese dollar stores where almost everything is $1.50. They’ve got kitchenware, office supplies, home decor, gardening goodies, pet supplies, cleaning sundries, and a whole glorious room called household plastics where you can find various plastic boxes to organize stuff your heart’s content.
When I moved into a bigger apartment, one of the things I really, really wanted was a bar cart. The idea of wheeling something around to entertain guests — and offer them my partner’s whiskey collection — appealed to me, even if I wasn’t going to wheel it very far.