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April 29, 2010

3rings » Piezo Shower for Peace of Mind


The Piezo Shower System.

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April 27, 2010

Free Shipping at Flor

Flor Check out their new rug system -- Patch Me If You Can

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Gather 'Round the Fire Pit

Fire_pit_modern Intimate conversations.
Family get-togethers.
Marshmallow roasts.

One of the big hits at a recent get-together was my new, state-of-the-art fire pit. People who were wandering aimlessly indoors became connected to this cozy communion outdoors. Conversation was flowing and friends were reconnecting.

People’s love of fireplaces has translated to the outdoors, as warmth becomes the biggest draw at celebrations that extend into the evening. If you love to entertain year-round, then you are a candidate for a fire pit.

Along with grills and low maintenance landscaping, fire pits truly define the outdoor lifestyle and are one of the best investments you can make to your home. Stylish and functional, they can add a modern flair to your outdoor space.

Table_fire_pit Keep in mind that all fire pits are not the same. Today’s designs are more innovative and come in different shapes and configurations. High quality fire pits feature elegant and durable tabletops constructed of marble, granite, porcelain, Travertine stone and copper. A burner unit preferably in stainless steel is also an essential -- and will last indefinitely.

Before buying any fire pit consider the options of each style and choose the one that most fits the needs of your outdoor living space. Besides adding warmth some fire pits can also be used for cooking food and even double as a beverage tub. Many pit table tops now have center plugs that cover the burner when it is not in use so it can be used as a table only -- ideal for a small space! Others are portable so you can take to the beach.Dining_table_fire_pit

You can create ambiance with your fire pit as a focal point and add seating around it. Whether you have a sofa and love seat or simple chairs and ottomans, bringing it all together will attract your guests and extend the revelry -- even when there is a nip in the air. em>-- Mike Voyles of Home Infatuation.

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April 26, 2010

3rings » Four Works Workstation Reinvents Workspace


As a new and working mother, productivity and organization are as essential as breathing. Now if I could just attach a sling on the side to hold the baby!

-- allie

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Springtime! Bird Mobile


We love the Flock Mobile by bookhou. The hand laminated maple veneer mobile of abstract birds on a wire looks like a flock sweeping through the sky.

Get one online for $160.

More spring like accessories...


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Recycled Modern Wallpaper- Made from Newspapers

Spring 2010 brings a noteworthy debut from designer Lori Weitzner, up-cycled wallpaper.

We've seen newspapers and magazines become bowls, containers and wall art, but this is a new one. Lori's turned her old news into Noteworthy, the wallpaper you may have once read. The old news is woven on a loom and paper backed to create a colorful, tactile alternative to grasscloth. 

Check it out...

and more modern wallcoverings...

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April 25, 2010

Flooring Sale!

Sales, sales everywhere!

Mohawk sale

Shop now!

-- allie


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April 23, 2010

Chiasso Sale

I'm a girl that can't resist a sale. Save up to 75% now at Chiasso. Happy Shopping!

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Earth Day Things We Love

This month is dedicated to the environment, so we're checking out some top modern eco finds...

Mobile-garden-portable New at A plus R store is the Mobile Garden, a portable greenspace perfect for nomads or, more likely, apartment dwellers with a bit of roof space or a patio. Comes in different sizes, all made of 100% recyclable material that is UV-, frost-, tear- and traction-resistant, and even permeable to let soil breathe and drain with limited evaporation while protecting roots.  Phew, that's a mouthful of benefits and I have yet another...

Almost a year ago, the NY Times did a piece on lead in garden soil. It may get there from when the house was scraped and painted, or if a garage was removed or a home burned downed. Anyway it gets there, it stays, and leaches into produce grown in that soil. The article recommended soil testing and recommended building raised beds with new soil for produce. One of these gardens would be a perfect solution, too. So, as much as it may appeal to people with limited space for gardening, it's also got a place in larger yards. 

More modern, green trends.

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April 22, 2010

Modern LED Task Lamp


Yamagiwa, Japan’s leading lighting company, has collaborated with the Conran Shop studio on the Stem Ray Light.

The rubberized flexible stem allows light to beam in any direction.  The  LED is recessed into the stem, eliminating glare, and it all bends out like an ocean worm from a minimal zinc base.

Pretty cool, and winner of a 2010 Red Dot Award.


See more awesome modern lights.

Meet Yves Behar, designer of Herman Miller's famous Leaf Light. 


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