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Home Inspiration: 15 Super Cozy Bed Situations

Pardon my French, but it’s fucking cold outside. I think most of us in the path of this vicious polar vortex are wishing we could curl up in a warm, cozy bed and not get up until sometime around May. Instead, we’re sitting at work dreading the frigid blast that awaits us when we leave. Sigh. What better time to partake in some comfy bed porn, right? Click through to see 15 soft, warm, pillowy places you’d rather be…

New Life Goal: Store Everything In Stackable Bottles

Fall Home Inspiration
Autumn-inspired pieces to spice up your place. Read More »

As soon as I saw these recycled glass stacking bottles, my mind started racing with all the things I wanted to store in them. I think I’ll use the large set to keep oils and vinegars in the kitchen, and the small set to keep bubble bath and body wash in the bathroom. And then I’ll start stacking other things in my life, like shoes and candles and the baby goats I’m hopefully getting for Christmas. [$14-$19 for a 3-piece set, West Elm]

Home Inspiration: Bold Reds

Red always gets a lot of play around Valentine’s Day and then we all get sick of it and move on to other colors until Christmas. But I think it’s time to give red some year-round credit: it’s a bold hue that can bring a lot of energy and life into any room of the house. Here are some of our favorite fire engine red accessories to spice up your kitchen, bedroom, living room, or office. Shopping details after the jump! Keep reading »

Seeing Green
Need home inspiration? Go for green! Read More »
Home Inspiration: Orange
Perk up your house with this sunny color. Read More »
Lovely Lavender
Add a dose of soft purple to your abode. Read More »

A Guide To Nifty Thrifting

Thrift Store Scoring
We show you how to do it. Read More »
Bad Thrift Smell
And how to get rid of it. Read More »
"Thrift Wars"
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We're totally watching this new reality show about thrift store shopping. Read More »
Frisky Craves
8 Weird Things That Happen To Us When We're Ovulating
All our Crave posts in one place. Find out what we're craving! Read More »
I Brake For Yard Sales book photo

Spring is here and that means yard sale season is upon us. Think that rummaging through your neighbors’ bargain-priced junk sounds like the pits? Think again. Yard sales (and their classy older sister, estate sales) are the place to score vintage clothes, gently used books, and fab furniture that just needs a fresh coat of paint. I thought Saturday morning yard sale scrounges were my little secret, but it turns out “Good Morning America” correspondent Lara Spencer is a bargain maven. I Brake For Yard Sales: and Flea Markets, Thrift Shops, Auctions and the Occasional Dumpster is her ode to thrift shopping and filled with her tips and tricks. (Sharp elbows for nudging out those greedy eBay re-sellers not included!) [$14.50, Amazon.com]

Marni Designs Chairs, Employs Colombian Former Inmates To Produce Them

Marni For H&M
Thirty choice pieces from the collection. Read More »
Bottega Veneta Suite
The Italian brand designed a pretty sweet suite in Chicago. Read More »
Missoni Condos
For just $82,000, you can live in a condo designed by Missoni. Read More »

We have officially entered the realm of designer everything: Marni, the high-end Italian brand known for its offbeat prints and artsy-homely styling, has made their way into the furniture industry with a 100-piece collection of metal chairs covered by multicolored woven plastic, and they managed to do some good in the process. The fashion house designed the chairs for Salone del Mobile, a Milanese furniture fair, and worked alongside local charities to hire former Colombian prisoners to create the chairs, with the goal of helping the ex-inmates readjust to working life. The chairs were designed in order to function as props for the show, during which filmmaker Francesco Jodice will photograph employees of the brand for an exhibit. The chairs will also furnish the brand’s offices and stores around the world. They don’t exactly look like the most comfortable chairs, per se (and you can forget about taking a nap on that “sofa”), but if you must have one in your home, they’ll be available for purchase at the Marni boutique in Milan, with proceeds donated to The Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter. [Fashionologie]

One Damn Good Reason To Plan An Impromptu Trip To Chicago…

Missoni Condos
For just $82,000, you can live in a condo designed by Missoni. Read More »
Stay in a chocolate hotel!
oompa loompas photo
Yep, you can eat the furniture. Read More »
IKEA House
Now you can live in a scene from 500 Days of Summer. Read More »

Okay, so it may not be an entire Missoni-designed condominium tower, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t impressive: renowned Italian fashion house Bottega Veneta was given carte blanche to design a 1,400-square-foot suite in Chicago’s Park Hyatt Hotel. The Lake Suite by Bottega Veneta boasts a master bedroom, separate living and dining areas, a kitchen, an office, and two bathrooms, all decorated in their trademark understated, unfussy luxury. Of course, the room wouldn’t be complete without touches of the brand’s signature woven leather, which embellishes the furniture drawn from their home collection. The press release states that the “warm and light” palette is composed of signature Bottega Veneta neutrals, “like pergamena and noce.” Pergamena and noce! Imagine that. [Refinery29, Park Hyatt Chicago]

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