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I was barely home from London for twelve hours before I had to make a mad dash to Javits Center for the final day of NY Now! Jet lag be damned, there was too much cool design inspiration waiting at the summer edition of our favorite biannual gift show. From unique home goods to fabulous fashion accessories, hilarious greeting cards and adorable soft toys that will make you squee, there’s truly something for everyone at NY Now. Let’s get right to my fantastic photo recap with a few favorite home décor designs to let your individuality shine!
Continue reading Eye On Design: Finding Inspiration at NY Now, Summer 2023
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When I was a kid, household appliances were not designed to also be cute, just because they were meant to be used by children. Specifically, I recall a humidifier that we had to have in the bedroom I shared with my brother when we were probably 3 and 4 years old respectively, because he suffered from asthma. That thing looked like a spacecraft from War of The Worlds — and while it might have relievedmy brother’s breathing difficulties, it was pure nightmare-fuel for me.
If only Crane humidifiers had existed in the sixties, my parent’s might have been inclined to purchase a model from their Adorable line — featuring, well, adorable animal-shaped, multi-function humidifiers — thus sparing my tender psyche from an enduring trauma. Because, seriously, how darn cute is a little pink Unicorn?
Continue reading Eye On Design: Crane Adorable Mini Unicorn Humidifier
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If there’s one thing we got better at during the pandemic, it’s coming up with creative ways to have fun without leaving the house. With movie theaters closed, families have been engaging with a variety of streaming platforms — even upgrading their entertainment systems — to bring the Big Screen into the home. If family movie night has become one of your new traditions, you know that having fresh popcorn and tasty snacks on hand is an absolute necessity.
To get an authentic “Movie Popcorn” experience at home, check out this cleverly-designed Movie Night Popcorn Gift Box set from Catamount by Prepara, which lets you make an irresistibly delicious batch of fresh popcorn in right in the microwave. No fuss, no muss!
Continue reading Eye On Design: Innovative Kitchen Products from Catamount By Prepara
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Ah, Summer is here and we all want frozen cocktails on demand, amiright? There’s nothing like a frosty, buzz-inducing beverage to help you beat the heat, poolside or inside. But who wants to take a time out to break out the blender when you’re in the middle of relaxing at home? I will take a hard pass on that.
Fortunately, I found something that does all the hard work for you. I recently attended a Housewares Summer Press Preview sponsored by the International Housewares Association, and fell in love with the design of these Pink Frozen Cocktail Tumblers from Rabbit. Check them out! Continue reading Pink Thing of The Day: Rabbit Frozen Cocktail Tumblers
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Every March, the international Housewares Association (IHA) hosts its massive International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. This year’s show runs from March 2nd through 5th, but in January, there was a press preview in NYC, where I was able see all kinds of new gadgets and come back home with a huge bag of products to try for myself. It’s great to meet so many cool people and learn about their innovative designs, and everyone has a lot of fun! Here’s a peek at ten of my favorite new products and services from the show! Continue reading Eye On Design: Favorite Products from the International Home + Housewares Show Press Preview!