Space solution – the desk cabinet

On July 30, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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For those of you who want a work space but don’t actually have a separate room to dedicate to this purpose;  and for those of you who, like me, just love smart & beautiful ideas,  I have found the perfect piece. Have a look at this portable desk: the ‘Fold-Out Convertible Desk” which when not [...]

For those of you who want a work space but don’t actually have a separate room to dedicate to this purpose;  and for those of you who, like me, just love smart & beautiful ideas,  I have found the perfect piece.
Have a look at this portable desk: the ‘Fold-Out Convertible Desk” which when not in use folds to become a 6” deep wall cabinet for easy storage. The compact workstation, other than providing an instant workspace, also includes a number of shelves to store office supplies, slots for file folders and a corkboard for notes. Measuring  22”x32”x 6”, the convertible desk is ideal for small family rooms, kitchens, bedrooms, small apartments or wherever you might need it.
Stay organized when paying bills and comfortable when using your laptop.

Made of MDF& veneer. In walnut or black finish.

A great way to make the most of a guest room space without cluttering it with extra furniture. Just tuck the desk back into the cabinet when visitors come!

All you need to do now is mount it on the wall and start working.

You can find this at Solutions — browse through their site for all kinds of great ideas.

 

A Swedish solution for a dirty kitchen

On July 25, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Have you ever noticed that when you wash your dishes in the sink water splatters onto the wall and floor immediately making a mess? In order to solve this problem I usually buy myself a little rug, but after a few days I’m faced with a new problem – a dirty rug! So naturally I was [...]

Have you ever noticed that when you wash your dishes in the sink water splatters onto the wall and floor immediately making a mess? In order to solve this problem I usually buy myself a little rug, but after a few days I’m faced with a new problem – a dirty rug!
So naturally I was so excited when I came across this awesome product from Brita Sweden – a plastic rug that you can just wipe off in seconds.
Of course the next thing I had to check out is what these plastic rugs looked like. The answer is in front of you, and if you ask me it has just become more attractive – available in a cheerful Scandinavian array of colors and patterns, these may be just the thing to infuse a little life into a white kitchen.

The next thing I always check is the company’s attitude towards green issues.
Brita Sweden’s ambition is to work only with suppliers who have an environmental policy. Their packagings are produced with EU Ecolabel standard. They will soon have a climate neutral choice for your parcel delivery. It will cost more but will leave no carbon footprint

And best of all is the modest $138 price.

 

Your groceries’ new style

On July 20, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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I’m always searching for unique home items or special designs to write about, but I believe your style does not have to remain behind the moment you step out your front door.  I believe you carry your lifestyle with you even when you’re  just going out to buy some groceries. Reusable shopping bags are everywhere these [...]

I’m always searching for unique home items or special designs to write about, but I believe your style does not have to remain behind the moment you step out your front door.  I believe you carry your lifestyle with you even when you’re  just going out to buy some groceries.
Reusable shopping bags are everywhere these days, so when you find one with features that make life a little easier and still keeps you stylish, it’s always worth a closer look.
JP Monkey totes, manufactured in Los Angeles by a Santa Barbara company, include a keychain for keeping grocery store club cards handy as well as many more special features that separate them from their competitors in the market.
JP Monkey bags come with a removable hard bottom to prevent contents from sagging and shifting. They’re also equipped with thick reinforced handles to manage heavy loads without ripping. They’re machine-washable, an important factor in keeping cross-contaminating meat and poultry bacteria at bay.

But like I wrote at the beginning your style mustn’t stay at home - JP Monkey bags are made of handsome upholstery fabrics. And for those of you (I believe that’s all of you) who don’t want to be a walking billboard, the totes are advertisement-free, making them versatile enough to be carried for work or play, on neighborhood errands or while traveling the world.

JP Monkey founder Joslyn Gray, a commercial interior designer in Santa Barbara, started sewing shopping bags for personal use in 1995 and, after receiving overwhelming interest from admirers, launched her company in 2007.  “We’re just one option out of many now,” Gray says, “but our main mission remains the same — to get people reusing bags instead of choosing paper or plastic.”

The bags cost $25 each on the JP Monkey website, where buying four or more gets you an automatic 15% discount.

 

A special touch of light

On July 20, 2010, in Uncategorized, by Inbal
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Every little touch contributes to the style of our homes so I was delighted to discover Forbes & Lomax – a brilliant company whose vision can bring some light into our lives. 20 years ago, the elegant glass, nickel and brass light switches of the 1930s were no longer available and the modern alternatives were too simple and [...]

Every little touch contributes to the style of our homes so I was delighted to discover Forbes & Lomax – a brilliant company whose vision can bring some light into our lives.

20 years ago, the elegant glass, nickel and brass light switches of the 1930s were no longer available and the modern alternatives were too simple and lacking any sophistication, which made them unsuitable for high end projects.
It was at this point that Forbes & Lomax was founded, and with these problems in mind the company launched the invisible light switch – a light switch that combines the two different design styles, the simplicity of modernism with the class of the 1930s.
A transparent acrylic plate, allowing the wallpaper or wall paint to show through combined with a stylish metal toggle switch in the center.


A complete range of dimmers and outlets were designed to suit the exacting demands of architects, interior designers of both traditional and contemporary flair.