Tuesday, February 2, 2010
When my husband and I first moved into our new home, one of the first things we needed to buy was a mailbox. I know, exciting, right?! All we've ever had were the traditional black metal postboxes and because my mailman brings me lots of lovely packages these days, I knew I wanted something with a little more storage space. While doing some research online, I came across a great site for unique mailboxes. MoreMailboxes.com has a huge selection and numerous styles to choose from. We wound up going with something similar to this one, which is durable and has an extra compartment below the postal bin for magazines, small boxes or particles.
After some more browsing, I discovered that MoreMailboxes.com has a sister company, AllModern.com. AllModern.com offers contemporary home decor, furniture, kitchenwares, children's items and other accessories. I immediately fell in love and started compiling a wish list. Here is what I'm crushing on:
For my kitchen, I adore the Alessi serving accessories. They are so colorful and whimsical, with sleek European lines. Just check out the Paradise Bird salt and pepper set (shown, left) and matching milk jug. These would be just the trick to brighten up any kitchen. I also love the Big Love Ice Cream Bowl with its heart-shaped spoon. Perfect for the upcoming Valentine's Day holiday, you can share some dessert in style with your lucky date or significant other.
For my living room, I could really use some throw pillows to jazz things up. I love the inspiring, eco-friendly ones from Inhabit. My favorite was the "Since When" pillow (shown, right), which is sure to get me off the couch and onto that treadmill. I also liked the rich colors and textures of the Kaleidoscope pillow from Koko Company. Expensive but gorgeous.
I am dying to remodel our office because I feel it is a little too plain Jane. The last thing I want to do is be bored in an area that's supposed to spawn creativity. I found some inexpensive supplies from Kikkerland that could be functional yet fashionable, like the Futuro Perpetual Wall Calendar (shown, left), the Spider Photo Clip Mobile or the funky Dog Stapler.
And let's not forget about our babies! There are so many cool items for the nursery or toddler room. AllModern.com carries some of my favorite brands for kids such as Boon, Skip Hop, Wonderworld, Small Paul, Dwell Studio and more. My imagination ran wild as I perused their selection. Our family dog growing up was a dachshund so I desperately want the Offi Dog Lamp (shown, right) and the Fauna Mini Cushion pillow for a dog theme, although I'm sure Mr. Independent will veto that in favor of Elmo. Some of my other favorites were the P'kolino Silly Soft Seat, the Sevi Airplane Music Box, and the notNeutral wooden block sets.
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