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The Unexpected

“All creative people want to do the unexpected.” — Hedy Lamarr

Helpful Carry-on Luggage Tips

This helpful slideshow from the New York Times gives some great tips on how to make the most of your carry-on luggage. Spoiler alert: it involves a lot of rolling. For toiletries we recommend the following: -Stay within the 3-1-1 guidelines of the TSA. This means all liquids and gels must be in containers no...

We Love The Rainbow House

We’ve been lied to. As children we were told to ‘grow up.’ Our teachers begged us to ‘act our age,’ all with the implied promise that life as an adult was better than that of a child. Well guess what? We grew up and found out that this is not the case. Being a kid...

A Thought From Josh Owen

  “Some would call working on things for the toilet the lowest common denominator, but in my view all products are equal.” — Josh Owen An inspiring quote from Josh Owen on reevaluating the design process of the Kontextür WC Line. Read more about it at The New York Times.      

Rethinking the Thermostat

The Nest thermostat is a the perfect example of a rising shift in how we think about our homes. As you set it throughout the first week, it learns what temperatures you like when, then automatically begins adjusting the temperature all by itself. It’s the Tivo of thermostats! It even helps cutdown on your energy...

Greetings from the New York International Gift Fair

We had a great time at the New York International Gift Fair. This is a quick camera phone shot of part of our display showing the complete WC Line. The photo doesn’t do it justice. The colors are much more amazing in person.

Introducing the WC Line

Can a bath set be cool? We think so. Sleek, modern, with a twist of old-school practicality, the WC Line from Josh Owen for Kontextür, continues the urban industrial silhouette he introduced in his iconic Tissue Box Cover to a new suite of knockout bath essentials. Made from ultra durable silicone in a range of super...

How Long Should a Shower Curtain be?

Blossom Shower Curtain shown in Blue To touch the floor, Or to not touch the floor? That is the question. Apartment Therapy debates the merits of long and short shower curtains. So far the consensus seems to be that people like them an inch or two above the floor. Although a curtain that goes all...

The Bath: A Social Media Free Zone

It’s happened to a lot of us. You’re in a public restroom and someone starts talking to you. It’s already an uncomfortable situation. They’re asking what you’re up to, and then telling you what they did over the weekend before you’ve had a chance to decide how to respond to their uncomfortable request for information....

Here’s To The New Year: Screw It

With the imminent approach of 2012, many folks are beginning to put together their New Year’s resolution list. And if the statistics are any indication; don’t. Statistically 80% of all New Year’s resolutions are broken in the first few months. The most common ones to hit the dirt are those involving health, fitness, and weight-loss....

Take Back Your Bath

The bath is one of the last places that has yet to be elevated with design. Modern and contemporary furniture designers have long been setting their sights on the living room. The bedroom has become a sanctuary with luxury linens and dramatic lighting. The kitchen is now a culinary playground with its own beautiful toys...

T-10 (Days of Holiday Shopping)

We won’t cast the first stone when it comes to holiday procrastination, but we’d like to take the time to remind you that the clock is ticking and that last minute gifts can be spotted from a mile away. For instance, anything bought at a convenience store reeks of a lack of thought. You might...