Shoppin' around.

May 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

Sometimes I like to check out the “kids” websites from such companies as Pottery Barn to see what kinds of things they are overcharging for, and often, they actually have decent sales. I found this on PBteen:

 

 

Wall Mural on PBteen - $129

Wall Mural on PBteen - $129

 

Now, that’s pretty cool. It’s 97″ x 97″ and I think $129 is pretty affordable. The song is kind of lame, and I am totally creeped out by the a) happy children and b) scary human wall decals, but other than that, quite dig it and could see it in a bigger space. 

On an entirely different note, this door on eBay keeps catching my eye as what could be an awesome headboard (if the shipping wasn’t $100).

 

Antique Green Barn Door

Antique Green Barn Door

 

There are a couple of stores I always turn to for inspiration and just generally really creative displays. Those are, of course, Anthropologie and Urban Outfitters. Both of them do incredibly ridiculous, enormous work, but function as a reminder that everyday objects can be made beautiful. At Anthropologie, this is typically by using multiples of unexpected mediums, for instance, plastic cups, old lightbulbs, books, even balloon animals. Urban Outfitters has a talent for repurposing/refurbishing furniture and displaying its product interestingly. There aren’t a ton of pictures out there of Urban displays, at least none that I am allowed to post, so take a look on Flickr and a good deal will come up there. Turns out both companies are owned by the same folks, aptly named Urban Outfitters (who also own Free People, go figure). 

 

Plastic Cups (photo courtesy Apartment Therapy)

Plastic Cups (photo courtesy Apartment Therapy)

 

We are actually doing something similar to this for my sisters wedding with votive candles, but I love the idea as a pendant lamp. Photo courtesy Apartment Therapy.

We are actually doing something similar to this for my sister's wedding with votive candles, but I love the idea as a pendant lamp. Photo courtesy Apartment Therapy.

 

Coffee Filters and other paper media (courtesy citrouillemelba)

Coffee Filters and other paper media (courtesy citrouillemelba)

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