Feb 20, 2015 8:26 AM
Problem: You want to bring your trusty Kindle to the beach so you can sunbathe while you find out how the dashing Earl of Montrose conquers the unruly heart of the stunningly beautiful peasant Desdemona de Courcy (who is, of course, also a talented herbalist and lady pirate). But electronic devices and wide expanses of sand and water are a mix as volatile as Montrose's hauteur and de Courcy's presumptions of virtue. Solution: The Waterproofed Kindle Paperwhite ($239) from WaterFi. Covered with a high tech dual layer of waterproofing, it can stand up to dust, sand, and depths up to 210 feet - though we do not recommend using it to bait tuna.
Feb 20, 2015 8:20 AM
When we spotted these little earrings ($48) from kate spade new york, we instantly realized that our jewelry collections desperately needed them. The shiny rainbow studs will pair perfectly with just about everything we own, from simple weekend duds to Monday morning office attire. They're no fuss, but will still attract plenty of compliments from friends and strangers alike.
Feb 20, 2015 8:15 AM
Snowed in yet again? Plop back down on your comfy couch and queue up Olive Kitteridge on DVD ($30). The 4-part TV miniseries is spectacularly reinvented from the novel to the screen and will make you feel all the feels on the feel spectrum. Frances McDormand stars as Olive, a sharp-witted teacher, wife, and mother who navigates the surprisingly complicated world of her small New England town. The pace is slow, but the plots are intricate, and by the time the credits roll, you'll be astounded that you just spent four hours riveted to your seat.
Feb 20, 2015 8:10 AM
Lucky enough to have a job that does not require you to wear flare? Commemorate it by voluntarily pinning on this Sunday Mornings Pin Pack ($10). This pair of accessories captures the essence of lazing around your apartment.
Feb 20, 2015 8:04 AM
A quick, if slightly pricey, way to update your home's look? Pick out a new rug. Available in six different sizes, this Wynham Area Rug ($70 and up) will instantly shake up the vibe in your bedroom, living room, hall, or even bathroom. The tufted wool is plenty durable for high traffic areas, but we'd probably caution against treading on it with muddy shoes or letting Fido do that weird dog butt scratching move all over it.
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Feb 20, 2015 8:00 AM
If the devil is in the details like this notebook ($14) points out, then it's good to write them all down. That way you can pour over them as you sip on your third cup of coffee. The combination of good note-taking and caffeine is a winning one, and soon you'll have a breakthrough, wowing your project managers or remembering to pick up a pint of Ben & Jerry's while it's still on sale at the supermarket down the street.
Feb 19, 2015 8:50 AM
Not every room of your home is begging to be filled with bold designs or bright accessories. A nook or two ought to be reserved as an oasis of calm. This Abstract Nature Print ($32) by AMMIKI will set your office or bedroom apart, adding serenity and tranquility to your space. Paint the walls a soft white or sweet, buttery cream to keep it peaceful.
Feb 19, 2015 8:46 AM
These Spruce Silicone Wine Glasses ($20) are ideal for those little moments in life when breakable objects aren't recommended, like poolside parties, beach excursions, or cruising the Med on your superyacht. They combine a classic stemless style with ultra-durable silicone that won't mess with the flavors of your Bordeaux. Enjoy the class without the danger.
Feb 19, 2015 8:40 AM
A wallet shouldn't be an afterthought... you use this accessory every day, sometimes multiple times a day, and sometimes in person and sometimes in front of your computer. That's quite a lot of use, and you need a strong one to hold up to all of your
abuse attention. Lauren Merkin's Large Pocket Wallet ($175) is made of top-notch leather and has plenty of pockets and slots to keep all your precious plastic safe. And in this bright orange and pink color-way, we bet you won't have a hard time finding it at the bottom of your purse.
Feb 19, 2015 8:35 AM
Jazz up the space in your house that's not a wall, the floor, or shelf space. This ceramic stoneware Indigo Stars Bell ($140) is fully functional, with a wood chime and a rope for hanging it where you may need it the most, in the kitchen for calling the troops to dinner or by your favorite lounge chair, when it's time for one of the kids to refill Mommy's iced tea.
Feb 19, 2015 8:30 AM
You spend a large percentage of your life cuddled up in your bed, so it's important to make that experience as relaxing as possible. Start off with a good mattress, add some soft, breathable sheets and some pillows that are the perfect firmness level for you, and then if you still feel like doing a bit of shopping, this Daughter of the Skies Cami and Hipster Set ($95). If your bed isn't your favorite place in your home already, burrowing into it in this adorable silk set will definitely make it so.
Feb 19, 2015 8:26 AM
Sleater-Kinney, everyone's favorite riot grrrl band from the '90s and early aughts, just released their first album since 2005 and the new tunes on No Cities To Love ($10) are fantastic. The sound is reminiscent of the trio's past iconic beats, but you can most definitely hear the evolution of their work throughout the 10-track recording. It's a yummy treat, and we look forward to devouring it over and over again.
Feb 19, 2015 8:24 AM
We wouldn't say that literary tattoos have come and gone to make room for the ubiquitous home state outline or "cattoo" because we're still seeing plenty of tats around town inspired by a favorite book or poem. But maybe you're not as gung ho anymore about getting a Vonnegut, Cummings, or Shakespeare quotation permanently inked on your arm. Instead, you can get a temporary Hamlet tattoo ($5, set of 2) by Litographs. It's a classic line, perfect inspiration for your creative soul, but if the bard isn't your cup of tea, there are quotation tattoos where this came from.
Feb 19, 2015 8:20 AM
Wouldn't it be great if a double espresso worked as a beauty booster? Well, life isn't fair. Swap your morning high-octane for this Beauty Blend Herbal Tea ($9). The soothing, caffeine-free blend of herbs helps calm your soul and aids digestion, getting you off to a healthy start.
Feb 19, 2015 8:15 AM
The Lip Bullet ($10) from Topshop is the color of a ring pop, but it goes on your lips, so the effect is like you had a ring pop on your finger but you already "ate" it. This hot orange-pink shade might be too sugary sweet and bright for some, but for those of you who can never resist sticking your hand into a candy jar, and who enjoy having candy bright lips, we recommend having this self-sharpening iridescent lipstick on hand.