This week’s new-use spotlight is on bar soap. I’m not a huge fan of bars of soap (I prefer the liquid form) but I get some on occasion as gifts, and, frankly, sometimes pretty packaging or a heavenly scent are just impossible to resist. So, if you’re in search of a useful application for that forgotten soap bar in the back of the medicine cabinet, I’ve got a few ideas.
Design & Decor Blog
This weekend I created a delicious hot morning beverage using 3 simple ingredients: espresso, hot chocolate powder and milk. I was in the mood for coffee, but wanted something a little sweeter, so I made my own cafe mocha! The results were delicious and it was super easy.
Those nice days we’ve recently had (temperatures reaching a balmy 8°C!) have got me in the mood for Spring with a capital S. So when I walked into the dollar store on my lunch hour today, I was instantly drawn to the bits and bobs on display that made me think of warmer days ahead. Cheap and cheerful, here are my top 5 must-haves.
1. Flowerpots. Painted terracotta versions (like this one for $1.25) are just about a dime a dozen. Buy them already decorated or paint them yourself – they’re super easy and fun to create. I vary their sizes and shapes for the annual container display on my patio.
I’m in the midst of debating my tub scenario – first off it has to fit into a 3-walled alcove situation. So the front portion of the tub is exposed. I have seen 2 ways of doing this – one where you finish the front of the tub with either tile, wood or stone. The other way is to do one with a built-in apron. What are peoples thoughts on this? Here are images of both:
Apron sided tub. This one is from Kohler:
When Jo Malone collaborates with artists and designers the results are always perfection. Such is the case with a just-launched limited edition home fragrance collection that has been produced in collaboration with Welsh fine artist Michael Angove. The packaging of this elegant new collection is a departure from Jo Malone’s minimalist packaging. Michael Angove designed a pattern for both Jo Malone’s classic orange blossom and blackberry fragrances that are as beautiful as the products are deliciously fragrant. My favourite product from the collection is the Orange Flower Scent Surround Diffuser. $95 (165 ml) exclusively at Holt Renfrew.