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Dorm Room Chic

blackboard decal
Dorm life is a far cry from living at home, so any little comforts that can make the place feel more like you instead of the other forty people on your floor are important. First up, this chalkboard decal by Blackfin Graphics for the door to your room. Everyone has a dry erase board, take it up a notch and maybe make a few new friends in the process. Communication is key and who can resist stopping to write a hello on this?

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Right where you left them

Unplug and your cables stay put with Cabledrop

Don’t let go

It doesn’t get much simpler than this and for that we are entirely grateful. Cabledrop is a clip with a strong adhesive back that holds a cord in place. For those of you who need one we probably don’t need to tell you just how great this really is—one look at the photo and it’s “Um yes please, where do I get mine?”.

Just imagine

Then: You disconnect your laptop and the cord falls to the floor—a Machiavellian cable intent on seeing you bent over under your desk. You venture, palms first, into the dusty shadow of your workstation to fetch the elusive thing, only to bonk your head on your way back up. Not a good way to start your morning.

Now: You unplug and the cord stays, awaiting your next move.

Bonk no more

Cabledrop was created by Bluelounge Design of Pasadena, CA. Their studio is responsible for all kinds of creative endeavors from furniture, to graphics, to web and obviously products.

Of the products manufactured with the Bluelounge name they write: “[we make] simple solutions to daily problems with a constant drive to transform even the most everyday items into objects of desire.” And they do.

Cabledrop is sold in packs of six with your choice of the muted color palette or the bright colors for $9.95.

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Lovely day for a Shopnic

The collapsable basket that schwaps open

Get outside!

The weather has gotten all summery. The parks and breezes are stealing our attention—the temptresses that they are, beckoning from out the window.

I resolve to picnic. And I wish I had one of these. It’s a Shopnic basket (shopping+picnic, for the obvious-impaired).

Handy and mighty

Not only is it collapsable, machine washable and springs open like a magician’s hat (watch this video on flickr to see for yourself), it’s also super strong. We’re talking seventy granny smiths from the farmer’s market strong.

The frame is made from ABS plastic, a recyclable and durable plastic (think Legos), and wrapped in a mesh nylon cover. Basically it’s made to last a very long time, which for the price is what we’d expect.


The thing just screams spontaneity. Stash one of these in the back of the car, and one day when she least expects it, swing by the market and then head to the park. The resulting smile and moment of speechlessness will be well worth it.

Who couldn’t use a slow afternoon on a blanket in the grass with nothing to worry about but the ants?

Shopnic is $99 and comes in three colors at Lekkerhome.com, a home furnishings store out of Boston with a great collection and fresh little brand.

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