Thursday, July 7, 2011

What I'm Listening To: Week of July 3rd

The words "folk music" have always had a negative connotation for me. There is something inherently uncool about folk music, which is why I have a hard time admitting how much I like some of it. There are a bunch of bands I listen to that are all acoustic guitars, pianos, banjos, and beards. One of my most recent folksy finds is Boy & Bear. I've only heard a few of their songs because, as far as I can tell, that's all they've released any music in the U.S. so far. What I have heard, I've really liked.

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Ikea Hackers

If you've ever shopped at Ikea, you know that most of their products have a distinct Ikea-y feel. It's hard to argue with their prices but if you shop there too often, your home may start to look like a page from their catalog. That's why I love Ikea Hackers. This is a blog dedicated to ingenious ways people have hacked Ikea products to fit their needs or style. I have found so many ideas that I want to implement in my apartment.

This is an idea that I need to implement sooner rather than later, a place to hide the kitty litter box. Right now I have a huge, ugly covered litter box in my bathroom. It's my least favorite part of having cats. I would love to replace it with something a little more sleek and discreet.
(found here)
I also love this idea for a non-ugly magnet board.
There are tons of ideas for bathroom vanities. This isn't something I could do in my apartment but they are still my favorite hacks I've found on the site.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Favorite Etsy Shop: Gingiber

One of my favorite Etsy shops, Gingiber is having a sale on a lot of her older prints to make room for newer stuff. For only $10, I was able to pick up this Cardinal print that I've been drooling over for a while. I can't wait to hang it on my wall.

(Cardinal Print)
I really like the unique style of these prints. The prints are described as nursery art but most of them will work in any room of the home.

(Quilted Fox Print)

(Pathwork Deer Print)
(Paper Crane Print)