How do you make a small space feel like home for the holidays? When traditional décor is out of the question (in other words, if your apartment hardly holds your luggage, let alone a Colorado blue spruce), designers suggest embracing kitschy décor in the interest of keeping things festive, p…
There are an increasing number of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions and toys.
This 2012 photo provided by Manischewitz. shows the Chanukah House kit from The Manischewitz Company. The kit, sold widely in supermarkets and drugstore chains, was inspired by the Christmas tradition of gingerbread houses. The house is made from cookie dough and comes with blue, yellow and …
This undated image provided by the creators of The Maccabee on the Mantel shows the toy doll and accompanying storybook about Jewish soldiers called Maccabees who fought to save Judaism in ancient times. The Maccabee on the Mantel was inspired by the popular Christmas toy Elf on the Shelf. I…
This undated image provided by Neal Hoffman shows a Hanukkah toy called The Mensch on a Bench. Hoffman is Jewish, his wife is Catholic and he came up with the idea for the toy when his son asked for an Elf on the Shelf toy. Hoffman made a prototype of Mensch on a Bench in 2013 and sold out i…
This undated image provided by Harbor Sweets shows the company’s “Chanukah Box” of chocolates decorated with a menorah. Harbor Sweets, a small New England handcrafted chocolate company, created the box in response to demand among customers who wanted to give chocolates as a holiday gift whil…
This is a three-piece set of glass Hanukkah ornaments from the Kurt Adler company, which is known for Christmas specialty items. It’s one of a number of examples of Hanukkah-themed products inspired by Christmas traditions.
Designer Kelly Wearstler's closet is super-organized. In her home decor and her work, she likes to mix it up.
In this May 15, 2012 publicity photo provided by courtesy of Nanette Lepore shows fashion designer Naette Lepore at home in New York. Lepore has gone so far to make a rug out of a favorite print she used in a fashion collection, and the pigmented colors she likes to wear are the ones on her …
NEW YORK - Does your outfit blend into the woodwork?
Acacia Salad Bowls and Salad Servers
• Why you want it: Enjoy your leafy greens in the rich grain of plantation-grown acacia wood knowing that it came from a sustainable source.
• Price: $36.95 for large salad bowl and serving set; $6.95 for individual bowls.
• Where to find it: Crate & Barrel.
Natural Bamboo Screen from Gaiam
• Why you want it: This 8-foot-wide screen is made from eco-friendly, pesticide-free bamboo. Use it to accent a room or create a private space. It rolls neatly away when not in use.
• Price: $299, with a $20 delivery surcharge
• Where to find it: www.gaiam.com
Hand-Forged Recycled Steel Leaf Towel Ring
• Why you want it: Recycled steel is at the heart of this towel ring, designed by an 18th-generation master blacksmith. It’s wax-rubbed to provide a natural barrier against moisture.
• Price: $60
• Where to find it: www.gaiam.com
NaturaWorld’s 3-piece Organic Crib Set
• Why you want it: Certified 100 percent organic cotton ensures that the bumper pads, crib sheet and comforter swaddling your little darling are free from chemicals, dyes, pesticides and allergens to protect a developing respiratory system and sensitive…
Irvine Side Chair
• Why you want it: The twisted banana leaf exterior over this solid wood frame is farmed from banana plantations, with trees serving a dual purpose as a source of food and furniture.
• Price: $144.46 (on sale now)
• Where to find it: Table Talk.
Organic isn't just for strawberries and eggs anymore - consumers are filling their homes with eco-friendly décor.