10 Easy Pieces: Kids’ Modern Beds


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10 Easy Pieces: Everyday Stainless Steel Flatware


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10 Easy Pieces: Black Handled Door Levers


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10 Easy Pieces: Modern Metal Toilet Paper Holders


We’ve all learned never to take toilet paper for granted. Now it’s time to give the humble, hardworking toilet roll holder its due. Here, from couture to off-the-rack, 10 ways to lend your bathroom a little lift while dispensing TP in style.

Patinated Brass

Fog-Linen-brass-toilet-paper-holder. Above: Fog-Linen’s satisfyingly simple, made-in-India Brass Toilet Paper Holder is $30.
Lostine-Roland-toilet-paper-holder Above: Lostine’s brass and maple Roland Toilet Paper Holder, $55, is a scaled-down version of its Roland Paper Towel Holder, $65.
KBH brass toilet paper dispenser. Above: From Remodelista favorite KBH Københavns Møbelsnedkeri of Copenhagen, the KBH Paper Holder comes in two finishes: brass (as shown) and dark brass; €206.

Bright White

Curva toilet paper holder. Above: WS Bath Collection’s painted aluminum Curva Toilet Paper Holder is $91 from Modo Bath.
Kroft-white-modern-toilet-paper-holder Above: We love small Canadian company Kroft’s hooks and bathroom accessories, including the Modern Toilet Paper Holder, $79, of powder-coated steel and solid wood.
Petrified Designs toilet paper holder Above: Petrified Design of Austin, Texas, makes its Toilet Paper Holder, $50, in 12 powder-coated colors.
Sibella Court The Citizenry Banded Toilet Roll Holder Above: The Banded Toilet Roll Holder of powder-coated cast-iron and brass, $50 AUD, is one of several TP dispensers of note from Sydney, Australia’s, The Society “captained” by Sibella Court.

Modern Black

CB2 Rough Cast-toilet-paper-holder Above: From CB2’s Rough Cast bathroom accessories line of rough-hewn aluminum, the Black Toilet Paper Holder is $24.95.
New Made LA toilet paper holder Above: NewMade LA specializes in “affordable vintage-inspired home goods made in Los Angeles.” The NMLA shelf-style Metal Toilet Paper Holder comes in six powder-coated colors, $55, and brass, $65. Madewell also offers it in black, white, and yellow for $55.
Ferm Living toilet roll holder. Above: The Ferm Living Black Toilet Paper Holder of powder-coated metal and black-stained oak is $35 from Burke Decor.

We have a longstanding interest in the mundane things we use the most. Here’s our 2017 roundup of Indie Toilet Paper Holders.

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10 Easy Pieces: Bedside Alarm Clocks


As an alternative to your smart phone alarm clock, here is a roundup of our favorite small-scale bedside alarm clocks that work just as well for travel.

At Schoolhouse, the Flip Clock in White is made by TWEMCO, one of the original flip clock manufacturers since 56; $99 at Schoolhouse.
Above: At Schoolhouse, the Flip Clock in White is made by TWEMCO, one of the original flip clock manufacturers since 1956; $99 at Schoolhouse.
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Above: The Jasper Morrison-designed Punkt AC 01 Alarm Clock has glow in the dark hands and comes in white, black, or red; $185 at Luminaire.
Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the classic Station Alarm Clock in black is $data-src=
Above: Designed by Arne Jacobsen, the classic Station Alarm Clock in black is $129 at the MoMA Design Store.
The Newgate Clocks Cubic Alarm Clock in black is $48 at Food5
Above: The Newgate Clocks Cubic Alarm Clock in black is $48 at Food52.
One of our editors swears by this simple alarm clock: the Lexon Flip Travel Alarm Clock designed by Adrian & Jeremy Wright, is turned on or off depending on which side you flip it to. Finished in silicone rubber and available in seven colors; $30 at the MoMA Design Store.
Above: One of our editors swears by this simple alarm clock: the Lexon Flip Travel Alarm Clock designed by Adrian & Jeremy Wright, is turned on or off depending on which side you flip it to. Finished in silicone rubber and available in seven colors; $30 at the MoMA Design Store.
The Alume Cube Clock is encased in wood with an LED screen that illuminates when touched; $48 at the MoMA Design Store.
Above: The Alume Cube Clock is encased in wood with an LED screen that illuminates when touched; $48 at the MoMA Design Store.
The Wideboy Alarm Clock is a retro-looking analog clock in a matte-finished acrylic case; $50 at West Elm.
Above: The Wideboy Alarm Clock is a retro-looking analog clock in a matte-finished acrylic case; $50 at West Elm.
The Braun Classic Analog Quartz Alarm Clock (BNC00
Above: The Braun Classic Analog Quartz Alarm Clock (BNC002WHWH) is an icon of modern design. Available in white for $35 on Amazon.
The Karlsson Chunky Alarm Clock, shown in Black, is made of polyresin and a gold finish; $ at Royal Design. Also available in Sand or Grey.
Above: The Karlsson Chunky Alarm Clock, shown in Black, is made of polyresin and a gold finish; $27 at Royal Design. Also available in Sand or Grey.
Again, a flip clock from TWEMCO, but with a more simplified design. The Alarm Flip Clock AL-30 comes in seven different colors including Beige (shown) for $9 at Time Will Flip.
Above: Again, a flip clock from TWEMCO, but with a more simplified design. The Alarm Flip Clock AL-30 comes in seven different colors including Beige (shown) for $149 at Time Will Flip.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on January 20, 2010.



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10 Easy Pieces: Classic Reading Sconces


It’s surprisingly difficult to source over-the-bed reading sconces; there aren’t many that pass the style and utility test. Here are ten we like (and use).

From Brooklyn-based David Weeks Studio, the classic Shell Sconce No. 6 comes in Black Satin, Grey Gloss, Ivory Satin (shown), and White Satin, with Polished Nickel or Brushed Brass hardware. Contact David Weeks Studio for ordering information.
Above: From Brooklyn-based David Weeks Studio, the classic Shell Sconce No. 206 comes in Black Satin, Grey Gloss, Ivory Satin (shown), and White Satin, with Polished Nickel or Brushed Brass hardware. Contact David Weeks Studio for ordering information.
The Original BTC Stirrup 3 Wall Sconce comes in Black or Natural Aluminum (shown) for $885 each at Lightology.
Above: The Original BTC Stirrup 3 Wall Sconce comes in Black or Natural Aluminum (shown) for $885 each at Lightology.
A longtime Remodelista favorite, the Original BTC Hector Medium Dome Wall Light designed by Peter Bowles, comes as a hardwired style for light switches or with a switch on the light itself; $9-$5 at YLighting.
Above: A longtime Remodelista favorite, the Original BTC Hector Medium Dome Wall Light designed by Peter Bowles, comes as a hardwired style for light switches or with a switch on the light itself; $269-$285 at YLighting.
The affordable Skurup Wall Lamp in black is designed for an LED bulb; $.99 at IKEA.
Above: The affordable Skurup Wall Lamp in black is designed for an LED bulb; $14.99 at IKEA.
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Above: Kenneth Grange’s Type 75 Mini Wall Light designed for Anglepoise is $145 at YLighting.
West Elm seems to always have a classic-looking wall sconce available. Their latest is the Sculptural Glass Cone Sconce in Milk with four choices of hardware finishes; $79.
Above: West Elm seems to always have a classic-looking wall sconce available. Their latest is the Sculptural Glass Cone Sconce in Milk with four choices of hardware finishes; $79.
The essential Tolomeo as a sconce: Designed by Giancarlo Fassina and Michele de Lucchi for Artemide, the Tolomeo Classic Wall Spot Light is $5 at YLighting. For a new design idea involving this sconce see our post Design Sleuth: The Tolomeo Takes a Turn.
Above: The essential Tolomeo as a sconce: Designed by Giancarlo Fassina and Michele de Lucchi for Artemide, the Tolomeo Classic Wall Spot Light is $205 at YLighting. For a new design idea involving this sconce see our post Design Sleuth: The Tolomeo Takes a Turn.
The Jielde Signal Wall Sconce SI300 comes in  different colors and is available with or without a switch; $3 at Horne.
Above: The Jielde Signal Wall Sconce SI300 comes in 23 different colors and is available with or without a switch; $320 at Horne.
The Bestlite BL7 Wall Sconce comes in black or white with a Chrome (shown) or Brass finish; $4-$495 at Horne.
Above: The Bestlite BL7 Wall Sconce comes in black or white with a Chrome (shown) or Brass finish; $425-$495 at Horne.
Another one from Original BTC, the compact Ginger Wall Sconce comes in White (shown), Cream, Chrome, or Black for $359 at Lightology.
Above: Another one from Original BTC, the compact Ginger Wall Sconce comes in White (shown), Cream, Chrome, or Black for $359 at Lightology.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on November 30, 2011.



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10 Easy Pieces: Architect-Designed Sofas


Some of our favorite sofas, not surprisingly, are designed by notable architects. From Le Corbusier to Piero Lissoni, here are 10 sofas as thoughtfully-designed as a full-scale building.

Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the Extra Soft Sofa for Living Divani is a modular design in fabric or leather. It&#8
Above: Designed by Italian architect Piero Lissoni, the Extra Soft Sofa for Living Divani is a modular design in fabric or leather. It’s on the higher end of the price spectrum, available for £8,752 at TwentyTwentyOne.
Designed by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform, the Westside Sofa is available in fabric or leather upholstery and in a wide variety of configurations. Contact dePlain for pricing and availability.
Above: Designed by French architect Jean-Marie Massaud for Poliform, the Westside Sofa is available in fabric or leather upholstery and in a wide variety of configurations. Contact dePlain for pricing and availability.
From architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune for Design Within Reach, the Lecco Sofa comes in two sizes—93 inch and data-src=
Above: From architecture firm Claesson Koivisto Rune for Design Within Reach, the Lecco Sofa comes in two sizes—93 inch and 110 inch—starting at $7,495.
Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, the Series 3300 Sofa for Fritz Hansen comes as a two or three seat set up; prices start at $8,3 at Design Within Reach.
Above: Danish architect and designer Arne Jacobsen, the Series 3300 Sofa for Fritz Hansen comes as a two or three seat set up; prices start at $8,315 at Design Within Reach.
The Antonio Citterio-designed Charles Large Sofa by B&B Italia is a Remodelista favorite (see our post 5 Favorites: The Ultimate Architect-Designed Sofa). It comes in a range of sizes and configurations, one of which has a chaise-like extension. Contact B&B Italia for pricing and more information.
Above: The Antonio Citterio-designed Charles Large Sofa by B&B Italia is a Remodelista favorite (see our post 5 Favorites: The Ultimate Architect-Designed Sofa). It comes in a range of sizes and configurations, one of which has a chaise-like extension. Contact B&B Italia for pricing and more information.
Designed by Norm Architects for Design Within Reach, the Finn Sofa comes in black or white starting at $data-src=
Above: Designed by Norm Architects for Design Within Reach, the Finn Sofa comes in black or white starting at $1,995.
Another design from Claesson Koivisto Rune is the Continental Sofa for Swedese; $4,70
Above: Another design from Claesson Koivisto Rune is the Continental Sofa for Swedese; $4,702 at Finnish Design Shop.



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10 Easy Pieces: Natural Steel Towel Bars


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10 Easy Pieces: Shoe Storage Cabinets


The only thing better than a closet of neatly-arranged shoes, is a hidden storage cabinet for shoes alone. It’s our favorite way of stealthily corralling shoes by the front door. Here are our 10 picks for shoe storage cabinets.

The By Lassen Frame Shoe Cabinet comes is a wall-mounted design specifically for shoes and can be used alone or in multiples. Available in Dark Gray (shown), Light Gray, White, Dark Blue, and Black-Stained Ash starting at $7 each from Horne.
Above: The By Lassen Frame Shoe Cabinet comes is a wall-mounted design specifically for shoes and can be used alone or in multiples. Available in Dark Gray (shown), Light Gray, White, Dark Blue, and Black-Stained Ash starting at $710 each from Horne.
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Above: Ikea’s Mackapar Shoe Storage Cabinet in White is designed by Eva Lilja Löwenhielm from lightweight particleboard. It’s available in a large size (shown) and short size for $69.99. For more from the line see our post Ikea Storage Solutions for Minimalists on a Budget.
The Yamazaki Rolling Hidden Shoe Storage comes in black and white and can be rolled away beneath a cabinet to keep shoes out of sight; $65 at The Yamazaki Home. For more from the brand see our post Genius Low-Cost Storage Solutions from Japan.
Above: The Yamazaki Rolling Hidden Shoe Storage comes in black and white and can be rolled away beneath a cabinet to keep shoes out of sight; $65 at The Yamazaki Home. For more from the brand see our post Genius Low-Cost Storage Solutions from Japan.
From Scandinavian Designs Furniture, the Gren 4-Door Shoe Cabinet comes in black or white for $9.
Above: From Scandinavian Designs Furniture, the Gren 4-Door Shoe Cabinet comes in black or white for $149.
The Muuto Enfold Sideboard Low comes in black, oak/grey, and oak/dusty green for $
Above: The Muuto Enfold Sideboard Low comes in black, oak/grey, and oak/dusty green for $2,149 at Horne.
The Dotted Line 8 Pair Shoe Storage Cabinet in white is $8
Above: The Dotted Line 8 Pair Shoe Storage Cabinet in white is $82.99 at Wayfair.
The Adelina Oak & Grey Mid-Century Modern
Above: The Adelina Oak & Grey Mid-Century Modern 2-Door Shoe Cabinet is $270.75 at Goedekers.
The Ikea Ställ Shoe Cabinet with 4 Compartments in White is $99. The design is also available as a taller 3-compartment unit for $9 at Ikea.
Above: The Ikea Ställ Shoe Cabinet with 4 Compartments in White is $99. The design is also available as a taller 3-compartment unit for $139 at Ikea.
Designed by Peter J. Lassen for Montana Møbler, the Hall Shoe Cabinet comes in 40 different colors. Sold individually for $776 at Danish Design Store.
Above: Designed by Peter J. Lassen for Montana Møbler, the Hall Shoe Cabinet comes in 40 different colors. Sold individually for $776 at Danish Design Store.
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Above: CB2’s Fuel White Credenza can also be used as a shoe storage cabinet by the entry or in the living room; $499.

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10 Easy Pieces: Portable Air Conditioners


If you’re in the north hemisphere, now is the time of year to consider an air conditioner. If you’re in an older building or small space (or both), a portable air conditioner can be unearthed or wheeled out every summer for that extra dose of needed cooling. There aren’t many portable A/C units that are good looking, unfortunately, but we’ve rounded up the 10 best looking, and top-performing air conditioners.

N.B. For more see our post Remodeling 101: The Ins and Outs of Smart Air Conditioners.

The sleek-looking LG (LP08WSR) 8,000 BTU White Portable Air Conditioner cools rooms up to 0 square feet; $3 on Amazon.
Above: The sleek-looking LG (LP0817WSR) 8,000 BTU White Portable Air Conditioner cools rooms up to 200 square feet; $317 on Amazon.
The Frigidaire Energy Star Window Mount Air Conditioner (FGRC084WAdata-src=
Above: The Frigidaire Energy Star Window Mount Air Conditioner (FGRC084WA1) is $399 at Appliances Connection.
The Frigidaire 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote is $3.99 at Wayfair.
Above: The Frigidaire 8,000 BTU Portable Air Conditioner with Remote is $319.99 at Wayfair.
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Above: We’re still awaiting the Kapsul which has been released in waves for Kickstarter donors. The 5,000 BTU air-conditioning window unit, originally called Noria, raised almost $1.5 million to go to market via Kickstarter. The W Series ($499) is available for preorder now.
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Above: The Haier 12,000 Portable Air Conditioner with Remote and WiFi Control is $401.99 at Wayfair.
The Frigidaire Gallery 8,000 BTU Cool Connect Quiet Temp Smart Room Air Conditioner is $47
Above: The Frigidaire Gallery 8,000 BTU Cool Connect Quiet Temp Smart Room Air Conditioner is $472.77 at Home Depot.
The Homelabs Portable Air Conditioner ,000 BTU Quiet AC with Removable Washable Filter is $549.99 at Walmart.
Above: The Homelabs Portable Air Conditioner 14,000 BTU Quiet AC with Removable Washable Filter is $549.99 at Walmart.
The Over the Sill Profile Air Conditioner is $499.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
Above: The Over the Sill Profile Air Conditioner is $499.95 at Hammacher Schlemmer.
The LG (LPIVSM) Smart Inverter Portable Air Conditioner has a hose that connects in the back and tucks away when not in use; $699 at Appliances Connection.
Above: The LG (LP1419IVSM) Smart Inverter Portable Air Conditioner has a hose that connects in the back and tucks away when not in use; $699 at Appliances Connection.
The Friedrich 5,700 BTU Kuhl Window Air Conditioner (KCQ06AA) is $7 at Alpine Home Air.
Above: The Friedrich 5,700 BTU Kuhl Window Air Conditioner (KCQ06A10A) is $719 at Alpine Home Air.
The Whirlpool Portable Air Conditioner (WHAPdata-src=
Above: The Whirlpool Portable Air Conditioner (WHAP122AW) is $449 at Four Seasons Trading Company.

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