Lux Holdups – Lucite Designs

il_570xn-757139583_97rnI came across an article I had torn out of the Wall Street Journal and it (along with a conversation with a friend in search of some lucite curtain rods) prompted me to share this today. Lux Holdups, created by Ashley Platt in 2013, is creating stylish and useful lucite home decor. Think curtain rods, towel rods, side tables, closet tabs, drawer pulls….or anything else you can dream up that is clear and shiny!

To the trade or directly to you, Ashley and her team are creating lucite fashions at their factory in Brooklyn, NY. il_570xn-739621583_f379 il_570xn-742575606_d3nqil_570xn-1004616762_hupu il_570xn-739575973_i3v5 il_570xn-815419505_ep8v il_570xn-923094635_eu2k il_570xn-945424212_bd97 il_570xn-1107924417_ps29It’s clear to me that Ashely is really on to something!

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Giving That Gives Back – Found My Animal

For pet owners, I think it’s definitely a toss up between who gets more out of the relationship. They definitely take work and dedication but I think the humans actually gain more out of the deal. I know that’s how I feel about our Molly. Known affectionately at our house as Smolly, Smolls, Precious, Princess and Ham Sandwich (because she’s a ham), she is loved by all of us. 
Since my day hasn’t really started until she and I head out for our morning walk, I have to admit I have acquired quite a few matching collars and leashes. But, another is in route as I write. I fell for these nautical-inspired styles by Found My Animal, a company based on good design principles as well as a passion for animal rescue. Yes, I ordered the pink. Surprise, surprise!

Walk your pet in style and know that in giving them a great look, you are helping give other animals a chance to be adopted. 

Are you a proud pet owner or animal lover?

Smiles Guaranteed

So you’re having a party. And, you need to jazz it up. Add confetti!!! You can throw it, drop it in an envelope for a fun surprise or decorate your tables with it. Kind of whatever you feel like.
I love the confetti bombs I found from Knot & Bow. Based in Brooklyn, NY, this charming company sells a curated collection of stationery, party supplies and paper. Basically everything you need to spice up your party or your mail. My kind of place!

And, if nothing else…..surprise your kids on the last day of school, the first day of camp, or on a rainy day with a shower of confetti. 

Smiles guaranteed!