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Friday
Nov212014

domino pick: fringe with benefits throw

The editors at Domino magazine scoop their top CB2 finds for holiday decor, parties and giving—check out all Domino picks on cb2.com!

Fashion Editor Amanda Thompson’s pick:
fringe with benefits throw Domino Magazine Fashion Editor
Amanda Thompson

An amazing way to warm up any room this holiday season—give this textured, cozy throw as a gift to friends or family, or keep it for yourself!

Personally, I would pair this throw with neutral colored pieces to brighten up any space, as well as use it to balance any brightly-colored room.  Use it in living room for chilly nights, draped on a sofa arm, or as a throw for the foot of bed.

The best way to stay warm in the cold winter months, this throw can also transition into spring and summer months as a picnic blanket.

Monday
Sep222014

watch: geometrics

Friday
Sep192014

redefined: das beer can

photo by: LaModaLisa photo by: cgrutt

The idea of drinking beer from something other than a ceramic stein or glass mug poured from the tap at the local public house or pub, was first considered over 100 years ago in 1909. Like many innovations, the technology existed but it took about 25 years—and the repeal of Prohibition—for the modest beer can to catch on.

In 1933, the first canned ale was tested in Virginia—needless to say, consumers welcomed the change which paved the way for easy-to-transport, easy-to-store, disposable cans. Initially made of steel with a flat top, they required a sharp opener, or church key, to pierce triangular openings—one to drink from, and another on the opposite side which allowed air into the can to improve the pour out.

The evolution to lightweight aluminum was inevitable due to the drawbacks of steel—not only was a lining required to protect the contents, steel is inherently prone to rust and the heavier weight meant transportation costs were higher than necessary.

photo by: Mark photo by: Amara

photo by: mark gallagher photo by: Paul Flannery

Easy-to-use pull tabs replaced the need to keep an opener handy—but they also heralded an increase in emergency room visits as the sharp edges cut fingers and feet or, in worst-case scenarios, drinkers choked on the tab they’d kept safe in the can. Today, wide mouth openings created by attached tabs are the norm—but as small brews flourish, the capped bottle is seeing a revival.

In the meantime, das can reminds us of modest old-school beers—not to mention beer can collections and Oktoberfest which starts this weekend—Zum Wohl!

photo by: Steve Jurvetson

Thursday
Sep182014

fall favorites: ryan

hackney marble cocktail table
it adds a little bit of vintage to any room it’s in.
lizzy teapot
I love the mix of a vintage shape and bold color—a lot of style for a great price.
roadhouse leather chair
I love the color leather and it reminds me of chairs in Paris.

Friday
Sep122014

fall favorites: megan

elixir minibar
finally a place to keep my bar essentials in my small Chicago apartment. Now that I have a baby this is so nice as it’s hidden away.
tinsel throw
this is my favorite throw. It is incredible the work that is put into this. when I visited the factory they explained how the weavers have
to stop multiple times to change the yarns out in order to achieve the slight cream to grey ombré design.
the gold threads add just the right
hint of luxury.
gami rose gold candleholder
love these as objects in the bathroom, they add a touch of glam and warmth—LOVING GLITZ AND GLAM!!

Thanks to megan, product manager.