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Laptop Sleeves: A Great Selection at CSN

When my new Macbook isn’t being used in my office or resting on the living room coffee table, it is packed away in my tote bag waiting for me to take it to work. It’s a bit scary when I have to transport it because it remains unprotected. I haven’t yet had the chance to get a case for it and this is making me nervous – I do want to keep it safe, afterall. For travel purposes, I have been carting it around in its box – how pathetic, right? – but the box is anything but convenient and it’s about time I give my Macbook a proper protective sleeve.

After a browse online, I have discovered that CSN has an awesome selection of laptop sleeves – all sizes, colours and patterns – and I have narrowed down my choices. Now, here’s where you come in – which one do you like the best? I would like a white, silver or grey sleeve (no big surprise there, right) even though some of you may think this will be impractical.

The options are:

Option 1: Antenna cool white laptop sleeve, $36.99, available at CSN

Option 2: Manhattan vinyl laptop sleeve in white, $39, available at CSN

Option 3: Manhattan vinyl laptop sleeve in silver, $39, available at CSN

Option 4: Slappa netbook sleeve, $29.99, available at CSN

Option 5: Skooba skin laptop sleeve in silver with orange lining, $21.59, available at CSN

Option 6: Samsonite Aramon laptop sleeve in silver, $26.99, available at CSN

Option 7: Kipling Kasey laptop case in gravel grey, $27.99, available at CSN

Option 8: Kipling Kasey laptop case in grey, $27.99, available at CSN

Option 9: Ezpro python print laptop sleeve, $24.99, available at CSN

And so? What are your thoughts? Which one should I get? If you have any other recommendations I would love to hear them!

p.s. Did you enter the CSN giveaway over at Fashion in Motion? Click here for details.

All images courtesy of CSN.

The Friday Five: Etsy Finds

It’s about time I featured Etsy on The Friday Five. There are so many unique treasures to be found on various Etsy shops. Here’s a look at some of Etsy’s white hot items.

Vintage white beaded necklaces, $8.50, Collectors Haven at Etsy

Vintage milk glass candlesticks, $38, Haven Vintage

Love hand-stamped pillow, $24, Nesta Home

Dansk Linea Modernist coffee pot set, $375, Vintage Modern Design

Cream veiled wool hat, $48, Hold The Wire

Images courtesy of Collectors Haven, Haven Vintage, Hold The Wire, Nesta Home, Vintage Modern Design.

Travel: Paris' Marché aux Puces

Paris is full of history Рobvious enough, right? For a walk through the past, visit the Marché aux Puces at the Porte de Clignancourt. Furniture, clothing, accessories and every day knick-knacks from periods gone by are housed in this large antique market at the edge of Paris. The atmosphere is lively and busy and there are plenty of things to grab (and keep!) your attention for hours.

A neat pile of white radiators

French embroidery

Doors: Three in a row

Door moulding detail

For a bite to eat and some Edith Piaf entertainment, visit Chez Louisette.

Chez Louisette

For more information about the Marché aux Puces click here.

For more information about Chez Louisette click here.

All photos by Jordana.

CSN Giveaway!

In the market for a new purse, couch, bbq or bathroom vanity? Have you checked out CSN stores recently? With over 200 stores, CSN is a go-to spot for all your fashion and home decor essentials. My sister recently bought this cool white pot from one of the CSN stores: 

Reston Lloyd Calypso Basics 4-in-1 pot, $23.99

As CSN has so many exciting items in stock, I am so¬†extremely happy to offer White Cabana readers an opportunity to win a $50 gift certificate to be redeemed at any one of CSN’s online stores. How fabulous!

To enter this giveaway, please visit CSN and then leave a comment below.

Here’s a quick look at some of the cool products at CSN (and no – not everything at CSN is white):

George Kovacs table lamp, $190

Bloom white fresco loft high chair, $499.99

Sitcom Furniture Oslo console table $289.99

Alessi Pluto 3.5oz milk jug, $30

Le Creuset 5.5 quart round French oven, $234.95

Rosenthal Free Spirit 3.5 inch white dish, $35

Rosenthal fast white 5.25 inch vase, $75

Revol Froisses 6.25oz crumpled cappuccino tumbler, $77.70 set of 6

Further giveaway details: This giveaway closes on Friday July 23rd. The winner (to be chosen at random) will be announced on Saturday July 24th. Don’t forget to leave your email address!

This giveaway is open to residents of Canada and the United States.

All images courtesy of CSN.

Temp Art

For those who always wanted something a little different: cloud raining dandelion puffs temporary tattoo, $12

It’s the year 2010 and perhaps there’s never been a more liberated era than ours today. So much so that the temporary body art decals we are featuring in this post seem almost yesteryear.

In a Lady Gaga world, is there really anything risqué, rebellious, or even sexy about a tattoo? And how about a temporary one?

Do tattoos still have the power to provoke? Or are tattoos a private joy for the bearer?

To help with these questions, we’ve featured the best temporary body art decals from UK provider Inkwear. What’s your take on tatts?

Inkwear temporary tattoo sets are unique and fun- with zero commitment.

Celebrity tattoo collection.

Images courtesy of Inkwear.

Online Source for Art: UGallery

Ready¬†to add some new artwork to your home?¬†I recently read about UGallery in the July issue of Better Homes & Gardens and I’m hooked. This online source lets you browse through hundreds of works of art by colour, genre, medium, price, artist and size. ¬†

I got click-happy in the “white” section – no surprise there, right?

Birdcage, Sarah Diaz, $125

Untitled, Robert Darabos, $200 Steel Peak, Mike Lindwasser, $100

Sword Fight, Matthew Traub, $600

Answering the Phone, J. Nicholas Corich, $240

Touch 1, David Tarafa, $500

Twirl, Jesse Osbourne, $75

Images courtesy of UGallery.

Home Decor Trend: The Juju Hat

Is it just my impression or are Juju hats now all the rage?

Juju hat via This is Glamorous

I love the look of this unique wall art and one hot spot to buy one (in a variety of colours) is at Table Tonic.

Bamileke feather Juju hat, $599 AUD, Table Tonic

Bamileke feather Juju hat, $599 AUD, Table Tonic

Images courtesy of Table Tonic and This is Glamorous.

Spotlight on Zuo Modern

Between graduate school and blogging, I spend a lot of time at the computer. As you can imagine, a¬†great desk chair is a must for me¬†and so a couple of years ago I invested in the stylish and uber-comfortable Zuo Modern¬†Nexos chair.¬†I’ve been happy with it since the day that I bought it and I have had great experiences with the company in general.

Nexos Office Chair

I recently had a look at their catalogue and wow – gorgeous! There are so many great pieces – now all I need is a bigger apartment!

Aristocrat Armchair

Vick Alligator Embossed Leatherette Chair

Pick Pocket Ball

Novel Chair

Fractal Mirror

There are so many other great items (in colours other than white too) at Zuo Modern so have a peek if you’re in the market for some beautiful furniture.

All photos courtesy of Zuo Modern.

Canada's Style at Home: July issue

The July issue of Canada’s Style at Home is full of white. Have you had a peek at it yet?

Canada's Style at Home magazine - July

all in white

lace vase, Home Sense

vanilla macaroons, MoRoCo

necklace, Megan Park

polycarbonate cutlery, Home Sense

white goodies

Many thanks to Boba for sharing her copy of Style at Home.

All photos of Style at Home pages by me.

The Friday Five: West Elm Goodies

Like many of White Cabana’s readers, I love browsing through West Elm catalogues and I get click-happy on the WE website. Today’s Friday Five focuses on some of my current West Elm faves.

1. Pretty jewelry boxes.

Medallion Jewelry Boxes, $49-$79, West Elm

2. Simple & stylish bar cart.

Barrow Bar Car, $149 (on sale), West Elm

3. Geometric daybed.

Daybed, $449, West Elm

4. Soft little pouf.

Sheepskin pouf, $299 (on sale), West Elm

5. The functional tray.

Tray, $47 (on sale), West Elm

Images courtesy of West Elm.

The Friday Five: Baby's Room

I’m so happy for two of my very dear friends who had babies over the past two weeks. There are more babies on the way this summer so I thought I’d devote today’s Friday Five to some lovely white decor ideas for the baby’s room.

Butterfly Mobile, $40, Liv's Lullaby

Snow White Mobile, $168, Mobilosity

Fabric alphabet book, $48, Pilosale

Bird mobile, $54, Pilosale

Tooth Fairy Pillow, $38, Pilosale

 

Congrats to Vanessa & Chris and Ingrid & Jason! I know your little sweeties are already bringing you so much joy!

Images courtesy of Liv’s Lullaby, Mobilosity, Pilosale.

Ottawa Must-See Shop: Zone

I can’t say enough about the fabulousness of Zone. There are a few locations of this hip store in Ottawa and Quebec but my favourite location (of the ones I have visited) is the very accessible store on Ottawa’s chic Sussex Drive. I stopped in for a visit last week and fell in love with so many fabulous white objets de la maison.

Milk containers, $5-$12

Compact, $4.50

Ibiza Lantern, $20

Chair, $338; Table, $195

Lamps, $92-$295

Cushion, $90

Torre & Tagus Vase, $38

Lace accessories, $9-$16

Teacups

Garden set, $460

For more information, visit Zone.

All photos by me.

The Friday Five: Travel Accessories

As I’ve been travelling for the last two weeks, I thought I would devote today’s Friday Five to lovely white travel items.

1. First on the list is a beautiful travel journal. Jot down addresses of those special restaurants and sketch your beautiful surroundings in one of these lovely little books.

Leather Journal

¬†2. Next up is a soft¬†sleep mask. For the flight, for the hotel…I never travel without one!

Lambie Sleep Mask, $10, My Bath House

 3. Third on the list is a go-with-everything watch.

I.D.E.A. Hexagon Watch by &Design, $70, at Unica Home

4. A camera. Of course!

Canon Camera, $199

5. A fifth fabulous travel item is a beautiful wallet to carry all your cards, currency and id.

Lincoln Road Neda Wallet, $195, Kate Spade

What are your must-haves?

Images courtesy of Lonny Magazine, Marie Claire, My Bath House, Next Tag, Unica Home, Zappos.

Z Gallerie's White Goodness

While in Denver, I popped into Z Gallerie at the Cherry Creek Mall. I had only ever been to the one in NYC so I was delighted to see it at a Denver mall. There is a gorgeous selection of white ceramics at Z Gallerie this season. Have a peek:

Chrysanthemum Plaque, $29.95

All Swirls

Buddha bust, $59.95

Palmer Stool, $129

All photos by Jordana.

Hello Lonny!

If you haven’t already heard, issue 4 of Lonny magazine is now online. Lonny’s many pages are full of delightful interiors, interesting articles, and great art. I’ve been a fan since issue 1 and although I still prefer the texture of magazines (as in the ever-popular Domino), Lonny has been a wonderful addition to my online reading adventures.

Here are some of the white pieces I bookmarked as I “flipped” through the pages of this online treasure.

Elsa Peretti thumbrint bowl, $175, Tiffany & Co.

White flower stool, $390, Green with Glamour

Pail, $22, The Laundress

Shag pouf, $385, Calypso

Ostrich brush, $60, Caldrea

Globo di Luce pendant (in silver), $93-$1332, Design Within Reach

Folding bird house, $50, MOMA

Ceramic countertop compost pail, $32, Williams Sonoma

Many of these products come in other colours so if you’re not in love with white (gasp!) then you might want to check out the other options.

Photos courtesy of Caldrea, Calypso, Design Within Reach, Green with Glamour, MOMA, The Laundress, Tiffany & Co., Williams Sonoma.

The Friday Five: Easter Goodies

This week’s Friday Five is egg-citing! Although pastel colours are taking over the stores at this time of year, there are still plenty of white items to get you in the spirit of Easter celebrations.¬†

Ostrich Egg, 7x8 art print, $25, Sharon Montrose at Etsy

Salt, pepper & spice shakers, $18, Rou Designs at Etsy

Ukrainian Eggs (pre-dye) via Design Sponge

 

Egg Platter, $19.95, Crate & Barrel

Egg photography, House & Home

Photos courtesy of Crate & Barrel, Design Sponge, House & Home, Rou Designs, Sharon Montrose.

Moroccan Wedding Blankets

I am loving the sparkles on this Moroccan wedding blanket from Table Tonic. This Australian online store also carries the most delightful hand embroidered Mexican suzanis in all the colours of the rainbow. I’m most drawn to the white blankets and pillows…of course. Louise, of Table Tonic, is continuing to bring in new items, so be sure to check back often.

Moroccan wedding blanket sequins

Moroccan wedding blanket

Photos courtesy of Table Tonic.

The Friday Five: Pens

This week’s Friday Five is all about one of the most useful writing instruments. During this time of iphones, blackberries, gps, twitter¬†and email, some tend to push the good ol’ pen to the sidelines.¬†Nothing beats a good pen when you have to write down a¬†phone number, an address or a note to a friend. Today I feature some striking white pens that look equally good in your pocket, purse, and most importantly, in your hand!

Leman Blanc, Caran D'Ache

White Desk Pen, $19.95, Paper-Source

Premium Rollerball Pen, AUD$19.95, Kikki K

Uniball Broad Pen, AUD$5.95, Kikki-K

Uniball Gel Pen, $3.25, Paper-Source

 

Photos courtesy of Caran d’Ache, Kikki-K, Paper-Source.

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