UAH Loves: HAY Kaleido Trays

We were in Boston last week for the Boston Marathon, which Dan ran in, making us all very proud. In between running and spectating, we bopped around Boston and its surrounding areas, stumbling across Loyal Supply Co. in Sommerville, which had fun, colorful and bright house ware items and stationary. A real haven for someone like me.

The HAY Kaleido trays collection caught my eye right away. I snapped a few pictures of the collection, which includes large trays that could be used for serving or decor, as well as a mid-size tray that acted nicely as a planter saucer.

I took home a smaller tray to use on my dresser for those odds and ends that wind up in our lives, like earrings and pill boxes and bobby pins - the stuff of Marie Kondo's nightmares. In addition to function, these little platters add a great burst of color to my monochrome life. 

The packaging is on point, as well.

UAH Loves: The Molger Mirror

Ikea saves the day again. This one was super easy to build, too, so stick with me.

I found this guy after looking for something that could serve as a mirror with a little bit of storage in the bathroom. Not a medicine cabinet, but not just a mirror either. West Elm made this cabinet situation, but the price point was way too high to justify. It's also kind of small.

A little bit of internet-ing sent me to Ikea's Molger Mirror.

We keep a cup and Dan's electric toothbrush on there. I suppose it could hold more, but then it would just get cluttered.

Here is an action shot of me waving to you and to myself via the Molger mirror:

It's a big piece for a small bathroom, but I think the reflection creates more light and depth that something small would. It acts as almost another window to cut through the dark paint in the room, which I love, but can be a lot on just two small walls.

A+ grade to the Molger mirror, which I hope lives on in infamy and is never tragically discounted like so many of its Ikea brothers and sisters.

UAH Loves: Bensimon

I've done a great deal of bopping around town in my day and I am here to say that I have finally found the perfect shoe in which to bop around town. Once, I would have said it was the black Birkenstock, which is still an excellent option, but then I got into biking and a backless shoe simply wouldn't do.

This summer has been the summer of the Bensimon. Order a size up. Order from Shop Bop because your Amazon Prime status is as good as gold there.

That's really all I have to say.