Classic Meets Modern With This Postino Mailbox

What type of mailbox do you have at home? Certainly there is a way for mail to be delivered to you. Therefore, you are a participant in an American activity that is almost one hundred years old!

Truth is, as early as the 1880s the postal service was already encouraging people to attach mailboxes to their homes. In 1890 a postal commission reviewed nearly 600 mailbox designs looking for the one that would work best for the secure delivery of correspondence.

Early Mailbox

It wasn’t until 1916, however, that owning a mailbox became a must, because the Post Office estimated that mail carriers were losing nearly two hours each day waiting for homeowners to open the door.

The standards that the Post Office looked for in the submitted mailbox designs included:

  • Carriers should be able to deposit mail in them easily.
  • Boxes should be affordable and be able to stand bad weather.
  • Boxes should be “ornamental enough to please the householder.”
  • Boxes should be large enough to receive papers and envelopes.

Well, almost a hundred years later, Umbra has a mailbox that we believe fulfills every one of those requirements. Designed by Matt Carr, the Postino Mailbox is made of durable stainless steel that keeps mail safe in any type of weather, it is large enough to hold lots of paper, it has a hinged lid that can be easily opened by the mail carrier, and, last but not least, it’s beautiful whether in its stainless steel or its black powder finish.

umbra postino mailboxblomus postino mailbox
Looks like by owning a mailbox we are being part of tradition! And if that is the case, may as well do it in style!

5 Well-Designed Items for a Modern Bathroom

Modern Bathroom

The bathroom is one of the most important spaces in our home. This is where we get ready for the day and where we unwind to relax for the night. Sometimes even the smallest gadgets can be important to promote the highest productivity and make for the best user experience.

Below are five handpicked well-designed items that will be a great addition to any bathroom. Each gadget has been uniquely designed with the user in mind, understanding what we subconsciously want and need in the bathroom accessory.

stainless steel hairdryer holder

Primo Hair Dryer Holder

No matter the length of hair or style, a hair dryer is a staple that most people will want to include in their bathroom. From allowing you to quickly get ready for work to giving you that extra bounce to your hair, the hair dryer has multiple uses. This Primo Hair Dryer Holder is an addition you will want to consider as the stainless steel will keep your hair dryer safe from any water. You also do not have to worry about cluttering your bathroom counter or taking up room in the precious drawer space.

Liquo Toothbrush Holder

Liquo Porcelain Toothbrush Holder 

We all have had those days where our toothbrush sits on bathroom counter. However, to be hygienic and classy at the same time, try using this Liquo Porcelain Toothbrush Holder . Not only does the porcelain white go well with any bathroom, the stainless steel removable lid makes it easy to clean at anytime. Now you can ensure what you put in your mouth to clean your teeth is equally clean itself.

Stainless Steel Towel Holder Bar Rack

MENOTO Towel Rack

The nightmare of stinking towels is over with this MENOTO Towel Rack. You can easily place your towel to dry after your shower on this. It also comes in handy to placing your clothes or any other shower accessories during your shower. This is also the perfect rack to have if your bathroom has tight quarters, as the two T-shaped stainless steel rods stack perfectly to make it easy for you to use.

Blomus Primo Wall Mirror

PRIMO Wall-Mounted Cosmetic Mirror

Men and women alike will appreciate this mirror. It is easily mounted onto a wall to save space, as most bathrooms will already be tight in space without extra accessories. This Primo cosmetic mirror also features a 5X magnifying focus on one side, helping you get a good look at yourself when you need it. The arm extends out to 14” but can easily be tucked back in as well when you do not need to use it. This mirror will help you look your best no matter the circumstance.

Menoto Toilet Butler

MENOTO Toilet Butler

This toilet paper stand is the newest invention that combines service and simplicity for all that you need for your toilet. It does not take up much space and is designed to align with tiles and walls for a sense of clean geometry. With a two roll toilet paper stand as well as a place for the toilet brush, it has everything thought out so that all you have to do is place it wherever you wish in your bath area.

These five products will transform your bathroom experience into one that is easy and relaxed so that you can worry about the more important things in your life!

Home Decor for a Modern Themed Bedroom

modern bedroom

A modern themed bedroom is both aesthetically pleasing and also provides a relaxing place to rest due to the fact that it is a space with minimal distractions. A modern themed bedroom can easily be obtained with just a few changes and accessories.

The main way to transform your current bedroom into a modern space is to minimize what you have. You can easily hide your clothes and accessories in closets and drawers. Everything that you do have out should serve a clear purpose for your needs.

Below are some items that can help you sort your bedroom and get you one step closer to a modern themed bedroom.

umbra bird hooks

Birdie Wall Hook 

Instead of having a bunch of little items lying around on your side table or closet floor, use these wall hooks to hang your necessary items. From scarves to keys, you can keep all your important things ready to grab when you need. They are cleverly designed with a magnet under the bird beak allowing your keys to easily attach.

Stainless Steel Photo Frame

FRAMY Picture Frame

This 4″ by 6″ frame fits nicely into any modern themed bedroom. The clean lines and stainless steel material helps it blend in with the white walls and the photograph inside will be the main attention to the bedroom space. As your bedroom should be a place where you express your personality, having a special photograph is a great way to do so.

Unfinished Clock

This unique clock not only acts as a decorative piece to your bedroom, but is functional as a working clock. It’s unique form as half a clock will be the center of conversation, yet it works perfectly. The powder-coated steel with black aluminum offers a sleek, clean look to your modern bedroom.

Five x Five Mirror

FIVE x FIVE Mirror

For a bolder, eye-catching decoration, this FIVE x FIVE Mirror fits into the modern bedroom. Great for any wall, this unique accessory allows you to see yourself from every angle. It is composed of twenty-five mirrored glass panels that turn in several directions to make up one large mirror. Not only will it reflect off light, it also acts as a stand-alone art piece.

 

Cube Tea Light Holder

Cube Tea Light Holder 

As your bedroom is a place you want to relax and unwind from long days, set the mood with a candle-light setting. These candle holders work perfectly with the modern bedroom. They are made with a mixture of acrylic and stainless steel materials, and will fit right in with the rest of your decor, no matter the color choice.

Are you thinking of changing your bedroom into a modern theme? What do you think of the above accessories to help out? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!

5 Lighting Decor Ideas for a Modern Home

The lighting in a home can be an essential component to comfort and practicality. From the living room to the bathroom, lighting can evoke just the mood you are going for. Though you will more likely than not already have light fixtures that are not as easy to switch out, there are a few ways you can still work with this.

A simple way is to change the light bulb. If you are going for a bright, open space in the living room, you may want to change out any dim, yellow tinted lights you have. That can be saved for a more intimate setting such as the bedroom or outside porch.

There are also plenty of inexpensive options when searching for light decor that can make a huge difference in your home. Below are a few suggestions for various rooms to make a simple but quick change in your home.


Midsummer Light Artecnica

Midsummer Light

This intricately cut out Midsummer Light is an excellent addition to your living room. Designed by Tord Boontje, it has won several awards as a lamp that not only is strong as it is made of resistant paper material, but also allows for a subtle and delicate feel with its soft shadows on the walls. It is perfect for those who want an ambient and mood lighting in their living room.

Z-Bar Floor Lamp

Z-Bar Floor LED Lamp

Having a good floor lamp is crucial for any living room or study room. The great thing about this Z-Bar Floor LED Lamp is that it is adjustable and available in cool or warm light. It is also sleek and modern and is perfect for any well-designed space.

Lumisource shell table lamp

Shell Table Lamp

Table lamps are great for decoration as well as adding on an extra brightness. From the nightstand to the living room or office, a table lamp can fit perfectly in almost any setting. This shell table lamp is also extremely easy to move around, and can be switched depending on where you want it located.

Stick anywhere night lights

Stick Anywhere Night Lights

Sometimes we are looking for an extremely functional light such as a night light. The main concern we have is to get to the bathroom, not necessarily how nice the lamp will look. This Stick Anywhere Night Light is highly functional and uses LED lights to ensure that the hallways or bathroom are always lit. You can easily attach these around your home through screws or even easy adhesive. They are also motion-sensing which means you can still sleep soundly without being bothered by the bright lights.

What type of lighting decor do you currently have in your home? Are you looking to switch things up a little? What do you think of the above choices? Let us know in the comments below, we would love to hear from you!