Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Vintage Letterpress for Artsy Types

While perusing one of the many flea markets in Barcelona in December of last year, I stumbled upon antique hand-carved letterpress blocks. They varied in shape and size and spelled out "Barcelona." I've mentioned to you my fascination with letters and believe me, the details and the smell of these blocks completely... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Mother's Day Discount From The Organized Parent

What better gift to give to moms on Mother's Day than peace of mind? Those of you who think tranquility and sanity are not for sale, check out The Organized Parent, a site devoted to helping busy moms declutter their homes (and minds!), organize their lives and find "me" time. You're not going to find tips on how to rid... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Mod Lighting From Gretel Home!

Know what it's like to shop at an online store that changes its look with every season? You will if you browse through Gretel, a Miami-based online design shop founded by British interior designer, Abby Kellet. Kellet treats her store sections like window displays, and has her products photographed in different themes,... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Eco-Modular Furniture From Way Basics!

Building blocks aren't just math and science toys anymore. Thanks to Way Basics, an Irvine, Calif.-based producer of eco-modular storage and home furnishings, they've become furniture for adults, too. The team at Way Basics uses 99-percent post-consumer recycled paper and turns it into durable zBoard cubes, which then... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Stylish iPad Cases from Portel!

Whether you're an iPad owner or not, you've heard about it, thought about it and probably hope to get your hands on it. But if you plan on investing $500-$700 on a new gadget that the entire world can't stop talking about it, it's probably best you protect it. Luckily, there's Portel, a Tallinn, Estonia-based sleeve- and... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Tradition-Rich Hebrew-Alphabet Posters

The Bargain Huntress has a colossal interest in typography; I consider it one of the most fascinating and evolving art forms. Typographic art inspires and reveals stories and history. Just like any picture or painting, typographic art is worth a thousand words. I once featured the haunting typographic embroideries from... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Earth Day Discount on Recycled Home Decor from Elsewares!

What do most people do with old, damaged and broken goods? Throw them out and buy new ones. But not the folks at Resource Revival, who turn broken bike bits into tea-light holders and frames. Same goes for Jeff Davis, founder of Vinylux, who transforms discarded vinyl records into bowls, clocks and coasters. We wish we... Continue Reading »

Foreclosures Rise in Military, Army Wife Goes to Battle

While her husband serves his country, military spouse Nicole Rosen is fighting her own war to keep their home. The family moved to Washington State from Oklahoma in 2005 for Staff Sgt. John Rosen's military duty and purchased a home at a high interest rate. Soon after, Nicole quit her job after her now-4-year-old son was... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: 4 Places to Shop Your Tax Refund

Phew. Tax Day madness is behind us, and now that you've appeased the IRS let's direct your attention to how you're going to spend your whale of a refund. Sure, you can be a responsible adult and pay off your credit card debt or your next month's rent in advance, but that is so stereotypical! (And heartbreaking too.) You... Continue Reading »

Shred, Baby, Shred. And for Free!

You've filed your taxes, now shred the evidence--for FREE! Yes, you should keep tax-related documents locked away for a few years in case the IRS comes calling with questions, but for those keeping multiple drafts of their tax forms and any other sensitive paper documents, the Better Business Bureau is here to help. This... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Home Decor From Revival Vintage Design!

Leave it to Helga Shepherd to turn scraps into decorative pillows and wild plush toys. The founder of the Los Angeles-based online shop, Revival Vintage Design, salvages drapes and dress material made of "fantastic fabric" from the 50s, 60s and 70s, then creates vibrant collections of accent pieces and huggable giraffes and... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Green Personal Care Products from Preserve!

Recycle your yogurt cups, because they could become your family's future toothbrushes--if you buy them from Preserve, at least. The company makes its products from 100 percent recyclable content and finds itself added to Bargain Huntress' list of green online stores helping to promote environmental consciousness. ... Continue Reading »

Bottles-Up! Wine Matures Into a Staple of Home Decor

Wine complements dinners, keeps our hearts healthy, moderates weight gain--and it can also decorate our homes. Just ask designer and TV personality, Courtney Cachet, who brought home empty wine bottles from her trip to the South of France in order to repurpose them as oil and vinegar containers and candelabra stands. "So... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Earth Day Discount on Biodegradable Tableware from Branch!

April 22 will mark the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, and what does that mean? We need to celebrate--consciously. Last week's unseasonably warm weather that broke records around the United States, including Chicago, Upstate New York and Springfield, Mass. was welcomed with delight. Children played with water guns,... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Wall Decals from STICASA!

Sleep underneath the New York City skyline or dine in front of the Roman Coliseum without leaving your apartment. STICASA, Milan-based wall-sticker producer, will transform your apartment into a desired destination with the help of its city skyline and landmark wall stickers. All wall decals are manufactured in Italy and... Continue Reading »

2010 Census Deadline Hits, And NYC Lags

Did you mail in your census form? April 1 was the deadline to complete and mail back the 10-question, 2010 census forms. And the folks at the U.S. Census Bureau aren't fooling: Unanswered questionnaires will prompt Census workers to come knocking on your door between May 1 and July 10 to obtain the necessary information --... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Huge Savings at Big Pagoda, SFERRA, Amenity Home and Property!

Despite having lived in Indianapolis for eight years, The Bargain Huntress is not a college basketball fan, but she does get into a little March Madness--sale madness, that is. Here are The Bargain Huntress' "final four" picks for the biggest sales of the season: A closing shop is a sad thing to see, but with store... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Furniture from Modlife

Would you like to own a piece of history, and then, be grouped in the same category as Marilyn Monroe, Andy Warhol, Brad Pitt and Giorgio Armani? You can, and now--at a discount. All you need are good taste; an appreciation for modern furniture designed by Vladimir Kagan, a call in to the Chicago furniture shop, Modlife;... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Typographic Embroideries from Hugo & Marie

Any typography aficionado would do a double take when passing the typographic embroideries hanging in the office of Mario Hugo and Jennifer Sims, co-founders of creative consultancy and artist management agency Hugo&Marie. The hand-embroidered ivory wall pieces beg the passersby to stare at the silk-ivory-hemp... Continue Reading »

Bargain Huntress: Exclusive Discount on Modern Home Decor at InhabitLiving!

The last remnants of winter have melted, the delicate blossoms of Lily-of-the-Valley are peeking their heads from the undergrowth, and the Bargain Huntress is back from hibernation to reveal sales and exclusive discounts on luxe accessories, furniture and décor for your home. This week, an urge to redecorate my... Continue Reading »

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