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Going beyond the dorm: 2012 edition
Are you (or is your baby) heading off to college soon? Consider these 15 unique items ranging from customizable wall art to organic cotton sheet sets (in twin XL, natch) for eco-minded dorm dwellers.
Tue, Aug 07, 2012 at 3:21 PM
Last week, I gave an extended shout-out
to Georgia Tech grad Jenny Drinkard
-borne modular, American-made crate storage units. Naturally, this got me thinking about all the other dorm-ready goodies that have been on my radar as of late (sorry to be the messanger of bad news for all of you in-denial students and vacationing educators out there, but back to school season is indeed in full swing.)
As mentioned previously
, there’s been a huge push over the past few years for dorm-bound
students to green their small spaces
. Unlike “real life” where you have more authority over the eco-friendliness of your living space, dorm-dwellers
have to mind the details since buying large furnishings and fixtures and dealing with utilities is out of their hands. Small but important conservation efforts and small-scale purchasing decisions, mainly revolving around décor and organization, are key.
It’s also super-crucial, of course, to make your living space — as prison cell-esque as it may be — special. No one wants to live in a room with bare walls (aside from the requisite black light poster), a mini fridge, and a heap of dirty laundry. Spruce up a dormitory domicile with hand-me-downs from home, flea market finds, and these 15 unique furnishings and accessories — several are useful beyond the dorm room — that’ll help it stand out from the others in the quad and, most importantly, feel a bit like home.
Urban Ikat Organic Sheet Set @ PBTeen
Custom Naked Art @ MIO
Cardboard Storage Trunk @ CB2
iPhone Hand Dock by Harry Allen @ Areaware
Preserve Food Storage - 6 Mini Containers @ Abe's Market
Quirky Storage System Crate @ OfficeMax
($19.99 - accessories sold separately)
Laundry Bag with Hook by Ferm Living @ House & Hold
Urbio Happy Family Magnetic Vertical Gardening System @ Urbio
Clutch Walnut Table Lamp @ CB2
($99.95 - 13W CLF bulb included)
Izola Reflections Toothbrush Set @ Izola
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