Blog Pick : : Better Living Through Design

By Alyce Packard, BID Candidate

Better Living Through Design connects you to the most exciting design products available online. The team consists of Katie Hagar who is editor in chief, Kris Bernard who is editor-at-large, and Mark Robson who is the contributing travel editor. Katie and Kris were featured in Loftlife Magazine's article "The Lovely Ladies of Cyberspace" and the blog was selected as one of Time magazine's Top 100 Design Influencers. Although BLTD is not a retailer, each post has a direct link to the retailer so that if you like it you can buy it.


The SCRW Stool by Manuel Welsky. The inspiration for this stool was a bottle cap. Like the way a bottle cap twists off of a bottle, this seat can twist off of the frame. Instead of twisting the seat off of the frame, the stool has more exposed screw threads than a bottle cap allowing you to adjust the height of the seat instead of just simply taking it on and off. The material is light weight and because of this stool's unique features, it is comfortable to sit on.

The Klaffi Shelf was designed by Finnish designer Eeva Lithovius, and are a great choice for small spaces because they only take up space when they're open. When they're closed they lay flat against the wall. They come in a variety of different colors, widths, and lengths. You can choose to have one single shelving system or you can group several of them together which will provide more options for your space.