Dwelling Dos: Hardware

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Back in college when 90% of Anthropologie's clothing was financially out of reach for me I'd still wander into the store to check out their funky hardware. Somewhere in Fort Collins, Colorado a dresser with antique glass pulls and one heck of a paint job is floating around from Colorado State student to Colorado State student (or at least I like to think so!).

So this week's Dwelling Do over on the {for the home} start page makes me a bit nostalgic. While buying entirely new furniture might not make sense right now changing out the hardware is a quick way to give that old thing some new pop.

I know I have mentioned this before but I love Anthropologie's clever use of Flash on their site. Click through from the homepage and you're taken to an interactive do-it-yourself page featuring Anthropologie furniture pieces without pulls, knobs or hooks. Choose from a bunch of options to create your own ideal piece. (It's enough to make the great folks over at Apartment Therapy drool.)

Clever little tool, Anthro. Could we please see something similar for your clothing?