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As Head Bundleer I hear about many amazing USA websites. It is a good thing as I can pass on in our Blog and weekly Newsletter. At BundleBox, as far as we are concerned, you can never have too much of a good thing so when Design Within Reach came to our attention, we were sold!
This meticulously stylish and super sleek website is home to a world of modern designs for storage, lighting, bathroom, outdoor, living and dining ideas. The company has a number of stores across the USA, but unfortunately does not reach to the UK and Europe, until now! With BundleBox you can buy online and have your items delivered direct to your door.
Of course everyone has their own spin on home decor so it is worth having a good browse to find your favourite pieces from DWR. In an attempt to fuel your inspiration, we have listed a few of our own below.
One thing every happy home needs is a functioning storage system and luckily right now at DWR, there is a storage sale.
We love the L shaped Parallel Bookends ($63.75). They are perfect for an orderly reading corner and tick all the boxes for looking good!
Your bedroom should be a haven of peace, relaxation and retreat from the outside world. The Nest Air Organic duvets even sound dreamy! Described as ‘relaxed sophisticated modern bedding’ each air organic duvet is created using organic cotton and simple jacquard weaving techniques.
The NY Rocking chair ($500) designed by Takeshi Nii in 1958 was inspired by the classic style of a directors chair. His vision for the lounger was that it would be ‘a chair for one to sit and relax in after a nice meal’. We all know the feeling when someone claims the comfy chair at home and the NY Rocking Chair is certainly one to draw battle lines over. Created with a folding frame and durable canvas, this design is permanently on display at MOMA.
The BundleBox Team.
T3 Magazine did a nice piece of research for their users, to identify the 6 best websites to help you work smarter. BundleBox made that list as the best site to buy from the USA. We are really proud of that, especially given the caliber of the other 5 sites that made the list:
Best site for… note taking: Evernote
Best site for…teamwork: Google Wave
Best site for…wordsmiths: Visuwords
Best site for… playing the markets: Pollster
Best site for… sharing files: Drop.io
Many thanks T3 Magazine, we’ll keep up the good work
Spring and Summer could not be more evident in shops and online. Everywhere we look there seems to be stacks of cute floral dresses, candy coloured cardigans and dainty sandals. It is a stark contrast to the windy and wet weather we are battling with at the moment and with more forecast, it is not likely we will be dusting off the sun hats just yet!
That is not to say we cannot up the ante on the style front come rain or shine. The Mac has been a timeless wardrobe staple of the savvy fashionista for years. It is practical, stylish and the ultimate cover-up for that tempermental weather period from end of winter into Spring.
BundleBox has scoured the trendiest USA websites in search of the Mac top three. Get inspired and have yours shipped today!
This coat from Jones New York is a signature of style and is versatile to be worn over work clothes and also with jeans and dresses. A wardrobe favourite forever.
Tommy Hilfiger epitomises classic USA style and this contemporary short coat is practical yet fashionable.
Kenneth Cole’s metallic trench coat is a updated version of the classic trench style. This is perfect for work and can double over as a even wear coat. Teamed with boots as shown is one of the ways to accessorise with this great wardrobe must have.
The BundleBox Team.
It has amusingly been heralded by some commentators as the most eagerly awaited tablet since Moses disappeared up Mount Sinai. Following months of intense speculation, Apple’s Steve Jobs finally unveiled their latest creation, the iPad, at an event in San Francisco a fortnight ago, describing it as a ‘third category’ device somewhere between a smart phone and a laptop.
Boasting a 9.7” LED backlit IPS display and ‘remarkably precise’ multi touch screen, this new generation gizmo weighs just over half a kilo and is an incredible 1.25 cm’s thick – it has the appearance of an oversized iPhone, but it promises to be something of a revelation.
The Wi Fi version will be available for shipping in the U.S. late march, whilst the 3G model is expected to be released sometime in April. With prices ranging from US$ 499 for the WiFi model with 16Gb of flash memory to US$ 829 for 64Gb of storage and ability to connect via a 3G mobile signal on any network, they’re likely to sell like hot cakes.
It has been mooted that international price information won’t be available until either June or July, so, if like me, you want one as soon as they become available in the US, you’re going to want to know how much import tax you’ll have to pay, right ?
My aim this week was to nail down where the iPad is classified within the Customs tariff so I could reveal how much duty it would attract, and add it to our product categories section in readiness for the release date. Alas, no luck as yet, in fact it has proved to be a rather frustrating experience.
Unfortunately, the Customs Tariff was written back in the 1950’s, in the days when an inside toilet was considered the height of luxury, and little has been done to bring it into the 21st Century. If only it had been written by Nostradamus, I mused this week, he would have had the foresight to include products at the cutting edge of technology.
We have some great contacts within the Customs tariff classification section in Southend, but when technologically innovative items come onto the market, there’s always plenty of head scratching in that corner of Essex. All this has been compounded by the fact that their ‘tech’ specialist is currently on holiday, so there’ll be a short delay before we can announce the duty rate that will apply.
The one thing I can confirm at this stage is that UK import VAT will apply at 17.5%. In the meantime, after much deliberation, I’ve narrowed it down to two possible classifications for the iPad, and all hinges on whether the it can be considered ‘freely programmable’; if we can tick this box and convince the doting father at Customs, everyone’s a winner (except perhaps Her Majesty); classification will fall to the heading for laptop computers - duty free.
If all else fails, the worst case scenario is a duty rate of a mere 3.7% - hardly a show stopper for one of the most talked about devices on the net.
Watch this space, will get back to you with the final rate next week