Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Modern Housewares Contest - AllModern.com Giveaway



Eames ® Hang-It-All ® Rack

Alessi Paradise Birds Set - Salt and Pepper Set, Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl


Alessi - Tigrito Cat Bowl (you choose the color)


Blomus Wine Set - Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder and Vinotto Wine Set


Modern Housewares Contest - AllModern.com Giveaway


If you follow the Hero blog, you know about our love for designer housewares and home accessories. From limited edition prints and collectible toys to bedding and vases, and everything in between.

Which is why we are thrilled to have teamed up with AllModern.com to give away must have items from their site. The winner will have a choice of one of the prizes pictured above.

HOW TO ENTER:

All you have to do is share with us in the comments section, what you think is a must have, well designed houseware that you cannot live without or tell us which of the above items you would like and why?


The winner will get to choose from one of the following prizes:

Eames ® Hang-It-All ® Rack

Alessi Paradise Birds Set - Salt and Pepper Set, Milk Jug and Sugar Bowl

Alessi - Tigrito Cat Bowl (you choose the color)

Blomus Wine Set - Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder and Vinotto Wine Set


**The small copy**
Please note that this giveaway is only for residents of the United States.

The contest closes Wednesday, July 22 at 11:59 pm. A winner will be chosen at random (using random.org) and announced as a comment on this post and as a separate blog post on this blog, on Thursday, July 23. After we post the winner, if you are the 'chosen one' you will be expected to contact us by Thursday, July 30, to choose which prize you would like and send us your shipping info. If you have not contacted us by that date, another winner will be chosen. We suggest subscribing to receive email follow-ups in the comments if you really really want to make sure not to forget to come back and check for the winner.


I had the pleasure of choosing the items for the giveaway so I spent a lot of time on AllModern.com. All Modern has a fantastic selection of modern furniture and home accessories from many leading designers. Part of CSN Stores, All Modern is just one of over 260 retail sites that offer a diverse array of products from Herman Miller’s popular Aeron Chair to cookware by Rachael Ray.

44 comments:

Denise Kaufmann said...

I love anything modern for the kitchen. Gadgets, tools, appliances even salt and pepper shakers.

Clark said...

I'm a big fan of the stylized hand-tools. Nothing says awesome, more than a dish scrubber that looks like a toy octopus when it's not in use. @Denise Kaufmann: I feel like the salt-and-pepper shaker combo is a classic that is in need of a unique take. Perhaps, one unit with a slider that regulated if you're getting salt and/or pepper. Talk about time savings! I don't have to say "Please, pass the salt." and then say "Please, pass the pepper." I could say "Please, Pass the seas-o-tron2k9!"... what if it was robotic and could pass itself?! We live in the future!

One more idea, an empty-beer-bottle holder. The drunker you get, the more sculpture you have! No more rows, upon rows, of bottles after the part. You have an art piece instead!

Alicia said...

I am a big, big fan of the Eames Hang-It-All Rack. In addition to being both classic and completely modern, it's incredibly versatile. We could use this in our entryway, our kitchen, or our office. I love the pop of color it would lend to our space.

Aesthetic Outburst... said...

Oooooo! I can't resist entering this give-away because the Eames Hang-it-all rack has been on my wish list for a million years. Not only is it lovely and functional, but I'd like to walk past it every day and be reminded of Charles and Ray Eames, a couple I find very inspiring.

meg said...

I'd love that Eames rack-- I love how it makes me think of old scientific books and seems great for a little splash of color to a room. I admire everything Eames so that's an additional bonus!

Piebird said...

This give-away is amazing! So many great items, but I would have to say that I would choose the Eames hang-it-all rack because it's gorgeous, and I can use all of the organizational help that I can get! Thank you!

Delicious Industries said...

The Eames Hang-it-All is a definite need-to-have item for me, although I'm pretty sure my cat would choose those cute Alessi bowls!

Lynn Pickerel said...

The colorful and fun cat bowls would be my choice! But what color??? Tough decision. Hmmm. May need to let Eddie (orange tabby) decide.

Afficionados Head Honcho said...

The cat food bowls are my absolute fave - in blue, easy choice - its a colour coordinated house and the kitchen - any new purchase has to have some blue in it.

foolack said...

I already have tons of posters hanging from the walls, but I would love to have some wine hanging from the wall. However, the hang-it-all takes the cheese in my opinion!!!

Maruskause and Effect said...

Whenever you walk into a kitchen and say "what the hell is that?"... thats what is necessary. The kitchen utensil has a habit of function more than form, but when the balance is struck, minds are blown. If you are going to use something everyday, then I want it to be something I love to look at. Putting salt on my corn should inspire me.

annalene said...

I love the Eames Hang-It-All Rack. I'm partial to anything Eames, but I really think this is one of the most affordable, accessible and functional Eames designed products out there. I hang quite a bit of thinks on push pins and thats quite ugly! I would love to have this hang it all rack to make things look a bit more classy! Thank you so much for the opportunity to snag one of these great items!

Letta!! said...

and here i thought you were giving away a "modern housewife"! who knew? some of my home necessities seem decidedly un-modern: a pastry board with cloth (for pie crusts!), a pasta roller set (cuz doing that shizz with a rolling pin gets old), a hat rack (where else are you going to put your hats, fool? we don't have the closet space for a hatbox party, okay?), a strawberry huller (those are just like rad magical fun gadgets)... i also really like things i don't have: lazy susans, under-the-bed storage boxes, etc. oh noes, hero-blog brought out my acquisitive nature. damn you, hero-blog!! now letta can haz prizes?

p.s. my captcha was "judytpot" which is totally gonna be my new nom de plume.

Conrad said...

I am a big fan of the hang it all rack for its color, but would feel complete with the wine set! Not only is it stylish it would make for a great conversation piece while entertaining friends and family, and there is nothing I enjoy more then spending time with friends and family.

Megan Clegg said...

If there's one thing all cat owners know, it's that living with a feline changes your design sensibilities. The half-chewed toys lying on the floor become fuzzy statuettes. Those hairball stain on the carpet give a unique, one of a kind look to it. The claw-torn couch in the living room looks so much more chic in the "distressed" style. But every cat owner, no matter how rose-colored their glasses are, can see those Alessi Tigrito Cat Bowl's are some good looking pieces of houseware. And I know that, should I win, adding one to my cat-touched collection would bring about a true touch of feline design- no claws necessary.

Glenn said...

The Eames Hang-it-all is all out modern classic. I think it would look lovely in the same room as our Nelson clock.

Bry said...

Making a decision like this is hard. I love Alessi, and I love kitchenware. I would choose the wine set but only because I really need a good wine opener. The wine rack is too decorative for me.
What I would really like to see is a well designed water cooler. I can put up with the large blue jugs in the laundry room but the cooler sits in a prime spot in my kitchen and it's u-g-l-y. Maybe something sleek with minimal color, clean lines, and aerodynamic-like.

comfortslut said...

Give me clean-lined utilitarian and colorful, three things that modern did very, very well. I love anything that has potential to either create something else (tools, gadgets, implements) or anything useful that you realize enhances your quality of life just by having it in your eye line. The coat rack is straight up my jar of yarn for that reason.

GypsiesThread said...

I would love to have the Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder! It has to be the most stunning wine rack I have ever seen!

ellen said...

The Alessi Paradise Birds Set is just so colorful and super fun!
It would brighten up any kitchen
sooooo Happy!

graffiti.girl.designs said...

I love the Eames Hang-It All Rack. Would go perfectly with my on going collection of mid-century modern housewares :)

slhetzner said...

Definitely the Eames Hang-It-All Rack. I need to stop "hanging" my clothes on the floor.

michael said...

the wine rack is simultaneously industrial and sexy. . .

tony said...

I think all the prizes you have chosen are fantastic. but the one thing i can't live with out and still have yet to find is a really good potato masher. most of the ones i've found lack in one area or another some have crappy handles but good mashers, others have mashers that its nearly impossible to get all the potatoes off of when you are cleaning it. its like the people designing these only really pays attention to one part of it. i just might have to design my own one day... nice job on the contest. great idea.

Dave said...

I have to admit, I'm partial to the Hang-It-All Rack. It just looks so cool all by itself, I'd be tempted to just set it up and stare at it as a piece of contemporary art!

David said...

If I won the Eames Hang-It-All Rack, not only would I have something nice to hang on my wall, but I'd regain use of the chair in my living room.

Brett said...

I would say that the "the ex" knife holder is pretty amazing, if you havent' seen it check it out,
http://www.thinkgeek.com/homeoffice/kitchen/86dd/
and the knives aren't bad either!

Derek Gabryszak said...

I dig the wine stuff! My wine bottles could look like those guys on the poles in Cirque Du Solei...

HollyQuin said...

So...
I saw this contest the first day and immediately knew I wanted that Alessi sugar bowl in my life... However I wanted to wait and think of the best way to express this. SO here is my Haiku about the orange sugar bowl.

Oh lovely orange
hold my sugar free from harm
I love you come home


Thank you. I hope this makes my sugar bowl dreams come true.
-Holly Q Rounseville

Nick said...

I love that Blomus Wine Set. The wall mounted holder is just stunning to look at.

Kelly. said...

Oooo... I want the wine rack! That slick, chrome, minimalist piece belongs in my kitchen. Only then will I find some kind of peace and order to my collection of favorite wine label designs!

Lorraine said...

Wow! Functionality + great design! I love 'em all! One item in my kitchen I could not live without is a wing corkscrew. Definitely a necessity!

Rob said...

That orange bowl is amazing, I want it. I have a new place that I just moved into and I'm in need of some really great designer pieces like this.

Rob Imbs

lauren said...

You know when you're little and you tell your parents that you want a pony and that if you don't get it, surely you will die? That's pretty much how I feel about that wine set. It's pure art. If I don't have it in my house,I SURELY will die.

Conrad said...

I have to say that I am still gunnin for the Blomus Wine Set! I am a sucker for chrome finish :)

Screens 'N' Spokes said...

I always love Eames, but all of those items would look swell in our new North Carolina apartment.

Sarah said...

I think the Alessi Birds of Paradise set would be the best in my kitchen. I've never seen anything quite like it and would be a great conversation starter over weekend brunch. I need it!

Nickname unavailable said...

I like the idea of a cat bowl that doesn't require me to fully stoop to the ground in order to refill.

Unfortunately I do not like the idea of cats though.

Groo the Wanderer said...

I would totally love theBlomus Wine Set - Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder and Vinotto Wine Set. Working on finishing off a downstairs basement and this would look great there!

Groo the Wanderer said...

I would totally love theBlomus Wine Set - Cioso Wall-Mounted Wine Bottle Holder and Vinotto Wine Set. Working on finishing off a downstairs basement and this would look great there!

Hero Design Studio + Boutique said...

The contest is closed! Winner will be chosen and posted before 12pm (est) tomorrow!
Thanks so much everyone for your comments and thoughts!
Can't wait to see who wins!!

Hero Design Studio + Boutique said...

And the winner is... post number 4
"Aesthetic Outburst"
YAY!!!!!

Thanks again to everyone for being a part of this contest, for posting your comments and reading our blog!!

Hopefully this is the first of many contests like this!!

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Samantha Lewis said...

Eames Hang it All. Been eyeballing that forever!