Orla Kiely for Method

Kitty in the Sink

That picture of my kitty, Violet, in the sink is from early 2008. I went back through my photos to see how long we’ve been refilling the same old Method soap bottle, and it turns out it’s been four years now. They don’t even offer this shape anymore, but I’ve never found a soap dispenser that I like better and this one has held up, so we’ve kept it. I’m working with Method though, and they sent a couple of bottles from the new Orla Kiely line… and I think I may have found a replacement.

Orla Kiely Method Hand Soap

Cute, right? (Although I’m still holding on to the old bottle too! Ha.)

Orla Kiely for Method

There are four Orla patterns in the new limited edition line, and each has a signature scent (primrose, vanilla chai, bay leaf, and pear ginger). They became available online and in Target stores last month.

p.s. I really ought to update the bathroom, eh? It’s the only room in the house we haven’t done anything to, beyond hanging a shower curtain!

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  • Brianne Joy
    September 7, 2012 at 11:50 am

    I’m making a trip to Target on my lunch break. I’ll now add Method’s Pear Ginger to my list. Thanks for sharing.

  • Sinead
    September 7, 2012 at 11:53 am

    I love this Orla Kiely stuff! Smells SO good!

  • Katie Blackden
    September 7, 2012 at 11:54 am

    I love love the smell! can’t wait until my Target stocks the others.

  • KellyLove
    September 7, 2012 at 11:56 am

    I picked up the vanilla chai a few weeks ago, smells delish and looks super cool in my kitchen (it matches my Fiestaware colors!).

  • Kim
    September 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    I love the Pear Ginger, but that’s the only one our Target has, for now.

  • Jessica
    September 7, 2012 at 12:00 pm

    We have literally every offering in the Pear Ginger. I haven’t even cracked them open, but I’ll probably get a back up set. It smells so good! Our Target has not had one single item from the other scents. *sigh*

    I like the Vanilla Chai designs the best!

  • eskimo*rose
    September 7, 2012 at 12:01 pm

    They are super cute – I wonder if I can get them in the UK?
    p.s. I have no idea how you have managed to do revamp your whole home (minus the bathroom!) whilst having 2 young kids, you deserve a medal! … mine are 9, 6 and 1, we moved last year and I still have boxes lying around, I think it has something to do with the little one, she’s a terror!!

    • Making it Lovely
      September 7, 2012 at 5:17 pm

      I did so much more (and more often), before I had kids!

  • Michelle @ AM Dolce Vita
    September 7, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    I wish Target stores opened doors to public sooner. Love the limited edition. I also love the Savon de Marseille glass bottle and have been refilling it forever.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 7, 2012 at 5:18 pm

      I like those bottles too. Good typography.

  • Amanda
    September 7, 2012 at 12:11 pm

    I just bought the Bay Leaf + the Vanilla Chai last night. They both smell amazing! The green leaf pattern fits in perfectly with my bathroom, while the vanilla chai is for my kitchen. I may have to stock up on these!

  • Laura
    September 7, 2012 at 12:12 pm

    I have the same white, square dispensers at each of our four bathroom sinks. Love it.

  • Leann
    September 7, 2012 at 12:23 pm

    I’ve had that square dispenser in our bathroom for four years too. I can trace it back because that’s when my husband, then boyfriend, and I moved in together. What is funny about the timing of your post was that I just decided this morning it was time to make a change. Might have to give Orla a try and keep the cube under the sink for a while.

    • Heather W.
      September 8, 2012 at 8:18 pm

      I was going to post the same type of comment as Leann! My husband and I have had the exact same old square Method soap dispenser in our bathroom for the past 4 years (when we first were married). I was just thinking last weekend that I have looked for a new one from Method or another company but I still like the little “modern” square one. So, for now we will keep it!

  • Heather B
    September 7, 2012 at 12:25 pm

    The bottle is pretty but your cat is hilarious! What a great pic!

  • lea
    September 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm

    I’m so glad Method does pump bottles now instead of their older squeeze bottle versions. After much frustration with their squeeze bottle (and not being able to get any clogged soap out), I swore I’d never buy them again. Fast forward to this year and I decided to give it another go thanks to your blog. I have the pear ginger dish soap and I am definitely gonna reuse that bottle.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 7, 2012 at 5:20 pm

      I liked the shape of those old squeeze dish detergent bottles, but the new pumps are a definite improvement in the function department.

  • Jessie
    September 7, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    I love the new Orla Kiely bottles and scents, especially the ginger pear. I just wish that they’d come out with refills of those scents.

  • Danielle
    September 7, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    The Target by me was sold out of all of their products except the cleaner in pear ginger, so I bought it. Love their cleaners!

    And yes! I would love to see what you do to that adorable bathroom!

  • Jean
    September 7, 2012 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I love Orla Kiely and had no idea about her Method line. I’m heading to Target now and crossing my fingers something is in stock.

  • wndl
    September 7, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    first of all, i have practically that exact same pic of my cat. he had the same coloring and everything.

    secondly, i seriously need to get a method foam dispenser with some color, but i’ll be dumping the smelly stuff and refilling with the unscented version.

  • Juliet
    September 7, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love the OK packaging but was so bummed to see that the design is only on the plastic wrapping, not printed on the actual bottle. I was hoping to use it and refill over and over, but I think over time that plastic wrapping is going to tear and get dingy.

    I still stocked up on a couple of bottles – my store only had the pear design, but I’m on the hunt for the bay leaf one!

    • Brook
      September 7, 2012 at 4:18 pm

      I was sad that the designs were shrink-wrapped on the bottles, rather than painted directly on, too. I hope that if they do any future collaborations, the bottles well be directly printed. The pear design would have looked great in my yellow kitchen, but I knew it wouldn’t hold up well to that wet area.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 7, 2012 at 5:21 pm

      I wish it were printed on too, but that’s why I’m still holding on to my other bottle.

  • Julia [life on churchill]
    September 7, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    We have the pear soap sitting in the 1/2 bath. Love it! It made my day when I saw the little display at target.

  • Kelly
    September 7, 2012 at 2:19 pm

    I got mad at my kids for busting out the vanilla chai soap in our guest bathroom before I was ready. Pretty sad when I’m a soap hoarder! :)

  • Andrea Howe
    September 7, 2012 at 4:08 pm

    I have the pear design and love it!

  • Laurie
    September 7, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Ooh pretty. Bur also thanks for pointing out that soap container isn’t available anymore, I’ve just been refilling that same one, so now I’ll know that I had better. It throw it for fear of never finding as happy a replacement.

  • Jamie
    September 7, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    i have that shower curtain. shopped for 1 i liked forevvvver. still love it.

  • Catherine
    September 7, 2012 at 7:08 pm

    How have you kept the plastic hand pump clean for four years? Mine get all dirty around that gray circle after a few months and I just throw them away.

    • Making it Lovely
      September 7, 2012 at 10:57 pm

      I don’t know — I hadn’t really thought about it until now! Magic?

  • Ruth
    September 7, 2012 at 7:58 pm

    OMG, I love love the sink, now will have to shop target for the vanilla. Had a violet gray long haired cat the loved the sinks in my house too. He even liked to share the shower with me as well. Crazy cats are so much fun to have in the house, especially when you live alone…….LOL Thank you for sharing…….Ann

  • Crystal
    September 7, 2012 at 8:21 pm

    Our kitten is obsessed with water! She is constantly in the sink or the tub. I even turned the shower on her this morning and she just hopped up on the side of the tub to get out of the way. I’m obsessed with the Vanilla Chai Method soap! I’m stock-piling it, hoarding is such a harsh word. :)

  • Kim
    September 7, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    My Target just had the pear ginger and the vanilla chai and not very many of those two! Love them both but with the vanilla chai I find excuses to wash my hands because it smells so yummy!

  • Sarah
    September 8, 2012 at 12:23 am

    Cute! Our new kitten Willow loves to sleep in the sink!

  • Christina W.
    September 8, 2012 at 2:37 pm

    I went and checked my Target after reading this and they still had a little of everything left! Ended up getting counter spray, dish soap, and two different hand soaps. I also wish that the design was printed on and maybe just plain made of a more permanent material, but I’ll refill them for awhile before going back to my glass Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day bottle!

  • Mari
    September 8, 2012 at 9:29 pm

    Cute! I will look for them. I’d love to try the foaming wash.

  • Roberta
    September 9, 2012 at 2:23 am

    I love Orla Kiely! I love Method! So far my Target only has the pear ginger…but I love it!

  • Beth
    September 10, 2012 at 12:20 am

    I bought the Pear Ginger in the all purpose spray, and it smells so good I kind of want to bathe in it. Ok, I won’t really bathe in it. But maybe.

  • michelle
    September 10, 2012 at 9:43 am

    we have that same method bottle from years ago too – it’s so simple/sturdy and we just keep washing it off and refilling!

  • Lisa
    September 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

    I use so many of Method’s products – the hand soap, glass & surface cleaner, multi-purpose cleaner, antibacterial bathroom cleaner, bathroom tub & tile cleaner, antibacterial kitchen cleaner, mild abrasive cleaner, and the dish soap. I’m not kidding when I say I use many, and I’d love to try the baby products next now that I have a newborn. I buy my Method items at Lowes and my local Lowes looks like they’ll no longer be carrying many of the Method products. I’m so bummed! I might have to start ordering online. I will order these pretty hand cleaners when I do.

  • kate
    September 10, 2012 at 7:09 pm

    Wow! I’m on my way to Target too. I love those designs and I do like Method products. I also like the old bottle and love Violet in the sink:) ( I have a tuxedo cat too)

  • Christine Drumgoole
    September 11, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Too cute! Your ‘cat in the sink’ photo looks very much like my late Anabella. She too would cozy up in the sink. Thank you for sharing!

  • how2home
    September 12, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    Your kitty is too adorable. Mine loves sleeping in the sink and playing with the faucet ALL the time!

  • Mandorama
    September 13, 2012 at 1:01 pm

    I have saved the square dispenser too, Nicole! It is perfect for clumsy kid hands, as it is grounded enough that it doesn’t fall over as they firmly pump out 5-7 handfuls of soap at every hand washing. *sigh*

    Bring it back, Method!

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  • Whitney Catarella
    October 19, 2012 at 3:36 pm

    I totally just bought 10 bottles thanks to this post! So cute and great for Christmas gifts. :) Thx!