…covers the city, atleast for a little while before it turns into blown sludgey-sludge. In NYC alone, we have seen foot upon foot of snow fall in January. I have been living here about 5 years now, and this is the most snow i’ve ever witnessed. Being a native Canadian, I LOVE IT, but many New Yorkers are grumbling at this inconvenient precipitation.
Happy 2011, 5 Things readers! Here is the first of many posts for the year. And to start the year off right, there is a bonus 6th thing if you look real close!! xx
This is a very neat product. A timer you place in your shower, and you can measure how much water you use everyday. This is also a great way to teach children about water usage, and make them aware of it. It can be difficult to approximate how much water you actually send down the drain, so I welcome this device to help us make better decisions. One question though – how do you measure baths…anyone?
12 Watt Endura LED Bulb
I took a trip to Home Depot on Friday to pick up a power strip (since I live in an apartment built in the 1930′s with only 1 outlet per room!) and saw these on the shelf. I love the concept, I love the idea of buying bulbs more as keep items than disposables – I really do…but for $40? I don’t know guys. If I was to put one in each fixture in my apartment – that would put me back atleast $200 – and I live in a studio. Some people just don’t have that sort of cash. I would rather spend that $40 to buy groceries for the week! Also, how long would it take for me to make back that $200 in my electricity bill? How many YEARS? Many people live paycheck to paycheck…especially in this high-rent city. Come back to me when you got something EVERYONE can afford Philips. But – your on the right track for sure!
Cumulus Glass Blown Ornament
by CIAV (Centre International d”Art Verrier) in Meisenthal, France
When I first saw this I thought : what a different twist on a holiday ornament. Then once I started looking into the CIAV in France, I thought wow! This hand blown ornament and the place it is made has so much history. As sighted on Wikipedia, the village of Meisenthal has been making hand blown glass ornaments since the early 18th century and some say this is where they were invented. And by looking at some of their precious made items, I believe it.
Cell Phone Concept
designed by Stefano Giovannoni for Alessi & Iida
I love love love Alessi. I’m pretty sure I have talked about them incessantly on here before. So let me do it again. Ha. I feel like they made design fun and playful again. Especially Stefano Giovannoni. Have you seen his recent cell phone concept for Iida & Alessi? He makes the cell phone into somewhat of a living creature, and friend. All the basic cell phone functions (charging, plugging in headphones, turning off, turning on, docking-) is brought to life with Stefano’s design. It becomes a person, a life form. Which let’s face it, as much as we use our phones – they are pretty much alive already! You gotta check this out…LOVE!
designed by Skip Hop
While walking home one night, my boyfriend Phillip spotted this in the window of retail giant Buy Buy Baby. It’s funny how your loved ones always know what you will like before you do Hare is a cute little bunny who’s ears come off as a hairbrush and comb for baby! There is also a mirror in the base. How simple and neat is this? I don’t have any babies, but i think I want this anyways. My bathrooms already looking crazy colorful with my Frog Pod shower caddy by boon & Merdolino toilet brush once again by Mr. Giovannoni. Ack!
Tubeless Toilet Paper!
**This is the secret 6th Thing for the month…the toilet paper roll in my background! Did you hear that Scott is coming out with a tube-less toilet paper roll? C’est fantastique! I would definitely buy that. What a simple concept that took so long to happen. Go Scott go!