Goods & Gadgets

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Functional Furniture Is Oh So Fun!

Funktional furniture, a union of funky and functional design, is the perfect decor marriage with very little risk of a breakup. Following many designers' adage that a room should always contain some element of humor and

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Green Goods To Celebrate Earth Day Month

I love products that make us feel good about ourselves. When it comes to considering our environmental footprints - our day to day impact on Mother Earth, it just makes good sense and is

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5 Sleek Storage Solutions For Your Schwinn

For those of us who live without the convenience and extra space of a garage, the hassle of storing our sports gear, and more specifically, our bicycles, often means sacrificing precious "moving-around-without-snagging-a-pant leg-or-tripping" room.

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Marvelously Hand-Made, Repurposed Present Ideas

There's something special about hand-made. The attention to detail, the vibrancy, and the quality workmanship all add up to something...well...special! Our first "Favorite Thing" is this beautiful wreath,

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DIY Coil Lamp

This year, with so many fabulous gift options to choose from in the world, (especially cyber-space), we've decided to highlight some of our favorite "home decor things" to make this year's holiday shopping a little easier.

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The Smart Thermostat

f someone told me back in the 80's that I'd own a "smart phone" one day, I'd have thought they were sci-fi nutty. Well, not only is this true today, (and I'm a total iPhone groupie-geek, by the way), but it looks like everything from our refrigerators, washers and dryers, and even vacuum cleaners are going "smart".

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Paper Culture's Eco-Cool Bamboo Wall Art

There's something happening in the specialty cards and paper biz that's very exciting. Paper Culture, an environmentally conscious online stationary store, is planting a tree for every order they receive. Yup, every one.

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Old Photo Slides Can Now See the Light of Day

About once a year, I enjoy rifling through the many crumpled and softened paper bags and shoe boxes of old photo slides my mom keeps way in the back of her closet. Unfortunately, I'm always forced to sit next to a light or window just to grab a glimpse of yesteryear captured

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Black & Decker Thermal Leak Detector

By now, most of the country is well into flip-flops and shorts season, contending with summer's heat and humidity by cooling off in their backyard or neighborhood pool, running through the sprinklers, or holing up in their air conditioned homes.

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Ties with a Natural Twist

These days many of us are overloaded with gadgets and overburdened by their connecting cables and cords. Though regular bread loaf ties can do the trick, Asian design team Lufdesign created the "Leaf Tie", a product that fuses industry with nature, using the simple, tried