Goods & Gadgets

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Pooch With a View

Yup. At our house, we have no need for door bells. We know when neighbors are walking their dogs. We definitely know when the mail carrier has arrived. Our dog Klunkers has proudly taken on the house chore of K9 cop,

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Book Hook Bookmarks the Spot

The 21st century has definitely ushered in an iVolutionary change from hard copy books to digital...still, hardcore hardback readers still exist. Today's "DIY Goods, Gadgets, and Gizmos" pick, the Book Hook Bookmark, is for

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Book Review & Giveaway: "Simply Imperfect" is Simply Perfection

When I first picked up Robyn Griggs Lawrence's newest book, Simply Imperfect: Revisiting the Wabi-Sabi House, a study of the Japanese art of living called "wabi-sabi", I was quite intrigued, as I'd never before experienced nor been exposed to this design style or philosophy.

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Fiskars Momentum Push Reel Mower...Not My Grandpa's Mower

Simplicity is what many people are longing for these days and today's "DIY Goods, Gadgets, and Gizmos" is a push in the right direction (eh, hem...). The Fiskars Momentum Push Mower returns us to those quiet days of non-motorized, gas fume-free yard work with the added benefit of befriending the environment.

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iRetrofone Connects the Past to the Present

...in fact, it is a real functioning phone, compatible with Droids, Samsung Fascinata Galaxy, and iPhones, and uses bluetooth technology to boot!

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Video: iPad App Makes Home Design Easy To the Touch

The "iPandemic" is a true phenomenon and the new Home Design 3D application isn't helping matters. Available in nine languages for both the iPad and the iPhone and ranging from $4.99-$5.99, this little hand-held studio will have you picking out paint and fabric swatches,

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Super-Cool Hexagon Wall Tiles

Tucked away on a tree filled mountainside in Österbymo, Sweden lies a family business since 1946 called Träullit. They have developed today's "DIY Goods, Gadgets and Gizmos", a customizable and decorative hexagonal wall tile that is made from wood slivers (or "wool"), cement, and water.

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Rock Out With Chair Skis

This clever and oh, so simple product gave me an immediate chuckle when it first came across my desk a couple weeks ago; I felt confident it was destined to be one of our favorite "DIY Goods, Gadgets, and Gizmos".

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Cap Catcher Captures Caps!

There is now a practical and fabulously functional gadget that eliminates the "beer bunnies" typically left on kitchen counters, bar tops, floors, or even under sofa cushions.

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Cute Squirrel Tells You When to Water Your Plants

Everyone is going nuts over the Log & Squirrel: Self Watering Plant Pot, 2011's Thai Design Excellent and DEmark award winner, based on its design concept and that it is made from 100% recyclable materials.