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Great Kitchen Gadgets

Posted by editor On January - 9 - 2011

1. Spaghetti Scrubber

Ever since I do my own kefir yogurt making and learn not to wash the container or any tools for kefir yogurt making with soap or detergent because these good bacteria can’t stand the soap residue then I opt for a nylon scrubber. However I have difficulties finding this nylon scrubber recently in my local area, so I went online and found out about this great friendly spaghetti scrubber which is made from corn cobs and peach pits.

They made a good companion for doing scrubbing for your kitchen dishes or even other type of cleaning naturally and with less detergent since a small amount goes a long way inside this curly shaped material.It’s also very easy to dry making it mold resistant. If you want the gentle scrub go for the pink ones and if you want the more aggressive then get the yellow ones. for more info visit: Goodbye Detergent! To buy you can visit uncommongoods.com or theafternoon.com.

2. Scruba Gloves

I always wash my veggies even if it is a pre-washed packed salad greens. Sometimes when it comes to things like potatoes, carrots, radishes and other veggies that grows under the ground I found it hard to get rid of the dirt until I peel their skin off. I just learnt that peeling the skin off indeed rip off the vitamin I’ll get from these veggies so it’s better not to peel them off but wash them completely clean. I found out that scrub’a gloves designed by Danish designer will enable me to wash off all the dirt a lot quicker with less amount of water consume. To learn more you can visit their site at fabrikators. Scrub’a gloves also comes in adult and kid sizes.

3. Drosselmeyer Nutcracker

If Nuts cracking become a burdensome and messy chore then I hope drosselmeyer nutcracker able to help you solve that problem.

Drosselmeyer is the first handheld nutcracker to have a double lever action and a container to collect the shells. This award-winning design is widely regarded as the best and most powerful nutcracker on the market. It’s a quick, clean, and easy way to crack nuts. source.

Designed by Swedish design firm this sleek nutcracker has gained popularity as a must own kitchen gadget.


iPhone iPad calling iFans out there to embrace this iFurniture

Posted by editor On December - 30 - 2010

iPhone and iPad is the hype of the season, it makes the biggest sale for this Christmas season on eBay. Yes, there are other popular gadgets like kindle which is Amazon’s biggest sale this Christmas. However almost everyone admit they’re some what iPhoneatic!

Look at the design of this piece of furniture – it’s so iPad inspired.

Accidentally the rounded corner rectangles have been quite popular shape lately.
What next a rounded corner fashion wear? bags or shoes perhaps? I really wonder how that’d look like.

see more pictures.


Looking for furniture to decorate kids’ room?

Posted by editor On October - 23 - 2010

Not to worry too much these days selections for children room and furniture are amazing. I stumble upon a site that sell beautiful children furniture named Rosenberry Rooms when I am looking to buy for myself a white table for my home office. Here are some of my favorite picks:

Emma Treasures Mansion Bed

Emma Treasure Vanity Bench

Isabella Vanity Computer Desk

Princess Bed

Wooden hanging letter


Artistic Wall and Graphic Design for Interior Wall

Posted by editor On February - 15 - 2010

pictured above: installation for a living room

How do you like to be able to have a custom painted wall for your home? Maybe you’ve been dreaming about having it but can’t imagine how difficult it may be having to hire custom painter or artist to paint just one designated wall and not counting how long it’ll take them to be in and out your home, and the mess and the no-time issue.

I recently found this website called muralsyourway.com that make custom print really achievable in a very easy way – you can even user your own image, how cool is that to be able to personalized your home with your own picture collections?

The installation and removal process is as easy as wallpaper installation and the effect is custom graphic design art, custom photography, art or paintings that you like up on the wall of your designated space. See samples below – you can browse more ideas in muralsyourway.com.

Pictured above: Installation for a nursery room

Pictured above: Installation for a bedroom

Pictured above: another installation for a nursery room


ShelfTrack™ Shelving system, obtainable from Lowel’s, amazon.com or other distributor, may help you get organized without the need to rip your pocket. It is quite easy to install making this a perfect Do It Yourself project. This ShelfTrack Shelving system originally designed for closet in mind, however its flexibility and functionality allow to serve for other spaces in home such as home office that may require storage and organizational solution.

Here are basic look of the wire shelftrack shelving system:

The component you will need most is the horizontal steel bar (A) and the vertical steel bar with holes puched on it (B). Once you have this installed with a correct measurement that you want then everything else as simple as putting the shelf support (C) and the shelving on top of it. You may even customize to have shelving, drawers, shoe-rack, book-shelf, etc.

Here are some of the finish look:

Another good thing about shelftrack shelving system is that it can come with wood finish on it’s edge, so for those who are uneasy about the the bare wire look may opt for this option.

available from closetmaid.com

Have fun trying to get organize.


Stone Planter Zen Garden

Posted by editor On June - 16 - 2009

I found this amazing stone planter that will surely decorate garden and landscape the natural way with ZEN garden look and feel.

This harmonious garden idea is also used by Kim from “myles of style” HGTV TV show in her episode called “Tropical Outdoor Retreat” she created a living art wall full of succulent plant:

If you like this natural living art you may want to take a look at Zen Stone Planter’s website and blog. Aside from stone planter they have slate planters as well that give the old rustic look with a simple form.


Product Design – Bed Styles

Posted by editor On June - 11 - 2009

So many ideas for bed design out there, enjoy my favorites among the many styles of bed design:

very modular and flexible molecular bed acting just like the title says =)
this bed is designed by Animi Causa.

Designed by Guido Rosati for Saba Italia, the scoop sofa bed. Semi circular shapes combine into one will make the bed for you or your guest and if separated will still keep a trendy sofa form for the living room – nicely designed to serve its function.

The “fantasy coach bed” a creation inspired by fairy grandmother’s magic from Cinderella story. This bed will surely make your little daughter feel like a princess with its $47,000 price tag.

Created by Italian designer Andrea Lucatello. The hanging bed comes in many colors and sizes. This bed certainly give illusion of hanging although it’s not necessarily floating in the air. Cost from $5,864

LOMME (Light Over Matter Mind Evolution) bed is created to achieve rejuvenation sleeping experience through its special shape design based on thorough research and study.



Funky Eclectic Chandelier Design

Posted by editor On May - 27 - 2009

Various chandelier designs for a casual furnishing to achieve funky or eclectic effect for an interior space. The first one is designed by Rodi Graumans known as 85 lamp chandelier ( £1,485.00) the second one is called Linea chandelier, the black wireframe chandelier (£138.95) and the rest are known as gypsy chandelier one being colorful (£85.00) and the other one is white in color (£95.00).



SelfShelf An Invisible Shelving

Posted by editor On May - 27 - 2009

These invisible shelving will add an eclectic modern touch to your room interior. To make it appear invisible the designer created these shelves to resembles thick book that can be attached to the wall, hence camouflage the effect of floating books on walls. Dimensions for this fake book shelf: 22 cm x 15 cm x 2,5 cm available in yellow, blue, red for approximately £20.00 each from ductchbydesign.com.


Indoor Deck Room

Posted by editor On May - 19 - 2009

Summer is quite my favorite season because I love the warmth weather. However in some countries like Autralia June and July is the reverse it’s winter season there. So for a place like Australia, where the Summer comes in December (and in some places even filled with giant flies species) then perhaps an indoor deck might be a real treat to get a comfort over such situation. The picture above showing a deck ussage in an indoor environment. Sometimes when we think of  a deck we often think of it as an outdoor component. However if you see the above celebrity’s house’s inddor deck room then you will see how it can make a nice transitional room between indoor and outdoor spaces.



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