Thursday, December 13, 2007

Unique and Fun gift ideas - Buy now, Buy here

RECYCLED GLASS BOTTLE PLATTERS
Made from 100 percent recycled glass, these wine bottle-shaped platters will provide a lovely backdrop to the cheese, crackers, fruits or vegetables you serve at your next wine tasting party. Each piece undergoes an 8-hour process to emerge as a one-of-a-kind platter. These striking platters also shed new light on candles, give spoons a rest and make for an interesting butter dish. Choose from cobalt blue or green. Spreader included.

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RECORD COASTERS
Made of labels cut from the center of classic vinyl records, these hi-fi home furnishings will be a hit with any music lover. The discs are sealed so moisture won't seep through to the surface. Comes in a set of six assorted labels packed in a clear, round case.

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SASSY HOROSCOPE TILE
A great birthday gift for the astrological junkie who can't get enough or the zodiac novice who wants to know more, these amusing clay horoscope tiles list a myriad of not-so-flattering qualities for each sign. Easily hung on the wall.

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GLASS WATER FAUCET
Have that one room in your house that's thirsty for style? This glass and metal faucet sculpture is sure to quench that thirst. Eyes will make double-takes as the flowing glass "water" will confound your guests.

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WHATEVER CLOCK
What time is it? What time does it have to be done by? What time are you supposed to be there? Sometimes, you just have to say "Whatever." There's no need to fall in lockstep with the regimens of the bustling bodies outside: With this "whatever" clock you can reject their meticulous punctualities and chronological obsessions, and just say that one word that can answer all their questions. The "whatever" clock can be mounted on any wall.

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GLOBAL WARMING MUG
Sure to be a topical topic of conversation, this mug shows off the adverse effects of that annoying global warming. Just pour in a hot cup of coffee, and the ocean starts to spread across the continent as ice caps melt and water levels rise. A pleasant reminder to take care of the planet and knock down your carbon dioxide emission.

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JAMES THE BOOKEND
Never fear, James is here! This handy, rugged man of a bookend will keep your favorite tomes in place while providing a clever visual accent to your bookshelves. Constructed of durable natural rubber in your choice of red or black, James is just the guy to protect your volumes of Russian classics and contemporary poetry.

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REINDEER WALL CLOCK
Delivery of all those presents requires promptness, so reindeers have to have a real knack for precise knowledge of the time. Handmade from recycled kitchen pieces, this guy has just that knack, and he adds cheer and timely information each time you catch sight of him.

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LIGHTMARE LED WATCH
Don't let it's sleek blank face fool you. With the press of a button, the Lightmare Watch swirls to life with a flash of red lights displaying the time. The Lightmare watch with plastic strap is set up similar to a round clock face, but with a large inner dot as the hour hand and small outer dot as the minute hand. The four small LEDs at the center represent the single minutes between each of the five-minute increments, and the two very small dots in the bottom center represent AM or PM.

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PLAYMATE CHESS SET
Even if you can't tell a pawn from a bishop, you'll get a kick out of this cheerful chess set. Beginners and grandmasters alike will have a hard time keeping a straight face while playing with the kooky molded rubber pieces. The colorful grinning men seem to enjoy every move as they jump from dot to dot on their mod playing board. A great way to introduce kids to the game. Chess has never been this much fun! Carrying case included.

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PERIODIC TABLE SHOWER CURTAIN
Learn while you lather! Why waste time mindlessly staring at white tile, when you could be refreshing your memory on the atomic number of Rhodium? Looking every bit like the poster from your 3rd period Chemistry lesson, this vinyl shower curtain adds a colorful touch of "class" to the bathroom. A fun way to help kids study - or a clever decoration for science fans - this waterproof curtain is the ideal companion to the shower's blast of H2O. Rinse before installation.

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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

First Rotating Skyscraper


Dubai is now experience a constantly changing skyline. The Underwater Hotel and the Islands shaped like palm trees have been featured in this blog before. This time it’s yet another wonder. “A Rotating Skyscraper, dancing to the tunes of the wind “ Truly amazing.
Read the whole story
http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/wind-power-rotating-skyscraper/

Friday, December 7, 2007

Design Tip- 06


Try a New Hue
Ready to take the plunge and saturate a room in an exciting new hue? Before committing to expensive upholstery or fixtures, try living with it in small doses first. Decorative pillows and throws can provide good clues in the living room while a new tablecloth can serve the same purpose in a dining room or an eat-in-kitchen. In a bedroom, the same can be accomplished with a new set of sheets. The bottom line: Start slowly and work up to the level of color that you're comfortable with.

Thursday, December 6, 2007

Undeniably Extravagant




Hansamurano is a milestone in bathroom fitting design. Chrome, glass and an entirely new and innovative water experience turn it into a unique expression of modern bathroom culture. In order to experience Hansamurano in an even more fascinating they offer you an electronic variant. Hansamurano E functions using the most modern of non-contact sensor techniques. When the hand nears the sensor, positioned in the middle of the glass bowl, the water begins to flow. The water flow ceases automatically after an individually adjustable time or as a result of a renewed disengagement of the sensor.

Wish I had that !!!



Matlo

Terra cotta water vessel with diatomite filters, brass tap and enameled tripod stand. The terra cotta cools the water by up to 14 degrees through a natural evaporative process.
Designer: Doshi Levien

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Fengshui tip for the day


Yin colors

Blue:Blue color according to Feng Shui has yin energy. It is calm and soothing. This color has great significance in Feng Shui as it reflects love as it heals and relaxes. Blue creates a feeling of peace and trust. Since it is the color of the sea and sky, Feng Shui associates it with adventure and exploration. Navy blue is the color of intellect and wisdom. So consider using these colors in a bedroom or in a study. Also bring it in the form of wall color, art, or decor items.

Design Tip- 05






Cooling Off
Just as warm colors can raise the temperature of a room, cool hues can drop it by a few degrees. Think of solarium, surrounded with windows, that's almost too warm to appreciate. Or maybe a second floor office or attic-bedroom where the heat consistently rises. In these cases and others like it, cool colors can come to the rescue, especially those on the lighter side. In the blue family, consider the color of the sky. Or look toward the colors of the Caribbean-in their palest from at the water's edge and gradually getting darker as you move farther out. To take another cue from Mother Nature, consider assorted greens, as well. Leafy greens have springtime-fresh appeal, while celery shades are more subtle. In all cases, through, couple the cool colors with at least a touch of icy white; it not only will give you a crisp finish but will also provide more chill to the space.