Friday, October 23, 2015

Thinking of a Christmas Gift? Check Out This Diamond Christmas Snow Globe


Holidays are around the corner and it is time to update your holiday shopping list. One of the items you should consider adding to this year’s list is the world’s first Diamond Christmas Snow Globe crafted by Leah Andrews. Known as “Queen of Snow Globes”, Andrews has made a name for herself by designing unique snow globes for celebrities and some of the wealthiest people around the world. Thanks to luxury launches site VeryFirstTo.com now you have the opportunity own a custom-designed snow globe with “diamond snow” for yourself or to give as presents.


Leah Andrews’ long history of making unique snow globes include designing and producing 300 snow globes for the entire cast and crew of Quentin Tarantino’s upcoming chart-buster “The Hateful Eight”. Comedian Steve Martin commissioned her to design a custom snow globe for him. That’s not all, Craig Ferguson, the British-born talk show host used one of her globes in the final scene of the final episode of the “Late Late Show”.


The custom made globes offered by VeryFirstTo will feature ten diamonds, each weighing 0.07 carat. Five of them will be pinned to the interior while the other five will remain loose and scattered inside the globe. When you turn the globe upside down loose diamonds are ready to sparkle and twinkle for you. The fully customizable snow globe comes with a base that can get engraved with a personal message and they also suggest putting your family crest there.


About her latest venture Leah Andrews says, “Each Snow Globe is hand sculpted and painted by my snow globe design and production company. I have worked with all kinds of materials but never with diamonds. This is a truly unprecedented initiative.”
The Diamond Christmas Snow Globe pricing starts at $5,000 (£3,270/ €4,490).


Thursday, October 22, 2015

Johnnie Walker Blue Label and Tumi Introduces Limited Edition Tasting Case


With the holiday season around the corner, the search for finding perfect gifts for loved ones has already started. Well, this time how about treating yourself with a classy gift that you can flaunt when your friends visit your place for a drink or two? Here is your golden opportunity as Johnnie Walker Blue Label and TUMI have joined hands to introduce a cool limited edition tasting kit. Dubbed the TUMI x Johnnie Walker Blue Label case, the tasting kit will surely make your home a cool place to hang out during the holidays.


Inspired by the rare casks which are selected to create the Johnnie Walker Blue Label, the Scotch whisky brand and the hi-end luggage manufacturer have worked on every little detail to produce the special holiday kit. A limited edition of just 65 cases is available which are crafted by a group of talented Italian artisans over the period of a year.


The dark blue leather carry case is laser-etched with TUMI logo and is designed to fit a 750ml Johnnie Walker Blue Label bottle. It comes with two premium rocks glasses supported by slide in-and-out nickel plated leather squares which also doubles as coasters. A stainless steel ice bucket and tongs are also included in the package. Buyers will get an option to custom engrave the face of the bottle as per their likings.


With only 65 units offered, the TUMI x Johnnie Walker Blue Label tasting kit is now available for purchase with a price tag of $5,000 at Tumi.com and select Tumi retail stores in New York and California.

Wash Away The Dark Side With Star Wars Shower Heads


The upcoming Star Wars is really a huge deal to Disney. How do you tell besides the obvious? Well, you know it when Star Wars merchandize transcends beyond toys and video games, and start popping up as commercial jet and the latest, as showerheads. Yup. You heard that right. Showerheads. Finally, fans can have their Star Wars fix even while showering and bathe in the galaxy far, far away style with two designs: Darth Vader and R2-D2.


Made by showerhead innovator Oxygenics, both showerheads features anti-clog nozzles, 3 powerful (of course!) spray settings with patented Oxygenics technology, and 2 GPM flow rate.


Apart from the obvious design difference between Lord Vader and R2-D2, the two showerheads also differ in use: Darth Vader is a handheld sprayer, complete with a 6’ long hose, while R2-D2 is a fixed showerhead, and Vader is larger too, at 6” diameter, as opposed R2’s 4” diameter. Clearly, these showerheads are must-haves for fans, and if the fictional galaxy exists, they are sure to be in demand by Vader and the cute droid’s worshippers.


Though it is worthy to note that bathing in Vader’s tears (or spits, depending on which shower mode you chose) will not bestow with unspeakable Force. Also, R2 won’t making any cute noises, nor will it project holographic of Princess Leia pleading for help while you shower. Now for the real good news: you can actually acquire the Oxygenics Star Wars Showerhead from Bed, Bath & Beyond for $24.99 for the R2 version, or $29.99 for the Vader variety.


PuraKai Clothing Wants To Clean Up The Ocean By Selling T-Shirts Made Of Beer Bottles


Beer lovers, you owe it to the world to wear the Beer Bottle Shirt. But don’t worry. It won’t make you look like a walking beer bottle. In fact, you won’t even know that the handsome tee on your back is actually made from used plastic beer bottles. What?! They can do that? Well, apparently, startup PuraKai Clothing just did. Collaborating with Patrick Mills in North Carolina,


Beer Bottle Shirt is made from Patrick Mills’s Earth Spun Yarn, a material born out of recycled plastic beer bottles and if you ask me, it sure makes a lot of sense to me. Why? Each year, over 50 billion plastic bottles are used in the US and only 31 percent of the lot gets recycled. This means landfills and even oceans, gets 69 percent of the ‘waste’. Now, that’s not exactly a good thing.


While recycling effort so far is a good, it just isn’t enough and asking people to use less plastic is simply not a practical approach (actually, more like impossible). PuraKai decided that it is high time to do something to improve the situation. That said, the more Beer Bottle Shirt they sell, the more plastic beer bottles will be recycled. It’s a win-win situation for the company, the consumers and the environment in general. The company can earn something out of it, while consumers can wear something that’s minimalist and stylish and get to reduce the number of plastics going to landfills, or worst, get swept into the ocean.


In case you think trash getting into ocean is no big deal and will “disappear” in no time, well, actually they do disappear, but likely to be swallowed by marine animals that may end up on the our table as food. And so yeah, we pretty much eating the plastic, and any associated toxins that come with it, thanks to our frivolous use of plastic and irresponsible handling of trash. That’s not to say beer lovers are solely responsible for this alarming environment threat; but being a country packed with beer enthusiasts and concerts where beer in plastic bottles are consumed, it makes perfect sense to act on this segment. Besides, it will alleviate the guilt of concert-going, beer-gulping folks the next time they take a sip.


But how much saving are we talking about? Nearly seven 20 oz plastic bottles, that’s how much and on top of that, it will save 18 quarts of water since the fabric doesn’t need to be dye – the fabric colors come from the plastic itself. PuraKai Clothing has bought this awesome idea to Kickstarter where you will be able to pre-order Beer Bottle Shirt or Beanie (with bottle opener) for $30-$35. If all goes as planned, i.e. it gets funded, then you should be seeing your order at your doorstep by December.


Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Loopy Case: The smart, not crazy, phone case for parents with their hands full


Every iPhone case serves to protect the phone it wraps in an unfortunate event of drops, but there’s one case out there that wants to do more protection; it wants to prevent dropping from happening in the first place. We are talking about Loopy Case, a rare breed of iPhone case that has an interchangeable, but sturdy loop (it hold up to 10 lbs!) on its back for your fingers, so you can hold it without worrying about accidentally dropping it.


The case itself is of dual layer TPU that’s crack and chip resistant; a super shock-absorbent interior and full frame bumper with raised lip further adds to the protection – all while adding just 3mm to your device.


Loopy Case promised easy-to-press buttons out-of-the-box and it has oversized audio and charge ports to ensure fitment of third-party accessories. I know most folks will think this is just another case. Well, both yes and no. Yes, it will do the job of protecting the phone from misfortunes like bumps, drops and scratches, but with the loop, it makes handling the phone a lot more secure even when you are not using it.


The loop here is what makes Loopy Case so special; you can grab your Loopy Case-equipped iPhone even when your hands are full without ever worrying about dropping it. While it’s durable enough to let you have a hold on your phone (and using it one-handed), the loop is soft enough to be ‘deformed’ when you slip the device into the tightest pocket. And it can even double as a kickstand too, whenever you need it to be.


Want one? Well, that’s the thing. Loopy Case is yet to be a reality. The product is ready to hit the line, but it needs fund to do that. The team, who is not new to design and making phone cases, btw, is using Kickstarter to raise the money needed. If you want to see Loopy Case becomes a product you can buy, you can pre-order it for $29-$35, depending on how soon you act on it.



Thursday, October 15, 2015

Infento Offers Transformable Transportation For Kids As They Grow


Infento is the brainchild of Spencer Rotting and Sander Letema, two Dutch designers that wanted to revolutionize the toy industry. They were inspired by Lego and Meccano, and brought the “build it yourself” concept to rides for kids. The main idea is that your child and you build and customize his/her own ride just the way he/she wants it.


This inspires your child to be creative and get involved in the production process with teamwork. This changes your child’s mindset from a consumer to a maker, which is, some of us would say, one of the most important life lessons. From toddler to teenager, Infento teaches children to be proactive and imaginative.


Infento offers a vast number of kits with all the materials and manuals necessary to build a ride from scratch. A cool design feature is that the whole construction can be done with a single hex key. Also, the manuals are child-friendly and easy to interpret. If you and your kid are feeling creative, you can forego the manuals completely and build your own original ride. Your imagination is the only limitation for the Infento. The various kits come with a wide range of wheels and even skis, so you can make sleds and snow based rides.


Infento’s multi-functional and reusable parts are built in compliance with two criteria, safety and durability. That is why the connecting parts are made from high-quality aluminum giving the ride an exceptional structural security. Infento  maintains that any ride constructed with their parts can withstand the weight of an adult, although they recommend that grownups stick to helping with the build, and let their kids have all the fun.


All the other parts are quality made and child-friendly. For instance, Infento opted for a tooth belt instead of a chain for the pedals because of the added safety.
Infento is currently on Kickstarter. It has surpassed the initial goal of $ 50,000 by more than 6 times that amount giving insight into the project’s quality and popularity.



Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit


With the Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit, you won’t have to start a fire with primitive tools, you can do it with class. Zippo has established itself as one of the most known lighter manufacturer, because both of their effectiveness and coolness factor, and they have applied these features to the Emergency Fire Starter Kit. Featuring a rugged design, this fire starter kit provides excellent reliability and durability, as it is fully water-resistant and is capable of starting a fire in a matter of seconds.



Some of you might doubt the use of kits such as this, but even well-experienced survivalists can’t start a fire from the first try with primitive tools. So, if you happen to be in a situation in which you are required to start a fire on your own, it’s better to have a tool which you can trust. And because the Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit comes with 4 waxed tinder sticks and a flint wheel ignition system, you can put your trust in it.


The way it’s used is rather simple; all you have to do is remove a tinder stick, place it on actual tinder (dry leaves, branches or anything else that can burn and provide heat) and make a spark or two with the flint wheel. After that close the lid so that  the flint doesn’t get wet for subsequent uses (the tinder sticks are also water-resistant). The Emergency Fire Starter Kit has a bright orange color which looks great but it can also help you find it sooner if you happen to misplace it while outdoors.


The Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit is an affordable and reliable way to make sure you start a fire with absolute ease while on your outdoor adventures. And when you run out of tinder sticks which come with this fire starter kit, additional ones are just a click or tap away.


Interested customers can now purchase The Zippo Emergency Fire Starter Kit - here

Spend the Night with Six Million Corpses! – Halloween in Paris Catacombs


Looking for something special, so scary and bloodcurdling this Halloween? What do you think to spend a night in the world’s largest grave – Paris’ famous catacombs, the final resting place of 6 million souls?


Airbnb is running a contest that will give two lucky people the chance to experience this unusual journey in the bowels of Paris! Those lucky and brave enough will get a “real bed”, dinner with private concert and breakfast.


“Before bedtime, a storyteller will have you spellbound with fascinating tales from the catacombs, guaranteed to produce nightmares. Finally, enjoy dawn with the dead, as you become the only living person ever to wake up in the Paris catacombs.”


For an unforgettable Halloween, you just have to tell the host before midnight October 20th why you think you’re brave enough to sleep in the catacombs.
The prize is open to couples and friends, 2 people maximum.
The catacombs, 20 meters under the sewer and Metro, lures some 500,000 visitors a year. It has already been rented out to film crews and for fashion shows.


For centuries, this place have been an oasis of peace, silence, and permanent slumber for the Who’s Who of Paris, hosting celebrities like Francois Rabelais, Jean de la Fontaine, Charles Perrault, Lavoisier, and Robespierre. Also, Charles X, Francois 1er and even Napoleon the 3rd were prestigious royal visitors.


Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Weehoo IGo Turbo Bike Child Trailer


Weehoo is famous for their bicycle trailers for children, like the iGo Venture and the iGo Two. Their newest design in 2015 is the iGo Turbo, a streamlined, improved version of their trailers. Now it is possible for you to go on amazing bike trips with your kid following you in toe (or more precisely, wheel).


Like other Weehoo models, the iGo Turbo is a single wheel bicycle trailer that is outfitted with pedals, so your child can join you in propelling the bike forward while enjoying the view.
The 2015 model has an improved main frame, that has a curved connection arm to accommodate most bike models. It also has a more ergonomic and comfortable, padded seat and safer pedals with straps. Weehoo has also provided included panniers positioned on each side of the wheel for added cargo capacity. The whole trailer weighs just 27lb which makes it easier to pull around.


The padded seat has a 3-point harness and hand grips for a greater sense of security and can be adjusted easily and without tools. Another safety feature is the enclosed sprocket and chain. The iGo Turbo can seat kids from 2 to 9 years old and has a maximum weight capacity of 80lb. Weehoo also offers a variety of additional accessories (like the rain cover canopy) for the iGo that are sold separately.


Just strap your kid in, and you both can go on an awesome adventure, be it on busy city streets or a forest track. The iGo Turbo makes bike riding with your children engaging, fun and most importantly, safe.


Interested customers can now purchase The Weehoo IGo Turbo Bike Child Trailer - here

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