Thursday, 18 December 2008

SteamLight Clamp with a touch dimmer knob

Insane. An adjustable light fixture, dimmable simply by touching the knob on the cord.

Yes, it's made from a stainless steel steamer, and you can adjust the lampshade as you can imagine. Several different versions of this lamp are available. None suitable for dinner preparation, however, but would be lovely for ambient light by which you might eat your dinner.

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

too busy to write a proper entry...

Luckily, Tina did it for me!

I'm in the last stages of Knitty magazine production for the winter issue and my tush? It hoits. It hoits a laaaat.

I could use a pair of these lovely plush blue things. Ow. Did I mention it hoits?

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Poking box

I adore Japanese culture, and Japanese toys doubly so. This is a poking box. It exists solely for you to stick your finger in it and poke the little animated characters and annoy them. Supposedly it even feels like you're touching them. Click on the link to see a video of the thing in action.

It sneezes on your finger, dude. What could I possibly say that's funnier than that?

Monday, 8 December 2008

Moonlight Fluke Ukulele

This is a Fluke ukulele. Mostly polycarbonate construction but with a [reportedly] very good sound and could it be any cuter? I don't think so. In shimmery moonlight blue. If I had a spare $200, this would be on its way to my house. Right now.

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Treku Bookcase

We live in a small house, with rabbits. The rabbit portion of that sentence is important: it tells anyone who's ever lived with rabbits why we can't have normal furniture [or if we do buy something nice, why it won't stay unnibbled past the first week].

This bookshelf, at a mere $1,126, is reasonably bunnyproof. The bottom is steel, and the shelves start above our rabbits' average nibble height.

Ironic that it's from a company called "Design Within Reach", because the rabbits wouldn't agree. [Also, this find alerted me to the knowledge that there is a DWR store in Toronto. Sigh.]

Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Liberty of London Fuchsia Ianthe Notebook

When the hub and I visited London last fall, a stop at Liberty was one of the highlights. For hub, oysters at the bar. For me, handling gorgeous things I could never dream of buying like this leather journal. The small one is only £45. [Ack.]

Beautifully made, leather bound, and worth every penny. And this picture is as close as I'll probably ever get to having one near my computer.

Monday, 1 December 2008

Fairmont Gold Robe

I saw a robe very much like this in person at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, but it was even lusher and $160. This one is almost as nice, only $110, and has a thick shawl collar trimmed in braid and a generous 64" wrap.

Someone please buy this for me. I could make room in the house, really I could.