Monthly ArchivesAugust 2008

LE BEANOCK image

What’s more comfortable a beanbag chair or a hammock? Le Beanock! Designer Tracie Herrtage took these two nap-worthy ideas and combined them into a trendy piece of furniture. It’s more of a loft, attic, or outdoor piece in my opinion though. I’d imagine it would look a bit frumpy in a space with low ceilings. In any case, it’s an invention to incite the masses to bring back nap time, so I’m in.

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SMART RECHARGEABLE USB BATTERIES image

I was cruising some random websites today and came across this cool rechargeable USB battery by Moixa Energy Ltd. It works much like any other rechargeable on the market except you can plug it in to any computer via USB port to charge. That’s right- no more fishing around for some bulky charger you likely had to pay extra for. Here’s a fun fact: more than 15 billion batteries are chucked each year! We (myself included) are a horrible society filled with remote control junkies who pretend to be green. Now make amends by buying yourself some of these bad boys. Wait a sec….does calling people wasteful and then advising them to buy more make me a hypocrite? Oh right, ...

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BRAZEN-LICIOUS BLING image

Anyone that has seen me in the past 6 months has likely spotted my Brazen bling. My long cutout leaf necklace from Brazen has been the staple of my accessory wardrobe since I got it. That says a lot coming from someone who designed jewelry for 4 years (with co-brain Shermine Sawalha). The girl behind the magic is Rachel Rachna Dhawan, a dear friend of mine from back in the Concordia/FASA/Art Matters days. Her pieces are handmade, trendy, and in a word- fabulous. To get your own, visit Brazen’s Website.

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