I am a huge fan of method. I love their mission (“To inspire a happy and healthy home revolution.”), their dedication to provide their customers with environmentally conscious products and the clean modern look of their packaging. They had me at grapefruit with this hand wash, nothing perks me up like the fresh clean scent of citrus. You can find method at Whole Foods and Target or visit their site today for a complete listing of retailers.
I bought my iPhone 4S from AT&T at Kaahumanu Center and decided to pick up a case at the same time. I spotted the quirkiest bird print by Tad Carpenter by Casemate that has both a hard shell and an inner silicone shell for extra protection. I read up on the illustrator who is also a designer and teacher in Kansas City and became an instant fan. Carpenter’s work makes my inner child giggle and do cartwheels. I decided to pick up one more case, the whale print, because it reminds me of one of the reasons I love Maui…whale season. Each winter, Maui is the vacation destination for our beautiful and playful humpbacks.
We all have those little everyday moments that annoy us. One of mine is each time I play musical plugs on the power strip. The design of the basic power strip is not only unattractive, it’s also inflexible and ineffective. The pivot power strip is a game changer. This strip is adjustable as each outlet pivots so that it can be arranged in multiple configurations to accommodate oversized plugs and hard to reach spots. The pivot power strip was invented by Jake Zien and brought to life by Quirky. What’s Quirky? It’s a company that has a unique and intriguing approach to bringing innovative products to the market. Do you have a problem and an idea on how to solve it? Submit your idea to Quirky. If selected, your product idea will go through a design, development, testing and marketing research process which involves their team of ace designers and the ultimate consumers, the Quirky community. Not only can you submit invention ideas but you can also participate in the development process through their site; it’s product development gone social. I first spotted the pivot power strip at the MomaStore but you can also order directly from Quirky or pick one up at Office Max.
This Kate Spade iPad case has that midcentury Palm beach vibe. The image is a vintage snapshot rescued from a flea market. I love that the lounging ladies seem so relaxed yet so immaculate at the same time from their modest one-piece suits to their “done” hairdos.
All images via merchants’ online shop.