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If you love dogs or any animal for that matter, you’d love this. Masakazu Hori has come up with these dog-shaped benches (inspired by Labrador Retriever, Bulldog, Dachshund and Chihuahua), lighting as well as fruit stand. Need I say more?


With this Blood Bath Shower Gel you can now bathe yourself in true horror movie style, and recreate your favourite scenes from Dracula or Psycho with this ultra realistic bag of blood shower gel. Forget about Cocoa Butter and Honey Jojoba, all the vampires nowadays are washing in cherry scented bags of blood shower gel. Get yours here.

This design of multisided, edge-shaped eraser is easier to use then most conventional erasers due to its ability to erase narrow and small areas where most erasers cannot reach. After continuous usage, it becomes rounder like the pebbles along the shore.

The ideas came from the fact that edgy stones endure a long journey down the river to the ocean shore. Along the way, the edges are curved into irregular shapes. Won the Gold award for  2009 Taiwan International Design Competition. Available in black, white and grey here.

Hand-crafted in an Indonesian farming village, Toys for the Soul follow the best sustainable practices in terms of materials and production. The set consists of a yoyo, spinner, and hole-stick-toys from Singgih Kartono‘s childhood which he has redesigned by simplifying their form and enhancing them with the use of fine wood. Made from mahogany and rosewood, it’s available here.

321 Water is a specially designed, re-usable water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter, so you can fill it from any tap to produce fresh, filtered water. Manufactured in Australia, the environmental impact of this product has been carefully considered at every stage of its life cycle from design, to manufacturing, to the way it is used, as well as its disposal at the end of life. It’s BPA-free, dishwasher safe, environmentally friendly and re-usable.

The bad news – they are not in production yet. The people at 321 Water need commitment from 10,000 people so they can start the production process to deliver the bottles by the end of June 2010.

Organic gourmet shortbread cookies from Botanical Bakery. Each one is hand rolled, hand cut and hand packaged. Comes in 6 flavours – Cinnamon Basil, LemonThyme, Cardamom, Fennel Pollen, Lavender and Ginger Squared. Don’t you just love the beautiful packaging as well?

The collaboration between designer Chen Chun-Hao and artist Huang To-En have resulted in this traditional yet modern pair of bamboo glasses for the Yii collection, which is the Taiwan Craft Research Institute to stimulate creative dialogue between Taiwanese designers and craftsmen. These lightweight eyeglasses borrow the features and silhouette of furniture from the Ming dynasty which is recognized for its elegant and minimalistic design. The glasses are made entirely from bamboo with a patented hinge design developed by Huang To-En.

Pil by Tim Wigmore is a pendant lamp that looks good in any space – bedroom, bathroom, open atrium, or cosy lounge. Made with hand turned logs from New Zealand’s Southland forests, and artisan blowen glass, Pil marries old-school craftsmanship with cutting-edge LED lighting technology to produce a beautifully rich sculptural piece. Comes in silver beech timber or cherry beech timber.

Tim Wigmore

If you like to eat and look at pictures of food as much as I do, this website is a treat! And it’s not even a food site. Teri Lyn Fisher Photography does these awesome shoots that features food, food and what else, more food! She had me salivating from page 1…..

Teri Lyn Fisher Photography

Today, Mr B woke me up with the saddest news. Our beloved cat, Chicane had passed on. He lived a full, happy life and to us, he was more than just a cat. He was a member of our family and we will miss him dearly.

Would we get another pet in the future? At this moment, the answer is a resounding no. The heartwrenching pain that comes with losing a loved one, whether it’s a pet or not is too much to bear. I’m still in shock and I don’t know how much of a train wreck I”ll be when the grief sets in. Right now, I’m just living for the present. Rest in peace, my little baby. You will always be in our hearts.

Our beloved Chicane


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