The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: The Dyson DC25 All Floors Vacuum

The Dyson DC25 All Floors ($500) is an upright Dyson Ball vacuum for every floor type. Unlike traditional wheeled vacuums that can only go in a straight line, the Dyson Ball turns on a dime for greater maneuverability. This futuristic floor cleaner is stunning to look at but I was curious if it worked asContinue reading “The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: The Dyson DC25 All Floors Vacuum”

The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: The Little Giant Select Step Ladder

It’s that time of year to hang Christmas decorations and in a few weeks take them all down. I was thinking about this as I was wobbling on our flimsy 2 rung step ladder stringing up holiday lights. The time had come for a more professional grade step-ladder that could handle all the tasks aroundContinue reading “The Fire Wire 2010 Holiday Gift Guide: The Little Giant Select Step Ladder”

The Limited Edition Eames Hang-It-All

In August 2010, Herman Miller, Inc. introduced this limited edition Hang-It-All ($249) made with a black frame and solid walnut balls. This special item brings a sophisticated twist to the classic multi-colored version, and it will be in production for only a few months, ending in early 2011. In the mid-1940s, Charles and Ray EamesContinue reading “The Limited Edition Eames Hang-It-All”

The Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light Designed By Yves Behar

With a nature-inspired design by Yves Behar, the Ardea personal light ($379) is simple, trim and infinitely adjustable. Its compact fluorescent technology is energy efficient. Placed on a side table, end table or home-office desktop, Ardea lets you direct light right where you need it — on paperwork, a keyboard or a good book. This strikingContinue reading “The Herman Miller Ardea Personal Light Designed By Yves Behar”

If You Buy It, They Will Come

You can now own a major piece of movie memorabilia by purchasing the Field of Dreams Farm ($5.4 million). This 193-acre property includes the baseball field and two-bedroom, 1.5 bath farmhouse seen in the 1989 film, two souvenir stands, and six other assorted farm buildings. With approximately 65,000 movie buffs visiting the site each year,Continue reading “If You Buy It, They Will Come”

The Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium

Someone staring at their wall-mounted TV must have come up with the idea for the Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium ($1,000-$1,200). This striking aquarium comes with all the gear necessary for a tropical aquarium, including an automatic feeder, dual filtration, heater, air pump, lighting, and a carbon dioxide generator, all of which is controlled via aContinue reading “The Aquavista Panoramic Wall Aquarium”

Winscape: Because Waking Up In The Same Place Every Morning Is Boring

If you look out your window and don’t like what you see and you happen to have around $2,500 to spare, then Winscape just might be the solution. Press a button on your remote and you are peering out at the Golden Gate Bridge or perhaps you would prefer to gaze at a serene underwaterContinue reading “Winscape: Because Waking Up In The Same Place Every Morning Is Boring”

Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands

Milan designers Gabriele and Oscar Buratti worked closely with bathroom brand Roca to create a combination toilet and wash basin called ‘W+W’. The washbasin and WC were designed to maximize space and conserve water. This ground breaking idea, incorporating Roca’s new ‘water-reuse’ technology, uses waste water from the basin to fill the WC cistern, therebyContinue reading “Don’t Forget To Wash Your Hands”

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