Sunday, December 14, 2008

No need to panic!

So imagine you're on the top floor of an office building (28th floor if your quantitative like that). There's a fire that's quickly spreading towards you. The elevators are broken, stairs completely closed off, and there's absolutely no way for you to get to the lower floors before the fire reaches out to grab you. So what do you do?

First, find a chair, toss it towards the window, and pray that it's heavy enough to cause the window to break.

Next, grab your Paracord Survival Bracelet, unravel it to reveal the 15 to 20 feet of paracord strong enough to support up to 550 lbs of weight and tie it to something sturdy, like the leg of a conference table bolted to the floor. Then, like you've seen all kinds of action movies, jump out the window with paracord in hand and rappel down to a lower level.*

Problem solved!

What's even better is if you do use your Survival Bracelet, you can send what's left back to the manufacturer, along with your amazing story of survival, and they'll make another one for you, free of charge.

These bracelets are also available in 30 colours and can be mixed and matched any way you choose to have a 2-toned version. Just because you're an action hero doesn't mean you can't look decent right?

(* - Obviously I'm kidding here, so do so @ your own risk. I don't even know if this feat is possible!)

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Saturday, December 13, 2008

Anything to declare?

My girlfriend would love this. Perhaps yours will too!
Oh the days when your junior high sweetheart would carve your initials into the school yard tree or classroom desk for all to see...With this wooden postcard you can really declare your sentiments for the postman and every one between here and there to witness. Just carve or scratch your own message with a key or knife.
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From the bottom to the top

I've always been a stickler when it comes to buying furnishings for the home. So it's often hard for me to commit to buy things because they're not exactly the way I want them to be. As a result, I end up not buying many things I could have and making due with what I already have in place instead.

For example, my current wine rack (if it can even be called that), consists of an empty cardboard box, tilted on its side, separated by several partitions allowing up to 8 bottles of wine to be stored. It's located in my basement so I guess we can call it... the homeless man's wine rack. Now think about it. That's not exactly the most visually appealing thing in the world now is it?

So when I came across this sexy looking creation by Jakob Wagner, who has designed for the likes of Porsche and Georg Jensen, B&B Italia and Bang & Olufsen, I immediately imagined a wine rack upgrade comparable to a move from the basement all the way up to the penthouse! Mounted with two screws, this wine rack mounts to your wall and makes it seem as if your wine bottles (up to 6) are floating in mid-air!


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Friday, December 12, 2008

You snooze, you lose!

Okay. I've got issues.

You see, although I set my alarm clocks (I have 3 active alarm clocks: iPod, cell phone, clock radio) to wake me up at a certain time each morning, I never wake up when I intend to. Even though I have my alarms spread out across the corners of my room so that I have to physically get up to press snooze or shut them off, it's of no use. I've memorized each alarm clock's location so I don't even have to open my eyes anymore to find them. As a result, this means I'm constantly pressing the snooze button to get those extra few minutes of sleep.

So what to do?

Well, Gauri Nanda, an MIT "Marquis-de-grad" graduate has created the perfect solution: An alarm clock that runs away and hides when you press snooze!!! Known simply as "Clocky", this elusive alarm clock will jump off your table (up to 3 feet) and pretty much roll away from you until you decide to get your lazy ass out of bed to grab a hold of it and make it STFU!!!

Exactly what I need!

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Now that you're here, buy it now k?

Shopping is good. Well, at least I like to think so. You see, I enjoy buying things. I enjoy buying things to give to other people (My girlfriend). And sometimes I see that one item that makes me go "whoa! I've gotta buy it!".

Inspired by my darling girlfriend's blog, inspirations splendides, this blog will be dedicated to showcasing those "whoa!" items I encounter either online or in-store on an occasional (I don't want to sound like an addict by saying day-to-day) basis.

So sit back, enjoy, and if you feel the urge, then buy it now k?