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Posted by Michelle Lesser at 12 September, 2014
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Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 September, 2014
The sheer amount of different appliances which you can now buy for your home may be a little overwhelming at times. However, with our handy list of the top 5 must-have appliances, you will have a good idea of exactly what it is you should have for a well-run and comfortable home.
The washing machine is a good place to start this article as it reminds us just how certain appliances have become things that we take for granted. Few people in our society wash by hand these days; and if you cannot afford to use a laundrette or dry-cleaner on a regular basis, then a household washing machine is your only real option.
Drying clothes the traditional way – over a washing line – can be a little bit of hassle as it takes a while and is entirely dependant on the weather. With an energy eficient electric tumble dryer, however, you will be able to get drying your laundry done quickly and efficiently – no matter what the weather may be outside.
When it is cold, we can make do by wrapping up in blankets and woolly clothes. During hot weather, however, we have fewer options, and a few ice cubes in our soft drinks will only go so far. The only sure-fire option when it comes to staying cool at home during the hot months is air conditioning. A good quality AC unit will help you to carry on your daily life during warm weather. Once you have installed air conditioning, you will find that it is easier to relax, to concentrate, and to go about your day-to-day life no matter how hot the outside temperature.
There are countless appliances that are designed to help us in the kitchen – enough, in fact, to fill an entire article themselves – but one of the most useful and straightforward is the microwave oven. With this appliance, you will be able to cook your food in a matter of minutes, if not seconds. It is a vital time-saving alternative to traditional ovens and other cooking appliances, which can take up a good portion of your day while cooking. Make no mistake, if you value the time saved by a quickly-cooked meal, then a microwave oven will be a must-buy piece of kitchen equipment.
Finally, we come to an appliance which plays a vital role in keeping our homes as tidy as possible: the humble vacuum cleaner. These days vacuum cleaners come in a wide range of different sizes to suit different houses, so you are sure to find one that fits your needs. After all, the only alternate is cleaning by hand – and that is something which we can all live without!
So, we hope you enjoyed our list of the top 5 must-have appliances. Which of them is missing from your household equipment?
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 26 August, 2014
Skull lovers now you can find it even as a tea infuser.
The story of buddhist master Wonhyo drinking water from a skull was the motive for the ‘skull tea infuser’ by Lee Jinyoung from i-clue design. According to the story, as the religious figure was traveling to china, he and his companions were forced to take shelter due to harsh weather conditions. Later that night, he was overcome with extreme thirst and drank water from a chalice he had stumbled upon in the cave. Upon waking up the next morning, the men realized that they had been residing in ancient tomb among corpses of the dead. This led the monk to deduce that he had used a skull as a cup to quench himself. Wonhyo became amazed at the idea that he had actually found the drink to be refreshing and arrived at the epiphany that the human mind is capable of transforming our perception of reality.
This product reflects the desire to feel Wonhyo’s significant meaning of life by applying the parable to the design of a playful creation. made in korea out of 100% food safe silicone, the flexible material features a continuous seam that wraps around the head at the height of the mouth,this allows the two pieces to be securely linked and easily detached as tea is placed into the interior cavity. Multiple perforations have been cut out of the mandible, eye sockets, and front and parietal bones to flow herbs, leaves, and aromas throughout the glass of water. Out of the top, a string connects to a circular surface that acts as a counterweight and mechanism to guide the release of the chemicals. once users are done, this component simultaneously acts as a base to prevent liquids from spilling on tabletops. (via)
All images courtesy of Lee Jinyoung.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 8 August, 2014
Frame was inspired by picture frames. The basic rectangular design forms a graphical chair with its versatility contributing to a creative and inspirational atmosphere. You can sit in the middle like on a stool or straddle it and use one of its sides as a backrest. In contrast to normal seating furniture, Frame has both sides and a top that encloses the user and screens off the surroundings and creates a feeling of its own space. You can find more information at Materia.
Posted by Michelle Lesser at 1 August, 2014
Yet another great design found on Kickstarter This adorable wall clock is suspended by a straw strap hung from a fixed wall peg. The character’s mustache corresponds to the hour indicators, bestowing a decorative and narrative personality onto an object which is usually merely functional. Silva will be available in different colors.
Posted by Keren Fathi-Poor at 15 July, 2014