In Home| December 2012
November 27, 2012,
A Slice of "Pi" from Gilt Home
Those who loved "Life of Pi"--the fictional story of the Indian boy who was lost at sea with a Bengal tiger now in theaters--had a chance to recreate the adventure for themselves, as several props from the movie were offered in a limited sale to members last month on Gilt Home's website. Clothing, furniture--such as this tiled table--and the 25-foot lifeboat (tiger not included) were on sale. gilt.com/home
Put that crawling baby to work with the baby mop. Dressed in this onesie made of 100 percent cotton with mop-like absorbent materials on the arms and legs, a baby can keep the floors clean while developing his or her motor skills. betterthanpants.com
Stick a Fork in It
The fork endured centuries of ridicule before gaining acceptance, says food writer and historian Bee Wilson in "Consider the Fork" (Basic Books), one of many tidbits about the history of the kitchen and cooking. A look at the evolution of kitchen technology, the book explains how what we use in the kitchen affects what and how we eat.
Electrolux Goes Airborne
Luminescent, hovering balls that filter and fragrance the air was the winning concept for this year's 10th Annual Electrolux Design Lab competition. Aeroballs use helium to float and drift down to the ground when they are ready to be changed. electrolux.com/electroluxdesignlab
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- Ikea’s Fluid Spaces - The retailer’s new intros reflect multifunctional rooms.
- N.Y. Home Fashions Market Preview - Textile textures get soft and cozy, colors warmer.