Many people have switched away from using traditional light bulbs and have started using compact fluorescent bulbs (CFLs) instead in an effort to increase their home’s energy efficiency. One drawback of CFLs, however, is that their design is not particularly pretty. The Plumen 001 changes all that. This is a high-efficiency light bulb that any stylish person would be happy to show off in their home.
The Plumen 001 light bulb is more than just a home accessory item. It is an artistic sculpture for your lamps and light fixtures. It is made of intertwined pieces that swirl together in a creative eye-catching way. The intrinsic beauty of this bulb enhances the appeal of the lampshade placed around it.
The Plumen 001 also helps people save energy and money around the house. It uses 80% less energy than a traditional light bulb and will last eight times longer. This hot bulb is capturing attention from design icons and green gurus alike!
Limbo first caught the public’s attention with its stunning art style. Using a black and white colour scheme, along with some skilful vignetting and light bloom, the game’s visual aesthetic is nothing short of beautiful.
Limbo not only satisfies in the graphics department, the gameplay also stands up well to any other downloadable game. It can be classified as a puzzle-platformer with a simple two-button jump/grab mechanic. Puzzles are reliant on the game’s physics system and the player’s reflexes. Much of the game will be solved through trial-and-error, and the frustration level will mount toward the end of the game. In spite of this, the ending is satisfying and cements the game as one of Xbox Live Arcade’s best offerings.
After Moleskine, the manufacturer of traditional, hardbound leather journals, released a protective case for the Kindle, demand for a similar product for the Apple iPad has been on the rise. The concept makes intuitive sense: the Moleskine is the preferred diary of creative types. It is both rugged and elegant. The iPad is of course the preferred e-reader for that same crowd. After a short wait, those who want to protect their iPad with style have a choice: the DODO case for iPad or the newcomer: The Case by Pad and Quill.
Like the DODO case, The Case by Pad & Quill costs about 60 USD. Both cases are solidly built, and both have a striking resemblance to Moleskine products. There are important difference, however. The Case from Pad & Quill is designed with a sleek clasp that not only holds the covers shut when not in use, but also doubles as a stand for viewing media or typing with a bluetooth keyboard.
The cover on The Case by Pad & Quill can also be folded back so that the user can rest the iPad on his or her lap at a comfortable angle. The cleverest addition is the red fabric “bookmark,” which is actually used for easily removing the iPad from the case. The Case by Pad & Quill for iPad earns high marks in both form and function. It is recommended for anyone who wants to restore some 19th-century charm to their 21st-century reading device.
For rugged outdoor enthusiasts who also expect comfort, Jeep introduces its all new off-road camper. Stringently tested for the roughest conditions, this camper goes where other campers do not dare venture. With amenities making this new camper “home away from home,” and a variety of colours to fit every taste, this small but roomy trailer sleeps four adults. There are two models available, the Trail Edition for the casual camper, and the Extreme Edition with its heavier frame, larger tires, additional ground clearance, and an underbody skid plate. Both editions feature a convenient stowable table, a queen-size bed, a comfortable sofa (which converts into a second bed), a built-in aluminium cabinet, and sturdy canvas sides for protection against the elements.
Likening back to the days of World War I, rugged four-wheel drive vehicles have captured the fancy of anyone with a hearty sense of adventure. The Icon FJ series is a modernized version of a classic staple: the legendary Toyota Land Cruiser. The Icon resembles the original 40 series, but with upgrades all around, including aeronautically-styled dash panels, four-wheel disc brakes, a V8 350hp engine, and a Teflon-based powder coating that can stand up to the harshest of environments. This beauty comes at a cost, though, starting around £81,000. The three distinct models come as the classic short-wheeled base (FJ40), a longer wheel-base with a bit more room (FJ43), and the long-bed pickup that excels as a powerful workhorse (FJ45).
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