Archive | November, 2013

Sit down properly, please!

29 Nov

Photo 17-11-2013 6 35 27 pmSit Down properly, please!” … that’s what my English teacher always told me, as well as “Stop chewing please!” … But I got carried away, let’s go back to our subject of the day: the importance seat and the way we sit.
How we position ourselves while sitting is important as bad posture over prolonged periods of time can lead to back pain, neck and shoulder pain, …
Focal Upright, a company created by Martin Keen and settled in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, invented a new way of working with the Locus Workstation and their line of upright products.

Focal believes their products promote a natural balancing point by splitting the difference between sitting and standing.
The natural balancing point is a neutral position that rests back and shoulders by simply leaning.
This position also stimulates the oxygen and blood flow in our body keeping our focus on the flow.

That being said, amongst the products developed by Focal, the Mogo caught my attention.

The Mogo is a lightweight, portable hybrid seat, which is compactable so that you can take it with you wherever you go. This is smart and handy!

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I could see its use on a golf course, while queuing to get the new iPhone, or simply as an extra seat at home or at the office.

The Mogo is made of fibreglass nylon and its “leg” is aluminium.
The Mogo can be used on every surfaces (except wet or slick surfaces): as well as on  grass with its turf spikes, or hard surfaces with its ribber rubber cup.

The Mogo is a funny and  healthy alternative to sitting!Photo 17-11-2013 6 34 46 pm

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Last but not least, the Mogo is affordable and priced at 100$.
Right now, it’s only distributed in the US but international orders can be handled here.

PS: check out also the Locus workstation

More infos
. Follow @focalupright
. Pinterest FocalUpright
. Instagram FocalUprightFurniture
. #UprightRevolution

The key to silence!

25 Nov

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#1, I hate carrying my keys in my pants pocket, it makes a big bulk and I don’t like it. Also the keys dig their hole and with time my jeans are ripped.
#2, I hate the rattling noise of my keys when I want to be discreet.
#3, the keys can scratch my iPhone screen and this I can’t allow!
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For those reasons, I started to browse the net to chase the solution. And here it is: the Orbitkey!

The Orbitkey is an elegant tool that allows you to
. store up to 9 keys
. a usb stick (8Gb, add 10$)
. and even a bottle opener (add 5$)!

The Orbitkey comes in 2 styles:
. Premium Leather (plain black leather, black leather and tan stitching, plain tan, tan leather and white stitching)
. and Active Elastomer (aqua, pink or grey).
Premium Leather starts at 29AUD, the elastomer starts at 24 AUD.
Personally, I would go for the package Premium Leather Orbitkey + Active Elastomer band price at 43AUD and add the 8GB USB key.

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Interested ? You still time to chase the Orbitkey as the Kickstarter campaign will end on December 12th.

More infos
. Official OrbitKey website
. Follow @orbitkey
. Instagram OrbitKey

Stick me!

21 Nov
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Want to hang your favorite pictures, decorate your office, stick notes to remember … But you don’t want to use an hammer and nails or destroy the paint of the wall at the office ? I have the solution for you: the super easy DIY Dartstrip!

Dartstrip is a re-usable steel can that contains an 8 feet of white steel strip (backed with removable adhesive).
The box also includes the stip 16 BFF  also called the rare earth magnets, both go together as a horse and carriage.

The strip is snappable (by increments of 1 inch) and doesn’t need any tools: just snap it and stick it wherever you need/want and that’s it! It’s easy and you can remove it cleanly from most surfaces without leaving adhesive residue, even after long time.Photo 18-11-2013 9 03 58 pm

I NEED this, and I will stick mine in the back of the cabinet next to my cubicle at the office to hang pictures and notes (I hate white walls and I deseperately need to personalise my work space).

Chase the Dartsprip before November 26th to get the early bird special prices on Kickstarter.

Price: 25$ for 1 Dartstrip (8 feet of strip) and 16 magnets

More infos
. Follow @dartstrip
. Official website Dartstrip.com
. Pinterest Dartstrip
. Like Facebook.com/Dartstrip
. Back Dartstrip on Kickstarter

Grow up!

18 Nov

imageYou can’t be a teenager forever and there come some occasions you have to style up and drop the jeans and sneakers to impersonate a grown up you with shiny heels and dress!
imageIt’s tough but it happens and like me you will survive.

Of course, I can’t part from my iPhone and that’s a dark spot when it comes to a dressy-me, I don’t want a purse … Purse is too much, over the top, not ready yet …

So I found a classy, trendy, easy, looking good and handy solution: The Bandolier!

Basically The Bandolier transforms your iPhone to a piece of fashion.

imageIt comes with a leather cover that hangs stylishly to a leather strap, on the back you’ll find 2 slots to store 2 plastic cards (this is smart!).

Lots of different models are proposed and you will find easely the Bandolier to match your envy.
I decided to go for the “Nathalie“. Now my iPhone hangs stylishly and I won’t forget it on the table while grabbing a glass of champaign 😉 Love it!

The price range goes from 80$ to 125$.

More about the Bandolier Style
. The official website Bandolier Style Photo 9-11-2013 12 16 52 pm (HDR)
. Twitter @BandolierStyle
. Pinterest BandolierStyle
. Instagram Bandolier

Recycling works!

12 Nov

I discover the brand Vaho Works while spending a week of vacation in vaho logoBarcelona.

The company surprised me with their range of products as well as the smartness, creativity and affordable prices.

Let’s dig a little bit deeper and get to know this company from Barcelona.

The concept bases its design of products on the recycling of used material, in this case the material is  used ad banners that we all see hanging in the city.

That’s how the word “trashion” is born, a mix between trash and fashion. Vaho saves industrial materials due to the trash and reconditions them to highly desirable fashionable products.Photo 5-11-2013 6 58 43 pm

The ad banners come from the advertisers themselves and in exchange Vaho Works gives them some products made with their very own banners, how cool is that ?

The range of products is wide: from messenger, girl, office, travel, urban to gadgets …
Amongst the best sellers of the brand: check the messenger bags FRODO, the TANGRAM and the wallets LOMPAKKO and MICRO/MACRO.

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If you are not in Spain, Vaho products are available worldwide on their e-shop. Go have a look.
More about Vaho Works
Official website Vaho.ws
. Follow @vahoworks
. Instagram @vahoworks

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