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<![CDATA[iPhone, Meet Keyboard. Keyboard, Meet iPhone]]> Wed, 22 Sep 2010 14:30:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/181*120/iphone-keyboard.jpg

FLIPPING OUT: Thanks to the folks at ThinkGeek, the iPhone can finally join the likes of Blackberry and Palm by offering a flip-out keyboard.

The TK-421 gives your iPhone a real tactile keyboard that flips out when you need it and flips back when you don't. The magnet based clasp keeps the keyboard in position whether flipped in or out. Use it for e-mails, texting, and apps.

The device works via Bluetooth and uses a built in rechargeable battery

ORDER ONE: You can pre-order the TK-421 online for $49.99.
 



Photo Credit: ThinkGeek]]>
<![CDATA[iPhone Controlled Spy Drone]]> Tue, 21 Sep 2010 11:30:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*158/airdrone.jpg

i-SPY: The military isn't the only place you can get a spy drone. Now Parrot lets you buy one for home use.

The Parrot AR.Drone is a quadricopter with built in video cameras that stream images back to your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. You can also control the device via Wi-Fi using your iPhone's built-in accelerometer.

The on-board cameras (one forward facing, one facing down) let you see in real-time what the pilot sees as you complete complex flight maneuvers.

Need more of a challenge? You can chase fighters jet through your house or battle other Parrot AR.Drone copters. The AR.Drone can integrate computer generated images directly into its real-time streaming video to create an augmented reality gaming environment complete with air-to-air missiles, interactive targeting systems, and fiery explosions.

FIND ONE: The AR.Drone is available at Brookstone for $299.
 

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<![CDATA[Skin Your iPhone Into Safety]]> Thu, 16 Sep 2010 09:59:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/iphoneskin2.jpg

What better way to fool those pesky would be iPhone thiefs just waiting to pounce on your super fancy phone than disguising your iPhone as a cheap-looking, old school camera? Thanks to PetaPixel, your iPhone can look like a Leica rangefinder camera with a skin. Simply paste the skin on your phone and boom you are transferred to a simpler time when phones where phones and the only thing worth touching on them was the dial you had to turn to get an operator on the other line. Besides when was the last time you heard of anyone getting beat up for a Leica camera?

GET IT at PetaPixel.

[Via Laughing Squid]

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<![CDATA[Tkaro Water Bottle]]> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 10:06:53 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*145/tkdfgsdfg.jpg

THIRST QUENCHER: Created by two Canadian sisters who were sick and tired of drinking from wasteful plastic bottles, these Tkaro bottles are eco-friendly, hold two cups of water, and assure no leached-tasting drinks. A wide-mouth top makes adding ice cubes or fresh fruit an easy task. GET IT: $34.95; Online at Tkaro.



Photo Credit: Tkaro]]>
<![CDATA[Give Your iPad a Power Boost]]> Mon, 13 Sep 2010 14:00:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/ipad+kickstand+battery.jpg

GET A CHARGE: Add runtime to your iPad…and a kick stand too.

Kensington's new PowerBack Battery Case slips comfortably over your iPad doing double duty as a protective case and portrait/landscape stand. But wait there's more: the built-in battery provides up to five extra hours of juice keeping you going while on-the-go.

TAKE A STAND: The PowerBack Battery Case retails for $130 and will be available soon.

 



Photo Credit: Kensington]]>
<![CDATA[Mykey Flash Drive]]> Tue, 14 Sep 2010 08:09:19 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*144/myselkdf.jpg

STORE AND SAVE: Those who have ever been digging through their office supplies and messy desk looking for a flash drive will love this key-shaped MyKey Flask USB Flash Drive by Logiix. It attaches right to a keychain, has no cap to keep track of, and comes with 4GB of data storage. GET IT: $30.00; Online at Flight 001.

 



Photo Credit: Flight 001]]>
<![CDATA[Next Day Low Sneakers]]> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:24:27 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*123/nextdaylow.jpg

FOOT FETISH: The flip flops are being retired to the back of the closet, but what shall we replace them with? How about a pair of Unstitched Utilities sneakers made from recycled Tyvek. The worn look resembles crumpled paper, making them the perfect vintage piece for fall. GET IT: $65; Online at Unstitched Utilities.



Photo Credit: Next Day Low]]>
<![CDATA[Give Your iPod Nano Some Love Handles]]> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 15:30:18 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*168/rockband1.jpg

LOVE HANDLES: From music play to fashion statement. iLoveHandles turns your iPod Nano into a fashionable, touchable wrist watch.

Rock Band is a genuine leather strap with a special notch designed to accommodate the iPod Nano’s built-in clip. Simply slide it on, change your iPod screen to clock, and you're good to go.

STRAP ONE ON: The Rock Band is available online for $19.99.
 

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<![CDATA[New Nike+ App Tracks Your Runs Via GPS]]> Wed, 08 Sep 2010 15:15:26 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*240/nike+plus+app.jpg

RUNNING COACH: Think of it as a virtual running coach: the Nike + app allows you to record and monitor your outdoor workouts, giving you voice feedback the entire time.

While listening to music, the app can give you voice updates on your progress uncluding pace and distance. You can visualize your running route on a map, setup challenges to improve your pace, and even set a personalized PowerSong for an extra boost of inspiration. 

The app logs your pace, distance and route using the iPhone’s GPS and accelerometer technology. And unlike previous versions, this one uses the iPhone's built in GPS so no extra sensor is required.

RUN AND GET IT: Nike+ is $1.99 in the app store.
 

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<![CDATA[Corduroy Floor Pillow]]> Wed, 08 Sep 2010 14:49:59 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*133/floorpillow.jpg

TOUGH LOVE: When all the couches are taken, curl up with this corduroy floor pillow. The overstuffed, tufted pillow makes a great, cushy spot to chill when you’ve been demoted to the floor. Hey, it happens. GET IT: $28; Online at Urban Outfitters.



Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters]]>
<![CDATA[A Hard Drive for Your iPad]]> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 13:57:52 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/163*120/ipad-hard-drive.jpg

MORE SPACE THAN YOU NEED: A new hard drive can store your entire HD media library and then some plus make it available on your iPad.

The HyperDrive iPad hard drive comes in capacities of up to 750GB, enough space for a vast library of HD movies, music, and photos. Using a patented technology, the drive also claims to be the world's first to be fully iPad compatible, allowing you to copy everything from your home computer and be able to transfer it to the iPad on the go.

The device also functions as a back-up for your photo memory cards, letting you transfer your media from your camera and free up space on the card. Note: the USB iPad connector kit from Apple is required to plug in the hard drive.

HYPERSHOP: The HyperDrive comes in sizes from 120GB to 750GB. Prices start at $299.



Photo Credit: Hypershop.com]]>
<![CDATA[Tyms Military Bootilettos]]> Tue, 07 Sep 2010 12:38:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/26_tyms_22_6.jpg

STANDARD ISSUE: Military details are all over these Tyms stiletto booties, with a hidden platform for even more height. GET IT: $130 at Aldo, 27 West 34th Street; 212-594-6255.

 



Photo Credit: Aldo]]>
<![CDATA[Just Hang On]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:36:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/hanger2.jpg

JUST HANG ON: Adding strength to our "nothing is permitted to be boring anymore" theory, Hanger tea bags by Soon Mo Kang are shaped like T-shirts on a hanger. The mini hanger hooks around the edge of the teacup. Sadly, this is still just a concept design. But come on, they're packaged in a box that looks like a mini-closet! This has to catch on, right? GET IT: Not yet. Keep hoping.



Photo Credit: Hanger Tea]]>
<![CDATA[Designer Band-Aids, Pretty Owies]]> Mon, 11 Jul 2011 04:36:43 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/bandaids.jpg

STICK 'EM UP: Nothing is permitted to be boring anymore. Case in point: The Glamazon Diaries has shown us the way to Dress-up Band-Aids ($10) by Cynthia Rowley. You get 20 Limited Edition Band-Aid brand bandages in assorted sizes, housed in a metal tin. One dollar from each sale will go to Design Ignites Change, which engages high school and college students in design and architecture projects. GET IT: CynthiaRowley.com.



Photo Credit: CynthiaRowley.com]]>
<![CDATA[Must Fall Accessory: Lamb Stole ]]> Fri, 03 Sep 2010 13:36:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*155/lambstole.jpg

LOVE: We predict we’ll be seeing a lot of these around town this fall: J. Crew’s curly Mongolian lamb stole conjures thirties glamour. GET IT: $98; find stores here.

 



Photo Credit: J. Crew]]>
<![CDATA[Give Your iPhone a Juice Boost]]> Thu, 02 Sep 2010 16:00:31 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/juice-boost.jpg

GIVE IT A BOOST: If you're running low on juice, the Juice Pack Boost by Morphie may be just the ticket.

The Juice Pack is an external battery that's designed to recharge all generations of iPod and iPhones. The unique technology allows the battery to charge your device twice as fast as other chargers. At 1500mAh, there's enough energy to double your average iPhone's run time.

The Juice Pack as about the size of your car keys and has a unique retractable 30-pin connector for easy storage.

PACK IT UP: The Juice Pack is available online for $59.99.
 



Photo Credit: Morphie]]>
<![CDATA[Creepy Baby Handsoap]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:26:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/creepy-soaps.jpg

WONDERFULLY OOKIE: Ever need a helping hand washing your hands?  These hand soaps, called handsoap, are actually molded to look like creepy little baby hands.  But, admittedly, they're kinda cool too and I wouldn't mind seeing some in my guest bathroom.  The soap is, to boot,  made of goat's milk and is said to have quite a lovely fragrance. Hat's off to designer Marie Gardeski. GET IT: $18 for a set of at least 10 different handmade hands in a variety of flesh tones from Plastic Foliage.



Photo Credit: PlasticFoliage.com]]>
<![CDATA[P.S. I Made This Blogger Bags a Book]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:36:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*193/PSIMadeThis96038J4_19.jpg

GET YOUR GLUESTICKS GIRLS: DIY blogger extraordinaire, Erica Domesek, is finally bringing her step-by-step projects to print for her first book, P.S.- I Made This: I See It. I Like It. I Make It. From Cartier Love-esque bracelets made with hex nuts and key rings to an ode to Oscar de la Renta in the form of an iPad clutch made from a travel pillow, Domesek's fashion savvy blog, which runs under the same name, keeps us feeling crafty and inspired. We've seen sneak peek and to sum it up: more than 24 projects, from a big gold bow belt that screams Ferragamo to a clear, geometric statement necklace that really "measures" up, all vividly illustrated by Domesek in this 180-page pocketbook size book. P.S. We love you.

BUY IT: Find P.S.- I Made This: I See It. I Like It. I Make It. in stores starting Sept. 1, from Abrams Books.




Photo Credit: Abrams Books]]>
<![CDATA[Simply Vera's Diamond in the Tough Fall 2010 Collection]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:36:04 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*213/svvw3.jpg

VERY VERA: A longtime guilty pleasure: Vera Wang's reasonably priced line for Kohl's, Simply Vera, has done it again with a flawless Fall collection for 2010. We spotted bold strips of sequins, delicately draped cardigans, suiting separates, bountiful baubles and jewel-toned cold weather accessories to bundle up in. Highlighted favorites include a metallic copper netted statement necklace for $48 and a grosgrain trimmed metallic brocade short-sleeve topper for under $100. Also, returning are a selection of bedding and home goods, lounge and sleep wear and a glamorous selection of fine and costume jewelry.

BUY IT: The Fall 2010 collection arrives at Kohl's stores, statewide and online beginning this month through September.



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<![CDATA[Charlie Brown Alarm Clock]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 15:43:01 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/clahiwa.jpg

CLOCK NOSTALGIA: Time flies—especially now that we’re adults. But take a step back and relive the best part of being young—the cartoons—with this Charlie Brown Alarm Clock. A classic analog clock is detailed with a bright yellow colored frame, vintage-inspired metal feet, and our favorite, albeit slightly negative, cartoon character. GET IT: $18; Online at Urban Outfitters.



Photo Credit: Urban Outfitters]]>
<![CDATA[Gunmetal Watch]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:27:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/gunmetalwatch.jpg

MOD MAN: Get you act together on the time front with this mod, styling watch from Armani Exchange. The rectangle-shaped dial is textured with squares and framed with a cool brushed stainless steel edging. A rich-colored leather strap seals the deal. GET IT: $100; Online at Nordstrom.



Photo Credit: Nordstrom]]>
<![CDATA[Draughtsman Gardening Gloves]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 14:27:14 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/glovesgarden.jpg

GREEN THUMB: Gardening gurus will love these cheeky gloves decorated with a artsy floral pattern. They’re made of cotton, hand-washable and will get that creativity flowing in the dirt. GET IT: $20; Online at Anthropologie.



Photo Credit: Anthropologie]]>
<![CDATA[Vintage Flower Pendant ]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 13:17:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/intageflowerpendant.jpg

FLOWER POWER: The intricate detail on this vintage flower pendant from Banana Republic gives the necklace a vintage feel. The steel chain with white metal casting and 14K matte gold plating means it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg to accessorize. GET IT: $49.50; Online at Banana Republic.



Photo Credit: Banana Republic]]>
<![CDATA[Michael Kors Rebecca Shoe]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:33:02 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*142/zapposef.jpg

STACK IT UP: A perfectly designed stacked heel on these Michael Kors shoes adds luxury and sexy height to a classic strappy sandal. After all, what’s good is a high heel shoe without the height? No good at all. GET IT: $195; Online at Zappos.



Photo Credit: Zappos]]>
<![CDATA[Lucky Number 4]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 12:02:39 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/luckynumber4.jpg

LUCK BE A LADY: Good luck charm? Sure, why not. Throw this vintage brass Lucky Number necklace around your neck and wish for the best. If nothing else, the 2-tier antiqued gold chain and brass #4 will keep you looking good, even if you can’t seem to catch a break in life. GET IT: $22; Online at Etsy.



Photo Credit: Etsy]]>
<![CDATA[Beaming Blossom Ring]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 11:04:23 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/picresized_beamingblossom.jpg

BEAM ME UP: A decadent blossom made of crystal clustered rhinestones sits pretty atop a gold metal band.  It’ll sparkle and shine all night (and day) long. GET IT : $50; Online at JCrew.



Photo Credit: Jcrew]]>
<![CDATA[Back in the Saddle Bag]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:42:50 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*180/crossbodyle.jpg

 

CLASSIC: This crossbody is Lucky Brand’s take on the iconic leather saddle bag for fall—wear it and watch the patina develop. GET IT: Back in the Saddle bag, $139 at Lucky Brand – head here to find a store near you.



Photo Credit: Lucky Brand]]>
<![CDATA[Cava Chameleon]]> Tue, 31 Aug 2010 10:42:34 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/Vena+Cava+for+Bloomingdales.jpg

CAPSULE COLLECTION: Vena Cava designers Lisa Mayock and Sophie Buhai have teamed up with Bloomingdales to create a limited-edition collection for the in-house brand Aqua. This much-anticipated collection will feature some of Vena Cava’s signature looks that promise to not break the bank. With every item under $200, the 19-piece collection promises to blend the dark, vintage appeal that is Vena Cava with Aqua’s trendy, modern appeal. The collection will feature silk tops, dresses and blazers and hit a Bloomie’s near you and online on September 1. GET IT: $98-$198. bloomingdales.com

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<![CDATA[Something Old Something New]]> Fri, 27 Aug 2010 13:15:40 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*132/ipad-case-vintage.jpg

OLD SCHOOL: The Vintage Edition case wraps your modern iPad in a touch of the past.

The Vintage is made with 100% full grain leather. The ultra slim material makes scratch marks and fingerprints (yes, this is a good thing) on its surface which makes the pouch looking more vintage as time goes by.

The Vintage fits all iPads, is all hand made, and is only 1/2.5mm thick.

WRAP IT UP: You can purchase the Vintage online for $72.99
 

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<![CDATA[Netflix on Your Phone]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 10:30:29 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/172*120/netflix-iphone.jpg

BRING ON THE MOVIES: After months of speculation and waiting, Netflix has finally arrived for the iPhone and iTouch.

Netflix works over 3G and Wi-Fi so whether your at home or on the go, your favorite movies are only a few taps away.

The app requires a Neflix subscription which starts at $8.99.

DOWNLOAD IT: The app is available for free in the App Store.
 



Photo Credit: Apple]]>
<![CDATA[Add Some Italian Sports Car Style to Your iPad]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 09:15:35 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/GT-01-case.jpg

SPORTY COVER: Racing stripes make everything look faster, including your iPad.

The Maclove Double Hard Case Cover GT for the iPad adds a little Italian sports car panache to your sleek iPad. The cover features leather 'GT' styling, a soft cloth inside to avoid an scratches, and comes in a variety of colors.

The lid flips back and stores on the back.

COVER IT: You can purchase the Maclove Case online at Amazon.com for $39.99.
 



Photo Credit: Maclove]]>
<![CDATA[Air Mattress In a Can]]> Wed, 25 Aug 2010 15:26:15 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/189*120/airmattress-in-a-can.jpg

PUMP IT UP: For that next hiking or camping trip, consider an air mattress that rolls up in its own pump.

The Aerobed Pakmat is a unique, eco-friendly air mattress that can inflate in less than 60 seconds using the included air pump. And unlike your typical air bed, this one rolls up and stores in the air pump.

The Pakmat is 78 inches long and 26 inches wide to accommodate taller, broader campers. It requires no electricity and only weighs 4 pounds -- ideal for packing.

ROLL ONE UP: You can purchase the Pakmat for $99 on Amazon.com
 

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<![CDATA[A Terabyte in Your Pocket]]> Tue, 24 Aug 2010 09:00:48 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*160/my+passport.jpg

POCKET SPACE: A new pint-sized hard drive from Western Digital can put your entire digital life in your pocket…and then some.

About the size of a deck of cards, the "My Passport" line of hard drives offer massive capacities of up to 1 Terabyte-- enough space to fit even the largest music or photo collection. The device also comes with software that can synchronize your data from your computer, always making sure you have your current files handy while on the go.

The device plugs in via USB to either Mac or PC. The cable also provides power so you don't need an extra, bulky adapter.

STORE ONE: You can purchase "My Passport" drives at most retail electronics stores for around $139.

 



Photo Credit: Western Digital]]>
<![CDATA[Gingham Brioche Pan]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:33:36 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/briochepan.jpg

BETTY CROCKER: Show off your baking skills with this retro-looking gingham-patterned brioche pan from Broadway Pan Handler. Made in Italy of enameled aluminum, the non-stick bread pan is finished off with a fun green and white print. GET IT: $19.95; Online at Broadway Pan Handler.



Photo Credit: Broadway Pan Handler]]>
<![CDATA[Relaxed Fit]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:27:00 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*133/J+Jill+Knit+Blazer.jpg

BUSINESS (AND) CASUAL:  For days when you crave nothing more than a soft track suit, but the call of the office cannot be put on hold, J. Jill’s Knit Boyfriend Blazer is there.  On a busy Saturday jam-packed with errands and appointments, J. Jill’s Knit Boyfriend Blazer is there.  And, finally, on a fun night with friends, when you want to stand out from the tanks-and-mini-skirts crowd…you get the idea.  Truth is, this new, unstructured wardrobe staple has the potential to become your go-to piece for fall.  Versatile, stylish and distinctive, it also comes at a very nice price.  Here’s to having it all.  GET IT:  Knit Boyfriend Blazer, $99 (in black or gray heather).  Available online or at area J. Jill stores.



Photo Credit: JJill.com]]>
<![CDATA['80s Rubik's Cube Clock]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:32:46 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/cubeclock.jpg

TIME REWIND: Challenge your brain and make sure you’re on time with this dual clock and 80’s Rubik’s cube combo. You can twist the cube around to change from time to temperature, date and alarm. GET IT: $22; Online at Fred Flare.



Photo Credit: Fred Flare]]>
<![CDATA[Purple Heart Necklace]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:32:17 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/purpleheart1.jpg

HEART BREAKER: Amp up your emotions with this worn gold purple rock candy necklace. The giant heart is a little bit sweet, a little bit rock ‘n roll, just the way designer Rachel Roy likes it. GET IT: $97.50; Online at Rachel Roy.



Photo Credit: Racheol Roy]]>
<![CDATA[Tap & Slither Flats]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:31:49 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*239/18620682_020_b.jpg

CONTRAST: These texture-loaded Tap & Slither flats combine an earthy snakeskin print with hardware that seems poached from your grandmother’s jewelry box, to dazzling effect. GET IT: $148 at Anthropologie; find stores here. 

 



Photo Credit: Anthropologie]]>
<![CDATA[Sip-able Storage]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:26:56 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/081810-wt-hookmaker.jpg

SIP-ABLE STORAGE: They might look like cups jutting out from the wall, but the Hookmaker from Design Glut has more uses than sipping tea -- in fact, the only way you might be able to drink from the wall-mounted storage is through a straw. Luckily, you can put lots of other small items in the curved portion -- anything from loose change to writing utensils -- and utilize the hook on the handle to hold your keys or other dangley things. We like the idea of stringing a few tiles together to make a handy his-and-hers set of storage right on the wall. GET IT: $30, Design Glut.



Photo Credit: Design Glut]]>
<![CDATA[Plaza Bow Coin Purse]]> Mon, 23 Aug 2010 12:30:38 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/168*120/plazachicago.jpg

CHANGE MASTER: Loose change is no longer roaming around freely in your purse, now that this bow coin purse is in the picture. Inspired by New York’s famed plaza hotel, the coin keeper is made of silk satin and doubles as a small purse for a night on the town. GET IT: %70; Online at Kate Spade.



Photo Credit: Kate Spade]]>
<![CDATA[Need a Bigger Boat]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:26:54 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/081910-shark-boat-wt.jpg

NEED A BIGGER BOAT: Forget Jaws -- we're scared to death of this $100,000 mechanical high-speed sub skinned to look like the sea's most mighty predator. The Seabreacher X travels at 25 mph underwater, but can push 50 mph on the surface, all while carrying up to two passengers. It's a slick-looking, fast-moving, vehicle that's got us itching to get to the marina -- if we could find $100k to spare... GET IT: $100,000, Innespace Marine.

P.S. Watch this video below to see what the mean machine can pull off.

Yes, that's a shark-shaped submarine jumping out of the water. You know you want one.



Photo Credit: Rupert Thorpe]]>
<![CDATA[Fish Hotel]]> Thu, 26 Aug 2010 08:18:57 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*120/fishblowl.jpg

NOW YOU SEE ME: We’ve never seen a fishbowl quite like this. The fish hotel is a square-shaped home for your little pets, made of glass and covered with a white plastic outer shell that resembles the architecture of a hotel. Unfortunately for your fishies, there’s no penthouse suite. GET IT: $26.50; Online at Umbra.



Photo Credit: Umbra]]>
<![CDATA[Restore and Reapply: Model Tan by Completely Bare]]> Wed, 06 Jul 2011 07:36:05 -0800 http://media.nbclosangeles.com/images/160*233/COMPLETELYBARE_tanning_lotion.jpg

DO THE GLOW WORM: As beach days dwindling down and tan lines fade, our glowing complexions become a fairly accurate gauge of onset summertime blues. But blues be darned, because Completely Bare (yes, the waxing experts behind both vajazzling and vatooing) declares that you shouldn't give up your summer shade without a fight, or at least some faux tanning lotion. Their Model Tan not only claims to create an even streak-free bronze for your face and body, but also packed their lotion with antioxidants and vitamins A, C, D, and E to restore your summer scorned skin to it's strong and supple best.

BUY IT: Order Model Tan by Completely Bare online for $36, per 8 oz. bottle.

 



Photo Credit: Completely Bare]]>