October 27, 2011

From the creator of the iPod comes Nest, an intuitive thermostat that “learns” your thermal comfort patterns. It pays attention to the climate, your preferred temperature settings, and your living/working patterns, helping to save household energy consumption (not to mention a few bucks). It goes on sale in November for a surprisingly affordable $249 at Best Buy, and claims to work with 85% of American HVAC systems. Bonus: It’s pretty.Check out how it works here and here.via hwentworth via 9to5Mac

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Design Philadelphia

October 14, 2011

In between my 9-5 job, part-time school status, and raising a 2yrs-old, I somehow missed the opening of Design Philadelphia yesterday. So now I’m reorganizing my schedule to see what I can manage to fit into my already packed week ahead. Smashing printers seems fun, as does drooling over DwellStudio in person or visiting the artist studio tours. I’ll let you know what I end up making via twitter. Hope to see you there, wherever that is.

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Paired classics

October 12, 2011

Pendleton + Jacobsen – what a pair! And what a better way to keep that tush warm as the cold weather creeps in. The Good Mod in Portland, OR, is responsible for this limited edition release (with free shipping!), taking vintage Swan chairs and reupholstering them with Pendleton textiles for a graphic refresher on a mid-century classic.

Speaking of Portland and Pendleton, have you seen their Pendleton’s Portland Collection Fall 2011 Look Book? Rich in color and pattern, it will make you want to curl up by the fire with some hot cocoa.

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Gift It

October 7, 2011

I’ve just stumbled on Wantist, the ULTIMATE gift-giving guide. So ultimate that I’m not sure if I should go ahead with my gift guides like last year or just refer you to this site. Upon said stumbling, I scrolled through to find ideas for the upcoming holidays, and ended up finding more things for myself.

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