Category Archives: LIVING

Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

When rich person talks about sustainability, we bet they hardly think to start from their home. However, if you beg to differ or decide it is time to start to start with a sustainable home (beside NOT jet setting with your private jet…), then the Casa Vista Paraiso Sustainable Home maybe right up your alley, well, that’s you are prepared to move your ass to Costa Rica, where this beautiful property awaits. Built by Catalfumo Construction, this sprawling 8,950 square foot private luxury estate sits in a forest sanctuary overlooking the golf course greens within the Los Sueños Resort and boasts 5 bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a state-of-the-art chef’s kitchen, intricately cut tile, Costa Rican hardwood, and granite – lots of it. But how is it ‘sustainable’? Well, here’s the gist: Continue reading Casa Vista Paraiso: A ‘Sustainable’ Luxury Living In Costa Rica

Clair-S May Be The Future Of Air Purifiers, One That’ll Coax You To Sleep

While a air purifier does help to keep the air in your home a little cleaner, but having clean air does little help you fall or sleep, or ensure you stay asleep when do you do managed to enter the la la land. Obviously, difficultly in falling asleep or light sleeper is a problem everyone experience, but if you do, maybe the Clair-S can be of some help. So what the heck is Clair-S? Well, Clair-S is basically two things in one; it is an air purifier and it is also a white noise producing Bluetooth speaker that will help coax you to sleep. So, for someone who has difficulty falling to sleep, I guess you could say Clair-S is kind of a gadget that kills two birds with a stone. Continue reading Clair-S May Be The Future Of Air Purifiers, One That’ll Coax You To Sleep

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, Now With Amazon Alexa

Door lock has come a long way. Through the years, mankind has used all sort of locking to secure their pad, ranging from key lock to numeric pad to biometric scan, and now what? Even voice? Apparently, so, starting with Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt with Amazon Alexa integration. How exactly it works is not clear. All we know is with Alexa integration, Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt will allow Alexa-enabled devices, such as Amazon Echo, to lock, as well as check the status of a user’s door via a Wink or Samsung SmartThings hub from the comfort of a living room, bedroom, or kitchen. Ok, maybe, it is not actually a voice-based lock, but it is a start. Continue reading Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt, Now With Amazon Alexa

Innovative MagnetTab Makes Clunky Coat Hanger A Thing Of The Past

You know how some movies show the actor coming into a room and hang his or her coat by just throwing? I am sure it took more than one take for such a scene and also, I am pretty sure some of us had, at one point in time, try to replicate this coat throwing act. Some get it, some don’t, but hey, this is the 21st century, so there’s ought to be a better way to ensure what you threw sticks, right? As it turns out, there is a way and it is called MagnetTab. MagnetTab is essentially a metal board that you mount on the wall with adhesive tape and it works alongside tiny accessories called MagnetButtons (or ‘loops’) to ‘stick’ your coat on the MagnetTab, or any metal surfaces. Continue reading Innovative MagnetTab Makes Clunky Coat Hanger A Thing Of The Past

These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Toy action figures you find at retail stores like Toy’r Us are, well, just toys. Unlike those coming from Hot Toys, they are designed to be played with (or should we say, ‘toyed’ with) by kids and sometimes, grown ups like myself. In other words, they are hardly worthy of collectors’ time. I guess we can blame it on its mass-produced, less-than-idea quality, but one Japanese Instagrammer, Hot.Kenobi, changed the way we look at these ‘toy-quality’ action figures. Continue reading These Toy Figures Photos Are The Best Thing To Happen To Plastic Toys

Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

During the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) last month, American automaker surprised visitors with a unlikely ‘concept car’: a life-size LEGO Batmobile straight out of LEGO animated flick The LEGO Batman Movie. Created in collaboration with students from Detroit’s Cody Rouge community, A World in Motion and First LEGO League, this bricksomeful crimefighting vehicle, which stretches 17 feet long (a little shorter than Sawaya’s creation), measures 9.25 feet across and stands 6.92 feet tall (about 5.2 x 2.8 x 2.1 meters), is made up of a whopping 344,187 LEGO bricks and weighs in at a hefty 1,695.5 pounds (769 kg). The tires alone account for 400 pounds (181 kg), each weighing no less than 100 pounds (45 kg!). Continue reading Look, Chevrolet Built A Life-size The LEGO Batman Movie’s Batmobile

It Takes Just 4 Person 4 Hours To Put Up This Flat-pack Ikea House

One of the greatest hurdles with humanitarian aid is proper shelter. We are not talking about just a roof over the head, but one that is humanized, you know, a shelter that protects folks living within from the element with reasonable comfort. With this mind, a modular, adaptable temporary house, called Better Shelter, was designed and it has been in deployment since 2015. The brainchild behind this ingenious temporary shelter solution is none other than Ikea, which kind of makes cos’ when it comes to flat-packing, no one knows better then the Swedish furniture giant. Continue reading It Takes Just 4 Person 4 Hours To Put Up This Flat-pack Ikea House

These Odd Shaped Buildings In Japan Hints What The Company Does

Iconic architectures like the Louvre, the Big Ben, the Empire State Building and Sydney Opera House are immediately recognizable because, they are, well, famous. If they weren’t, we won’t have a clue of what they do or sell. So, what do an organization do, if its building is not a famous architecture and the company still feel the need to announced what they are doing? Easy. Branding AKA signboards, but for some Japanese companies, a neon-lit logo slapped on a building is never enough; the building itself has to look the part, or at least points to what the company is all about. Continue reading These Odd Shaped Buildings In Japan Hints What The Company Does

This Smart Makeup Mirror Auto Adjust The Light To Achieve ‘True Light’

Unfortunately, not everything in life is WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get). Makeup is one of them. How? Because, lighting. Don’t get it? Think of its as a computer monitor color calibration. What you see (color) may not the actual tone because of color isn’t properly calibrated. Get the idea now? To counter this, a startup, Juno Co., developed a new kind of makeup mirror that it touts as the smartest makeup mirror ever. Juno Smart Makeup Mirror, as it is called, goes beyond serving as a ring light equipped mirror that provides light when putting on makeup; the light is, as the product name implies, smart – thanks to your smartphone. Continue reading This Smart Makeup Mirror Auto Adjust The Light To Achieve ‘True Light’

DUO – A Minimal And Yet Sophisticated Ball Pen That’s Also A Stylus

If styluses haven’t catch on with you, it is safe to say you are one who still prefer the good old way of writing and sketching. Well, in that case, here’s an uber stylish writing instrument worthy of your consideration: DUO. DUO is the brainchild of UK-based 529 Studio and it is a pen that begs for attention. It is as minimal as a pen can get, boasting a 6082 aluminum construction, anodized to enhance the beauty and durability and within, it gets a robust steel and brass twist mechanism. To a layman, DUO maybe just another pretty pen, but to the folks at 529 Studio, it is a symbol of their pursuit for the perfect writing instrument. Continue reading DUO – A Minimal And Yet Sophisticated Ball Pen That’s Also A Stylus