Crazy Sink


This crazy water faucet in Florida has no sink basin. 


Where does the water go?


Product design takes a new turn, but the water just dish-appears!  😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

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Turkish Lights

Just wanted to share these beautiful Turkish lights that I found in Hollywood, Florida. 


We had a delicious lunch at L’Chaim Asian Cuisine and Steak House–the honey chicken was to die for–OMG, it was like candy!


Afterwards, we walked about the shopping strip there and came across this store with these amazing lights. 


It was a hookah (not hookers!) store which I am completely not interested in, having never smoked a cigarette or anything my entire life–true!


But these light were gorgeous. 


I took these pictures and was even tempted to buy one–loved the colors and happiness of them. 


Held off for now, too many nice things, especially since we then followed up with a day trip to Saw Grass Mills today–what an unbelievably huge shopping and outlet mall.


I know it must definitely be time to head home soon, because the shopping experience down here is wearing me down–just kidding, but it’s definitely a paradise not only for the beach, but for the  shopping fun as well. 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

@DC Design House For National Children’s Hospital

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wealthy couple built this amazing mansion in Potomac, Maryland.



But sadly before they could enjoy it, the wife developed a terminal illness. 



The husband allowed the house to showcased in a design talent competition with the various rooms decorated by all different interior designers.



…And the house to be shown for charity for National Children’s Health System. 



Here are some photos from this wonderful fundraising event. 



(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

2 Heads And A House

2 Heads and a House
My daughter took this photo on a trip to Spain. 



In America, in front of the McMansions, it is not atypical to see interesting statues (perhaps of lions or fantasy guard creatures), ancient fountains, and even modern art.



I thought this European house was unique with some busts of a man and woman on each side of the gate to the front door. 



Wonder whether these are actually supposed to look the owners or are just randomly funny.



Also, the color match the orange house and yellow entranceway sort of perfectly.



Either way, it makes you take a 2nd and 3rd look.



Why is the man bust smiling and the woman bust looking so miserable here (or is that just representative of what most “traditional” marriages are about)?



Wouldn’t it be sort of funny if every home had busts or large photos or other representation prominently and widely displayed of the family inside. 



No more mystery of who lives there and more warmth and personalization. 



When you sell/buy property, you just have to take all of yourselves with you. 😉



(Note: no idol worship please.)



(Source Photo: Rebecca Blumenthal)

Light Up Your Life


We’ve seen colored light bulbs before…very hippie.



However, I like the Misfit Bolt, which is a multi-colored bulb, whose combinations are controlled by an app on your smartphone or -watch. 



It’s was introduced at the Consumer and Electronics Show (CES) in Vegas this week. 



And it has lighting that simulates landscapes such as a beach sunset, forest, island volcano, rainbow, and more. 



It can also be set as an alarm to wake you up to a simulated sunrise.



At $50, it’s more than a mood ring–how you feeling today, buddy?



But how nice to relax to, wake up with, and to create some pick me up feeling lighting around you. 😉