Happy Mother’s Day To My Very Feminist Wife

Happy Mother's Day To My Very Feminist Wife

Just want to wish my lovely wife a very happy Mother’s Day.

My wife is a big feminist!

She doesn’t like to do too much cooking, cleaning, laundry etc.

More for good ‘ol hubby–me–to do.

For example, today I am painting my daughter’s room.

I did the heavy lifting on this.

Now my wife and daughter and doing the corners and touch up.

Hey, it’s all in a day’s work for a modern-day husband.

But I love my wife and family.

Even if there’s a little more for me to share in. 😉

(Source Photo: Michelle Blumenthal)

Don’t Swim Off Your Balcony

Amazing new dual 37 story residential towers in Mumbai, India called the Aquaria Grande.

And it features…glass balcony pools!

I doubt you can do laps in these things, but maybe nice just to cool off and enjoy your luxury living arrangements.

Wonder if this up to building code?

Also, if you don’t swim, can you use it as an aquarium or perhaps for catching the fish of the day? 😉

(Thanks to Dave Zeppieri, Sr. for the post on Facebook)

Brilliant Knife Set Design

Deglon Meeting Knife SetI came across this brilliant knife set by French company, Deglon, called Meeting–I would assume it’s called that because of how the knives meet up and fit together into a single stainless steel block.


I love the the simplicity and eloquence, and these won the European Cutlery Design Award.


There are four knives in this set for paring, utility, chef, and fillet. 

Deglon also has a steak knife set–similar concept in that the knives fit together, but they stack rather than fit inside each other, so it is cute, but has less of a wow-factor. 


My other concern with these knifes is their handle which doesn’t have a cushioned or rubberized grib–so for lots of cooking and cutting, I am not sure how comfortable or slip-resistant these are to use.


Similarly, some of the knives may not be so quick and easy to pull them out and use, especially the ones that are tucked inside the others. 


Perhaps, these are an example of form versus function–where this contemporary knife set look very beautiful, but how practical are they for everyday use?


At $750, I am pretty sure these are better than anything I use regularly, but I am definitely no chef! 😉


(Source Photo: Andy Blumenthal screenshot at Deglon.com)