blanca gomez note cards

blanca gomez note cards

In addition to their custom photo offering, Moo introduced a collection of designer art cards that include some surprisingly progressive artists such as Blanca Gomez, John Burgerman and Kosuke Ikeda. Moo rocks. Cards and stickers are available at Moo for $20-$25.

Foldable Solar Charger

Foldable Solar Charger

This Brunton Flexible 14-Watt Solar Charger ($300) rolls up to a compact size so you can take it on the road with ease. Take it with you on the next family vacation, and you’ll never have to worry again how or where to charge your computer, cell phone or power your video camera. Durable construction prevents rips and snags. Automatic charger works even in low light.

Got extra cash to spend?

Got extra cash to spend?

How about a hand-written page from Napoleon? And a love story of all things. In Paris today, one page from Napoleon’s manuscript about an ill-fated love affair will be auctioned off for around $29,000 to $44,000. From Forbes.com on Dec 1, 2007… The tale is about a young officer who befriends two sisters and falls in love with the more spiritual of the two. The story was loosely based on Napoleon’s short-lived romance with Desiree Clary, the sister of his…

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peace with coffee

peace with coffee

More down-to-earth than hippie, these red Peace Mugs make a great gift for the less confrontational friends. The set of four is $38 at Sundance.

choose peace

choose peace

Even man’s best friend advises to choose peace this holiday. Actually, everyday. Peace Dog T-Shirt is $19.99 at CafePress. via ThisNext

solar star string lights

solar star string lights

Create a star wonderland in your own backyard. These LED star string lights charge during day by a solar panel and automatically lights up at night, with each star slowly changing color. Six stars come on an 18 foot strand. $60

garden in a bag

garden in a bag

Garden-in-a-bag is a sweet-looking growing kit that comes self-sufficient in its own bag that can be used as the container. Choose from a variety of seeds, including basil, snapdragons, mint, strawberries, more. $7.95

charlie brown’s pathetic christmas tree

charlie brown’s pathetic christmas tree

   Does this hit you at the heart or what? One of my all-time favorite childhood memories – watching A Charlie Brown Christmas. You, too, can have your own pathetic tree, with one single red ornament included, for $24 at Urban Outfitters. (I highly recommend buying early. Last year they sold out by the end of November.)     Other notable Charlie Brown gifts…                         A Charlie Brown Christmas        A Charlie Brown Christmas           …

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new toy, oh boy!

new toy, oh boy!

 One of my favorite companies, iRobot (maker of the robotic vacuum, the Roomba) recently introduced Loog, the remote controlled gutter cleaning bot. I am actually jealous gutter cleaning does not fall under my list of house duties. Check out this cool robotic gadget in action…   Winner of the Best of Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the Home Appliance category at the 2008 International Consumer Electronic Showcase (CES), Loog is available at iRobot for $169.99.  Bet hubby does not have…

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peace wreath

peace wreath

What better way to greet your guests, before you even answer the door. Peace. It soothes the soul. Though not a part of Feng Shui practices, I’ll it would get a nod of approval nonetheless. Hand-crafted using organic Shore Pine gathered from the Pacific Northwest, this 18″ Peace Wreath is available at Organic Bouquet for $64.95.