moderna hourglass

colorful moderna hourglassesOld school is new again. Our new hourglasses in pale blues and browns are fun and functional. We’ve polled our customers and some of our favorite uses for them have been: a time out counter for the kids (or for your husband), for cooking, meditation and more!

Mini 5 minute ones have also just arrived in bright aqua and lime green sand.


04.06.10 / gift ideas, new arrivals / Author: / Comments: (1)
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great coffee table book

Rainbow in Your Hand flip bookThis flip book by Masashi Kawamura creates a three dimensional rainbow as you flip instead of your typical animation. Rainbow in Your Hand is hot in Japan and making its way to the US. A great coffee table book, your guests will be amazed at its simplicity.


03.05.10 / gift ideas, stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (0)
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gifts for our readers

We are happy to introduce our new blog format! And to celebrate, we are randomly selecting 3 comments and giving you a gift as a Thank You for supporting us.  Simply post a comment to this or any of your favorite articles posted on this page by clicking on the comments box on the upper right hand corner of the article or by scrolling to the end of the article. You will need to enter your name and email to comment. Your email address will remain private, but we will need it to contact you if you win! Your comment may not show right away, but don’t worry, you will be notified of this when you post.

Comments will be closed and we will select names on Wednesday May 13, 2009.

Teabag Teapot valued at $19.99
A box of What a Pear! Organic Tea valued at $14.99
Murex Shell Tealight Holder valued at $19.99


05.06.09 / stuff we love / Author: / Comments: (1)
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milk room diffuser


Milk Room Diffuser

Milk Room Diffuser

Want to freshen up your home and get rid of the winter doldrums? Try our best selling Milk room diffuser.

Room diffusers, popular in Italy for many years before their arrival in America, are a clever and simple way to scent a room. Scent, usually in the form of an essential oil blend, is collected in a bottle with reeds or sticks placed inside. The oil is wicked up the sticks and the scent travels through the air creating a constant, soft, yet unmistakeable scent. Their is a certain elegance to the bottle with the reeds in it. And the faintest wind or stirring of a passerby can bring with it the beautiful signature scent. Safer than burning candles, the scent will last, depending on altitude and weather, 2-9 months.

Our best selling Milk room diffuser is a blend of vanilla, almond, coconut and cream. Well balanced, the coconut and vanilla are not over powering. The room diffuser scent is best described as soft, creamy and sweet. The bottle is simple and classic, quite beautiful with traditional or modern decor. It is quite easy to personalize the bottle by tying beautiful decorative ribbon to it.  It makes a wonderful wedding gift or housewarming gift. 

A room diffuser scent like Milk is great in a bedroom or spa where you may not want an overpowering invigorating scent.  Should you want to mask odors in a kitchen, for example, we suggest the famously fresh and citrus-like Verbena or floral Egyptian Jasmine.

As with any high quality room diffuser, keep away from direct sunlight to avoid rapid evaporation. To “strengthen” the scent in a room, turn the sticks over occasionally to keep the reeds damper than normal. Take empty bottles or reeds and place them in your car or drawers to scent the small area.


05.06.09 / aromatherapy, gift ideas / Author: / Comments: (3)
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