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Thursday
Aug212014

Ikea experiment with time travel

Ikea never ceases to amaze me with their creativity in their products and in their marketing. This is hilarious. 

It’s no ordinary illusion. Together with hypnotist Justin Tranz, IKEA let young couples experience their future in a fascinating time travel experiment.

In the experiment, world-renowned hypnotist Justin Tranz put a young couple in deep trance before they’re being exposed with potential life-changing events in advance. Guided by Tranz, the young couple embarks on a time journey where different life predictions awaits them – from celebrating a birthday for their imaginary 6-year old daughter, to an odd meeting in the bathroom with the same daughters future boyfriend, years later.

"The everyday is exciting! It’s on those seemingly ordinary days life happens and changes. And when it does, so does our home"..."In the new IKEA catalogue you can find solutions for every episode in life", says Johan Wickmark, Global Catalogue Manager.

Monday
Apr282014

Bungalow 5 giveaway!

I am really excited to announce that we have a giveaway for you all running this week and the prize is pretty sweet! One of our sponsors, the lovely folks over at Bungalow 5, are offering THE LAMP OF YOUR CHOICE from their line of lighting! And you get a shade! And they will ship it to you for free! I went through their entire lamp selection and I guarantee there every room in your home could use that little extra OOMPF with one of their lamps. I can't decide which I like more - the classy Tao lamp? The glam Venice lamp? The mid-century Mariah lamp? The bold, Asian-style Leaf lamp? I am sure you can narrow down your choice to one that you just have to have. All you need to do to enter is to leave a comment on Bungalow 5's Instagram photo or their Facebook entry of the giveaway, including the lamp you would choose if you won. It's that simple. (Open to USA and Canada residents only, and the winner will be announced next Monday on Bungalow 5's FB and IG). 

Here are some spaces that demonstrate just how much impact a fabulous lamp can have... 

Simply Seleta

Liz Carroll

Julie Rootes

And in case you were not quite sold yet (??!!) here are a few more shots from Bungalow 5's showroom. 


Go on and enter the giveaway!

Monday
Feb242014

The bathroom renovation file

Mark Tuckey

There may be light at the end of my bathroom renovation tunnel. The funds are gathered and a builder might just have been found. No firm plans drawn up but we have a builder! Is that putting the horse before the cart? And I have more inspiration pictures. Maybe that's why no firm plans.

Martin Gómez Arquitectos

Alec Hemer

Alex MacArthur

Nicole Franzen

All with a tradition vibe. Then I get the urge to break out with something more modern, with colour, with tile.

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Friday
Jan242014

HomeZada

We were sent an email from the folks at HomeZada and asked to try out their online solution to help manage the home. Man, could I use some home management help! I'm not a very organized person, and I don't spend alot of time in the planning stage of projects. So this site rocks for someone like me. It does all sorts of cool things to help make your life easier.  The main features are tracking and maintaining a home inventory (an account of your possessions and household fixed assets), tracking maintenance about your home and then alerts the homeowner when these maintenance activities need to get done, managing home improvement projects from wish list inception to tracking shopping purchases, to managing the overall project budget or managing multiple projects over time and finally tracking all the finances associated with your home. So it pretty much covers all bases. 

Here is what the main dashboard looks like:

(I like the snooze option - LOL)

This is a sample of the Finances dashboard:

I am a fan of graphs. I like visuals. Graphs are your friend. 

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Saturday
Dec142013

Christmas gift ideas from Freedom

When I was asked to put together a Christmas gift guide by Freedom I wanted to do something a little different. Sure there are lots of great gifts in store for "him" and "her" and "me" but I wanted a challenge. I wanted to tackle the dreaded Work Secret Santa. I hate the Work Secret Santa. I always end up with out of date shortbread or a box of pens nicked from the stationery cupboard. Check out my suggestions from Freedom. All under $25 and starting as low as $6.95.

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My second collection is for the family member who has flown the nest this year. It's so exciting setting up a new home of your own but when you're just starting out all the money goes on the boring basics. Time for a little something extra, something to layer on the personality, something that's not secondhand from mum and dad.  And that something special doesn't have to be expensive just fabulous and fun. Thanks Freedom for the chance to put these guides together and family, if you want to know what to buy me... hint hint hint!

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This is a sponsored post in partnership with Freedom.