We continue our countdown to Mother’s day with more electrically-inspired gift ideas for your mom:
Nikha Jewelry makes a copper and brass necklace with the Electrical Resistance formula stamped in for $14 (plus shipping).
Redesigned Furniture makes tables from reclaimed electrical wire spools. The tables range in price from $100 – $225 (plus shipping):
Stark060 creates earrings with the transistor symbol for $10:
And last for today’s installment is Chippy Charlie’s repurposed Antique Teal Electrical Insulators into votive holders.
For more electrically inspired gift ideas, visit last week’s Part One post. And stay tuned for Part III.
Why didn’t someone think of this sooner? Pivot Power brings us an ingenious spin on the power outlet strip by making it adjustable! Each of the 6 outlets pivot on the strip to get in and out of awkward places.
The adjustable power strip also has surge protection. You get all this for a very affordable $29.99.
Mother’s Day is less than 3 weeks away! Be unconventional in your gift giving this year with one of these electrically inspired gifts. I’ll be posting more electrical inspired gift ideas over the next 19 days, so be sure to check back regularly…
The Amery Studios shop on Etsy.com creates earrings made from upcycled ethernet cable:
Designers Chelsea Green and James Minola transform transform electrical wires colorful and stylish rings by twisting and knotting strands. These rings were created to prolong the lifespan of landfill-bound wires. When you’re ready to recycle your ring, simply undo its knot and walk it to its proper recycling bin. The Electric Love Ring is onsale at Uncommon Goods for just $6.99.
Today’s final selection is the Electric Love Bangle created by GrainDesigns. The bracelet is hand-knotted bangles of reclaimed electrical wire. The bracelet is available in a variety of colors at GrainDesign.com for $28.
Outlet covers shaped like classic bandages – adorable! And, a unique baby gift for expecting moms. Prevent unwanted ouches by covering your outlets with these super-cute outlet covers shaped like classic bandages. An inexpensive and cute way to keep your home safe for little ones. Ouchlet outlet covers cost $7/package.
Ouchlets start shipping on April 29th – order yours today!
We were thrilled to see our customer Baxter Brewing featured in April’s edition of Lewiston Auburn Magazine (pp 34-46). It’s exciting to see a local business expanding, and doing so with sustainability as central to their plans. As we work with Luke to design the lighting for their expanded operations, we’re looking into alternatives like energy-efficient lighting (LED and CFL options), motion controlled sensors, etc.
Many of our customers are becoming interested in energy-efficient lighting. Our customers are learning that energy efficiency is not just good for the environment and for the soul, but good for the bottom line as well.
We’re a featured expert in this month’s L/A Magazine! Explore expert previews of 2013 Construction & Design trends from us, and others, in this month’s edition. It seems we’re all in agreement that energy efficiency is the leading L/A trend.
Any easy way for anyone to jump on the energy efficiency bandwagon is by switching to LED lights.
If you don’t already subscribe to L/A Magazine, you should. It’s packed with stories on local trends, people, entertainment, etc. I look forward to receiving each issue, and know you will too
West Elm has some fantastic lighting options at a reasonable price. Although the closest West Elm is located in Boston, they do have reasonable shipping rates and 30-day Satisfaction Guarantee. The West Elm 20% off lighting sale will end soon – so check it out today!
LED light bulbs are a great way to be more energy-efficient. Although they are more expensive to purchase, their long-term savings can be worth the investment.
LED bulbs last longer than incandescent, so you don’t have to replace them as often. They also don’t produce as much heat, which can translate to air conditioning savings in the summer. In Entrepreneur’s December 2012 issue, the article How I saved $24,000 has Chris Manning of Travaasa Experiential Resorts citing that an investment of $7,500 to replace 100 incandescent bulbs in a 2,000 square foot art gallery saved them $24,000.
If you are looking to replace your incandescent bulbs, LEDs can be a great money-saving alternative.
We love to give tips on how to save energy – and thus lower your electricity bill. There is no better way than simply not plugging in to begin with. But let’s face it…if you are anything like me, the convenience of leaving an appliance (my mobile phone) plugged in often outweighs the hassle of unplugging it. But now, there is a nifty little gadget called the Plug Out Plug Organizer that makes unplugging easy. Once my phone is charged, I can unplug, but snap my plug into the organizer for easy access when I once again need a charge. Best of all, it’s less than $10 and comes in two color schemes.
As the weather cools down, we finish raking leaves and closing the pool, it seems like a good time to remind our readers of several tips that are pertinent in the winter months.
As the holidays draw closer, we’ll also post some tips about holiday lighting. And remember, no matter how many precautions you take, you should always have working fire alarms and a class C fire extinguisher available.