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Hold a Door Open a Crack – the Easy Way, with Door Monkey

We all know how difficult it is to make a door stay open a crack to let some fresh air circulate or to reassure kids who refuse to sleep with the door closed. Sure, you can put something between the door and the door frame to keep it from slamming shut. But how do you keep it from opening more than you want it to? The Door Monkey is the answer.


Last Updated on Monday, 17 January 2011 14:07

Air Cooler PLUS – The Alternative to an Air Conditioner or Swamp Cooler

If you can’t stand the heat but can’t physically install an air conditioner in your home, you have few options left. You can either use a compact, cheap but inefficient fan or the good old evaporative cooler or swamp cooler, which isn’t much better. Now there’s the Air Cooler PLUS, which doesn’t need an opening to evacuate the heat but that’s still more efficient than the other options. And you can move it around your home to cool whatever needs to be cooled.

Last Updated on Monday, 28 September 2009 10:56

Racor Gravity Bike Rack – Organize Your Garage

Bikes are a nuisance in the garage. They always take up too much space, making it hard to park your car or to open your car door to get in or out of your vehicle. The obvious garage-organizing solution is to store them vertically by hanging them on the wall. Many space-saving bike racks are around, but most require you to drill holes, and once mounted, you can’t easily move them to another place in the garage when required. The Racor Pro PLB-2R Gravity Bike Stand might be your solution - no bolts required.

Last Updated on Friday, 12 March 2010 03:47

Combined Solar Garden Light and Bug Zapper

Maybe you didn’t install accent lights in your garden because you didn’t want to pull wires or you had cold feet about the extra electricity bill? Or maybe you fancy an electric bug zapper on your terrace but you dislike fetching the cable reel each evening to plug it in? Now there are solar garden lights with bug zapper, that solve all problems at once – and there are designs for every taste. But do they work for mosquitoes?

Last Updated on Monday, 16 August 2010 14:42

Cable Capture Organizes Your Cable Clutter

Cables are always too long and too short at the same time. Too short when you need that few inches of extra reach, and too long for the rest of the time, when they’re just lying in your way. Several elegant solutions exist, such as the SimpleToo or the Cord-It, that enable you to roll cables up until they’re the exact length you need. These are very elegant when you just need to get one cable under control, but if you’re fighting real cable clutter such as in your home office, the Cable Capture cable organizer looks more promising.

Last Updated on Friday, 07 May 2010 10:19

Racor Heavy-Lift Storage System – Garage Ceiling Becomes Storage Space

Finally, a way to put your garage ceiling to use! Have you ever thought about the use of space in your garage? You park one or two cars in there on a spot where, usually, you never walk because when you're at home, the car is too. How about making some use of the space above your car, then?


Last Updated on Saturday, 23 January 2010 14:09

Tip – How To Hide Your Audio&Video Components Out Of Sight

I'm a fan of good music, and I do value a good-quality hi-fi & multimedia installation at home. But unless you're a fan of a pile of dust-collecting, flashing square boxes in your living room, AV components are not the prettiest of objects to have in your home. Unless you can shell out the money for a designer Bang & Olufsen installation, of course, in which case you can skip what follows, since you obviously want your investment to be seen by everyone.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 March 2011 14:06

Wireless Bedroom LED Reading Light

For those visionary people among you who have already foreseen cable ducts at the head end of your bed, it's a piece of cake to install a reading light. As long as you manage to connect three mains wires to a lamp, of course. So far, the other lights we've reviewed – like the Lili Lite - have had to be content with wires hanging off the wall. This wireless overbed lamp at least overcomes this problem. It uses LEDs instead of bulbs and can therefore be battery operated.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2010 06:38

Lili Lite – Bedroom Bookshelf and Reading Light in One

In my bedroom there's always a pile of books and magazines waiting patiently to be read, collecting dust under the bed, or falling from the night table while sleeping. Sound familiar? Well, now there's a solution. The Lili Lite is a simply cleverly designed bookshelf plus reading light to mount on your wall. Besides the fact that it looks really attractive, it also saves you space next to your bed.


Last Updated on Friday, 26 February 2010 06:39

Rakku Designs – Space-saving Revolving Shoe Rack

Are you a shoe addict? Then you're probably not happy with the storage space your hobby takes up in the closet. And if you like challenges, an interesting one is when you need the shoebox at the bottom of the pile and try to pull it out without the whole pile coming down. Rakku Designs have designed an original solution to your problems.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 June 2010 09:51