My beat-up old Corsa that likes to break down almost exclusively during important events, (my wedding day, Christmas day and family meals), I’m beginning to think some of my anxiety issues have rubbed off on it and it can’t handle social situations. I have seen that little yellow engine management light pop up on the dash more times than I care to remember and 9 times out of 10 it is a relatively simple problem to fix, but as I have no way of knowing the problem we regularly pay out silly amounts of money to our mechanic.
Shabs’s first taste of motherhood included an emergency caesarean, struggling with the inability to breastfeed and developing postnatal depression, topped off with the issues of leaving the flat carrying a baby, pushchair and bags down the stairs with her caesarean stitches, she decided to take things into her own hands by fashioning her very own baby wrap. Shabs believes this helped her to finally feel the bond that she didn’t realise she was lacking due the trauma of the first few weeks, and the combination of skin-to-skin contact and seeing her baby asl
Twelve South are a company that primarily design accessories for Apple products. Whilst they’re best known for creating the BookBook, a stylish case for iPhones and MacBooks giving the device the appearance of a book, they have recently come out with the AirFly, a handy adapter for connecting Bluetooth headphones to non-Bluetooth devices.
The first thing you will notice about the Load Up 22” Carry On from 5.11 Tactical is the exceptional build quality, it looks like a premium product but more than that you can tell it has been carefully crafted with the best of materials. It has been specifically created to protect your belongings whilst travelling by plane; the compact size means it is suitable as carry-on for most international and domestic flights.
Surely it makes sense that the tech we use to track our runs should be on our feet, not strapped to our arms, so it was only a matter of time before this tech made its way into our running shoes. The Under Amour HOVR Infinite Running Shoes come with a sensor imbedded into the shoe that digitally connects your feet to your phone. Fear not - this doesn’t have an impact on the weight or comfort of the shoe. It can be synced after your run, letting you take to the streets whilst leaving your phone at home (try it, you will feel liberated).
Throw on some Lycra and back comb your hair; we are heading back to the 1981 when Dave Theurer and Atari combined to create Tempest. This iconic arcade game came along and smashed a few boundaries with a bunch of firsts. This game was one of the first games that used Atari's Colour-QuadraScan vector display technology. It allowed players to choose their starting level via the Atari "SkillStep" system, and was also the first system that allowed you to increase the maximum starting level depending on the player's performance in the previous game.
Tala is an award-winning lighting brand that aims to create beautiful and stylish lighting that can help to mitigate climate change. This London-based studio focuses on the tension between sustainability, technology and design throughout their collections. These contemporary designs carefully select methods and materials based on their environmental impact, and remain committed to reducing carbon emissions in the atmosphere. Tala also donate a percentage of their revenue to reforestation programmes in the UK, the US and around the world.
Have you ever been in the situation were you are curled up in bed thinking, “Jeez, I’m freezing,” and then have the internal battle as to whether or not you can face crawling out from underneath the duvet to put the heating on, or to ignore the fact you can’t feel your feet and hopefully fall asleep? Wouldn’t it be better if you could just poke one hand out of your cocoon, open an app and turn the heat on? Well, yes, of course it would. The Wiser Multi Zone Kit 1 does just that.
We have had a few sunny days in the UK recently, which has prompted us to suddenly remember that there is an uncovered area attached to the property that we haven’t visited for the last six months. We like to call it our garden, but nature has been trying to claim it back as one of its own ever since we moved in. The only way to fight back against mother nature and her unrelenting army of flora is with good quality gardening tools. Thankfully, Stihl have a wide range to tackle a variety of garden dramas.