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.
Products for the Home
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.
Unless you are familiar with the world of aquatic products you may have not come across the name Fluval before, but they are in fact one of the worlds leading producers of aquatic products, and yes, we are talking about tanks for fishy friends, these guys have been creating quality products for over 35 years. The Fluval 207 Canister Filter has been designed to deliver a range of practical benefits to create a clean and healthy environment for your fish, it has a high level of filtration, which means less maintenance, (less time spent elbow deep in scummy f
When we brought our sweet little kittens home, we provided them with a little kitten litter box to do their little kitten business in. We had read that by putting the boxes by the cat flap, you can slowly teach them to go to the loo outside. Six years later and my cats will run indoors to use the litter tray and go straight back outside again, so that was a massive fail. So, knowing that we will be using litter boxes for the foreseeable future, we were more than happy to try out the Magic Blue Litter Box Jumbo from Catit.
When you first decide to take the step from bitter garbage coffee (I think the supermarkets call it ‘instant’) into the world of fresh delicious coffee, it can be difficult to know which of the vast quantity of coffee-related gadgets you might need or which style of coffee preparation will become your method of choice. The first step is to get yourself a coffee grinder - unless you fancy doing it by hand, this will be a necessary starting point for every cup of coffee you’re going to make in your new, ‘proper coffee’ life.
It was only after a trip to America I realised how uncomfortable my pillows were, it becomes one of those things you are so used to you don’t even notice until you have something to compare it to, in the US, in every hotel we stayed in, even the skankiest motel they seemed to have the softest pillows and no less than about eight per bed (I’m not sure how many people they expect to share a bed), on my return it felt like my pillow was stuffed with rocks.
If you have been to a hotel or a friend’s house where they have a large rainforest style shower head, it seems amazing at first until you realise it doesn’t detach from the wall so if all you need to do is wash your hair, shave your legs, rinse your feet (we don’t want to know what you get up to) you have to strip off and jump in.
Do you remember those days when if you needed to change the channel on your TV would have to get up off your butt and physically walk over and press a button? Then remotes came along and life got a little better, the modern version of this is smart home products which allow you to control all sorts of everyday items from your phone, from having the kettle already boiled for when you walk in the door to being able to turn your heating off when you are out.
I follow a flexible but healthy diet (if you ignore the chocolate and takeaways), but often turn to the scales numerous times a day. I weigh the honey I put on my yogurt at breakfast, weigh my veg to make sure I get the proper portion size for my 5-a-day, and we cook most evening meals from scratch, which involves weighing out lots of ingredients.