Aurelle LED Candles by Philips

These Aurelle LED Candles were recently introduced by Philips. They are similar to Candela Rechargeable Lamps, but use less toxic NIMH batteries instead of NiCads. These lamps actually flicker like a real candle (I’m not sure if I’d want that or not). They last six hours on a charge, and come with a recharging base. More information from Philips. A …

Bamboo Fiber Table “Linen”

More bamboo fiber! This time it’s table linen made in Thailand out of 100% bamboo. The bamboo fiber has a linen-esq texture. Great for the dinner table because bamboo fiber is naturally antibacterial. The set consists of 4 placemats, coasters, and napkins. Available from Antiki for $38.

IPath Hemp Jeans

Almost all jeans are made of cotton today, because, at the time the cotton gin was invented, nobody has the technology to process the tough fibers of hemp into a soft fabric. Hemp grew better than cotton in poorer soil conditions, and didn’t require pesticides, but it was discarded in those early days. Today we have the technology to process …

Portable, Motion-Detecting LED Lights

Portable, motion-detecting LED lights are an efficient way to light rooms at night for a few minutes. This portable light from Maxxima, turns on when you enter a room in the dark (similar to motion-detecting outdoor lights), then turns off after 30 seconds of non-motion. It runs on four AA batteries (we suggest using NIMH rechargeables), and should last about …