• Numi: The Throne of Champions

    Posted April 22, 2013 By in Personal With | Comments Off on Numi: The Throne of Champions Numi: The Throne of Champions

    A foot warmer, a heated seat that automatically goes up and down, a built-in music system, a Bluetooth receiver for users to stream audio from their mobile devices, an SD card to access custom playlists or personalized welcome messages, a USB port for software updates, and ambient lighting that features seven different colors to choose from.”

    All of these specifications sound like the list of accessories you’d expect to find in the latest and greatest luxury car about to burst upon the automotive scene.

    But it’s not. It’s a…toilet?

    It’s hard to believe but these features are everything that comes with the most recent innovation from Kohler- The Numi Toilet.

    Priced at a measly $6,390, you too can enjoy the luxury of a toilet the will greet you with a personalized message, glow whatever color you like, and play you a victory song as the built-in bidet washes you clean.

    To me, the Numi raises several questions in my mind. In a world where technology is becoming native to everything we do and embedded in everything we touch, are there some areas where certain technology should never exist? Like the toilet?

    Will we ever reach a point in time where it is commonplace for your toilet to need monthly updates? More importantly, is your bathroom experience truly enhanced by ambient lights and custom playlists streaming  from beneath you? And really, what are the consequences of having built-in slots for USB and SD cards in a toilet?

    So will the Numi set the standard for commode culture or is it a just an over-priced gimmick?

    What has Kholer done to  Wall-E?!

    What has Kohler done to
    Wall-E?!

  • Fancy Box

    Posted April 12, 2013 By in Personal With | Comments Off on Fancy Box Fancy Box

    A couple of weeks ago I decided to check out Fancy. I had gotten a free $15 code to use on the site so I thought I’d see what it was all about.

    “What is Fancy?” you ask? Well Fancy describes itself in the following way:

    Fancy is the place to discover, collect and buy from a crowd-curated catalog of amazing goods, wonderful places and great stores.

    Part store, magazine and wish list, Fancy is the best place to buy great things.

    www.thefancy.com

    Similar to how Pinterest operates as a social photo sharing website, the ultimate objective is to find objects that you would be interested in purchasing. The website takes the items you “fancy’d” and shows you more based on that taste preference.

    My first foray into Fancy left me with one overwhelming conclusion: “Fancy” means expensive.

    But as I delved deeper into Fancy I found that the expensive tastes are not all there is to the site. There is in fact a wide range of low to medium priced products that are very interesting and unique. But what really drew my attention was the Fancy Box.  

    The Fancy Box is a monthly subscription service featuring a collection of some of the most fancy’d items, curated by the fancy community. Each box includes $80.00+ of products in the categories of your choice. And it only costs $39.

    So I decided to take the plunge and ordered the Fancy box. Here’s what came in the box this month!

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    So here’s the breakdown for how I came out ahead financially with the Fancy Box:

    1. Nanda Home Clocky Runaway Alarm Clock: $39
    2. Kikkerland Head Massager: $15
    3. Pilot and Captain JFK New York T-Shirt: $38
    4. Music Branch Headphone Splitter: $15
    5. “Stuff Every Man Should Know”  by Brett Cohen: $15

    Total value of my Fancy Box: $122. I paid $24 for it plus the $15 gift card!

    Given, a lot of these things are really random items. Do I need a clock that rolls away on wheels when it goes off so I have to chase it down to turn it off? No, but it’s pretty cool all the same.

    For me opening the Fancy Box was like having an early Christmas present. I had no idea what to expect from it, but it definitely invokes that childlike glee of opening a gift when it arrived. If you’ve got a couple of dollars to spare this month, I’d highly suggest trying out the Fancy Box!

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    Try Fancy Today!