ZEP WITHOUT WORDS
If there’s a bustle in your hedgerow because you can’t for your life figure out what the lyrics of Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway to Heaven” mean, don’t be alarmed now; there’s a miniature music box made by Kikkerland available at Books & Books that can play the melody of one of rock ‘n’ roll’s most famous songs — without words. Just turn the little crack and you’ll hear the melancholy music of “Stairway to Heaven” without having to wonder how, according to the lyrics, someone can see in their thoughts voices of those who stand looking. Really makes me wonder, indeed. Available with other handy tunes, like “Happy Birthday to You” and the “Wedding March” as well.
WHAC-A-MOLE FOR CATS
Cats have a hunting instinct and as most cat owners can attest, any wiggling finger or toe can become prey to a cat in hunter mode. PetFusion’s Pounce interactive cat toy available at Must Love Dogs could be the perfect solution to keeping your toes and fingers scratch-free. When turned on, this battery-operated toy randomly pops colourful turkey feathers out of six different holes. The toy features non-skid feet that allow it to stay put on hard surfaces and an eight-minute auto shutoff. The feathers can be replaced in the event Kitty finally defeats her prey and when she presents you her trophy, it’s much nicer to receive a colourful feather than a dead … whatever.
BINGE WATCHING WAS NEVER BETTER
Couch potatoes be warned: You may never want to leave the sofa again if you have the Bang & Olufsen Beovision Eclipse television. In designing what it calls “the definitive TV,” Bang & Olufsen states that its goal was to “merge images so lifelike they almost seem unreal with sounds so powerful they literally break out of the picture.” If that doesn’t sell you on the Beovision Eclipse, available at Bang & Olufsen by Audiophile, maybe this will: You can buy it with a motorised floor stand that can rotate the television 90 degrees from the wall so that no matter where you are positioned, the screen can always be adjusted to your location.
GREEN IS GOOD
In the “Don’t knock it unless you’ve tried it” category this month, we have the green popcorn made by Saucha Conscious Living and sold at Bay Market. The words “green popcorn” might not sound particularly appetising, but the actual product is delicious and healthy. It’s made with organic, non-GMO popcorn, coconut oil, nutritional yeast, pink Himalayan salt, cayenne pepper and spirulina, a type of algae that makes the popcorn green and is considered one of the most nutrient-rich foods
on earth. Look it up; you’ll be amazed.