Friday, September 20, 2013

More Ideas for Home

If you are liking the ideas for HOME that you’ll find in the latest issue of Atlanta Social Season magazine (page 60, fall 2013), you’ll want to check out these extras — for the grill master, gardener or coffee lover in your life.
By Shandra Hill Smith

Save on those heating and cooling bills while cooling a wide area with the Honeywell QuietSet Whole Room Tower fan. For medium to large rooms, the fan operates at eight quiet levels of cooling such as whisper and white noise.

Also, keep cool and freshen the air with the combined features of the Honeywell with Febreze Freshness Cool & Refresh Tower Fan. A single-scent cartridge of the Febreze® Set&Refresh® can last up to four weeks. Both fans include remote controls and feature small designs that take up less space.

Under your desk? Home office? Small bathroom?  The 6 litre semi-round step can white steel from simplehuman is ideal for small and compact spaces. With a fingerprint-proof finish, the can features a removable inner bucket for easy trash disposal and a steel pedal.

If there’s any way to make your time washing dishes a bit more cheerful, this might be it. Brighten your kitchen sink area while storing those dish sponges with the UncommonGoods Stoneware Sponge Holder. Featuring a daisy design, it’s handmade in the USA by artist JoAnn Stratakos using rich clay and firing techniques.


 Whether you’re grilling on the go or from home, UncommonGoods has you covered. Travel Chef BBQ Set includes man-sized tools: stainless steel tongs, spatula, basting brush, fork and oven mitt in an attractive red apron. The apron rolls into a carrying case. The BBQ Briefcase has everything you need — with 20 grilling utensils, including shish-kabob skewers and corn holders.

Also from, the Gardener’s Seat combines a tool bag and folding chair. It includes 21 pockets for different-sized tools and a catch-all interior.

Keep your coffee or tea hotter longer with the OXO Good Grips Single Serve LiquiSeal Travel Mug. No need to worry about spills thanks to the button feature that allows you to click to open when ready to drink and click to seal at other times. It comes in cute colors such as pink, blue and red, among others.

Cook pancakes, hash browns and more with the Hamilton Beach Dual Zone Family Griddle. The griddle includes two cooking areas with adjustable heat. Non-stick grids are removable and dishwasher safe.

Also from Hamilton Beach, the 90-Minute Garment Steamer provides 90 minutes of steaming power for items such as bedskirts and window panels. It includes casters allowing you to roll, and a telescoping pole that retracts when you’re ready to put the steamer away.