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Eye On Design: Favorite Products from the International Home + Housewares Show Press Preview!

About Flowers Display
All Photos and Story By Gail

Every March, the international Housewares Association (IHA) hosts its massive International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago. This year’s show runs from March 2nd through 5th, but in January, there was a press preview in NYC, where I was able see all kinds of new gadgets and come back home with a huge bag of products to try for myself. It’s great to meet so many cool people and learn about their innovative  designs, and everyone has a lot of fun! Here’s a peek at ten of my favorite new products and services from the show!

About Flowers Display Photo
It’s Me, Getting a Souvenir Photo from Aboutflowers.com!

It’s probably not a total surprise to you that looking at, and being around beautiful Flowers can reduce stress levels. In fact, it is scientifically proven. This year, the Society of American Florists (SAF) was at the show to promote their website, About Flowers Dot Com, where you will find all kinds of inforamtion about flowers, including how they are known to have a calming affect on people. Very cool!

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Eye On Design: Angry POTUS Microwave Cleaner

Angry POTUS in Packaging
 All Photos By Gail

Are you as sick and tired of looking at the likeness of He Who Will Not Be Named as you are of having to clean your dirty microwave oven?  I feel you. Recently, it fell to me to scrub exploded ham off of the interior of the office microwave (don’t get me started) and that was all kinds of not fun. As as much as I dislike being exposed to the face of the one I refer to only as Dump, let me tell you about the Angry POTUS Microwave Cleaner, where two evils come together for a good cause: getting dried crud off of your microwave’s walls while poking fun at the Dump. Win Win!

Angry POTUS and Packaging
“This Is The Only Time I Do Not Suck!”

Created by the hilarious folks over at New Metro DesignAngry POTUS Microwave Cleaner eliminates the need for elbow grease from one of your kitchen’s more unpleasant tasks. Even better, Angry POTUS will Make Your Microwave Clean Again without the use of any harmful chemicals. Just add vinegar and water, then microwave for 3 minutes: Et Voila! The hot steam will come out of POTUS’ head (just like in real life), softening microwave dirt and stains for easy cleaning! Step-by-step instruction for using Angry POTUS, which are printed on the back of the box, are quite easy to follow!

Angry POTUS Microwave Cleaner Packaging

Angry POTUS is dishwasher safe! Angry POTUS hat is not included.

Angry POTUS Microwave Cleaner

This is not Fake News: Angry POTUS Microwave Cleaner is available for just $14.95 from Amazon. Click Here to order yours today!

Photographed at the International Home + Housewares Preview Press Event tomorrow in New York City.

Pink Thing of The Day: Pink Bunny Tea Infuser

Bunny Tea Infuser
Photos By Gail

This hilarious Fat Pink Rabbit thing is a Tea Infuser that you fill with loose tea leaves and immerse in boiling water, to be used in lieu of a tea bag. It’s pretty cute and would make a fun little gift for any Tea Drinker. Even better: it costs just $3.00! Available at the Flying Tiger Shop in NYC!

Bunny Tea Infuser

For The Person Who Has Everything: Hot Dog Shaped Condiment Bowl!

Hot Dog Condiment Bowl

Here is my contribution to the category: Ideal Holiday Gift for the Person How Has Everything — the Hot Dog Shaped Condiment Bowl!

Hot Dog Shaped Condiment Bowl Features:

  • Condiment bowl shaped like a hot dog
  • Text on one side: “The Works!”
  • Two separate compartments
  • Perfect for relish and onions
  • Material: Glazed ceramic
  • Size: 8-1/2″ x 4-3/4″ x 3-1/2″

Here is a more detailed photo, where you can clearly see the two separate sides of the bowl. Adorable, and super useful.

Hot Dog Condiment Bowl View 2

This thing looks perfect for a summer picnic, amiright?

Buy it on sale for the low price of just $9.95 (that’s 50% off the regular price!) at This Link!

Skull Pot Scrubber Holder

Skull Pot Scrubber Holder
Photo By Gail

Honestly, this is a Skull Pot Scrubber Holder, but I suppose you could stuff other things in its gaping maw. Or nothing at all. Because a silver screaming skull looks good just on its own, as part of any decor.

Spooky Wine Corks For Halloween!

Spooky Corks Wine Bottle Stoppers Set

Spooky Corks Features Include:

  • Set of 3 wine bottle stoppers: Witch’s Hat, Tombstone and Pumpkin
  • Exquisite details
  • Material: tough urethane resin and natural cork
  • Unique: no two are exactly alike – paint details may vary as it is handpainted
  • Size: 2-1/4″ dia. x 3-1/4″
  • Fits most wine bottles
  • Made in USA – Handcrafted by local artisans
  • Design: Odd Art Fabrications

Pick up a set for yourself for just $24.95 at This Link!

Coffin Dip Bowl For Your Halloween Party!

Coffin Dip Bowl

Here’s something else you need to make sure your Halloween party spread is scary delicious: a Coffin Shaped Dip Bowl complete with little Vampire in it and Tombstone-topped spreader with a bat on it! Very Scary!

Features:

  • Ceramic dip bowl with lid shaped like Dracula’s coffin
  • Spreader shaped like a tombstone and bat
  • Size (bowl): 6″ x 3-1/2″ x 3″
  • Size (spreader): 1″ x 4-1/4″ x 1/2″

Get yours delivered in time for the party for just $19.95 at This Link!

(Sadly, this item has been discontinued).

Coffin Dip Bowl with Lid