Cutting It Close: Kuhn Rikon Introduces Classic Snips and Classic Mini Snips For Cooking, Gardening and Crafting

Kuhn Rikon’s new Classic Snips and Classic Mini Snips can cut almost anything, whether for cooking, gardening, crafting or cutting packaging open quickly and easily. Self-sharpening and rust-free, these stainless steel snips are essential tools for any home.

Featuring ergonomic easy-grip handles for left or right-handed use, both models are designed for easy cutting, with their spring-loaded design, ultra sharp shears and serrated lower blades. They are self-sharpening: rubbing the blades together during use sharpens them. They lock shut for safety and storage.

Kuhn Rikon's new Classic Snips and Classic Mini Snips.  (PRNewsFoto/Kuhn Rikon)

Kuhn Rikon’s new Classic Snips and Classic Mini Snips. (PRNewsFoto/Kuhn Rikon)

A workhorse in the home, the Classic Snips are 8 inches long. The Classic Mini Snips are just 4 inches long, great for smaller tasks or for people with smaller hands or those who want smaller, space-saving tools.

The Kuhn Rikon Classic Snips and Classic Mini Snips come in Red and Green. Suggested retail prices are $20 for the Classic Snips and $16 for the Classic Mini Snips at www.Amazon.com.

Kuhn Rikon is the #1 brand of Swiss cookware and cooks’ tools, marrying Swiss design with American ingenuity to make cooking seriously fun. For more information, visit www.Kuhnrikon.com, Facebook or Twitter.

Blade Grinders, Burr Grinders and Conical Burr Grinders: Capresso Covers the spectrum in the Search For a Delicious Brew

The first step in creating a delectable cup of coffee is grinding fresh whole coffee beans right before brewing, for full taste and aroma. Choosing the right coffee grinder–from a cost-effective blade grinder to a professional-grade conical burr–is an integral part of having the best brew at home.

Capresso Stainless Steel Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Blade Grinder

Capresso Stainless Steel Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Blade Grinder

The new Capresso Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Blade Grinder (model #505) is the most economical choice, featuring a large stainless steel grinding chamber that reduces heat build-up and preserves aroma. In addition to grinding whole coffee beans for flavorful drip, French press or percolator coffee, the grinder’s pulse action offers the versatility to finely grind a variety of dried spices, such as peppercorns, coriander seeds, flax seeds and more. Its gently curved silhouette is topped with a clear see-through lid. It has a small footprint that’s ideal for kitchens with limited counter space or cabinet storage. Black or White. $19.99 at www.Capresso.com and www.BedBathAndBeyond.com. Continue reading

LifeProof Releases Samsung Galaxy S III Cases

Thinnest and lightest all-protective case made for the Galaxy S III is now available for Android users

LifeProof, the award-winning maker of all-protective, everyday cases for smartphones and tablets, announced the availability of the LifeProof nuud and fre cases for the Samsung Galaxy S III. The latest member of the LifeProof family, and the first case offered for Android smartphones, they provides users the same waterproof, drop proof, dirt proof and snow proof protection as every LifeProof case and features a clear back that allows users to show off the phone’s color and design.

LifeProof Samsung Galaxy S III cases

LifeProof Samsung Galaxy S III cases

The Samsung Galaxy S III case comes in two versions, the LifeProof nuud, which allows users to touch the actual smartphone screen, for the ultimate touch-screen experience; and the LifeProof fre, incorporating a built-in scratch protector for users that want additional screen protection.

Both LifeProof nuud and fre for Samsung Galaxy S III offer these benefits:

— Fully submersible and completely waterproof down to 6.6 feet / 2 meters for 1 hour

— Thinnest and lightest all-protective case ever made for the Galaxy S III

— Complete access to all buttons, ports, functions and features

— Ingress protection rated to the highest level at IP-68 and completely sealed from water and dust particles

— Shock proof to Military Standard 810F-516 to withstand unexpected drops and shocks from 6.6 feet / 2 meters

— LifeProof’s CrystalClear double anti-reflective (AR) coated camera-grade glass lens delivers the sharpest images possible, with perfect camera flash operation

— Maximum sound output and clarity

We’re very excited about our highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy S III case,” said Fredrik Tortensson, LifeProof Executive Vice President, Global Sales and Business Development. “The nuud especially is really a game-changer because it’s the first and only waterproof, drop proof case without a screen cover for the Galaxy S III. The technology behind the design is something quite special and unique to LifeProof.”

Both the nuud and the fre are available at Best Buy and on the LifeProof website: $89.99 for the nuud and $79.99 for the fre.For more information, visit www.lifeproof.com.

CURVExpo 2013 Designer Lingerie and Swim Show Comes to New York

The summer will be hot at CURVExpo. CURVENY New York will take place on August 4, 5, and 6 at the Javits Center North while CURVENV Las Vegas will stick to its highly-efficient, cost-saving two-day format on August 19 & 20 at the Venetian, a fashion hub that keeps expanding with new shows this season. For the first time this year, both shows coincide respectively with the New York Lingerie and Swimwear Market and the Las Vegas Fashion Weeks. The New York Market Week is a magnet for major retailers from all over the US and Canada; Las Vegas in turn attracts fashion buyers not only logoTaglinefrom the West Coast and Canada, but also from South America and overseas. The Spring/Summer 2014 collections will celebrate the season with a strong swimwear presence, exciting emerging designers and lastly, a sizeable men’s segment.

The season’s focus, designer swimwear, will stand out with leading brands as well as new collections presented by talented young designers. Specialty stores will discover or revisit designer brands such as: Luli Fama, L*Space, Agua Bendita, Vitamin A, Sauipe, Pain de Sucre, Sorella Swim, Eberjey, DKNY, Juicy Couture, Nanette Lepore, Trina Turk, La Blanca, 2Bamboo, Coco Countours, Coco Rave, Coco Reef, Vince Camuto, Carmen Marc, Valvo, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, TYR Huntington Beach… all known for their perfect fit, fabrics and foremost, their strong fashion appeal.

Men’s collections represent an asset for specialty retailers seeking to expand their current selection and meet consumer’s needs. Pull-In, Saxx Underwear, Wood Underwear, Bia Boro, Jor Underwear, Sex Underwear and Aubade are a few of the brands present both at CURVENY New York and CURVENV Las Vegas.

Young designers get especially pampered at CURVExpo with a brand new, open space called the “Gallery” where their collections will occupy center stage: Kisskill, Anais B., Body Hush, Donna Reis, Mirame Swim, Sokoloff, among others, will make their grand entrance this season. The creativity and comfort level make these brands perfect for retailers in search of novelty and fashion-forward lines. Continue reading

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Madrid 2014 Fall/Winter Collections – Part Three

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

TERESA HELBIG 2013 Fall/Winter Collection (images Provided by image.net)

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TRIPADVISOR NAMES 10 OF THE QUIRKIEST U.S. ACCOMMODATIONS

Floating B&B, Giant Dog, and Desert Cave Among America’s Most Unique Properties

TripAdvisor® announced 10 quirky accommodations in the U.S., as chosen by TripAdvisor editors. Travelers seeking a unique lodging experience can hunker down in one of these far-out accommodations, which include a larger-than-life beagle, a historic ferry and a subterranean B&B.

For travelers who want a truly unique experience on vacation and stories to tell for a lifetime, these funky properties will surely fit the bill,” said Brooke Ferencsik, director of communications at TripAdvisor.

Kokopelli Cave Bed and Breakfast, Farmington, New Mexico

Located 70 feet below the ground near the Four Corners region of the U.S., this one guestroom bed and breakfast offers more than the average digs. Travelers are invited to experience the 1,650 square foot dwelling that boasts Southwestern style furniture and décor, a full kitchen, washer/dryer, and even a relaxing flagstone hot tub. “This was a once in a lifetime experience! The cave is comfortable and has many homey touches,” commented a TripAdvisor traveler.

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

El Cosmico in Marfa, Texas. (A TripAdvisor traveler photo)

 El Cosmico, Marfa, Texas

Located in the southwest region of the Lone Star state, this 18-acre property gives travelers the option to stay in a trailer, tent or teepee. Restored trailers are complete with marine-varnished birch interiors, an eclectic collection of furniture and comfortable amenities including fans, heaters, refrigerators, and cooking supplies. A TripAdvisor traveler noted, “Two nights were not nearly enough – El Cosmico is such a charming funky place, comfortable and staffed with friendly people who want to help you have a great stay.” Continue reading

AVEDA LAUNCHES HEARTLAND LIMITED EDITION AUTUMN 2013 MAKEUP COLLECTION, AN ODE TO A SIMPLER TIME

Aveda™ The Art and Science of Pure Flower and Plant Essences and maker of botanically-based professional hair care, skin care, body care, Pure-Fume™ aroma, makeup and life style products announces Heart Lands, a limited-edition makeup collection for autumn 2013. The collection will be available while supplies last in Aveda salons, spas and retail locations beginning this month.

AVEDA HEARTLAND LIMITED EDITION AUTUMN 2013 MAKEUP COLLECTION

AVEDA HEARTLAND LIMITED EDITION AUTUMN 2013 MAKEUP COLLECTION

“Inspired by simpler times, Heart Lands features nomadic-inspired eyes and just-in-from-the-cold, naturally flushed cheeks,” says Janell Geason, Aveda Global Artistic Director, Makeup. “The textures are velvety and the colors rich but not too saturated. I wanted it to look more like a stain, as if the color was radiating from within.”

The Heart Lands Collection includes two Nourish-mint™ Smoothing Lip Colors, two Nourish-Mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glazes, two Nourish-Mint™ Lip Liners, two Petal Essence™ Eye Definers and six Petal Essence™ Single Eye Colors.

The Nourish-Mint™ Smoothing Lip Color ($16, Redwood and Sweetplum) formulas are infused with plant and fruit waxes to help smooth fine lines, hydrate and plump lips and provides creamy, saturated, full coverage with carmine-free pigments.

Aveda Heart Lands  Nourish-Mint™ Smoothing Lip Colors &  Nourish-Mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glazes

Aveda Heart Lands Nourish-Mint™ Smoothing Lip Colors & Nourish-Mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glazes

The Nourish-Mint™ Rehydrating Lip Glaze (Winterberry and Honeytree, $18) glides on smooth for immediate, even color with a satin shine. Continue reading