When young we learn at an astonishing rate. Soon after we learn about Mother's Day, we learn about Father's Day. The next logical thought in the process is to ask when "Kid's Day" is. The answer I always got was short, simple, and true: "Every day is Kid's Day." The recent Earth Day makes me think of this answer, and the realization that truly every day is Earth Day.
In the market for a new washing machine? How does an under-$50 model sound to you? We already looked at the prototype Laundry POD, but here's a model you can buy today and start reaping energy and cost savings immediately.
It's called the Wonder Wash, and it washes a 5-pound load of laundry in just a few minutes. The Wonder Wash uses a patented pressure system that forces detergent into fabric at high speeds, and it uses less water than hand-washing. Not sure what five pounds of laundry translates to? About 3 pairs of jeans, 30 pairs … Read more
Green is all the rage these days, and nearly everyone wants to help out. But we're also fans of being clean, so it's not always easy to go green. Particularly if you're single, garnering enough laundry to run even a not-so-efficient small load means you have to buy a lot of clothes, or just wear dirty ones and wash them all at once.
The Greener Gadgets conference recently showcased a product that tackles this dilemma head-on. The conference "invited designers to explore the concept of 'Greener Gadgets.' Designs sought to minimize the environmental impact of consumer … Read more
The people in this house seem to wear clothes every single day. Some of them even change their clothes multiple times a day, and my children believe that if you have worn an outfit for even one minute, it is laundry.
Say what you will about my parenting, but there is a lot of laundry to be done in this house. And my husband, who is a software developer and who can hook up complex home theater systems in nanoseconds, professes that the washing machine is "too hard" for him to master.
The Reason washing machine eliminates this … Read more
Is there anyone in the country whose bedroom doesn't include a pile of delicates waiting to be hand washed?
Apparently not, if Aquatic Industries is to be believed. The company has introduced the Delicair Laundry Basin to provide relief for those of us with a deep aversion to hand-washing.
The Delicair basin looks remarkably similar to a standard utility sink, and its size is about the same. But its walls are lined with built-in air jets that "lift away dirt from the fabric with a gentle and effective bubble action," making quick work of washing your delicates. … Read more
Sure, saving water is great and all, and everybody loves the environment, but a new technology coming out of Leeds University might allow for millions of apartment dwellers to finally have their own washing machine and dryer.
I don't know about the U.K., but here in the States, I've found many apartments simply are not set up for installing a washer and dryer. Landlords typically pay the water bill, so even if the infrastructure is there, the enthusiasm for laundry capabilities usually is not.
All that is set to change if this new washing machine works as … Read more
A couple of years ago, I wrote a story about a company called Edoc Laundry and its line of clothing that featured a built-in alternate-reality game.
On Friday, I read about a new line of T-shirts available at Target that feature images from experimental games and which come with free CDs on which are the games themselves.
Boing Boing blogger Cory Doctorow wrote about the new shirts Friday, and it reminded me of the Edoc Laundry experiment, which, while innovative, never quite took off.
Ever wonder how the laundry manages to get those perfect creases in your clothes? You could iron all day and never even come close to that ultra-starched look. The reason is your equipment, in all likelihood, is inferior (no offense). Or conversely, depending on the quality of your particular laundry, maybe you're sure you can do better.
Either way, you can test your pressing prowess with a "Digital Steam Laundry Press," which Brookstone says will drastically reduce the amount of time spent getting the wrinkles out of your Members Only jackets. It's not hard to see … Read more
As CrunchGear observes, LG's newly patented appliance would most assuredly sound better than the loud drone of a laundry cycle, whether it's on spin or rinse. The best part of all? The prospect of the RIAA going after neighborhood Laundromats.
Crave loves tech arguably as much as we do music, so we can be excused for nearly soiling ourselves when the iAxe 393 USB Guitar showed up. It is, as the name suggests, a guitar that connects to your PC via a USB cable. How crazy is that?!
Don't let its computer-ness fool you--the manual says it's a proper 22-fret maple neck rock stick with a solid body, chrome machine heads, three single-coil pickups, 5-way switching and a vintage vibrato bridge. We don't even know what half of that means, but it sounds like it'll let … Read more