Christmas List – Gadgets

This holiday season is getting away from me.  Not a single gift is purchased, not a single ornament hung.  I am doing some casual entertaining next week and at the end of the week, I am out of town until the 23rd.  Umm, sounds like I need to get a tree up ASAP!

Anyway, I am going to try to finish up my Gift Guides this week.  Up today…gadgets!

This awesome do-hickey changes tap water into carbonated water.  I love it!  You can also make your own cola, but I like it for the plain old fizzy water.


I burnt up the motor on my blender this past year, I think this one is the ultimate replacement.  It has a glass carafe (is that what you call it?) and has a heating function for soups.


This little piggy iPod/iphone speaker is adorable!


Magnetic zoom lenses for your iPhone.  Coolness!  I doubt I would ever have them when I need them, but I would love them anyway.



About sanctuaryhome

The Sanctuary Home blog was created in May 2009 to augment my interior design business, Jamie Foley Interiors. Below is the design philosophy that guides my business and this blog. A beautiful house isn’t a home unless it speaks to its occupants and fits their lifestyle in appropriate and unique ways. I believe that design can be approached in two ways. The first is from the gut, what feels right. The second is from a logical methodical perspective. I design using the second approach. I feel that having a reason why a piece is selected, having similar elements in the room or throughout the home makes it feel unified even if the similarities are not obvious to the casual observer. It makes a home feel special and contemplative. Building the interior of a home is a process. I create a plan for investment pieces that will last a lifetime, filling in with less expensive, less important pieces that can be replaced when they wear out or look dated with additional investment pieces or of the moment trendy items that update the home. Using vintage or antique pieces with new grounds a home. If everything in a home is new, it feels like a model home, it has no soul. If you use all old pieces, if feels like you live in a garage sale. The beauty is in the mix. Creating timeless interiors involves using pieces from all design styles. It gives the home a layered look and allows a home to look as if the pieces have been acquired over time. Using furniture from all one style or period makes a home look fussy and intimidating. I look forward to working with clients with all budgets and design aesthetics to create a home that special to their family. I encourage clients to express their individuality throughout the entire design process, this ensures your home fits your needs and will delight you every time you walk through the door.
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One Response to Christmas List – Gadgets

  1. Lesley says:

    Jamie, I have the Soda Stream…we love it! I can’t recommend it enough!

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