Here's a round-up of what we featured this week:
Lunch Totes You’ve got the makings of a great lunch — yogurt, banana, pastrami on rye — but can your lunch sack handle it? These can. Adorned with vibrant, colorful patterns, Built’s insulating lunch totes put brown bags to shame. They’re made from neoprene, which keeps the cool and also stretches a bit to fit all your favorite lunch foods. (Starting at $22) Buy the Built lunch tote and lunch bag here.
Toss & Chop.The weather’s been hot and steamy, perfect for a no-mess supper like a Cobb, Nicoise or chef’s salad. But, oh, all that chopping. Luckily, there’s a shortcut thanks to Wendy Silver, salad lover extraordinaire. A decade ago, Wendy envisioned a way to make short work of salad prep, chopping a bunch of ingredients at the same time, right in the serving bowl. The Toss & Chop became her cutting edge reality. ($22) Buy the Toss & Chop here.
Zagg - InvisibleSHIELD. After finally buying a smartphone, it's easy to obsess about scratching the screen of your favorite new (and expensive) toy, or finding it smeared with your 3-year-old’s fingerprints. If only there were some sort of protection without sacrificing clarity….presto, the invisibleSHIELD from ZAGG. ($19.95) Buy ZAGG's screen protectors and skins here.
BusyBodyBooks. BusyBodyBook offers planners for the 2010-2011 academic year and the 2011 calendar year (there’s also a magnetic wall planner). Both spiral-bound organizers feature casual, colorful cover designs. Their slim, lightweight size might even make you forgot for a moment just how busy life is. ($29.95) Buy the BusyBodyBooks family organizer here.
ReBinder. Pick up this ReBinder Green School Supply Kit with everything a child needs for the entire year. Absolutely all of it comes from recycled fibers (85% of them post-consumer). The 30-piece pack includes recycled CD cases and sleeves plus plenty of notebooks (with blank, lined and graph paper) and folders. But the piece de resistance is truly the signature ReBinder. Its 3-ring core can be removed and placed in one of the two included replacement covers when the original wears out, so you don’t need to buy a whole new binder. (Starting at $19.95) Buy ReBinder Recycled School Supplies here.