Time to check out what's been going on over at the Daily Grommet site. Here is a short recap of all five Grommets from this week:
The Right Mat. Custom Cordage recycles old float rope to make these beautiful doormats that are saturated with authentic marine colors. They’ve got great texture and loads of personality. Plus they’re virtually indestructible, since the braided cords have already withstood hardcore exposure to the briny deep. (Starting at $55) Buy outdoor doormats made from recycled lobster float ropes here.
GatorHyde. Besides being incredibly tough, GatorHyde is lightweight and flexible. Recycled Hosepolyurethane makes up the outside of the GatorHyde, a practice that so far has saved 150,000 pounds of old hose from winding up in landfills. The ends are nickel-plated, which ensures that no harmful substances transfer from the hose. If you’re ready to say goodbye to those kinked, cracked and impossibly heavy hoses that are always a tangled mess, the GatorHyde is the perfect lifetime upgrade. (Starting at $32.95) Buy the GatorHyde heavy duty lightweight garden hose here.
Save Face. Skindinavia’s finishing sprays can put an end to the makeup meltdown. Created by Allen Allen Goldman, these sprays set your makeup to keep it looking flawless all day long. Just a few spritzes will do the trick. The secret is in the surface-cooling technology, which draws heat from the surface of your skin and prevents makeup from sliding into your pores, wrinkles or blemishes. Skindinavia’s 10 Years Younger formula works to diminish the appearance of lines and wrinkles, and it contains six moisturizers to combat dry, powdery makeup.($24.95) Buy Skindinavia makeup finishing spray here.
Travel Baby. The GoCrib is nothing like the portable cribs you’ve wrestled with in the past. It’s fun, easy to use, and lightweight enough to be carried with one finger. Inflation takes just a minute, and because the air mattress bottom rests on the ground, there’s no weight limit. Now consider the GoCrib from baby’s point of view: It’s like a tot-sized tent, complete with zippered door for tot-size access. It’s equally easy to set up for play on the beach as at Grandma’s for naptime, so it’s bound to end up a lot more familiar. ($249.95) Buy the GoCrib inflatable, portable crib/playpen here.
Made of super-strong but super-lightweight aluminum and a nylon fabric sling, the Monarch chair weighs only 18 oz. and can hold up to 250 pounds. It has just two legs, but it’s not unstable. With your feet on the ground, you can slide into a comfortable position and rock back and forth effortlessly. When you’re ready to go, the collapsible chair packs into a small sack (no bigger than a giant burrito) that’s easily attachable to backpacks, bags and bikes.($59.95) Buy the portable, lightweight Monarch chair here.