August 16, 2008
Glow-in-the-dark pigment trapped inside a real light bulb (just like the ones you have at home). Then the light bulb is encased in a solid block of Acrylic resin.
The mysterious optical effect is caused by light diffracting in the tiny space between the glass of the light bulb and the resin, the space forms when the resin shrinks by a tiny amount during the production possess. The polished surface gives a jewel like quality to the object.
In a darkened room or at night the Glow Brick comes to life with a tranquil and subtle glow emanating from the pigment inside the light bulb.
Dimensions: 85 X 85 X 105mm
The technical term for glow-in-the-dark is “photoluminescence” this is a process in which energy absorbed by a substance is released relatively slowly in the form of light. No mains power or batteries are required.
We love new and exciting lighting ideas and when we first saw the glow brick we fell madly in love! It is so modern and slick that it would be an added design element to any house and a great alternative/supplement to standard lighting ideas. Plus of course, it doesn’t cost anything to run! It glows a fantastic eerie green colour at night. Also available in blue this really is the perfect gadget for anyone into design or eco friendly products! Priced at just £15.95 from BigGreenSmile it won’t break the bank either.
Check out more eco friendly and fun products by clicking here: http://www.biggreensmile.com
July 14, 2008
So, you can’t go anywhere online right now without hearing something about the new 3G iphone. Demand is so high right now that sadly only a small handful of people who want an iphone can actually manage to get their hands on one! With devoted iphone addicts queuing up outside stores Read more
May 22, 2008
Summer is coming and soon there will be no excuse not to eat plenty of delicious cold ice cream to cool us down! Yay! This Ice Cream Cone isn’t of the edible type however, the Ice Cream Lamp from Fred Flare is a fantastic kitsch yet cute item that would look great in either a kids bedroom or as a fun quirky design accessory for the home.
Priced at a reasonable $48 can you really resist?!
April 15, 2008
Made with a traditional Mason jar and high tech energy efficient lighting! Captured inside the jar are a highly efficient solar cell, rechargeable battery and low energy LED lamps. When the jar is placed in sunlight the solar cell creates an electrical current that charges the battery over a few hours. This energy is then used at night to power the three LED lamps inside the jar.
The light is diffused by the frosted jar and give the appearance of sunlight emitting from the (warm coloured LED lights are used to give a more natural and warm light). You may have noticed that there is no switch on the sun jar – in fact there are no visible controls at all – there is a clever light sensor inside that automatically activates the lights when it gets dark or lights are turned out!* Mason Jars are not only beautiful but by their very nature they are completely water tight – so the Sun Jar can happily be left outside in any weather conditions. A perfect garden light or night light for a kids bedroom. *there is an override switch inside the lid to turn off the light at night and conserve battery life.
Sun Jars need DIRECT sunshine to work!Leave the Sun Jar outside or in a sunny window in DIRECT sunlight for several hours to charge,
(electric light indoors is not bright enough!).
What Girlie Gossip Thought
We will be looking at garden lighting idea’s over the next few months and this fantastic Sun Jar is one of the most fun idea’s we have come accross. They are waterproof so you can leave them outside in your garden and when the sun goes down the will give off a nice soft glow. This would be perfect for a cool lighting effect or just an alternative to a candle to go on your garden table. They do work best with nice bright sunlight obviously, but we left ours out on a relatively cloudy day and it did still produce a glow.
It would definately be an ideal lighting soloution for those summer months and this fun energy efficient sun jar is great for the environment!
Available from Suck UK
There is also a Blue version (Moon Jar) of this available now, so make sure you check that out for a different colour lighting effect!
February 15, 2008
Find It Girlfriend.com is an exciting new pink search engine for girls! Find It Girlfriend searches are powered by Google Custom Search.
Find It Girlfriend also makes it easy for you to help fight breast cancer everyday for free. By clicking the “Help Fight Breast Cancer” link on any page, you are able to help fund free mammograms for women in need. This includes low-income, inner-city and minority women whose awareness of breast cancer and opportunity for help is often limited.
Your click is paid for by sponsors of The Breast Cancer Site, and mammogram funding is provided to clinics throughout the U.S. through the efforts of the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
September 5, 2007
It’s official….. us girlies are turning into gadget freaks! The shoes are out and the iPod is in!
Could this be the turning point from girlie to geekie?
Studies in the US have shown that women today are less interested in shoes and make-up and would rather receive birthday gifts such as iPods, DVD’s or mobile phones. Read more
September 3, 2007
Here at Girlie Gossip we think we may have struck gold! We have found what we think has to be the best girlie accessory we have ever clapped eyes on! All of us want one, and the orders for these cool little things are going to shoot through the roof!