You Can Be More Connected to You Home Appliances with Google’s Nest

Google Nest Connects Home Appliances
Google-owned Nest Labs can keep you more connected with your home thanks to the many new third-party devices added to its “Works with Nest”  Program.

The  Works with Nest program originally launched with consumer brands including Whirlpool, Jawbone and LED bulb-maker LIFX.

According to Nest Labs senior product manager Greg Hu, the company’s goal is to keep the interactions between his company’s products and Continue readingYou Can Be More Connected to You Home Appliances with Google’s Nest

Happy Earth Day 2015!

Earth Day turns 45 this year. Many activities celebrating Earth Day started this past weekend. Don’t worry, if you missed them, there are still things you can do today.

Happy Earth Day SWFL | KitchAnn StyleEarth Day Reuse and Recycling Round-up Event

Donated clothing, electronics, shoes, books, household items and cell phones go to Goodwill Industries. While you’re there, get free document shredding from Goodwill Secure Shred.

Give your medicine cabinets a thorough cleaning and bring any unused or expired medicines to Operation Medicine Cabinet. Next go through your garage and collect any hazardous household chemicals, rechargeable batteries, paints, used motor oil and fluorescent bulbs  you’ve been storing for collection by Collier County Solid Waste Management.

Location: Towne Centre parking lot, 3759 Tamiami Tr. E., Naples. For more information, call 239-995-2106 or 239-252-5354. 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.

Celebrate Earth Day at Naples Botanical Garden

Enjoy a free tour between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.. Regular park hours are from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is Free for members, $14.95 adults, $9.95 children 4 to 14.

Location: 4820 Bayshore Dr., Naples. For more information, call 239-643-7275 or visit

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Rookery Bay BOGO

In celebration of Earth Day, the Rookery Bay Environmental Learning Center offers “buy one, get one free admission” and will be showing a selection of Earth Day films.

Location: Rookery Bay, 300 Tower Rd., Naples, FL 34113 Admission is $5. 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Earth Day with Butterflies

A special guided tour of the Tom Allen Butterfly House will teach about local butterflies and about how to attract them to yards. Watch a butterfly tagging demonstration and help with a butterfly release.

Location: Rotary Park Environmental Center, 5505 Rose Garden Road, Cape Coral. 549-4606; 10 a.m.-noon. Free.

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Anthropologie: Free Rainforest Crafts for Kids. Spots are limited, so make sure to call your local store to RSVP.

Care2: Save paper and celebrate Earth Day online. Sending 2 free e-Cards generates donations to select organizations.

LG: Earth Day Savings are being offered by LG through the 28th. See the available rebates here.

More Shredding: Office Depot & Office Max are offering to shred up to 2 pounds of paper through the 25th with this coupon. Staples will shred up to 5 pounds through May 2nd with this coupon.

Upcycled Glass Bottle Chandeliers

Always on the search for great lighting, I can’t believe I didn’t discover this beautiful chandelier made from recycled bottles by Tord Boontje and Emma Woffenden sooner.


The lovely cascading shape was inspired by the simple scales of a pine cone. Beauty really is everywhere.

We collected pine cones from different trees and started looking at how the scales make beautiful shapes. We realized we could use the same technique, but with very long slices of the bottles.”

The couple began making vases and drinking vessels in their London studio in 1997 out of recycled wine and beer bottles. This venture grew into a full workshop in Guatemala City where dedicated artisans now produce pieces for Los Angeles based company Artecnica.

Recycled Glass Chandeliers | KitchAnn Style

The new tranSglass Chandelier, which is available in both clear and green glass, is currently being produced by Artecnica in a limited edition run of 15 each.

The chandelier is 19″ W x 24″ L and retails for $5,600.

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