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  1. Leather Fly Swatter
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    Leather Fly Swatter

    I was in Maine last week for my yearly vacation back East, and was happy to discover a new shop in Camden called Sugar Tools. All told it has something of a shabby chic vibe, though I did come...

    written by: Aaron Britt
    08.30.10

  2. Method's New Pump Detergent
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    Method's New Pump Detergent

    As someone who tries my hardest to purchase environmentally responsible products, I have a difficult challenge: a lot of "eco-friendly" cleaners are simply less effective than the...

    written by: Sarah Rich
    01.19.10

  3. Ballo Toilet Brush
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    Ballo Toilet Brush

    Tis the season for having guests—and thus a clean house, as well. And while you'll want a toilet brush on hand, you may not want your current one out on display. Danish manufacturer Normann...

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    12.13.10

  4. Ladles Not Labels
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    Ladles Not Labels

    Fed up with men's fashion, Rachel Wythe-Moran and Simon Watkins of East London's Labour and Wait cooked up a plan to align their creative instincts and passion for practical design.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    02.02.10

  5. 8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners
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    8 Modern Vacuum Cleaners

    Sweeping up is a crummy job, but someone’s got to do it. Luckily, these eight vacuum cleaners are here to help you eliminate even the biggest of messes.

    written by: Miyoko Ohtake
    photos by: Peter Belanger
    10.04.10

  6. iRobot

    iRobot designs and builds robots that make a difference. iRobot was founded in 1990 when Massachusetts Institute of Technology roboticists Colin Angle and Helen Greiner teamed up with their...

    09.13.10

  7. Dyson

    Dyson

    Founded in 1992 by Sir James Dyson, Dyson Ltd is a technology company which designs and manufactures vacuum cleaners, hand dryers, bladeless fans, and more. Known for innovation, invention it took...

    09.13.10

  8. Oreck

    The Oreck Corporation is a family-owned American business founded in 1963 by David Oreck. It began by manufacturing upright vacuum cleaners for the U.S. hotel industry and now sells vacuums used in...

    09.13.10

  9. Kenmore

    Over the decades new Kenmore products reflected consumer demand. Kenmore dishwashers, garbage disposals, and trash compactors joined ranges, washing machines and dryers. Kenmore added countertop...

    09.13.10

  10. Replenish

    Replenish is the creator of a patented, Reusable Bottle System designed to transform the way household cleaners are packaged and consumed. Our first flagship product is an eco-friendly, multi...

    10.27.10

  11. Penguin Soap Dispenser

    Penguin Soap Dispenser

    It seems there are lots of specialty shops popping up lately that offer a chance to buy household supplies, especially of the environmentally-fiendly ilk—cleansers, shampoos, and such&mdash...

    $16.00

  12. Stackable-Bamboo-Drawer-Organizers

    Stackable-Bamboo-Drawer-Organizers

    Spring cleaning is (likely) not the most glamorous thing you'll get up to this month, but there's little else that's more fulfilling than emptying out a junk drawer and organizing—really and...

    $2.99

  13. Dustpan and Broom

    Dustpan and Broom

    Dustpans are often relegated to the kitchen's darkest corners, but not without good reason; The old, rusty-and-crusty metal versions can get caked with crud pretty quickly. Ole Jensen's bight...

    €2375.00

  14. Electrolux Versatility EL8502

    Electrolux Versatility EL8502

    When selecting Electrolux's Versaility upright vacuum cleaner, you can pick your color in amethyst, tangerine, or vivid green but all will come with a HEPA filter and quick-release wand to help you...

    $400.00

  15. iRobot Roomba 560

    iRobot Roomba 560

    The iRobot's line of autonomous vacuums are as close as we are to having our own house-cleaning Rosies. The Roomba 560 is among the most popular but if you have a furry member of the family, you...

    $350.00

  16. Dyson DC23 Turbinehead

    Dyson DC23 Turbinehead

    Though Dyson's product range is quickly expanding, its vacuums are some of the few certified as asthma- and allergy-friendly by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. The DC23 Turbinehead...

    $400.00

  17. Miele S 7580 Tango

    Miele S 7580 Tango

    The S 7580 Tango upright vacuum can stand on its own, but the Miele name (and its accompanying quality) certainly helps hold this cleaner up among the best. In addition to its sleek look, it's...

    $849.00

  18. Oreck Halo UV-C Germ-Killing Vacuum (HALO100)

    Oreck Halo UV-C Germ-Killing Vacuum (HALO100)

    The HALO100 works not only on carpet but tile and hardwood floors as well and uses Oreck's UV-C light chamber--in addition to a HEPA filter--to ensure that all germs, dirt, and debris are cleaned...

    $600.00

  19. LG LuV300B

    LG LuV300B

    LG's Kompressor vacuum boasts the company's DualForce+ suction system, a bagless bin, and a 40-foot cord--though we think its remote control for adjusting settings while cleaning might be a little...

    $399.00

  20. Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaner (2029219)

    Kenmore Canister Vacuum Cleaner (2029219)

    The Kenmore Canister is one of the cutest on the market and comes in a range of cheery colors, including tangerine and blue aqua. It's also the choice of our very own dog-loving (and owning)...

    $180.00

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