Schoolhouse Extension Cord | Constructed by hand in the Portland, Oregon factory, these cords are wrapped in charmingly colored and patterned cloth covers | Made for use with indoor appliances | 8' long, 3 prong plug, 120 volts
The Iris Smart Kit by Lowes is an affordable home automation system that works with all three top competitors—Wi-Fi, ZigBee, and Z-Wave—so you can pair a keyless lock from one protocol, say, and a thermostat from another. thisoldhouse.com
Connecticut pewtersmith Thomas Danforth II pioneered the craft of pewtermaking in the United States between 1755 and 1782. Today the tradition is maintained by his descendants in their Vermont workshop, where these oil lamps are handcrafted and finished by using time-honored techniques. Reminiscent of ships lamps but sleek and elegant in form, they glow even when unlit with the characteristic warm tones of pewter.