Plumen is a new fluorescent bulb that is worthy of display on it's own. It's amazing to think that as long as this energy-saving device has been around, the only choice we've had is the ugly "curli-cue". This product challenges the notion that you must sacrifice style for socially-concious elements. When something is this beautiful and saves energy, you can see that the value is immeasureable. From plumen.com, the name comes from a birds "plume" which is nature's way to attact attention. I can say that I was immediately smitten.
Nest. nest.com Simply put, it's a "learning" thermostat. Not only is it smart and programs itself, but with it's clean form with brushed aluminum ring and crisp LCD display, it becomes a little piece of art for your wall. Easy to install, it uses multiple technologies to sense activity for home-away settings, temperature sensors to track your home's heating and cooling, a Wi-Fi connection to coordinate with outdoor temperature changes, and a light sensor that will illuminate the thermostat when approached for visibility. Additionally, the Nest can be viewed and controlled remotely from a computer or mobile phone app if you're away from your home. BEAUTIFUL and BRILLIANT!