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Friday I’m In Love: Freshbox, Dwell Store, Your Own Private Island

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Every Friday, I share a handful of my favorite things from around the web and around the world. Enjoy!

Shopping, pacifist humor, and luxury vacations – this week there’s something for everyone!

1. Thumbs and Ammo


What happens when the guns from iconic movie scenes are replaced with thumbs? This Tumblr tells all. (Photo: Thumbs and Ammo)

2. Freshbox


I can’t count the number of times I’ve opened up the fridge to make dinner and discovered yet another ingredient that is well past its expiration date. Every time we clean out our fridge or pantry, we end up throwing away a ton of food – which is a ton of money down the drain. Freshbox is a mobile app (iOS only, as far as I can tell) that aims to prevent that from happening. Record the expiration date of foods, medications and even beauty products and let the app remind you when it’s time to use them up or toss them out. (Photo: ChingeDesign)

3. Touching Portraits of Mothers With Their One-Day-Old Babies


Is it *cough* dusty in here? Looking into the eyes of all these moms with their freshest-of-fresh newborns reminds me of all the love and nurturing I felt for Evan when he was new to the world. And it’s refreshing that there are more and more images being published of what a mom’s body really looks like after she’s given birth. (Photo: Jenny Lewis)

4. Dwell Store


Dwell is perhaps the best home design magazine on the planet; it was only a matter of time before they took their amazing eye for products and opened their own shop. One of everything, please. Two of these screw tables.

5. Private islands for rent in the US


Because buying our own island just isn’t practical for most of us. Then again, looking at the rental prices for these private slices of heaven – renting isn’t either. (Photo: Little Palm Island)


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