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MycroMat Inventor Plays Show & Tell with QVC’s Gabrielle Kerr

MycroMat Inventor Aaron Hechtman Chats with QVC’s Gabrielle Kerr

Click the above title to watch the video (below the price and image) to learn how simple it is to use Aaron’s multi-use silicone kitchen gadget — MycroMat.  Quickly, it will become your new kitchen best friend.

MycroMat muti-use silicone kitchen gadget

Young inventor Aaron Hechtman of  MycroMat chats it up and plays show and tell with QVC Kitchen Idea host Gabrielle Kerr earlier this morning. Get your ‪#MycroMats‬ while theyare hot and in stock!!!!

MycroMat multi-use kitchen tool functions as an oven mitt, trivet and jar opener all-in-one.  Consumers can eliminate those old-fashioned oven mitts as this 21st century kitchen gadget helps handle hot bakeware out of the oven or microwave.  ‘Grab it, Glide it and Slide it’ is the MycroMat slogan. Simple and easy to use, the silicone kitchen mat is the perfect microwave cooking helper when preparing a bowl of soup, Ramen noodles, chili and more.  The silicone center serves as a bottle/jar opener,  and the entire mat can be placed underneath a cutting board for no-slip security. Currently sold exclusively at QVC.com for $19.92 for a set of two, MycroMat comes in 3 colors, pink, blue or black.

A kitchen’s dream, MycroMat is a must-have item for the college-bound back to school crowd, foodies, chefs, moms, football fans, working parents, firefighters, military personnel and more. Whether preparing chili for that tailgate party, popping soup in the microwave before rushing to class or heating up a meal for the kids before going to the office, no one will ever have to worry about burning their hands again. Or, getting freshly heated food dipped onto the oven mitt risking cross-contamination. As frequent microwave users who may need to grab food quickly and go in a moment’s notice, firefighters love using MycroMat.

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MycroMat Revolutionizes Microwave Cooking

Young inventor Aaron Hechtman (30) to appear on QVC’s ‘Kitchen Idea’ show for MycroMat™

>PRWEB.COM NewswireChicago, Illinois (PRWEB) August 12, 2014   MycroMat™, the newest kitchen gadget that revolutionizes microwave cooking, comes from young 30 year-old inventor Aaron Hechtman of Chicago, who will discuss and demonstrate his kitchen product this week when he appears on the QVC Network ‘Kitchen Idea’ show with Gabriella Kerr, Wednesday, August 13th at 2:00 a.m. CT. One of the first products ever designed exclusively for the microwave, MycroMat is a multi-use kitchen gadget made out of silicone that functions as an oven mitt, trivet, and jar opener all-in-one. The Mycromat eliminates the need for old-fashioned oven mitts as this 21st century kitchen gadget helps handle hot bakeware out of the oven or microwave. ‘Grab it, glide it and slide it’ is the MycroMat slogan. Simple and easy to use, the silicone kitchen mat is the perfect microwave cooking helper when preparing a bowl of soup, Ramen noodles, chili and more. The silicone center opens bottles and jars and the entire mat can be placed underneath a cutting board for no-slip security. Currently sold exclusively at QVC.com for $19.92 for a set of two, MycroMat comes in 3 colors: pink, blue or black.   Read more: http://www.digitaljournal.com/pr/2115847#ixzz3AAnmIjLy

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See the Film Jens Jensen The Living Green

Jens Jensen The Living Green

When it comes to films, books, theater shows, etc. about famed artists from our history, I have to say that I’m more than partial. I had the pleasure of walking a few blocks from my house last night to see a screening of the documentary Jens Jensen The Living Green in an actual Jens Jensen park in Ravinia, IL.  The film, directed and produced by Carey Lundin, takes us on a beautifully directed historical and informational journey of famed landscape architect Jens Jensen’s life.

When my children were in grade school, I volunteered to be the “picture lady” for their classes. A “picture lady” is someone who educated the school children about art and master artists through a slide show and art project.  Since my kids went to a landmark school designed by Frank Lloyd Wright apprentice, architect John Van Bergen with the landscaping designed by Jens Jensen, I had the opportunity to discuss Jens Jensen with the class.

As a New York transplant, whose roots are now in both cities, Chicagoland and New York, I can honestly admit that until I moved to Chicago, I had never heard of Jens Jensen.  After viewing the masterfully crafted and documented film last night, I learned so much more about this extraordinary man.  It makes me wish I had a green thumb.

Go see this documentary! It’s a must.

–as

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Gifts That Impact Change & Give Back Are 1 Click Away

Holiday Gifts That Give Back

Supporting important causes can be easy to forget amid the hustle and bustle of shopping during the holiday season. Luckily, there’s an easy way to give back to those in need while you find the gifts you need — various companies and websites do the legwork for you.

Companies like TOMS and Warby Parker have become known for one-for-one deals — donating a pair of shoes or eyeglasses for every pair sold — but they’re not the only ones with gifts that give back. There are several places around the web that benefit others in many ways, whether it’s by supporting impoverished artisans, providing clothes to babies who need them or curating the many products that make a difference.

We’ve compiled a list of 12 websites that can help you make socially conscious purchases without subtracting the joy of shopping. Where do you go to buy gifts for social good? Let us know in the comments. Read more http://mashable.com/2012/11/23/holiday-gifts-charity/#1024991-BlanGifts that Impact Change and Give Backket-America

 

 

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Beautiful Hair is at Your Fingertips with Natomy™ Professional Haircare Products

Natomy™ Professional Haircare  Products Celebrates Launch of Website with Free Offer

 

Everyone can now have beautiful hair year round in a click of the mouse thanks to Natomy™ Professional Hair Care Products by Theodore Perry, which just made its products available to consumers via its website http://www.natomycare.com.  Now, for the first time ever, Natomy is at your fingertips with one click of the mouse.  To celebrate — for a limited time only — Natomy is offering consumers a Buy One, Get One Free opportunity through its Facebook Natomy page.  Like Facebook to get your code and select any of the eight products of your choosing; the second of your choosing is free.

The holidays are fast  approaching and so is the wintry weather, which is known to be usually hard on your hair. Consumers want and need to replenish, cleanse, protect and repair their hair over the winter months with the best products on the market. The Natomy product line does all three and more.  Infused with high quality Jojoba oil, selected herbs and botanical extracts to deliver vitamins, UV filters, and antioxidants to replenish, cleanse, protect and deeply moisturize your hair, Natomy products are free of harsh chemicals that can damage your hair and as a bonus, are 100% sustainable.

Natomy is an exclusive professional hair care product line developed by master product inventor and stylist extraordinaire Theodore Perry (“Theo) for Tryst BRE, Inc., the parent corporation.  Originally created in the Salon for exclusive Salon use, the Natomy range has been a closely kept secret of leading stylists across the nation for many years.

“Healthy hair is beautiful hair,” according to Natomy founder Theodore Perry, “and when your hair is in natural harmony you have achieved this goal.”  Natomy stands for “Natural Harmony”

The credo “I Am, I Think, I Will,” is the basis of the Key Principle Ingredients for all of Theo’s products under the Tryst Beauty Banner: “My Spirit, My Hard Work, My Discipline, My Love, My Personal Legend.”

 

Natomy Professional Hair Care ProductsRepair, Replenish & ProtectShampoos:• Ultra Clean (green) = Pure
• Natural Calm (orange) = Calm
• Moisture Care (blue) = MoistureConditioners:• Express Treatment = suitable for all hair types

Styling poducts:

• Volumizing Mousse
• Replenishing Firm Hold Volumizing Gel
• Replenishing Glossing Balm
• Replenishing Styling Cream

 

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FaceBooth.TV Ignites the Sparks with New Partnership Augmenting its Social Media Broadcasting Platform

FaceBooth.TVthe hottest new social media broadcasting platform, and social media marketing star Abbe Spark of Abbe Sparks Media Relations, LLC., announce their partnering together to bring real-time social media and social media marketing to new heights.  Together, this synergistic partnership allows FaceBooth.TV to truly ignite the sparks and maximize awareness in real-time and post-time for your brand and/or event.

Tune in to FaceBooth.TV tonight, August 5th for updates from the Lollapalooza After Party at Angels & Kings, Hard Rock Hotel Chicago .  New York Vineyard Lieb Cellars will be sampling its renowned Pinot Blanc and Right Coast red.

Let the Sparks begin to fly!!!!!!

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Wine’s Sweet Spot is a $20 Bill

Wine’s Sweet Spot is a $20 Bill

WHAT’S the right price for a bottle of wine? Silly question, I know. All sorts of prices are right, depending on the quality of the wine, the scarcity, the demand and other economic, social and psychological imperatives.

Strictly speaking, a wine can be a great value at $10 or $200, though for most of us, a steal at $200 is small consolation, like a $5 million apartment deemed an excellent deal because its price has dropped by half.

Beyond the realm of the theoretical, though, there are wine bull’s-eyes where high values intersect with low prices. On the low end, that sweet spot ranges from $15 to $25; practically speaking, let’s call it $20.

…Touring a few shops in Manhattan last week, I was overwhelmed with good choices, reds and whites, sparklers and rosés. I culled 20 excellent bottles that are not only great for drinking now, in the oppressive heat, but throughout the year. Many are from small family domains, the equivalent of handmade wines, but not all. Size is not always a bad thing, as long as the wines express the regional flavor…

 

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BoF Exclusive | NYC and Mayor Bloomberg Launch Project PopUp, A Fashion Tech Start-up Competition

BoF Exclusive | NYC and Mayor Bloomberg Launch Project PopUp, A Fashion Tech Start-up Competition

NEW YORK, United States — Today, the New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC), in collaboration with Manhattan-based concept store STORY, founded by Rachel Shechtman, is set to launch Project PopUp NYC, a competition that offers the city’s most promising fashion retailers and technology start-ups the opportunity to win prizes including a temporary pop-up shop, PR and marketing support and valuable business mentoring to coincide with New York Fashion Week in September.

“Project Pop-Up NYC will enable emerging New York City-based fashion retailers and fashion technology companies to gain critically important exposure, helping them to join the next generation of leaders within this important sector,” said New York City Economic Development Corporation President Seth W. Pinsky. “By providing the opportunity to sell merchandise from a unique pop-up store, while also offering mentorship and business development training, this program will help these companies take their businesses to the next level.”

Up to three fashion retailers and eight fashion technology companies will receive space at STORY, in Manhattan’s Chelsea neighbourhood, this September, with 100 percent of the sales going to the winning start-ups. The winners will also receive a tool kit of business services valued at $25,000 and exposure at key industry events. Judges for the competition include fashion designer Norma Kamali; Brandon Holley, editor-in-chief of Lucky magazine; Vanessa von Bismarck, founder of Bismarck Phillips Communications & Media (BPCM); Andy Dunn, chief executive officer of Bonobos; and Shana Fisher, managing partner of High Line Venture Partners…

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Lawyer finds solace in his art

June 8, 2012

By Pat Milhizer — pmilhizer@lbpc.com
Law Bulletin staff writer
Chicago Daily Law Bulletin

Bradley Weiss prosecuted government contractors accused of fraud in Washington, D.C., in 1999 when he developed Parkinson’s disease after a toxic injection during nasal surgery.

He moved home to Chicago and eventually became of counsel at Miner, Barnhill & Galland P.C. to represent plaintiffs in civil rights and employee rights litigation.

He worked at the firm until 2010 when Parkinson’s symptoms prevented him from practicing law.

“I was a very good communicator. I used to speak well, used to do teaching, lecturing. I did lobbying for the government. I did all kinds of stuff,” Weiss said. “When I lost the ability to do all that stuff, I felt I couldn’t represent my clients like I should.

“So I began to segue into something else — arts.”

Weiss, 58, picked up a camera in 2004 during a trip to France. He came home with about 3,000 photos.

Two years later, he went to Colombia and captured images of mountains, ranches and residents. More photography trips followed in Mexico, New York and Costa Rica.

“I’ve always been creative, but I never knew I could shoot until I tried it,” Weiss said. “And the more I shot, the more support I got for it.”

In January, he brought his Costa Rica photos, which documented the village and people of Montezuma, to the Chicago Photography Center. Twenty-five of those photos — and some of his others — were displayed Thursday at a reception at Mars Gallery, 1139 W. Fulton Market, that attracted about 250 people.

The gallery will show Weiss’ photos through June 21. Twenty percent of all sales will benefit Rush University Medical Center.

Miner, Barnhill & Galland co-sponsored the event. Weiss said the firm became like family after Parkinson’s symptoms appeared.

“That firm has been there for me from start to finish,” Weiss said.

William A. Miceli, co-managing partner at the firm, called Weiss “remarkable.”

“He’s never lost his focus on work and has persevered with the disease,” Miceli said. “It really has not affected his heart and desire to be productive. And that has been an inspiration.”

As a lawyer, Weiss showed creative skills in cases, Miceli said.

“He is the kind of lawyer that can see relationships and put together a narrative that will support the prosecution of a case. That’s really what he brings. He brings the creative element in the process,” Miceli said.

Weiss will donate a percentage of his sales to Rush because that’s where he recently underwent treatments.

With “deep brain stimulation,” surgeons drilled two holes in his head in December. The following month, they connected wires from his head to a device implanted in his chest.

With another device that Weiss wears on his waist, he can send electric charges to his brain to help stimulate movement.

Shortly after the treatment, Weiss could use his hands freely again and walk without a cane. He could eat whatever meals he wanted. A week after the treatment, he went dancing late into the night.

He admitted that he faces dark days, but he talks about them in a matter-of-fact tone — without any hint that he’s looking for sympathy.

“You work through it day by day,” Weiss said. “Planning for the future is almost impossible. You don’t know what the future is going to be.”

His photos — samples are available at zumaarts.com — provide something that Parkinson’s can’t take away.

“It’s an ability,” Weiss said, “to communicate.”

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2012

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Brilliant Litigation Attorney Stricken with Parkinson’s Disease Turns Professional Artistic Photojournalist with Debut of His Photos at Chicago’s Mars Gallery Thursday, June 7, 2012

Brilliant Litigation Attorney Stricken with Parkinson’s Disease Turns Professional Artistic Photojournalist with Debut of His Photos at Chicago’s Mars Gallery Thursday, June 7, 2012

Portion of art proceeds to benefit The Parkinson’s Disease and Movement Disorder Program at Rush University Medical Center as a thank you o the doctors for giving Bradley his life back

June 7, 2012 – CHICAGO -– Brilliant litigation attorney Bradley Weiss, stricken with Parkinson’s Disease at the height of his Washington, DC career working with the Department of Justice, FBI and more, and as Of Counsel at Chicago’s prestigious law firm, Miner, BarnHill & Galland, turns professional artistic photojournalist with the debut of his photo series Montezuma Nights at Chicago’s Mars Gallery, opening Thursday evening June 7, 2012, 1139 W. Fulton Market.  Curated by renownedcurator and photographer Susan Aurinko. Opening night reception is being sponsored by a collaboration of the many different connections in Bradley’s life including his former Chicago law firm  Miner, Barnhill & Galland and Highland Park restaurant 2nd Street Bistro with live music by The Side Cars.  Thanks to a risky surgery called DBS (deep brain stimulation last December) Bradley’s Parkinson’s has slowed down and according to him, he is almost back to his old self!  To honor the Rush University Medical Center doctors who gave Bradley his life back, a portion of art proceeds opening night will benefit The Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Rush University Medical Center (Rush) as a deep hearted thank you.

Opening Reception of Montezuma Nights – A Photographic Exhibition by Bradley Weiss, curated by Susan Aurinko. Runs thru June 21st. Portion of art proceeds benefits Parkinson’s disease.

Thursday, June 7, 2012

6:00pm – 9:00pm

 

MARS GALLERY

1139 West Fulton Market, Chicago

312.226.7808

 

In honor of: The Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Rush University Medical Center and its team of magnificent doctors

 

Live Music by The Side Cars

Food graciously provided by 2nd Street Bistro, Highland Park

Libations graciously provided by Miner, BarnHill & Galland

 

Free to public

 

A portion of art proceeds opening night will benefit The Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Rush University MedicalCenter as a deep hearted thank you to the doctors that gave Bradley his life back!

Interview Opportunities: Bradley Weiss, the doctors from The Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Rush, Miner, BarnHill & Galland partner Jeffrey Miner, curator Susan Aurinko)

Photo Opportunities:  Bradley Weiss, his children Jack (17) & Leah (13), the doctors from The Parkinson’s Disease & Movement Disorder Program at Rush, Miner, BarnHill & Galland partner Judson Miner.

To arrange interviews, for a media kit and/or images and for more information contact: Abbe Sparks @ abbesparks@gmail.com or abbe@abbesparksmediarelations.com

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Bradley Weiss, Litigation Attorney & Fine Art Photographer