Is this a case of art imitating life, or vice versa? The Art Word is an ever-growing collection of cropped photographic images containing the letters A-R-T; we're talking cropped graffiti, supermarket and shop signs. Anyone can "hang" their work in the gallery by submitting images in jpeg format - all you have to do is ferret out the word from your daily round. It all started in 1990, and remarkably, 12 years on it's still going strong.
We can't verify the performance of this toothbrush for children, but we do like the look of the brush and the website. Most dentists recommend three minutes of brushing at a stretch to clean teeth properly, but if adults spend an average of only 27 seconds on the job, how long do you think your kids take? This power toothbrush gives your child three minutes of quality brushing in just 60 seconds, and has a number of gadgets to amuse the easily distracted.
The website for this furniture- and-interiors products company is pleasant enough, and easy-to-navigate, but you'll probably end up ordering one of their catalogues anyway - looking at something expensive on a screen is never quite as reassuring, or satisfying, as having it represented in a brochure in your hand. This sleek and informative site has a lot to offer, whether you're searching for a Japanese Zen tree or a New England wardrobe.
DistinctlyBritish.com is an online department store. It stocks an interesting selection (which could do with extending beyond rural themes) of high-quality, distinctive goods, often unique, for the house and garden, kitchen, larder and wardrobe. There are a number of gifts made by artisans and small producers in towns and villages all over the British Isles. You can register for regular product updates by e-mail.
Hallowe'en may be over for another year, but this American site dedicated to the humble jack-o'-lantern is still worth taking a peek at. As well as explaining in detail how to make one, there are descriptions of the different techniques employed. You can peruse a gallery of creepy, carved pumpkins and read some interesting folk tales about jack, the devil and how the lantern …