The Goods | April 2018

By Christine Davis

 

House 99 by David Beckham

This new grooming brand by David Beckham was designed to inspire men to try something new with their looks and give them the right products to do it. The line includes face, body and hair products. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart. Various prices

 

Panasonic 3 in 1 Steam Oven

The powerful steam produced by this oven makes delicious, healthy and oil-free food easily and conveniently with the steam function, which can also be combined with oven, grill and microwave cooking for 23 cooking programs, as well as an Auto Cook feature, for gourmet-quality meals with the push of a couple of buttons. Available at various retailers and shopping.panasonic.ca. $699

ooobaby Urban Bag

Combining fashion and function, the Urban Bag might be the perfect everyday purse. Made of Italian leather it features numerous compartments so there’s plenty of space to keep all of your must-have items safe and organized. Available at ooobaby.com. $438

Riviera 0% Greek yogurt 40% less sugar line

Canadian dairy manufacturer Maison Riviera has changed the Greek yogurt game with a product that has drastically reduced the amount of sugar added to this popular dairy item, which includes carefully selected ripe fruits that have been left to macerate for a significant length of time to draw out the natural sugar and avoid the need for the addition of artificial sweeteners. The result is delightfully fruity Greek yogurt in which you won’t feel guilty about indulging. Available at Whole Foods, Sobeys, Foodland and Metro. From $5.29

Pig Corkscrew

Old MacDonald had a farm, and on that farm he had a – pig corkscrew. This innovative design from Kikkerland will appeal to any farm animal lovers and the grandkids will get a kick out of it too. Available at Bergo Designs in Toronto and kikkerland.com. $22

AccuVoice AV200 TV Speaker

Can’t understand the dialogue when played on the tiny speakers built into your flat-screen TV? This sound bar by ZVOX Audio is the solution, using patented technology it lifts voices out of the soundtrack then compresses and equalizes them like a hearing aid. Available at Amazon.com. $199 US

Bike Key Holder

Never lose track of your keys again with this adorable holder. Constructed of sturdy cast iron the vintage bike adds an adorable element of flair to any space. Available at Kikkerland.com. $12

 

Extendable Duster

Make spring and weekly cleaning a little easier with this extendable duster from Kikkerland. It extends and bends and the chenille yarn attracts and captures dust, making reaching and cleaning so much easier. Available at Bergo Designs, Blue Banana Market and kikkerland.com. $5

 

 

Travelpro smart luggage

New airline regulations on battery safety for smart bags that contain lithium batteries has travellers needing smart luggage with removable batteries. The Travelpro Crew 11 carry-on offers that at an affordable blend of size, reliability and durability. Available at Hudson’s Bay. $269.99

 

Annie Sloan fabric

Annie Sloan’s three new fabric patterns: Dulcet, Piano and Tacit have been designed to complement and match the colours in her line of Chalk Paint. Suitable for curtains, blinds, soft furnishing and general upholstery, the fabrics are made in the UK of linen, cotton and nylon. Available at assorted stockists found at anniesloan.com. Priced per yard from $136