Sounds like Dreamland


January 18, 2004|By Lori Sears | Lori Sears,Sun Staff

Not sleeping very well? If a restless night is a regular occurrence, you might try the new LifeWise Aromatherapy Sleep Machine. The device uses sound and scent to relax and, it is hoped, gently coax you to sleep.

Choose from six soothing sounds (brook, ocean, rain, forest, wind and train), which emanate from the unit itself or a movable pillow speaker (above, left). The volume can be adjusted so it won't disturb your bedmate, and can be set to run for 30, 60 or 90 minutes or all night long. You can also add your favorite fragrance or oil to one of the five aromatherapy pads.

An AC adapter comes with the machine, which is sold exclusively at Radio Shack for $29.99.

Visit, or www., or call 800-THE-SHACK.

When 'Mother' was young

For more than 30 years, she's been your "Original Guide to Living Wisely." She's Mother Earth News. And she's reflecting on the early days with the release of a new archive CD of 2,400 articles from the magazine's first years, 1970-1980. A bit dated? Maybe. Relevant? Most definitely. You'll read about everything from homesteading skills to natural home building to food preservation to gardening. Chuckle or nod in agreement as you peruse the optimistic let's-make-the-world-a-better-place articles.

Visit or call 800-234-3368 to order.


* The exhibit matters between matters, running through Jan. 25 at Resurgam Gallery, 910 S. Charles St., features three-dimensional mixed-media works by Lyndie Vantine and oils on canvas and mixed media on paper by Edda Jakab. Pictured below is Vantine's "Sum of All Zeroes (9 / 11)," which uses 3,052 twigs to signify the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001. Call 410-962-0513 for hours.

* See new drawings by Hermine Ford at Goya-Girl Press and Contemporary Art, 3000 Chestnut Ave., Suite 214, through Wednesday. Hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. weekdays. Call 410-366-2001.

Remember your best friend

Pamper your pooch with some new pet products from L.L. Bean this winter. The L.L. Bean Dog-E-Tag (pictured, $39) attaches to your dog's collar and stores the dog's name, address and medical information, as well as multiple phone numbers and more -- it holds up to 40 lines. Measuring 1 inch in diameter, the tag features a scratch-resistant lens, is lighted and water- resistant, and includes a battery.

Also, the new wool Pendleton Dog Jacket wraps around your best friend for extra warmth and comes in small, medium and large ($34.50). The Bolstered Dog Bed, with -- you guessed it -- a rounded bolster, provides support on soft fleece. It comes in medium, large and extra large and sells for $99, $129 and $159.

For more pet products, visit or call 800-221-4221.

Home Front welcomes interesting home and garden news. Please send suggestions to Lori Sears, Home Front, The Sun, 501 N. Calvert St., Baltimore, MD 21278, or fax to 410-783-2519. Information must be received at least four weeks in advance to be considered.

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