Above: Winner of Popular Science‘s 2009 Inventions of the Year Award, this natural air purifier by Andrea is a thing of beauty. It’s $335 at Carbon Environmental Boutique. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)
Above: The object of The Atom Puzzle from the Lab Test Series is to take it apart and rebuild it, while constructing various shapes with wooden rods. Made by Professor Puzzle, it’s $24.99 at The Science Shop. (Southgate Centre, 51 Avenue and 111 Street, 780-435-0519)
Above: From the days of sundials to the newest technologies, Adrian Allen’s solar powered clock, designed for Suck UK, brings telling time full circle. Find it at Carbon Environmental Boutique for $59.95. (10184 104 St., 780-498-1900)
Above: Naturalists’ genus charts are the inspirations for this picture stand by Two’s Company ($60), coaster by Indaba ($5.50) and other ornaments available at C C on Whyte. (5040 104A St., 780-432-1785)
Above: This beaker-inspired objet d’art by Nina Jobs is a carafe, vase or decanter, depending on where you put the black crystal stopper. It’s $69 at 29 Armstrong. (10129 104 St., 780-758-4940)
Above: Perfect for any explorers-at-heart, this decorative telescope by Muti is $187 at C C on Whyte. (5040 104A St., 780-432-1785)
Above: A stargazer’s best friend, this silk tie by Museum Artifacts is $39.95 at Telus World of Science. (11211 142 St., 780-451-3344)
Above: Renew your caffeine appreciation with this ceramic cup by DCi Productions. It’s $10.50 at the Tin Box. (10512 82 Ave., 780-436-2006, and 12433 102 Ave., 780-454-4474)
Above:Magnifying glasses: These ornaments from C C on Whyte cost $89.99 (left, by A. Sonoma) and $99.99 (right, by Roost). (5040 104A St., 780-432-1785); Book: From the dawn of science through the enlightenment and up to modern day, this visual history of Science (DK Books, $60) is filled with gorgeous images and succinct articles. Available at Telus World of Science. (11211 142 St., 780-451-3344)
Which is your go-to Christmas movie?
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24%A Nightmare Before Christmas
0%Jingle All the Way
Above: You’ll have the world at your fingertips with an Advancing Design- and Innovation Award-winning Mikado globe by Replogle Globes. It’s $208 at Map Depot. (10344 105 St., 780-429-2600)
Above: Made locally by micro science-inspired designer Sibina Fisher, owner of The Phage, this volvox (algae) t-shirt retailing at $25 puts Fisher’s B.S.c in immunology and infection to work. Visit thephage.etsy.com.
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