OHM November release preview

Already the preview for OHM November! And a fun one it is! Release day is November 4!

BEAT IT

Did you get to lick the sweet, creamy frosting off the mixer beaters when the cake was baking as a kid? OR, even now, do you like to lick the bowl to get every drop of velvety buttercream icing, cookie dough, or fluffy whipped cream before cleanup? We do too. A mixing spoon or wire whisk — and a lot of arm power — can make airy egg whites, but nothing… beats… an electric mixer.

The first mixer with movable parts, an old-fashioned hand-crank rotary egg beater, was invented in 1856. After watching a baker struggle to mix large amounts of dough with a spoon, an engineer created the “sweatless” electric standing mixer for commercial bakeries in 1908. And by the Roaring 20’s, they were traveling door-to-door to demonstrate and sell the exciting new domestic mixer for the home kitchen.

Fast forward, and most home chefs can’t envision baking or cooking without their trusty mixer. Today’s countertop mixer is the champion of super-smooth cookie dough, perfectly whipped egg whites with glossy firm peaks for an amazing meringue or any “sweatlessly” kneaded bread dough. Most mixers come with various attachments to make ground meat, homemade pasta, granola, yogurt, ice cream, hummus, cauliflower rice, chocolate mousse, and much more.

OHM celebrates all things culinary with our nod to the countertop mixer. This adorably detailed miniature mixer on your bracelet shows the world that you too love to mix it up with the best of them. No challenge intimidates you as you whip through them in seconds and come back for more! Just BEAT IT!

GOT POT

Did your Mom ever snap? Did pressure build and build? Did she ever need to go outside to “check on something?”

When canning sugar snap peas from the garden, it’s essential to keep an eye on the pressure gauge due to the risk of explosion. Maybe it was you snapping in the kitchen with a massive pile of green beans and rows of glass jars with no end in sight. One must prepare if one wishes to eat all winter.

Pressure cooking is making a comeback, though it’s true that a pressure cooker (or pressure saucepan) is NOT the same thing as a pressure canner. Both work by trapping steam and building up pressure inside a sealed container, allowing temperatures higher than conventional pots. This hot steam cooks foods more quickly, but only the pressure canner reaches temperatures necessary for food preservation—the right tool for the right job.

Then came the multicooker — like the highly reviewed Canadian brand Instant Pot — and home cooks loved the options: meats and stews steamed tender and savory in a fraction of the time OR a batch of chili or soup that simmered all day unobserved while you did other things. Best of both worlds in one!

OHM celebrates multi-tasking cookers of the world, and their offerings, with a stunningly detailed silver bead. Is it a canner, a hot pot, is it an air fryer, a rice-cooker, it’s all in one once you’ve GOT POT there is no need to worry about snapping off again. Still, this enchanting little multicooker on your bracelet might stir your senses with the aroma of juicy pot roast, fabulous risotto, or succulent pork shoulder counting down to dinner time! Perhaps we’re thinking apple sauce or some spicy salsas! The sky is the limit.

We are ALL like multicookers, under pressure every day with deadlines and expectations. Sometimes we simmer slowly, and other times, we build up steam and need release! OHM’s multicooker on your bracelet is a charming reminder that pressure can be productive and yield delicious results too!

Who brought snacks?

IT SUCKS

If you like to wriggle your bare toes in soft, lush, wall-to-wall carpeting, then you are probably also deeply familiar with your vacuum cleaner. Even with a hardwood floor, you’ve likely accented the space with colorful rugs that need the occasional suction. And if you have pets and pet hair, well…

The first vacuum cleaners in the 19th century were considerable contraptions in horse-drawn wagons, which traveled from door-to-door as a cleaning service and operated by hand-cranked bellows or chugging engines that often blew the dirt into receptacles instead of suctioning it.

In 1908, a store janitor named James Spangler invented the first portable electric vacuum cleaner that sucked dirt and dust into one of his wife’s pillowcases. He had no money to develop his idea so he sold the patent to manufacturer William H. Hoover.

To celebrate the potential suckage of vacuuming, OHM offers this sweet little canister vacuum cleaner bead. The small hose wraps around your bracelet like a silver hug, and the marvelously detailed canister tucks nicely underneath. You can almost feel it vibrate on your wrist. Our little vacuum may not scare the cat or swipe your carpet to barefoot fluffiness; but it IS a lovely reminder that some tasks may suck, but the rewards are many with just a little imagination.

MEMORY MAKER

Smile! Say “Cheeeeese!”

Do you remember annual school photos or family holiday pictures requiring you to smile for the camera with a vocalization “cheeeese,” perhaps? In Argentina, they say “whiskeeey” before a photo. In Bulgaria, it’s “Zeleeee” (cabbage), in China, it’s “qie ziiii” (eggplant), and in Germany, they say “Spaghettiiiii.” Whatever gets you to grin.

The first cameras, invented as a drawing aid for artists, such as the Daguerreotype cameras in the mid-1800s, captured a permanent image on a copper plate coated with silver iodide. The exposure time could require half an hour!

In 1889, George Eastman created the Kodak camera, which used celluloid film. It was a simple box with a fixed-focus lens and single shutter speed. It came preloaded with enough film for 100 exposures; however, you had to send the whole camera back to the manufacturer for processing and reloading.

The next big camera moment came in 1925 when Oskar Barnack invented a small hand-held camera that used 35mm film like big Hollywood movie cameras. He called it the Leica l, and it revolutionized photography.
The 1950’s US saw a popularization of Japanese cameras as US soldiers stationed overseas brought back sleek new models of Nikon, Pentax, and the wildly popular Canon AE1 rangefinder. These single-lens reflex cameras (SLRs) had a mirror-and prism system that allowed you to see and frame the image before capturing it. Major improvement!

New advances brought us autofocus point-and-shoot; then, the first digital camera by Sony in 1981, and the first camera-phone by Sharp in 2000. But the more work the camera did automatically for you, the less individuality and originality resulted. It was too perfect.

Today, many young people — especially those retro-loving hipsters — have embraced the limited technology of older model cameras (even plastic toy cameras), turning their deficiencies into strengths.

With an analog camera, you manually set the shutter speed, lens aperture, and focus point. You are thinking, not the camera. It requires a bit of skill, patience, and experience, and the resulting photos may be imprecise, a bit blurry, over or underexposed, but they are unique! Hipsters love it!

Remember the surprise and anticipation of getting your developed photos back from the drugstore! OHM remembers that fun too. We have created a vintage SLR camera based upon a classic model that is wildly popular in its heyday and coveted by today’s hipster generation. The textures and details of this vintage MEMORY MAKER are stunning and will open albums full of fond memories tucked away in your heart. What else is a bead but a memory?

Our folks would gather the family together at every significant family event to “preserve the moment.” Maybe yours did too. We would jostle for position and then turn our expectant faces toward the camera.

“Say cheeeeeese!” or if you prefer, “whiskey!” or “spaghettiiiii”. Just don’t blink before it’s gone.

POCKET KNIFE

The traditional camper or scout knife has four essential tools: a large drop-point blade, a can opener, a combination cap lifter and slotted screwdriver, and an awl or punch. Some fancier camper knives may also include a Phillips screwdriver, a saw, or even a pair of pliers or scissors. You know the motto: “Be prepared.”

Pocket knives, also called folding knives or jack knives have been around for centuries. The Vikings had folding knives. The Romans even invented a multi-tool folding knife with a blade, a spoon, a spike, and a spatula.

Scouts teach a vital lesson called the Blood Circle. This is the radius of your arm plus the length of the knife blade in a complete circle around you. To prevent injury, no one but the knife user should enter this circle. The scout who practices blade safety receives a patch authorizing them to carry and use a pocketknife, ax, saw, or other types of bladed tools.

OHM is interested in your preparedness. Remind yourself with this beautifully crafted little camper or scout knife bead — with the four traditional tools — which hangs from a scout-required bowline knot. You and your bracelet are hereby authorized to tote the magnificent little POCKET KNIFE anywhere that pleases you. And you don’t have to keep others at arm’s length around you; you’ll want to show off every minute detail.

The pocket knife is small but a powerful reminder, be prepared to OHM at a moment’s notice.

REMOTE CONTROL

How often have you eased back to watch your favorite TV show or a much-anticipated movie and then discovered you can’t find the TV remote control? Is it between the sofa cushions? Is it behind or under the furniture? Was it absent-mindedly carried out of the room… maybe to the kitchen or bathroom? And if you want to play a video game or watch a VHS tape and need more than one remote, what then?

Maybe you remember the first TV remote control called a “Lazy Bones” in 1950 connected to the television by a wire. Another wired version in 1952 was called the “Blab-off” that turned the sound off during commercials. Or maybe you remember the “Space Command” remote of 1956 that used ultrasound to change a channel. Each time we pushed a button, the remote made a clicking sound, so most folks just called it a “clicker.” Where’s the clicker?

Today, your television remote sends digitally-coded pulses of infrared radiation to your electronic devices to control their functions. And with the advent of mobile devices and A.I. control, how long will remote controls devices like REMOTE CONTROL be around? In contrast, the other remote controls in your life — garage door opener, for example — are mostly radio remotes. Remotes are becoming like passwords: there are just too many needed to keep track of them all.

OHM has created this elegant universal remote bead to hang beautifully on your bracelet. You always know where it is.

You also always have the control to change the outcomes of your day and your life. Nobody else can push your buttons, mute your volume, or change your channel. You make the choices. Where is that pesky remote? You’ve got it… under control.

SO STEAMED

How are you feeling? Stress is a pretty common one right now. Not into yoga? Meditation? How about the joys of scalding water vapor and searing steel? So many people find the task of ironing clothes relaxing and meditative that Ironing Clubs are a new “thing.” Groups gather to learn breathing exercises in sync with their ironing moves, inhale the aroma of fresh laundry, and smooth out the creases in their clothes and their psyches.

Before electricity was available, the iron was literally a hunk of heavy iron with a handle on one side and a flat surface on the other. These “flatirons” were heated in the fire or on the stove and then pressed over clothing to remove wrinkles. Often there were several irons heating at once, so when one cooled, you could grab a hot one. Not exactly meditative.

Later irons were heated with kerosene, ethanol, whale oil, carbide gas, or gasoline. Big risk of fire here. Today’s electric iron with temperature controls — and burst of steam to permeate the fabric so the heat can smooth it perfectly — well, that is the very definition of modern convenience.

And you don’t have to join an Ironing Club to reap its benefits. Find mindfulness by Playing music or watching a movie while ironing, crafting, cleaning, coloring in, or just let your mind drift to smooth away your stressful mind wrinkles. Perhaps by looking at your beads. Are you SO STEAMED now?

Keep a gentle frame of mind. Notice the intricate details for a burst of steam. You can smell that fresh, crisp, clean laundry aroma and feel the heat building in this miniature marvel.

Next time you feel stress building in yourself, touch this iron on your bracelet and let the creases spiral out smooth. Iron the mind. Ohm.

WATCH THIS

You might hear some folks say these days, “I don’t need a watch; I have my phone.” But phones don’t keep you punctual; time does. And it’s far more discreet and classy to glance at your watch during a meeting, dinner, or a date than to pull out your phone. Plus, a watch is a wonderful way to express your sense of style with a hint of danger or sporting adventure, funky fun, techno gadgetry, retro-cool, or shimmering elegance and stylish success.

The wristwatch goes back to the 16th century when Queen Elizabeth l of England presented with a wristwatch by Sir Robert Dudley called it a “bracelet watch.” Wristwatches were worn almost exclusively by women of the time, while men carried pocket watches. World War l changed this dynamic when soldiers in the field found it more practical to keep their timepieces on their wrists to synchronize maneuvers. Even today, a watch will give you years of maintenance-free time-telling compared to those eight hours on one cellular telephone device charge.

A watch is more than a time-keeper. It’s a symbol of tradition encased in a showpiece of ingenious craftsmanship. OHM is proud to add our ingenuity to this brilliant lineage and invites you to WATCH THIS. The handsome face based upon a classic Italian design will be forever holding a moment for you take whenever you need it. The silver watchband is a vintage rivet-link style made famous by the world’s most coveted timepieces on history’s most famous wrists. When you step out wearing this watch on your bracelet, know that you have time, this time now.

OHM THAILAND EXCLUSIVE

COOP

Lhong at OHM enjoys seeing the things they love and adore, scaled down to such a small size as to be worn as an adornment on their wrist!

The collection of things you love makes us smile. No matter what form they are, it is the act itself of collecting that matters. This small car was an ambition of theirs from a young age. They grow up to earn enough money to get their own. Although it is not suitable for everyday use, many people say it is only suitable as a second car, but it is the only car they need. A companion forever.

Lhong OHM มีความสุขกับการได้เห็นสิ่งของที่ตนเองรัก และชื่นชอบ ย่อขนาดลงเป็นขนาดเล็กจนสามารถนำมาใส่เป็นเครื่องประดับลงบนข้อมือได้ การสะสมของที่ตัวเองหลงใหล ไม่ว่ามันจะอยู่ในรูปแบบใดมันก็ทำให้เรายิ้มได้ รถขนาดเล็กคันนี้เป็นความใฝ่ฝันตั้งแต่ยังเด็ก ว่าโตขึ้นมาหาเงินได้จะต้องมีไว้ในครอบครอง ถึงแม้มันจะไม่เหมาะกับการใช้งานในชีวิตประจำวัน หลาย ๆ คนบอกว่ามันเหมาะสำหรับการเป็นรถคันที่ 2 แต่สำหรับเธอมันคือรถคันเดียวที่มี และจะใช้มันเป็นเพื่อนร่วมทางตลอดไป

There they are for this month! What a fun collection this is! How is your wishlist doing?

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