Posts filed under “Weekend”

Space-saving furniture

Living in a crowded city requires a few compromises. You’re close to anything you could want. But you have to deal with traffic and pollution. And homes can be pretty small. They don’t have a lot of room for giant furniture. So, are city dwellers stuck with uncomfortable futons? Thanks to some ingenious Italian designers, no. This convertible furniture is amazing and stylish.

Category: Weekend

2020 Internet

Interesting forecast: > click for ginormous graphic Via Intac

Category: Digital Media, Weekend

NPR: Billy West of Futurama

I am a huge Futurama fan, and thought this was awesome: > click for audio > Source: Billy West: The Many (Cartoon) Voices In His Head NPR, July 15, 2010 http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=128490848

Category: Television, Weekend

How the Old Spice Commercials Are Made

Category: Digital Media, Television, Weekend

Capresso 455

Way back in April 2004, I discussed why most people make bad coffee (Your Coffee Sucks!). In 2006, I got a Capresso 455 grinder/brewer/thermos for a B-Day (it was $300). Since then, its dropped to about $200 (Amazon), but I noticed in today’s NYT that you can pick one up for $119 (refurbished) at J&R….Read More

Category: Food and Drink, Weekend

Jack Johnson, MSG July 14, 2010

I saw Jack Johnson last night at the Garden — good show, bad venue, great set list: Set List 1. You and Your Heart 2. If I Had Eyes 3. Taylor 4. Sitting, Waiting, Wishing / Just What I Needed (The Cars cover) 5. Go On 6. To The Sea 7. Bubble Toes 8. Wasting…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

Range Rover Evoque: Small, Fuel-Efficient SUV

Land Rover has revealed its newest model, a compact SUV dubbed the Range Rover Evoque. Based on the LRX concept that debuted in 2008, the two-door Evoque is the smallest, lightest Range Rover, and the company claims it will be the most fuel efficient Rover.

The reveal of the model will be at the 2010 Paris Motor Show in September; the car’s website — Hello Evoque — has a counter ticking down the minutes until then.

Plans for the Evoque include both a two-door and a four-door models.

The car has very interesting lines, but I expect this will run into the same rear visibility problems that are inherent in this design. There is a compromise between form and function for cars such as the BMW X6, Infinity FX, Acura ZDX, and Honda Crosstour –they all suffer some degradation of rear visibility as a result.

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Category: Weekend

Top 20 Concert Tours

Via Pollstar, we get the top 20 Concert Tours ranks artists by average box office gross per city and includes the average ticket price for shows in North America. (previous week’s ranking is in parentheses). TOP 20 CONCERT TOURS Artist . . . . Tour Gross . . . Average Ticket Price 1. Bon Jovi;…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

The Creators Project: ART+COM (Joachim Sauter)

Location: Berlin, Germany Profession: Artist, designer, filmmaker, professor Label: ART+COM Website: JoachimSauter.com Notables: Founder of new media conglomerate ART+COM; installations such as the Kinetic Sculpture for BMW and the interactive Duality public exhibit in Tokyo

Category: Technology, Weekend

2015 Mercedes Benz SLM

Most auto enthusiasts are watching Mercedes-Benz for the release of the nearly $200k SLS AMG Gullwing in the fall. However, Automobile magazine is reporting a smaller, relatively cheaper ($169k) SLS derivative model — the SLM. The M stands for mid-engine. That seems pricey relative to the AWD Audi R8. But as the illustration below shows…Read More

Category: Weekend