November 2007 Archives

Mars Bar Phone Booth


Last Exit To Nowhere

lastexit1.jpgWhile we don't usually encourage t-shirts as a fashion choice, our inner film fan beat out the inner fashion snobbery when we found Last Exit to Nowhere.  Designer Mike Ford launched this Nottingham based T-shirt atelier in June 2007. Each design is based on fictitious companies born out of twentieth century fiction. You of course recognize Weyland-Yutani Corporation as Ripley's employer from the Alien series of films.

Seat Guru

seatguru.jpgGone are the days of good service in the cattle class of contemporary airlines. You can't even count on the checking steward to be of any help describing what seat you will actually be sitting in. Being prepared is the best bet for relaxing travel. Seat Guru is all things airline seats. It let's you know where you are sitting, what amenities, how close you're sitting to the lavatory or the exit row.

maekake from Ichiroya

ichiro1.JPGIf you hadn't guessed by the recent spate of cooking posts, we are culinary fans. We're captivated by everything from tasty dishes to kitchen toys to cook's fashions. This excelent number comes from Ichiro at Ichiroya Flea Market in Osaka, Japan. This is a classic Japanese store or factory apron. The one pictured above says "Miyoshi Soap Factory." Ichiro has an excellent and ever changing collection.


dopplr3.jpgAround here we are suckers for expanding the social graph and here's our new favorite, This new networking site allows you to share your travel schedules with contacts. The site is currently in beta and open to subscription only (don't worry, the dandies travel, here's a sneak peek). From syncing with iCal to linking with your flickr account, the Dopplr crew appear to be on the right track. We haven't had a chance to play around with it much (I guess that means we should travel more), but what we've seen we like.

Painting With Light

licht.jpglichtfaktor - Painting with light. Making the world a more beautiful place.

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sportscar2.jpgSome day soon, you'll see dazzling new sports cars totally unlike today's concepts streaming down the colored highways! A flash of line and color. A deep throated roar of nuclear power. A boldness fleetness of style and utility both inside and out. That's the car for your tomorrow!

Powered by nuclear energy, this unique vehicle has no moving parts in its engine! Instead, a self-contained atomic reactor transmits motive power to the rear driving wheel. And there's no need for servicing -- for the entire atomic fuel unit in the rear is simply rented from the manufacturer, and exchanged periodically for a fresh unit!.

The Travel Lounge

It's that time of year, holidays are coming, we're thinking of traveling somewhere. We're debating whether to brave the slopes, the beach or the family. So we decided to start a little round up of travel related entries as we find nuggets of useful info from our extensive tours of the nether-reaches of the web and the world.

Keep you eyes on the Travel Lounge.


muji.jpgWe have long been fans of Muji. I can't say we've been using too much of the A4 stationary, but the multi-colored ball points are nice. I've coveted the sleek simplicity of their CD and DVD players for years. They are matte black boxes with three buttons and no writing. It would seem that most electronics makers still believe the world will be baffled by a series of buttons on media players that can make your music or picture pause, play or skip forward, without a dictionary worth of information backed up by false promises of useless audio and picture filters to undo countless hours of careful sound mixing and color correction. But I digress.