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gorgeous bags from London, by Malle
http://mallelondon.com/

gorgeous bags from London, by Malle

http://mallelondon.com/

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a hand-pump espresso machine! can it work? 

http://www.wacaco.com/

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fall = apples! apple pancake! OMG good!
http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-weekend-13112

fall = apples! apple pancake! OMG good!

http://www.thekitchn.com/recipe-weekend-13112

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beautiful shot of a beautiful bike. under $400! amazing!
http://www.popsci.com/article/gadgets/bike-never-needs-repairs
http://www.prioritybicycles.com/#mission
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wonderful story (Bukowski), brilliantly animated (Hodgson).

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It’s easy to forget: buildings can be beautiful.

It’s easy to forget: buildings can be beautiful.

(Source: 34-ten, via theblackworkshop)

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There were 100,000 tigers in 1910. Now, there are 3,200. 
I know we don’t care that much about tigers. I’ve never even seen one! And 1910 is a long time ago!
But the World Wildlife Federation has just published a study that says, since 1970, the number of animals in the world has been cut in half!
It’s because of us and we’re supposed to be the smartest animal!
https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WWF/posts 

There were 100,000 tigers in 1910. Now, there are 3,200. 

I know we don’t care that much about tigers. I’ve never even seen one! And 1910 is a long time ago!

But the World Wildlife Federation has just published a study that says, since 1970, the number of animals in the world has been cut in half!

It’s because of us and we’re supposed to be the smartest animal!

https://plus.google.com/u/0/+WWF/posts 

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Everyone needs to pass through the expensive pen phase of life. Suddenly, you are hit with the urgent need to have…an expensive pen! It does exactly the same thing as an inexpensive pen but, for a few moments, it seems special.
Then…you lose the damn pen!
A few iterations of this process and you are cured. Same thing applies to expensive umbrellas. 
Why am I telling you this now? Because Mont Blanc, ground zero for expensive pens, has a new pen that works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It has the dumb name, e-Starwalker and with the special Italian leather case, a big price: $800. I’m not sure what the pen does that’s special but the cover sounds important. As they tells us:

The cover will feature a chip providing users with access to exclusive digital Montblanc content, including an ink-inspired 3D unlock effect

Ah, an ink-inspired 3D unlock effect! 
http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/shop/landing-pages/us/samsung.aspx

Everyone needs to pass through the expensive pen phase of life. Suddenly, you are hit with the urgent need to have…an expensive pen! It does exactly the same thing as an inexpensive pen but, for a few moments, it seems special.

Then…you lose the damn pen!

A few iterations of this process and you are cured. Same thing applies to expensive umbrellas. 

Why am I telling you this now? Because Mont Blanc, ground zero for expensive pens, has a new pen that works with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. It has the dumb name, e-Starwalker and with the special Italian leather case, a big price: $800. I’m not sure what the pen does that’s special but the cover sounds important. As they tells us:

The cover will feature a chip providing users with access to exclusive digital Montblanc content, including an ink-inspired 3D unlock effect

Ah, an ink-inspired 3D unlock effect! 

http://www.montblanc.com/en-us/shop/landing-pages/us/samsung.aspx

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Because 99% of our buildings are boring and ugly, architects go crazy when they get a chance to do something different. Two examples: Frank Ghery and Daniel Libeskind.
Ghery seems to have developed his ‘weirdness’ from the ground up, so to speak, by building small-scale projects in Santa Monica. By working small and with cheap materials, Ghery was free to challenge the traditional box-shape of the normal building. The shape of a Ghery building embraces you.
To my taste, Libeskind just seems to be cashing in on the desire of rich clients to have their buildings ‘stand out’. The extreme shapes give the finger to their neighborhoods so it hurts to walk by a Libeskind building.
And that brings us to Markthal Rotterdam, an apartment building wrapped around a marketplace designed by MVRDV. Yes, it’s weird. But it has a Ghery-like charm in its shape and, for me, that softens the shock and spectacle of the inner space. I’m not sure I wanna live there but I wanna go there! 
http://www.designboom.com/architecture/mvrdv-markthal-rotterdam-opens-10-01-2014
http://www.mvrdv.nl/en/
http://www.foga.com/
http://daniel-libeskind.com/

Because 99% of our buildings are boring and ugly, architects go crazy when they get a chance to do something different. Two examples: Frank Ghery and Daniel Libeskind.

Ghery seems to have developed his ‘weirdness’ from the ground up, so to speak, by building small-scale projects in Santa Monica. By working small and with cheap materials, Ghery was free to challenge the traditional box-shape of the normal building. The shape of a Ghery building embraces you.

To my taste, Libeskind just seems to be cashing in on the desire of rich clients to have their buildings ‘stand out’. The extreme shapes give the finger to their neighborhoods so it hurts to walk by a Libeskind building.

And that brings us to Markthal Rotterdam, an apartment building wrapped around a marketplace designed by MVRDV. Yes, it’s weird. But it has a Ghery-like charm in its shape and, for me, that softens the shock and spectacle of the inner space. I’m not sure I wanna live there but I wanna go there! 

http://www.designboom.com/architecture/mvrdv-markthal-rotterdam-opens-10-01-2014

http://www.mvrdv.nl/en/

http://www.foga.com/

http://daniel-libeskind.com/