This weekend, I put together a video guide that will help you decide the proper watch band for you. You may not have given a lot of thought to this topic in the past, or perhaps you've just lived with the band or strap that your watch came with, but I think after you watch … Continue reading A video guide to choosing the proper watch band
One stable element in our life through the past decade has been our 2003 MINI Cooper S. I placed the order for it in the closing months of 2002 and got it in March of 2003, exactly as I wanted it. Although our life has undergone major changes in those years, and even though the … Continue reading In the MINI
As I announced back in June of 2010, Canon has been at work on a mirrorless camera and they've finally launched it. It's called the EOS M. It uses a new EF-M lens mount and its specs are pretty much what we expect mirrorless DSLRs to have these days. It ships in four colors: black … Continue reading Camera preview: Canon EOS M
Here is Dieter Rams, one of the giants of industrial design. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ncw3f4jgNP4 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6-wA-7QIeE http://vimeo.com/18988687 http://vimeo.com/19742547 I love the man's approach to design and his clear avoidance of planned obsolescence. He is a great example of standing for something that you believe in and then changing the world because of your stance. Wonderful. You may also want … Continue reading Do you know Dieter Rams?
If you like and buy quality leather shoes (over $100 or more), and if after you've worn them for some time, they need repairs (sole or heel repairs or restitching) don't throw them away. Find and use the services of a good cobbler (a shoe repairman) to breathe new life into them. A cobbler repairs … Continue reading Have great shoes? Use a cobbler.
I had an idea recently about a new faucet design. (If you've been reading my website for some time, then you may remember I post my ideas here -- when I remember to write them down and don't forget them.) When you look at a shower, right after it's been used, you'll see the splash … Continue reading A new faucet design
You know how you get an urge every once in a while to grab your macro lens and go nuts photographing things? Well, this was one of those evenings when the macro bug bit me. It's stuff I found in our home, way back in 2006. Enjoy!
Armands Podoļskis, a reader from Latvia who saw my bed frame article and watched the videos where I showed how I made it, wrote to me recently: I would like to thank you very much for your videos of how to make bed frame. They were very useful. I used them to make bed myself. I’m … Continue reading My bed frame comes to life in Latvia
We were at Tess Auto in Ghimbav (near Brasov) for service to our car recently, and we saw this beautiful antique Audi on display in the showroom. The car was so old the logo still said "Auto Union" across the four circles. They sure don't make cars with these designs any more. About the only … Continue reading An antique Audi at Tess Auto
What I have to talk about has to do with these two apps, which are closely related and happen to sit right next to each other in my Apps folder: iSync and iTunes. We could call it part 2 in a series of posts where I look at things that don't sit right with Apple … Continue reading Why are we still syncing in iTunes?