Did I ever profess my love for Morgan Cars publicly? It's time I did. I love them! For years, I decried the ugly design of modern cars and I wondered where old design went. I looked at cars made in the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s and wondered when cars were going to get beautiful again. … Continue reading I love Morgan Cars
Hiriko is the name of this new foldable ultra-compact car, which is great for cramped city driving (and parking). It can turn sideways and fold upwards, reducing its wheelbase and allowing it to squeeze into spots where normal cars just can't go. And it's also 100% electric. From the videos (posted below) I can see … Continue reading A folding, fully electric city car
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 a good 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