My bed frame comes to life in France

You may remember my post on the sturdy king-size bed frame a while back? It's inspired many people to build their own frames at home, saving $$$, avoiding the purchase of cheaply made furniture and learning about carpentry in the process. This time, Jérôme Tirolien from France wrote to thank me for the article and … Continue reading My bed frame comes to life in France

Alexandra Fits in concert in Medias

A few weeks ago, we had the pleasure of attending a concert given by Alexandra Fits in Medias, as part of the seventh edition of the annual Medieval Festival. Alexandra sang French songs, in a style reminiscent of Edith Piaf and Georges Moustaki. We were thrilled to hear and see how good she was, especially … Continue reading Alexandra Fits in concert in Medias

Romania Through Their Eyes – Laura Tonlaveur

I promised it, and kept my word. Just launched a new show of my own that's been in the works for some time. It's live, right now, on my YouTube channel. The show is called "Romania Through Their Eyes", and it's a series of interviews with foreigners -- people who visited Romania, spent time in … Continue reading Romania Through Their Eyes – Laura Tonlaveur

120th Anniversary of the Eiffel Tower

Built between 1887 and 1889 by French engineer Gustave Eiffel, the tower has since become the most recognizable landmark (and the most visited) in the world. For its size, the tower is amazingly light -- its mass is less than the mass of the air contained in a cylinder of the same size. For its … Continue reading 120th Anniversary of the Eiffel Tower

Glad to see Nabaztag is still around

It's coming up on three years since my original review of the Nabaztag. In 2006, it was just getting introduced to the US market. It was a new product from France, and the editors of the "I Want That! Tech Toys" show on HGTV approached me to see if I wanted to review it. I … Continue reading Glad to see Nabaztag is still around

Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-05

Bourne Energy's RiverStar: a fresh approach to hydropower http://tinyurl.com/34j39h # Analysts see 'ringback tones' becoming an $800 billion industry http://tinyurl.com/2nbd6x # Ringback tones are one more way for fiscally dumb people to spend their money. Completely pointless ways to show off. # Nokia Trips the Silverlight Fantastic http://tinyurl.com/3cftxs # New colors, button-shift and accelerated market … Continue reading Condensed knowledge for 2008-03-05

Nabaztag: the smart WiFi bunny from France

I've been playing with my Nabaztag bunny for the last few days, preparing to review it for the I Want That! Tech Toys show on HGTV, which launches this summer. It's a very cute little bunny with ears that can move. It's constantly connected to the Internet by WiFi, and you can program it to … Continue reading Nabaztag: the smart WiFi bunny from France