The Harutzim House by Sharon Neuman Architects ($TBA) is a great example of the popular open floor plan. The problem with older more traditional homes is you usually end up with an unused living room and dining room. With modern families it makes more sense to incorporate the eating areas and the living room into a larger main or great room. The main room in the Harutzim house features an open kitchen with lounge area to the side, access to the outside, two eating areas, and a large family room for entertaining . Hidden behind the cabinets behind the central couches is a desk area. Pretty much everything a modern family.(more…)
Chinese technology manufacturer, Xiaomi Mi Ecosystem, has announced the launch of its new Xiaomi Mi Laser Projector ($1469). It is said to be the 'world's first cinema-level laser projection available for home use. The Xiaomi Mi has been in development for over 2 years and has been fitted with ALPD 3.0 laser light source technology by Appotronics - a company that specializes in movie projection. The 5000-lumen system promises up to 34 years of use and a screen of 150 inches. To put that in perspective an Epson 6500UB with an LCD bulb will last about 3000 hours and put out about 1600-lumens. The Mi also comes with a high-quality speaker system to deliver a 'true cinema experience'. The other cool thing is that based on the image it looks like a short throw projector, which makes placement a snap. Now the bad news. It is possible the Xiaomi Mi will only ever be released in China. Hopefully, the rest of us will be able to get our hands on this bad boy some day.
For anyone who appreciates a decent beer, Craft Beer World ($17) is the ultimate companion. There has been a massive explosion in the popularity of craft beers around the world in recent years and outstanding new brews are now being created everywhere from Auckland to Amsterdam and Colorado to Copenhagen. With more awesome craft beers than ever before available, it is hard to know which ones to sample. This is where Craft Beer World steps in. Here there are more than 300 of the tastiest and most innovative beers you will ever try, divided into 50 different categories so you can easily find the best that each style has to offer. A great book for everyone who loves a great beer.
There have been a lot of collaborations this season between big name brands and smaller boutique brands. These include Adidas and Kanye, Fear Of God and Pac Sun, now we a collab between Supreme and North Face. The Supreme x The North Face 2015 Fall/Winter Collection ($32+) will include five items - Nuptse Jacket, Mountain Pullover, Base Camp Crimp Backpack, Base Camp Travel Canister, and Winter Runners Gloves. The Naptse Jacket features a respectable 700 fill power for even the coldest winter days. Prices are also very respectable. The jacket will go for $368, the Pullover will cost $298, Base Camp Crimp Backpack $148, Travel Canister $32, and the winter gloves will run you $58. The entire collection will be available in select stores and on line starting November 21st.
http://vimeo.com/85148657 Keep Exploring by Brice Portolan of a film about adventure and reaching your goals. For three weeks French photographer Brice Portolano backpacked the wilderness of British Columbia and the South Chilcotin mountains with the hope of reaching the highest summits.
There is nothing better than going down to the local pub, grabbing a pint and some great food. In his book, The American Craft Beer Cookbook ($13), John Holl has collected 155 recipes that were specifically chosen because they taste great with a brew. The recipes include everything from BBQ and pub standards, to breakfast fare and desserts. Yes desserts, such as the Beer Ice Cream Float or Chocolate Jefferson Stout Cupcakes.