This movie classic is a perfect example of how great storytelling and directing can elevate a creepy story into a real scary movie. What adds to this is the fact that The Silence of the Lambs ($5) deals with crimes and situations that could actually happen. It tells the story of Clarice Starling, and FBI agent who has to try and get inside the mind of a psychotic yet brilliant incarcerated killer in order to catch another who has a penchant for skinning his victims. Directed by John Demme and boasting outstanding performance from Jodie Foster as Starling and Anthony Hopkins as Hannibal Lecter, this movie elevated its stars to super stardom and has rightly become a modern classic.
There are one of two ways to go camping. One is to rough it, sleep under the stars, bath in the lake, etc. Or you could do it up in luxury. The Meriwether Tent ($1250) is a 16 x 9.5 ft high luxury tent that lets your do it up in style. It's made with a fully attached waterproof vinyl ground sheet and a water resistant canvas upper. It features a fully closable front screen door and 4 closable sidewall screens. It weighs 65 lbs and comes with all the poles, ground pegs, and reflective guy lines.
Michael Young, a designer out of Hong King, has brought his interpretation of the Moke to life. The Moke International By Michael Young ($TBA) comes more than 60 years after it was originally introduced. Michael was approached by Moke after he completed a rebuild of the storied truck and the rest is history. The Moke has been modernized while keeping its visual appeal intact. About 1000 will be produced each year and they'll be available in left or right hand drive.
The UCO Grilliput Duo ($28) may be the smallest portable camping grill available. The German-designed portable grill can fit entirely in one of the stainless steel tubes. Making it perfect for backpacking, camping, or pretty much any outdoor activity where quick setup and breakdown of a grill would be beneficial. The UCO Grilliput Duo features 1 tube with stopper, 1 tube with a cleaning groove, 2 outer grill rods with hooks and threads, and 10 grill rods.
I think it's safe to say the Ludovic Houplain loves logos. Ludovic is the co-director of the animated short film Logorama. He has worked with institutions like Air, Dior, Cannes, audi, among others. In his book, Logobook ($34) he has amassed over 7,000 symbols and trademarks from our world today. If you're a designer, student,into marketing or even just interested in contemporary culture, then this book is for you.
The most cost effective media center solution is now available. With the release of FRODO, XBMC v12 now provides support for the Rasberry PI 256MB ($60). The new release of XBMC also includes such treats as support for Android platform, improved Airplay support, a Personal Video Recorder, h.264 10bit video software decoding for anime, and much, much, more. For those of us looking for an inexpensive solution to access our video libraries, without the worries of having to jailbreak our Apple TVs, the combination of XBMC v12 Frodo and the Rasberry PI looks like it fits the bill perfectly.