Archive for May, 2009
Tags: backs, photos, shoulders, stas kulesh
Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, chair, computer, seating, technology, unplggd, workstation
We all love the Ovalia egg chair. It’s an iconic piece of furniture from the 60s. Since it hasn’t been produced for over 30 years, it’s hard to find these days. Previously, unless you could afford the price for those vintage pieces of furniture or the new ones with some fancy speakers, you were out of luck. Now, the iconic chair has been reinterpreted for our modern lives. We like how the Bud Adjustable Computer Workstation pays an homage to the Ovalia chair.
Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, DIY, speakers, technology, unplggd
What are eggshells used for? Apart from housing our morning breakfast, we’d be at a loss to say, but that didn’t stop Gomhi from using eggshells to craft a pair of tiny and cute looking loudspeakers. These delicate looking speakers were made as a DIY project.
Tags: books, chuck palahniuk, cornelia funke, inkdeath, Neil Gaiman, pygmy, reading
Today, I got three new books. Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuk, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, and Inkdeath by Cornelia Funke. Of those three, I’ve finished Pygmy and The Graveyard Book. To be honest, both were quite short. Pygmy was harder to read because it was written strangely, through the broken-English voice of a pygmy terrorist. I usually hate when authors do this. It makes their books a lot harder to read.
The Graveyard Book was good, but short. Neil Gaiman wrote a beautiful book. However, I wanted there to be more, but I understood that it was meant for the young adult market.
Pygmy is the first Palahniuk novel I have read and bought. Even though I hate novels that use a special vocabulary instead of English, like Pygmy, I liked this book. I was a bit surprised at the way it ended. I expected more controversy and I didn’t get any. The ending was a bit disappointing. Still, it was interesting and made me want to read his other books.
Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, computer, mouse, peripherals, technology, Transformers, unplggd, usb hub
Well, we’ve just made a little discovery. There are more devices in disguise available out there for all of you Transformers nuts. Transformers are pretty close to LEGOs in their universal appeal to the male gender, since they all used to be little boys at some point. Transforming robots are just plain cool. I can remember fondly the Transformers that could be made into 3 different shapes or the ones that assembled to make a giant robot.
Tags: Apartment Therapy, blogs, media, player, PMP, technology, unplggd
The last PMP that we had was an Archos. We used it on and off, but never as an MP3 player. The thing was just too heavy. We stopped using it when the battery blew up. The PMP market has been growing, but since devices like the iPhone and the iPod Touch serve as PMPs, the future of the market is unsure. The other thing is that people don’t see the need to spend an extra amount of money on an extra device. The Newsmy XO is kind of novel since it’s pretty cheap and it looks great.