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An Old Bridge in Italy to be Converted into Condos — Design News

Apartment Therapy - 7 hours 7 min ago

In Italy's Calabria, an old bridge and its aqueducts are getting a modern makeover. The government held a competition to best reuse the structure, and the winning design is an "inverted skyscraper." From the road, you'll descend between the hills to retail and residences.


Categories: Design, Home Design

Elliat Rich’s Decennia Chair Blooms With Colorful Patterns as its Paint Wears Away

Inhabitat - 7 hours 19 min ago

If you’re passionate about bespoke furniture, you can’t get any more personalized than Elliat Rich‘s Decennia Chair currently on show at Milan Design Week as part of ‘The Other Hemisphere’ exhibition. Rich developed a process for painting the chair that involves several layers of colored paint topped by a textural lime finish. The paint layers are designed to be slow wearing, so that over time the white surface is worn away, exposing the colored pattern beneath.

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Supreme Court Justices Say They’re Likely To Rule On NSA Surveillance

Tech Crunch - 7 hours 28 min ago
 Supreme Court justices Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Antonin Scalia think that the nation's top court will eventually rule on the NSA's surveillance activities. The two, appearing in front of the National Press Club, both touched on the subject, with Justice Scalia calling the Supreme Court the "the institution least qualified to decide" on the matter, and Justice Ginsburg stating that "[the court]… Read More
Categories: Technology

Tommy Hunt: Loving On The Losing Side/ Sunshine Girl (Private Stock 45115)

Classic 45s - 7 hours 29 min ago
Year: 1976
Condition: M
Price: $14.00

Excellent comeback single deserved more airplay than it got. Note: This copy comes in a vintage Private Stock Records factory sleeve.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Five Stairsteps & Cubie: Baby Make Me Feel So Good/ Little Young Lover (Curtom 1936)

Classic 45s - 7 hours 29 min ago
Year: 1969
Condition: M-
Price: $14.00

Don't miss the terrific B side! Note: This copy has a drillhole and comes in a vintage Buddah Records factory sleeve.
Categories: Vinyl shop

J.G. Lewis: What Am I Going To Do (IX Chains 7018)

Classic 45s - 7 hours 29 min ago
Year: 1976
Condition: M-
Price: $15.00

The B side is an instrumental version of the song. Note: This copy has pristine mint audio.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Chuck Trois & the Amazing Maze: Call On You/ Woodsman (Sock & Soul 101)

Classic 45s - 7 hours 29 min ago
Year: 1970
Condition: M-
Price: $25.00

Two great sides on this small Philadelphia label.
Categories: Vinyl shop

Moody Blues: The Other Side Of Life (Polydor 885201 dj)

Classic 45s - 7 hours 29 min ago
Year: 1986
Condition: M
Price: $12.00

This is a new, unplayed Stereo/Stereo promo copy, in its original picture sleeve. This special promo copy is pressed on clear blue vinyl.
Categories: Vinyl shop

The TowlHub – when multifunctional goes overboard

Coolest Gadgets - 7 hours 32 min ago

There are items that can do multiple jobs and make our lives easier. The Swiss Army Knife is a prime example, as it has a variety of tools in one place that don’t necessarily correspond with one another, but come in handy. Sometimes a marketing team gets together and makes something that is multifunctional, but in a way that doesn’t make much sense.

One such product is the TowlHub, as it will give you 4 USB ports, a wine stopper, speakers, and a place to put your paper towels in the kitchen. It’s not that these things can’t be together in a single device, more that it doesn’t make sense. You don’t generally want any electronic gadgets around water, and seeing that we use paper towels during cooking, cleaning, and a myriad of other activities that often include H2O in the kitchen, this would not be the safest place for your gear.

If you do like the idea and think you can keep this far enough away from the sink, it would be nice to have an easy-access Bluetooth speaker that would never be moved around. The wine stopper hiding in the top of the towel holder would be nice, but it will look a bit weird once it is in use. If you’d like to have the hub without the speakers it will cost around $50, and with them in place it will be around $80.

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Categories: Gadgets

Weekend Guide: Sales & Events Calendar — April 18, 2014

Apartment Therapy - 7 hours 32 min ago

We found lots of sales this week to get your home all set for spring. Last chance to save 20% off everything for your kitchen at IKEA, or check out major deals on organizational basics at the Container Store. If you're in New York, support non-profit Housing Works at their Design on a Dime benefit to see some gorgeous rooms and bid on majorly discounted designer goods (we'll see you there). All that and more after the jump.


Categories: Design, Home Design

Before & After: A Home Office Goes Pretty and Posh — Professional Project

Apartment Therapy - 7 hours 32 min ago

Lifestyle blogger Megan of StyleGirlfriend was in desperate need of a funcitonal workspace (and ahem...more back support) in her small Brooklyn apartment, so she teamed up with the designers at HomePolish who used some clever tricks to give her a stylish, multi-purpose space.


Categories: Design, Home Design

1800 Milenio: The limited edition Cognac-finished tequila

Cool Hunting - 7 hours 37 min ago

First produced in limited quantities back in 2000, 1800 Tequila's Milenio is now returning to shelves in a second edition of their wildly successful super-premium tequila. Fine Blue Weber Agave undergoes an extensive extra-aging process before...
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Coachella 2014 wknd 2 underway; live TV broadcast includes Arcade Fire, Beck, Haim, Nas, MGMT, Pixies, QOTSA, more

Brooklyn Vegan - 7 hours 40 min ago

Coachella 2014 Weekend 1 Day 1 (more by Dana (distortion) Yavin)

Coachella 2014 wrapped up its first weekend this past Sunday, and the second weekend is underway as we speak (set times). If you're not in California braving the desert, you can stream many of the sets starting today (4/18) at 9 PM EST.

Last week's stream was hosted on Coachella's YouTube channel, but this week's will be air on television on the AXS TV channel. Sets that will stream today include Haim, Neko Case, Broken Bells, Kate Nash and more.

Sets that stream on Saturday include Pixies, Queens of the Stone Age, Nas, Future Islands, MGMT, Fatboy Slim and more; and on Sunday, they'll air Beck, Arcade Fire, Muse (from Saturday), Fishbone, Daughter, Pet Shop Boys (from Saturday), and more. Each day's stream will also re-air the following day at 2 PM EST.

If you haven't been keeping up with our Coachella coverage, check out day 1 pictures, day 2 pictures, and day 3 pictures of weekend 1.

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Categories: Indie, Music

FIDLAR, Mac DeMarco, together PANGEA, White Fang, Sleep and more @ Burgerama III day 2 (belated pics)

Brooklyn Vegan - 7 hours 44 min ago

photos by Debi Del Grande;

Mac DeMarco / FIDLAR / together PANGEA / White Fang

On Sunday, Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco was preparing for his set in the green room when we caught up with him. "I used to think Burger was just garage, but it's more 'anything goes' nowadays," said DeMarco. His set on the main stage bounced between funky guitars that shimmered and dipped low during a spaced-out rendition of "Ode to Viceroy," where DeMarco celebrated his favorite brand of cigarettes through song...

..."I just want to get really high, smoke weed until I die," sang [FIDLAR singer Zac] Carper, who banged up his knees pretty badly early in the set. The letters for FIDLAR appeared above the stage in flaming letters that resembled the Vegas skyline on the Fourth of July, while the band scared the shit out of everyone by tossing small firecrackers into a puddle of water and beer that covered the stage - which at times, looked like it was ready to go up in flames. At points, the entire surrounding area smelled like gun powder, cheap beer, and weed. - [LA Weekly]In addition to Georgia soul singer Curtis Harding, the second day (3/23) of Burgerama III in Santa Ana, CA featured a lot of wild, widely diverse sets -- FIDLAR, Mac DeMarco, metal band Sleep, together PANGEA, White Fang and more all wound up the party-hardy throngs of crowd-surfers. Belated pics from Burgerama III day 2 are in this post.

White Fang, meanwhile, bring their tour with fellow Burger band Denney & the Jets to Brooklyn's Glasslands on Saturday (4/19) with Hector's Pets on the bill as well. Tickets to that show are still available.

Pics from Burgerama III day 1 are HERE, and pics from Curtis Harding's day 2 set are HERE. More from day 2 below...

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Categories: Indie, Music

Curtis Harding releasing 'Soul Power' on Burger Records ++ belated pics from Burgerama III

Brooklyn Vegan - 7 hours 47 min ago

photos by Debi Del Grande; words by Bill Pearis

Curtis Harding @ Burgerama III, 3/23/2013

Atlanta's Curtis Harding played one of my favorite sets I saw during SXSW where his "magnetism, pipes and chops were evident from note one." The guy's the real deal. Harding will release his debut album, Soul Power, on May 6 via Burger Records. You can check out the video for horn-fueled first single "Keep on Shining" below.

Right after SXSW, Curtis headed to Santa Ana, CA for Burgerama III where he played day 2 (3/23). A belated set of pictures from his set there are in this post. The rest of the day 2 pics are here, and day 1 pics are here.

More of those pics, plus the video, album art and tracklist, below...

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Categories: Indie, Music

It’s Time to Ditch Facebook and Start Over

Gizmodo UK - 8 hours 1 min ago
Most of us have had Facebook accounts for the past few years, some have had them closer to a decade. But time and bloat have turned once-beloved font of nostalgia into an onslaught of faux-sentimental sludge from strangers. So as Facebook stands poised to break itself into a bunch of different apps, we say to [...]
Categories: Technology

PSFK’s Top Five Stories Of The Week

PSFK - 8 hours 2 min ago

Each week we bring you the most popular and interesting posts of the past five days. Here is the current selection to give you topics to explore and share over the weekend.

Glass Toaster Lets Owners Get To Golden Brown Every Time

Bugatti’s glass toaster uses semi-conductors instead of grills so customers can view their toast and ensure it gets the right color.

J. Crew’s Hand Written Ad Is Customer Service Perfection

Customer Jenni Avins wrote a letter to J. Crew Creative Director Jenna Lyons, requesting a swim-suit style be put back in production. J. Crew not only granted her wish but put out a full page ad as a thank you note.

Why Wearable Tech Needs To Focus On The Ear, Not The Wrist

Because sound drives the bulk of our technology use, earbuds are gaining more and more ubiquity and social acceptance.

High-Tech Stress Ball Keeps Procrastination At Bay

Bossy stress ball relies on gamification to make a game out of working time and help people establish a goal-oriented mindset.

National Geographic Predicts What The Average Person Will Look Like in 35 Years

Photographer Martin Schoeller envisions interracial dating will lead to a non homogenized country.

Categories: Trends

Design Dozen: 12 Clever Space-Saving Solutions for Small Bedrooms

Apartment Therapy - 8 hours 2 min ago
A peaceful bedroom spotted on La Maison D'Anna G.

If you're dealing with a common small-apartment problem — a bedroom scarcely large enough for a bed, much less anything else — look no further than this list of clever space-saving solutions. These are some of the best ideas we're seen for tucking away all the stuff that tends to accumulate in a bedroom, and ensuring that your sleeping space will be calm and restful.


Categories: Design, Home Design

'70s Boston punks La Peste reissuing 7" on RSD (stream it)

Brooklyn Vegan - 8 hours 3 min ago

by Andrew Sacher

While any English punk band worth two shits could get a label deal in the heyday of punk, a lot of American groups were on their own. Had La Peste done a proper LP circa '77/'78 with the backing of a decent label, surely it would have been on a par with the all-time punk classics of the era. They were that good - a scorching powerhouse of a band with the songs to back it all up. As it is, their patched-together debut album belongs in the record collection of anyone who professes to enjoy punk rock. [Faster and Louder]Boston punks La Peste's only official release during their brief career was the 1978 single "Better Off Dead" b/w "Black." If you're unfamiliar, fans of '70s punk will find this right up their alley, but it also sounds like it could've come from any of today's garage punk bands as well. "Better Off Dead" is as good an example of '70s American punk as any, but the b-side, "Black," is sleazy psychedelia that sounds informed by the sludgier moments of The Stooges before them, but also predicts much of the underground rock of the decade that followed.

The songs have been out there over the years, but Wharf Cat Records (home to a similarly-minded newer band, The Ukiah Drag) is giving the 7" a reissue on Record Store Day, aka this Saturday, 4/19 (pre-order). Both tracks have been remastered (and sound noticeably nicer than the versions floating around on YouTube), and the release comes with an insert with a writeup by Mission of Burma's Roger Miller. The remastered b-side premieres in this post, and you can stream it, along with the a-side, below...

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