Mad about the '60s
The modern fridge doubles as an all-purpose bulletin board, cartoon repository and children's art gallery thanks to a gadget that caught on about the time that Mad Men depicts -- the refrigerator magnet. Wall clock. Yesterday's office clock said ...
April 11, 2015
What's happening Saturday in the north valley
Gateway Science Museum: Noon-5 p.m. “Attack of the Blood Suckers” exhibit explores science of what bites us; “Modern Farming — Land, Water, People and Science”; “Seeds: The Engineering and Ecology of Seed Dispersal Mechanisms.” 625 Esplanade. Free to ...
April 10, 2015
The Mystery Man Who Helped Modernize the NFL
Bussert writes and rewrites the rulebook, runs the clock on draft day and has final say on trades and waiver claims. This is the man who, Mara says, “has had as much influence over the modern game of football as anyone.” You want to research the life ...
April 9, 2015
Much Unfinished Business
The Jewish patrons of modern art in the early 20th century were first denigrated by the Nazi hierarchy, even as the top Nazis competed with each other to grab as much of the loot as possible for themselves. But there was a method to their evil: The ...
April 7, 2015
General Election 2015: Attacks on Ed Miliband 'low rent and laughable' says ...
Ben Farmer with Michael Fallon: Mr Fallon also savaged his former Coalition partners in the Lib Dems. attacking their policy of abandoning round the clock nuclear deterrent patrols, he said they were an "increasingly pointless party" public ...
April 10, 2015
“I try to take the real life connectedness of the stories and songs of Hank Williams and Buck Owens and then try to put a fresh modern sound to it.” What ever his “non-formula,” it Use your guys; go into the studio; take the clock off the wall ...
April 7, 2015
Piece of the Past: Exhibit Highlights Sharon's History
Opposite is Hillside Cemetery, a burying ground featuring many Victorian-period markers and surrounded by a stone wall with gateposts and a Gothic-style chapel. Along South Main Street intersecting with Cornwall Road stands the Clock Tower, built in as ...
April 7, 2015
Crisp, clean white kitchens with gleaming marble counters and backsplashes are everywhere you look these days. It’s easy to see why: White makes a space look bigger and airier, and enhances other design elements. Wood floors look richer against white, pendant lights stand out as sculptural elements, and stainless steel appliances sparkle. A white kitchen demands upkeep. Marble aficionados learn to love the patina (or live with the patina) that time brings. If you can’t abide the inevitable signs of wear and tear, consider alternative materials, such as quartz. Tour dozens of white Kitchens of the Week Big and beautiful, this kitchen has it all, from original wide-plank oak floors to expanses of beautifully designed and fitted cabinetry. Note the netted-glass Sorenson Lanterns and the French café stools around the island, with its columned legs and Carrara marble top. The textural backsplash is done in a skinny pencil tile fashioned from Bianco Carrara marble. White Calacatta marble wraps around the island and is used on the counters, while Calacatta subway tiles adorn the backsplash. Gleaming white Carrara marble counters take center stage here.
(Drawing and Painting Studio)
Why do you think so many students break their necks trying to fit in as many after-school activities, advanced classes, jobs, social activities, and homework as they can into one day. The Mayan culture had eighteen, twenty day months with five days at the end if the year. (Yes, I was the scared gullible child that believed the world was gonna end becasue some ancient culture said so). Skipping ahead several centuries, clocks were made and were a sensation in American society. Clocks consisted of gears, pendulums, and other things to keep a consistent rate to move the clock. There were eight-day clocks, tallcase clocks, wall clocks, shelf clocks and looking-glass clocks. When I saw the last one, I felt it an appropriate time to take a looking-glass clock pic. American clocks were mostly operated by brass gears. Further along, man named Eli Terry made his gears out of wood to make clocks accessible to poorer people. However, when the 1937 Depression hit, many clock makers went out of business, and the wooden clocks did not cost enough money to get clockmakers back on their feet. Therefore, the brass clock was readopted and sold at a considerablely reasonable.
I was browsing a junk market, looking for an old clock. All I needed was a decent case for a mechanism I’ve had kicking around for years, so the clock didn’t need to be working. Funny things though, old clocks. broken ones of the mechanical variety still fetch decent prices, while broken quartz ones don’t even make it to the the junk stall – they just end up as landfill. Modern, consumer grade quartz clocks can look a bit cheap, tending to be housed in frail plastic cases. In fact I’ve read recently that most of the consumer-grade stuff we buy is thrown away within a year – even if there’s nothing wrong with it. Society is just designed that way now – indeed the entire global economy relies upon it. There were a few... There was just one decent looking quartz clock, and at £8. 00 it came in.
For Norway, Cold War reheating in sky
BODO, Norway -- From his command post burrowed deep into a mountain of quartz and ... the Berlin Wall came down, everything was very quiet," said the veteran commander of the 331st Air Squadron, whose F-16 fighters are on round-the-clock alert as part ...
April 5, 2015