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
Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
The pieces helped the designer select the deep eggplant wall color, which seems to change from a dark brown to a playful purple, depending on the light. “Those subtleties are so important in design,” Ishida says. For Grit Even with the shift toward ...
April 4, 2015
Cubs Give Ernie Banks High-Definition Tribute With New Videoboard
It's about connecting with the past while giving the 101-year-old ballpark a modern upgrade. New, expanded At least some fans had expressed concern in recent years that a new videoboard would destroy the character of a ballpark known for its ivy ...
April 5, 2015
Hotchkiss Library puts maps on display in Sharon
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 6, 2015
Tower of Guns review
They allow us to interact with objects near (the lunging zombie) and far (the high wall-mounted switch) with an ease and speed only rivalled by the bow and arrow (which, alas, doesn't provide quite the same racket or variation as its modern descendant ...
April 10, 2015
San Francisco's Ritz-Carlton dresses up in tailored couture look
The hotel hired Hirsch Bedner Associates — impressed with the quality of their work in other gateway cities, including Dubai, Beijing and Shenzhen — to interpret the modern sensibility of San Francisco. “We were given the challenge That, plus the ...
March 26, 2015
An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
Mr. Nicolas has also noticed a return to travel clocks with a simple, modern look, such as several designs from the 1970s. These include its Nomade series, with an orange quartz dial and orange leather carrying case, or a navy blue version with a blue ...
March 18, 2015
New smart alarm uses body-heat tracking to wake couples up individually
The clever gadget – dubbed the Wake alarm – is mounted to the wall above the ... of Los Angeles-based design and engineering company, Lucera Labs. Will Russell, the company's 34-year-old founder, told The Times: "If modern technology can solve so ...
April 7, 2015
Alarm clock lets partner carry on sleeping even when ‘snuggling’
The device is the brainchild of Lucera Labs, a design and engineering company based in Los Angeles, California, who claim it can work even if a couple are snuggled up together. The wak? alarm clock that wakes ... Once secured to the wall above the bed ...
April 5, 2015
Private moments of contemplation in public
Walking through the recently renovated floors at Raintree St.Mary’s Road, there is a lingering presence of old time values in contemporary settings ... the circles on the wall suddenly remind me of wall clocks in different time zones, all ticking ...
April 2, 2015
11 simple buys to revolutionise your home office
This metal design would work well in a kitchen scheme or around a modern dining room table ... 9. Menu marble white wall clock, £219, Heal's Stay punctual (and organised) with this understatedly cool marble wall clock. It's minimal design will bring ...
April 1, 2015
Artist brings giant slides back to London's South Bank
Photograph: Carsten Höller/PA The giant spiralling slides which proved a huge hit at Tate Modern are returning to London’s South ... Built into the gallery’s exterior wall, the slides will “constitute a graceful sculptural installation” while ...
March 31, 2015
REKINDLES HALL OF FLAME: Superintendent James Braidwood
One of the most influential and progressive-thinking fire officers in modern history, James Braidwood ... helmets painted in their associated company colors. Braidwood based the design of the helmet on the war helmet of the New Zealanders.
March 30, 2015