An Old-Time Grace in Travel Clocks
Several companies have focused on the nostalgia factor associated with certain kinds of luxury travel — with vintage-design luggage, for example — notably on the Queen Mary 2 ocean liner or the Orient-Express trains. The train company once “Even ...
March 18, 2015
Hands-On With Angelus's First Watch in More Than 35 Years—and It's Wild
The watch is quite different from what the historic chronograph and alarm watchmaker used to create. And that's the point. The brand gives La Chaulmontet, an avid collector of vintage watches, and Chief Executive Officer Frédéric Wegner began soon ...
March 18, 2015
Manitowoc History: Remembering the Liberty Exchange
The operator would dial the fire alarm ring, which consisted of very long rings. The operator would then say the location of the fire and all who were able could come to the assistance of the owner. It is unknown who all the telephone operators were ...
February 1, 2015
Drunk man arrested after breaking into Hormel Nature Center in Austin
The unusual situation began when the Austin Police Department and the Mower County Sheriff's Office responded to security alarms going off at 3:33 a.m., according to Police Chief Brian Krueger. Multiple windows were found smashed on the east and west ...
March 10, 2015
7 Productivity Tips to Boost Creativity on a Deadline
Is it possible to be both creative and productive—to deliver imagination and innovation on demand? Absolutely. Creativity and productivity don't have to be mutually exclusive. With the right environment, mindset, and productivity tips, content ...
March 5, 2015
What You Need to Know About the Apple Watch
Apple CEO Tim Cook speaks during an Apple special event at the Flint Center for the Performing Arts on September 9, 2014 in Cupertino, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images. In case you have (wisely) muted the term "Apple" from your Internet ...
NW Austin Apt. Complex Fire: A Reminder To Check Your Smoke Alarms
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March 8, 2015
Memories of family times and holidays, that sense of respect and trustworthiness when you were given or inherited your first car, the remembrance of people who used to drive that car and are now long gone, the feeling of being free once seated... Upcycling a car into a piece of furniture, is therefore a good alternative to keep your beloved near you a little bit longer (I cannot but help associating this idea to “Taxidermy for cars”…). Here are our favorite 50 Ideas to Recycle An Old Car Into A Piece of Furniture. Cars Recycled as Office Desks A day at the office is not always fun, and cubicles are overrated. I’m pretty sure that with such an office desk, I’d call sick less often…. Conclusion As you will have probably noticed, most recycling ideas listed above highly relied on “decommissioned” cars made by Volkswagen (Beetle & Type 2 Minib us) , BMC ( Austin Mini) and Mercedes. Is there a particular brand or car type that you would love to upcycle and showcase in your home. And how would you re-purpose it (bed, couch, BBQ, garden container, desk, other).
Ziferblat started in London but now is here in Manchester, and is a unique concept which a lot of people are investigating, as it's that rare beast of being something Manchester City Centre hasn't seen before. The concept is that of "micro-tenancy", where instead of paying for the food and drink you consume, you are instead paying a per-minute charge for the use of the space. The food and drink part is free. You're coming "home" to relax, where the food and drink is laid out for you. The best way I could describe it is a youth club for adults: you're buzzed in through the front door (which is tricky to find really. it's not massively signposted, but it's near Home Sweet Home in Manchester's trendy Northern Quarter), where you then go upstairs and "check in" at the main desk, where you give your name and are explained the concept and charging system, and... For 5p-per-minute you can use the space to your heart's content. At first I wasn't sure about the concept, and worried that in being given a little alarm clock at check in, you'd feel "metered" as it were, but although they don't seem to give clocks out now, I didn't feel pressured, in fact I felt very relaxed. There was no rush, they didn't want you out after your drink, or need to clean up after you, so you didn't feel you were being an imposition, and in this spirit, there are board games, magazines, and papers dotted around for you to enjoy. The food and drink situation is that of a communal.
As my "New year new room" blog post series draws to an end, I thought I would send it off with one of the most exciting posts I've ever done. I hope you guys have enjoyed this blog post series just as much as I have writing them, thank-you all for being such lovey readers and enjoy. The first thing you see when you walk into my room other than my bed is my bedside table and on their I have this big gorgeous bird cage lamp from next home and my alarm clock. On the left hand side of my bedside table I have one of Ikea's skurar pots and inside I have some petty pink artificial flowers also from Ikea. Next to my radiator I have this cute and cosy "pink scene" with a chair, only £11. 00 from Ikea. On that chair I placed a pink checked cushion also from Ikea which really matches with the whole overveiw, underneath and alongside my chair I have some of the Ikea pingla boxes which I love. They just have a really simple pink candy man stripe and I keep lots of beauty products and stuff in them. Then above my radiator I have my window sill where I placed my pink Ikea lantern on the right hand side and my Revlon mirror on the left. Which I think might also be from Laura Ashley, on top of that I have lots of beauty bits and bob, I've got a Ted Baker makeup bag, box set and nail varnish set.
Mad about the '60s
The midcentury go-getter stepped smartly on time to his first meeting of the day thanks to an actual alarm clock. He made sure to wind it the night before. Today's cellphone does the same job with a beep, but it can't equal the bed-stand flair of a retro ...
April 10, 2015