Thursday, April 16, 2009
I know I said the Tivoli Model One radio is the best in the world, but this Vita Audio R1 DAB/FM one might be approaching second place. I haven't actually listened to the sound quality yet, but the reviews are pretty good. The thing that grabbed me was how cool it looks. They cost anywhere from $180 - $200 (which seems like an average price for the well-designed higher end radios) and apparently they are very high in demand. I like the red one the best!
Saturday, April 11, 2009
I've been looking for a really cool place to hang my coats (instead of hanging them up in the closet right away because I'm too lazy), and by golly, I've found one! I was in the MOMA Design Store when I stumbled upon this Treehooked coat rack, and only later did I realize that one of its designers is Jan Habraken, a guy I used to play futbol with! The world is indeed a small place. You never know who your neighbors are, or who you're working out with when you're at the gym. For all you know you could be buying bread next to the woman who just won a million dollars! Or that the guy walking his cute little daschund could be, like, a world famous painter or something! Anyway, I feel honored that I know someone who designed something this cool.
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
Hello, fellow cheese lover!
Just for fun, I entered this competition on www.apartmenttherapy.com for a chance to win a $2,000 gift certificate to Room and Board. Please vote for our apartment! And please forward to as many people as you can. Here is the link:
You only have until 5PM Eastern time on Friday (April 10th) to vote! Vote now!! Please!
The only annoying thing is you have to sign in as a user in order to vote, but it seriously only takes like 35 seconds! And I promise you won't get emails from Apartment Therapy (unless of course you want to!) Just make sure you don't click to get subscribed to any email lists.
Please forward and forward! I need a few couch! (My current one is kind of making weird noises).
Cheese Lovers International, Editor in Chief
This awesome chair, called the Palms II chair, is made by a company called Vioski (based and made in Southern California). I can imagine myself lounging on this beautiful creation while reading a great book (like "Alex & Me" by Eileen Pepperberg). The only thing is it's pretty darn expensive at $2,800!! Yikes. This is kind of design out of reach, but it might be worth it. I believe it's on par with the Eames lounge chair and ottoman.
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
If you have an extra skateboard lying around somewhere, take the wheels off the board, get some wood and saw it so you can make a three-legged table (without a top). Then get a round piece of glass and attach the wheels on the three-legged table so that the wheels can support the glass. Omg -- that sounds soo easy. If anyone has an extra skateboard, give it to me so I can build this. It should only take me about 15 minutes or so?
Or if you'd rather just spend $1,795 plus tax and delivery on the Three Sixty Table, go to http://www.thefutureperfect.com/detail.php?id=8 and buy it! But that's just the lazier way to go if you ask me. (Future Perfect is located in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, NY).
This totally is a cool coffee table, though, and I think it would look super cool in the right kind of place. It's made by a company called Studio Mauerer Hendrichs. That sounds German innit?
Also, this table is good for cheese lovers since it's kind of like a lazy maid (or whatever it's called) that spins food around. You could probably fit, like, 20 different cheeses on here. If I had this cool Three Sixty Table, I would eat way more cheese than I do now. I would even have a party so that people could sample my favorite cheese in the world. That which shines like a beacon of hope in dark times! That which makes life a true gift! That which causes my soul to smile and bask in glorious wonder!!
Sunday, April 5, 2009
Last night I was lucky enough to have discovered a delicacy called Gruyère de Comté. Gruyère de Comté has been around since the 12th century! Even before the time of Henry VIII! Even before the invention of existentialism or democracy!
One can only deduce from the extraordinary fact that cheese that has been around this long must be delicious. And it is! Comté is unpasteurized with a texture that is relatively hard and flexible, and the taste is mild, slightly sweet, and a bit on the nutty side. A cheese this refined must be eaten with only the most elegant of wine and paired with some delicious bread. I can picture it now: the scene is a nice winter lodge in the French alps, there is a fire roasting five feet away from you, it's snowing and there is smell of rich mahogany in the air. The feel of the supple leather couch you are lounging on is soft and smooth from all the years of wear and tear, and it fits your aching soul like a little league glove owned by your great uncle, Marcus. Suddenly a lovely gentleman dressed in a well-fitting server's uniform walks up to you and says, "May I interest you in more Comté, and while I'm at it, may I top off your pinot noir?"
"Yes, please, mon seigneur. Please don't forget to alert the concierge that I will having an early night, and to make sure my usual brandy is waiting for me when I retire...."
Friday, April 3, 2009
This is probably the coolest looking ipod dock I've seen (except for the Scandyna model), and it's pretty green too. The company that makes these little docks (http://www.versaudio.com/) recycles your old ipod dock and uses wood from sustainable forests.
I don't think the sound is the best it could be, but I'm sure Vers Audio is working on that. I would've bought one, but I kind of like the Tivoli Model One's sound quality a better. Anyway, the Vers 2x goes great with minimalist interiors, and it kind of looks retro-ish too. Me definitely likey!
Thursday, April 2, 2009
These little contraptions are, like, totally awesome. They look like weird LED lights or something, but they are actually a speakers! Made by LG, these portable bluetooth speakers are easily connected to mp3 players, cell phones and your PC or Mac. Not only that but the swivel design allows users to twist them into a variety of positions, while LED lights blink in a unique rhythm, magnifying the design experience.
I think it might be a little more cool, though, if someone designed speakers that are like giant canvases that you can paint on. So, if someone comes over your house to admire your art work, and they are about 5 inches away from the image on your canvas, you can hit "play" on your hidden ipod dock or something and scare the bejesus out of them! HAHAHAHAHA! A great song to play would be "My Humps" by Black Eyed Peas or "Thriller" by that one weirdo.
Wednesday, April 1, 2009
This is an excellent book, and anyone who loves cheese or wants to learn more about the world's greatest invention should read this. The intro says it all:
"Cheese is a mysterious, passion-inspiring, mind-boggling force of nature that leaves in its wake a sensual afterglow and longings for more. Arguably the world's most popular food, cheese nourishes the body, energizes the spirit, and satisfies hunger on all levels. It waits quietly in the wings to be noticed yet demands attention once on stage. It sustains, it teases, it begs an encore. As well it should. For cheese is one of humankind's greatest treasures."