Thursday, September 30, 2010

The best speaker ever!

This cool Scandinavian speaker is currently occupying my thoughts. Called the "Libratone" this cool little speaker does just liberates us from the usual oppression we experience from mundane and commonplace speakers that require wires, lots of space, and ....more wires! The Libratone actually lets you listen to music wirelessly from any iPod or iPad or iPhone, or any other system with that allows a transmitter to be plugged in. And not only that, the Libratone comes in cool colors with felt! FELT! Felt is something that is quite nice to look at, and it's also eco-friendly! The cost is not THAT bad at around $600, but it's too much for our intern at the moment! Oh, and they aren't actually on sale yet, but will be available in the US starting in 2011!

From the website: "Libratone is not just another speaker - it's something entirely different. Regular speakers have closed cabinets that provide one-way sound: That means, your audio experience depends on your position in the room. Libratone, on the other hand, works like an acoustic instrument filling the entire room with sound. The tweeters and midrange drivers disperse sound in different directions, reflecting it off the walls, providing 360° sound. We call it FullRoom™ sound - and yes, it's patent pending. FullRoom™ means that no matter if you're walking, dancing, working or playing, and no matter how far you are from the speaker, the audio experience will stay the same."

Check it out here:

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

For those of you with bikes!

Ladies and gentlemen, like most urban dwellers, many of us at CLI have bikes! Bikes are fun to ride, are a good way to exercise and save us from having to walk! Many people in our neighborhood have very cool, stylish bikes that probably cost anywhere from $1,000 to $2,500, or even more! And many of these people dare not leave their bikes outside during the night, inviting some hungry bicycle thief to take what is not theirs!

Luckily, this dude (Chris Brigham) invented this really great Bike Shelf! The Bike Shelf is well-designed, thoughtful and even has storage for books, bike helmets or other things one puts on a shelf. I quite like it. One of our interns who owns a bike, however, is quite anal and doesn't like having dirty bikes in her house, so this wouldn't work for her. But for many others, this is a great invention. They seem to cost around $250 to $300, and you can check them out here:

Monday, September 27, 2010

The perfect table

I don't know about you, but I've always wanted a bench table of sorts. Bench-seating allows for more people and looks more stream-lined than tables with boring chairs. The real reason, of course, is because I just like benches because I think they look cool and invoke memories of camping in the American pastoral.

The Germans do it best here:

A long hiatus

...and we are back!

Dear CLI Readers:

We are sorry to have abandoned our posts for soo long, but our intern just got married and has been busy preparing for and adjusting to married life! A thousand pardons! To bring CLI back to life, we thought we might inject some humor into your day. Perhaps you are currently at your office suffering from an impossible number of annoyances? Perhaps your boss is hovering over your desk now and breathing down your neck? Or worse yet, could it be that one of your co-workers won't stop blabbering about his/her weekend? We have just the thing for you, if the latter is the case! And they are only $8 each for a set of...I'm not sure, but buy them anyway!