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Monthly Archives: January 2010

The $250 Hammer0

 Here’s what it looks like: The $250 hammer:  it doesn’t have a security system, it doesn’t have gold inlay, and  hell, it doesn’t even play MP3 files! Called the Mini-14 TiBone and made by  Stiletto Tools , a manufacturer of  high-end (meaning expensive) tools since 1849, the TiBone’s claim to fame is that it’s made of titanium.   According to [...]

Head in the Clouds0

You may be asking:  What are these?   These are Clouds, a set of fabric tiles that can be folded along pre-creased lines in multiple ways to create a myriad of patterns. Designed by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Danish manufacturer Kvadrat, each tile can be mounted on a wall to make a topographic pattern or [...]

In the Garden0

I wish getting my kids to eat vegetables was as easy as changing a light bulb or tightening a screw.  Celebrity mom Jennie Garth seems to have the answer:   If you grow it, they will come.   Her new original web series Garden Party premiered on iVillage last week.  Garth, of  Beverly Hills, 90210 and What I Like About You fame, [...]

Set the TiVO Now0

Love her or hate her - there is  no denying the force of Martha Stewart.  Over at the Hallmark Channel, they’re apparently in the love camp.  Earlier this week, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, Inc. and the Hallmark Channel announced a multi-year partnership including the exclusive rights to televise original episodes of The Martha Stewart Show.  Starting in Fall 2010, the [...]

Penny for your Floor0

Got a few giant jars of pennies and can’t think of what to do with them?  Try this: This is the floor of The Standard Grill in New York City’s Standard Hotel. Selected by the restaurant’s designers—Stephen Alesch and Robin Standefer of the Roman & Williams design firm—this unique floor is right at home in a building [...]

Harrison Ford: Movie Star, Carpenter0

Before he was a screen legend, Harrison Ford was a carpenter.  Working as a skilled craftsman, he believes, has proved beneficial in his work as an actor, too.  Ford recently told Parade.com, “When I was a carpenter, I once worked with this Russian lady architect. I would tell her, ‘Look, I’m terribly sorry, but I want to change [...]

Peter Guber’s Home on the Market0

Mega film and television producer Peter Guber and his wife Tara continue a 10-year run of selling off properties.  This time it’s a 4,324 square foot home, one of three adjacent properties Los Angeles, California, purchased by the Gubers between 1991 and 1996.  The price tag:  a meager $16,250,000. Guber is the guy behind movies [...]

HGTV is Back!0

Good news for the New York  tri-state region:  HGTV and Food Network are back on the air.  Who knows how many bathroom walls have crumbled, how may kids have gone without dinner in the three weeks since screens went dark.  Service was suspended on New Year’s Day when Cablevision and the Scripps Network failed to reach an agreement on [...]

Tools in Motion0

This past weekend, I was lucky enough to view an art exhibit called Tools in Motion, Works from the Hechinger Collection at The Brevard Art Museum in Melbourne, Florida.  I caught the exhibit just as it was closing, and I’m glad I didn’t miss it.  Despite being small, it was very impressive. Works in the collection range from [...]

Ready When You Are0

Recently, the case holding my socket set broke, sending an explosion of sockets all over the garage.  I didn’t have the time to properly organize them  by size and type, so I tossed them all into a bag and vowed to get another case. Now, a few weeks later, there they are – still sit in [...]

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