Macworld: Ergotron WorkFit - Have a seat or stand at attention with your Mac.
Pricey, but will probably work with your existing desk. The convenience of fast sit/stand config might be worth the price.
Etsy/Armstreet: Medieval/Renaissance/Fantasy/Elven dresses+ costumes.
Fun. Probably too late for Xmas gifts.
NPR: New Owner Promises Handmade Steinways For Years To Come.
“Today, a workforce of 300 craftsmen and women turns out about 1,500 pianos a year in the Astoria factory. It takes 11 months to build a Steinway grand, which features 12,000 separate parts.” And - hooray - it’s apparently not going to change anytime soon.
Youtube: Jaguar E-Type Lightweight Recreated.
If you love ‘60’s Jags, you’ve gotta watch this. Sweet.
Complex: Stop-Motion Guide to Layering This Winter.
Three t-shirts? Two jackets? Straining for effect. I hate wearing too many clothes. The blood can barely reach my fingers.
The place to go, for web design folks who love architect/drafting style gear.
Myth - CSS the way it was imagined.
“Some of the features in CSS require runtime calculations, which neither Myth nor preprocessors handle, but what Myth does is let you write your code today in the future syntax, so that your code is future-proof. When browsers finally support these features you won’t need to rewrite anything, just remove Myth and start using the cascade!” Oh, you’re making my head hurt. Sorta wish we could do this with our space program (“Oh, you’ve finally got warp drive? Just remove the code …”).
The Luminous Landscape: Full Frame Myth.
Insightful, but I happen to disagree. A full-frame gives you smoother images at higher ISOs, and that all-important ability to get a decent-looking crop. Once a small sensor is as smooth as today’s full-frames at 20-24MP, I’ll be happier.
Supercharged: Lamborghini with a RocketBox attached.
Well, that’s what it looks like! Ridiculous. But I suppose that’ll allow you to do a Whole Foods run with it.
ArtDaily: And Away We Go! Bonhams auction filled with transportation toys in January.
San Fran. Wish I could go see the displays.
HiConsumption: Digital Bolex D16 Video Camera.
Lovely aesthetic to the camera. The footage supplied looks like outtakes from “The French Connection.” I’m happy to leave that era behind.
MailOnline.UK: The tiny home built from scratch for $11,000 by architect.
Nice. Better than your average college dorm room.
Supercharged: Jim Hall’s Chaparral 1961 1 1-003 Chassis.
Motoriginal: Saab Aero X Concept.
I see designs like this, and wonder if designers ever enter their cars in the rain. The seat of your designer pants ain’t gonna survive.
Supercharged: CERV II Concept 1964 Chevrolet.
Hey, I remember that car! Someone made a model of it at some point.
Macworld Buying guide: Find the best iPad keyboard.
VW of Brazil: Last Edition of the Volkswagon Bus.
Limited number. And you’d have to ship it from Brazil.
Conleys: Retro Smartphone Holder.
The Atlantic: Against ‘Long-Form Journalism’.
Luminous Landscape: Sony Alpha 7r meet Leica M lenses …
Not all is perfect, yet the sharpness on even the thumbnails is like to slice an eyelid by mistake.
ArtDaily: 1958 Ferrari 250 GT LWB California Spider stars at RM’s 15th Annual Arizona Sale.
You know, it feels like you ‘must’ admire a California Spider because of the price it commands. And they’re very pretty, certainly. But there are many other cars I’d rather have. It’s staid. The rear end is particularly uninspired. YMMV.
Inc.: The Coolest Cubicles in the World.
GIZMON: iPhone vintage camera case.
Clever marketing. Get one to match your Nikon Df.
OpenCulture: Discover Nietzsche’s Curious Typewriter, the ‘Malling-Hansen Writing Ball’.
Kickstarter/BEDJET: Ultra rapid warming & cooling pleasure for your bed.
Cold-natured? Perfect gift.