There are a lot of nice details here, no doubt. It looks like they were inspired by Recaro. It would be even better if they focused a little more on improving the use now that they have the safe cozy look nailed. Maybe the seat should rotate 90º with a lock in each position to allow for easier in and out. Easier removal for washing would also be nice. Especially since anyone that likes this look will likely want to keep it clean.
From AJ "I'll tell you what I think and it probably isn't the popular opinion: The Neko Case CD I first bought and listened to like crazy was her second release called: "Furnace Room Lullaby". Most people would tell you to get "Blacklisted" or "Fox Confessor Brings the Flood" or even her latest "Middling Cyclone". You really can't go wrong with any of them but for some reason I really dug "Furnace Room Lullaby". She also put out an EP called "Canadian Amp" that I thought was really good. Another lady you may want to look up is Kelly Hogan. She often sings with Neko on releases and Neko always says Kelly has a way better voice than she does.
Edison's school just had their state fair. Edison was assigned Colorado. Here he is standing with his scale model of the "Garden of the Gods" which is just outside of Colorado Springs...I think. The whole family helped him but he did most of it himself. He seemed to enjoy it but for some reason he was disappointed that he got Colorado...because he wanted Kansas.
Today is a good day to pick up a few shares of PMI, the mortgage insurer. They dropped down to $4.60 this morning and I think that they look to double in a year with plenty of growth potential after that. Eventually their books will be cleared of all the mess and there will be first time buyers with minimal down payments in need of PMI.
The stuff looks really good but most of it falls short in the interaction between the parts where the fit is sloppy and the molding heavy handed. This is one exception to that, the salad bowls and fruit bowls are just plain nice. They do a good job with their photography too.
As far as I can tell they are doing everything right in handling the spill but their stock is naturally getting hammered. To me it seems obviously oversold and is a great buy. There will be the inevitable jump back up into the $60 range and the consistent dividends they'll throw off along the way. They are also sure to be a big part of whatever energy bill eventually gets passed.
On a recent trip to CCAD I saw a lot footwear designs. It is not surprising a lot of designers want to go into footwear. And they probably employ more designers than any industry besides automotive, so it makes sense. However, I imagine it is really hard to teach footwear and even more difficult to do credible design without some level of industry presence in the program. Here is an example of a recent grad from Carnegie that I think did a good job.