This is a reproduction of the classic "Womb" chair designed by Saarinen and originally made by Knoll (I think). The reproduction is around $600 and the original is around $4000. Would be interesting to compare them side-by-side and see if the original is worth the extra cost.
Another good example. I do not think that it is so much that they have good too far with their Giger-esque alien organic aesthetic. Maybe it just feels extreme because it is so contrary to what everyone else is doing and what their target audience is buying. At least it is distinctive.
Try Mario Kart 7. Especially with Nintendo's lead game designer Miyamoto retiring after the launch of Mario Kart 7 and the new Zelda, now is the time to get one of his last big games. The boys have it for their 3DS and seem to love it but they play it on 2D mode most of the time.
The mami kettle by stefano giovannoni, for alessi 2003. made of 18/10 stainless steel, this kettle is a beautiful addition to the mami series. designed with a magnetic stainless steel heat diffusing bottom, the handle and whistle are black polymide. use medium heat on this kettle due to the smaller base. dimensions: 10.25"h x 3.5"w x 9.5"d
Poblano, ham and corn pudding from Epicurious
2 large poblano chiles*
2 cups fresh corn kernels (from 2 large ears) or frozen, thawed, divided
2 large eggs
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter, melted, slightly cooled
1 teaspoon salt
Large pinch of baking powder
1 cup sour cream
1/2 cup instant corn masa mix (Maseca)**
4 ounces 1/4-inch-thick slices Serrano ham or prosciutto, cut into 1/4-inch cubes (about 1 cup)
1 cup coarsely grated Manchego cheese (about 4 1/2 ounces)
Interesting form with a classic designer color choice. I believe that it comes with an additional part that covers the fork. Although they are known for their restraint when it comes to color, on this product they should have challenged themselves to step outside of the designer default and pick a color that is more appetizing and clean. This just comes off looking boring and dirty.
Nintendo 3DS. The games are the same but the graphics are a bit better and the controls more nimble. This is a concept (much more slabby than and angular than the real thing. In the next gen they need to work on bringing the display close to the edges to keep up with what the ipad and iphone offer. They also need to do a better job of picking colors and deco.
Postcard of the Saginaw post office. The detail is amazing. Construction started on the Saginaw Post Office on May 11, 1897 and dedication ceremonies took place on July 4, 1898. Originally established as EAST SAGINAW on September 15, 1851 the name changed to SAGINAW EAST SIDE on March 17, 1892. Then the name changed to SAGINAW on June 24, 1898. In the 1970's the county acquired the post office and rehabilitated it as the Castle Museum, and is owned and operated by the Historical Society of Saginaw County. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It is worth seeing if you are ever in the area.