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.
The Steelers have a really great stadium and interesting fans (they seem to turn on their team faster than the other stadiums I have been to). The giant ketchup bottles that open, tilt and pour every time they get into the red zone are interesting brand marketing but the best element I saw there is the use of yellow and black. Maybe that is second best, number one has to be them beating the ever annoying Patriots.