Friday, January 22, 2010

Found Objects: Vintage Phones

Who wouldn't love using one of these to spice up a drab home office or add a bit of quirk to their living room? I especially love the orange and the olive. Available here (for a pretty penny).

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Spotlight: Frank Macchia

Last night my significant other and I spent a fantastic evening at Studio City listening to Frank Macchia and an incredible array of top-notch, Los Angeles musicians playing highlights from his newly released CD Folk Songs for Jazzers. Familiar folk songs like "Oh, Susanna" and "I've Been Working on the Railroad" were re-visioned and given such new life and complexity that I was completely awestruck by the results. It was just such a treat to listen and watch the musicians play with such masterful enthusiasm, and I was blown away by guest vocalist Ellis Hall, who generously gifted everyone in that audience with a superb performance. What a wonderful way to end a Monday...

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Found Objects: Designer Babies

Being a new mom these days means you have a whole lot of options when it comes to baby ware. Diaper bags, bibs, even baby bottles have gotten a modern facelift. Check out Karim Rashid's "Iiamo Go" bottle which heats up milk to body temperature using special cartridges. Oioi's diaper bag features clean lines and gender-neutral colors so your better half won't shirk his pack mule duties from time to time. And while this Egg Bib and Burp set isn't exactly revolutionary in terms of form, its playful yet sophisticated palette lets everyone know how discerning your baby's tastes really are when s/he spits up that pea puree.