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April 13, 2024

Japanese House Wedge

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"If Joachim de Callatay's shoes have the height of a small building and the heft of a piece of furniture, perhaps it's because the Belgian studied industrial design rather than fashion. His first collection included a wedge (above) inspired by the construction of a traditional Japanese house."

More: "This pair was created by stacking blocks of wood of different grains going in different directions. De Callatay has also left small 'windows' in the structure reinforcing the formal relationship to architecture and demonstrating how different textures and grains of the wood work and interact with one another."

April 13, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Official 'Shotgun' Rules


"The term 'Shotgun' refers to the front passenger seat of an automobile."


April 13, 2024 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

HalGuard Fire Extinguisher


Christina Bonnington reviewed it as follows in Wired magazine:

On looks alone, the HalGuard HG250C fire extinguisher announces that it has little to do with that red cylinder languishing under the kitchen sink [mine is on the counter next to the stove — but I digress].

By the way, when was the last time you checked the charge on that thing?

This chrome-plated steel knockout is corrosion-resistant and holds 2.5 pounds of Halotron 1, an EPA-approved nonconductive liquified gas.

If that nest of plugs and wires under your desk catches fire, the HalGuard will put it out without frying the electronics.

Halotron 1 also vaporizes almost instantly, leaving behind none of those sticky residues and lingering clouds of powder- and foam-based retardants — so it's also great for kitchen fires.

And since the HalGuard looks at home next to modern appliances, you can use the optional grooved bracket to mount it by your Sub-Zero fridge.



Black: $250.

Red: $220.

April 13, 2024 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (3)

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