I really, really don’t like snow (well, it LOOKS nice, I just don’t like driving in it), but I’m quite fond of this picture. Lovely log siding, beautiful home, makes me wish I was at home relaxing in front of the fireplace…
(Photo credit: Mikeyloveswomen)
Interesting to hear from an industry insider what a cluster#$%@ this is for both the manufacturers and the suppliers. You wonder how much mistimed marketing dollars were put out by the retailers/distributors and how much money was wasted by these previously small manufacturers who got dollar signs in their eyes and took out loans to build a million of these things…meanwhile the deadline keeps getting pushed back. Glad I didn’t have to make that decision.
Yeah, that picture doesn’t relate, but it lightened up this post. So deal with it.
- ADA Pool Access Law 2012 Controversy (eyeptv.blogspot.com)
- ADA Pool Lift Laws Change The Face Of The Public Pool (poollift.us)
- Vacuum Lifting Equipment for Mounting onto Forklift Trucks (prweb.com)
Wow…not sure I like this one or not…opportunity for some, tough regulation for small business owners affected by this.
I can’t wait to live in a log siding home! I love this photo from the Town & Country website!
A lovely cedar log siding home.
Found this photo of the 1930s Texas A&M campus on Flickr (source:http://www.flickr.com/photos/agrilife/5350514358/sizes/m/in/photostream/) and had to share it. Sort of breathtaking in its simplicity, but something that I thought would catch the imagination of some other Aggie fans out there as well.
I always hate when college baseball season ends, it’s just a doldrum for college sports so I know there are plenty of other fans out there just biding their time and waiting for the Aggies to get their first shot to represent us in the SEC.
Hope you get a kick out of this as much as I did, please feel free to reblog or send your comments to the artist via Flickr.
Tuesday is always a day for new music stuff, and we’ve got a bunch of fun to announce today: Freelance Whales has just kicked off a North American Tour, and it’s going to be fully featured on Gowalla, with a sweet custom stamp for each concert stop. Additionally, when you check in at the…
Did someone say free tunes?
IKEA has announced launching the Uppleva line of integrated HDTV and furniture: it’s genius, and completely supports my contention from yesterday that only two kinds of retailers are growing. One, like IKEA and Apple, are selling their own designs, more or less exclusively. The second are specialty purveyors of carefully curated goods, like Trader Joe’s.
The Uppleva line is going to be very successful, I predict, and opens the TV market to IKEA, and will hasten the demise of chains like Best Buy:
Matt Burns via TechCrunch
The new UPPLEVA line completely disrupts the big box store’s HDTV buying process with a high-dose injection of Ikea genius.
Ikea has yet to announce the nitty-gritty details around the UPPLEVA line including the price. The line will apparently hit key stores in Stockholm, Milan, Paris, Gdansk, and Berlin in June 2012. Come autumn it will arrive at additional stores in Sweden, Italy, France, Poland, Denmark, Spain, Norway, and Portugal with a more broad launch following in 2013.
The YouTube teaser lays out some basic spec concerning the HDTV. It seems up to the task with a 1080p LED LCD screen, 400Hz response time, and some sort of smart TV functionality — all good stuff. But the HDTV really doesn’t matter. Even though it has the specs of a high-end screen, Ikea could have employed a mid-range model and still made the same magic.
Ikea understands that everything needs to work together. This new product line from the Swedish retailer exemplifies the notion of an all-in-one system. Sure, this probably doesn’t appeal to audio heads or A/V geeks, but it brings a beautiful system that works to the masses. Like with everything else Ikea sells, the UPPLEVA system is completely customizable with a range of TV sizes and cabinet designs. Buyers probably still have to piece them together using those dumb keys, though.
IKEA is one of the few companies that can really battle Apple for the living room.