Friday, June 23, 2017

Boomer the Skateboarding Cat

Boomer the Bengal cat free skates down a closed street during a classic car event. I wonder if his big brother Didga gave him some pointers.


A 'Roomba' for weeds

I need one of these! The inventor of the Roomba robot vacuum, Joe Jones, has come up with a solar-powered weeding robot called the Tertill. It will patrol your home garden daily looking for weeds to cut down.

$249 here.


Roof of New Apple Store Looks Like a Giant MacBook

The new flagship Apple Store under construction in downtown Chicago has a giant Apple logo on the roof, making the building look like a MacBook.

Foster Partners, the London design studio working on the project says the Store will eventually have an outdoor plaza, a gathering place centered around a video wall Apple calls 'The Forum'.


Third Man Records Detroit

I was in Detroit last weekend to see the mindblowing Diego Rivera murals at the Detroit Institute of Art. I wandered over to the Cass Corridor area to check out local boy Jack White's Third Man Records. The shop is a“celebration of vinyl culture and American craftsmanship.” It's shiny and stylish and I was mighty impressed.

If you'd like to read more, Popular Mechanics has done a nice piece on the plant.
Do visit. And while you're there check out Shinola - it's right next door. If you're feeling a bit peckish head on over to Seva for a delicious vegetarian meal.

The Costumes of Anne With An E

The recent CBC adaptation of the iconic Anne of Green Gables series is more visceral than other versions we have seen. It tackles themes like bullying and being an outsider which a child like Anne, having grown up in orphanages and foster homes, would surely have experienced. The realistic interpretation extends to the costumes. The video below shows the care taken by costume designer Anne Dixon with every stitch, hem, and pleat to recreate the world of Anne.

The series, now streaming on Netflix in the US, stars Amybeth McNulty and a more authentic Anne you will never see. The scenery will make you want to move to PEI. Check out the trailer:

Don't confuse it with the recently released version starring Martin Sheen. This one is so much better.