Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Bad Decision Blocker


Here’s an iPhone function we really need. The Bad Decision Blocker (BDB for short) is an iPhone app that will let you block any of your phone’s contacts for a predetermined set of time. It’s in the App Store right now for 99 cents.

via: swissmiss

Conficker computer worm

Ok so I can't find a complete video of Sunday night's segment on the computer virus Conficker but I encourage you to watch the 1:15 min. clip below and then conduct some research. Speculation surrounding an April 1 attack is growing.

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Cassette Tape Art

Bob Dylan

Jimi Hendrix

Jim Morrison

Department of Eagles Video

Easily one of my top ten songs... and now the video...amazing.

FDA Says to Avoid Pistachios Amid Salmonella Scare

From ABCnews.com...

FDA warns consumers against eating pistachios amid salmonella scare; Calif. plant recalls nuts
The Associated Press

FRESNO, Calif. Federal food safety officials warned Monday that consumers should stop eating all foods containing pistachios while they figure out the source of a possible salmonella contamination.

Still reeling from the national salmonella outbreak in peanuts, the Food and Drug Administration said central California-based Setton Pistachio of Terra Bella Inc., the nation's second-largest pistachio processor, was voluntarily recalling a portion of the roasted nuts it has been shipping since last fall. A Setton spokeswoman said that amounts to more than 2 million pounds of nuts.

"Our advice to consumers is that they avoid eating pistachio products, and that they hold onto those products," said Dr. David Acheson, assistant commissioner for food safety. "The number of products that are going to be recalled over the coming days will grow, simply because these pistachio nuts have then been repackaged into consumer-level containers."

Two people called the FDA complaining of gastrointestinal illness that could be associated with the nuts, but the link hasn't been confirmed, Acheson said. Still, the plant decided to shut down late last week, officials said.

The recalled nuts represent a small fraction of the 55 million pounds of pistachios that the company's plant processed last year and an even smaller portion of the 278 million pounds produced in the state in the 2008 season, according to the Fresno-based Administrative Committee for Pistachios.

California alone is the second-largest producer of pistachios in the world.

According to the company's Web site, Setton Pistachio is in the corporate family of Commack, N.Y.-based Setton International Foods Inc. The company sells nuts, dried fruit, edible seeds, chocolate and yogurt-coated candies.

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Monday, March 30, 2009

If you have 12 minutes to spare

Some of GQ's most stylish men (part 2)

Tom Brady
If you want to be taken seriously, pay as much attention to your hair as your suit. You’re going to be judged from head to toe.

Muhammad Ali
Wear a slim dark suit, white shirt, and dark tie, and you’ll look like a champ. That’s really all you need to know. It’s that simple.
A suit is always appropriate—especially when worn out of the office. And so what if you’ve got long hair? The contrast makes that much more of a statement.
George Best
Women love a torso-hugging vest. Buy one on its own, or pick up a three-piece suit and doff the jacket.
Marcello Mastroianni
A white French-cuff shirt makes the gentleman. But be sure to keep the cuff links simple—the boldness of the cuffs makes enough of a statement.
Michael Caine
Dark, heavy frames make a statement. Think of them not as bookish but as perennially cool.
Keith & Mike
It’s called attitude. Nothing finishes off an outfit better than a sharp dose of confidence. How else do grown men get away with wearing silk scarves and ruffled shirts?

For the rest of GQ's most stylish men, click here.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

A Thing for Me by Metronomy

A Thing For Me - Metronomy

Gorgeous engagement photos

from photographer Marlin Munoz

(via Ritzy Bee)

Some of GQ's most stylish men (part 1)

Robert Redford
Wire-rimmed aviators are an essential accessory. They’re cool and refined, meaning they look right dressed up or dressed down.

Sean Connery
The little things make the man. Notice the cufflinks and the pocket square. But also notice that they’re subdued—white handkerchief, understated links. And the suit, shirt, and tie are also subtle. Look chic, not like a mobster.
Gianni Agnelli
If you can afford a high-grade custom-made suit, buy one. It will forever change the way you think about getting dressed in the morning. The perfectly contoured lines, increased comfort factor, and inarguable elegance are addictive.

Johnny Depp A tweak here and there can elevate even the simplest outfits. Notice the rolled-up sleeves, the neckpiece, the beat-up boots instead of sneakers. Small moves like these separate you from the pack.

Paul Newman
Go buy a white oxford cloth button-down-collar dress shirt. Now. You can wear one with a suit or a blazer, or with jeans, cords, or khakis.

Yves Saint-Laurent
Find a signature item and stick with it. Saint-Laurent wore a version of these bold glasses throughout his career.

Björn Borg
Long hair works best when it’s loose and easy. You don’t want a coif or a do—you are not a member of Poison or Warrant.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

G Hotel in Ireland

The G Hotel in Ireland designed by Philip Treacy

(via Design Crisis)


Hilarious.... Failblog

White As Diamonds (Daytrotter Session) - Alela Diane

Friday, March 27, 2009

Off to Austin

Brooke and I are off to Austin!
Have a great weekend!
Stories upon our return.

image here

xo. b&m

AU "Sum"

Thursday, March 26, 2009

The Adults on Charlie Brown

Ever wonder what instrument was used to make that funny sound of the adults talking on the Peanuts cartoons? It’s a trombone with the rubber end of a toilet plunger over the instrument’s bell. By opening and closing the plunger with the hand, thereby allowing more or less air out of the trombone's bell, the trombonist is able to get a wah-wah effect, which the directors were able to use to mimic the rise and fall of our voice patterns, exaggerated, of course.

via: mental floss

Chess set out of lamp parts

Earth Hour- This Saturday!

Earth Hour Home Page

Sign up on the website to turn off your lights for one hour, at 8:30 PM your local time on Saturday, March 28th.

Wine Cask Hotel

The Netherlands' Hotel de Vrouwe van Stavoren features rooms built inside giant, 14,500 liter wine-casks:

"The rooms offer two single beds as well as an attached sitting room and bathroom. These rooms have been pretty popular with tourists in the sleepy village of Stavoren. If you get tired of the in-room television and radio, you can rent a bicycle and travel along one of the many popular bike paths to see the old growth forests and beach. There is even a famous statue of “Lady van Stavoren” to keep an eye on the harbour as well as an eccentric local story to go along with it."

Room rates range from $40 USD - $150 USD a night.

(via Boing Boing)

Love this house









via: here