Friday, August 21, 2009

The Selby

The Selby, by Todd Selby features pictures of "Interesting People and their Creative Spaces". Todd Selby is a fashion/editorial/advertising photographer. He also does nice illustration and video work. The Selby contains a pretty extensive body of work, so don't be surprised if at least an hour of your day goes down the proverbial rabbit hole. Hey, it's worth it.

Nice work, Todd!

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james penfold - librarian - williamsburg brooklyn

daniela kamiliotis - set and costume designer, fine artist, and vice president of womens collection ralph lauren - midtown new york city

alexander olch - director and clothing designer - new york

thomas dozol - photographer; and michael stipe - artist and musician - tribeca new york

dustin yellin - artist - red hook new york city


Thursday, August 20, 2009

Austin Hifi at Rocky Mountain Audiofest 2009

(photo of Denver quoted from: Alex Blinder on Flickr - Photo Sharing. Click to enlarge)

The Rocky Mountain Audiofest is on October 2nd, 3rd and 4th this year at The Marriott Denver Tech Center (in Denver, Colorado, natch.)

At the Rocky Mountain Audiofest (or RMAF) you can hear all kinds of great hifi gear and rub elbows with the designers and with other hifi-type folk.

Registering at the RMAF website gets you a three-day pass for $25. Online registration closes Sept. 30.

We're going to be on the fifth floor in room 573 and we'll be playing music on the Crimson Electronics 710 preamplifier and 640E amplifiers with the new Crimson R.M Music-Link interconnect and loudspeaker cables plus the Tocaro Model 40 single-driver loudspeakers and we'll also be playing the new Tocaro Model 45 loudspeakers (pictured below; click to enlarge.)

The Tocaro Model 45 are a large, full-range stand-mount loudspeaker with two full-range drive units per channel. The operating ranges of the drivers are controlled purely by mechanical means. That's right, there are no electronic crossovers. And the sound is stunning. More about the Tocaro Model 45 later.

Please do come by and see us if you're going to be at the RMAF!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Wartime Government Rationing Coupons

I often stop by a blog called A Time to Get. It's got a nice assortment of stuff to read and stuff to look at.

They recently posted a nice bit about Government Rationing Coupons. You can read it HERE.

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Via The Selvedge Yard

Saturday, August 1, 2009