Recent Kickstarter Pledges – Piccolo LED & ORA IPAD SOUND SYSTEM

I have always been a fan of LED lights, but sometimes they are just too bright or not bright enough. Surprisingly the high quality LED desk lamps are a bit more on the expensive side, there are those that are cheaper but not that good quality. The Piccolo peaked my interest so I pledged for it, not just because it produces a warm light which is not meant to over power the ceiling lights, instead its meant to compliment it and the right type of light when you don’t want the lights above switched on. Also one other cool factor for me is that it is power by USB which I think it is a genius feature.

Link: Kickstarter

I use my iPad to watch a lot of shows and anime, the one thing about it that is annoying is the speakers, most of the time I’m using headphones which work fine but the iPad speakers are good enough for music and not watching media when you want it a bit louder then what its capable of. It looks like I wasn’t the only one thinking that, and that is the idea behind the ORA iPad Sound System. These people are passionate about sound and this Kickstarter project is an ambitious one, they are really aiming high with it. A perfectly fit case to make a great watching experience on your iPad.

Designed by a team that has created products for the likes of TDK, Intel, Vizio, and Nike, the aluminum case/stand packs eight front-spacing speakers (tuned by the former engineer lead of Bose) into the space surrounding the screen, giving you a far more immersive sound experience than you’re used to from your tablet.

Links: KickStarter

MR. ED Book-End

Looking at his extensive library one day, Roderick Vos realized that a scattering of small lights would showcase the books and aid readers. So he designed Mr. Ed, a light bulb held in place by two vertical, book-like shapes. At home on a bookshelf or on a bedside table, Mr. Ed has enough brute strength to act as a bookend. Although Mr. Ed can use any 40-watt bulb, Vos prefers an incandescent bulb for its warm glow. In fact, Vos named Mr. Ed after the inventor of the incandescent, Thomas Alva Edison. Mr. Ed is made of cast aluminum and available in black.

I’m always on the look out for interesting book ends since I try to fit books in all the different areas I have, and when I saw these I loved them. Its rare that you find good functional bookends and in this case the lighting is exactly whats needed between books. The only issue I have is that I don’t have any plugs close or around the current shelving I have, I can use them in a few different places but the best way is to design these into the shelving space you have in mind so the outlets are there and designed in a way that the wiring is hidden. The link below is for the European specs so it would work with us.

Price: $180
Link: Functionals

Light Graffiti Cars

Marc Cameron and Mark Brown have a talent with cameras and lights. Over the years I have seen people make funny objects from light photography and some very skilled pictures, but these guys took it to another level. With lots of very enticing vehicles like the Ariel Atom, Ferrari 458 Italia, McLaren MP4-12C, and even the VW Scirocco. With enhanced light, clean lines, and elite motors they have come up with some amazing images. I wish I had the skills to even come up with images such as these but it takes time to perfect it, but if you wanted any of these images on your wall they are available for sale if you click the link below. car images?

Link: Vivarti

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Grilled & Corn

Keeping it light is the only way I have managed to initially drop weight, but today I felt like adding to the dish. Now my favorite vegetable is corn, I can eat that all day but after the meal you spend twice as long picking your teeth. Finding a good salad is key to filling me up without having a heavy meal thrown into the mix. In this case the salad was decent not the best in the world but it did the job of filling me up. But the corn on the cob was fantastic since it was fresh corn and I just went threw a few of them, not the whole dish of them even though I felt like it.

What I Would Have Liked:

  • Thin Crust Pizza Margarita
  • Buffalo Wings
  • Double Cheese Burger
  • Philly Cheese Steak

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