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Aug 26

The Snow Leopard cub at Milwaukee County Zoo has been busy playing with new toys and developing his skills! Patrons of the zoo are able to purchase toys and items from a wish list. The toys encourage behavior similar to what is seen in the wild, and they provide enrichment the growing zoo babies need to stimulate their minds and bodies. (via Snow Leopard Boy and His Toys - ZooBorns)

The Snow Leopard cub at Milwaukee County Zoo has been busy playing with new toys and developing his skills! Patrons of the zoo are able to purchase toys and items from a wish list. The toys encourage behavior similar to what is seen in the wild, and they provide enrichment the growing zoo babies need to stimulate their minds and bodies. (via Snow Leopard Boy and His Toys - ZooBorns)

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Response time to an emergency call can mean the difference between life and death. DLR Group’s number one objective for the design of Engine Company 16 was to decrease response times by integrating the latest technology all within a sustainable environment. Using a modern design for living quarters, advanced training options and office workspace for officers, the energy efficient fire house exceeded the City’s baseline LEED V2.2 Silver Certification requirements to achieve LEED v3.0 Platinum certification, the first LEED Platinum firehouse in Illinois. (via Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group | ArchDaily)

Response time to an emergency call can mean the difference between life and death. DLR Group’s number one objective for the design of Engine Company 16 was to decrease response times by integrating the latest technology all within a sustainable environment. Using a modern design for living quarters, advanced training options and office workspace for officers, the energy efficient fire house exceeded the City’s baseline LEED V2.2 Silver Certification requirements to achieve LEED v3.0 Platinum certification, the first LEED Platinum firehouse in Illinois. (via Engine Company 16 FireHouse / DLR Group | ArchDaily)

Inspired by the unforgettable 19th century vampire legend and the mystical bloody eclipse of Transylvania, the H1 Dracula DLC features red fluid in its timekeeping capillaries as well as red-stained creases in its black alligator strap. The look is, well, killer. A limited series of 50 pieces, the HYT H1 Dracula is priced at $64,000 (via HYT H1 Dracula DLC Watch | Perpétuelle - First In Watches)

Inspired by the unforgettable 19th century vampire legend and the mystical bloody eclipse of Transylvania, the H1 Dracula DLC features red fluid in its timekeeping capillaries as well as red-stained creases in its black alligator strap. The look is, well, killer. A limited series of 50 pieces, the HYT H1 Dracula is priced at $64,000 (via HYT H1 Dracula DLC Watch | Perpétuelle - First In Watches)

Aug 25

The Szanto line is completely separate, and steps away from the tactical/military inspired watches that Luminox is known for. We know that Luminox builds a great watch, and the Szanto 4101, if representative of their lineup, is a well constructed piece.
Specs:
46mm Brushed Stainless Steel ion plated antique Bronze Case
52mm lug to lug
24mm strap width
Hardened Mineral Crystal
Screw down Crown
Japanese Quartz 2-eye Chronograph Movement
Genuine Leather Strap with Signature Buckle
100 Meters, Water resistant
MSRP $350 USD (via Szanto 4101 - Authentic Watch Reviews | Watch Report | WatchReport.com)

The Szanto line is completely separate, and steps away from the tactical/military inspired watches that Luminox is known for. We know that Luminox builds a great watch, and the Szanto 4101, if representative of their lineup, is a well constructed piece.
Specs:
46mm Brushed Stainless Steel ion plated antique Bronze Case
52mm lug to lug
24mm strap width
Hardened Mineral Crystal
Screw down Crown
Japanese Quartz 2-eye Chronograph Movement
Genuine Leather Strap with Signature Buckle
100 Meters, Water resistant
MSRP $350 USD (via Szanto 4101 - Authentic Watch Reviews | Watch Report | WatchReport.com)

Richard Attenborough, acclaimed British actor and director, dies aged 90 -

Richard Attenborough, one of Britain’s best known actors and film directors, has died aged 90.
In a career spanning more than six decades, Attenborough appeared in dozens of films including World War II classic The Great Escape, the dinosaur blockbuster Jurassic Park and perio …

Aug 24

This 1969 Moto Guzzi Ambassador—dubbed “Urban Tractor”—is BCR’s latest project, inspired by Benjie’s fascination with dual-sport bikes. “We envisioned a motorcycle that you can ride on the street in style, one that you can ride through rough roads with, and most of all, one you can just have fun with. We wanted an urban commuter and a weekend back roads adventure bike.” (via Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR | Bike EXIF)

This 1969 Moto Guzzi Ambassador—dubbed “Urban Tractor”—is BCR’s latest project, inspired by Benjie’s fascination with dual-sport bikes. “We envisioned a motorcycle that you can ride on the street in style, one that you can ride through rough roads with, and most of all, one you can just have fun with. We wanted an urban commuter and a weekend back roads adventure bike.” (via Moto Guzzi Ambassador by BCR | Bike EXIF)

Zoo keepers at the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo have announced the birth of a baby Brazilian Tapir. Though he’s tiny now, the calf will double in weight in his first 14-21 days! (via Chester Zoo’s Little Tapir Noses In - ZooBorns)

Zoo keepers at the United Kingdom’s Chester Zoo have announced the birth of a baby Brazilian Tapir. Though he’s tiny now, the calf will double in weight in his first 14-21 days! (via Chester Zoo’s Little Tapir Noses In - ZooBorns)

The Workshop is a regeneration and extension of a former nightclub in Folkestone, Kent to create the Office Headquarters for View London, a guide to London City. (via The Workshop / Guy Hollaway Architects | ArchDaily)

The Workshop is a regeneration and extension of a former nightclub in Folkestone, Kent to create the Office Headquarters for View London, a guide to London City. (via The Workshop / Guy Hollaway Architects | ArchDaily)

Aug 23

'Crap' Australian parents raising a generation of spoilt brats by not setting boundaries, psychologist warns -

A prominent Australian psychologist has warned Australia is currently raising a generation of spoilt brats, because their parents are “crap” and “never say no”.
Dr Michael Carr-Gregg believes today’s parents have a lot to answer for, and there may be serious long-term conseque …

Lots of us have coat and hat hooks in our home, whether near the front door, in the hallway closet or in the bathroom. But you may not have realized that those classic-styled hooks aren’t doing all they can to help you declutter your house. The Cubby by Materious Shop changes all that. By offering you the benefit of a small storage space, a slot for mail and a hanging space, the Cubby ensures you get the most out of of your wall/door hangers. It’s particularly useful when it comes to replacing a coat rack or hat rack by your door since you can come home, put down your keys and cell phone, store your mail in the slot and then hang up your coat and purse. (via Minimalist Storage Units and Hooks In One - Homes and Hues)

Lots of us have coat and hat hooks in our home, whether near the front door, in the hallway closet or in the bathroom. But you may not have realized that those classic-styled hooks aren’t doing all they can to help you declutter your house. The Cubby by Materious Shop changes all that. By offering you the benefit of a small storage space, a slot for mail and a hanging space, the Cubby ensures you get the most out of of your wall/door hangers. It’s particularly useful when it comes to replacing a coat rack or hat rack by your door since you can come home, put down your keys and cell phone, store your mail in the slot and then hang up your coat and purse. (via Minimalist Storage Units and Hooks In One - Homes and Hues)

Aug 22

The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye. (via Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500 | Bike EXIF)

The English workshop Auto Fabrica is fast developing a distinctive style. It’s the reduction of the motorcycle to its simplest form, finished to the highest standard with low-key paintwork. And it’s incredibly easy on the eye. (via Auto Fabrica Yamaha SR500 | Bike EXIF)

Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, has an innovative horseshoe form. Upon completion of the design, it inspired the naming of the building, rooting it with success of the renowned animation company. (via Sandcrawler / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas | ArchDaily)

Sandcrawler, the new regional headquarters for Lucasfilm Singapore owned by Lucas Real Estate Singapore and designed by Andrew Bromberg of Aedas, has an innovative horseshoe form. Upon completion of the design, it inspired the naming of the building, rooting it with success of the renowned animation company. (via Sandcrawler / Andrew Bromberg of Aedas | ArchDaily)

The client is a professional windsurfer and his brother, who wanted a house in Matanzas to seasonal change along the year, and take advanced of the waves and winds conditions in Chile. The commission work was a house as a small hotel, so each bedroom is independent from the rest. (via Swift House / WMR Arquitectos | ArchDaily)

The client is a professional windsurfer and his brother, who wanted a house in Matanzas to seasonal change along the year, and take advanced of the waves and winds conditions in Chile. The commission work was a house as a small hotel, so each bedroom is independent from the rest. (via Swift House / WMR Arquitectos | ArchDaily)

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