1st mother astronaut, anna fisher, watched by her baby daughter at NASA
"Originally designed for NASA to protect astronauts from temperature fluctuations in space, outlast®
technology carries the Certified Space Technology™
· for babies 7-32 lbs.
· 3 carrying positions: baby faces in, baby faces out, backpack
· outlast fabric
· memory-Foam shoulder straps
· machine washable
"microcapsules capture, store, + release heat. they're spun into yarns for outlast fabrics.
to explain how its technology works, Outlast points to ice, which is also considered a phase-change material, transforming from solid to liquid as it absorbs heat + cools a drink.
Coors alcohol dynasty bought outlast fabric license, + Michael Coors, CEO of Outlast, wants to increase sales in the China + India markets. He's eyeing expansion into other product lines, including building materials and thermal energy storage. among outlast's 1st products was a so-called magic blanket.
"It would initially feel cool and fresh when (people) got under it, and within several seconds, it started going into its neutral state where there just wasn't any sense of heat or cold when you were in the bed"
midcentury mod*mom Lilly Pulitzer + her prints at her shop + home in Palm Beach, 1960s
Lilly Pulitzer: “Life is a party. Dress like it.”
“Style isn’t just about what you wear, it’s about how you live.”
midcentury Princess of Prints, Pulitzer, passed away last year, + Target alerted me they're partnering with her label on a Spring 2015 line in her honor. “We pulled every fabulous vintage print, trim, + lace to pay homage to Lilly + the dressmaker details she put into everything.”
scion of a Standard Oil cofounder, Pulitzer mingled with America’s elite, counting Jackie Kennedy as friend + classmate at prep school. Lilly eloped with Peter Pulitzer, heir to the Pulitzer publishing fortune; the new couple settled among his citrus groves in Palm Beach, Florida. Pulitzer opened a small juice stand on the property + to camouflage juice splash stains, she designed colorful clothing.
"Target's Lilly Pulitzer 250-piece collection includes apparel, swimwear, shoes, accessories, home goods, outdoor entertaining accessories, travel essentials, + cosmetics. Celebrating Lilly Pulitzer’s resort chic aesthetic + vibrant prints + patterns, Lilly Pulitzer for Target will be available beginning April 19."
i want the hammock, patio umbrellas, stacking floral coffee cup sets, juice glasses...
Lilly Pulitzer for Target, product preview story + pictures: BullseyeView
mod holiday trees in house of the future :: 1964-1965 New York World's Fair :: family phone booth
progressland The 1964-1965 New York World's Fair
: by bill cotter
DIY holiday ornaments 1960s mod style
madebycathy midcenturymaude apartmenttherapy
created by design icons Charles and Ray Eames, these architectural chairs are made of durable, 100% recyclable polypropylene, in 14 colors.
FUTURISTIC COMPUTER INTERFACE :: HP SPROUT
HP just launched Sprout PC + they have them at Microsoft stores.
you control the Sprout by sliding your hands across an illuminated touchmat, with interfaced elements projected.
Sprout's touchmat uses Kinect-like sensory technology to see what your hands are doing + respond as a keyboard, touch screen, or motion-style 3-D interface. it captures 3D objects into the PC, to save + manipulate
HP is the Touchscreen PC pioneer. Sprout may be the future of interface
this is freaky too...
1st Thanksgiving 1621 :: After the Mayflower :: american experience :: PBS documentary
In 1621, the Wampanoag natives of what became New England befriended judeo-christian invader families from Britain. The British betrayed the Native Americans trust with a brutal massacre followed by 4 centuries of expanding occupation + genocide of Native Americans to steal their land + exploit their resources. The next documentary jumps to 1800s discovery of gold in Cherokee lands of SouthEast that became Georgia + how those Native Americans were death marched away.
Now, the USA government that rebelled from British rule by war, then continued the genocide, "recognizes" the surviving descendants of estimated 15 million murdered Original Americans in only 562 Native American tribes as sovereign Nations within the USA. After 400 years of exterminating + exiling Native Americans from their homeland + culture, Native American Nation Citizens are also USA citizens subject to the laws of both governments, surrounded by "immigrants" who celebrate their "god given right" to conquer them.
peek in private lounge at public airport :: The Centurion Lounge :: San Francisco
“I participated in this influencer activation program on behalf of Influence-Central for American Express. I received thank you items for my participation.“
Amex invited us to check out their newest private lounge for platinum card members that's artfully tucked up above the check in and homeland security search area in Terminal 3 at San Francisco Airport. They sent a car to pick us up and whisk us into this brand new exclusive modern styled space with family playroom, private cafe, luxurious restrooms, shower suites, computers, airline status displays, and lots of attentive staff to inform and assist Centurion Lounge guests.
We sampled from the contemporary cafe's brunch buffet, chatted with families, and toured the variety of spaces in the Centurion Lounge. There were photo portraits of iconic San Francisco people included with the contemporary style furnishings, wallpaper, lighting and carpets. A magician amazed us and a face painter decorated us in the large main lounge, which has a variety of interesting sofas, chairs, cubicle cubbys, apple computers, and a large conference table.
The Centurion Lounge has lots of natural light and amazing airport views from the large windows and skylights. The lounge was calm and quiet; i think they might have soundproof windows. You can look down into the busy Terminal area on one side of the Centurion Lounge, or into the Airport and coastal mountains on the other side. The grand stairway up to the Centurion Lounge has a living plant wall.
As the busiest travel time of the year approaches, private lounges within public airports are a luxury we are lucky to have experienced, and a model for how the public spaces can improve comfort for travelers.
i took these pictures with my iphone inside the Centurion lounge at SFO.
steve jobs, clint eastwood, tony bennett, jimi hendrix, robin williams, the grateful dead, carlos santana + other photo portraits hung in the Centurion Lounge are for sale by the photographer, like a gallery.
"American Express is excited to introduce The Centurion Lounge in San Francisco International Airport on November 6th 2014. The new Lounge is the 1st on the West Coast + the 4th location in a network that’s expanding in major airports across the United States.
Unlimited, complimentary access to The Centurion Lounge is among a suite of curb-to-curb benefits designed to create a more seamless travel experience for Platinum Card Members. The 8,200 square foot Lounge, features world-class amenities that allow Card Members to:
· Dine: Featuring Napa Valley inspired, seasonal cuisine curated by The Restaurant at Meadowood.
· Work + Play: Connected work spaces include high speed Wi-Fi + outlets near every seat, + a sound-proof family room allows a safe + fun place for kids to play.
· Relax + Recharge: relaxation areas + luxurious shower suites provide an optimal place to refresh, + Member Services staff can help assist with Card inquiries + travel services.
The Centurion Lounge has locations currently open in Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS), Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) + New York’s LaGuardia Airport (LGA). American Express will unveil a new Centurion Lounge location next year at Miami InternationalAirport (MIA)."
halloween murder mystery :: who poisoned Mrs. Stanford with strychnine in 1905? Stanford University President, David Starr Jordan? her private secretary? both?
Stanford's wed in 1850 in New York, moved to California at Gold Rush 1855
Amasa Stanford built his own Governor's mansion in Sacramento, California. New York native Stanford was elected Governor of California at 37, while President of Central Pacific Railroad (he seized free land for his railroad). Stanford's son Leland was born here, when Jane was 42 + Amasa was 44.
Governor Amasa Stanford family's 1st San Francisco mansion
"He moved to San Francisco in 1874 to become President of the Occidental & Oriental Steamship Co., a Central Pacific shipping affiliate that transported people + cargo between California, Asia, Japan, India, Australasia, HawaiiAmasa Stanford also became a Senator + built what was then the largest private residence in California, on San Francisco's Nob Hill next to the Mark Hopkins mansion
Stanford's Palo Alto mansion + Mrs. Stanford's secretary / murder suspect