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Weekending the Right Way: The Summer Alfresco Party

In this new weekly series, we peer into your summer weekend agenda and offer a few essential sundries to help you make the most of your upcoming escapade. This weekend, you’re throwing an alfresco soiree.

Let’s face it: that repurposed keg tub has served as the centerpiece of every outdoor party you’ve thrown since graduation. It’s time for it to leak weird liquid somewhere else. And since you’re already headed to the dump, you might as well toss out the wobbly coffee table, the not-supposed-to-be-blinking Christmas lights and, well, just about everything else that’s been outside for over a year. We know, you kind of like that stuff.

We also know you’re going to kind of like this stuff more...»

Zen Sevastyanova is Investigating the Water

Speak, Memory: There’s a new mobile speaker in town, and it might not have quite as much bass as you want. [CrunchGear]

Be Still: Anton Corbijn gets back to what he does best: high-contrast black and white photos of people looking sad. [Vulture]

Deep Thoughts: A creative guru bemoans the age of continual distraction. [The 99 Percent]

The Thinking Man’s Cufflink: In praise of the silk knot, for anyone dealing with French cuffs on a regular basis. [Men’s Flair]



Angelic: Internet, meet Ana Beatriz Barros. [GQ UK]

Naval Gazing: We’ve always been of the opinion that modern art does best in massive staged naval battles. Apparently Duke Riley agrees. [Vulture]

This Might Get Loud: Ladies and Gentlemen, the most awe-inspiring speakers in the world. [Audiojunkies]

Texas Never Whispers: Marfa Texas gets into the sport supply business. [Cool Hunting]

The Underdog


Modern gadgetry is moving in lots of different directions at once, but one thing that’s pretty clear is that the world is going to have fewer wires in it. Tenqa is a west coast company trying to bring Bluetooth wireless tech to home stereos, but they’re having to do it without any corporate partnerships, which makes things significantly more interesting.

The tale of Tenqa»

On the Road


At long last, we have arrived at CES…but unfortunately the mighty power of Energi-to-Go was not enough to force the airline industry into competence. So, after a five-hour delay and various fun with baggage handlers, we were greeted with the disheartening scene above. Although the subwoofer arch from Vibe does look pretty awesome.

Expect our savage journey into the heart of consumer electronics to continue with a little more gusto tomorrow.

And in case you’re curious about the logo on that coffin/speaker in the middle»