Ryan made a delicious steak, baked potato and steamed broccoli dinner on Monday night. I joke that he only knows how to make four different meals, but to his credit, he can make those really well. We accompanied the meal with this bottle of wine and it too was really good. From the bottle: “this Napa Valley Cabarnet Sauvignon offers ripe fruit flavors of raspberries, black currants and succulent blackberries supported by medium tannins and a rich, smooth finish.”
I’m no wine connoisseur so that is the official description for you.
I would say it was a beautiful red-purple out of the bottle, and in your mouth. It did indeed have a delightfully smooth finish in contrast to a very dry red we had had at a dinner party the night before. Normally, I have water and wine together for a meal, but this wine had my full attention. I think it’s rich flavor and smooth finish is better suited towards Fall than a drier wine, and it’s just perfect for your red meat dishes.
You’re about to see this everywhere. So simply amazing. I’ve watched it three times in a row. You should too.
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This video, directed by James Frost, is flat-out incredible. OK Go spent several months with Synn Labs building a giant Rube Goldberg machine in a warehouse to create a new one-take video for the song This Too Shall Pass. I’m not sure how they will ever top this one, but that’s what I thought three videos ago.
For its latest video, released on YouTube Monday night, pop band OK Go recruited a gang of very talented engineers to build a huge, elaborate Rube Goldberg machine whose action perfectly meshes with the band’s song, “This Too Shall Pass,” from the band’s new album, Of the Blue Color of the Sky.
For nearly four minutes — captured in a single, unbroken camera shot — the machine rolls metal balls down tracks, swings sledgehammers, pours water, unfurls flags and drops a flock of umbrellas from the second story, all perfectly synchronized with the song. A few gasp-inducing, grin-producing moments when the machine’s action lines up so perfectly, you can only shake your head in admiration at the creativity and precision of the builders.
Those builders were Syyn Labs, a Los Angeles-based arts and technology collective that has a history of doing surprising, entertaining science and tech projects that involve crowds of people, at a monthly gathering called Mindshare LA. …
Sadowsky estimates that 55 to 60 people worked on the project in all. That includes eight “core builders” who did the bulk of the design and building, along with another 12 or so builders who helped part-time. In addition, Syyn Labs recruited 30 or more people to help reset the machine after each run…
The video was shot by a single Steadicam, but it took more than 60 takes, over the course of two days, to get it right. Many of those takes lasted about 30 seconds, Sadowsky said, getting no further than the spot in the video where the car tire rolls down a ramp.
“The most fiddly stuff, you always want to put that at the front, because you don’t want to be resetting the whole thing.”
OK Go hired Syyn Labs to produce the contraption according to certain specifications. One example: The machine couldn’t use any magic.
“That was really important,” said Sadowsky, “because we are all engineers, and we love magic. We love computers, and servomotors, and fire, and all of that stuff.” All those “magic” tricks — basically anything your mom can’t understand — couldn’t be in the machine.
The band was also heavily involved in the project for the final two weeks of its construction, and the band members are right inside the machine during the video, of course.
“We wanted to make a video where we have essentially a giant machine that we dance with,” said the band’s Damian Kulash, Jr., in a short “making-of” video posted on YouTube.
Taking notes can be super cute and delicious with the Sliced Bread Notebook. Packaged for convenience, each of the twelve slices has a corresponding number for each month. Ready to be devoured with your ideas…
Love the numbers on this 1970 self-promotional calendar designed by Terzostudio (Giorgio Tramontini) and how the bleed or smear into the next. Creates a sense of motion and time lapsing… wish it were for sale today!