Friday, July 31, 2009

The case of the lost magazine

This is apparently where one of our favorite magazines, Wired, has been getting delivered for the last few months. It makes my heart sad to think it was sitting there in front, wrapped gently in it's sneak peak plastic cover, getting warm in the sun.

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Alphabet Drawers

Holy Moly! I was surfing on the Poppytalk blog and found the sweetest piece of furniture ever. Behold, the Alphabet Drawer chest! It's apparently produced in the UK by Kent and London, and is made from solid oak with exactly 26 drawers. This thing goes for £2700.00, which really isn't that bad, but it's currently out of my need and budget range. Bummer, I'll just have to drool over it for now. 

Images from the Kent and London website.

Friday, July 3, 2009

What's On My Desk: Halo 3

Being a man I have been societally conditioned to have an aversion to certain things: romantic comedies, form fitting male underwear, Rosie O'Donnell and most of all couple's date night. Oh yes, couple's date night. The phrase that strikes terror into the hearts of men followed by sweating, a burst of cold adrenaline and a fabrication of the most outlandish of excuses. Yes, I was this man but my friends- no more.

Our double dates have been revolutionized by the white monolith of internet fueled fury, oh thee of the all seeing glowing green eye which peers into the deepest corners of a man's soul and speaks softly and suggestively "I can give you what you want". I speak of course, of the siren song of the Xbox 360. No more couples walks on the beach or trips to the shopping mall for us. We have traded flowers for a crushing blow from the gravity hammer, Lionel Richie for the staccato pops of small arms fire, and dressing up for a dressing down of those unlucky enough to oppose us all delivered via Xbox live. We have walked the plains of post apocalypse DC, stormed the beaches of Normandy together and tasted the saccharine sweet victories as well as the most heart rending of defeats. Most recently we have tested our mettle against a never ending horde of prepubescent warriors in the most vaunted of online arenas- Halo 3.

For those not familiar with the game one of the coolest features is the ability to take in game screenshots of your exploits and then upload them to your computer. The resultant images are both haunting and beautiful with jarring colors and the occasional capture of a sweeping panorama.

So reload and aim high while their shields are down, I present to you What's On My Desk:Halo 3 Screenshots featuring the exploits of us here at Product Superior in conjunction with our good friends Moo and Matt.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

What's On My Desk: Great Oudoors

Summertime is here and for most folks that means mosquitos, aloe vera, and sand stuck in unmentionable places. For us it means loading up the truck and fleeing civilization for some solitude in the great outdoors in the form of biking, camping, and hiking. As a salute to the dog days What's On My Desk! will be throwing some mud, spraying some deet, and hoping for the best with some outdoor related features.

Now I like trail mix, fear of bear attacks, and filthy clothes as much as the next dude, but what really sets off camping for me are the gadgets. Size matters and in camping you want small. Waaay small. You also want to eat. Combining the two is today's piece de la resistance- the MSR Pocket Rocket camp stove.

Weighing in at 7 oz (including fuel cell!), and priced less than $40, it will boil a liter of water in about three minutes and has a wind clip to prevent blow outs. All that is great but the real reason I love this stove is the fact that it handily folds up ala the Transformers to be stored in it's own tiny, form fitting red carton.

Oddly enough it is packaged with nine, yes nine, individual instruction booklets for every conceivable language. Informative- yes, over the top- maybe.

So get out there and get cooking! Oh, and are you going to finish eating that freeze dried icecream?