The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…

After a period of successful crowdfunding campaigns starting in 2014, PLX Devices was able to release its innovative adaptive digital focus Luxor flashlight to market. The original Luxor from 2014 had a digital focusing system, adjusting the width of the light beam without lenses or moving parts. Its 2015 follow-up, The Luxor 2, added an automatic adjustment feature that changes the width of the beam based on its surroundings, where its pointed, and its positioned. Now, the company announced the Luxor Mini, and PDL Devices promises that it’ll be the best device they’ve offered to date. Continue reading “The Luxor Mini, an Auto-focusing Flashlight That’s Small Enough to Fit in Your Pocket…”

The Aluminum House of Madrid, Spain

Picture this: you have a consolidated landscape that is surrounded by various gardens containing large and tall trees located within the metropolis of Madrid, Spain. What do you do? Would you camp there? Erect a forest cabin getaway? Or, house about using this area as the fortunate and opportune starting point of buildings an aluminum house.  Architects Fran Silvestre, Jordi Martínez, María José Sáez of  Fran Silvestre Arquitectos — with help from fellow architects Fran Ayala, Ángel Fito designed this metallic and horizontal slab, which technically only has the use of one story. Continue reading “The Aluminum House of Madrid, Spain”

You Can Play Some 1-on-1 at NBA Legend Walter “Clyde” Frazier’s Restaurant in NYC

What would you do after retiring form an epic, decorated and legendary career in the National Basketball Association?  How about getting inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1987, become a color commentator for the NBA’s New York Knicks, and then get into the restaurant business?  That’s exactly what Walt “Clyde” Frazier did, now with the opening of his restaurant, Fraizer’s Wine and Dine in New York City, designed by Morphosis Architects.  Frazier, now 67, famous in his day not only as an athlete, but as a flamboyant dresser, earned the nickname “Clyde” after the snazzy-dressed protagonist of the 1967 movie Bonnie and Clyde (a personal favorite film of mine), and the restaurant seems to really fit his style.  It even has a  foul-shooting basketball court at one end of the bar.  I was immediately sold!

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