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Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection Brings Flight Home

Restoration Hardware Aviator Collection

The Restoration Hardware “Aviator Collection” is a new line of furniture that recalls the sleek design of aviation’s Golden Age, with coordinating pieces that feature gleaming, handcrafted metal and supple aged leather, pairing old and new to masterful effect.

With everything from chairs and desks to end tables and sofas, it’s all you’ll need to relive those fantasies of dog-fighting in a bi-plane that you had as a kid, only this time you’ll be doing it from the comfort and safety of your (well decorated) home office.

[Restoration Hardware – Aviator Collection]

…The Hive finds beauty in the ordinary?

The Hive

Kyle Cassidy gave twenty-three people scattered around the U.S. cameras and told them to wear them everywhere. Then, over a 48-hour period, he sent out eleven text messages to the group asking them to take a picture of whatever happened to be in front of them at the time.

The result is The Hive, a collection of “the quiet, unknown moments that make up our lives”, and a unique and interesting look into the otherwise bland and banal moments that we fill our days with. Take them as a whole and with a bit of structure attached however, and those moments begin to turn into something that’s bold, beautiful and uniquely interesting.

[The Hive]


…South by Southwest wants to give you free music?

SXSW Music

If you couldn’t make it to South by Southwest (aka #SXSW for the Twitter-ites) but you still want to keep up with all the latest and greatest in the semi-undiscovered music scene, then check out the fully legal, DRM-free, RIA-safe collection of music that’s been released by the festival’s promoters through the torrent world.

The torrent, which is the fifth such collection to be put out on the ‘net, contains more than 6 GB of music, or 1267 MP3s spanning multiple genres and levels of famous-ity.

Granted, not everything is going to match your specific tastes, but there are plenty of songs to try out, so open your mind and be prepared to discover, because you never know what’s going to be the next big thing.

(Just one warning: There are so many songs here that it will probably crush your current collection of music, and if you try to use the random function on your MP3 player ever again, you’ll still end up listening to 10 SXSW songs between every normal song, so be prepared. Not that that’s a bad thing, just don’t expect your best of Michael Jackson collection to string together like it used to ever again.)

[SXSW Collection]

[Via: Torrent Freak]

…The Mac Bundle Box sells apps for charity?

Mac Bundle Box

There’s something about Macs that just makes the app developers want to bundle, and the latest offering is the Mac Bundle Box (their fourth!), a collection of thirteen apps worth more than $333 that is selling for just $49.

In addition to the great deal they’re offering buyers, they’re also offering to do some good too, with 5% of each sale is going to Charity:Water, an organization that’s helping to build wells for the more than 1.1 billion people who don’t have safe drinking water.

The included applications are Relationship, Code Collector, DrawIt, Espionage, Cover Stream, DEVONnote, QuickScale, Project Calculator, Transcriva, Magnet, Involer, Stuf and Blog Assist, so if you’ve been looking to pick up any one of those, then perhaps now’s the time to pick up all of them and do some good while you’re at it.

[Mac Bundle Box]

[Via: TUAW]

…Pretty Loaded saves you from content?

Pretty Loaded

Big Spaceship is in love with the preloader, and to share their love, has created an entire website dedicated to it called Pretty Loaded.

Once upon a time, in a land of sputtering dial-up connections, websites too ages to load. Folks yearned for the 100% mark. But as soon as that figure arrived, the beloved (or bemoaned) preloader disappeared, never to be seen or heard from again. Until now.

The “museum” is a collection of Flash loading screens that play one after another (technically, each preloader preloads the next preloader), and each one features the year it was made, the client it was made for, the name of the site it loaded, the creator of the preloader, and its category.

Despite being the thing that normally holds you back from your desired content, Pretty Loaded is actually rather addictive, as each preloader is obviously well thought out, and in most cases, an apparent outlet for the creativity of whoever was stifled by the site they had to build.

Plus, Big Spaceship promises to continue adding to the infinite loader, so you can check back occasionally to see the new ones.

[Pretty Loaded]