These Dutch umbrella models keep the rain off in a most innovative way.
Seattleites know umbrellas like… well, there really is no comparison. We rely on them on an unseasonably regular basis and regard them as trustworthy companions. However, like all good friends, umbrellas are imperfect — a quality that is never more apparent than on a windy day. (more…)
These handy travel references cover much more than just the main attractions.
World travelers know there is a shortlist of essential tourist activities — snapping a picture in front of the Eiffel Tower, for example, or riding a camel to the Pyramids of Giza. Globetrotters don’t need a guidebook to tell them about these must-dos. (more…)
Portable travel guides help tourists navigate two of the world’s most confusing cities.
Traveling to a foreign country, eating delicious food and visiting exotic hot spots is an exciting, pleasurable experience. A crash course in Chinese, on the other hand, is not. The biggest travel nightmare is getting lost and having no way to communicate for directions — and this can easily become a reality if you are unfamiliar with your destination’s strange alphabet. (more…)
Pacific Science Center’s new laser show will make you sing ‘Gaga ooh la la!’
Peeved that Mother Monster herself isn’t hitting the PNW for a show on her Monster’s Ball tour? So are we. (Word to the lady in latex: extending the tour will mend the rift between us.) Lucky for Seattleites in need of a Gaga fix, the Pacific Science Center’s got the next best thing to the woman herself: Laser Gaga, (more…)
These inventive lamps allow consumers to save energy and pocket money.
Traditionally, Seattleites are both environmentally conscientious and well-read — which is a nice way of saying we’re a bunch of dorky tree-huggers. We are who we are, no apology required. In fact, we should revel in our hippie intellect, and one way to do so is with these Earth-friendly reading lights. You’ll do your part to save the world as you learn about it — all while drastically reducing your electricity bill. (more…)
Local web developer Kelly Smith and his crew simplify the art of online commentary.
Two distinct classes currently inhabit the world of online commentary. There are the bloggers, who slave over their computers in order to churn out editorial content. On the other end of the spectrum lie Tweeters, whose terse remarks and observation can be whipped up and posted at a moment’s notice. Thanks to Zapd, the new iPhone app from Seattle-based web developer Inkd, there is now some middle ground. (more…)
Local duo travels the world to bring you the most interesting paper and pens.
To all you stationery fetishists out there, we would like to introduce RAD AND HUNGRY (RAH), the secret club of “office supply porn.” Founded last October by Seattle’s own Hen Chung and Sam Alston, RAH awards its monthly subscribers with a delectable assortment of desk candy that will make your cube-mates jealous. (more…)