Let me start by saying that the limited edition watches from Mr. Jones always sell out quickly. So, if you like this unusual timepiece, I suggest you jump on it now, since it's limited to 100 pieces only.
Both Mens/Unisex and and Ladies styles:
Wants vs Needs comes in two sizes: a smaller ladies-specific case as well as this larger unisex size. This watch is produced in an edition of 100 pieces, with each watch individually numbered on the case back.
Unisex Watch Box by artist Camilla Meijer
The Unisex or Mens watch comes in a MJW presentation box, with specially commissioned design by artist and illustrator Camilla Meijer:
Women's Watch Box by artist Fanny Shorter
And the women's watch comes in a MJW presentation box, with specially commissioned design by artist and illustrator Fanny Shorter:
The hands on this watch are in the form of two circles, one circle is labelled "what I want" and the other "what I need". As the circles move to mark the time, they form a Venn diagram.
The shifting relationship that the diagram depicts between "wants" and "needs" is a way for us to think about the changing nature of our own desires and their fulfilment.
The watch is a tool for questioning ourselves - how does the diagram reflect the relationship between our own wants and needs at any given time?
Case: 316L stainless steel
Mechanism: Ronda 513 quartz movement
Strap: Black leather with red stitching
Width (3 o'clock to 9 o'clock): 37mm
Height (from lug to lug): 46mm
Guarantee: 12 months
Smallest strap diameter:150mm
Largest strap diameter: 205mm
Shop for the Wants vs. Needs watches here
The Jet Capsule is a small, aerodynamically designed customizable egg-shaped fiberglass boat designed by Pierpaolo Lazzarini of Lazzarini Design that has evolved much since it's initial concept in 2009.
The 2014 Jet Capsule is a customizable 7 Meter (23 Ft) boat with a maximum width of 3.50 Meters (13Ft). These proportions make the Italian-designed Jet Capsule more spacious than any other seven meter boat.
The capsules can be outfitted internally to seat up to 9 people or with transformable bed solutions, photochromic, plexiglass or even bullet-proof windows, attachable transformable sunbathing deck, air conditioning, automatic anchors, anti-theft system, live capsule locator, multiple remote and automatic functions and various electronic systems.
Available in 4 designs:
A. (Empty shell/Customizable) However a designer and an architect can follow adapt your idea to create a complete personalized layout on your demand.
B. (Comfort mode) two big side sofas transformable into a triple bed:
C. (Taxi/Bus version) it's the perfect solution if your Capsule needs to transport multiple passengers. Seats 6 to 9 adults.
D. (Living Jet Capsule) Kitchen, private bathroom, two transformable sofa in a double bed and all the sea you need around you.
Length: 7m - 23 Ft
Width: 3,50m - 12ft
Engine, Color and Design Options:
The engine power is completely customizable to include hydro jet propulsion engine systems (diesel or petrol fueled) ranging from single jet engines of 120Hp to 350Hp or dual engines of 400Hp to 800Hp.
You can choose from various two color custom paint schemes, Alacantra leather surfaces, various LED color lighting systems, and even pick the color stain of the hardwood floor.
Various LED Lighting sytems:
Made of vacuum-infusion moulding with film in composite and 70% carbon, The Jet Capsule's leading optional feature is the 100% full carbon shell. Other parts such as the upper structure, central stairway and deck are extremely lightweight - guaranteeing maximum stiffness, efficiency and minimum waste.
The highly advantageous weight/power ratio enables the Jet Capsule to reach a top speed range from 20 to 50 knots (depending upon the selected engine configuration).
This also means that less diesel is needed aboard, producing a positive cycle which makes the yacht less expensive, respectful of the environment and guarantees a large range. An electrically charged power plant version is underway.
Video of the Jet Capsule:
Custom, Branded and Government Jet Capsules:
In addition to designing the Jet Capsule to meet your personal specific needs, it can be customized for many government and branded uses, such as Police capsules, Ambulance and Paramedic Emergency responder capsules, Armored Combat Capsules, as a Party capsule complete with DJ table and loudspeakers for brands like Red Bull, and an Angel Capsule with suntanning deck, back bench and more.
Custom "Angel" capsule with suntanning deck:
Custom "Party" capsule with DJ deck:
The Mini Jet Capsule:
A MiniJet Capsule with a seating capacity of 4 people, 1 mini transformable bed, 1 dining table, air conditioner, 250 hp, self-limited maximum speed of 30 knots is also available.
For more information, to customize your own or to order, visit Jet Capsule.
The Killers have shared their latest charity Christmas single, Christmas In L.A., whose proceeds will benefit the Global Fund to Fight AIDS. This is the eighth year that the Killers have partnered with (RED), the AIDS awareness organization founded by Bono and Bobby Shriver, to produce a Christmas single.
Directed by Kelly Loosli (who is the program director of BYU's animation program) , the mixed media five minute and 12 second music video casts Owen Wilson as a melancholy out of work actor who is dreading December 25th in Los Angeles. I'm not sure if this is odd or perfect casting given Wilson's suicide attempt in 2007 , which everyone seems to have forgotten. The lonesome video also features actor Harry Dean Stanton (below with Wilson) and animation by Loosli's students at Brigham Young University.
Watch the video below, and head over to iTunes to purchase "Christmas in L.A.," which features supporting vocals from Dawes.
On Monday, November 25, Saks Fifth Avenue's flagship store came alive with the unveiling of its iconic holiday windows and the debut of its Snowflake Spectacular, a dramatic 3D light show projected onto the façade of the building.
above: Saks' holiday mascot, a shaggy YETI appears in the projected light show as well as in the interactive windows.
Saks Fifth Avenue's annual holiday light show turned the façade of the iconic luxury retailer into a traffic-stopping festive 3D spectacle. Snowflakes, ice skaters, gifts and a Yeti all interact through a custom-built, six-projector system. Iris Worldwide developed the dramatic light show, which utilizes state-of-the-art imaging technology to create a vivid 3D projection that maps the holiday story onto the building's exterior. The show will continue every evening throughout the holiday season.
It's the year of the YETI at Saks with interactive the light show, holiday windows, mobile apps and more featuring the story of the legendary Yeti, who is rumored to live on the roof at Saks, making snow during the holiday season.
Each window depicts a scene from Yeti’s life, from his humble beginnings as an unappreciated snowmaker in Siberia to his starring role as a true snowflake artist in New York.
The YETI plush toy and the accompany storybook (shown below) are available from Saks Fifth Avenue
Spectators can add a personal touch to the window display too. Before arriving, visit saks.com/snow to discover your Yeti name and create your own snowflake, which can later be pinged from your phone onto the tableaux.
The mobile site was created by New York-based The Science Project, featuring artwork from renowned designers Marian Bantjes and Stefan Bucher.
Another special window features a holiday Cadillac. The "Frozen Escalade" prominently features the front clip of a White Diamond 2015 Escalade — a limited edition model offered exclusively to Saks customers. The display's vehicle will have functioning LED running lamps, which appears to be embedded and breaking through a block of ice.
Other Fifth Avenue windows will feature blueprint architectural drawings of the 32 Marian Bantjes snowflakes that have become synonymous with the holidays at Saks Fifth Avenue and will serve as the backdrop to the fashion featured in this year's windows.
Cookies featuring Banjes' snowflake designs were served to guests at the unveiling:
"It gives every one of us at Saks Fifth Avenue great joy to share our iconic holiday windows with the city of New York," said Richard Baker, governor & CEO of Hudson's Bay Co., parent of Saks Fifth Avenue. "The window unveiling is the official start to the holiday season here at Saks, and I am honored to carry the tradition forward with this celebration. Everyone — from resident New Yorkers to tourists — will be dazzled by this year's display."
images courtesy of Saks Fifth Avenue , Racked NY and additional information about the light display courtesy of Digital Signage Connection.
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