Bloglikes - Hobby https://www.bloglikes.com/c/hobby en-US Mon, 25 Mar 2019 16:45:53 +0000 Sat, 06 Apr 2013 00:00:00 +0000 FeedWriter HSGI Adds New Duty Line Products http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/jCtDk225xqk/ HSGI Adds New Duty Line Products

SWANSBORO, N.C.-(Ammoland.com)- High Speed Gear is pleased to announce the addition of three products to the Duty Line.

The HSGI Duty Line of products functions the same as the originals, but features a sleeker front and hidden bungee, which is woven internally. This low-profile look provides the law enforcement community a less aggressive and PR friendly option for their duty belts, while still maintaining all the functionality of other HSGI products. The HSGI Duty Line is designed specifically for law enforcement organizations that are in jurisdictions looking to minimize an overly tactical appearance of their patrol officers.

New Duty Line Products:

Duty TACO: 
The TACO is a single pouch and will hold most rifle-caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs and more.

Duty Double Decker TACO:
 The Double Decker has one pistol-width pouch and one rifle-width pouch stacked front to back. The pouches will hold most rifle and pistol caliber magazines, radios, shotgun shell trays, flash bangs, multitools, small flashlights, pocket knives and more.

Duty Double Smoke Grenade TACO: This smoke grenade pouch has two side-by-side pouches that will hold most small smoke grenades and flashbangs, 40/37mm rounds and more.

“The Duty Line has been extremely popular with LE departments all around the world,” explained Bill Babboni, High Speed Gear vice president of sales and operations. “Expanding the duty’s design features into additional products will give more law enforcement customers the gear they need to serve and come home safely.”

Features of Duty Line:

  • Sleeker overall appearance
  • Hidden bungee, woven inside of items for no-show appearance
  • Internal weaving protects shock cord on the outside edges
  • Include new universal clips which can mount to both MOLLE and belts up to 2”

To see the full duty line products please visit: www.highspeedgear.com.


About High Speed Gear

High Speed Gear is dedicated to building the best 100% American-made, Battle-Proven Tactical Gear™. Our products are designed for the highest level of comfort, functionality, and versatility. Satisfaction is guaranteed for all our customers, whether military, law enforcement or responsibly armed citizens. Our products are user drive

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Is there any way to get a split screen? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316173&goto=newpost I have an Onyx Max2 Pro. Liking it a lot so far, except for one thing: How to view two different pdf files on the same (huge :-)) screen?
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Becky Chambers' 'A Closed and Common Orbit' brought me to tears http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/_F6pqlEPJTg/becky-chambers-a-closed-an.html Chamber's second novel, A Closed and Common Orbit, in her Wayfarer series is so wonderful I cried several times.

A Closed and Common Orbit picks up immediately after Chambers' first story, Long Way to a Small and Angry Planet concludes but is barely an extension of that story, beyond further expanding on Chambers' wonderful universe. This novel follows a newly created, but ultimately undesired, shipboard AI that is forced to leave its ship and take up a fugitive residence in a human appearing shell.

Assisted by Pepper, a human who was genetically engineered to be a slave, the AI has to find everything from picking a name to determining a purpose for itself. Completely out of the element for which it was designed, the AI struggles with friendships and body integrity disorder.

I cried several times.

The story alternates between that of the AI and Pepper, her human guardian. Briefly introduced as a very interesting Maz Kanata type in the first book, I wanted to learn more about Pepper. I was not disappointed, her backstory is equally as touching, and tear-inducing. Genetically engineered to help sort and recycle junk, Pepper unwittingly escapes her keepers and spends years in a city-sized junkyard restoring a small spaceship.

This wonderful search of meaning and identity in a harsh, harsh world is a must-read.

A Closed and Common Orbit by Becky Chambers via Amazon

Previously on Boing Boing:

I absolutely loved Becky Chambers' 'The Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet'

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Colorado Hands California the Vote Count of Coloradans ~ VIDEO http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/fJfrA8o805s/ Opinion

Colorado/United States – -(AmmoLand.com)- Last year, we discussed the threat that the National Popular Vote Compact poses to the Second Amendment. Well, that threat has increased a bit with Colorado signing on, making it a total of 12 states and the District of Colombia – comprising a total of 170 electoral votes.

This means that a major threat to the Second Amendment is not that far off.

Delaware, with three electoral votes, is reportedly considering joining this compact as well. Both states were controlled by a party that has lost two Presidential elections in the last decade despite having won the national popular vote. In both cases, California was where they ran up the huge margins.

In 2000, Al Gore, who had called for the licensing of handgun owners, won the popular vote by about 500,000 – aided by a 1.3 million vote margin in California.  Hillary Clinton’s 2016 popular vote margin of 2.9 million was aided by winning California by 4.3 million votes.  California – where just about any anti-Second Amendment scheme gets passed into law.

We have the Electoral College to thank for keeping those anti-Second Amendment extremists out of the Oval Office. It fulfilled its purpose. The Founders of this country wanted to ensure that no one state could have the power to flip the entire country in a completely different direction.

This same principle was why the Senate was set up for equal representation – so that Wyoming or South Dakota had a forum where they would be on equal footing with California. What upsets many anti-Second Amendment extremists is the fact that America was never meant to be a pure democracy. It was meant to have safeguards against the type of passionate rush to deprive people of their rights we just saw in New Zealand, in Australia in 1996, and elsewhere. It was having enough senators to maintain a filibuster that saved us from a permanent ban on modern multi-purpose semi-automatic rifles (not to mention pistols and shotguns).

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The fact of the matter remains that this compact remains a threat – one that is looming. The next time anti-Second Amendment extremists seize control of a state legislature and governorship, they will try to pass this with the goal of making it easier for California to effectively have all the say in a Presidential election. We could see a legalization of such tactics as “ballot harvesting” to help states like California, Illinois, and New York – all of which are controlled at the present time by anti-Second Amendment extremists in both their legislative and executive branches – proceed to rack up a decisive popular vote margin.

Don’t believe me? Look at H.R. 1, the so-called “For the People” act that passed the House of Representatives earlier this year. This 706-page monstrosity is intended to effectively rig the system against Second Amendment supporters. Thankfully, it won’t pass for now, but it does mean that Second Amendment supporters must maintain their vigilance.

But all of our eggs cannot be placed into just thwarting the National Popular Vote Compact and bills like HR 1. Second Amendment supporters expand their outreach to areas they normally don’t go, and that groups like the NRA and GOA must start hiring good translators. If not, then the National Popular Vote could be the eventual death blow for efforts to defend the Second Amendment.

 


Harold Hu, chison Harold Hutchison

About Harold Hutchison

Writer Harold Hutchison has more than a dozen years of experience covering military affairs, international events, U.S. politics and Second Amendment issues. Harold was consulting senior editor at Soldier of Fortune magazine and is the author of the novel Strike Group Reagan. He has also written for the Daily Caller, National Review, Patriot Post, Strategypage.com, and other national websites.

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Mossy Oak GO Now Streaming “Grand Slam” Turkey Hunting Video Series http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/FGSHu6zZZb8/

WEST POINT, MS – Mossy Oak GO is now streaming “Grand Slam,” an all-new turkey hunting series featuring employees and friends of Mossy Oak hunting all four turkey subspecies across the United States.

From Osceolas to Easterns, from Merriam's to the Rio Grandes, launch into turkey season on Mossy Oak GO with 10 episodes of non-stop action.

We're making our start where it all begins, chasing Osceolas in southern Florida, then following the seasons north and west as they begin. Week by week, we'll add new episodes until the rites of spring are in full bloom everywhere, only on Mossy Oak GO.

Mossy Oak recently announced Mossy Oak GO, its all-new 100% FREE television and mobile digital streaming platform, offering on-demand access, anywhere, anytime, any place, with any device to Mossy Oak’s latest video offerings as well as archived content since the launch of Mossy Oak Productions in 1995.

With Mossy Oak GO, viewers don’t have to deal with expensive subscription rates or being interrupted by redundant commercials. Mossy Oak made it simple. Viewers download the app through a preferred streaming platform and start watching free, uninterrupted outdoors entertainment. Download Mossy Oak GO and start watching “Grand Slam” now:

To learn more about Mossy Oak GO, visit mossyoak.com/MOGO and to learn more about Mossy Oak, visit www.mossyoak.com.

Established in 1986, Haas Outdoors Inc. is headquartered in West Point, Miss., and is home of Mossy Oak. For more than 30 years, Mossy Oak has been a leading outdoors lifestyle brand that specializes in developing and marketing modern camouflage designs for hunters and outdoors enthusiasts. The Mossy Oak Brand and patterns can be found on a multitude of products worldwide. Haas Outdoors Inc. is the parent company of Mossy Oak, BioLogic, Capture Productions, MOOSE Media, Nativ Nurseries, Nativ Living, GameKeepers, GameKeepers Kennels, Mossy Oak Properties and Mossy Oak GO. Mossy Oak is the official camouflage of the National Wild Turkey Federation, Ducks Unlimited , Quality Deer Management Association, and Mack’s Prairie Wings and the official pattern of the NRA, B.A.S.S. , MLF and Cabela’s Collegiate Bass Fishing Series.

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Word of the week: Cow http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/typepad/NancyFriedman/away_with_words/~3/nq6K16jTZ-U/word-of-the-week-cow.html Last week’s headlines were full of bovine references. I’m not talking about the usual bull: This was all about a fake cow with hundreds of thousands of (presumably) real Twitter followers—a cowfluencer, you might say—that’s being sued by a sitting U.S. congressman.

The cow in question (1,200 followers on March 18, 634,000 followers on March 24):

DevinCow

 

The congressman (404,000 followers):

Devin Nunes

 

Yes, Devin Nunes of California’s Central Valley, the ranking Republican on the House Intelligence Committee, is suing Twitter over a parody account that tweets hashtags like #TheMooovement and #ProtectTheHerd and mocks the “udderly worthless” congressman, who owns a dairy farm not in his home county, as he often boasts, but in far-off Iowa. Nunes is also suing a parody account called Devin Nunes’ Mom and a couple of non-anonymous accounts, all of which he claims “repeatedly tweeted and retweeted abusive and hateful content” about him. He’s asking for $250 million in compensatory damages and $350,000 in punitive damages. Because Nunes is a public figure, the suits have little chance of succeeding, but they’ll keep a herd of lawyers busy for a while.

Headline writers had a field day—or was it a pasture day?—with cow-related headlines: “How Now, Defamatory Cow?”, “Jimmy Kimmel Milks Devin Nunes’ Cow for Late-Night Comedy,” “Devin Nunes Is Having a Cow.” (More about “how now” and “have a cow” in a bit.) At a “release the Trump-Russia report” demonstration in Washington Saturday evening, some people in the crowd wore cow costumes.

Outside the White House tonight: pic.twitter.com/h6i5oq1PIe

— Olivia Nuzzi (@Olivianuzzi) March 23, 2019

But enough about current events. My own interest is in the little word at the center of the beef: cow.

It’s an ancient word, tracing its roots to Old English cu, “the female of a bovine animal.” Centuries later cow also entered English as a verb: “to intimidate or overawe.” (Shakespeare may have been the first to use it in this sense, in Macbeth.) Not only does the verb to cow have no etymological kinship to the noun cow – the verb “perhaps” comes from Old Norse kúga “to cow, force, tyrannize over,” according to the OED – but neither of the cows is related to cower (“to crouch in timidity,” probably from a different Scandinavian source such as Swedish kura or Danish kure, “to squat”) or to coward (“a person who displays ignoble fear in the face of danger,” from Old French coart).  English: what a language!

 

 

Elsie cow Borden

Elsie the cow was developed as a mascot for the Borden Dairy Company in 1936. The company had been founded in 1837 in Connecticut; it has been defunct since 2001. It was best known for condensed milk and Elmer’s Glue (the latter of which survives as a brand).

 

Cow shows up in many English idioms. A cow college (attested from 1910) is U.S. slang for an agricultural college. A cow chip is a pile of dried cow dung tossed, Frisbee-style, in cow-chip-throwing contests. (The first World Championship Cow Chip Throw was held in Beaver, Oklahoma, in 1970.) A cash cow is a business that generates steady profits, much as a cow produces milk; I was surprised to see that the OED’s earliest citation for the phrase is a 1975 article in Forbes.

 

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“Black cow” is U.S. slang for a root beer or Coke float or an alcoholic version made with Kahlúa, half-and-half, and Coke. (“Drink your big black cow/and get out of here” – Steely Dan, 1977.) In the UK, Black Cow is a brand of vodka made from whey, “the problem child of the dairy industry.”

 

 

Laughing Cow cheese

The Laughing Cow (La vache qui rit) is a brand of processed cheeses made by Fromageries Bel since 1865. Until I researched the name, I’d never noticed that the cow’s earrings resemble the boxes the cheese comes in. It’s an example of the Droste effect.

 

“How now, brown cow” is an elocution exercise that teaches the proper pronunciation of rounded vowels. It’s been used by teachers since at least 1926.

 

brown cow yogurt

Brown Cow yogurt, “the original cream-top yogurt,” has been made by Brown Cow Farm since 1975. The company was founded in Ithaca, New York, moved to California in 1989, and was bought by Stonyfield Farm (which was largely owned by global dairy giant Danone) in 2003; it’s now headquartered in Fort Worth. The brand is named after a real brown cow, Lily.

 

“Purple cow” was coined by Gelett Burgess (1876-1951), an instructor of topographical drawing at UC Berkeley (my alma mater!) who also dabbled in light verse. After he left Cal in some disgrace (water fountains, vandalism), he started a humor magazine, The Lark, in which he published, in 1895, “The Purple Cow: Reflections on a Mythic Beast Who's Quite Remarkable, at Least.” This is the poem in its entirety:

I never saw a purple cow

I never hope to see one;

But I can tell you, anyhow,

I’d rather see than be one!

The verse was a huge success, and Burgess became quite sick of it. In the April 1, 1897, issue of The Lark he published a “Confession: and a Portrait Too, Upon a Background that I Rue”:

Ah, yes, I wrote the “Purple Cow”—

I’m Sorry, now, I wrote it;

But I can tell you Anyhow

I’ll Kill you if you Quote it!

 

Purple Cow book

Seth Godin’s best-selling business book Purple Cow: Transform Your Business by Being Remarkable, first published in 2006, tells readers to “be a purple cow in a world of monochromatic Holsteins.” (Except that Holsteins aren’t monochromatic.) A purple cow is also a float made with Welch’s grape juice and vanilla ice cream.

 

“To have a cow” is North American slang for “to lose one’s composure in a fit of anger.” The analogy is supposedly to the pain of calving. The OED’s earliest citation is from a 1959 article in the Denton (Texas) Record-Courier (“He'd have a cow if he knew I watched 77 Sunset Strip”), but a discussion on the English language and usage Stack Exchange board notes that Gertrude Stein used the phrase—if not necessarily with its current idiomatic meaning—in 1926, in a “A Book Concluding With As a Wife Has a Cow: A Love Story.” Be sure to read the entire discussion for some erudite digressions.

You, however, are probably thinking a different cultural touchpoint.

 

bart simpson cow

“Don’t have a cow, man!” has been a Bart Simpson catchphrase since the early days of the animated series. Source.

 

 

[Author: Nancy Friedman]

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Plaintiffs Granted Stay in Bump Stock Appeals http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/ammoland/~3/gZdHBv5Mew4/ Opinion

One of the few devices for which a stay has been granted.

U.S.A. – -(Ammoland.com)- Named appellants in three consolidated cases challenging a final agency rule banning Bump-Stock-Type Devices were granted an administrative stay Saturday on relinquishing their property on the March 26 deadline by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit.  Per the court order:

[T]he effective date of the Bump-Stock Rule, 83 Fed. Reg. 66514 (Dec. 26, 2018), be administratively stayed in its application only as to the named Appellants in appeals Nos. 19-5042 and 19-5044, pending further order of this Court. The purpose of this stay is exclusively to give the Court sufficient opportunity to consider the disposition of this highly expedited appeal, and should not be construed in any way as a ruling on the merits of the appeal.

What this means is, for now, the named plaintiffs, including this correspondent, will not be subject to enforcement action after the ban goes in effect Tuesday. It also means everyone else will be subject to arrest, prosecution, and punishment.

What that means in terms of the likelihood of challenges over specialized treatment is unclear at this point. The purpose of this report is simply to bring AmmoLand Shooting Sports News readers this new breaking development in an action arguing for the rights of all.

To that end, a joint motion to modify the stay order was filed Sunday noting:

[U]nless this Court modifies its Order to completely stay the Final Rule, or at least broaden it to include Institutional Appellants’ members, supporters, and similarly situated members of the public, several hundred thousand individuals (83 Fed. Reg. 5537) will be threatened with imminent felony prosecution and loss of property they believe they lawfully acquired under the ATF’s prior rulings and decades of policies and practices.


About David Codrea:David Codrea
David Codrea is the winner of multiple journalist awards for investigating/defending the RKBA and a long-time gun owner rights advocate who defiantly challenges the folly of citizen disarmament. He blogs at “The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance,” is a regularly featured contributor to Firearms News, and posts on Twitter: @dcodrea and Facebook.

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Overheard in the Office... https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2019/03/overheard-in-office.html
RX: "Wow, from back here that looks like a grim clown." 
Me: "It's the Vermont state seal, which is, in fact, a grim clown. It's also the state demonym, which is the coolest in New England. Mainers, Granite Staters, Bay Staters, Grim Clowns..."

[Author: Tam]

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So that's about how this is gonna go... https://booksbikesboomsticks.blogspot.com/2019/03/so-thats-about-how-this-is-gonna-go.html So, basically Mueller released Trump's short form birth certificate. — Tamara K. (@TamSlick) March 25, 2019

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Yes, Virginia, bluebells also grow in Indiana http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/GardenRant/~3/XQueebgT7nQ/yes-virginia-bluebells-also-grow-in-indiana.html National Park Service photo

Geographically speaking, my always stunning crop of Virginia Bluebells got to Indiana from a plant nursery in West Virginia. But as is often the case in the plant world, geography, history and personal preference get a little tangled in the journey.

Yes, the Virginia Bluebells name came from their 17th century discovery in the Colony of Virginia, but they are actually native from New York to Alabama and west to Kansas and Minnesota – and showing up in 18 species along the way.

Photo by Monticello

If it’s a more specific date you require, American Father Figure and Garden Guy Thomas Jefferson wrote of the Monticello bluebells in his garden book on April 16,1766, reporting “a bluish colored, funnel-formed flower in the lowlands in bloom.”

That a man with such a gift for words would so understate the beauty of my favorite native plant is almost criminal. Come on Tom! Where’s the passion in “bluish colored and funnel-formed?”

I, for one, desperately long for my Virginia bluebells arrival every spring, stomping around in the fat brown layer of dead magnolia leaves that fell on my patch looking for some truth.

It’s March Magic. Winter is history. Their leaves first poke through the leaf decay in dark shades of purple but turn a pleasant green as they mature. The “funnel-formed flowers,” and I will give Thomas Jefferson his due on that, flow from a rich pink to their heavenly shade of baby blue, although that can vary according to the soil from whence they emerge.

That color change is the result of changes in the pH of the cell sap, although, like hydrangeas, Virginia Bluebells grown in acid soils will turn a deeper shade of blue and rise maybe 14 inches above a bleak, love-starved, late-winter landscape.

Pulmonaria

Moving deeper into the plant history, such flower color change is fairly common in the bluebell-borage family. And early garden experts confused bluebells with pulmonaria, which offers the same flow of pink and blue.

To help ease any color confusion, Albrecht Roth, a German botanist, placed the Virginia Bluebells in a new genus, mertensia, in honor of another German botanist, F. C. Mertens. Hello Mertensia virginica!

Mertensia jellyfish

Here’s another fact that can win you some smiles at the next garden club meeting. Merten’s son, K. H. Mertens, had a group of jellyfish named mertensia in his honor, a rare double-play in the plant and underwater worlds.

Such plant-name designations have always seemed arbitrary to me – and I want in. I live – or perhaps may have to die for – the day any spring-blooming ephemeral with sexy green leaves and pink-blue flowers is named Hilltensia hoosierca.

Given its colors, early pioneers to the New World also thought Virginia bluebells to be lungwort, which had been used to treat lung diseases on the far side of the ocean. It didn’t work over here. Dead men tell no tales.

Another early blue name was “oyster leaf,” but was apparently not a hit item in the Colonial diet. Another title was “Mountain blue cowslip,” about as descriptive as Jefferson’s “funnel-formed” flowers.

How do I love thee, Virginia bluebell? Let me count the ways.

Photo by Barry Glick

1. My first in-your-face experience with Virginia bluebells was a monster patch spread out below a massive oak tree with its bare arms lifted toward the sun, a damn near religious experience. Hell, it was a religious experience.

2. The leaves and flowers buddy up well on the early spring calendar with Bloodroot, crocus and Celandine poppies, offering a woodsy palette of pink, blue, purple, yellow, white and green.

3. Their leaves show up about the same time as the NCAA basketball tournament, so if your beloved team loses you have a good excuse to go outside to the garden and shed tears where no one can see you.

Photo by Monticello

4. Given their “funnel-formed” flowers – and OK, maybe Thomas Jefferson was on to something – their pollinators are a flying circus of honeybees, bumblebees, Anthophoid bees, mason bees, Halictid bees, Syrphid flies, butterflies and Sphinx moths. Yes, good people get paid to research all that stuff.

5. Those same people also report Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds will also occasionally stick their noses into “funnel-formed” Virginia bluebells, an event for which I would gladly pay $10 to sit and watch on a sunny Spring day in April and May.

6. Leaving little mess behind, Virginia bluebells go away by early summer, dropping exactly four seeds (the experts call them “nutlets”) per flower to propagate the species. These small nutlets – politically speaking and otherwise – are ovoid and flattened on one side, their surfaces minutely wrinkled.

7. Virginia bluebells can be purchased as nutlets or in bare root divisions. My naked roots came from Sunshine Farm and Gardens in West Virginia where Forever Hippie Barry Glick has held forth in very remote splendor for more than 40 years.

8. Virginia bluebells are not forever. They can die out in four or five years to be replaced by their own nutlets, store-bought nutlets or root divisions, but no matter their entry, they always leave us better for the experience.

More photo credits: jellyfish, Monticello photos. Other photos by the author.

Yes, Virginia, bluebells also grow in Indiana originally appeared on GardenRant on March 25, 2019.

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Hacks Help Me please https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316172&goto=newpost I try to jailbreak my Kindle Basic 2 (KT3, G000K9) but it isn't working. Please, give me a new tutorial for jailbreak my Kindle, with all instruction! (My version is: 5.10.3)]]> Mon, 25 Mar 2019 11:03:59 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Amazon Kindle Nest European Toys & Home {a soulemama sponsor} https://www.soulemama.com/soulemama/2019/03/nest-european-toys-home-a-soulemama-sponsor.html [Author: SouleMama]

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Cinnamon Buns https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/cinnamon-buns
These are soft, sweet & delicious. You can use bread flour in this recipe if you have it.

[Author: Super Madcow]

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Easter Egg Bars https://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/easter-bars
Easy to make. This is quite festive with the addition of mini eggs.

[Author: Super Madcow]

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ORYX Chassis Rifle Stocks Now Shipping through Legacy Sports International http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/2gNDaPp10EQ/ oryxIt was back on January 11th that we announced the debut of the NEW Oryx Bolt-Action Chassis Rifle Stocks by MDT (Modular Driven Technologies). That stirred up a lot of excitement in the industry because MDT is known for highly modular and equally great quality stocks. Now with the inception of the Oryx stock shooters […]

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Daily News Roundup: Stories From the Weekend (and Beyond) https://www.howtogeek.com/408878/daily-news-roundup-stories-from-the-weekend-and-beyond/ Kaspars Grinvalds/Shutterstock

The interesting thing about Monday morning is that, well, there was probably a lot that happened over the weekend. The good news is that now you can catch up on everything you missed from March 23rd-25th  all in one spot.

Apple News: Today’s the Day

Apple is expected to announce its long-rumored streaming TV and news services at a 10:00 AM PT event today. We’ll be covering all the details here at HTG when it happens, but here’s what we “know” so far (based on rumors, that is).

First of all, the company’s news service is rumored to be $9.99 a month and offer users access to over 200 magazines and dozens of newspapers. There are some big names along for the ride, but early reports stated that other news outlets weren’t as pleased with Apple’s proposed terms—it wants 50 percent of the take. That’s pretty steep, but if it gets more people’s eyes on the content, it may still be worth it. According to an early report from 9toMac, magazine publishers were more than happy with the terms.

Otherwise, we expect to see Apple’s streaming TV service today as well. The company has been working on original content for over a year now, which will unsurprisingly be the launchpad of its new service. It’s also said that it will offer access to other services—like HBO, for example—for $9.99 a month (each).

While there could be other things thrown in (we all know how Apple loves to hold surprises till the very end), that’s the basic gist of what we expect to see.

Microsoft and Windows News: Chromium Edge Everywhere

More and more details are starting to trickle out about Microsoft’s move to Chromium for Edge.

  • The Verge got an exclusive hands-on look at the first Chromium Edge builds, where writer Tom Warren walks you through some of the best features and what to expect. [The Verge]
  • Shortly after that, the first Chromium Edge build leaked online. We don’t recommend downloading it, of course, as it’s nearly impossible to verify that this is indeed a legitimate leak. [The Verge]
  • In less interesting but still sort of interesting news, Bing maps got route traffic coloring. It’s the little things, you know? [MSPowerUser]
  • We might see a Fluent Design makeover to File Explorer this year. This would be interesting because compared to most other aspects of Windows, File Explorer is pretty antiquated. I just hope this new version has tabs. [MSPowerUser]

This Chromium Edge thing is undoubtedly interesting—a custom Edge version that will support Chrome extensions? Intriguing indeed. But as curious as I may be about checking it out, the idea of downloading a “leaked” browser with no way to confirm where it came from makes me feel itchy. That’s something I’m interested in, and you should feel the same way. Until there’s an official release, I say we all live this one vicariously through The Verge.

Google and Android News: YouTube’s Insane Traffic Numbers

YouTube’s web traffic report, Stadia backlash, and hands-on with Maps’ upcoming walking directions were all great talking points from the weekend.

  • YouTube apparently makes up 40 percent of the web’s mobile traffic. FORTY. Just think about how staggering that number is for a minute—that’s almost half of all web traffic. To one site. [9to5Google]
  • Speaking of YouTube, while its traffic is great, apparently its big-budget originals aren’t. So it’s canceling most of them and making them available for free. [Engadget]
  • There’s still a lot we don’t know about Google’s upcoming game streaming platform, and that’s troubling to a lot of people—especially the ones who play games. [Kotaku]
  • Gizmodo’s David Nield took Google Maps’ upcoming AR (augmented reality) walking directions for a spin over the weekend, which the company originally showed off at Google I/O last year. This seems really rad, especially in crowded places that can get terribly confusing. [Gizmodo]
  • Maps is also getting the ability to add public events for some users. [Android Police]
  • Google is currently testing a separate menu for extensions, which would honestly be great. Currently, all extensions populate either in the toolbar or clutter up the top of the menu, so keeping them tucked away somewhere else would be nice. [Techdows]
  • In the ultimate cross-promotion, NBC shot an entire episode of The Tonight Show using the Galaxy S10+. I can’t tell if this is brilliant marketing or pure desperation from Samsung. [Engadget]

This weekend (and Monday morning) offered an interesting mix of news, but the highlight to me is definitely YouTube’s mobile traffic numbers. It makes sense, honestly, but what I’d really love to know is how much of that 40 percent is driven by little kids watching YouTube on their tablets or parent’s phone. Too bad there’s probably no way to pull that information.

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Daily Deals: $700 iPad Pro, $505 Chromebook Pro, Discounted Games, and More https://www.reviewgeek.com/14390/daily-deals-700-ipad-pro-505-chromebook-pro-discounted-games-and-more/ Amazon

Now that the weather’s warming up (kind of), you can really appreciate the portability of an iPad, or a Chromebook. So why not buy one at a serious discount?

Right now, there are some killer deals on Amazon, Best Buy, Newegg, and Steam. These deals range from tablets to video games, to computer mice, to Walgreens Photo discounts. But our favorite deals (by far) are the $700 iPad Pro (newest model), the heavily discounted Samsung Chromebook Pro and Chromebook Plus, and the $89 CORSAIR Strafe gaming keyboard.

Tablets and Phones

Grab a discounted iPad Pro, or save $50 on a Fire tablet.

  • iPad Pro Newest Model, $700 ($100 off) [Amazon]
  • Fire HD 8 Tabet, $50 ($30 off) [Amazon]
  • Fire HD 10 Tablet, $100 ($50 off) [Amazon]
  • LG V35 ThinQ 64GB Unlocked, $360 ($245 off) [eBay]
  • iPhone 7 32GB Factory Unlocked, $200 ($100 off) [eBay]
Laptops, Chromebooks, and Accessories

Grab a new laptop, keyboard, or mouse.

  • Samsung Chromebook Plus 2-in-1 Laptop, $380 ($170 off) [Amazon]
  • Samsung Chromebook Pro 2-in-1 Laptop, $505 ($50 off) [Amazon]
  • MacBook Air 13.3″, $1000 ($200 off) [Best Buy]
  • Razer Blade Gaming Laptop, $1600 ($700 off) [Microsoft]
  • Lenovo Flex 5 15.6″ Laptop, $630 ($370 off) [Officedepot]
  • Dell Inspiron Laptop, $500 ($100 off) [Walmart]
  • SteelSeries Apex 100 Gaming Keyboard, $15 ($25 off) [Newegg]
  • CORSAIR Strafe RGB MX Silent Gaming Keyboard, $89 ($60 off) [Best Buy]
  • Logitech MX Master 3-Device Mouse, $47 ($52 off) [Amazon]
Games and TVs

Whether you’re a Nintendo Switch fan or a dedicated PC gamer, we’ve got the deals for you.

  • Nintendo Switch Console w/ Pro Controller, $310 ($55 off with coupon code SNG55) [Rakuten]
  • Octopath Traveler Nintendo Switch, $45 ($15 off) [Amazon]
  • PlayStation Plus 12-Month Subscription, $45 ($15 off) [Best Buy]
  • 80% off Serious Sam Games [Steam]
  • Gog Spring Sale, Up to 80% off PC Games [Gog]
  • Civilization VI Gold Edition PC, $32 ($68 off) [Green Man Gaming]
  • Double Cross PC, $10 ($10 off) [Chronogg]
  • Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, $25 ($5 off) [Fanatical]
  • Lobotomy Corporation PC, $17 ($8 off) [Steam]
  • Polaroid 50″ 4K Smart TV, $260 ($130 off) [Walmart]
Everything Else

Photo printing? Streaming sticks? Bluetooth Speakers? We’ve got you covered.

  • 50% off Everything Photo Related (with coupon code HAPPYPICS) [Walgreens]
  • Roku Streaming Stick 4K HDR w/ 3 Months CBS All Access, $50 ($10 off) [Walmart]
  • JBL Charge 4 Bluetooth Speaker, $120 ($30 off) [Best Buy]
  • JBL Charge Xtreme 2 Bluetooth Speaker, $220 ($80 off) [Best Buy]

Remember, good deals can’t last forever. Grab that new iPad Pro or mechanical keyboard before it’s too late.

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What font is best to use for viewing CSS in Sigil? https://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=316171&goto=newpost I am fairly new to Sigil and a complete novice at coding but am teaching myself CSS by trying different things in Sigil in my ebook, "CSS experiment" :)
I was working in Sigil with my Stylesheet and in Code View and was wondering if there is a font that would be better/more user friendly to use?
(For clarification: Not an embedded font in the ebook but one for viewing CSS in Sigil.)
I am using "Courier New" at the moment (it was the default one in Sigil).
Any ideas or opinions are most welcome.
Thanks in advance,
Rindr
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How to See and Remove All The Data Websites Have Saved on Your iPhone or iPad https://www.howtogeek.com/407694/how-to-see-and-remove-all-the-data-websites-have-saved-on-your-iphone-or-ipad/

Website data screen

Whenever you visit a website on an iPhone or iPad, snippets of data are saved to your device. Cookies and other cached data eventually start to take up significant space, so you may want to clean them out. Here’s how.

Periodically clearing the data that iOS stores can be a good idea for a number of reasons. Beyond the fact that collectively these websites store quite a bit of data on your devices, that data can be used to track your visits, too. Websites save cookies to your devices to be able to tell when you visit again, and even though that can be beneficial to keep you logged in and save preferences, not everyone likes it.

If you want to make sure that websites can’t keep tabs on you, you might also want to make sure you delete the information they save to your device. If you’re short on space, you might just want to clear out of all cruft, too.

How to See and then Remove Data

To get started, open the Settings app. Next, tap “Safari.”

Open Settings and tap Safari

Now, scroll to the very bottom of the screen and tap “Advanced.”

Tap Advanced

Next, tap “Website Data” at the top of the screen.

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Barrett Celebrate MRAD Winning US SOCOM ASR Contract http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/E4MiMdbyAtk/ MRADOn 12th March we reported that Barrett Firearms Manufacturing had been awarded a contract worth nearly $50 million to produce their MRAD rifle fulfilling the US Special Operations Command’s Advanced Sniper Rifle (ASR) requirement. Barrett have welcomed the contract and confirmed that the rifle purchased is the MRAD or Multi Role Adaptive Design. Here’s what Barrett had […]

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Mailbox Monday http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/BookingMama/~3/_mhLhNiXQRA/mailbox-monday_25.html Welcome back to another Mailbox Monday post! I had a relatively slow week... mainly because I didn't get any children's books!

ANYTHING BUT A DUKE by Christy Carlyle came from Avon Books
THE PATIENT ONE: THE WALNUT CREEK SERIES by Shelley Shepard Gray came from Gallery Books
THOSE PEOPLE by Louise Candlish came from Berkley
#IMOMSOHARD by Kristin Hensley and Jen Smedley came from HarperOne
What was in your mailbox?

[Author: Julie P.]

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The works of William James Sidis, the "smartest man who ever lived" http://feeds.boingboing.net/~r/boingboing/iBag/~3/KjnBr5mKh2g/vendergood-peridromophiliac.html Hans Henrik Honnens de Lichtenberg writes, "Here is a fine selection of books by the extraordinary man, William James Sidis. A January morning in 1910 hundreds of students and professors gathered in the great lecture hall at Harvard University. On stage steps up William James Sidis to present his research about the mathematics of the fourth dimension. William was just eleven years old. William James Sidis was a genius and he still has the highest IQ ever recorded, somewhere between 250 and 300."

Let's leave aside the nonsense that is "IQ" for a moment and recall instead that Sidis lived a remarkable life, wrote beautifully, and was jailed under the Sedition Act of 1918 for his 1919 participation in a socialist May Day parade, was a WWI conscientious objector, and was threatened by his family with involuntary committal to an "insane asylum" for his politics.

He created a constructed language called "Vendergood," wrote books of mathematics and history and public transit and social theory, and called himself a "peridromophile" (someone who's really into trains!). He also patented a leap-year-friendly perpetual rotary calendar.

The Internet Archive also has a selection of Sidis's works.

Download the free PDF e-books William James Sidis here. [Holy Books]

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Book review: The Lies We Were Told, by Simon Wren-Lewis https://makewealthhistory.org/2019/03/25/book-review-the-lies-we-were-told-by-simon-wren-lewis/ Mon, 25 Mar 2019 09:00:22 +0000 BlogLikes - Find Most Popular Blogs Books Economics Politics How to Add or Remove Email Accounts in Mail for Mac https://www.howtogeek.com/408242/how-to-add-or-remove-email-accounts-in-mail-for-mac/

MacOS Mail logo

Your Mac’s Mail app supports multiple accounts with separate inboxes, but you can’t add new accounts directly from the app’s settings. To change accounts, you’ll need to use the System Preferences.

How to Add or Remove Email Accounts in Mail

The accounts that Mail uses come directly from the “Internet Accounts” section in the system preferences. If you want to add a new account, you’ll have to do it there.

To launch System Preferences, click the Apple menu at the top of your screen and select “System Preferences.” You can also launch it from your Dock or your Applications folder.

Click “Internet Accounts” in the System Preferences window.

system preferences internet accounts

You’ll see a list that probably includes your iCloud account. To add a new email, click the “+” button at the bottom of the list, and then click on whichever mail provider you’re using. If you don’t see your provider, you can add your email manually with “Add Other Account.”

Add Google Account

You’ll be shown a popup asking you to sign in to your mail account. Enter your email and password for the account you want to use, and click “Next.”

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Sharps Bros MB74 5.45x39mm Milled AK Receiver http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheFirearmBlog/~3/XgE5MXL8IBA/ SHARPS Bros MB74 5.45x39mm Milled AK Receiver (1)If you are into AKs then you probably know about the Sharps Bros MB47 milled 7.62x39mm AK receivers. But did you know that recently the company has released the 5.45x39mm version of this receiver called MB74? This new receiver has all the good features of the 7.62mm one but its dimensions are tailored for the 5.45mm AK […]

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Has China’s one child policy increased crime? http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/oupblog/~3/LpGhCPAsAjY/ Crime rates in China have increased more than six-fold over the past three decades. Likely causes include extraordinary economic growth and rising inequality, mass rural-urban migration, and the erosion of traditional values. China’s one child policy may, however, have also played a role. At the same time as crime has increased, the one child policy, coupled with a strong preference of Chinese parents for sons over daughters, has resulted in there being approximately 120 boys for every 100 girls in China.

These surplus young men are moving in large numbers out of the countryside and into China’s industrial cities in search of jobs. Many of them will struggle to find a wife. That young unmarried men are the main perpetrators of crime worldwide and commit more than two thirds of violent and property crimes in China has given rise to concerns about crime escalation in China.

China’s launched its one child policy in 1979 as a means of reducing population growth in the world’s most populous nation. The policy limited urban couples to only one child. In many rural areas, a second child was allowed if the first child was a girl. The strong culture of son preference (particularly in rural areas), coupled with the availability of ultrasound technology and female infanticide and abandonment, has resulted in a profoundly skewed sex ratio.

Much has been written about the impacts of the policy – including on fertility and sex-ratiosmarriageageing of the populationthe labour marketsavings, and anti-social behaviour, such as selfishness. Several authors draw attention to the potential for crime and social conflict – and a 2013 study finds that crime is higher in provinces with higher ratios of men to women.

Examining the relationship between China’s sex ratio and its crime rate more closely suggests that the problem is serious. Data collected from Chinese men who were inmates of a Chinese prison and similar non-inmates shows that the skewed sex ratio accounts for a 34% increase in China’s crime rate, and that the financial pressure on men to attract a partner makes them more likely to engage in criminal activities.

Men are finding it difficult to find a wife. Meanwhile, the forces of supply and demand determine that brides are becoming increasingly expensive. It is not unusual for families to expect the bridegroom to supply an apartment and a substantial cash gift, often amounting to more than US$15,000.

This is an impetus for some unmarried men to turn to financially rewarding crimes, for example robbery, burglary, drug dealing, illegal business dealings. A high ratio of men to women in a man’s marriage market is associated with higher rates of financial crime. Violent crime is unaffected.

Furthermore, China’s skewed sex ratio means that boys are growing up in an environment surrounded by many more boys than girls. This male-heavy environment affects boys’ behaviour. They become more impatient, more risk-taking, and more neurotic (as captured by behaviour in experimental games and responses to survey questions).

These behavioural impacts explain a further, smaller portion of the increase in crime. Risk-taking and neuroticism are strongly associated with the probability of engaging in criminal activity and being incarcerated.

So, how to combat these pressures? The obvious answer is to reverse the trend in the sex ratio. In late 2015, China moved in this direction by relaxing the one child policy to allow all couples to have two children. This was largely done for reasons to do with concerns associated with a rapidly ageing population.

But some researchers predict little change in fertility behaviour; the Chinese have become accustomed to single children. The financial and other competitive pressures of life also limit the ability of parents to feel they can support more children.

Even if the policy does result in a swing back to more girls, it will take at least a generation for the ratio between men and women of marriageable age to approach parity. In the short term, the current marriage market pressures, and associated crime problems, are likely to continue.

Featured image credit: “Child China” by christels. Public domain via Pixabay.

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Resort Vibes at Home http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/centsationalgirl/cHAf/~3/kZtATKv6MtM/ I’ve just returned from a week on the Big Island of Hawaii and it was a great adventure, I’ll share pictures soon! I love to visit the resorts and walk around the lobbies then enjoy a cocktail at the bar and stare out at the ocean views. I’m always inspired by the resort decor, the way they’ve decorated in island style textures and motifs, and the way the designers blur the lines between indoors and out.

In every hotel I visited last week I noticed so many stylish woven chairs, I’m featuring all the ones I saw in my Insta stories today! I’ve already added a rattan papasan chair to my office earlier this year, it gives the space a little vacation vibe.

 

hanging chair

 

rattan armchair

Woven chairs make great textural accents in residential spaces too, think about placement in offices, bedrooms, dining rooms and living rooms. Woven chairs in rattan or bamboo are an easy way to add texture and also inject a resort style vibe into a room.

 

mccan design group

 

zoe feldman design

 

rattan chairs from serena & lily

 

melissa lenox

  

Every now and then you can get lucky and score a great rattan chair at a thrift store or vintage shop like I did with these chairs. If you’re not up for the hunt or simply can’t wait to add a great chair with a resort vibe to your home, consider these!

 

cocoon chair / barrel arm chair

rattan lounge chair / pierce wicker

woven (set of two) / lily rattan arm chair

lauren wicker / bella rattan

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Made By You Monday http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/skiptomyloublog/~3/0wErkYu1Xvo/

It’s Monday show us what you’ve got. It is time to link up your crafty goodness! Please don’t forget to link back! — a text link at the bottom of your post, or link somewhere on your blog is okay!


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Davelle: 13 Ideas to Steal from New York’s Tiniest Jewelbox Restaurant https://www.remodelista.com/posts/davelle-restaurant-new-york-city-small-space/ A magic thing about New York is the way that, every now and then, you stumble upon a little jewel box—a room, a restaurant—on a side street, behind an innocuous storefront, where you least expect it. When Julie and I both spotted a photo of Davelle, a new restaurant on the Lower East Side, a while back, it seemed just that sort of small gem: not much from the outside—easy, even, to walk by, if its grate were pulled across the front its narrow shopfront—but inside, a bright and thoughtful little world.

In opening Davelle, owner Yudai Kanayama set about transforming a tiny space on Suffolk Street—formerly another Japanese restaurant—into an evocative celebration of his native Hokkaido, Japan, with sea urchins and round, gold peaches on the menu. But he also had the architecture and history of New York in mind: “A lot of Japanese restaurants usually do the same approach when they do renovations, which makes a lot of them look similar,” Kanayama told me. “The concept for the interior of Davelle is maximizing the potential of NYC’s old building structures, with original antiques only.” (All of the furniture is from the early 1900s, he tells me.)

With such a small space—it has only three tables—Kanayama was able to choose each detail of the interiors with care. “Big restaurants would be only able to buy reproduction, because original costs more and they need a lot of them,” he says. “But we are a small restaurant, and didn’t want to compromise on small details.”

Step inside, and take note of a few fresh, thoughtful ideas to emulate.

Photography by Arata Takabatake.

1.  Keep a low profile. Outside, Kanayama and team embraced the Lower East Side grittiness, with a fairly nondescript little shopfront and a simple sign. Above: Outside, Kanayama and team embraced the Lower East Side grittiness, with a fairly nondescript little shopfront and a simple sign. 2. “Graduate from cold industrial design.”  “This is what we kept saying when we designed the space,” Kanayama says. “We didn’t want to make this space the industrial look that’s been everywhere here in New York. So we took different approach: Let’s build something that we can only make here, not in Japan.” Their tact: taking down the interior walls to expose the original bricks and cement, then adding a floor of reclaimed New York wood. Above: “This is what we kept saying when we designed the space,” Kanayama says. “We didn’t want to make this space the industrial look that’s been everywhere here in New York. So we took different approach: Let’s build something that we can only make here, not in Japan.” Their tact: taking down the interior walls to expose the original bricks and cement, then adding a floor of reclaimed New York wood. 3. Add soft leather. For the front banquette, which borders two of the restaurant’s three tables, Kanayama and team opted for custom millwork topped with “leather sourced by us at the local leather shop.” Above: For the front banquette, which borders two of the restaurant’s three tables, Kanayama and team opted for custom millwork topped with “leather sourced by us at the local leather shop.” 4. Water down and scratch off paint. Another element that makes the space feel as though it’s been there forever: plenty of texture on the walls. “The cement walls and wood frame around the window are hand-scratched,” Kanayama says. “Plain white surface didn’t go well with the space”; on other walls, he says, “we put some texture using paint with lots of water.  our best to make them not too artificial,” he adds. “’Natural’ was the key word for our space.” Above: Another element that makes the space feel as though it’s been there forever: plenty of texture on the walls. “The cement walls and wood frame around the window are hand-scratched,” Kanayama says. “Plain white surface didn’t go well with the space”; on other walls, he says, “we put some texture using paint with lots of water. [We did] our best to make them not too artificial,” he adds. “’Natural’ was the key word for our space.” 5. Hang a low-fi paper scroll as menu. On one side of the small room, the team preserved an existing marble mantel, presumably from a long-ago time when the building was a residence. Behind it, the day’s menu—coffee shop during the day, Japanese-inflected restaurant in the evening—is scrawled on a low-fi roll of brown paper. (For something similar, see Solutions for Living: Simple Everyday Designs by George & Willy.) Note also the large mirror, a sure way to make a small room feel more spacious. Above: On one side of the small room, the team preserved an existing marble mantel, presumably from a long-ago time when the building was a residence. Behind it, the day’s menu—coffee shop during the day, Japanese-inflected restaurant in the evening—is scrawled on a low-fi roll of brown paper. (For something similar, see Solutions for Living: Simple Everyday Designs by George & Willy.) Note also the large mirror, a sure way to make a small room feel more spacious. 6. Display—don’t hide—extra seating. Tucked into the (nonworking) fireplace are two “antique church chairs, the extra chairs we use when we are busy,” Kanayama says. Display and utility, suited for a tiny space. Above: Tucked into the (nonworking) fireplace are two “antique church chairs, the extra chairs we use when we are busy,” Kanayama says. Display and utility, suited for a tiny space. 7. Source mercury glass. Above the bar are a row of “early 1900s mercury light shades from the Czech Republic,” Kanayama says. We love this look; for a do-it-yourself option, see DIY: Vintage-Looking Mercury Glass Pendant Lights for $25. Above: Above the bar are a row of “early 1900s mercury light shades from the Czech Republic,” Kanayama says. We love this look; for a do-it-yourself option, see DIY: Vintage-Looking Mercury Glass Pendant Lights for $25. 8. Make time an element. The simple bar, which has only a handful of seats, is topped with “unfinished brass, to get nice texture as we use it,” Kanayama says. Above: The simple bar, which has only a handful of seats, is topped with “unfinished brass, to get nice texture as we use it,” Kanayama says. The bar from above. Besides the millwork on the bar and the front banquette, the team did not work with a designer: “Most of the things were discussed between partners and we gave direction to the contractor on site,” Kanayama says. Above: The bar from above. Besides the millwork on the bar and the front banquette, the team did not work with a designer: “Most of the things were discussed between partners and we gave direction to the contractor on site,” Kanayama says. 9. Break a few tiles. In the bathroom, a thoughtful detail on the floor: “We bought regular, plain white tiles and broke them into smaller pieces and put them on the floor,” Kanayama explains. “It’s a simple white tile mosaic art by our friend Mika, who also did all of our wall painting.” The D is for “Davelle,” which references Japanese slang for “chatter.” Above: In the bathroom, a thoughtful detail on the floor: “We bought regular, plain white tiles and broke them into smaller pieces and put them on the floor,” Kanayama explains. “It’s a simple white tile mosaic art by our friend Mika, who also did all of our wall painting.” The D is for “Davelle,” which references Japanese slang for “chatter.” 10. Bring back dried flowers. imperfect and ad-hoc bundles of dried flowers. Above: Along the exposed brick wall: imperfect and ad-hoc bundles of dried flowers. 11. Source the smallest details with care. Everything inside Davelle is antique or vintage, Kanayama says. This includes the hangers for patrons’ coats: “French antique hangers from the fifties,” he says. Above: Everything inside Davelle is antique or vintage, Kanayama says. This includes the hangers for patrons’ coats: “French antique hangers from the fifties,” he says. The hardware and light switches are vintage, too, sourced from “an online shop that sells antique fixtures.” (Meljac makes our favorite vintage-inspired switches; read more at Beautiful Basics: The Brass Light Switch and More by Meljac.) Above: The hardware and light switches are vintage, too, sourced from “an online shop that sells antique fixtures.” (Meljac makes our favorite vintage-inspired switches; read more at Beautiful Basics: The Brass Light Switch and More by Meljac.) A vintage glass fixture in the front window. Above: A vintage glass fixture in the front window. 12. Mix high with low. simple ceramics and newsprint. Above: Among the table settings: simple ceramics and newsprint. 13. Rethink pink. The only indication of what’s inside: small, pale pink lettering on the front window. At Davelle, pink—on the menus and in the logo—feels fresh, not overdone. Above: The only indication of what’s inside: small, pale pink lettering on the front window. At Davelle, pink—on the menus and in the logo—feels fresh, not overdone.

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N.B.: This post is an update; the original story ran on June 12, 2018.

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