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We put Supermechanical’s new iOS-connected cooking thermometers to the test and were impressed. It’s Ember roasting thermometer and accompanying app combine the best elements of Silicon Valley design with actual kitchen utility.
*press sample* Milani Cosmetics just revolutionized the drugstore eyeshadow, and you get to witness it. New from Milani Cosmetics is the Bella Eyes Eyeshadow Collection ($3.99, 0.05 oz per shadow). It features 30 shades in a wide assortment of colors with a gel like texture that dries to a powder. This makes for better pigmentation, one swipe color payoff and easy blending. Check out what Milani has to say: A gel powder – what would that even look like? We’ll tell you: It looks like rich, vibrant color that glides on in a single stroke, delivering a stunning multi-dimensional
Lav Diaz is a polarising figure in the landscape of contemporary world cinema. The veritable ‘elder’ (now 55) of an experimental movement in Filipino cinema that includes Khavn De La Cruz, Sherad Anthony Sanchez and Raya Martin (all of whom refer back admiringly to the pioneering work of Lino Brocka), Diaz is for many a beacon of the ‘slow cinema’ trend that also includes Lisandro Alonso, Béla Tarr and Albert Serra. Working with extended running times (Melancholia from 2008 clocked in at an epic eight hours) and long takes, often static and in wide shot, Diaz tends to adopt the form of the social panorama or the family chronicle – a more homely, everyday version of the ‘network narratives’ favoured by mainstream cinema in recent years.
“He stood at the window of the empty cafe and watched the activites in the square and he said that it was good that God kept the truths of life from the young as they were starting out or else they’d have no heart to start at all.” ― Cormac McCarthy, All the Pretty Horses