Brain dump of today: Flickr picks, cars, fashions, and other things.
House in Rio Vista, Fort Lauderdale, overcast skies. (homeless one)
Canal Corner Lot, Venice, CA. (Ken Shelton)
Saks Fifth Avenue, Boston, and massive wall of office space. (Mark Jones)
Three Mercedes (C123, W123, W212) parked in Hamburg garage. (Michiel2005)
ShopStyle. Although I am an obsessed-shopper-in-denial, I fully espouse the idea of mass-searching online retailers from a centralized location. On the ShopStyle site (and the ShopStyle iPhone app), you can browse all types of item categories, refine your search by color, cut, brand, or store, and review item price, details, photos, and even set up a push alert telling you one of your favorites has gone on sale. The one thing that I haven’t discovered how to do is comparison shop; choose one item you’re interested in and search other sites for the same item, or slight variations of it. Nonetheless, I have had a ball browsing the blindingly large selection of watches, shoes, jeans…it’s a massive ‘database’ of clothes. Below is a screenshot of my ‘favorites’ on the iPhone app.
BMW 135i M-Sport. Even though the rest of the range is more modern, has more tech, and costs a lot more, I love the 1-series. It is quick, simple, and no-frills – the way a performance coupe should be!
BMW X5 xdrive35D. I was discussing high-end SUVs with a friend the other day and realized that the X5 stands out for its style, size, diesel engine option, and high build quality.