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Dramatic Shadows in Photoshop CC

It has been quite a long time I've been thinking about creating a design with those very realistic shadows. This weekend I decided to give it a try. …

Graphics

Should We Really Be Encouraging People To Buy Books?

Amazon's MatchBook service makes getting a printed book/Kindle copy bundle cheaper. But that takes us backward, environmentally speaking.<p>Yesterday, Amazon announced the new MatchBook service, which offers a deeply discounted Kindle version of a book when you buy a new copy of the physical version. …

The 10 Best Backpacks for Every Adventure

From easy day hikes to multi-day treks, a good pack on your back can make carrying a load a joy (relatively speaking), especially if you draw the …

Breakdown: Logic Pro X

While the rest of the world was busy lambasting the newest Ryan Gosling movie, Apple quietly released the long-awaited update to its famed Digital …

The Valjoux 7750 Chronograph Is a Timekeeping Icon

1970 was a year of great ups and downs for the mechanical chronograph. The vaunted Omega Speedmaster helped bring the crippled Apollo 13 space …

Caran D’Ache Silver Metal Ballpoint Pen

Qualities we like in our writing instruments: weight, simplicity, and crisp writing lines. Caran d’Ache, who you boligrafo boffins might know from …

To Clutch or Not to Clutch: A Guide to Dual Clutch Transmissions

Since General Motors introduced the first Hydra-Matic automatic some 70 years ago, the world has been divided between two types of drivers: those who …

The Epic Life of Carlos Santana

A tale of angels, devils, gurus, Tijuana whorehouses, buried secrets and redemption after thirty years of rock & roll<p>His meditation spot is in front …

Bob Marley

10 Gorgeous Stained Glass Ideas for Your Home

We know, we know. The first thing you think of when you see “stained glass” is probably a church, and you’re probably wondering what this might have to do with your home. Well, the art of playing with light is definitely one that historic structures the world over have mastered, but you can also …

Stained Glass

An Introduction To Wood Species, Part 2: Pine

<i>This Wood Species series comes to us from guest writer Rob Wilkey, an Atlanta-based woodworker and industrial designer whose expertise is in small</i> …

Woodworking

Introduction To Photoshop Scripts

But first, we have to answer the obvious question.<p>Why Do We Need Scripts?<p>Why should we would learn to script if Photoshop already has pretty nice …

Can't Decide If You're A Fan Of iOS 7? This iOS 6 Comparison Could Help

Since Apple unveiled iOS 7 yesterday at its WWDC 2013 keynote, "iOS 7 haters" have been voicing their distaste for the revamped mobile operating …

Four of the Most Innovative Watch Movements | Crown & Caliber Blog

In the watch industry, it’s crucial to be on the forefront of in-house research and development to stay competitive. One of the best ways to update a …

Time for Mad Men: 5 Watches of the Era

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14 Stunning Timepieces From the Greatest Watch Show on Earth

Gadget nuts have CES, kids at heart get Toy Fair, video gamers have E3, but if it's watches that ring your bell, every spring you'll want to head …

Historical Perspectives: Ten Vintage Watches That Should Be More Expensive Than They Are, And Why

The world of vintage watches is a funny thing. Not funny “haha,” but rather funny “hmm, I see." The peaks and valleys in prices of wristwatches sold …

Go Deep: 7 Best Dive Watches

Roll over hotspots to reveal details.<p>Through a fogged mask, you spy movement just past the pier piling that descends into the dark water below — Al …

Longines: Fliegeruhren

von Alexander Linz<br>am 16. April 2013<p>Die <b>Uhrenmarke Longines</b> war von Anfang an ganz vorn dabei, als es darum ging, den Piloten von damals die korrekte …

Breakdown: IWC Ingenieur Automatic

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Best, Worst Places To Find A Job In Canada

There are fewer jobs on offer in Canada and more people looking to fill them, according to data released Tuesday.<p>That's the worst ratio on record, …

Union's method of certification is undemocratic and hurts taxpayers

Everyone agrees what democracy ought to look like when it comes to picking governments: secret ballots, free speech and no dirty tricks.<p>Yet there’s …

Do unions have a future?

<b>Daniel Bastien's original plan</b>—the one that his parents liked—was to go straight to law school.<p>An acceptance letter already in hand, he only took the hotel server job to get him through the summer. What he expected from the North York Novotel was a little over $10 an hour and some pretty good tips. …

Drip.fm Takes Music Discovery (Virtually) Back To The Record Store

Drip.fm founder Sam Valenti talks about bringing (human) insider knowledge back to the process of finding new music.<p>The Sub Pop Singles Club was ahead of its time. Previously, late-’80s music fans had to follow the right zines or visit the right record stores to discover new bands–then physically …

Vinyl Records

The Valjoux 7750 Engine

All mechanical chronograph movements with automatic winding came into being in the late 1960s and early 70s. This was a time when experts had long …

Baume & Mercier Clifton Complete Calendar Moonphase Watch | Watch Review

<b>As I have already said when I reviewed Baume & Mercier novelties at SIHH 2013, the most interesting newcomer this year is the Clifton Complete</b> …

Longines chronograph, Cal. 30CH

(I am greatly indebted to the <i>House of Longines</i> website for much of the following information)<p>Prior to their acquisition by the Swatch Group in 1994, …