Baxter of California

The old school ASCii art (above right) on the revised Baxter men's grooming products is what caught my attention, but the quality of some of their affordable products keeps me going back. One of the oldest mens grooming lines in the US—created in 1965 as Super Shape and popular with men during the '70s—Baxter has recently repositioned itself with a modern look and improved formulations …

Rxmance Fall ’06

New from the aptly-named line Rxmance, their Fall collection of tees, like their other collections, seems to be guided by what happens to capture the designer's fancy. The new goods range from abstract geometric prints (pictured) to something that looks like ski lodge chic from the '70s (Detour, Revolve Clothing, and Standard Style.

Bruce Shapiro’s Art Machines

Bruce Shapiro is one of the world’s pioneers in DIY computer controlled kinetics. For over a decade, the California-based tinkerer has been designing software to automate a range of machines—from a stratograph, which makes highly-detailed sand art (pictured), to a series called “Sisyphus” that creates intricate mandalas in sand using a ball bearing and a tilt table. Check it out after the jump, along with …