eBay Head of Buyer Experience Carrie Bienkowski said: “By pairing views of social communities with eBay’s own vast selection of top Christmas gifts and mobile expertise we hope to give shoppers lots of inspiration and put a little bit of fun into Christmas shopping. Mobile technology is a catalyst for retail growth and is changing the way we shop. Consumers now carry a global showroom in their pocket and are increasingly as inclined to seek recommendations online and shop mobile as visit the high street.”
Research from the company shows Augmented Reality and 3D technologies could boost the retail industry by nearly $4bn by 2014.
While a Maison Martin Margiela-Ligne 13 Claustrophobic notebook is certainly unique, we’re particularly intrigued at how the brand is banking on cross-pollination from locals and travelers in a hotel setting to push sales.
In front of the sandwich counter, a variety of pickles and olives in barrels make an Organic Foods Store self-serve fixture look impersonal.
An extensive cold pressed juice and smoothie program coupled with raw vegan foods reflect LA's sunny disposition without that hippie vibe. Of the four distinct areas within the store, this is clearly the busiest.
According to natural winemakers Mary and Phillip at Ambyth, "Orange Wine" means letting the freshly crushed juice ferment on the skins, seeds, and stems — giving it an orange hue with great tannins. They use native yeast fermentation until dry, aging in 50/50 neutral oak barrels and stainless steel. The latest release (2011) is from Martian Ranch, but we were lucky enough to catch the current harvest fermentation.
10. The squid decal by Telluride, CO-based artist Nathan Frerichs.
In all honesty, our motivation was purely focused on adding to a growing collection of cazuelas until the signs started pointed to an emerging trend. Then, all if a sudden, there were rumblings everywhere about clay pot cooking on twitter and Kim O'Donnel (@kimodonnel) posted this great Q&A with Paula Wolfert on trueslant.com.
But there was another side of the story to be told- the retail experience.
"Hala" is the generic term used in Egypt for a casserole with high sides. These are traditionally used to make meat and vegetable casseroles cooked with spices and a bit of liquid, essentially a stew. Last weekend we used the Hala for poaching pears.
This earthenware Skillet is perfect for braises and sauces or roasting in the oven. Reminiscent of the French
Its depth allows that ideal ratio of creamy interior to golden, crisp topping. You won't find a better baker than this for fruit cobblers and crisps. It's terrific for reheating or holding food in the oven until serving.
Why clay, you may ask?
- It's alluring and primitive nature satisfies our desire to briefly escape from the economic day-to-day and discover unknown techniques.
- It's soulful and deep with flavor and tradition.
- The price point is fairly low so the products are available to many.
- Braising and slow-cooking are seasonally appropriate and comfort us in tough times.
- Because it's cool.
If you don't have friends driving back from Sonoma to transport your earthenware, you can also shop at bramcookware.com.
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