Shell Out For Some Egg-shaped Paulownia Wood Boxes

Shell out for some egg-shaped paulownia wood boxesHakotou Shoten has been making boxes made of paulownia wood since the forerunner of the company was founded in 1891.

Though the manufacturer has primarily specialized in making plain boxes for the storage of kimono and "obi" sashes, fifth-generation proprietor Takaichi Yamada, 57, decided to make his products stand out as decorative items in their own right by hand-painting them with colorful patterns.

Baseball: Matsuzaka Struggles, Shows Some Promise In 2nd Start

Baseball: Matsuzaka struggles, shows some promise in 2nd startDaisuke Matsuzaka struggled on Wednesday, taking the loss in the New York Mets' 6-2 defeat to the Philadelphia Phillies.

Matsuzaka (0-2), who spent the bulk of the season with the Cleveland Indians' Triple-A farm team, was making his second start since signing with the Mets as a free agent. He allowed four runs on six hits, four walks and two hit batsmen in 4-1/3 innings. He struck out five, three of those coming when he pitched out of one-out, bases-loaded jams in the second and third innings.

Honda Fit Prototype Review: "dual-clutch Transmission Could Still Use Some Refining"

Update : Honda reveals next-gen Fit HybridThere are a lot of pros to dual-clutch transmissions, but I still haven't met a car that lives up to my clutch control expectations.

With all the starting and stopping that's required in a short amount of time, and the angling that's needed to get a vehicle into a tight parking spot, I've always had the feeling that DCTs are really suited to the driving style in Japan.

Video : Korg Pitchhawk Clip-on Tuner Highlights Some Main Features

VIDEO : Korg PitchHawk Clip-On Tuner: Highlights some main featuresIn addition to providing the high precision and sensitivity that you expect from Korg tuners, PitchHawk features a newly-designed clip and a newly-developed, high contrast display----Korg's brightest clip-on LCD display yet. Additional features include an alert for over-winding the E string (no one likes a broken string!), an Auto Power Off function to save your battery life and a Memory Back-Up function to remember settings. PitchHawk is the new standard for all clip-type tuners to follow.

Video : Subaru Xv Crosstrek Save Some

New York Auto Show 2012 : 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Introducing a car built to help you preserve and enjoy the places you love. The all-new Subaru XV Crosstrek.

The versatile, fun-to-drive Subaru XV Crosstrek, combines bold five-door design with an expanded-capability chassis, high fuel economy and everyday comfort.