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P3 Amplifiers

Steeltown isn’t the site you go to for music write ups or reviews on equipment but these amps totally caught my eye when I came across them on Design Milk. These amplifiers by P3 has some amazing colors that pop and their products have a sleek look to them. The amps that I see from friends that are in bands all look the same to me. Check these out:
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Is It From Today Or Yesterday?


A crimson Royal Safari $100 – they say $100 but these can now go for up to $600. They have become collector items.
 
I always seem to run into these wonderful images over on ffffound. I finally went to the original link and it’s from an anniversary issue of the New York Times way back in 2008. Their description is “An array of the useful, beautiful, practical, and promising; some brand-new, some old favorites, and a few we’re not even sure will catch on.” They didn’t provide any links but the photos themselves are very bold and the pieces remind of my childhood, things in your grandma’s basement or ones we collect now. They are making a comeback in the last few years and I thought I should just finally post them.

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Happy Birthday Andy, You Are Missed!

Andy Warhol’s birthday was August 6th and he would have turned 83 years old this!
I think Andy is an odd and fascinating character by what I have read and documentaries I have watched. I can say that the Andy Warhol Museum is one of my favorite places in Pittsburgh. You would think it would be repetitive but every time I go there it’s something different and that’s why I love it. I’m glad it’s here in Andy’s hometown.

 
Whenever I visit the museum I really love checking out their shop. The shop does a great job of having a lot of interesting items to look at and buy. I have a few picks from their online store and other scources that I found interesting and would want to own. Sifting through everything I found the items that focused on his obsessive behavior and polaroid projects the most interesting.
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Creative Finds Decor

Steeltown presents: Color Round Up

Steeltown is introducing our own “Color Round Up.” Every post will include a color palette initially inspired by an image of Western Pennsylvania. We hope this post will simply add a splash of color to your day (and dispel the myth that Pittsburgh is always grey) or inspire a project, musing or artwork. Enjoy!

On one of the last Indian summer days we had in Pittsburgh, I snapped this photo of the Frick Art Museum in Point Breeze. The museum is a stately classic building with boxy topiary trees out front. Despite being a formal setting, the color of the trees against the stone facade creates a fresh palette of verdant green – accenting the massive brown doors and the neutral building. Green seems like a good place to start a color round-up column in Pittsburgh, as we have the “largest green wall (2,380 s.f.) in the United States displayed on One PNC Plaza”! This living wall has similar green tones, further modeling a great palette. Here are a few other inspirations to keep you on track – from green tea recipes to walnut tables.

Paint it up Pittsburgh! (left to right): California Paints Tee Off DE5614, Benjamin Moore Grand Teton White AC-42, Pittsburgh Paints Oregon Trail 422-6

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