Vintage Honda Products and Showrooms Featured in Latest Honda Kokoro™ Videos

TORRANCE, Calif., Jan. 24, 2020 /PRNewswire/ – Like a time machine transporting viewers back to an earlier era, the newest videos in the Honda Kokoro™ series take visitors on a virtual visit to original style Honda showrooms of the 1960s and ’70s, as seen at the Mungenast Classic Automobiles & Motorcycles Museum.  The Honda Kokoro™ video series celebrates the heritage, culture, people and products that make Honda unique. “Kokoro” means “heart” in Japanese. This year, Honda is marking 50 years of automobile sales in America and the Mungenast family is an integral part of the brand’s American legacy. The Mungenast museum was established by the late Dave Mungenast, Sr., who became a Honda motorcycle dealer in St. Louis, MO, in 1965, and went on to establish a Honda auto dealership and one of the first Acura dealers in the U.S., in 1986. The Mungenast Automotive Family continues to operate all three dealerships in St. Louis. The two-part video based on the Mungenast museum, tells the story of the relationship between Dave Sr. and his family with the Honda brand and includes a focus on both Honda automotive history and motorcycle history,...

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Get the most out of your experience with a personalized all-access pass to everything local on events, music, restaurants, news and more. Much to his wife’s chagrin, Patrick Wolfmeier’s guitars litter the house. The couple’s crawl space, closets and bathroom during the chilly months are filled to the brim with guitars of varying conditions, ready and waiting to be transformed. In his spare time, for the past decade, Wolfmeier has turned guitars, basses and ukuleles, working and non-working, into colorful paintings, either of his own imagination or for commission. From The Little Mermaid to 2Pac, a Furby to Beetlejuice, Wolfmeier has made a name for his company, Wolfmeier Guitars and More. Ahead of Free Comic Book Day on May 4 at Vision Comics & Oddities, Wolfmeier spoke to Westword about his creative process, improving as an artist, and the challenges that come with trying to fit an entire piece of art onto a working instrument. Westword: Why did you start doing this, and when? Patrick Wolfmeier: I’ve been a musician since I was a kid — played in a band in school and all that. I’ve been playing guitar for twenty, thirty years, something like that. I had alw...

These products made by Buckhead residents’ companies are featured on Oprah’s Favorite Things list | Business

The BlendSmart2 Holiday Glow Set, which costs $98, is made by Worth Beauty, a Houston-based beauty products company co-owned by Buckhead resident Carol Martin. The BlendSmart2 Holiday Glow Set, which costs $98, is made by Worth Beauty, a Houston-based beauty products company co-owned by Buckhead resident Carol Martin. Products created by companies owned by two Buckhead residents are on Oprah Winfrey’s Favorite Things 2019 list, a group of 80 products the media mogul has recommended as holiday gifts or must-have items. The BlendSmart2 Holiday Glow Set, which costs $98, is made by Worth Beauty, a Houston-based beauty products company co-owned by Buckhead resident Carol Martin. The Perfect Black Pant Collection, which starts at $110 each, is created by Spanx, the Buckhead-based clothing and undergarment company owned by Buckhead resident Sara Blakely. Martin, who co-founded Worth Beauty with Steve Machiorlette and another individual who no longer has a stake in the company, said she’s “proud and excited” to see one of her products make Oprah’s coveted list. “It’s something we’ve worked on for three years,” she said of the campaign to get on the list. “The brush has been out for som...

IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry an...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. One week before the iPhone 5 came out, my brother-in-law tossed me in his pool, with my poor iPhone 4 still in my pocket. Despite all the common home remedies at the time—immediately powering it down, leaving it in a bag of rice, untouched, for 24 hours—it was completely dead. I’d been a staunch opponent of rugged phone cases, up until I had to spend a week responding to texts on my old Nokia flip phone. Years later, iPhone owners needn’t have the same hydrophobia that we once did. In fact, the latest iPhone 11 series sports the best water resistance of any iPhone ever. But that doesn’t mean you should be playing Marco Polo with your iPhone. Every device could benefit from some extra protection, especially when conditions are going to be on the damp side.  Lifeproof has made a name for itself as a purveyor of rugged device cases and their iPhone cases are some of the best. The FRĒ i...

The Best New Skin-Care Products Arriving in September 2019

Each month, Allure skin-care editor Sarah Kinonen breaks down the latest and greatest skin-care launches. Looking for more in skin care? Here’s last month’s best new products. Fact: There are a lot of skin-care products out there. So many that it’s often hard to keep track of what’s new, what’s old, and what you can trust. Lucky for you, that’s why we’re here. As beauty editors, it’s our job to point you in the right direction when you’re shopping for new goods. Every month we highlight the latest skin-care launches — moisturizers, cleansers, serums, masks, and more — so you can make an informed decision about which products are actually worth the splurge. Here, we’re highlighting the latest launches for fall. Below, check out the four newest skin-care products to hit retail shelves, including Chanel’s Le Lift Sérum, Philosophy’s Renewed Hope in a Jar Water Cream, and Mary Kay’s Cityscape Silkening Dry Oil. All products featured on Allure are independently selected by our editors. However, when you buy something through our retail links, we may earn an affiliate commission. It’s back — and bette...

State action is essential to limit effects of HFCs | Featured Columnists

Thunderstorms, some heavy this evening, then periods of rain late. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%.. Thunderstorms, some heavy this evening, then periods of rain late. Low 53F. Winds SW at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 90%. The Legislature is finishing up some key actions in its final days, including completing the state budget (minor task!), reconciling House and Senate versions of a number of bills, and finalizing some bills that are summarized below. • Phasing out hydrofluorocarbons: I apologize in advance for using a few scientific terms in this article. One of the final bills of my Committee on Natural Resources, Fish and Wildlife addresses hydrofluorocarbons or HFCs (bill S.30). You may have heard of its cousin, chlorofluorocarbons, also known as CFCs. CFCs were used in numerous products such as refrigerators, air conditioners and aerosols. Back in 1987, President Reagan signed the Montreal Protocol, joining nearly 200 countries to ban CFCs, known to deplete the ozone layer of the atmosphere. That layer shields us from the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. (Note that atmospheric ozone is not the same as ground-level ozone; the latter ...