View-Master Movie

Your favorite toy from your childhood is about to become a movie. A reporter friend of mine said that Mattel is going to make a family adventure featuring the View-Master in the world of virtual reality. From what I understand, the turn and click device will be the gateway into worlds most of us have never seen. That’s all he would tell me.

In case you forgot, the View-Master is a stereoscopic eye device that shows 3D images. You can see landscapes, tourist destinations, movies and TV shows. All you had to do was push down the lever on the side of the device and then you got to see a new image.

The reason why Mattel is anxious to do the movie is because the company believes it will revive sales of the toy company.

I just found a Hollywood Reporter story that talks about this topic too. Click here.


Miami’s New Hotspot

If you visit Miami, make sure you go to the Vista restaurant. A special treat! Here we are with Ruth and Howard.

Foldable Cell Phones Get So-So Review

I’m sure by now you have heard about the foldable cell phone concept. Everyone is talking about it as the hot new feature in smartphones. If you remember, I wrote about it when i told you about the Royole’s FlexPai foldable phone. Click here to see what I wrote.

Since that post, the Samsung Galaxy Fold was introduced. Everyone waited for this product with great anticipation. I read that many members of the tech industry panned it big time.

It turns out that the foldable concept hasn’t lived up to its promise. Everyone thought they were going to have a small unit that would expand to a device almost the size of a tablet.

The reviews so far say:

1-Not good looking. In fact, some say ugly.

2-Prices are too high. Anywhere from $1,300 to $1,900.

3-Too bulky.

4-Many retailers haven’t committed.

Oh well, back to the drawing boards.

My friend Rob Stott really sums it up in Dealerscope. Click here.

An Art Collector’s Home In Mexico City

We visited the home of Rodrigo Feliz, a well known art collector in Mexico City. As I stood in his stunning home, I couldn’t help but think that the last thing I would want was to build a wall that would separate me from all the wonderful people we met during the last few days. From the staff at the hotel, to patrons of the arts, most have been the kind of folks you would be lucky to get in any neighborhood.

Rodrigo was completely elegant. He was soft-spoken, yet very authoritative. You can tell that he is the type who has most details in his life well organized. That’s why his townhouse was impeccable, every detail well thought out. You almost wanted to move in and see what it was like to live in complete splendor.

This home was definitely high up on the list of the most magnificent places I have ever seen.

Inner courtyard

Best use of kitchen space

Every modern convenience

Room enough to be one of the main gathering places.

Second level of inner courtyard. It’s so much fun to see the continuation of your home from across the way.

Mediation point on the bottom of the courtyard.

Elegance and style

Birds that hang together


For a circle of friends

Custom made table top

Making a strong and independent statement

Standing out in the crowd

Describing every nook and cranny

A very expensive collage

For small conversations

Trees frame the front window

Rodrigo enjoying his company

The studio where all creativity takes place

Not meant to be framed

The amazing conversation piece

The lighting fixture that fills the entire bedroom

The courtyard from an upper level

The master bath

The master bedroom hallway

A custom soaking tub

Double sinks


Roof top paradise

Greenery everywhere

Pathways in the garden

Overhang for sun protection

Rooftop gardens are common in Mexico City

Mexico City, A Contemporary Art Town

It’s very late on Friday night. We are an hour behind Miami. We started at 10am and got back to our room just before midnight. The group we are with just headed off to a jazz club. Eliot and I can’t wait to climb into bed.

Yes, the group is much younger than us. They are VC’s, analysts and lawyers. They all love art and spend their life collecting and traveling. They have a sophistication that I wish I had at their age.

I think it comes from being involved in the art world. Through art you get involved with people from all over the globe and you really learn to appreciate their different cultures. I wish most people had the opportunity to do this. We would all be living a happier life in peace and harmony.

You don’t have to know a thing about art to appreciate it. You buy what you like. Mexico City is a major hub for contemporary art. We have met so many people from all over the world who have transplanted themselves here because this is where the action is for building a reputation, networking, and having your work seen on a global basis.

Put it on your bucket list.