Archive for August 12th, 2008

TSF now available via cell phone

August 12, 2008

A quick update on how you can consume TSF via subscription:

Mobile: You can read TSF by visiting on your mobile device.

E-mail: Get TSF sent to your inbox once a day by clicking here.

RSS: If your prefer an aggregator, pick your poison.

books: any BJK fans out there? + the tennis olympic book is not available for sale :(

August 12, 2008

The Borders Columbus Circle will hold a discussion/book signing with Billie Jean King next week. In her new book, Pressure is a Privilege, the tennis legend shares life sessons that led to her success in the Battle of the Sexes match, in sports, and in the world at large. Heck, she got a tennis complex named after her; she has to be doing something right!

Deets: Billie Jean King discussion and book signing for Pressure is a Privilege (Lifetime Media Inc., $19.95) on Tuesday, August 19 at 7pm.; Borders Columbus Circle in the Time Warner Center; 212.823.9775.

That sexy tennis photobook that the ITF published in time for the Beijing Olympics is not for sale. A limited number of books were produced as a media gift and that’s about it.

make your own tennis ball chair

August 12, 2008

Tennis Ball Chair

(instructables via Make)

have you bought a lottery ticket this week?

August 12, 2008

Leave the suit at home: Our favorite tennis commentator, Mary Carillo, gets glammed up during her time in front of the camera at the Beijing Olympics. She, along with a other analysts covering the for the U.S. market (including Melissa Stark, Alex Flanagan, and Lindsay Czarniak), got outfits especially designed by label Ports 1961.

I think she looks pretty good. What do you think? Tell us!

“When I was first approached to create a capsule collection for the NBC Olympic commentators, I was honored,” said Ports 1961 creative director Tia Cibani. Cibani honed her design aesthetic in China during the nineties (while working under then-design heads Dean and Dan Caten).

This collaboration was announced last month along with the release of these sketches above.

Know your Ports: See Ports 1961’s Fall 2008 and Resort 2009 collections. (via NY)

(screengrab source: TF)

eric wilson on the opening ceremonies

August 12, 2008

Opening Ceremony Fashions
August 8, 2008
voiceover by Eric Wilson, produced by Simone S. Bridges and Amy O’Leary

(screengrab from

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