Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Kung Fu Baby



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Monday, October 30, 2006

Nike Haute Shoe Print Club Bag


This Nike Haute Shoe Print Club Bag is now available at NikeStore.com! Its the perfect bag for traveling and going to the gym, its so durable and roomy! via freshnessmag

Mediterranean living




Cyprus... Island of Aphrodite, legend and history. Ancient, Byzantine, contemporary.
Warm sandy beaches, friendly hospitable people, harmonious enjoyable living. These are just a few words that can describe the island of Cyprus.
And it is no wonder that people from all over the world choose this special place for their holiday or permanent home.

Eutopia Properties is a well-organized Property Developer in Limassol, and they are here to help you obtain a quality construction and design home, and therefore a life you have always been dreaming of.

Properties
Make yourself feel at home in this beautiful natural setting at the outskirts of Monagrouli village. Harmony Homes, a project by Eutopia properties consists of 11 traditionally designed bungalows and villas, grouped into three individual blocks. Realizing that everyone wants to enjoy the untouched Cypriot nature, each home has been carefully designed to maximize individual lots and deeded landscape views.
Built to create an exclusive residential development, Harmony Homes incorporate maximum quality specifications, as they are going to be constructed with the well-proven SIP (Structured Insulated Panel) method, giving a ten-year guaranty to the owner.



Monagrouli village is situated just 10 minutes drive from the nearest beach, 15 minutes from Limassol, 25 minutes from Larnaca airport,25 minutes from Nicosia and also 5 minutes drive to a future-plan golf course. Therefore you can get the country tranquility with the city facilities all close to you.
The village habitats are friendly and hospitable, inviting you to take part in many of the traditions, which have been passed down through generations. There are many exciting events held throughout the year, which offer an unforgettable experience and allow you to fully embrace the wonderful way of life in Cyprus.




Email: info@eutopiaproperties.com

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Web Information Services


Maximize the potential of your online experience. Neos Global in Cyprus is a site dedicated to providing you with up to date information regarding aspects of Web Design, Digital Media, Online Tutorials, and more. Knowledge is power. Whether you are interested in achieving personal or professional goals, we can help make the digital realm work for you. Learn more about Web Information Services, Website and Graphics Design, or developing a corporate identity. Let Neos Global lead the way.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Sexy Nature



A great picture we found.

Rocky Balboa


The final round of the Academy Award®-winning Rocky franchise hits theatres Friday, December 22, 2006. Written and directed by SYLVESTER STALLONE.

2007 John Cooper Works MINI





John Cooper Works has unveiled his completely revamped 2007 MINI Cooper. Upgrades include “a new front fascia, black grille, sporty side sills, a new rear fascia with an integrated diffuser, 19 inch wheels, a large rear spoiler, and carbon fiber treatments throughout.” Engine modifications have not yet been announced.via leftlanenews

Thursday, October 26, 2006

ENRON email explorer


In October 2003 the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission placed 200,000 of Enron's internal emails from 1999-2002 into the public domain as part of its ongoing investigations. The archive offers an extraordinary window into the lives and preoccupations of Enron's top executives during a turbulent period. Read more about Enron's demise on Wikipedia.

Trampoline engineers used this data as testbed during development of the company's SONAR technology. The result was so fascinating we decided to open it up and allow anyone to dig in. The Enron Explorer lets you investigate the actions and reactions of Enron's senior management team as the noose began to tighten.

A network visualization of the social networks generated by the Enron employees & based on the more than 200,000 internal Enron emails from 1999-2002. emails can be read & sorted by theme or people, while the network visualizer clarifies the connections between people. Enron trampoline explorer

Wednesday, October 25, 2006

LVHRD MGZ


The premier issue of the LVHRD MGZN is finished and hot off the proverbial e-presses. After months of work and involvement from a talented editorial and art staff of LVHRD members, we’re excited to launch this inaugural quarterly issue.

LVHRD MGZN 01 takes a closer look at some of LVHRD’s most active members over the club’s two years in New York. Through candid conversations and exposé pieces, we provide an unobstructed view of the ballerinas, architects, editors, musicians and competitive eaters that have made a mark on the organization’s history.

Exercising the flexibility available in a digital publication, the MGZN is designed to provide three distinct reader experiences. Though optimized for an active internet connection, the MGZN provides a different experience when read offline or in print. It’s an exploratory piece, and much like a LVHRD event, it takes participation to make it work. Download a copy, sit back in your chair, and enjoy the MGZ. LVHRD download the MGZ

LVHRD is an organization that seeks to unite creative individuals that have a passion for change, a willingness to succeed and the determination to overcome conventions.

DuoMo Hotel



The DuoMo Hotel in Rimini, Italy, is breaking new ground in terms of design aesthetics in hotels. With many new hotels pushing unique design to the limits, the challenge of presenting something never before seen is becoming increasingly difficult. Internationally renown architect and designer, Ron Arad, has launched the DuoMo hotel by using vivid colors, alternative materials and unconventional shapes to create a very rare aesthetic for the market.

The entrance to the hotel is adorned by two giant size pinball flippers, which lead guests directly to the giant stainless steel front desk. The sheer size and seamless beauty of the desk itself is most impressive. When it comes to the guest rooms, no expense has been spared.
With all rooms featuring the latest in technology and design, including LCD screens in the bathroom, surrounded by Alessi lavatories and showers, your stay is guaranteed to be a lavish experience.

Perhaps one of the more outstanding features of the DuoMo is the noMi bar and club. Showcasing live D.J's from Miami, Ibiza and NYC, noMi is tipped to become the hottest night spot in Rimini. With one of its main feature walls made of retractable glass, guests are able to flow out into the streets and bring the outside in, on warm nights. The majority of the club is draped in bronze and polished steel, creating a slick, modern setting for the cities trend setting crowd.

Rimini has always been famous for being the birthplace of the heralded Italian film director, Fellini, now it has a second claim to fame; The DuoMo Hotel. by Billy T via thecoolhunter

Friday, October 20, 2006

How to improve your memory

Wouldn’t it be nice to just look at a page and never forget what was on there? What if you could never again forget a friend’s birthday? The bad news is, almost all scientific experts agree that photographic memory—the ability to recall facts, images, and events perfectly—simply doesn’t exist. The good news, however, is that everyone can take steps to improve their memory, and with time and practice most people can gain the ability to memorize seemingly impossible amounts of information. Whether you want to win the World Memory Championships, ace your history test, or simply remember where you put your keys, this article can get you started.

Steps
1.Keep your brain active. The brain is not a muscle, but regularly “exercising" the brain actually does keep it growing and spurs the development of new nerve connections that can help improve memory. By developing new mental skills—especially complex ones such as learning a new language or learning to play a new musical instrument—and challenging your brain with puzzles and games you can keep your brain active and improve its physiological functioning.
2.Exercise daily. Regular aerobic exercise improves circulation and efficiency throughout the body, including in the brain, and can help ward off the memory loss that comes with aging. Exercise also makes you more alert and relaxed, and can thereby improve your memory uptake, allowing you to take better mental “pictures."
3.Reduce stress. Chronic stress, although it does not physically damage the brain, can make remembering much more difficult. Even temporary stresses can make it more difficult to effectively focus on concepts and observe things. Try to relax, regularly practice yoga or other stretching exercises, and see a doctor if you have severe chronic stress.
4.Eat well and eat right. There are a lot of herbal supplements on the market that claim to improve memory, but none have yet been shown to be effective in clinical tests (although small studies have shown some promising results for ginkgo biloba and phosphatidylserine). A healthy diet, however, contributes to a healthy brain, and foods containing antioxidants—broccoli, spinach, and berries, for example—and Omega-3 fatty acids appear to promote healthy brain functioning. Feed your brain with such supplements as Thiamine, Vitamin E, Niacin and Vitamin B-6. Grazing, eating 5 or 6 small meals throughout the day instead of 3 large meals, also seems to improve mental functioning (including memory) by limiting dips in blood sugar, which may negatively affect the brain.
5.Take better pictures. Often we forget things not because our memory is bad, but rather because our observational skills need work. One common situation where this occurs (and which almost everyone can relate to) is meeting new people. Often we don’t really learn people’s names at first because we aren’t really concentrating on remembering them. You’ll find that if you make a conscious effort to remember such things, you’ll do much better. One way to train yourself to be more observant is to look at an unfamiliar photograph for a few seconds and then turn the photograph over and describe or write down as many details as you can about the photograph. Try closing your eyes and picturing the photo in your mind. Use a new photograph each time you try this exercise, and with regular practice you will find you’re able to remember more details with even shorter glimpses of the photos.
6.Give yourself time to form a memory. Memories are very fragile in the short-term, and distractions can make you quickly forget something as simple as a phone number. The key to avoid losing memories before you can even form them is to be able to focus on the thing to be remembered for a while without thinking about other things, so when you’re trying to remember something, avoid distractions and complicated tasks for a few minutes.
7.Repeat things you need to learn. The more times you hear, see, or think about something, the more surely you’ll remember it, right? It’s a no-brainer. When you want to remember something, be it your new coworker’s name or the date of the Battle of Hastings, repeat it, either out loud or silently. Try writing it down; think about it.
8.Group things you need to remember. Random lists of things (a shopping list, for example) can be especially difficult to remember. To make it easier, try categorizing the individual things from the list. If you can remember that, among other things, you wanted to buy four different kinds of vegetables, you’ll find it easier to remember all four.
9.Use mnemonics. Mnemonics, also called “mnemonic devices" are memory aids. There are a wide variety of mnemonics suitable for different tasks. Some are very simple, such as “first-letter" mnemonics: the nonsense name Roy G. Biv, for example, uses the first letters of each of the colors of the spectrum in order. Mnemonics of increasing complexity, such as creating a story which includes things you need to remember, or creating a sentence the words of which correspond to a series of digits (the number of letters in each word is the next number in the series) can be used to remember longer or more complex ideas. One of the most powerful mnemonics is the “memory palace," a mental journey that can be used to remember almost anything.
10.Organize your life. Keep items that you frequently need, such as keys and eyeglasses, in the same place every time. Use an electronic organizer or daily planner to keep track of appointments, due dates for bills, and other tasks. Keep phone numbers and addresses in an address book or enter them into your computer or cell phone. Improved organization can help free up your powers of concentration so that you can remember less routine things. Even if being organized doesn’t improve your memory, you’ll receive a lot of the same benefits (i.e. you won’t have to search for your keys anymore).

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Human Search Engine


We received a tip about Ms Dewey, a woman search engine who helps you navigate the web. She’s animated to entertain you, making her the best looking, most entertaining, and (difficult to work with) search engine on the net. You will love this!! via trendhunter.com

Fashion installation for Louis Vuitton




Hot on the heels of Paris Fashion Week, comes a sexy installation by Italian artist, Vanessa Beecroft, for the world leader in luxury, Louis Vuitton's new Paris store. Designed by architects Eric Carlson and Peter Marino, the glitzy new house represents a groundbreaking architectural achievement, conceived as a promenade of terraces in homage to the historical and cultural importance of the Champs-Elysees as the world's most stylish promenade.

Equally unprecedented is the integration of art and architecture, with works by three leading contemporary artists displayed as landmarks of the house promenade. Exclusively for the Champs-Elysees, the American artist James Turrell created an impressive "Wide Glass" modular light sculpture, while fellow American Tim White-Sobieski contributed a cutting-edge video installation alongside the house's spectacular 20-meter long "traveling staircase." Meanwhile, the Danish conceptual artist Olafur Eliasson transformed an elevator linking up directly with the top floor of the Champs-Elysees building, which will open in January 2006 as a permanent space of artistic and cultural expression, into a "chamber of sensual entropy" isolated from its surroundings. via New York Times

Colored Spaces


Mono chromed theme spaces are becoming increasingly popular amongst some of the best interior spaces around the world. By creating rooms which work in various shades of the one color, a theme and ambience is born which defines the signature of the space.
via thecoolhunter.net

The Five Hotel


How about discovering your hotel room with its own personally scented signature? The newly opened Parisian hotel, The Five Hotel, offers 5 aromatized signatures: gourmand, tonic, relaxed, natural and sensual…. You may select the fragrance that most appeals to your mood of the day that will be softly diffused in you room combined with your own chosen associated optic fiber color environment.

The Five Hotel has smoothly integrated optical fiber lighting, adding a touch of lucidity and decor: incorporated into the bathroom tiling and bedroom ceilings, a dream innovation, scintillating the magical and romantic atmosphere.… Here you sleep under the star lit sky!

A hotel only steps away from Saint-Germain-des-Prés with a total of nine "deco" environments, punctuated by the works of Isabelle Emmerique, each derived from a chosen base color: White, black, turquoise, aniseed, violet, red, gold, orange, taupe; carefully imagined and coordinated by applying a blend of fine materials. Each setting presents a very personalized touch, the choice of exclusive fabrics are graphically appealing by the use of colorful printed symmetries. One can discover with pleasure the discreet integration of materials dominated by the overlap of colors used for the room.

Regular asymmetrical stripes, printed flowered wall paper, patterned carpets, printed leather and motifs of waves and spots…, the hotel has dared to enter into a natural cosmetic and unimagined sphere. From the Welcome Hall, or the corridors and rooms, surprises can be found in all the contrasting features.

The Five Hotel is certainly in a league of its own in terms of cool aesthetics. The fact that it is accessible to all, allows it to be enjoyed by a great cross section of visitors and guests. by Yvan Rodic, via thecoolhunter.net

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Madonna-Jump



Madonna always the best....

Monday, October 16, 2006

Fake beauty, video about transhuman tricks used on models

The Dove Campaign for Real Beauty (bus-ads with pictures of beautiful, but heavy, or old, or off-average models) has posted a video called Evolution. It depicts an attractive -- but blemished and drab -- model being prepped for a bill-board, from the makeup to the photoshop.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Global rich list


A simple online infographic diagram showing how rich you are relative to the global earth population, as estimated by your annual income. via globalrichlist.com

I'm the 107,565 richest person on earth!


Discover how rich you are! >>

Car Wars in Advertising










Pictures may tell a thousand words but a simple finger tells just one!

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

SearchMash: Google's other search site


Google is operating a separate search site: SearchMash. It was unveiled a few days ago, has a very simple homepage (no ads) and produces roughly the same results as the main Google search. But it also displays the top three relevant images, and has a few Ajax features that let you for example click the URL of a search result to get a menu of options, drag the results to re-order them (paving the way to a possible collective refinement of the search), or view more results without having to move to another page. SearchMash has attracted both criticism and praise, but it's clearly mostly a playground for developers to test new ideas using Google tools and technologies in different ways. The creation of this new, separate, un-branded sandbox reveals - despite the "chaos by design" recently eulogized by Fortune - that Google's main page has become a very delicate object, which doesn't allow for experimentation anymore.

The Inner life of the Cell

Harvard University selected XVIVO, LLC, a Connecticut based scientific animation company, to customize and develop an animation that would propel Harvard's Molecular and Cellular Biology program to the next level of undergraduate education. XVIVO's recently completed animation, titled "The Inner Life of the Cell", has already won awards. The eight minute animation transports Harvard Biology students into a three-dimensional journey through the microscopic world of a cell. via Futurefeeder

The first in a planned series of animations for Harvard University's Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, "The Inner Life of the Cell" takes undergrads beyond textbooks and vividly illustrates the mechanisms that allow a white blood cell to sense its surroundings and respond to an external stimulus.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Face Hunter






The idea: a man out and about in Paris and beyond: eye candy for the style hungry.
Another great blog for street fashion. Trend hunters get ready..via FaceHunter

Nicole Grows Hair, Shrinks Body



I know hair extensions are all the rage since Paris and Jessica popularized them a few years back, but enough already! What ever happened to a natural girl? We finally got past fake boobs (some of us did, anyway) and now we're gluing and weaving other people's hair onto our heads?
I think Nicole is cute as all get out, but the girl needs to get with reality and put on a few pounds and leave her hair alone, in my opinion.
via x17online

TEDTalks - Jeff Han



Jeff Han is a research scientist for NYU's Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and the inventor of an "interface-free" touch-driven computer screen. (Recorded February 2006 in Monterey, CA. Duration: 09:32)

Each year, TED hosts some of the world's most fascinating people: Trusted voices and convention-breaking mavericks, icons and geniuses. The talks they deliver have had had such a great impact, we thought they deserved a wider audience.

My Heritage Face Recognition

MyHeritage.com is one of the world's first services to apply advanced
face recognition technology to personal photos and family history;
and it's free!

Solio - Portable Hybrid Solar Power Charger

Solio™, the Universal "Hybrid" Charger is powerful enough to charge all of your handheld electronic products at home or on the move, anywhere under the sun.

It works by absorbing power from either the wall socket or our very own Sun storing this energy within the Solio’s own internal battery.

Solio is the universal charger of the future because it can use free energy from the sun which is good for the environment while saving you money on electricity costs.

In addition to this, Solio limits your need to purchase and carry around multiple chargers for all of your gadgets; Solio is your one stop charging solution for all of your products from cell phones and iPods, to digital cameras, game players, GPS and even Fish finders!

One hour of sun will give you enough juice to play your iPod™ for about an hour.

When fully charged your Solio can store enough power to charge a typical cell phone or an iPod Nano at least two times. Have you plugged into the Sun lately?

Saturday, October 07, 2006

AIRBUS A380



Step inside the new Airbus A380 and immediately you will notice the stunning interior design that will catapult the A380 into a league of it's own. With generous interior space, surrounded by beautifully designed features, as well as a state of the art entertainmnet and business facilities, the A380 looks more like a hotel bar and recreation area, than the inside of an aircraft. The A380, is the world's largest passenger aircraft and features 50 per cent more floor space than its nearest competitor.

The unique double deck arrangement provides extra capacity at the same time as improving the passenger experience. Each twin-aisle cabin allows wider seats but with fewer rows than on other large aircraft. Easing the stress of long-haul travel, the A380 cabins feature mood lighting thanks to light emitting diodes (LED) capable of simulating day or night. Mood lighting eases the stress of jet lag for long-haul passengers and also helps provide a relaxing ambience. Windows are also bigger, providing more natural light and a better view outside the aircraft.

Traveling with new levels of comfort is something passengers are beginning to demand for their travel dollars,
and ti seems that the Airbus A380 is listening to its customers.
via thecoolhunter.net

Balenciaga 2007


Paris fashion week 2007 Balenciaga

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Maps of War

Who has controlled the Middle East over the course of history? Pretty much everyone. Egyptians, Turks, Jews, Romans, Arabs, Greeks, Persians, Europeans...the list goes on. Who will control the Middle East today? That is a much bigger question.


 
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