Archive for October, 2015

See The Food At The Worlds Best Restaurant.


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That, in the photo above, is a 100% edible “Green Apple Balloon”, don’t ask me what it’s made of, I’m not chef Grant Achatz.  For the fourth consecutive year, chef Grant Achatz has managed to win over the readers and diners of Elite Traveler magazine, helping the Chicago restaurant take the lead in its top 100 restaurants in the world list.  Regardless of what your palette’s preference is, Achatz’s presentation, plating, and ingredient choices seem to be second to none.

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Could ‘The Martian’ Happen In Real Life?


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With martian movies smashing the box office and NASA’s recent announcement to put permanent residents on Mars the big news, space colonization seems like all the rage right now. Following the trend, Exo Planet is a narrative that tells a story that tells of out-of-this-world concepts ranging from base stations to astronaut suits and even vehicles. Beyond that, Exo Planet goes on to detail a mission for a crew of 8 to execute interplanetary travel, architecture using 3D printing, and systems for renewable energy.

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The Lovely Work Of Ms. Analicia Chavez.


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Happy Back To The Future Day!!


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People have asked what it is about the ‘Back To The Future’ franchise that makes it one of the defining trilogies in pop culture history, and although everyones answer may vary, there’s no doubt that nearly anyone has seen one of the films.  Back To The Future took movie theaters by storm in the 80’s, and continues to fascinate filmgoers of all ages to this day.  The sequel ‘Back To The Future 2’, feature what has become more and more iconic as time has marched on… a trip to the far flung future of… TODAY.

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The future portrayed in BTTF2 was quite spectacular, magical, and spell biding for its time, but how would Marty and the Doc feel if they came to the actual Oct. 21st, 2015?

The Raphael Vicenzi Collage Collection.


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The artist Raphael Vicenzi continues to astonish with his artwork.  This is the 3rd post of purely eye catching art (the other two can be seen here).  His collages capture the image of a beautiful woman, and alters it to emulate different emotions.  Truly amazing.  Check the method below.

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Bomba Estéreo & Will Smith – Fiesta (Official Remix Video).


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Will Smith recently dropped his first verse in a decade on a remix of Bomba Estereo’s “Fiesta,” and now the actor-returned-rapper is ending his similarly lengthy video drought by appearing in the group’s clip. The new “Fiesta” video takes place at the tail end of a neon-coated warehouse party, with the arrival of a cloaked figure – Smith dressed like it’s an I Am Legend sequel – reigniting the festivities.  In a making-of video for the “Fiesta” remix, Smith again breaks down why he decided to end his hip-hop hiatus by jumping on the Bomba Estereo track. “I was in Colombia with Marc Anthony. He was listening to music and I heard the ‘Fuego, fuego’ and I was like, ‘Yo, that joint is crazy,'” Smith said of hearing the Colombian band for the first time. Smith’s manager happened to be friends with people at Bomba Estereo’s record label, who then provided the actor with the “Fiesta” single. “I said, ‘That is crazy, I need to be on that.'”

Word is also that it’s about to be a legit “Fiesta” at this year’s Latin Grammys. People en Español reports that Will Smith will be joining his new Latin BFFs Bomba Estéreo for a performance of their recent collaboration, which can only be described as an epic carnival with a few bilingual, Big Willie-style verses sprinkled on top as confetti.  “It’s truly an honor for me to perform at the Latin Grammys,” Smith told the magazine. “To be surrounded with so many artists who have made such an impact globally is really exciting to me.”

Need A Spiritual Complex? Try The Windhover.


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The Windhover Contemplative Center is a spiritual retreat on the Stanford campus to promote and inspire personal renewal. Using Nathan Oliveira’s meditative Windhover Series as a vehicle, the chapel-like center provides a refuge from the intensity of daily life and a space for quiet reflection for the Stanford community. The extended progression through a long, private garden to the building’s entry allows visitors to shed the outside world before entering the sanctuary. Within, the space opens fully to the oak glade beyond while louvered skylights wash the 15 to 30 foot long paintings with natural light, unifying art, architecture and landscape. Rammed earth walls, wood surfaces, and water further heighten the visitor’s sensory experience acoustically, tactily, olifactorily, as well as visually.

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