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Posts Tagged ‘ Description ’

The Japanese Shell Villa.


Shell House Villa is located in the Karuizawa region of Kitasaku, Nagano, Japan. Designed by architecture firm ARTechnic, the concrete villa with a large oval shell shaped structure is built in the middle of the forest.  The structure appears to float above the ground like a spacecraft, with trees growing around it, harmonizing the villa into the landscape.

This 329 square meter (3,541 sq. ft.) house has a central control system that enables all mechanical and electrical equipments to be managed by three buttons. A custom made floor-heating system minimizes the use of heat energy.  Check out the blueprints up top, and more photos of this fantastical villa down below.

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Bald Is Beautiful, A Look At Stefania Ferrario.


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When it comes to Italian/Australian tri-lingual, bi-sexual models, who go out of their way to stand for something positive, Stefania Ferrario is on the top of my list.  The stunningly beautiful model caught our attention during her #DropThePlus campaign, which she used make people more aware of the fact that the modeling term “Plus Sized” can be extremely damaging to minds of young girls.  Stefania also shaved her head in 2012 to prove that bald is beautiful and to raise funds and awareness for cancer, alopecia and trichitillomania (an OCD disorder that leads to suffers pulling out their own lashes, eyebrows and head hair).  She feels as though in society today there is far too much emphasis placed on hair, and that girls should not feel any less feminine or attractive for being bald or having extremely short hair for it can be just as sexy. And when you want hair you can easily have fun playing with wigs?  Be it short hair, or long, we appreciate both Stefania’s work, and the positivity her work stands for.  Check her out.

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Samuel L. Jackson Caught Me Up On GoT!


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Amongst my very close friends, it’s a running joke that I lie about watching the HBO hit series ‘Game Of Thrones’. If the world MUST know, I intend of waiting for the series to end, so I don’t have to wait between seasons, and I can binge watch them all when I travel.  But whenever people ask me if I watch, I just say yes, and I have knowledge of some memorable events enough to make it appear as if I’m up to speed.  A good recap of the entire show would work wonders for me, but I could never find a good one… until this morning.  My second favorite Samuel, (the L. Jackson one) did the greatest recap of the show GoT that will ever be created.  If you’re new to GoT, this is the one for you, if you’re fluent in the show, you can just enjoy the way he describes critical events in the show.  But there is nothing better this year than hearing Sam L. Jackson wrap up seasons 1 through 6 of one of televisions best shows.  Check the method.

Robotic Blood Printer Draws


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‘Drawing blood’ takes on a different description for brooklyn-based artist Ted Lawson‘s ‘ghost in the machine’: A life-sized, nude self-portrait rendered from his own bodily fluid. Fed intravenously to a CNC machine, lawson’s blood traverses through the mechanical parts, while a robotic arm attached to the device — programmed to trace the designated illustration — carefully maps out the human form.

 

‘I have always used many different technologies to create my work and the goal is usually to find a way to turn those towards something organic and human.‘ Lawson tells us ‘I’m generally not into doing selfies, particularly nude ones, but when I came up with the idea to connect my blood directly to the robot CNC machine, it just made too much sense to not try one as a full nude self-portrait.’

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The Lamborghini Veneno


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The Lamborghini Veneno features a twelve-cylinder power unit with a displacement of 6.5 liters, an extremely fast-shifting 7-speed ISR transmission with 5 driving modes and permanent all-wheel drive, as well as a racing chassis with pushrod suspension and horizontal spring/damper units. Above all, however, the Veneno benefits from the very special expertise that Automobili Lamborghini possesses in the development and execution of carbon-fiber materials – the complete chassis is produced as a CFRP monocoque, as is the outer skin of this extreme sports car. The inside, too, features innovative, Lamborghini-patented materials such as Forged Composite and CarbonSkin.

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2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster.


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The 2014 Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is one of the most exclusive cars in the world, with a production run of just nine units and a price tag of $4.5 million.  Lamborghini says the Veneno Roadster has no roof — not even a fabric top.  “There is no roof, just a strong rollover bar for optimum safety,” said Lamborghini in a statement. “The design is focused on optimum aerodynamics and stability through fast corners — with handling akin to that of a racing prototype.”  It is “fully road legal,” said the Italian automaker.  The Lamborghini Veneno Roadster is based on the Lamborghini Aventador Roadster, but it’s about ten times more expensive. The 2013 Lamborghini Aventador LP700 Roadster starts at $444,595, including a $2,995 destination charge.  The Lamborghini Veneno debuted at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show in celebration of the brand’s 50th anniversary.

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MPC Minute With araabMUZIK.


Akai’s MPC Renaissance, their new hardware/software digital audio workstation promises the classic MPC feel with increased processing power.  Producer AraabMuzik provides a brief demonstration of what it looks and sounds like being banged on.

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