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Posts Tagged ‘ Original ’

Sweden’s Famous Ice Hotel


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Sweden’s famous Ice Hotel, known for its individually designed suites carved out of ice and snow, is offering guests the chance to design their own bespoke suites for winter 2014. The suites, set to be available starting in December, will be made exclusively to order and guests will be involved in the design process, getting the chance to work closely with the ice and the resort’s ephemeral art. The suites will be made from the exclusive natural ice from the river Torne and feature original handmade art work. Once the client has left, the suites will be left to melt into the river with the spring. Guests will be given a bottle containing some of the melted ice, along with the sketches and blueprints for the design, and photographs of the suite. Located 200 km north of the Arctic Circle, the Ice Hotel has been a pioneer in ice art since its launch 25 years ago.

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Porsche 911 Targa


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A picture of the Porsche 911 Targa has leaked onto the web, just days ahead of its official reveal at the Detroit Motor Show. A semi-open-top version of the seminal sportscar will be retracting its roof in public for the first time at the North American Auto Show, which starts on January 13.  Although the company isn’t releasing any teaser images, Porsche is promising that the new Targa, the latest edition to the seventh-generation 911 lineup, will be returning to its styling roots. Recent Targas have featured a glass roof panel that retracts into a space between the rear seats and rear windshield for a ‘shielded’ open-top driving experience but the new model will see a return of the original Targa bar and distinctive wraparound rear window that debuted on the original 1965 model.

Bzzz Honey Packaging Design


Take a look at creative packaging design made by Backbone Studio from Armenia. The most tasty honey is in the beehive. But it is impossible to buy it in a market – it was impossible. Designers of Backbone Studio have made it out of wood and hid the can with honey into the improvised beehive. Simple but simultaneously original wooden wrapper is the message to the nature, ecology and pure taste.

The RIN Chair.


The Japanese word RIN means an appearance that is stunning, elegant and courageous. The idea is to create a new type of chair that is in harmony with Japanese and Danish design traditions.  Designed by Hiromichi Konno, if nothing else, this chair has one of the best photographers I’ve ever seen.

Hiromichi Konno says:

“I wanted to make a beautiful chair that can stimulate and awaken emotions in people. It must be able to appeal visually but also make us feel a form of elegance when we sit in it. Therefore, I have established something poetical, simple, strong, relaxed and innovative all at the same time. The goal from the beginning was to create the perfect chair”

 

Custom Power Ranger Hoodies.


This image of awesome Power Rangers hoodies was floating around today, but it isn’t worth a damn unless you can actually get your hands on one. After a little digging I discovered that they probably originated from RangerBoard member Shoebasket who notes that he will take custom orders for $110 $85 a pop.

Day And Night.


A fine art project Stephen Wilkes has produced about New York in the beautiful patches of day and night. “Day to Night embodies a combination of my favorite things to photograph; people on the street melded with epic cityscapes, and the fleeting moments throughout the day and night,” noted the author. Well, we should admit that these exceptionally well done photographs add a surreal dimension to various iconic New York places. To split the landscapes from AM to PM and create such a surrealist effect, Stephen kept his camera at a fixed angle for up to 15 hours, then weaved and blended the shots into one frame. Let’s now contemplate all the bustle of the city within these breathtaking shots. Hope, those of you who have never been to NY will have the time to make it up to see this in person.

The Infinite Shampoo Prank.


Over the years, my friends and I have played intricate pranks on each other, some resulting in a friendly laugh at the end, and others ending in people being put on the U.S. Homeland security ‘No Fly List’. (Sorry Jon.)  But we always aim so above-and-beyond with our pranks that the simple ones elude us.  My homegirl Gia was in town this past week, and somewhere along the line of reminiscing on life in Jersey, a video came up that caught my attention in the funniest way.  A simple prank in the shower that I would never have thought of personally, but is mellifluously genius.  The kid taking the shower isn’t poisoned, or having some horrid chemical dumped on his hair, it IS simply just shampoo getting poured on him, but the length of time it takes him to figure it out is astonishing.  Check the method below.

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