Archive | March, 2009

Ocean Front

31 Mar

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Designer: Grant + Sinclair Architects

Location: Vancouver, CA

Featured on the prestigious Canadian ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN magazine, the ocean front residence steals your heart with a bundle of lovely contradictions. Apart from a fantastic view of the ocean through a retractable door that leads to the exterior pool, the pool itself gives the home a very relaxed and ultra-cool look. Then you step into the sumptuous interiors that exude cozy warmth with the usage of Beechwood floor and ceiling, Pennsylvania bluestone walls and excellent use of glass. Apart from the visual grandeur and the apparent aesthetics, the home also is highly energy efficient with a geothermal system, solar panels for energy, and rainwater harvesting system in place.

Orisue Spring Bagz

31 Mar

i haven’t posted any duffel bagz lately (ironic since i’m hmb) but i’m really excited about the few Orisue spring accessories i’ve seen. the Saber Laptop Bag (above) fits for most 13″ – 15″ laptops as well as accomodating your choice PDAs (iPhone or Blackberry) as well as a built in pocket for an iPod! The Stake (below) is a new interpretation of a wallet that would make the lamest person look cool. Check them out by clicking their respective links.

Hotelicopter: Elevate Your Stay

29 Mar

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Experience the adrenaline rush of taking off and flying high in the largest helicopter ever produced. The Hotelicopter features 18 luxuriously-appointed rooms for adrenaline junkies seeking a truly unique and memorable travel experience.

Each soundproofed room is equipped with a queen-sized bed, fine linens, a mini-bar, coffee machine, wireless internet access, and all the luxurious appointments you’d expect from a flying five star hotel. Room service is available one hour after liftoff and prior to landing.

A few of the amenitites include:

In-cabin technology:

Internet access, cell phone reception, flat screen TVs with extended channel selection (let us know and we’ll pre-arrange parental control), DVD players, and Wii

Room service & dining options:

Complimentary champagne upon arrival, room service offering breakfast, lunch, dinner, and specialty items (including coffee and gelato).

Hotelicopter amenities:

“On-call flight attendants” attend to your every need, business center, concierge, fitness center, whirlpool, sauna, steam room, spa/salon offering massages and tanning, common space area with live music at select destinations, blackjack table, art gallery, wine tasting, yoga studio and hydro-garden, tea garden, Japanese garden with koi pond.

Hotelicopter’s travel schedule
for more information visit Hotelicopter

Paul Robeson: A Renaissance Man

29 Mar

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Paul Robeson was the epitome of the 20th-century Renaissance man. He was an exceptional athlete, actor, singer, cultural scholar, author, and political activist. His talents made him a revered man of his time, yet his radical political beliefs all but erased him from popular history. Today, more than one hundred years after his birth, Robeson is just beginning to receive the credit he is due.

Born in 1898, Paul Robeson grew up in Princeton, New Jersey. His father had escaped slavery and become a Presbyterian minister, while his mother was from a distinguished Philadelphia family. At seventeen, he was given a scholarship to Rutgers University, where he received an unprecedented twelve major letters in four years and was his class valedictorian. After graduating he went on to Columbia University Law School, and, in the early 1920s, took a job with a New York law firm. Racial strife at the firm ended Robeson’s career as a lawyer early, but he was soon to find an appreciative home for his talents.

Check out one of his documentaries here.
Also, look up his 1998 Documentary ‘Speak of me as i am’

Mercedes-Benz F-Cell Roadster

29 Mar

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Stuffed Pork Sandwich

26 Mar

spsThe classic Cuban sandwich inspired this recipe. The original is made with ham, roasted pork, Swiss cheese and pickles pressed and griddled between two pieces of soft white bread. Our version cuts down on the meat and is served on a soft whole-wheat bun. Feel free to press it in a panini maker to make it crispy. Serve with vinegary coleslaw.

Instructions here

Nationalization: A Step Closer

26 Mar

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Finally, after a year of delays, the Treasury secretary and the Fed chairman have agreed about the need for a new insolvency regime for systemically important financial institutions (bank holding companies and non-bank financial institutions). This new insolvency regime will allow government to take over in an orderly way–as opposed to a disorderly Lehman-like bankruptcy–insolvent systemically important financial institutions.

For the entire article click here.