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Fast Company || Sam Adams

28 Jun

In his first year in office, Adams implemented the Climate Action Plan, a roadmap to cutting Carbon emissions 80 percent by 2050; he’s merged the Office of Sustainable Development with the Bureau of Planning to infuse all city plans with sustainability; he’s worked toward allocating $20 million for new “bicycle boulevards“; and he’s started a pilot program for clean energy retrofitting.

Adams has proven that even in slow economic times, he’s still moving Portland forward as a Fast City.

full interview here

Soul Flora | Seoul, S. Korea

18 Jun

The World’s First Floating Island

Soul Flora is an $84 million project funded by the Seoul Metropolitan Government, based on an idea submitted by a Seoul citizen to ‘Oasis’, its online policy suggestion forum. It is one strand of a wider project to regenerate the riverside.

Named ‘Viva’, the first islet will be home to a range of cultural and entertainment activities. The largest of the islets will be ‘Vista’, featuring a large hall for plays, concerts, and festivals. The smallest island will be ‘Terra’, a base for sports and leisure activities, a club house and a dock for boats. Each islet will be anchored to concrete blocks on the bottom of the river and will have a combined area of 9,995 square metres.

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Tiger Woods Dubai

23 Sep

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This picture doesn’t even do this place justice. The project, namely The Tiger Woods Dubai, is an exclusive lifestyle community scheduled for completion by late 2009. The spectacular Al Rawaya Golf Course serves as its focal point.

Spread across an area of 55million square feet, The Tiger Woods Dubai will be an exclusive golf community featuring a professionally-staffed golf academy, a clubhouse spread across 139,000 square feet with premium amenities, a high-end boutique hotel, a premium destination spa, 75 mansions, 22 palaces, and 100 luxury villas.

The Tiger Woods Dubai will soon be one of the most sought-after destinations in the world, and will be a genuine oasis for those lucky enough to live or stay within its spectacular grounds, said Tiger Woods.

Baggage Claims

10 Sep

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The time i spent in Europe (Deutschland) was very influential in my perspective on life. Apart from the bicycle culture they live, the biggest influence was their grocery shopping lifestyle. Because of the small refrigerators you’re inclined to shop frequently ( once a week at least. )  With frequent visits to Edeka, Aldi, or your local neighborhood deli, toting a plastic bag would not only be a hazard to ecosystem but also not very cost efficient (as plastic bags differed in price depending upon the size of the bag.) It took me awhile to get use to planning carrying my reusable tote but you can see the difference in how clean & efficient things were in Deutschland. And now to see America is finally picking up a trend that can actually help our earth, is phenomenal. With my marketing mind and i’m sure the mind of some others, you’ll see a lot more bags dawning advertisements or cool artist collaborations. i say go for it, anyway we can make something positive cool while creating revenue, a PLUS!

check out some grocer chains reusable bag here

Place of Miracles

9 Apr

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Location: Singita, Africa

Known as ‘the Place of Miracles’ i can’t imagine a better escape from the turmultuous times life brings our way. With the absence of concrete, screeching cars, cell phones, tyrant bosses (and anything else that resembles modern civilization)  the Singita, Africa resort is the perfect getaway to regain peace of mind, serenity, and tranquility. i plan to take my mother here very soon. Enjoy!

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

Tata Nano

27 Feb

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the cheapest ($2000) car in the world that no one in America can purchase. Check them out here.