It’s pretty funny and weird at the same time when you put the virtual world into real life context. I mean when would we ever do the things we do online out in the real world? Poking, Farmville, friend requests from people we don’t even want to be friends with, constant mundane status updates… thank god for the “hide” button. This video pretty much sums it up and is funny but also scary when we realize how our socializing behaviour has changed in the last few years.
I wouldn’t call myself a fashionista at all, but I do know what looks good on me and I can determine exactly what is not working with someone’s outfit choice and what could correct it. I’m not particularly trendy but I do take key trends and put my own spin on them. The trick is to not literally follow a trend but to adapt it to your personal style. Here I will show you 5 looks I like and what key elements I would take from them and how I would interpret them to suit my aesthetic. Which one is your favorite look & why?
Look 1: Monochromatic (tone-on-tone)
This look may not be for everyone but what I love with this is the tone on tone theme where the heather jacket matches in colour but contrasts with the 2 different textures. It’s clean, crisp and fresh paired with white hitops. I tend to usually dress monochromatic and in shades of gray, black & white so I will be trying this look for the Summer in lighter shades of gray.
I’ve always wondered why Apply products didn’t support Adobe Flash and here’s Apple’s explanation. I’ve never been a huge fan of Flash to begin with because I believe it’s buggy and it eats up so much memory and bogs down websites too a snail’s pace. But what do you think about Apple’s stance on Flash? It just all seems more about control…
Apple doesn’t want to lose control over its products and seems to be getting a little too greedy nowadays. All that said, looks like Flash is not coming on the new iPhone OS 4.0. Don’t get me wrong… I love my Apple products but sometimes I wonder.
5. Following my obsession with anything wooden, here is a hard drive enclosure by BP Custom Woodworks hand-made in Seattle from 100% reclaimed wood. Fashion & eco-consciousness rolled into one, I’m all for that! $98-$150 at Etsy.com
4. This one is very cool… imagine what this could do to your work dungeon or basement suite! Two 46-inch Panasonic TC-P46G10 plasma screens bring the images to life. They are fed by an Apple Mac Pro workstation in the adjacent room running custom OS X software called Winscape. Using the displays’ physical layout parameters, the Winscape software renders the proper portions of the video to fill the appropriate displays using Quicktime and OpenGL. A Wii remote reports the position of a custom-built IR-emitting necklace in the room via bluetooth. The Winscape software uses this tracker information (when available) to shift the view for the person wearing the IR necklace. Sleep, Wake, and Scene Selection can be controlled by a web page served by the software or by the Winscape Remote iPhone App. $2,500-$3,000 at Winscape.
I stumbled upon Simon Curtis while browsing through ArjanWrites.com and immediately fell in love with both the music and the boy. I’ve been listening to it non-stop for the past week and I must admit, it is pop-genius and almost every song has an addictive and lingering hook. I wouldn’t go too far as comparing him to Lady Gaga but I must admit that just like her songs, each track is written to pop perfection. The hooks, the beats & the lyrics all come together to form a very catchy and fun listening experience. I also love how he’s tied the whole album with these video game music samples and vocal interludes before several tracks called BoyRobot, The Neverending Elevator & Victory. Pop needs to be gimmicky and catchy and I think he’s done the perfect mix to keep his listeners wanting more. I seriously think this guy has a bright future in pop, so watch out world!
Check out more pics, videos & the DOWNLOAD link to his full album (guilt-free download direct from his website) on the next part of the post.
Last month, I did a post on the Top 5 Cool Stuff I found on the net while surfing and one of them was ThinkSound‘s headphones and what attracted me to the product was its wooden housing which not only looked very sleek like the wood floors of my apartment but was also eco-friendly because they use renewable resources for their wood and packaging which is mostly made of recycled paper and very little plastic and even the cables are PVC-free! Also from my understanding, wood has a better acoustic resonance than say, plastic which most headphones are made from. This is the reason why most musical instruments are made from wood because it just sounds better, richer & smoother. What is acoustic resonance?
So ThinkSound saw my blog post and decided to send us a pair to give it a more in-depth review. I’m a big music fan so I do go through several pairs of headphones every year or so and for some reason, only in-ear headphones really fit me. Most of the standard ones, specially the ones that come with the iPods and iPhones just don’t stay in my ear specially when I’m working out or running. So here’s what I think…
I discovered Pascal one day when I was randomly watching videos on YouTube and because I view a lot of fashion related posts, Pascal’s video on the 4-Minute Jeans came up in my “Recommended for you” section on my YouTube account. I love how creative he is with his approach on home furnishings and fashion. In the world of instant gratification, we sometimes forget that we can simply alter things to make them more unique to us.
I love the idea of covering a wall with different types of antique mirrors. Not only do the mirrors provide the illusion of a larger space but it also helps reflect light to instantly brighten any room.
5. iPhone Deskphone Dock by Kee Utility Inc. $???
Even though most of your telecommunication is being done via iPhone, we know that you still have a wired desk phone or IP phone on your desk. Are these traditional devices still essential in this new era of iPhone? Probably yes until the advent of Desk Phone Dock.
With Desk Phone Dock, use your iPhone as your one and only integrated wired desk phone in your office or home environment. You can make and receive calls like you did with a traditional wired phone. You don’t have to look up a phone number in the other devices any more. Your iPhone is always fully charged and ready to go at any time. It is very convenient for your business and personal needs.
Desk Phone Dock has built-in two stereo speakers, microphone, volume control, instant mute and USB & AC power dual sources. With these built-in features and distinctive design, Desk Phone Dock will keep your desk neat.
No more multiple phones, bunch of cables and other accessories on your desk. Use your iPhone smarter with Desk Phone Dock.
This is actually a neat idea! Like most people nowadays, I don’t have a home phone and it’s not really convenient to talk on a mobile phone because the handset itself is usually too small and tends to heat up the longer you talk on it.