Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Foodscapes :)

Amazing landscapes made out of food by the photographer Carl Warner.
Click here for more.

Thursday, January 3, 2008

Amazing Eggshell Carvings

Click here for a lot more pics :)

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Christmas Wreath Bracelet and Other Lovely Stuff

christmas wreath bracelet

I love bracelets. The colorful the better and if they dangle a bit I like that too. I've been visiting a lot of online shops over time but to be honest so far I found only one that I like almost in its entirety.

Let me present you justCharming's shop. Filled with all sorts of bracelets in all sorts of colors. The shipping is free and if you want earrings to match the same owner also has an earring shop. Speaking of the owner, her name is Lisa and she's very friendly, which makes buying from her a true pleasure.

So, if you have reached the Christmas shopping stage or you are only thinking about it, and if you know someone who'd enjoy a nice bracelet, click here. Did I mention the free shipping?

Note: I was not paid nor compensated in any way for writing this article. I have only bought from this shop more than once and liked it so much I thought I would share it with the others.

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Want ringtones?

You probably know the value of a good ringtone by now: it both impresses people and makes your cell stand out in a crowd. All very well but where do I go to get ringtones, you may ask? Look no further. Check out Thumbplay :)


It's a site where... but I'd better let them explain what it's all about:

Personalize your phone with chart topping ringtones, hot pics, hilarious animations, and the latest games. It's fun and easy and you'll be the envy of all your friends!
Each month you'll get a refill of credits you can use to download cool stuff for your phone from thumbplay.com. Each credit is worth about $1.00, and you can use your credits to download any ringtone, game or wallpaper on our site! Unused credits at the end of the month can't be carried over to the next month so be sure and use all your credits. At the end of each month your subscription will automatically renew and your credits will be refilled. You can cancel anytime by sending a text message with the word "STOP" (without the quotation marks) to 48000.

Isn't this cool? They have a very up to date ringtone collection (videos, wallpapers and games too) where you can get almost any hit of the moment you might want. The formats available are poly and real and you can listen to a preview before downloading in order to make sure that's exactly what you want. Ringtones you choose are being sent to your phone via premium SMS messages or WAP Push. Once you downloaded a ringtone it will be added to your "locker", a place where you can re-download it anytime you want (in case you change your phone or accidentally delete the ringtone).

There is also a Thumbplay Community to be part of if you're into communities. You can create a profile, add friends, leave them comments and send them the photos you uploaded.

So, do you want ringtones? Do you also want videos, wallpapers, games for your cell and new friends on the side? All these are just a click away. :)

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Karl Bang's Illustrations

Click here to see more.

Weird Cofee Table

I cannot decide between considering it ugly or... quite ugly. Decadent too in a way :)
From here.

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Dog Purses

For any self respecting dog person :P
Click here to see more :) (and make sure you visit the hats as well :) )

Friday, November 23, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

SegPlayPC - Paint by Numbers for the Digital Age

I am one of the people who enjoy activities where they can see how things gradually take shape out of nothing. Even my profession is related to that :) I also enjoy jigsaw puzzles a lot and I've always been intrigued by paint-by-numbers games. I even tried to take on cross-stitching for a while but I wasn't very good at it (which doesn't stop me from trying my hand at it every few years). All this being said you can probably imagine how happy I was on discovering a "Paint by Numbers for the Digital Age" game called SegPlayPC. It's a paint by numbers computer game!

I cannot tell you how thrilled I am about this game, I've been playing it for a few days now and cannot seem to get enough: each time I finish a pattern I keep wondering how would this or that look like and start working on a new one :) I really enjoy using this game for its relaxing qualities. It lets your mind wander and before you know it you find yourself the next Leonardo with your own Mona Lisa (see mine below).

The game has three levels of difficulty: easy (all numbers where they should be), hint (only selected number is shown) and difficult (no numbers, you can be as creative as you like :) ). Also, you can always print your patterns and unleash your inner painter (however it is a lot easier on the computer as the colors are always the right ones - not an easy feat in real life :) ).

There are a lot of Pattern Sets for SegPlayPC that you can try your hand on, some of them being paintings of great masters and some of them simply beautiful pictures (if you are a dog person you just have to check out the dog set, it's lovely).

Speaking of patterns, if you visit the site of the company behind SegPlayPC (Segmation - The Art of Pieceful Imaging) you can also find the Segmation™ plug-in for Adobe Photoshop™ - a plugin for Photoshop enabling you to create such patterns from your own pictures.

The thing I liked most in this game: the fact that their patterns were a very good imitation of the originals, the characters managing to keep their full expressiveness of features (I couldn't believe how well Mona Lisa's smile has turned out :) ).

The thing I liked least: there is no save button to allow you to save your work in progress! I looked at the help file thinking I must have missed it and they said that your work is automatically saved when you close the program. Which it is. However I had the misfortune of my computer crashing when I was almost done with the Mona Lisa and I lost almost two thirds of it :( (and we're talking about a 63 colors pattern)

Feature I'd like implemented most (besides the save button that is): I would totally love to have a sort of gallery with the artworks completed over time. As it is I keep screenshots of them as they are too beautiful to let go but an in-game album to brag about would be awesome :)

As a bonus here are my favorite patterns I completed:

Wanna try yourself? Click here to visit the SegPlayPC site.

Saturday, November 17, 2007

2008 LOLCalendar

This has gotta be the most interesting thing I have discovered today on the Internet (possibly this whole week). For a lolcat fan like I am this is the single most desirable 2008 calendar ever: a lolcat calendar!!!!!

Click here
to download your own copy :)

Records in the Gem World

What do you think this is?


It's a ruby! No ordinary ruby either, but the largest ruby in the world (8.2 pounds - a little hard to wear, don't you think?)

If you want to see other record gems just click here :)

Patrick Blanc's Vertical Gardens

Click here to see Patrick Blanc's full portfolio :)

Monday, November 12, 2007

People Search Engine

Meet Spock.com, a free people search engine. :) How does it work? The short version: like a normal search engine only you search for people :) The long version:

You can search for people by name, e-mail address, tag, location, age, and gender. For example, if you are looking for information on a particular person, you can type in his/her name and/or specify the other search parameters, such as location and gender. Alternatively, you can also type in the search term such as democrat or republican which will then give you the top results on Spock for those tags. Results are ordered by number of votes, source of search results, completeness of search results, and several other factors.

You can search for a specific person, be it a celebrity of one of the people you know, in which case the results will look like this:

(only with a lot more details),
or you can look for certain categories of people (hot babes anyone? :P), and you'll be taken to a list like this:

While this is an useful thing in itself, for example when you want to find more info on a favorite celebrity or to find a group of people with similar interests to your own, this isn't what I found most interesting about Spock.

My favorite feature of the site is the fact that it offers you the possibility to have a word in shaping your brand - the way others see you on the web. By creating an account with them and filling in some details about yourself (whatever you want people to know about you, be it "hot babe" or "brilliant programmer") you'll get an "about me" page that you can show around and promote, and that will also appear in the Google searches of people wanting to know about you. Spock also knows to add on your page the web pages related to you (your Hi5 profile, your MySpace profile, etc.). You can also add stuff to your profile yourself, for example more websites or related news, everything you need to put yourself into a good light.

There are a lot of ways you can put Spock to good use. You can vote on any information you find in your searches, you can add tags, pictures, etc. to the search results, you can keep in touch with your long lost friends by following their profiles and so on. And all this for free!

Click here to visit Spock - start searching or start shaping you online image. :)

Friday, November 9, 2007

Wonderful Bridges Pictures

Some of these pictures are breathtaking.
Click here to see them all.

Mariella Di Gregorio's Colorful Porcelain Jewelry

I SO love her work.
Click here for more.

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