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 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, 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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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Saturday, November 3, 2007

The Image Conscious Phone

Welcome to the world of the Samsung G600 slim slider - the image conscious phone :)

What makes it more "image conscious" than other phones (besides its being black, slim and beautiful)? It has no less than a 5 megapixel camera with autofocus and image stabilizer, which is quite a feat for a cellphone. The camera also has white balance, panorama capabilities and 4x digital zoom. After taking your pictures you can edit them using the phone's image editor and them print them directly either via Bluetooth or using Pictbridge. In case you're also into listening to music Samsung G600 also boasts a Video Player with MPEG4, MP3 Player and a music library.

Given that the slogan of the campaign around G600 is "Image conscious design for image conscious people", there is also a competition on the phone's website where people can vote for the most image conscious Queue Jumper (out of the 300 pictures in the gallery, pictures taken with the G600 in various clubs across the UK). There is also a Queue Jumper application poll on Facebook that you can fill in, giving yourself the chance of winning one of these image conscious mobiles.

The site also boasts with a "Top thirty guide to the most uber stylish clubs in the UK", which is a must for any self respecting club-goer :)

However even if you do not live in the UK and cannot enlist in the competition, you might still want to visit the site, at least to find out what the hype is about (especially as the site is rather image conscious too). :)

This is a sponsored post.

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Body Art

Click here for a lot more pics of painted bodies (be warned though, the vast majority of them are NSFW).

Monday, October 29, 2007

The Next-Gen Credit Card?

Just imagine, your next credit card could actually look like this:

Click here to find out more.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Buy Furniture Online

Is your daily life rhythm so alert that you never find the time to replace that old shabby furniture? You think you need new shelves but have no idea where to find some free delivery ones?

Well then, meet FurnitureFromHome :)

FurnitureFromHome is, as the title says, a site where you can choose and buy furniture online, from the comfort of your home, whenever you've got a bit of time to spare. There are many ways to browse the site: you can check out the new items category, the furniture on sale category, you can search by the room where you want to put the new furniture (bedroom, dining room, etc), by the category (sleigh beds, curio cabinets) or, my favorite, you can also search by color!

You can pay for your furniture via check or Paypal. Oh, and have I mentioned the shipping is totally free in all US? Assembling and clearing of debris is also included.

The site is very easy to use with warm shades of brown that make you think of (what else?) furniture and coziness. I have to say I have seen some interesting items there (check out the king beds section for example). The lifestyle suggestions and the furniture tips are also a nice touch.

Interested? Click here to visit the site (and check out the queen beds :) )

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Beautiful Slow Shutter Speed Pics

See all the pics by clicking here.
Some of them make me want to go buy a tripod :)

Monday, October 15, 2007

London Accommodation

London. Such a beautiful city, where the old mixes with the new. One of my favorite dream-about destinations. Just look at some pics:

Doesn't it look lovely?

If, like me, you're interested in visiting London then you'll probably need some London Accommodation suggestions too. Here is an interesting site:

What do they have so special you may ask? First of all they guarantee the lowest prices around. They also have a very broad range of offers, from 1 star hotels to 5 star ones. I very much like the fact that they have a picture of each hotel so that people may get an idea what to expect (as you'll notice the vast majority of London hotels are impressively good-looking too :) ). Another advantage of this site is the fact that a lot of the hotels presented here also offer last minute options (in case you suddenly decide you want to spend a romantic weekend in London). If I'll also add that there are some discounts for groups of 11+ people and that the site also offers the possibility of renting a car through them you'll just have to agree it's a very useful site for people planning to travel. And did I mention there is also a newsletter you can subscribe to? It will keep you in touch with the newest hotel-related deals, possibly helping you save quite a few bucks in the future.

Only fault I can find this site is that the prices are only presented in pounds not also in US dollars and/or Euros (or is it that I didn't find that option?), however it's not such big a deal given that London is in England so you'll need some pounds to visit there anyway. :)

Have I raised your interest? Then what are you waiting for? Click to explore the site and make a reservation :)

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Xpango - win free gadgets!!

Are you good at getting referrals? Are you interested in subscribing to the latest offers? Do you dream about the latest gadgets? Well then, this site's for you!

Xpango uses a unique Credit system to reward our customers with Free Mobile Phones, Gaming Consoles & MP3 Players!

Each Gadget is received for Free in exchange for Credits which can be received from Xpango.
Credits can easily be gained by either (or a combination of) participating in Xpango Offers, Referring Friends, or by purchasing a Mobile Accessory / Clix Package.

What attracted me to this site in the first page is that the items cost incredibly few credits, I was expecting for a phone for example to cost at least a thousand credits. Instead you can get an iPhone 8 Gb with no more than 27 credits!! I find this amazing given that by signing up to their offers you can get as many as four credits at once. I have no idea as of yet how many credits they pay per referral however if you're talented at getting referrals it definitely cannot hurt :)

Click to get started.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

Coral and Seashell Ornamented Temple

Click for a few more pics.

Amazing Brasilian Street Art

I'm very impressed at the abundance of ideas of this artist :)
Click here for a lot more works.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Do You Know The Names...?

Do you know the name of this?
Or this?

If you don't there's nothing to worry about as a lot of people tend to forget the names of some minor details. You just have to check out the following article though, both to refresh your memory and find out some new terms :)


Check Out the Nissan Pivo 2 Concept Car

Called the Pivo 2, the vehicle is an updated take on the same idea. The original concept was unabashedly designed for female drivers with a rotating cockpit to make reversing and parking easier, pedals with "plus" (throttle) and "minus" (brake) symbols on them so they could not be confused and transparent A- and C-pillars for better visibility. While perhaps thinking a bit too little of female driving ability, you had to hand it to Nissan for being innovative.

I remember reading about the Pivo 1 and being quite happy about the idea of the rotating cockpit that makes parking easier :) I like Pivo 2's design even more, it's so...round :P

Click here for more.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Wonderful Gisele Bundchen Ads

I must say I know nothing at all about these ads but aren't they great? Click on them to enlarge.

Geeky Jewelery

The first one is my absolute favorite because it's actually useful (and wearing your USB stick around your neck is SO cliche). I like many of them though and some I would even wear (being the geek that I am LOL).

For a lot more pics and ideas click here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Losing Weight with

This is a sponsored review.

How do you feel about diets? Do you afford do absolutely ignore them by having good genes or are they "the necessary evil" in your life? Well, if your answer is the former what can I say but that I envy you. If you're (like me) part of the latter crowd, read on.

You probably know by now how simple losing weight is in theory. The amount of calories you add to your system has to be less than the amount of calories spent. Here is where the food diaries (diaries where you carefully jot down your intake of calories) and the exercise come in. The diaries help you control your "calories in" while the exercise helps you burn more calories in order to maximize your "calories out" amount.

Here is where enters the stage. It is just the place for helping you lose weight in a healthy way. How does it do that? Well, for starters it offers you a free goals evaluation, where you enter the amount of weight you want to lose and other data and you get a list of "your fitness goals", the most important of these being how many calories should you add to your system daily and how many workouts you need per week in order to attain your goal. Very useful information. However it doesn't stop here. The site also offers you a calorie counter in order for you to know and keep an eye on your intake (remember the food diaries I was telling you about). The site also has an exercise log for you to monitor your calories lost and, not in the least, a forum where you can make friends and get some much needed support from people trying to lose weight just like you. You can also look at the reports to track your progress and thus get more motivated.

Just think about it. In this "Internet age", what better way to track your calorie intake than an online calorie counter? :)

Click here to see for yourself :)

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

A Search Engine That Pays You To Search

Yes there actually is such a thing (there may actually be more than this one now that I think about but I haven't heard about any of them - anyway, according to them, this is the very first one). How does it work? Very simple. You just create an account, log in, and then use it to search on the net whenever you need it. Be aware though that you don't get a set amount for every search or click but for your overall activity in a given month (btw that is the reason why your money only appear into your account once a month). You also get your money once a month, with no minimum limit needed. Here's what they have to say about it:

Payments, disbursed monthly through PayPal, are calculated based upon personal usage. In addition, by referring their friends, Zotspot users can add greatly to their pocketbooks or increase their donation to charities. Creating an account is quick and easy. All personal information is secure, and the data collected by Zotspot will never be sold or shared.

What are you waiting for? Click here to get an account :)

Monday, September 17, 2007

Friday, September 7, 2007

Computer Parts Art

Click here for an impressive gallery of art objects made out of old computer parts (and try to guess what each part is :) )

Friday, August 31, 2007

Crocheted Fruit Jackets

So you'll never eat a bruised fruit again :)
Everything is hand-knit in a smoke free home. You can visit the etsy shop of the one who came up with this great idea by clicking here :)

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