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Vey Pink In New York: Palazzo Chupi

http://nymag.com/daily/intel/2008/02/palazzo_chupi_goes_on_the_mark.html

“Today the remaining two units of Julian Schnabel’s pink West Village Palace, having been rejected by Bono, then by Madonna, went on the market. The views (river and harbor, from various terraces), amenities (pool, parking, access to the Schnabe), and schnabulous details (cast-bronze door handles, stone fireplaces, cast-stone railings, beamed ceilings, terra-cotta tile floors) put the price at $27 million (for the duplex) and $32 million (for the triplex)”…. <More>

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Video: 25 OF THE BEST TITLE SEQUENCES

Mark Klaverstijn & Roel Wouters collected 25 titlesequences.
1 Marnie (1964) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock Title Design by: Unknown
2 Grands soirs & petits matins (1978) Directed by William Klein, Title Design by: Unknown
3 The French (1982) Directed by William Klein, Title Design by: Unknown
4 Psycho (1960) Directed by Alfred Hitchcock, Title Design by: Saul Bass 5 Catch Me If You Can (2002) Directed by Steven Spielberg, Title Design by: Florence Deygas
6 99 and 44/100% Dead (1974) Directed by John Frankenheimer, Title Design by: Unknown
7 Dorian Gray (1970) Directed by Massimo Dallamano, Title Design by: Unknown
8 Soylent Green (1973) Directed by Richard Fleischer, Title Design by: Unknown
9 “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” (1969) by Monty Python, Title Design by: Terry Gilliam
10 Death Machines (1976) Directed by Paul Kyriazi, Title Design by: Unknown
11 Altered States (1980) Directed by Ken Russell, Title Design by: Richard Greenberg
12 The Terminator (1984) Directed by James Cameron, Title Design by: Ernest D. Farino

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Global Crafts : Cool Gifts, Global Benefits

Their Mission Statement is a simple one and their prices extremely affordable, I really like Global Crafts

>>> “Our Mission is to offer income-generating opportunities to craftspeople in developing countries by following fair trade practices including paying in advance at least the market price for items, ensuring that craftspeople receive payment, and ensuring that the craftspeople work in fair working conditions. We work directly with artisans, craftspeople, and producer groups to achieve these goals and hopefully help improve the lives of some of the people with whom we share this planet”….. <Global Craft’s Web Site>

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Slideshow: The Kaufmann House

NY Times SLideshow:

“The Kaufmann House, a 1946 glass, steel and stone landmark built on the edge of Palm Springs by the architect Richard Neutra, has twice been at the vanguard of new movements in architecture — helping to shape postwar Modernism and later, as a result of a painstaking restoration in the mid-1990s, spurring a revived interest in mid-20th-century homes”…. Go To SLIDESHOW

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Slideshow: The Stylish Ro0bots Of Robo Garage


Robo Garage, is a Kyoto University venture and its principal designer and creator is “Tomotaka Takahashi, one of the youngest researchers in the field of robotics. Inspired by anime such as Ironman No. 28 and Mighty Atom, Takahashi began building robots. Akahashi is known for his friendly yet sophisticated designs that allow his robots to move and interact more naturally than other obots” <See More resources on Japanese Robotics @ Robotopia Rising>Many of the early robots were originated  by Team Osaka.  see the following ” Team Osaka is a loosely knit consortium of eggheads, researchers and robotics venture outfits, hastily assembled on the occasion of 2004 Japan Open, a regional Robo Cup event. Since the beginning, Team Osaka has had a huge advantage over other Robo Cup participants. Some of its member firms are real robotics pros, while other combatants are mere academics or amateur hobbiests at most” ….. <More>

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Top Ten Anime Themes and Soundtracks of All-Time

“Epic Battles, Giant Robots, Aliens, Samurai, Government Plots, Love Stories, Spaghetti Westerns, Teenage Angst, Espionage, and Bounty Hunters – sounds like anime to me…..

 # 2. AKIRA
“I am Tetsuo . . .” Katsuhiro Otomo’s sci-fi masterpiece took anime to an even larger scale in 1990 when Streamline Pictures brought the big budget film to the States. This changed everything! Not only is the film still one of the most highly regarded anime productions, but the soundtrack is both pulse-poundingly eerie and beautiful. The rhythmic production and percussive instrumentation of the main character’s themes are tense, energetic, and emotionally crippling. Which only leads the audience to relate to and identify with their plight”…. For the Full List Go <Here>.

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Slideshow: Darfur-An African Tragedy

Via The NEw Yorker

” Samantha Power reported on the ethnic cleansing in Sudan. The photographer Bruno Stevens recently returned from Sudan, where he documented the janjaweed” Slideshow 

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