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Fast cars. Really fast cars.

February 28th, 2009 No comments

Do you have a spare 100K+ laying around?  I know, I know, it’s busy keeping your bed soft cause you’ve stuffed all your savings into your mattress.  Personally, I just bundle my wealth into bricks for cooking purposes.  But if you want to do something less frivolous with your conspicuous consumption, then check out these beauties:bentley-cont-supersportperana-z-one

This here is the Bentley Continental Supersport, producing 621hp with a top speed of 204mph.  And it runs on flexfuel, so it’s got green cred.  Of course, this kind of beauty is going to cost you.  Luckily, Bentley hasn’t decided on the price yet, so you can imagine that you can afford it.

Now this beauty is the Perana Z-One, and it does have a price – an uber reasonable $75K (or so).  Pick up one of these and you’ll be one of just 999 lucky owners.  Course, since you’re paying under 100 keys, you have to make do with a Corvette engine vs. the hand-built engine in the Bentley.  But you’re still doing 0-60 in under 4 seconds with 440+ hp, so really, it’s up to you – how do you want to pick up the ladies?  Classy refined elegance or stare-at-me-cause-I’m-rich sleekness?

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Share the Pizza

February 28th, 2009 No comments

We live in one of the fattest cities in the US, so I don’t know if this site is a good thing or a bad thing, but if pizza is your thing, then check out Pizzashare.  It mashes together Google Maps with a social network of dedicated pizza fans to provide listings of pizza places in your area.  The interesting thing is that the more people list a place, the “bigger” that place becomes on the map.  Gives you a quick visual way to see what the most popular pizza places are in your neighborhood.  Check it out:

snapshotThis is the Pizzashare map of my zip code.  The big red dot represents the Couch Tomato, which is probably one of the most popular pizza places in my neighborhood.  Given that I live in an area where there is a pizza place literally every other block (I think they have some sort of non-compete clause that prevents them from having a shop on every block), the fact that Couch Tomato garnered 10 votes is a pretty big deal.  Especially considering that this is a fairly new site.

Spa Treatments Without the Spa

February 28th, 2009 No comments

tanda-light-therapy-systemIn the market for more serious skin care, but not able to make it to a spa? There are quite a few tools available for those seeking more intensive at-home treatments for their skin. More and more gadgets are coming on the market that use electricity, LED light, and even lasers to treat conditions like acne, wrinkles and dark spots. Tanda Skin Care (above) is available in the U.S. through doctors or retailers like Sephora.com. Their Clear Acne Treatment Kit, which includes a special cleanser and anti-blemish gel, is $250, while the Regenerate Anti-Aging Starter Kit sells for $275.

nono-hair-removal-deviceIf it’s hair removal you’re looking for, there’s the $250 no!no! hair removal system (left). And if you’re really serious about getting rid of unwanted hair, a company called Tria will deliver “a hair-free existence” for $795. It’s not exactly cheap, but compared to similar spa treatments that cost thousands of dollars, it is something of a bargain.

Bleach or Black

February 27th, 2009 No comments

So Yajaira calls me and asks me to work with her… i said suree wat do u want to do? spring theme?… and i said ohhh i want to do a black and white theme… even though black and white is more for fall but lets try it out.. Our model Madison is from model mayhem.  She was perfect for the shoot! tall, blonde and skinny! 32-24-32 perfect… Its hard to say  but, it takes more to be a model then determination!! looks are very important in styling,  makeup and photography.  Either its in you or not…. xoxo V

Here are some photos from the shoot

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Recompute – Sustainably-Designed Cardboard Computer

February 27th, 2009 No comments
Recompute - Sustainably-Designed Desktop Computer

Recompute - Sustainably-Designed CardboardComputer

Say hello to the computer of the future! This is the Recompute, a sustainably-designed desktop computer. The Recompute is made of corrugated cardboard while most modern computers are made mostly of plastic and metals.

There are three major electronic components to the Recompute:

  1. hard drive
  2. power supply
  3. motherboard with processor and memory.
Recompute - Sustainably-Designed Desktop Computer

Recompute - Sustainably-Designed Cardboard Computer

The Recompute is designed for users to take advantage of old hardware components. You can use your old monitors, keyboards, mice, and other hardware from your old computer by connecting them to one of eight USB ports.

And the Reconstitute is totally green! This computer is completely recyclable and renewable. It’s made to be disassembled without the use of tools, which makes it easy to recycle each electronic part separately. With green technology on the rise, this could be the future of computers around the world.

Via Inhabitat

Summertime sledding

February 27th, 2009 No comments

Like sledding?  Swooshing down a white powdery hill, going faster and faster until you hit the bottom and smash into the tree you can’t steer around cause your sled has no guidance mechanisms to speak of.  Then the long cold trudge back uphill to repeat.  Well I for one hate cold weather.  So I found this bit of awesomeness:

slicer-sled2In case you can’t tell what that is – it’s a sled with ice on the bottom.  Why?  Cause it’s multi-functional.  In the winter, you remove the ice and it works just like a normal sled.  But in the summer, you slide those ice trays on the bottom of this puppy and you get something like this:

slicer-grassThat’s right.  You’re sledding.  On grass.  IN THE SUMMER.  NO COLD.  This is the Slicer Sled and it will make your kid (and you) the coolest people in the neighborhood.  You can check out video of it in action here – it has to be seen to be believed.  And the great thing is that it works just fine in the winter too.  If you would rather, you know, deal with the cold and stuff.

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Solar Powered Toothbrush

February 26th, 2009 1 comment
Solar Powered Toothbrush - Soladey-JX3

Solar Powered Toothbrush - Soladey-JX3

Tired of spending your hard earned money on toothpaste?  Imagine never having to buy a tube of toothpaste again.  With the Soladey-JX3 solar powered toothbush, your dream may soon become a reality.  The Soladey-JX3 is a Japanese prototype toothbrush that cleans, sanitizes, and fights plague on your teeth without the use of toothpaste.  But how can that be possible you ask?  It contains a solar panel at the base of the handle which transmits electrons through a titanium rod that sits at the brush tip underneath the bristles.  The bristles combine with the moisture of your mouth which creates a chemical reaction that breaks down plague without using toothpaste.

This toothbrush is not quite a reality as it is still being tested.  Dr. kunio Komiyama, of Japan, found that the Soladey-JX3 completely eliminates the two kinds of bacteria that cause plague in the mouth.   A similar toothbrush was invented in 15 years ago in Japan, but did not contain the solar panel at the base of the toothbrush.  The newer model is twice as powerful as the first model and only needs as much solar power as a calculator uses.  And without the use of toothpaste, no toothpaste tubes will be thrown away and end up crowding our landfills.