Designers are special people. They create beauty and try to live surrounded by it, too. So, it’s not surprising that they have unusual houses and try to decorate interiors in their own, incredible way. Christian Louboutin is one of those fashion geniuses I’d like to know more about. And house is the very place that can tell volumes about its owner.
Christian Louboutin has a few houses he can live in and get inspired by. His apartment in Paris is very spacious and light, with big windows, bizarre furniture and a fantastic fireplace.
His house in Egypt is quite different. It looks empty and a bit strange but everything about the country the house is situated in is weird. Judging by the number of things in the house we can say the designer doesn’t spend much time in Egypt.
Christian Louboutin also has a grand castle in France that is absolutely luxurious. Expensive carpets, huge chandeliers, carved doors and baroque furniture – all these look fantastic.
This handy voice recorder will enhance your physical photo albums with audio tags.
You simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message. To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker.Perhaps you’d like to identify all the people in a group photo, explain how each one fits into the family history, identify the occasion of the get-together, or add additional information about certain members of the group. Maybe you’d like to record the memories of a special trip while they’re still fresh in your mind.However you use it, the Story Teller comes with over 500 special stickers, so you can share a lot of family stories alongside those treasured photos, preserving family history for the next generation. You can also back up your recordings to your computer via USB.
Bring your photo albums to life in a whole new way
Record personalized messages to elaborate on the pictures you take
Simply attach a coded sticker near the photo, scan it with the Story Teller and then record your message
To play back the message associated with the photo, just place the Story Teller back over the sticker
Comes with over 500 specially coded stickers
You can also back up your recordings to computer via USB (included)
The owner of this Cafe designed that awesome pipeline fish tank him self depending on his own knowledge in fluid mechanics. The pipe tank could look better if it was designed by professionals ! but I really liked the Idea Its amazing !
This Cafe is Located in Germany, Hamburg.
What if that idea was applied on a small villa, were the pipeline ends or start from an artificial lakeand passes by every single room in the house it would be superb I guess!
Thank you very much Diana for the pictures and the information.
I hope God forgive me for writing such an article trying to prove THE ALMIGHTY existence or to be more specific defy the claim that refuse God’s existence “Estaghfar ALLAH”. The reason for me writing this is not to argue with evolutionists or make fun out of their beliefs, I am just trying to show them the road to happiness the road to faith and the light that their life lack. I love people and I wish all of them can follow the right path ! The following post do not discuss the existence of God based on religious views, Its based on pure since .. and I will post at least three more post with different proofs from science it self.
Do You Believe that Evolution is True?
If so, then provide an answer to the following questions. “Evolution” in this context is the idea that natural, undirected processes are sufficient to account for the existence of all natural things.
Something from nothing?
The “Big Bang”, the most widely accepted theory of the beginning of the universe, states that everything developed from a small dense cloud of subatomic particles and radiation which exploded, forming hydrogen (and some helium) gas. Where did this energy/matter come from? How reasonable is it to assume it came into being from nothing? And even if it did come into being, what would cause it to explode? We know from common experience that explosions are destructive and lead to disorder. How reasonable is it to assume that a “big bang” explosion produced the opposite effect – increasing “information”, order and the formation of useful structures, such as stars and planets, and eventually people ?
1. Physical laws an accident ?
We know the universe is governed by several fundamental physical laws, such as electromagnetic forces, gravity, conservation of mass and energy, etc. The activities of our universe depend upon these principles like a computer program depends upon the existence of computer hardware with an instruction set. How reasonable is it to say that these great controlling principles developed by accident.
2. Order From Disorder !!
The Second Law of Thermodynamics may be the most verified law of science. It states that systems become more disordered over time, unless energy is supplied and directed to create order. Evolutionists says that the opposite has taken place – that order increased over time, without any directed energy. How can this be? ASIDE: Evolutionists commonly object that the Second Law applies to closed, or isolated systems, and that the Earth is certainly not a closed system (it gets lots of raw energy from the Sun, for example). However, all systems, whether open or closed, tend to deteriorate. For example, living organisms are open systems but they all decay and die. Also, the universe in total is a closed system. To say that the chaos of the big bang has transformed itself into the human brain with its 120 trillion connections is a clear violation of the Second Law. We should also point out that the availability of raw energy to a system is a necessary but far from sufficient condition for a local decrease in entropy to occur. Certainly the application of a blow torch to bicycle parts will not result in a bicycle being assembled – only the careful application of directed energy will, such as from the hands of a person following a plan. The presence of energy from the Sun does NOT solve the evolutionist’s problem of how increasing order could occur on the Earth, contrary to the Second Law.
3. Information From Randomness ?
Information theory states that “information” never arises out of randomness or chance events. Our human experience verifies this every day. How can the origin of the tremendous increase in information from simple organisms up to man be accounted for? Information is always introduced from the outside. It is impossible for natural processes to produce their own actual information, or meaning, which is what evolutionists claim has happened. Random typing might produce the string “dog”, but it only means something to an intelligent observer who has applied a definition to this sequence of letters. The generation of information always requires intelligence, yet evolution claims that no intelligence was involved in the ultimate formation of a human being whose many systems contain vast amounts of information !
4. Life From Dead Chemicals ?!
Evolutionists claim that life formed from non-life (dead chemicals), so-called “abiogenesis”, even though it is a biological law (“biogenesis”) that life only comes from life. The probability of the simplest imaginable replicating system forming by itself from non-living chemicals has been calculated to be so very small as to be essentially zero – much less than one chance in the number of electron-sized particles that could fit in the entire visible universe! Given these odds, is it reasonable to believe that life formed itself ?
5. Complex DNA and RNA By Chance ?
The continued existence (the reproduction) of a cell requires both DNA (the “plan”) and RNA (the “copy mechanism”), both of which are tremendously complex. How reasonable is it to believe that these two co-dependent necessities came into existence by chance at exactly the same time ? sorry atheists but can you believe that chance was the builder of Kuwait towers? there should be builders and engineers that sweated blood to build this piece of art ! what about DNA & RNA both must be designed by someone but of course not chance !!
6. Life Is Complex !
We know and appreciate the tremendous amount of intelligent design and planning that went into landing a man on the moon. Yet the complexity of this task pales in comparison to the complexity of even the simplest life form. How reasonable is it to believe that purely natural processes, with no designer, no intelligence, and no plan, produced a human being.
7. Where are the transitional fossils ?
If evolution has ever taken place our museums should be overflowing with the skeletons of countless transitional forms. Yet after over one hundred years of intense searching only a small number of transitional candidates are touted as proof of evolution. If evolution has really taken place, where are the transitional forms? And why does the fossil record actually show all species first appearing fully formed, with most nearly identical to current instances of the species? ASIDE: Most of the examples touted by evolutionists concentrate on just one feature of the anatomy, like a particular bone or the skull. A true transitional fossil should be intermediate in many if not all aspects. The next time someone shows you how this bone changed over time, ask them about the rest of the creature too! Many evolutionists still like to believe in the “scarcity” of the fossil record. Yet simple statistics will show that given you have found a number of fossil instances of a creature, the chances that you have missed every one of its imagined predecessors is very small. Consider the trilobites for example. These fossils are so common you can buy one for under $20, yet no fossils of a predecessor have been found !
8. Could an intermediate even survive ?
Evolution requires the transition from one kind to another to be gradual. And don’t forget that “natural selection” is supposed to retain those individuals which have developed an advantage of some sort. How could an animal intermediate between one kind and another even survive (and why would it ever be selected for), when it would not be well-suited to either its old environment or its new environment? Can you even imagine a possible sequence of small changes which takes a creature from one kind to another, all the while keeping it not only alive, but improved? ASIDE: Certainly a “light-sensitive spot” is better than no vision at all. But why would such a spot even develop? (evolutionists like to take this for granted). And even if it did develop, to believe that mutations of such a spot eventually brought about the tremendous complexities of the human eye strains all common sense and experience.
9. Reproduction without reproduction ?
A main tenet of evolution is the idea that things develop by an (unguided) series of small changes, caused by mutations, which are “selected” for, keeping the “better” changes” over a very long period of time. How could the ability to reproduce evolve, without the ability to reproduce? Can you even imagine a theoretical scenario which would allow this to happen? And why would evolution produce two sexes, many times over? Asexual reproduction would seem to be more likely and efficient! ASIDE: To relegate the question of reproduction to “abiogenesis” does NOT address the problem. To assume existing, reproducing life for the principles of evolution to work on is a HUGE assumption which is seldom focused on in popular discussions.
10. Plants without photosynthesis ?
The process of photosynthesis in plants is very complex. How could the first plant survive unless it already possessed this remarkable capability ?
11. How do you explain symbiotic relationships ?
There are many examples of plants and animals which have a “symbiotic” relationship (they need each other to survive). How can evolution explain this ?
12. It’s no good unless it’s complete.
We know from everyday experience that an item is not generally useful until it is complete, whether it be a car, a cake, or a computer program. Why would natural selection start to make an eye, or an ear, or a wing (or anything else) when this item would not benefit the animal until it was completed? ASIDE: Note that even a “light-sensitive spot” or the simplest version of any feature is far from a “one-jump” change that is trivial to produce !
13. Explain metamorphosis !
How can evolution explain the metamorphosis of the butterfly? Once the caterpillar evolves into the “mass of jelly” (out of which the butterfly comes), wouldn’t it appear to be “stuck” ?
14. It should be easy to show evolution !
If evolution is the grand mechanism that has produced all natural things from a simple gas, surely this mechanism must be easily seen. It should be possible to prove its existence in a matter of weeks or days, if not hours. Yet scientists have been bombarding countless generations of fruit flies with radiation for several decades in order to show evolution in action and still have only produced … more (deformed) fruit flies. How reasonable is it to believe that evolution is a fact when even the simplest of experiments has not been able to document it? ASIDE: The artificial creation of a new species is far too small of a change to prove that true “macro-evolution” is possible. A higher-order change, where the information content of the organism has been increased should be showable and is not. Developing a new species changes the existing information, but does not add new information, such as would be needed for a new organ, for example.
15. Complex things require intelligent design folks !
People are intelligent. If a team of engineers were to one day design a robot which could cross all types of terrain, could dig large holes, could carry several times its weight, found its own energy sources, could make more robots like itself, and was only 1/8 of an inch tall, we would marvel at this achievement. All of our life’s experiences lead us to know that such a robot could never come about by accident, Gigantic explosion , or assemble itself by chance, even if all of the parts were available laying next to each other. And we are certain beyond doubt that a canister of hydrogen gas, not matter how long we left it there or what type of raw energy we might apply to it, would never result in such a robot being produced. But we already have such a “robot” – it is called an “ant”, and we squash them because they are “nothing” compared to people. And God made them, and he made us. Can there be any other explanation?
Smoke in car ? Well I think that you will definitely think twice whenever you wanted to light a ciggie in your car after reading this !
1. Secondhand smoke in cars is 10 times more concentrated than the level considered unhealthy.
People can begin to feel the effects of small airborne particle pollution when daily outdoor concentrations measure above 15 micrograms per cubic meter (μg/m3). When these levels are more than 40, the U.S. EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) considers them “unhealthy.” With a passenger window fully open in a car traveling at 20 miles per hour, smoking will raise the average concentration of small secondhand smoke particles from 2-10 times the EPA’s unhealthy level.
2. Secondhand Smoke in Cars Can Far Exceed Hazardous Level.
Hazardous is worse than unhealthy, from a clinical measurement standpoint. Daily concentrations of small air pollution particles greater than 250 μg/m3 are considered hazardous under the U.S. EPA’s Air Quality Index. In a car with the windows closed peak secondhand smoke concentrations were measured in the range of 3,000 to 4,000 μg/m3. Peak measurements of secondhand smoke concentrations exceeded 1,000 μg/m3 when measured in a car with the air conditioning system on and the windows closed.
3. Exposure to Secondhand Smoke Particles in a Car Can Exceed the U.S. EPA’s 24-Hour Health-Based Standard
The U.S. EPA has set a daily standard for small particle air pollution of 35 μg/m3. This 24-hour average limit could be exceeded in approximately 20 minutes in a car with someone smoking and the windows closed. Even with the windows open, this 24-hour average limit could be exceeded in approximately two hours.
4. Secondhand Smoke in a Car Can Exceed the Worst Daily Particle Air Pollution Levels in the States
In 2006, the highest daily average air pollution – fine particle concentration – in California was 78 μg/m3, measured in the Sacramento Valley. The mean level measured in a parked car with the windows open, after one cigarette was smoked was measured at 82.4 μg/m3.
5. Particle Exposure from Cigarette Smoke in a Closed Car Equals Exposure a Firefighter Might Receive Over Four to Eight Hours Fighting a California Wildfire
The peak level of secondhand smoke particle concentration measured in a car traveling at 60 miles per hour (windows closed and the air conditioning on maximum) reached nearly 4,000 μg/m3. Average firefighter exposure in California (during a wildfire) has been reported as 1,750 μg/m3 of small particles (4-hour or 8-hour Time Weighted Average)
6. One Smoker Emits 50x More Fine Particles Into A Car Than Those Emitted Per-Mile By A Car’s Tailpipe.
On average, cars have been reported to emit 200 micrograms of fine particulate matter per-mile when warmed up; in contrast, a smoker can emit over 10,000 micrograms of fine particulate matter into the cabin of the car when they smoke a single cigarette.
7. The Concentration of Secondhand Smoke in Cars Can Exceed That in Homes and Bars by 10-100x
In bars, multiple smokers can raise small particle concentrations from 30 to 60 μg /m3. A cigarette smoked in a bedroom can raise the level to 300 μg /m3. In contrast, secondhand smoke particle concentrations inside cars, which have a much smaller volume of air to dilute the smoke, can be 400 to 3000 μg /m3.
8. Secondhand Smoke Has Well-Documented Acute Health Effects
Secondhand smoke has been associated with long-term health effects including lung cancer and heart disease deaths; the serious short term, acute effects of exposure to secondhand smoke include: asthma attacks, respiratory infections, nasal and eye irritation, and lung irritation (cough and wheeze).
9. More Than 4,000 Chemical Compounds Are Found In Secondhand Smoke
Also known as Environmental Tobacco Smoke or ETS, these chemicals include butadiene, arsenic, benzene, benzoapyrene, chromium vi, and formaldehyde. These compounds and others have been previously identified as carcinogens and as toxic air contaminants. ETS itself was identified by the California Air Resources Board as a toxic air contaminant in January 2006.
Bottom line – smoking in a car is toxic for passengers, and can result in death as a result of smoking-related illnesses for non-smokers. This is particularly true for children and elderly, who are more susceptible to the effects.
Personally I hate smoking in my car and I rarely do it but now and after knowing these facts I will never do !
1] Choose the mountain you want to climb: don’t pay attention to what other people say, such as “that one’s more beautiful” or “this one’s easier”. You’ll be spending lots of energy and enthusiasm to reach your objective, so you’re the only one responsible and you should be sure of what you’re doing.
2] Know how to get close to it: mountains are often seen from far off – beautiful, interesting, full of challenges. But what happens when we try to draw closer? Roads run all around them, flowers grow between you and your objective, what seemed so clear on the map is tough in real life. So try all the paths and all the tracks until eventually one day you’re standing in front of the top that you yearn to reach.
2] Learn from someone who has already been up there: no matter how unique you feel, there is always someone who has had the same dream before you and ended up leaving marks that can make your journey easier; places to hang the rope, trails, broken branches to make the walking easier. The climb is yours, so is the responsibility, but don’t forget that the experience of others can help a lot.
4] When seen up close, dangers are controllable: when you begin to climb the mountain of your dreams, pay attention to the surroundings. There are cliffs, of course. There are almost imperceptible cracks in the mountain rock. There are stones so polished by storms that they have become as slippery as ice. But if you know where you are placing each footstep, you will notice the traps and how to get around them.
5] The landscape changes, so enjoy it: of course, you have to have an objective in mind – to reach the top. But as you are going up, more things can be seen, and it’s no bother to stop now and again and enjoy the panorama around you. At every meter conquered, you can see a little further, so use this to discover things that you still had not noticed.
6] Respect your body: you can only climb a mountain if you give your body the attention it deserves. You have all the time that life grants you, as long as you walk without demanding what can’t be granted. If you go too fast you will grow tired and give up half way there. If you go too slow, night will fall and you will be lost. Enjoy the scenery, take delight in the cool spring water and the fruit that nature generously offers you, but keep on walking.
7] Respect your soul: don’t keep repeating “I’m going to make it”. Your soul already knows that, what it needs is to use the long journey to be able to grow, stretch along the horizon, touch the sky. An obsession does not help you at all to reach your objective, and even ends up taking the pleasure out of the climb. But pay attention: also, don’t keep saying “it’s harder than I thought”, because that will make you lose your inner strength.
8] Be prepared to climb one kilometer more: the way up to the top of the mountain is always longer than you think. Don’t fool yourself, the moment will arrive when what seemed so near is still very far. But since you were prepared to go beyond, this is not really a problem.
9] Be happy when you reach the top: cry, clap your hands, shout to the four winds that you did it, let the wind – the wind is always blowing up there – purify your mind, refresh your tired and sweaty feet, open your eyes, clean the dust from your heart. It feels so good, what was just a dream before, a distant vision, is now part of your life, you did it!
10] Make a promise: now that you have discovered a force that you were not even aware of, tell yourself that from now on you will use this force for the rest of your days. Preferably, also promise to discover another mountain, and set off on another adventure.
11] Tell your story: yes, tell your story! Give your example. Tell everyone that it’s possible, and other people will then have the courage to face their own mountains.
The concept for the design is straightforward, bold and receptive to future locations: take the ordinary and turn it on its side. Drawing from the nearby New York Public Library in Bryant Park, the space is lined in a sepia-toned full size photograph of books printed on tiles. The custom tiles run along the floor, up the 15’ foot wall and across the ceiling. The frosted glass wall behind the service counter illuminates the space and the wall directly opposite is clad in rich brown herringbone. The thrust of this concept finds expression in the lighting and materiality, and ultimately the space gives definition to the emerging brand.
I’ve Spotted the Bakery (Sweets) Shop in Malibu back in July. And of course I walked in to check what do they serve. Crumbs Malibu was establish 1938 under that name and it has nothing to do with Crumbs Kuwait although they both do sweets and bakery. was this pure coincidence ? or the Kuwaiti one just Copied the one in Malibu ? if yes then why do we (Kuwaiti) had to steal businesses names ? why do we lack creativity ? why do we build our success over others ?
Ordos in China – a modern ghost town. District Kangbashi, designed for more than a million inhabitants, remains deserted, even five years from the date of commencement of construction. Photo’s by Michael Christopher Brown.
Building Area Kangbashi started within the state of the project in Ordos – a city in the province of Inner Mongolia, the source of wealth which is coal mining. Built up area of office buildings, administrative centers, government agencies, museums, theaters and sports facilities, as well as residential quarters. But there is one problem. In an area with more than one million inhabitants, is still almost no one lives. Despite the fact that most of the property is already purchased and planned that by 2010, a district will be populated Kangbashi still empty.