Friday, 31 October 2014

>> Boo! Spooky Halloween - Watch THIS Movie Tonight!



This pumpkin is really something, huh? Happy Halloween everybody, or should we say SPOOKY HALLOWEEEEN!!! It is that time of the year again. Did you know, that the origin of Halloween can be traced to an “ancient pagan festival celebrated by Celtic people over 2,000 years ago. The Celts believed that the dead could walk among the living at this time." Who knew..

Walt Disney's 'Hocus Pocus'

If you are now done trick or treating or too scared to go outside today anyway, we have just the right recommendation for a creepy night in! Watch Disney's 'Hocus Pocus'. And yes the blonde witch is Sarah Jessica Parker. We just realized this years later, alongside the iconic Bette Midler and the charming Kathy Najimy. Watch it - it's a Halloween CLASSIC. Check out our pumpkin too. :)
 

(photo #2 via Walt Disney Pictures)

Thursday, 30 October 2014

> Top Entries: National Geographic Photo Contest 2014


Photo by Marc Henauer 

Visual highlights ONLY! Take a look at the captivating finalists of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2014. Are they stunning or what?! The entries will be judged in the categories people, places and nature, and if you happen to be a talented photographer yourself, you still have 1 day to submit your best shot.

Photo by Hidenobu Suzuki

The lucky winner, will receive $10,000 and the opportunity to visit the National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C. - to take part in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2015. If you are now eager to become a last minute contestant, you can submit your photo HERE. Good luck!

Photo by Yusuke Sakai

Thursday, 23 October 2014

>> Smart Idea: Never Untangle Your Earphones Again!



Somebody had a good idea!! Why not zip your earphones before putting them in your bag? Impossible? Not really! What you see here, are Zip Earphones in bright colors (and black!). Unzip them as much as you like for a perfect fit to your head or situation. In case you want to share your music with the person next to you, just unzip them a bit further.  How about some zip earphones in HALLOWEEN-Orange, hm? :) Out of stock in some places, but still available HERE



(photos via thumbsupuk.com)

Thursday, 16 October 2014

> Product News: LUSH Snow Fairy Sparkling Shower Gel



Question: What is pink with purple sparkles and a sweet scent of candy? Answer: LUSH Snow Fairy Shower Gel. Only available as a limited edition, so you have to be quick to grab one.  After we took it to the shower we must say it reminds us of syrup! Definitely different from all the other shower gels or creams we normally use. Conclusion: If you are a fan of all things sweet and sparkling.. This is for you!

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

>> Important Fact: Cats Can't Survive On A Vegan Diet



Something very alarming happened in Melbourne, Australia last year. Cat owners that were following a strict vegan diet, wanted their cat to live in the same way and only fed potatoes, rice milk and pasta to it.(!!) When the pet was brought to the Lort Smith Animal Hospital it was 'so weak, it collapsed.' Dr. Leanne Pinfield, the veterinarian who treated the feline, said it is important to know, that cats are true carnivores* and need meat to survive. The baby cat was given fluids via a drip, placed on a heat pad and fed meat to recover. The doc went on to say: "Concern for animal welfare has to include a biologically-appropriate diet, you can't force your ideology on the cat." We are glad, the kitten has been saved and just want to share this important information with all of you animal-friends out there.

*Carnivore: 'meat eater' (Latin, caro meaning 'meat' or 'flesh' and vorare meaning 'to devour') is an organism that derives its energy and nutrient requirements from a diet consisting mainly or exclusively of animal tissue.

(source: heraldsun.com.au)

Monday, 13 October 2014

>> Yum! Our Instagram Favorite This Time: Gastroart



Hello there! We are back from our little autumn break, with a delightful recommendation for you. If you are constantly on Instagram, to gaze at the most delicious food snaps around and adore treats that are not just super tasty but also a big load of eye candy, you should follow Gastroart. :)




Almost 40.000 followers already love this foodie favorite. If we would sit in front of a dish like this, we'd think twice about starting to eat, just to keep up the beauty that has been created on each and every plate, a little longer. For more deliciousness and #foodporn at its best, go to Instagram/Gastroart.

Saturday, 4 October 2014

>> Perfect Home Decor: Some Fascinating Oil Paintings



Ukrainian artist Pavel Guzenko has a gift! He knows how to use oil color and a brush to create vibrant images. The Kiev-based painter started his creative career as a designer and went on to become a professional in the crafts in the year 2006. Imagine how difficult it must be to precisely create these vivid images with oil color. 



This artform is called contemporary abstract painting and besides landscapes and flowers, Pavel also knows how to catch the sparkle of an eye, which is a great and probably difficult skill to master. We would definitely put one of his pieces on our living room wall. If you feel the same, you can find more of his work HERE. Very talented!


(all artwork © Pavel Guzenko)

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

>> Photography: Daytime To Nighttime In One Picture


Day To Night, Paris

Award winning photographer Steven Wilkes is already known for taking spectacular photos and creating beautiful fine art. His work has been featured in several magazines and exhibited in galleries and museums around the world. Time for us, to catch up and report about Steven's latest project with the title: 'Day To Night'. 1 image that captures the atmosphere between sunrise and sunset.

Day To Night, Yosemite

Day To Night, Shanghai

His website explains the procedure he used, like this: 'The work embodies epic cityscapes with fleeting moments throughout the day to the night. A select group of images are then seamlessly blended into one photograph.' It also reveals, that photos are being taken from the same angle in a time span of 15 hours and one final image takes 1 month (!) to develop. Great results!

Day To Night, Jerusalem

(all photos © Stephen Wilkes