‘You can never take too much care over the choice of your shoes. Too many women think that they are unimportant, but the real proof of an elegant woman is what is on her feet.’ Christian Dior.
Of course, it’s an iPhone. If you’re devastated by the discontinuation of the Steve Jobs Carbonite iPhone cover, maybe this little number will cheer you up.
At $3.2 million a pop, Rediff estimates that the iPhone 3GS may be the world’s most expensive cell phone. And with good reason. This chunk of technology contains more than a half-pound of 22-carat solid gold and more than 200 embedded diamonds. Topping it all off is a 7.1-carat diamond, where the home button should be.
Too bad the phone itself will be ancient history in about three years.
Absolutely love this post from Diana Adams at Bit Rebel!
This dress gives a whole new meaning to the words cocktail dress, well, since it actually makes cocktails. According to YouTube, “The DareDroid is a biomechanic cocktail making dress that uses medical technology, customized hardware and human temperament to provide you with a freshly made cocktail.” You may be wondering how “human temperament” affects the dress’s “cocktail making” ability, and that’s where playing a game comes into it all to add an unexpected twist of fun.
FastCoDesign and the dress website explain it best by saying, “Your presence triggers the dress to produce milk, and your willingness to play a game of Truth or Dare combined with your natural charm, triggers the decision to give you more than just tepid milk.” In other words, you get a shot of vodka if you’re reeeeeeeal nice. I like that concept.
If you walk up to a girl wearing this dress and spit out some cheesy pick-up line, you get no reward. If you approach her with sincerity, charm and playfulness, you get a White Russian. Yep, I like this a lot. The way this is designed makes the woman wearing it look like a host, or to me, almost like Seven of Nine from Star Trek: Voyager. It doesn’t look so much like a robot, but more like an exoskeleton from another time and place. The video below describes it all in more detail. This futuristic fun creation was made possible by designer Anouk Wipprecht, hacker Marius Kintel and sculpture Jane Tingley.
Rather than let life pass you by, save it. With the camera-equipped Eyez glasses, users can share point-of-view video without the clunky cameras and nettlesome file transfers that rabid uploaders typically endure.
The Ray-Ban-style shades capture an extra-wide 130-degree field of vision through a half-inch fisheye-like lens, which is masked as a grommet on the right side of the frame. A 0.2-inch high-def sensor captures images, and then a low-power one-gigahertz processor compresses the video. The footage is either saved into onboard flash memory or beamed from a 2.4-gigahertz Wi-Fi/Bluetooth radio to your smartphone. An app controls the camera remotely and acts a host through which footage streams to Facebook, YouTube or the Eyez homepage. The setup gets power from a molded lithium-polymer battery in the frame’s left arm. Read more
What a stunning beauty.
If you are a guy, you totally remember playing with small metal cars when you were a boy. We imagined the most amazing cities, the most horrible car crashes, and the most incredible car races… you name it! It was an alternate world most of us left behind when we grew up. It’s really a pity because all that imagination could really create some cool things in the world, maybe not at a kid’s level, but for all of us entirely soaked up in gadgets and the Internet. Art should be more interactive, and it should also amaze you out of your boundaries. That’s a hard task to tackle; however, there are some people in the world who cut right in to show us it’s possible to make a couple of millions by playing with cars.
One such person is art pioneer Chris Burden. A while ago he created the Metropolis toy car city, and back then, it was a small wonder of the world according to critics everywhere. However, he wasn’t satisfied with his creation, and he quickly started to plan another one, a bigger one, a greater one if you will. And boy did he go out of his way to create it! As a matter of fact, he decided to create the Metropolis 2, which is ten times bigger than his Metropolis 1.
It’s a toy city buzzing with life, and the city includes countless skyscrapers, 13 train tracks and a whopping 1,100 toy cars, all rushing away in the most amazing controlled chaos I have ever seen to date. The sound of this masterpiece is just ear deafening. This build cost Chris several millions of dollars; however, he has already sold it for millions as well. It will be an installation that I am sure will make thousands of people smile, all day long. Never did I think you could make millions (if he made a profit of it that is, but it sounds he did) off of a toy car build.
Via: Bit Rebels
Drinking alcohol in Islamic countries in the Middle East is considered unlawful. UK firm Beverage Company got the idea to conquer the UAE market by launching the world’s most expensive booze-free tipple named Ruwa. It is meant for those who do not wish to drink booze yet have a taste of the fine life. Price per bottle is whopping 20 million Dirham ($5.5 million). Hand-carved crystal decanter containing Ruwa is encrusted with 8.000 diamonds, 200 rubies and two bars of white gold. John Edgar, Beverage Company boss, says he is optimistic it will be a hit in the Middle East. He said: This is the first luxury halal drink on the market. It is being marketed at high-end individuals, hotels and establishments. We hear that owning the bottle entitles you to free refills!
Twenty-one year old make-up artist Katie Alves creates detailed drawings using just every day cosmetics to draw stunning scenes on eyelids. Katie works as a graphic designer in a print shop in Port Perry near her home in Ontario in Canada. In her spare time, using drugstore makeup, brushes and a pin for the tiniest details, she recreates movie scenes and original designs on her own eyelids – each eye taking between one and two hours to complete. Among her favorite are scenes from Disney animated movies like Little Mermaid, Entangled and Lion King. (Also see Lip Art by Paige Thompson)
The Hershey’s Kiss Pendant is an iconic sign of Love. Designed in 14KT White Gold, this Extra Large 3D diamond Hershey’s Kiss Pendant shines as an expression of Love. The Kiss measures 25MM in height and 20MM at the base. The diamond color is and clarity is .
The Hershey’s Kiss includes a 24 inch (22 inch with 2 inch extension) white gold rollo chain. Copyright 2009 The Hershey Company. HERSHEY’S, KISSES, the KISSES wrapped and unwrapped conical configuration and plume device are used under license. Available from Hershey Jewelry for a mere $5995.00
From the tiniest back-room of the grottiest pub to the grandest West End theatre, cabaret is suddenly everywhere – outgrowing its roots at London venues such as the Cafe de Paris, Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club and the Royal Vauxhall Tavern to cross over to the mainstream.The Hurly Burly Show, at the accessible end of the burlesque spectrum, recently had a successful West End run, while cabaret star Meow Meow was about the only critically lauded element of the recent staging of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg. In a time of slashed subsidies, the Soho Theatre has opened a whole new space, dedicated to cabaret and comedy. Meanwhile, The Box – frequented by celebs and referred to by red-tops as “the sleaziest club in London” – has imported a saucy brand of New York cabaret to Soho. And the Edinburgh festival has, for the first time, a dedicated cabaret listings section – which is apt, given it was a fringe export, the spectacular La Clique, that spearheaded cabaret’s renaissance.
Perhaps surprisingly, the world’s biggest dedicated cabaret club is in Glasgow. “Most people’s perception is that you’re going to get hit over the head with a bottle of Stella in Glasgow,” says Ian Single, who runs Club Noir. “It is a working-class city, but we’ve managed to create this thing, getting 2,000 people along.” While Steve Marmion, artistic director of the Soho Theatre, points out that, “Cabaret has always been present in times of recession: historically, you can look at Le Chat Noir in Paris, the pre-war clubs in Berlin, the Depression era in the US.” You certainly get plenty of bang for your buck: the standard cabaret format is to have several performers, or a performer who does several things. Why just go to a comedy show, when you could have comedy with music, mayhem and mad outfits? Read more