Unique Hotels

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The Hotel Everland is a mobile hotel installation in the form of a single room perched atop the gallery for contemporary art in Leipzig, Germany. The concept is the brainchild of artists Sabina Land & Daniel Baumann.

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The hotel Magic Rock Gardens is located in the residental area of Rincón de Loix in Benidorm, 150 metres from the Levante beach and 2 km from the town centre.

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The Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi, 200 kilometres north of the Arctic Circle in Sweden.

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The hotel in Alava, Spain, known as Hotel Marqués De Riscal.

*Source : http://www.google.com (Keywords : unique, hotel)

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10 Paradoxes

frontdetail-paradox-of-poweA paradox is a true statement or group of statements that leads to a contradiction or a situation which defies intuition; or, inversely, it can be an apparent contradiction that actually expresses a non-dual truth (cf. Koan). Typically, either the statements in question do not really imply the contradiction, the puzzling result is not really a contradiction, or the premises themselves are not all really true or cannot all be true together. The word paradox is often used interchangeably with contradiction. Often, mistakenly, it is used to describe situations that are ironic.

The recognition of ambiguities, equivocations, and unstated assumptions underlying known paradoxes has led to significant advances in science, philosophy and mathematics. But many paradoxes, such as Curry’s paradox, do not yet have universally accepted resolutions.

Sometimes the term paradox is used for situations that are merely surprising. The birthday paradox, for instance, is unexpected but perfectly logical. The logician Willard V. O. Quine distinguishes falsidical paradoxes, which are seemingly valid, logical demonstrations of absurdities, from veridical paradoxes, such as the birthday paradox, which are seeming absurdities that are nevertheless true. Paradoxes in economics tend to be the veridical type, typically counterintuitive outcomes of economic theory. In literature a paradox can be any contradictory or obviously untrue statement, which resolves itself upon later inspection. (Wikipedia.com)

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10 Paradoxes On Creative People & My Opinion
Based On Creativity: The Work and Lives of 91 Eminent People, by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, HarperCollins, 1996.
(http://apiqquantum.wordpress.com/2008/11/24/10-paradoxes/)

1. Creative people have a great deal of physical energy, but they’re also often quiet and at rest.

In my opinion, among all of the paradoxes that been stated, there are no exact criterion to describe the word creative or creative people. But somehow those people who are “consider as creative” may have some similarities in them. Well, the term of a great deal of physical energy are very often seen in creative people, mostly they are have this two reverse habits. If an idea comes up to mind, then they could be as active as a multilevel marketing salespeople. Infact, they’ll do anything to make those ideas come true. However, among their spare time those creative people most likely “some time” which can be as long as they want to recharge the brain.

2. Creative people tend to be smart yet naive at the same time.

Well, I am not agree if creative people consider as naïve at the same time. See the terms of smart and naïve are very different and there are no relation among it . Creative people just have “difference” way to express them self, eventough their difference are mostly considered as strange or impossible. But we do need differences, do we?

3. Creative people combine playfulness and discipline, or responsibility and irresponsibility.

This paradox comes up with an interesting fact! It is strange that most creative people are those who are seems to be irresponsible and not discipline, which may seen from their appearance, life cycle, etc. However, I believe that they have their own way to be so called discipline and responsible. In addition, creative people are very playful (in a different way of course).

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4. Creative people alternate between imagination and fantasy, and a rooted sense of reality.

I can’t agree more with this paradox, creative people are having this “thing” that other not have. It is the ability to explore ideas beyond their deep imagination and fantasize it. However, I believe the ideas that produce are also realistic. (Or realistic on their own term of “reality” and “make sense”?)

5. Creative people trend to be both extroverted and introverted.

I did not agree with this paradoxes, because there are no supporting data. Come on is there any research before? I believe not. In addition there are no specific measurement or criterion on the terms of extroverted and introverted. Those creative people are today extrovert and tomorrow introvert, it is up to them actually ☺

6. Creative people are humble and proud at the same time.

I don’t really know about this paradox true or not, however, those people I know whom I considered as creative are very humble and proud at the same time. I believe, this is a good thing for them, since they are going to make a difference in today’s world so they need to be humble in order to be accepted. And yes, the proud thing! Have to be careful about this most people can’t differ the term of proud or “too proud”.

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7. Creative people, to an extent, escape rigid gender role stereotyping.

Those creative people true criterion are free minded, mostly they are open to every possibility that could or could not happen. I believe that those people must consider those narrowed thinking such as escape rigid role stereotyping. In my opinion, if you want to be creative it refers to make a difference or to think outside the box and I don’t think the needs to make a limitation about specific things are required.

8. Creative people are both rebellious and conservative.

Again, I don’t agree with the correlation in between two different words and it’s definition. I believe that those creative people are spread into different categories, some of them are might be rebellious and some of them not. In every side of a story, there will be a two different opinion and a relation of it, so it could be there are the category of both rebellious and conservative at the same time. In addition, I think that just because most success and famous creative people ate people who are considered as rebellious (e.g drop out from college). So, people are consider them have the same type while actually it’s not.

9. Most creative people are very passionate about their work, yet they can be extremely objective about it as well.

Of course they are very passionate people, moreover obout their work and ideas. They are those people who are willing to strive to get what they want. However, creative people are mostly objective because they could see something from different side from anyone else’s. Being an objective rather than a subjective people had it’s own advantages, they could use spread theor creativity to impress the subjective buyer.

10. Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.

I agree with this paradox, I think that creative people openness and sensitivity could exposes their suffering and pain. This is because they are those people who are very expressive to their feelings. However, this suffering and pain could be a new object of creative object to express what they really feel. In addition, the could also share with other their suffer and pain, maybe there are people who are someway have the same pain? Really nice being creative isn’t it?
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Saving World Energy

WHAT

Hayek has tapped Clooney for the Board of Directors of an unnamed new Swiss company created to develop reduced emissions/reduced energy consumption auto motors.

WHEN
2006: Hayek’s net income was 827 million Swiss francs ($685.5 million)

WHERE
Hayek is Swiss. The new auto motor company will be based in Biel, Switzerland.


WHY
– According to Hayek, the new company will do R & D for hydrogen, fuel cells and solar energy.
– Hayek told the press he had considered Al Gore for Clooney’s spot on the board but couldn’t be sure Gore wouldn’t run for President.

QUOTES
Hayek: “First I hesitated between Al Gore and Clooney…”

from : http://newenergynews.blogspot.com/

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Greetings

Selamat Hari Raya Iedul Adha 🙂

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Uniqueness Melbourne!

Hello all! In SBM ITB soon we’ll be facing the final exam (sigh!)…… well there might be stress and more stress starting this week! Butttt there’s always a good news after the bad one, holiday!!!! Ok, here’s some suggestion for your holiday destination; Melbourne, Australia.

1.spire1 The Melbourne Arts Centre
(known as the Victorian Arts Centre until 2003) is the major performing arts venue in Melbourne. The complex consists of a major concert hall and theatre as well as a number of smaller performance and gallery spaces, cafes, restaurants and other facilities. It is adjacent to the National Gallery of Victoria (International Collection) and nearby is Federation Square with the NGV Australian Collection, Australian Centre for the Moving Image and BMW Edge performing space. Also in the Southbank precinct is the Australian Centre for Contemporary Art and the Malthouse Theatre. Thus the Arts Centre forms a hub for much of the larger scale arts activities in Melbourne.

2. 250px-sandridge_bridge_built_in_18881The Sandrige Bridge
The first bridge on the site was built in 1853 for the original Melbourne and Hobson’s Bay Railway Company line to Sandridge from Flinders Street Station to Port Melbourne at Hobsons Bay on Port Phillip, the first passenger railway line in Australia.[1] In 1857 the St Kilda railway line had opened parallel to part of the line to Sandridge,[2] and the original bridge was replaced in 1858 by a timber trestle bridge carrying two lines of rail traffic, with the tight curve of the original railway removed by rebuilding the bridge on a more oblique angle as seen today

3. 300px-melbourne_flinders_st_station The Flinders Street Station
is the central railway station of the suburban rail network of Melbourne, Australia. It is on the corner of Flinders and Swanston Streets next to the Yarra River in the heart of the city, stretching from Swanston Street to Queen Street and covering two city blocks. The Melburnian idiom “I’ll meet you under the clocks” refers to the row of clocks above the main entrance, which indicate the departure time of the next train on each line. This is a popular meeting place, at the intersection of two of the city’s busiest thoroughfares. The station is listed on the Victorian Heritage Register.

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IKEA

One of the most unique company in my version is IKEA. IKEA is a retailing company that focused on home appliances and furniture. Today IKEA already open 232 stores spread trough 32 countries all over the world. The interesting fact is the IKEA product catalogue is predict as the second book that distribute all over the world after the bible.

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Another way to kill a boring day, is to create something new by our self. You know there’s this weird feelings of proud or whatever it is if we do something 100% by our selves. Here’s the cute toys that I found very interesting……

Munny is primarily a “Do-it-Yourself” type action figure which the owner can decorate using pens, pencils, markers, paint, and supposedly, ketchup. The action figure is made out of vinyl and has moveable joints. The doll also includes one out of a series of collectable coloring book which have been designed by a variety of people. (Wikipedia.com)

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Choose yours!

Mini Munny– Exactly like the original Munny, but only stands about 4 inches tall, originally released in February 2008. Mini Munny was released in three different colors; Blue, White & Pink. Each color is noted on the box so the consumer knows what color they are purchasing. The Mini Munny comes packaged with one accessory, a “My Name Is” sticker, and a marker. The MSRP for these figures is $10 USD, which made it an immediate hit with vinyl enthusiasts.

Mega Munny– Mega Munny is also exactly like the original Munny, except it stands about 18 inches tall and weighs several pounds. Mega Munny is relatively expensive, around 200.00 USD, and is available in White, Pink, and Yellow. Although Mega Munny does not include any accessories, Mega Munny includes a large Practice sheet and a Coloring book.

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Munny Zipper Pulls– Munny Zipper Pulls are basically the Mini Munny with a clip at the top of the action figures head. Munny Zipper Pulls are also sold “Blind Assortment” and can vary from a Munny with a different design to a random object, such as a banana.

Mini Munny Mobile– Mini Munny Mobile is a car includes 1 White Mini Munny. Like the doll, the car is made out of vinyl and can be decorated. The car can seat 1 Mini Munny and has rolling wheels and a windshield. The set includes a “map” and a coloring book. (Wikipedia.com)

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