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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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Obama’s Unique Advertising

Today, the Americans is having a breakthrough in their political environment. As we all know, the final Candidates from the Democrat is commonly discussed in almost every media. Why? Is it because the “man” is a shout out of “See? A black friend!”. Well, the fact is even hardened racists feel the impulse to believe they are no such thing. Obama Barrack is stand strong with all of the “changes” that he willing to gave to the Americans, despite that he is African-American thingy yet  he still lead the runway.

“How are the Americans able to get his messages out?” Ya it is the second question that comes up my mind. Then after browsing and do some “research” I figure that Obama has a promising strategies that could be a disaster to McCain party. Obama advertise him self in such a unique way, the posters, brochures, t-shirt and he even takes the lead with another emerging technology: video games! The technology is only 18 months old, and Obama is the first presidential candidate to buy space for the Xbox Live system. “The ads — appearing on billboards and other signage — remind players that early voting has begun and plug a campaign Web site that encourages people to register for early voting.”

Burbank resident Noah Sheets, 25, committed himself to wearing a pro-Obama T-shirt everyday until the election. “With the way these things have gone in the past, you can never be too sure until it’s all over,” said Sheets, wearing a “Baracktourage” T-shirt that portrayed the presidential candidate and members of his staff as characters from the HBO series Entourage?

This is what is great about America’s Democracy.  People are allowed to speak freely here. In advertising you create a look for something, and if you are making a logo you want that “look” to carry, and stick in people’s minds.  When you see the logo for “Coffebean,” you know you are going to get coffee, right? Maybe looking at the logo makes you think of your favorite coffee drink that you like to buy when you go there.  Maybe looking at the logo makes you imagine you “taste” the drink you are going to choose? Well maybe this is Obama try to copy to his voters. below is the picture of Obama advertising in such media. Which on do you like? 🙂

Look a like?

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Obama vs. Hillary

Cute Obama watches 😛

We can believe in

CHANGE

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Favourite!

James Morrison (born 13 August 1984) is an English singer, songwriter, and guitarist born in Rugby. He now lives near Brighton.

In 2006, he debuted with the single “You Give Me Something” which became a huge hit around Europe, Australia, and Japan, charting at #5 in the UK and #1 in New Zealand. His debut album, Undiscovered, went to #1 in the UK. James revealed that he can change a nappy in under one minute, on Radio 1.
Contents James Morrison had a dream start to his career as a singer-songwriter – his debut album Undiscovered yielded no fewer than five singles – You Give Me Something, Wonderful World, The Pieces Don’t Fit Anymore, Undiscovered and One Last Chance.

Moreover….

He toured Europe, Australia and Japan, did three separate tours of America, gigging coast to coast. He also supported John Mayer on his large outdoor ‘sheds’ tour in the US. James loved the musical appreciation in the American South, in particular. “People were awesome in Alabama – really friendly, loud and lairy. Even if you play a quiet song, afterwards they just go YEAH!!!” In August 2007 he sat down to write and record the Notoriously Difficult Second Album. And at first it did prove difficult. “As soon as I’d get something good I’d think about it and screw it up.” And then the penny dropped: “Just go for what you’re feeling at the time. That’s how I worked on the first album, and in a way I think that’s some of the reason why people liked it. It wasn’t trying too hard.” And so the people who really made him feel, the ones who became the subjects of his songs on Undiscovered – his family and friends – his relationship with each of them, and the new chapters in all their lives, became central to the new album. James went with whatever and whoever was on his mind, and took it from there. The songs began to flow.

“I’ve called the album Songs for You, Truths for Me because that’s what I feel it is. It’s songs for Gill and everyone else. But for me they’re truths. They’re how I feel.”

Songs for You, Truths For Me is a classic James Morrison record that once again showcases his distinctive, raw, soulful style – but takes it to the next level. “It’s less playful, more to the point,” he says. “But I haven’t consciously gone for a different sound. With me, it always comes down to the lyric, the melody, and the rest flows from that.”

James Morrison’s big, unashamedly romantic heart and generous spirit shines through like a beacon. Songs For You, Truths For Me sees the wide eyed soul-boy become a wiser man. With this he shines once more on a brilliant new collection of songs and cathartic truths.

http://www.myspace.com/jamesmorrisonmusic

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Tips of the day!

Source; Aribowo Prijosaksono dan Roy Sembel “Menjadi Kreatif dan Produktif” – co.founder dan direktur The Indonesia Learning Institute – INLINE, sebuah lembaga pembelajaran untuk para eksekutif dan profesional.

Bagaimana meningkatkan kreativitas kita?

Jadilah penjelajah pikiran
Salah satu ciri orang yang kreatif adalah selalu terbuka dengan gagasan atau kemungkinan baru. Namun terbuka dengan hal atau gagasan baru. Mereka tidak mengikuti jejak orang lain, melainkan mencari dan mencari jalannya sendiri.
“In veniam viam aut faciam (I will find a way or make one – saya akan menemukan jalan atau membuat jalan baru)” – Robert E. Peary penjelajah pertama yang mencapai Kutub Utara:

Kembangkan pertanyaan
Bertanyalah tentang apa saja. Kata pertanyaan dalam bahasa Inggris question diambil dari bahasa Latin quarere (yang berarti mencari), sama halnya dengan kata quest (mencari).

Kembangkan gagasan sebanyak -banyaknya

Cara terbaik untuk mendapat gagasan yang bagus adalah dengan mengumpulkan banyak sekali gagasan.
The best way to get good ideas is to get a lot of ideas.” -Linus Pauling, Nobel winning for Chemical

Langgar peraturan dan hancurkan kebiasaan lama

Menjadi kreatif seringkali berarti melanggar aturan atau pola-pola lama yang sudah ada, dan mengembangkan cara-cara baru dalam melakukan sesuatu. Keluarlah dari zona kenyamanan (comfort zone) anda dan lakukan sesuatu dengan hidup anda.

Gunakan imajinasi
Imajinasi kita tidak dibatasi oleh batasan dunia nyata kita. Imajinasi kita tidak mengenal batas dan apa pun yang ditangkap oleh pikiran kita dan kita yakini, akan dapat mewujud menjadi realitas.

Isilah sumber inspirasi anda

Mengisi sumber inspirasi berarti mengembangkan diri kita untuk lebih waspada, menyeimbangkan kehidupan kita.

The bow kept forever taut will break.” -Zen; Busur panah yang terus menerus ditarik, lama-lama akan patah. Peliharalah keseimbangan antara kerja dan relaks, antara kantor dan keluarga, antara dunia dan akhirat.

Fact : Bahkan banyak sekali para ahli mind power meramalkan bahwa abad ke-21 akan menjadi abad kebangkitan berpikir (the Renaissance), jika banyak orang mempraktekan kehidupan yang meditatif dan mengembangkan kreativitas melalui pendayagunaan kekuatan bawah sadarnya.

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Creative Icon; Dewi Lestari aka Dee

Who is Dee?

Dewi Lestari Simangunsong is her full name, she commonly known as Dee – a simple name yet with a lot of new ideas deep inside. Dee was born in Bandung back at 1976, so she was 32 years old by now. She was graduated from Universitas Parahyangan, Bandung with the interest in Hubungan Internasional. Dee is a writer and a singer, before she was a member of a trio group named RSD (Rida, Sita, Dewi). Her career de but starts from her outstanding trilogy novel, Supernova in the year of 2001.

The “works”

The successful of Supernova brought Dee as the nominate candidate in Katulistiwa Literary Award (KLA) which held by QB World Books. Competing with famous writer such as; Goenawan Muhammad, Danarto with his novel Setangkai Melati di Sayap Jibril, Dorothea Rosa Herliany in Kill The Radio, Sutardji Calzoum Bachri in Hujan Menulis Ayam and Hamsad Rangkuti in Sampah Bulan Desember.

Supernova; Ksatria, Puteri, dan Bintang Jatuh

Dee began to release her second novel “Akar” which is the second part in Supernova trilogy in Oktober 16th 2002. Yet this novel brought a controversy since it consider as underestimate the Hindu people. They resist on the inclusion of OMKARA/AUM sign which is the holy sign of BRAHMAN – the Hindu God in the cover of Dee’s book.

Supernova 2; Akar

OMKARA/AUM  the holy sign of BRAHMAN

(that been used as the cover for first and second edition of AKAR)

This controversy did not brought Dee down, in reverse she began to release the final section of Supernova the trilogy in January 2005, “PETIR”.

Supernova 3; PETIR

In Agustus 2008, is the month of Dee’s re-born. She finally release her new novel after few years of absence. It is not just a novel, it is a combination fiction and music that complete each other into one marvelous art;  RECTOVERSO “Sentuh Hati dari Dua Sisi”. Recto Verso-is a terminology of two objects that separate in physically but it is a unity indeed. RECTOVERSO contain of 11 stories and 11 music as the theme song.

Rectoverso book and Cd’s cover

“Setiap karya adalah anak jiwa. Dan pada tanggal 3 September 2008 lalu, saya baru saja resmi “melahirkan” sepasang “bayi kembar” bernama RECTOVERSO.”

-Quote from Dewi Lestari

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Need more information? follow this link… 🙂

http://www.dee-idea.blogspot.com/

“This blog is an embryo of what may be a soliloquy, a nonfiction, or something in between. With a bowl of my private insights on spirituality, a pinch of science, a jar of environmental issues, some literature spices, and sacks of simple events from my daily life, this is a naked kitchen where everyone is invited to watch how I juggle with all of the ingredients. When it’s done, you’re welcome to have a free taste of whatever it is on the serving table. Perhaps, together, we can give it a name.” -Dewi Lestari

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Creativity trough Coco Chanel style

Quotes from Coco Chanel;

“Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only. Fashion is in the sky, in the street, fashion has to do with ideas, the way we live, what is happening.”

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.”

Coco Chanel

When I was thinking about the most creative person on earth, Coco Chanel appeared to be my second thought after Leonardo Da Vinci. Why her? Well people after you finished reading this post, I guess you all be sorry for asking why? Lol. The Beginning Coco Chanel was also known as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, she adopted the name Coco during a brief career as a cafe and concert singers. From her first millinery shop, opened in 1912, to the 1920s, Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel rose to become one of the premier fashion designers in Paris, France. Curious about her looks? Check this gorgeous image of her!

Coco Chanel and the famous hat

The breaktrough
Coco Chanel was the first designer who dare to replace the corset with comfort and casual elegance, her fashion themes included simple suits and dresses, women’s trousers, costume jewelry, perfume, textiles and her simple hats became popular.
Soon she was expanding to couture, working in jersey, a first in the French fashion world. By the 1920s, her fashion house had expanded considerably, and her chemise set a fashion trend with its “little boy” look. Her relaxed fashions, short skirts, and casual look were in sharp contrast to the corset fashions popular in the previous decades. Chanel herself dressed in mannish clothes, and adapted these more comfortable fashions which other women also found liberating.

The legend
Chanel Suit

From time to time Chanel suit

Chanel Jacket


The Bags

The Perfume
Chanel No. 5 perfume In 1922 Chanel introduced a perfume, Chanel No. 5, which became and remained popular, and remains a profitable product of Chanel’s company.


Nicole Kidman for Chanel no.5


The Little Black Dress



Chanel LBD and the new bag collection

Coco Chanel introduced her signature cardigan jacket in 1925 and signature “little black dress” in 1926. Most of her fashions had a staying power, and didn’t change much from year to year — or even generation to generation.

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Creative in Da Vinci way


Creative in Da Vinci way

One of the most creative person in my version is Leonardo da Vinci. Who doesn’t know da Vinci? He is an architect, mucisian, writer, sculpture, and an Italian renaissance painter. He is a creative machine that form as a person, his idea is new and inspiring. This also inspire Dan Brown, a book writer of The Da Vinci Code that tell the secret from da Vinci paintings. This novel was adopted as a base story of a successful movie that yet stormy the Christian in all over the world.
Da Vinci was often called as the “universal genius”, because of his legendary paintings like “The Last Supper” and “Mona Lisa”. In the period of his life, da Vinci is also known because his idea that anticipate the modern technology, but he never had the chance to realize it. The design that popular is the flying human that he create and developed by The Wright Brother into an airplane. He also generate the idea of modern vehicle; tank and car that he duplicate into coloured paintings. Da Vinci is also the person who’s in charge in developing anatomy science, astronomy,and even culinary.

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