Archive | March, 2012

Brand builder.

30 Mar

 

via The New Yorker

Bernhoft

26 Mar

Here is a little music by Jarle Bernhoft , also known as Bernhoft, to get you through this Monday. He is a Norwegian singer, multi-instrumentalist, composer and lyricist. His music is top notch and I am hoping (fingers crossed) that he makes a tour stateside soon! Enjoy!

 

 

 

More information on this artist can be found at: http://www.bernhoft.org/

We Stopped Dreaming.

21 Mar

The following video left me feeling inspired and wanting to find a way to help promote their noble cause. The main intention of this project is to stress the importance of advancing the space frontier, and is focused on igniting scientific curiosity in the general public. Within the video there are some pretty astonishing facts. If most of the stated facts are accurate then I am surprised that the NASA budget ran dry. Outside of HSR, I would love for the government to once again allocate funds towards NASA. With enough support and backing we can build brick and mortar space-stations, excavate minerals on the moon, and place humans on Mars.

The question is How much would you pay for the universe?

 

 

For all of those on twitter, please tweet about their cause and use the hashtag: #Penny4NASA

Quietly Serving in Providence.

20 Mar

“No life can surpass that of a man who quietly continues to serve God in the place where providence has placed him.” 

~ Charles Spurgeon

The Scottie Hampton Yachtsea Sunglasses

19 Mar

I have been quite fortunate to have spent the last couple of weeks viewing the world from behind the harlequin lenses of a finely crafted pair of sunglasses. Scottie Hampton, with a split base of operation (East Hampton and Palm Beach), is a new arrival to the sunglasses and clothing scene. One that I anticipate should be very well received. Having spent many summers sailing off the coast of Newport and Nantucket, the creative minds behind Scottie Hampton knew exactly what they wanted and needed in a pair of sunglasses. Scottie Hampton set out to make the “best looking and lightest weight yachting sunglasses that consumers had ever seen,” and I think they nailed it! Regarding the design and technology of the Yachtsea models, Scottie Hampton wanted its sunglasses to be light weight and durable, visually stunning, and better looking than their competitors, all without sacrificing any integrity in their lenses.

The amount of detail that has gone into each pair of these sunglasses is astonishing! Technically, the sunglasses are composed of scratch-resistant Grilimid Nylon frames with laser sculpted Tri-Coated polarized Revo lenses.Scottie Hampton’s lenses use the latest and most innovative technology and come in four different shades/colors: Harlequin, Sky Blue, Smoke, and Red Eye. I have had the great opportunity of using models that have the harlequin (rose-tinted) lenses and sky blue lenses. All of their lenses incorporate anti-reflective coatings and highly effective polarization which are specifically designed to eliminate glare, allow superior visual clarity, definition, and color transmission.  The pair with the harlequin lenses have quickly replaced my Ray-Bans as my go to pair of sunglasses. The greens are greener, blues are bluer, and it honestly seems that all colors are intensified and more vivid when wearing them.  A little online research will result in the scientifically proven fact that rose tint in lenses is excellent for low light conditions and fast action activities because it sharpens contrast and image resolution. Essentially, if you live an active lifestyle, these are the perfect sunglasses from sunrise to sunset!

Scottie Hampton sunglasses do not only look incredible, they are fabulously comfortable and provide complete protection from the elements as well.  Rest assured that each and every pair has been precisely crafted to deliver all day comfort whether you are flying, boating, driving, skiing, or watching horse racing! Spring is right around the corner and there is no better time than right now to make a small investment in some quality eye-wear! Get a pair of Yachtseas at Scottie Hampton’s website ->  http://www.scottiehampton.com/

Become a fan of Scottie Hampton on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/alwayspolarizing

Follow Scottie Hampton on twitter, www.twitter.com/ScottieHampton, and include the hashtag #AlwaysPolarizing!

keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.

15 Mar
A simple love letter from Johnny Cash to his wife June Carter Cash:
Hey June,
That’s really nice June. You’ve got a way with words and a way with me as well.
The fire and excitement may be gone now that we don’t go out there and sing them anymore, but the ring of fire still burns around you and I, keeping our love hotter than a pepper sprout.
Love, John

A Japanese TRON Light Suit Dance Routine

15 Mar

This video, which was shared by a friend, is a ‘nice’ mix of America’s Next Best Dance Crew and TRON, and set to a bunch of electronic music and dub step. Enjoy!

 

Tracklist:

Daft Punk – Arena

Justice – Waters Of Nazareth (Erol Alkan’s Re-Edit)

Crookers – Mad Kidz

David Guetta – Paris

Flux Pavillion – Bass Cannon

Flux Pavilion – Lines In Wax (feat. Foreign Beggars)

Invisible Mercedes.

9 Mar

In a promotion for its first production fuel-cell vehicle in Deutschland, Mercedes-Benz miraculously turned a B-Class hatchback invisible — at least, from a distance, and set out on the streets of Stuttgart, Germany. To make this happen, Mercedes employed dozens of technicians and some $263,000 worth of flexible LED mats covering one side of the automobile. Using a HD camera mounted on the opposite side of the vehicle, the LEDs were programmed to reproduce the image from the camera at the appropriate scale, blending the vehicle into the background from a few feet away. Pulling this off required power sources, computers and other gear totaling roughly 1,100 lbs. of equipment all inside the B-Class. The point of Mercedes’ clever marketing was to show how the F-Cell hydrogen fuel cell powered car would be invisible to the environment, producing only water vapor and heat for emissions. A subtle, yet powerful way to promote the new technology!

 

 

 

Achieve the impossible.

6 Mar

“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible – and achieve it, generation after generation.”

~ Pearl S. Buck


Trike drifting in New Zeland

5 Mar

For the first time in a long time, I slept for only (give or take) four hours. It is weird feeling knowing that you are about to sleep for half of the doctor recommended duration for one night before you actually lay down in bed. I had to cognizantly set three alarms on my iPhone and place it just far enough away from my bed so that I would have to stand up to turn it off in the morning. Ultimately, I have a new-found respect for the many C-level executives that consistently deliver high marks while regularly running on limited sleep. Even after drinking a Starbucks double tall vanilla latte on the way to work, I am still not 100%, but this video helped get the blood flowing. Enjoy!

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