Inspiring Ezine » Inspiration Tue, 23 Apr 2013 20:45:44 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.5.1 Essential Tips for Business Card and its Benefits for Individuals & Companies http://inspiringezine.com/essential-tips-for-business-card-and-its-benefits-for-individuals-companies/#comments Sun, 10 Mar 2013 19:56:08 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Design Education Brand bright colors Business Cards Card Designs Companies creativity Graphics Logo Theme http://inspiringezine.com/?p=828 Business Card is an essential need and identity for most of the businesses, companies or individuals – the purpose behind is in not just to promote the business but rather to stand out from the crowd and give a brief intro that most people in your connection want to inquire of or to extend this [...]

Business Card is an essential need and identity for most of the businesses, companies or individuals – the purpose behind is in not just to promote the business but rather to stand out from the crowd and give a brief intro that most people in your connection want to inquire of or to extend this to masses, and as such it the easiest way to get your business or identity noticed in a brief overview.

cards designBusiness cards are essentials for every business or individuals who interact with people of same or different interests. Whether your work or business is online or offline, business card serves the purpose of interaction and thereby customers get to recognize and reach you through the contacts on the card.

The content written on business cards should be minimal and not much flooded with text that covers the whole space. Graphics and logo and color need to be coordinated well with the brand. Meanwhile the graphics and coloring should need to stand a mark for the business core theme or brand. Meanwhile while taking into consideration the minimal content on the card, does not necessarily mean that it should not include some important points that are very crucial e.g., the card should include name, designation or profession, contact details such as website, phone/mobile/fax number and email address, PO Box or physical address.

Meanwhile, the format and dimensions of the business card also conveys the message and brand of business. While designing business card, every aspect and detail is taken into consideration to make it more appealing, elegant, and creative. So, don’t underestimate the hidden powers of business cards that can take the business to grow further. The design of the card must be coordinated accordingly with that specific business, profession or website. To find more about the compelling ideas & designs for business cards click here – the innovative designs, various shades of colors and perfectly crafted graphic elements such as logo, symbols added onto the card can surely make a huge difference in the business exposure and reach.

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3 Famous Cases of Art Theft http://inspiringezine.com/3-famous-cases-of-art-theft/#comments Sat, 23 Feb 2013 20:43:58 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Art Art Theft Gallery Mona Lisa Olympics pablo picasso Paintings The Concert The Scream Vermeer Vicenzo Peruggia World History http://inspiringezine.com/?p=812 Art theft, also affectionately called art napping, has been with us for centuries now. The purpose of this highly dangerous and illegal activity can be intuitively inferred: some do it because they dream of creating their own private collections, but they do not have the necessary financial resources; others do it for the money they [...]

Art theft, also affectionately called art napping, has been with us for centuries now. The purpose of this highly dangerous and illegal activity can be intuitively inferred: some do it because they dream of creating their own private collections, but they do not have the necessary financial resources; others do it for the money they get after selling the precious art pieces. The bad news, however, is that the estimated successful recovery rate for stolen art is of a roughly 5-10%. There are many fictional books venturing into the world of art thieves, but the truth is that today there is little known about how they operate, about the tactics and the tech they use, or about the black market were they find buyers for the stolen art pieces. The world has lost some of the most valuable works of art ever to be created, only to recover a few. Let us have a look at 3 famous cases of art theft.

1. The Theft of “Mona Lisa”

Mona Lisa PaintingOne of the earliest art theft cases dates back as far as 1911. On the 21st of August, Vicenzo Peruggia attempted and succeeded in stealing the famous “Mona Lisa” from the Louvre, after having been safely on display for more than five years. At first, Guillaume Apollinaire, the French poet, and Pablo Picasso were presumably suspected of the theft, but, as it turns out, Louvre employee Vicenzo Peruggia had devised a perfect plan to smuggle the painting out of the museum without ever being suspected. It is said that he visited the museum during the day, and then hid in a broom closet for the rest of the night, walking out of the building the next morning with “Mona Lisa” under his coat. It was a pretty simple and clever plan. For two years the authorities had no clue that the painting was sitting in his apartment waiting to be sold in Italy until the day Vicenzo decided it was time to take it out for a ride. He was caught just as he was trying to close a deal with the director of the Uffizi Gallery in Florence.

2. The largest art theft in world history

Art TheftThe largest art theft in the world is a rather recent event as it happened in 1990, on the 18th of March. Dressed as Boston police officers, the thieves had no trouble with accessing the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum during the early hours of St. Patrick’s Day. They targeted some of the most expensive paintings and relics that the museum had on display at that time, the stolen pieces amounting to a total sum of $500 million. Thirteen works of art were taken that day including: “The Concert” by Vermeer, “The Storm on the Sea of Galilee” by Rembrandt, a landscape attributed to the artist and one of his postage-stamp-sized Self-Portraits, together with 5 paintings by Degas, “Chez Tortoni” by Manet, and two other valuable relics. None of the art pieces have been recovered until today, although a considerable reward has been offered for any useful information.

3. The theft of Edward Munch’s “The Scream”

The Scream PaintingThe Norwegian painter Edward Munch is famous throughout the world for his “The Scream” which is actually the name of a collection of four paintings, all versions on the same composition. All of them have been targeted several times by various art thieves, and on two occasions they went missing. The first successful attempt was made in 1994, on the 22nd of February, just as everyone was preparing for the Winter Olympics and the festivities. At that time one version of the painting was on display at the National Gallery in Oslo. However, the thieves were so unimpressed with the challenge of stealing the painting that they even left the memorable note: “Thanks for the poor security!”. After the incident they demanded a ransom of US$1 million which the Norwegian police refused to pay. The painting was recovered a few months later after an undercover operation. The interesting part with this case is that, although two years later four men were convicted for the theft, they never went to prison, being released on legal grounds.

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5 Best Types of Jewelry for Men http://inspiringezine.com/5-best-types-of-jewelry-for-men/#comments Fri, 08 Feb 2013 11:45:50 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Design Fashion Inspiration Animal-themed Celtic Jewelry contemporary art Jewelry Jewelry for Men Modern Stainless Steel Symbol Tribal Jewel http://inspiringezine.com/?p=806 Men’s jewelry is more popular now than ever before. Years ago, most men wore only wedding rings, class rings and cuff links. Now, however, a whole world of possibilities has opened up for men who like to wear jewelry. If you believe the special man in your life would enjoy expressing his own individuality and [...]

Men’s jewelry is more popular now than ever before. Years ago, most men wore only wedding rings, class rings and cuff links. Now, however, a whole world of possibilities has opened up for men who like to wear jewelry. If you believe the special man in your life would enjoy expressing his own individuality and style with some fashionable pieces of jewelry, consider these five styles that are particularly popular in contemporary men’s fashion.

cross jewelry 21. Cross Jewelry for Men

Although the cross has traditionally been recognized as a symbol of Christianity, this iconic shape has become a mainstay in modern jewelry. If the man you’re shopping for would like to wear cross jewelry as an indication of his faith, there are certainly still plenty of pieces that will do that quite nicely. However, if your guy would prefer to wear cross jewelry for men simply for the sake of fashion, consider a piece with a more contemporary flair, such as a stainless steel bracelet with black resin crosses.

2. Celtic Jewelry for Men

You don’t have to have Celtic ancestry to enjoy any one of the striking Celtic designs that are so popular in current jewelry fashions. From rings to bracelets to necklaces, you’ll find a huge variety of Celtic-inspired designs from which to choose. Not only are Celtic designs attractive, but many of them symbolize important concepts of life, such as the traditional Celtic knot design and its connection with eternity and everlasting love.

3. Black Jewelry for Men

Once you see some of the stunning black jewelry available for men, you’ll no doubt understand why this style has become one of the most popular trends in modern men’s accessories. Black jewelry is particularly common in some of the more contemporary materials, such as stainless steel, titanium and tungsten carbide. One fine example of sleek black jewelry is a black tungsten carbide pendant with a single diamond accent.

4. Tribal Jewelry for Men

Tribal-inspired designs are perhaps some of the trendiest of all. These unmistakably masculine forms usually resemble shapes taken from antlers or flames. Whether the piece is sculptural in nature or simply a design that appears on a pendant, necklace or ring, these ancient motifs can be remarkably modern looking. Consider, for example, a piece that incorporates a tribal design into cross jewelry for men, such as a black stainless steel tribal cross pendant.

5. Animal-themed Jewelry for Men

Lions, snakes, bears, tigers, eagles and a myriad of other animals adorn much of contemporary men’s jewelry. Most often, the animals that are represented on these pieces are predatory creatures, but you’ll also find other less threatening figures, such as horses, parrots, fish, owls, elephants and many more. Animal-themed jewelry might be especially appropriate if the man in your life likes to hunt or fish, or even if he simply has a fondness for a particular creature.

Men’s jewelry really has come a long way in the past few years. At one time it was only acceptable for women to enjoy the benefits of dressing up an outfit with various styles of jewelry, but now men can do the same. Whether the guy in your life prefers bracelets, rings, pendants, chain necklaces or any of the other myriad of jewelry styles available, you’re bound to find the perfect piece for him from either a jewelry store or a reputable online retailer. There’s more good news: many of the contemporary materials – such as cobalt chrome, tungsten carbide, titanium and stainless steel – are not only very attractive, but quite affordable as well. With this kind of selection at prices that will fit almost any budget, you’ll quickly come to understand why men’s jewelry is the perfect gift choice for the special guy in your life.

This Guest post is contributed by Cindy White who writes about cross jewelry for men and other styles for JustMensRings.com.

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5 Iconic Mulberry Creations http://inspiringezine.com/5-iconic-mulberry-creations/#comments Sat, 05 Jan 2013 13:59:04 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Design Fashion Anniversary Bayswater Biker Boots Cocktail Dress Iconic Mulberry Occasions Party Peace Dress Style Ted Messenger Bag Vintage http://inspiringezine.com/?p=768 Le Style Anglais was born with the launching of the Mulberry first seasonal collection and since then, fashion critiques and fans alike have praised the brand’s perseverance to deliver only high-quality products. The creative process has strongly been influenced by Britain’s most popular hobbies, so that it is of no surprise that quirky country activities [...]

Le Style Anglais was born with the launching of the Mulberry first seasonal collection and since then, fashion critiques and fans alike have praised the brand’s perseverance to deliver only high-quality products. The creative process has strongly been influenced by Britain’s most popular hobbies, so that it is of no surprise that quirky country activities have been in the center of attention even from the very beginning. Fishing, hunting and shooting have inspired the creation of iconic pieces over the years. From the contemporary satchel bag for women and the newest sophisticated messenger bags for men, to fabulous cocktail dresses and signature biker boots – Mulberry has it all. Every season culminates with the launching a fresh collection of bags and other pieces added to the core families.

1. Boho Mulberry Peace Dress

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The Boho Mulberry Peace dress, better known as the Full Pleated Shirt dress, reflects boldness and emancipation, while preserving a conservative look to it as well. First of all, the shirt-dress style barrows obvious details from a man’s shirt, including the collar, a button front and cuffed sleeves. Secondly, the dress is essentially conceived with help of the bohemian and hippie influences, also known as the boho-chic style. With all this in mind, we can easily agree with the official description of this dress: “prim and proper with a Mulberry twist, the full pleated shirt dress will not let you blend into the crowd”.

2. Mulberry Black Cocktail Dress

mulberry 2The Mulberry Black Cocktail Dress, also known as the see-through back pleated dress, is an exquisite example of a Vintage-style cocktail dress still widely popular today. With black always being in fashion, this back pleated dress hits the jackpot. Made out of the highest quality cotton and silk, the dress is sleeveless with a round neck and trim at the back of the waist. From its description I believe every fashion fan has already guessed that this dress is perfect for an intimate dinner party, early afternoon anniversary celebrations and other occasions when we want to draw attention with style.

3. Mulberry Ted Messenger Bag

mulberry 3The collection of messenger bags specially created for the male category includes an incredibly large variety of sizes, shapes and colors. But this season’s undoubtedly best seller has been the Mulberry Ted Messenger Bag. The bag has been warmly named Ted because of the belief that every name has the power to reflect certain personality traits or style characteristics, in this case. And indeed, this short, yet powerful name is composed of three characters, exactly the number of ways in which the bag can be carried: across the body, handheld and as a backpack. With the perfect combination of business and leisure, the bag will match any outfit for daily occasions. It features one roomy main compartment, a flap closure with buckle detail and three Postman’s locks for closure, while the exterior is made out of the highest quality leather in a natural oak color. Both the structured leather handle and the exterior back D-rings convey the bag’s multi-functionality and sleek design.

4. Mulberry Bayswater Bags

mulberry 4Quintessentially feminine, this handbag collection can satisfy your taste for elegance and sophistication by mixing exquisite craftsmanship and finest-quality natural leather with a complementary luxurious design. The Bayswater handbags are specially created for a woman’s most hidden desires, and practicality is one of them. Suitable for every occasion, be it for an office outfit or a night out in the city, the Mulberry Bayswater has a 10.4” X 14.2” X 6.3” size. Adorned with the now famous Postman’s golden lock, the brushed soft leather interior has extra belt straps for enabling the widening of the handbag when extra space is needed.  Its exceptionally spacious and easy to fit style makes this handbag the number one choice of women all over the world.

5. Mulberry Postman’s Lock Biker Boots

mulberry 5Mulberry Postman’s Lock Biker Boots is the quintessential example of a sleek, classic leather boot design that will take you through the season with style. These boots come in a variety of colors, but my old time favorite is the soft oak with matte finishing; they are multi-trapped, belted and fastened with collar studs buckles and mini lock closures. All the detailing done on these boots reflects the Mulberry simple, yet elegant style.

What I really love about these boots is that they have a flat lacquered sole and a rounded toe, both two immensely practical qualities in shoes. Besides this, Postman’s Lock Biker Boots are practical because they can perfectly match your outfit from autumn through winter until early spring time. The knee-high style makes them easily adjustable for trips in the country side, a night on the town or even glamorous parties.

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3 Indian Literary Treasures http://inspiringezine.com/3-indian-literary-treasures/#comments Mon, 31 Dec 2012 13:28:06 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Inspiration People & Places eastern practices Eastern Traditions Epic Hindu indian subcontinent Krishna Kurukshetra Literature Mahabharata Ramayana Religion Sanskrit Spiritual The Upanishads Valmiki http://inspiringezine.com/?p=761 The Eastern traditions and spiritual practices have been easily assimilated throughout the Western culture for decades now. At first sight, the intersection of such different views on life, materialistic and spiritual, would lead us to believe that the middle path is not within reach, but history has proven us otherwise. Even today, the Indian culture, [...]

The Eastern traditions and spiritual practices have been easily assimilated throughout the Western culture for decades now. At first sight, the intersection of such different views on life, materialistic and spiritual, would lead us to believe that the middle path is not within reach, but history has proven us otherwise. Even today, the Indian culture, the Hindu religion and its spiritual rites are held in high regard. Not to mention that the Western world often finds great relief in knowing that its rich literary heritage is still put into practice and that the philosophy of sacred Sanskrit books such as Mahabharata, Ramayana and the Upanishads is still the source of inspiration for the Indian people.

1. Mahabharata

MahabharataMahabharata is one of the two major Sanskrit epics and is thought to have been written sometime around 400 BCE. Although its author is unknown, many scholars have attributed it to the sage called Vyasa or Veda Vyasa or Krishna Dvaipayana, who is a central figure in the Hindu tradition, a character in the epic and who is considered to still be alive according to the Hindu belief. The title of this epic actually means “the great tale of the Bhārata dynasty” and the story supposedly dates back to incidents that happened as far as the 8th and 9th centuries BCE. Jaya is believed to be the core of this Sanskrit epic because the rest of it is built around it. Thus, Jaya is written as a dialogue between Kuru king Dhritarashtra and his advisor, Sanjaya, narrating each battle and fight of the Kurukshetra War which lasted exactly 18 years. The tale is often depicting the king’s laments and regrets, his feelings of guilt and shame with regard to the atrocities and destruction this war had brought upon the Indian Subcontinent. Mahabharata has contributed immensely to the richness of the Indian culture by offering invaluable information about the warfare, history and geography at that time, but also by portraying the religious and moral state of things.

2. Ramayana

RamayanaRamayana is the second major ancient Sanskrit epic, playing a very important role in the Hindu canon. It has been deemed that this great Indian epic was written by the great sage Valmiki, who is celebrated as Adi Kavi or the First Poet because it is believed he discovered the verse and established the form of traditional Sanskrit poetry. The term Ramayana can be translated as “the march of Rama”. With regard to its epic style it has been said that: “No language can be purer, none chaster, none more beautiful, and at the same time simpler, than the language in which the great poet has depicted the life of Rama.”The rhyming couplets, “slokas”, composing the epic are grouped into chapters or cantos which are also later grouped into books or “kandas”. The seven “kandas” of Ramayana depict allegorically the teachings of the ancient Hindu Vedas, revealing its core philosophy and the need for cultural consciousness by creating ideal characters and relationships.

3. The Upanishads

The UpanishadsThe Upanishads are result of a sacred Hindu tradition which enabled the Indians to pass on the essence of the Veda or of the revealed knowledge by word of mouth.  Approximately 200 Upanishads are known today and all have contributed to creating the theoretical and philosophical basis for the Hindu religion. They have been split into major or main Upanishads, and minor Upanishads based on the period when they were originally composed, so that the former belong to the pre-Buddhist period, while the latter category was still being worked on during the medieval and early modern eras. These writings talk about the importance of the Brahman which is the universal spirit and the Atman which is the individual Self; yet the core teaching is that the Brahman and the Atman are essentially one. The Upanishads also offer detailed explanations about Aum, the divine syllable, which underlies all cosmic existence, and about the famous Hindu mantra “Aum Shānti Shānti Shānti” which translates as “the soundless sound, peace, peace, peace”. Also, the stories of the Upanishads are often presented in form of a dialogue between two people or animals.

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10+ Inspiring Examples of Postcards Designs http://inspiringezine.com/10-inspiring-example-of-postcards-designs/#comments Wed, 19 Dec 2012 12:58:44 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Art Design bright colors creativity future designs Graphics Postcard Postcard Printing Style http://inspiringezine.com/?p=712 Printing has been evolved a lot in last couple of years – with intriguing designs, ideas and advancement it truly conveys the hidden message in an inspirational way. Whether the postcards are for individual or business purpose, it should reflect the message that conveys properly to the recipient. Brochure and print designing is now more [...]

Printing has been evolved a lot in last couple of years – with intriguing designs, ideas and advancement it truly conveys the hidden message in an inspirational way. Whether the postcards are for individual or business purpose, it should reflect the message that conveys properly to the recipient.

Brochure and print designing is now more like an art and as such Postcard Printing should fulfill the purpose of creativity, ingenuity and carefully crafted colors embedded onto the cards. The final product not only looks reliable and eye-catching but also speaks of its quality. From colors to style, there are many choices for which one can select the design to deliver the fine piece.

Print design should be concise and clear – not filled with too many graphical items, and the colors, layout need to define identity of the subject so that the postcard looks amazing. We have collected some stunning postcard designs for your inspiration.

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25 Stunning Examples of Brochure Designs http://inspiringezine.com/25-stunning-examples-of-brochure-designs/#comments Tue, 18 Dec 2012 20:17:25 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Design Brochure Design future designs Postcard Printing Printing Stunning http://inspiringezine.com/?p=650 There are somethings more important for a company’s first impression that includes business card, In print design the business card is the first big thing and next there are Brochure and Post Cards that should be created to have real impact and appealing design. Brochure can act as the first impression of your company that [...]

There are somethings more important for a company’s first impression that includes business card, In print design the business card is the first big thing and next there are Brochure and Post Cards that should be created to have real impact and appealing design. Brochure can act as the first impression of your company that must have a striking design with high-quality Brochure Printing services.

Brochure and PostCard can be used by company for marketing or promotional purposes but bad design of brochure or postcard can be a down factor in achieving goals, there are so many online Brochure printing and PostCard printing design companies that will help you create a more unique and attractive brochure or postcard for your projects. We have selected some stunning examples of brochure designs that will give you inspiration for your new business, Hope you will like these designs, Enjoy!

1. dvGreen Brochure

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3. TripShake brochures!

4. 3rock Corporate Brochure

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7. Graphic Farmers Market Brochure

8. Graphic Real Estate Agent Newsletter

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11. Rhythm Kitchen Brochure

12. Wired

13. TVNZ 7

14. 2010 Epic Awards

15. Forum Properties

16. The Boston Museum

17. Craig Horsof

18. Rebrand

19. Real Estate

20. TripShake

21. Ministry of Culture

22. HGDB

23. Redbox

24. California Academy of Sciences

25. Hollywood Cooks

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Artistic Moments By Andy Warhol http://inspiringezine.com/artistic-moments-by-andy-warhol/#comments Wed, 12 Dec 2012 12:55:01 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Art Fashion People & Places Photography Andy Warhol Art Piece Art Work avant-garde Brillo Boxes Campbell's Soup Cans Chelsea Girls Film Making Kellogg's Music Paintings red car crash Sculpture Silk Screening http://inspiringezine.com/?p=607 Posterity celebrates him as the leading figure of last century’s visual art movement – pop art. Before he arrived on the artistic scene of the 1960’s, advertising and celebrity culture had already enthralled the American people. His contributions to fields such as drawing, painting, film making, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture and music, had something [...]

Posterity celebrates him as the leading figure of last century’s visual art movement – pop art. Before he arrived on the artistic scene of the 1960’s, advertising and celebrity culture had already enthralled the American people. His contributions to fields such as drawing, painting, film making, printmaking, photography, silk screening, sculpture and music, had something in common: his obsession with finding the relationship between artistic expression and popular culture items or people. During his lifetime, Andy Warhol’s controversial artistic personality stirred numerous talks about whether his so called art pieces could really be seen as such. Today we know that Andy Warhol’s works includes some of the most expensive paintings in the world.

1. Campbell’s Soup Cans

One of Warhol’s most famous art pieces is the painting entitled “Campbell’s Soup Cans” which he produced in 1962 by making use of a semi-mechanized silk screening technique. It includes exactly 32 smaller paintings showing the now famous Campbell Tomato Soup cans, each of the same size, with a height of 20 inches and a width of 16 inches, being arranged in an orderly fashion on four rows. The number 32 is not coincidental, actually at that time there were exactly 32 varieties of soup sold by Campbell’s. Andy Warhol’s reaction to all the mass media fuss about this series was: “I used to drink it. I used to have the same lunch every day, for twenty years, I guess, the same thing over and over again.” This art piece is in perfect harmony with his personal artistic belief: “…the most banal and even vulgar trappings of modern civilization can, when transposed to canvas, become Art.”

2. The Andy Warhol Diaries

“The Andy Warhol Diaries” was published posthumously in 1989 and it comprises eleven years of telephone conversations between Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett. This project began innocently in 1976 after Andy Warhol was audited and it was at first used as a method of documenting his daily spending habits. Hackett was the one to carefully transcribe every monologue or conversation he had with Warhol for legal purposes, although sometimes they contained far more details about his personal life than such a process would have required. More than 20,000 pages of diary were condensed into an 807-page book telling the unconventional story of Warhol, starting with the 24th of November, 1976 and ending just a few days before his death in 1987.

3. The “Brillo Boxes” Sculpture

Andy Warhol’s most popular sculpture is by far the “Brillo Boxes”. It was exhibited for the first time at the Stable Gallery in 1964 as a part of a series of “grocery carton” art works which also included Campbell’s tomato juice cases, Heinz ketchup, Kellogg’s corn flakes, Mott’s apple juice, and Del Monte peaches. With this masterpiece, just as with “Campbell’s Soup Cans”, Andy Warhol achieved once more a successful transition between consumer-product imagery to the realm of art. He employed carpenters to build a number of 24 plywood boxes in identical size and then with a bit of assistance silk-screened each box with the logo of the Brillo soap pads. With regard to this sculpture, Warhol received just the amount a bad critique he was aiming at.

4. The “Chelsea Girls” Movie

After many attempts at receiving recognition for his avant-garde approach to movie making, Andy Warhol finally struck gold with his 1966’ “Chelsea Girls” movie. The movie was shot in the Chelsea hotel and other places in New York City, starring some of Warhol’s most admired superstars of that time, such as: Rona Page, Brigid Berlin, Ed Wood, Edie Sedgwick, Patrick Flemming and many others. The style employed to make this movie is rather eclectic and definitely out-of-the-box, amassing several unexpected features: alternating soundtracks for each scene, a split screen presentation, black and white alternating with color photography. The public’s and critics’ reaction to “Chelsea Girls” was mixed, to say the least.

5. The “Death and Disaster” Series

Andy Warhol’s fascination with death and the process of dying is perfectly depicted in the series of paintings he entitled “Death and Disaster”. Actually, the three paintings included in this series – Red Car Crash, Purple Jumping Man, and Orange Disaster – were originally photographs that Warhol had taken, and then reproduced using the silk screening process. Interestingly enough, this series confirms Warhol’s theory that “everyone gets their 15 minutes of fame” because he actually made some unknown people he randomly photographed worldwide famous.

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4 Unique Gadgets You Don’t Know About http://inspiringezine.com/4-unique-gadgets-you-dont-know-about/#comments Tue, 04 Dec 2012 12:31:17 +0000 Inspiring Ezine Inspiration Science & Health Technology air umbrella Apple Awesome Gadgets Bike Bluetooth BoostTurbine cell phone Crash Sensor Gadgets GPS hand-turbine Helmet ICEdot Sticker iPad latest technology microphone Pop Robot The Popinator http://inspiringezine.com/?p=584 The world of technology has advanced exponentially the last few years, and it is expected to do so in the future. Although its mission at first was to make our lives easier, in the post-modern times the number of technologies you own say something about your social and financial status. In other words, tech is [...]

The world of technology has advanced exponentially the last few years, and it is expected to do so in the future. Although its mission at first was to make our lives easier, in the post-modern times the number of technologies you own say something about your social and financial status. In other words, tech is being re-purposed; it is converted into a common good that everyone can buy at fabulously cheap prices and then simply discard once they are bored of it or when a new generation of that same product comes out. It seems as though people are so wrapped up in the consumerist mentality of these times that no gadget is performing or stylish enough that it cannot be replaced within a few 2 or 3 months with another slightly modified version of itself (i.e. Apple’s ipads). In the following paragraphs we will present some of the latest gadgets that you can find on the market and it is up to you, the readers, to decide whether they are more or less useful in everyday life.

1. Air Umbrella

Air Umbrella is a unique electronic gadget, and the concept of it has been patented by two designers: Je Sung Park and Woo Jung Kwon. The unconventional umbrella works in the following way: the stick of the umbrella can change its length and at its base you have the control button; once you press it, the handle blows the air beneath it above your head, thus creating an adjustable air-curtain that protects you from the raindrops; if the rain is heavier then you can adjust the power with which the air is being blown in order to avoid getting wet. The gadget has been promoted as ensuring maximum portability (i.e. you can carry it in your pocket or your bag) and as Eco-friendly due to the fact that it discourages the use of plastic bags.

2. The Popinator

The Popinator is a voice-activated robot designed to release popcorn from its stash and project it right into your mouth at command. This invention has also been labeled as the “ultimate feeding toy” of the century because it is based on high end engineering, and the idea stemmed out of the need to multitask. Actually, the Popinator uses a binaural microphone system, which is very similar to the science behind our hearing system, in order to decode the distance from which the word “Pop!” has been said and the trajectory. Although there are a few infinitesimal errors of decoding the sound because of possible sound wave interferences, the Popinator is still amazingly precise at delivering the “Pop!”.

3. BoostTurbine

Have you ever considered the possibility that at some point mankind will have to adapt energy wise? Well, this next gadget is way ahead of you: the BoostTurbine is specifically designed to provide you with a portable charger that you can use for you telephone or laptop or any other device even if you do not have any power source near you (i.e. if you are in the forest). The BoostTurbine has a hand-turbine power generator and a rechargeable lithium battery, so that with only one minute of turning that handle you have enough energy to re-open your telephone, make a few calls and send texts. One can say that such a gadget can literally save your life!

4. ICEdot Sticker

The ICEdot Sticker, also called the Crash Sensor, is the latest technology developed for cyclists. Practically, this sensor, once it is placed on the bike helmet, connects with the rider’s cell phone via Bluetooth. Let us see how it works: if you fall off your bike or your helmet is knocked off you head, the sensor will automatically start calling all your emergency contacts in the list, also giving them your GPS coordinates. In case of false crash detection – when you accidentally drop the helmet on the ground, for example – there is a countdown before the sensor starts dialing, so that you have enough time to stop it from continuing if you are really not hurt. I think that everyone riding a bike will feel a little bit safer once they get the Crash Sensor.

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