Saturday, March 31, 2012

The museum of me by Intel

Foi apresentado um novo projecto da Intel que permite transformar as nossas fotos e contactos do Facebook numa galeria de museu virtual, numa espécie de visual diary. Para isto basta ir aqui, só temos de autorizar o The museum of Me app a aceder ao nosso face e esperar que o site faça o resto. O resultado é surreal, as nossas fotografia e amigos vão aparecer em salas, tal e qual como numa galeria de arte, e serão contempladas por um público virtual. Tudo isto acontecerá durante uma visita guiada, num filme em que nós somos o actor principal. 
Se tens uma conta no Facebook, isto é algo que não vais querer perder!!!

Museum of Me is a brilliant online project from Intel that turns your Facebook profile into a virtual museum with the click of a button. 
Simply authorize the Museum of Me app to access your Facebook profile and it will pull your photographs, pictures of friends you frequently interact with, your location and other data that you may have shared on Facebook and turns everything into an impressive animated movie. 
This is much like taking a walking tour of a virtual museum where all the rooms and galleries display exhibits that are you own.

If you have a Facebook profile, this is something you should not miss.


Thursday, March 29, 2012

Holi - Festival of Colors 2012

O festival de cores representa a celebração da Primavera e o triunfo do bem sobre o mal, acontece entre Fevereiro e Março na véspera de lua cheia. O Holi Festival of Colors é um ritual anual, celebrado na Índia e noutros países com grandes populações Hindu.  O maior festival das cores, acontece no Hare Krishna Temple, Utah nos Estados Unidos. Em 2012, teve uma afluência de 80000 pessoas nos dois dias de festival. 

Acho que ia gostar de ir, quem é que não se delicia a atirar coisas aos outros? E se essas coisas, forem  tintas, das mais variadas cores, que salpicam e sujam a roupa toda ;) ainda melhor!!

The festival of Colors is a celebration of Spring and the triumph of good over evil, on the eve of the full moon falling in late February or March, by people in India and other countries with large Hindu populations, as well as other religions. The biggest one happens in the  Hare Krishna Temple in Spanish Fork, Utah.  This is held over two days and estimates from this year (2012) claim nearly 80,000 attended over the two days.

It must be fun spending time just throwing colored powder and water at each other.. don't you think?

India - Holi Festival of Color - travel
India - Holi Festival of Color - travel
India - Holi Festival of Color - travel
India - Holi Festival of Color - travel

"Every year, Hindus greet the turn of winter into spring with a splash of color - in some areas, a geyser of color. They call their celebration the festival of Holi, and Hindus across India and throughout the world share prayer, camaraderie, special food, and a general sense of mischief as they douse each other in dyes and colored water. The large festival has roots to many Hindu legends associated with the triumph of good over evil. One of the best-known stories tells the tale of the demoness Holika, who tried to kill Prahlad, the son of the demon king Hiranyakashyap, for refusing to worship his father. Instead, Holika is consumed in flames, which is replayed each year with bonfires and effigies, before the celebrants break out the hues and cries of the festival" in

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

What is a Boudoir?

Boudoir pieces secrets

Foi utilizado pela primeira vez 1781,  Boudoir era tipicamente um espaço privado que todas as mulheres de respeito tinham, um espaço onde podiam estar sozinhas. Este era o seu espaço, podia ser um quarto, um quarto de vestir ou uma casa-de-banho, ou uma combinação dos três. No Boudoir as mulheres desenvolviam a curiosidade e entretinham as suas amigas e apaixonados. Este quarto sedutor estava normalmente trancado e estava decorado com mobílias requintadas e de bom gosto.  O Boudoir era o espaço restrito da mulher, onde os outros só poderiam entrar com convite da mesma.

"In the romanticism or eras gone by, a boudoir typically was the space every self respecting lady had. It was her private room of alluring intrigue, either a bedroom, sitting room, dressing room or bathing room. Maybe a combination of all those rooms. The boudoir was where she aroused curiosity and entertained intimate friends and lovers. This seductive and sensual room often had locked doors and was filled stylishly with opulent furniture. A boudoir was a woman's confidential space which other people could only enter by invitation" 

A palavra Boudoir vem do verbo Francês bouder, que significa "estar de mau humor". Assim , uma mulher que se sentisse mal disposta ou indisposta podia-se retirar para o seu Boudoir até se sentir melhor. Era, também um espaço onde ela cuidava de si e se mimava. A decoração tradicional do Boudoir estava focada no Renascimento e nos quartos de estilo francês. 

"The word Boudoir comes from the French verb bouder, which means "to pout" or to "to sulk". Thus, a woman who was feeling sulky or indisposed could retire to her boudoir or "sulking room" until she felt in a better disposition. It was also a place where she retreated to and nurtured herself as some boudoirs were also fitted out with elegant bathing vessels and opulent chandeliers, mirrors and sensuous furs. The traditional decor style of a boudoir was tended to focus on Renaissance and French inspired bedroom styles. In recent times it has also been used to describe the country cottage style with whitewashed-style walls, large and heavy bed furniture, and deep bedding" 

Assim, este blog será exactamente isso, um espaço selectivo de bom gosto. Um espaço que irá reflectir quem eu sou, um espaço que exprima o meu estilo de vida mas que ao mesmo tempo o conjugue com o meu intelecto. É como se tivesse uma licença para brincar, uma licença para explorar a arte, a fotografia, para viajar, para pensar.. mas sempre com muito glamour e sofisticação!

So, this blog is just that, a selective place with good taste. A place that should reflect who I am intimately, a place that allows my lifestyle essence to shine, but at the same reveals my intellect. In this place I have complete creative licence to play - from art to photography, from travel to thoughts... but always with glamour and taste!

Sejam bem-vindos, ao meu Boudoir pieces!

So, welcome to my Boudoir pieces!
Rosana ;)

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

The most awkward.. perfect places to read

Eu, pessoalmente adoro um bom livro, quando gosto mesmo de um devoro-o em três tempos. Por isso, o tema livros, ler, bibliotecas.. é um dos meus targets favoritos de pesquisas na net. E desde há algum tempo que me tenho deparado com fotos caricatas, nas quais se vêem pessoas a ler nos sítios mais inacreditáveis.. aos quais eu chamei: perfect spots to read.

I can´t resist a good book, so usually I invest a long time searching about subjects such as: book, places to read, libraries.. So, I had colected a long amount of pictures that shown the most awkward, but certainly perfect, places (spots) to read. 
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Love Letter to New York: Classic Life Photos

The monuments and the museums, the pulsing crowds on Fifth Avenue, opera at the Met and stickball in Spanish Harlem, sardines on the subway and the romantic urban vistas of Central Park: Over the years LIFE’s photographers explored every corner of New York, the city the magazine always called its home.

From the countless images of the Big Apple stored away in its unparalleled archives, LIFE here presents a small selection of classic black-and-white photos that show off the the spirit, the architecture, the culture (high and decidedly low) of Gotham — visual testaments to a city that, through darkness and in light, remains one of a kind.

Pennsylvania Station, December 1942 

The silhouette of the Statue of Liberty in the World War II era, January 1943
A woman walks her poodles along Fifth Avenue in October 1942

New Yorkers crowd Broadway below a large billboard depicting actress Marlene Dietrich in October 1944

A strolling blind musician plays guitar and harmonica along Broadway at night in Times Square in 1944
Columbus Circle during a heat wave in August 1944. A large Coca Cola sign and thermometer registers 100 degrees on top of building next to the Mayflower Hotel, New York.

A trio of sailors walk arm in arm down a dimly lit street near Times Square, searching vainly for fun in the curfew-quiet city, February 1945

Storm clouds hover over the Brooklyn Bridge and the ghostly skyscrapers of Manhattan's financial district in March 1946
Young boys with play a street game in Spanish Harlem in January 1947
The new Metropolitan Life Insurance Company North Building, left, and the 1909 Metropolitan Life Insurance Company Tower at night, Madison Square, New York City, May 1947
Fifth Avenue teems with pre-Christmas holiday traffic near 34th street in November 1948
Aerial view of the crowded beach and pier at Coney Island, including the Parachute Jump amusement park ride (the tall structure at left), Brooklyn, 1951
People relax, ride boats, walk, and enjoy Central Park in August 1951

Fire boats greet the SS France as it enters New York Harbor on its maiden voyage in February 1962 

A view from the balcony at the opening of new Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center in January 1966
Sightseeing above New York, October 1949 
A father and son walk past the Globe Theater in 1971

read more in lifetime

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