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Today I love……Inga

12 May

Oh she is so pretty! So useful, she surprises me every single day with her skills! She goes here, she goes there….she goes anywhere!!!

Well….hate me if you must….but I am now the proud owner of a la……iPad!

No, I am not a rich person by any means or I would own everything that I speak of on this blog! I bought Inga (iPad 1) on the day that the iPad 2 was released…which in my book is pretty savvy stuff….I don’t own an iPhone but of course I would like to have one…..

So…..she arrived….it wasn’t hard for me to work out how to use and abuse her…..I’m not a computer nerd but I’m not a complete moron either….then the apps started flowing….this little genius is a bloody godsend for the kiddies! They LOVE LOVE LOVE it! It reads them stories, it educates them and teaches them to spell, draw, count and even a bit of hand/eye and some logic thrown in there as well for them! I HAD to have Monopoly – yes, I paid for it but it has been worth every bloody cent – Mr. Big and I play it and the pool game a lot now. Which is nice….no more sitting in front of the computer or lounged on the couch engrossed in the telly…now we play together! Arguing and cheating is also involved but that is another story altogether!

Speaking of Mr. Big, he just interrupted the typing of this post by knocking over my antique side table and scaring the living bejesus out of me! Damn he is Big! Anyhoo, the first thing I did with Inga was learn how to convert my vids so that I could send them to iTunes and then sync them over to her. So that took a while. Well, not too long. Maybe I don’t give myself enough credit sometimes…..I think that sometimes….

So Mr. Big came home and there I was quite happy in my own hot bubble bath watching National Velvet with Inga leant on the wire bath storage next to the bath. Mr. Big took one look at Inga, after I told him not to come too much closer and spill everything everywhere and backed the hell outta there quick smart! So I did move her a little further away from said bathtub. I kind of had a vision of Inga falling into the bath tub with me and really did not want to end up as the first iPad death statistic in a bath.

After that, Inga’s uses became more and more known to me. She has taught me that I cannot grow any sort of plant, whether it be living or in a game. Thanks for that. I can also keep up to date on the networks and news and listen to my tunes whilst I am cooking dinner. I can take her to bed and read a book. It took a while to find a free book that I wanted to read, but I highly recommend the princess and the penis for your first freebie 🙂 Then I have my daily games….which for me I really need right now….gas tycoon rocks and the plants were another one but I’ve given up on that quest.

If you are considering purchasing an iPad I highly recommend it…I no longer have to pack up my laptop and all the cords and lug it around – I just walk out the door with this little beauty! It is of course easier to type on a normal keyboard, like I am doing now. This post may have taken a lot longer than the 10 mins it has so far taken on the keyboard instead of Inga…

I thought the other day about how exciting our world will be in 100 years time. Well, if it is still here….scary stuff….everybody – iPads away!!! xxxxx

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Just For You….show me what you’ve got!!!

20 Feb

Okey dokey folks….who’s ready for some creative loveliness…..I’m Excited with a capital E! Here we go:

Show me your stunning stuff people!!

I’ve got this for y’all today…..xx

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LOGO &/OR PROFILE PIC DESIGN COMPETITION RULES
“Just For You Jewels”
We are not affiliated with Facebook 

In order to create a compelling and substantial visual identity of Just For You Jewels, this competition seeks a logo AND/OR Facebook Profile Picture that represents the following criteria:

  1. ‘Jewels’
  2. ‘Just For You’
as text/words in the logo &/or Profile Picture 

This competition consists in a contest to design a logo &/or Profile Picture for Just For You Jewels:

1. Eligibility
Participants may compete as individual or as a team. Entries are eligible to Australian residents only. 

2. Logo Design Features
a. The logo must contain the letters

  1. ‘Jewels’
  2. ‘Just For You’
c. The use of colours is recommended
d. Imagery themes can be used in the logo design only if the image is free of any and all royalty fees
e. There are no limits on the size of the logo, however the minimum size of the logo would be 4 inches (10.2cm) wide and 4 inches (10.2cm) high 

*** Naturally, the best size would be the one we are using now – check our wall and please keep in mind how it will look as a “thumb nail” ie. small image.

***Multiple entries are accepted***

3. Judging Criteria
Judging will be carried out according to the following criteria:
– Originality of the design
– Visual appeal

In the event that similar entries are submitted by multiple participants, Just For You Jewels reserves the right to select the prize winners based on the criteria listed above plus any other design features’ interests and purposes. If required, tie-breaking will be at the discretion of Just For You Jewels.
The decision of Just For You Jewels will be final and no appeal against the decision will be considered.

4. Prizes
The winning logo &/or Profile Picture design will be awarded a $50 voucher for our Facebook online store – the voucher is only valid for one (1) month after the date of issue and is valid for any item that is currently in stock/& available from our supplier(s), excluding postage, at Just For You Jewels. An (optional) shoutout will also be included when the announcement of the winning design is made (including any facebook page you may own for some advertising for the winner) if the winner accepts this option.

5. Intellectual Property Rights
Once the Prize is announced to the winner the copyright and the ownership of the Intellectual Property Rights for the winning logo &/or Profile Picture design will deem to be transferred to Just For You Jewels.

Just For You Jewels reserves the right to publish the winning logo on all of Just For You Jewels print or electronic communications, including website, newsletter and official stationery.

6. Submissions
The logo must be submitted via Just For You Jewels’ Facebook Wall:
Just For You Jewels

7. Distribution of Prize
The Prize will be sent to the winner on Monday 7th March 2011 after Just For You Jewels and/or their representatives have chosen the winner of the competition at approximately 9pm Sunday 6th March 2011.

8. Final Decision
Just For You Jewels reserves the right to accept or to reject any (or all) submissions that do not meet the requirements for participation and/or competition.
The decision of Just For You Jewels Logo &/or Profile Picture Competition Judge will be final and no appeal against the decision will be considered.

9. Agreement to Official Rules
By participating in the contest, participants agree to abide by the rules and conditions as
established above which can be amended or modified at any time by Just For You Jewels. All entries become the property of Just For You Jewels.

10. The deadline for receiving entries for the competition close 8pm EST, Sunday March 2011.

11. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Facebook. You are providing your information to Catrina Murray of Just For You Jewels and not to Facebook. The information you provide will only be used for the competition purposes and not for any other reason.

Show me whatcha got lovely people!!! xxx

Hugs to you & all of yours….

Today I love….Ultra Loop Bootie

21 Sep

Hey there baby!
(Say ‘Hey’ like Fonzie please folks! = ‘Aaaayyy’….)
Carbon fibre shoes…beat that!!!
Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne
Am I just simply stunning or what???

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

Ultra Loop Bootie
Charcoal + Champagne

The Ultra Loop Bootie is a revolutionary shoe silhouette formed by dramatically molding ultra lightweight and ultra strong carbon fiber to enable an extreme heel construction. The design is based on a simple concept of penetration: a floating foot-bed slips through a sexy loop, functioning as both heel and upper.

Heel Height – 130mm/5.1″

Ultra Loop Bootie Charcoal + Champagne

And from the master himself, courtesy of ELLE:

“ELLE:  Have you ever walked around in your heels to make sure they’re comfortable?”

“I tried a size 43 Sharpei boots that we made especially for a friend. I think without any high heel experience anyone suffers. To ensure the comfort of our shoes we have a series of size 38 fitting models, including my wife.”

From here

Awesome, hey?

xxoo


Today I love….Shellac Take FOUR….

20 Sep

I’ve had the Shellac now since take one folks….you can find those posts here#1 and here#2 and here#3….

I didn’t like the colours I got from take two and take three…there were just blah….maybe mixed with the others they may liven up but not to my liking at all – however…the other colours seriously rock and are so damn shiiiiiiiny you will NOT believe it people!!!

All just for you….my loyal bloggie readers…..

So now…..I know you are waiting for this one!!

I present to you – TAKE FOUR!!!

All thanks to the lovely, luscious and leggy ladies at Buff Me Up – Thornbury…


How much do ya love it???

As much as me?? YAY for Shellac!!! …… 🙂

Today I love….United Nude Lo Res

9 Aug

OH. MY. GOD.

Möbius

“The United Nude Möbius is the launch product of the United Nude brand. Since then it has become an icon in the world of design. Conceptually, the shoe is a möbius band where a single strip forms the sole, heel,foot-bed and upper.”

I am having major heart palpitations here at my desk folks!

For those of you that do not already know, I am a fully qualified shoemaker (Diploma Textiles, Clothing and Footwear) and I also have 5 industrial machines at home just sitting there, waiting and ready for me to use them one day. “What?!” I hear you say – “Why is she sitting on this wonderful talent??!!” Unfortunately the bills have to be paid folks and if I sat at home all day making shoes (which, mind you does take a very long time – about 4o processes go into making one pair of shoes!) I would be living in the gutter before you could say jump…..

So anyhoo, when I saw these super awesome wonderful shoes, I really appreciated the design and architecture (yes, you will see soon; I can call it that!) from a shoemaking point of view. These shoes are wonderful, beautiful and attention seeking works of art, that also look (surprisingly) very comfortable to wear. I just have to cross my fingers and toes now that they bring me a store down under in the very near future!!!


Mono Jane

The United Nude Mono Jane is a classic Mary Jane wedge molded from lightwewight material. Its sleek design equally combines comfort and elegance. Available in nine summer colours.

Eamz

The United Nude Eamz is conceptually inspired by a furniture design classic; the Charles and Ray Eames chair. The United Nude Eamz shoe is an ode to their vision.

Loop

The United Nude Loop is a revolutionary shoe silhouette, formed by dramatically molding the strongest plastics in the world. The design is based on a simple concept of penetration: a floating foot-bed slips through a sexy loop, functioning as both heel and upper.

Ruby

The United Nude Ruby is a sleek, elegant and comfortable slip-on. The Ruby features a slick molded heel that has the appearance of a smooth jewel.

Cup

The United Nude Cup is a sculptured heel piece which literally ‘cups’ the heel of a classic shoe and also acts as a backpiece. Available in four exciting new styles and a multitude of eye-popping colours.

Fold

The United Nude Fold is about the fluent movement of a single strip. The strip folds around the foot front-to-back-to-front like a scarf.

Elastic

The United Nude Elastics are all made with United Nude custom designed materials. The style is dominated by bright colours and linear patterns.

Lo Res

The United Nude Lo Res is part of a new semi-automatic design method by United Nude. An object is digitally scanned into a 3D computer model and regenerated into various resolutions. The Lo Res shoe is part of an automated design revolution.

United Nude Shoes Online Store | Spring Summer 2010 Range

They also do boots – check out the pocket and Bubble boot!!

Today I love….Evernote

4 Aug

One of the things we will all remember about him is the notepad….
Whenever you had a problem or a question, out would come the trusty notepad and pencil (always a pencil, and always sharp!) to weigh the pros and cons of the situation and discover the best path for you to take….I myself am an avid note-taker….
So here’s hoping that Evernote will help me in the digital age….

Make a note.

Or 500,000 of them.

Love the slogan….unfortunately I don’t have a top pocket to keep my notepad and can’t keep track of my keys….let alone a notepad all the time….(sorry Bump!)

Evernote makes it easy to remember things big and small from your notable life using your computer, phone, and the web.

Get started today with a free account.

Put your thoughts, ideas, inspiration, and things to remember all in one place. Use Evernote for work, for play, and for everything that’s noteworthy. Here are a few suggestions:

  • Snap a photo of a business card with your phone, and have an easy way to store and access contacts.
  • Capture plane tickets and confirmation numbers, hotel invoices, and receipts for your expense reports.
  • Get inspired. Keep a file of anything cool you want to buy for yourself or as a gift, whether it’s online or out in the real world.
  • Keep notes from your meetings all in one place. Take a picture of a whiteboard and you’ll be able to find it later.
  • Plan your next trip. Clip web pages, maps, and itineraries. Capture sights, sounds, tastes, and anything else.
  • Research web sites and clip pages directly from your browser.
  • Keep a record of your favorite wines by snapping a photo of the label when you find one you like.
  • Remember the things you were supposed to remember. Create to-do lists, jot down random thoughts, leave a voice memo, and more.
  • Create notes right from Twitter and save tweets that you like by following @myEN on Twitter. Learn more »

Discover more great ways to use Evernote on our blog or get a first-hand tutorial on our videos page.

Don’t have an Evernote account? Get started now »

All images courtesy We Heart It

THEN, I found this little eco friendly gem….and I believe I need to add this to the wishlist as well…

I am a tad confused….if it is ceramic…does it weigh a tonne? Interesting….

Today I love….Kapai Puku

31 Jul

Yes, I am speaking English folks….

“One handful of Kapai Puku® may contain nearly five hundred individual life units, their capacity to promote your health and life are second to none.”

So I have been recently diagnosed with fatty liver infiltration….

I am 170cm tall and 71 kgs and am really not an ‘overweight’ person and I don’t really ‘feel’ overweight (only on some days!) but I must admit I am carrying a little extra bread rolls around my waist!

I can tell this because all of my old pants fit my legs and butt but not my waist!

Apparently I am the sort of person who puts on weight around their middle area only….I believe this is called an android body type….apparently liver problems can cause eczema and psoriasis so I believe this is also why my skin has been so bad lately….

So a while ago before I had this problem we tried a sample of a product at a market and it was called Kapai Puku….this stuff looks like bird seed (sorry folks!)….but I must admit it tasted bloody great!! It was mixed with milk and dried fruit – maybe sultanas and pear or paw paw…

So, on my new health kick I am of course on the hunt for this stuff….stay tuned for the results of the Kapai Puku!!!

This dude from Tour De France tips believes it is the wonder food as well!

“Here’s the deal with Kapai Puku. It’s epic. Epicly healthy. I eat it every day. Blows nearly every other cereal out of the water.”

You try going into a store or calling someone and asking for this stuff while keeping a straight face!

Go on you try and say it!!!

Today I love….Creative Nail Design Shellac

21 Jul

Everybody say HOORAY for Creative Nail!!!

I have worked for and used Creative Nail a very long time ago and they were always a quality, long lasting and easy to apply product.

Now they have set the benchmark way above all the other nail polishes out on the market….the Creative Nail Shellac goes on like polish, dries under a UV lamp and then lasts for 2 weeks – flawlessly!!! No chips, no smudges and best of all the polish is ‘3 free’ – this is THE best news for me as now I can finally paint my nails again! (eczema = can’t wear nail polish) – so Creative Nail Design – today I super dooper LOVE, LOVE, LOVE you!!!

I am getting my first application on Saturday so stay tuned for the pics and my review of the product folks….which colour should I get though!!!???

“Like any quality polish application, the Shellac system features a Base Coat, Color Coat and Top Coat. Together with a UV Lamp, they comprise the breakthrough in resilient color that remains flawless for two weeks and removes in 10 minutes.

“Better science makes better products. The patent-pending formulation of solvents, monomers and polymers is why Shellac™ goes on like polish, wears like gel and removes in minutes. Plus it’s hypo-allergenic and 3-FREE… containing no formaldehyde, toluene or DBP.”

“Shellac—stands miles apart from others in the market with the science and testing to back it up. Nail Professionals that participated in more than 4 years of controlled, blind testing said unanimously—there’s no comparison—not even close!”

Meet the Colors – CND

Today I love….Digibling Electronics Components Jewellery

9 Jul

Oh, WOWSERS!!!

This is right up my electronic alleyway…..

I love, love, love circuit boards, chips and capacitors (electronic parts)….

Yeah, I know, weird hey??

This is just such a cool idea……

These pieces are sure to be a conversation starter….

digibling electronics components jewelry by digiBling on Etsy

Today I love….Marvelous Melbourne

8 Jul

My home town….Melbourne, Victoria, Australia….

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie!!! Oi, Oi, Oi!!!

Here is a wonderful little short film about olde Melbourne town that I came across – by Chris Costuna….

Melbourne (pronunciation: /ˈmɛlbərn/, locally also [ˈmælbən, -bn̩][3][citation needed]) is the capital and most populous city in the state of Victoria, and also the second most populous city in Australia.[2] The Melbourne City Centre (also known as the “Central Business District” or “CBD”)[4] is the hub of the greater geographical area (or “metropolitan area”) and the Census statistical division—of which “Melbourne” is the common name. As of late 2009, the greater geographical area had an approximate population of 4 million.[1][5] A resident of Melbourne is known as a “Melburnian”.[6]

Source: Wikipedia

Today I love….Sonic Fabric

29 Jun

Wow-wee!!!!!

My car still has a tape recorder and no cd installed….but I kinda like it!

It brings back great memories of all those terrible songs I apparently used to listen to…and my ice cube days…oh dear me…

Im takinit back to the old school

Cause Im an old fool whos so cool …if u want to get down, I‘m a show you the way…

Whoomp, there it is!

However, for those of you with boxes of classic old tapes lying in your garage, please feel free to donate them to my car cause and send them my way or…..

What a clever little poppet this person is…..

Fabric woven from recycled cassette tapes…

That actually plays sound while you wear it!


I had no idea when I first conceived of this project that the fabric would be
“listenable”… the point for me was just to get as many of my all-time favorite sounds onto the recording. So I made a collage of layered samples from my collection using an analog 4-track recorder. When you run the tape head over the fabric you are reading 4 or 5 strands of tape at once … in other words, 16 or 20 tracks all mixed together. It sounds kind of like scratching a record backwards or radio static.

• sonic fabric •

Today I love….BYO reusable coffee cup by Hookturn Industries

22 Jun

Genius!!

Yes, I have seen some of these around already as there are a few people making them but this company is Melbourne based (hence the name – Hookturn – which for those who do not know is a right hand turn made from the left hand lane in the Melbourne CBD only) and they also make the coffee cups in funky colours!

I can’t decide between the coffee colour (sensible and of course relates to the product inside!) with a white or a black lid or maybe the plain black one?? Hmmmmmmmm decisions, decisions, decisions…..

So what are you waiting for?

Let’s stop the endless stream of empty polystyrene going to our landfills….

Order and BYO your own cup today baby!!!!

BYO reusable coffee cup by hookturn industries©

Today I love…..Returning to DOS

21 Jun

DOSBox is an emulator which emulates an IBM PC compatible computer running MS-DOS. It is intended especially for use with old PC games. DOSBox is free software and can be downloaded from here: www.dosbox.com.

This will then enable you to play all your old favourite games like:

  • Lode Runner
  • Pitfall
  • Lemmings
  • An old truck game I can’t remember the name of but I LOVED it!
  • Boulder Dash
  • Wolfenstein
  • Frogger
  • Ghostbusters
  • Gremlins
  • Prince of Persia

For a comprehensive list of all MS-DOS games:

Click here

Then you can download the games from here:

DOS Games Archive: download free classic games (MS-DOS)

Happy gaming!!

Today I love….Eizo X-ray Calendar by Butter

18 Jun

Hmmm, a little creepy and a little weird but totally fascinating!!!

Whoever thought of this is a genius!

And I love the detail showing the high heels in most of the pics….

Source: eizo_kalender.swf (application/x-shockwave-flash Object)

Today I love….Ozzy Osbourne

15 Jun

Go Ozzy, Go Ozzy, Go Ozzy, Go!!!

The legendary rocker is going to become one of a few lucky people to get their entire genome mapped – (ie. his DNA – the genome is the entirety of an organism’s hereditary information. It is encoded in DNA. Source: Wikipedia)

To try and find out why he is still alive after about 40 years (!!!) of so much substance abuse!

I, for one am looking forward to seeing those results….the results could help prevent diseases and it is also hoped the results will provide insights into the way drugs are absorbed into the body.

On the other hand, he could actually be clinically dead already:

He has had rabies injections after biting the head off a live bat, he has a genetic disorder similar to Parkinson’s disease,  hewas committed to a mental institution and broke his neck in a quad bike accident after which he was placed in a chemically induced coma.

And from the man himself:

“You ain’t gonna see me reading the f—— weather report at the end of the day. I don’t really like doing TV. Sharon loves it – she’s found her niche in life – and the kids love it, too, but I’m not a television guy. I remember in the old days thinking, “Oh so and so’s sold out”, but it’s today’s medium. But I’m doing more work now at 62 than I did at 22.”

More info here:

Scientists to map Ozzy Osbourne’s genetic code to find out how he survived so much substance abuse

Today I love….USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

27 May

How very cool are these little beauties???

Love, love, love anything that comes made in a smaller version like these mini usb’s!

The High Definite » USB Flash Drive Cufflinks

Today I love….’Artificial life’ breakthrough announced….

21 May

I’m excited!!! This is awesome stuff!!!

Our world has evolved yet again…..

Our grandparents probably thought they would never see THIS in their lifetime!!!

“Britain’s Daily Mail breaks up its report with a picture of Will Smith and says: “There are fears the research could be abused and lead to millions being wiped out by a plague like in the Will Smith film I Am Legend.”

Source

Arnie, Will you be back???

BBC News – ‘Artificial life’ breakthrough announced by scientists

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