Tuesday, December 21, 2010

A 300,000 dollar cell phone - Celsius X VI II LeDix

So, what does a $300,000 cell phone look like? Made from polished and brushed grade 5 titanium, the Celsius X VI II LeDix features a flying tourbillion equipped with exclusive shock-absorbers, and a modern transparent design. There are around 600 mechanical parts in the phone, including 330 that deal with the watch movement alone.

One of the main features of the phone is the Remontage Papillon. Housed inside a hinge, the Butterfly Winding is activated with each opening, thereby adding three hours of power reserve to the total 100 hours.

Suppose you're mega-rich and can afford one of the 18 limited editions. Is the Celsius X VI II LeDix worth its hefty price tag? It caught my eye because of its pretty aesthetic, but without many spectacular features, it's probably best to just hang on to your BlackBerry or iPhone.

Beautifully Layered Paper Sculptures

Multi Purpose Car


Fan Builds M.A.S.H. Set in His Own ...

M.A.S.H. was one of the best TV series ever, and everybody loved it, but Kraw27 took his passion for M.A.S.H. to a whole other level when he decided to build a replica of the show in his backyard.
Trying to create replicas of the Swamp or Hawkeye’s tent is commendable enough, but he managed to create an almost perfect replica of the 70s series set, complete with an old Jeep and a military ambulance just like the original one. Hawkeye’s tent is exact in every detail, but Kraw27 managed to hide some modern conveniences in the decor, like a TV, mini fridge and CD player, and says it’s the best place to play poker on Thursday nights.
This is simply awesome, and if this guy isn’t already working as a set designer, someone should make him an offer, fast.
 

Crazy animals and humans


Obama - The College Years

In 1980, when Obama was a freshman at Occidental College in Los Angeles, he was approached by an aspiring photographer named Lisa Jack, who asked him if he would be willing to pose for some black and white photographs that she could use in her portfolio.

Of her first meeting (in a campus eatery) with Obama, Jack remembers only that "He was really cute. But what else does a 20-year-old girl remember?"

In the photos, Jack says, "You can see he is just posing, initially, but as the shoot goes on, he starts to come out. He was very charismatic even then."

Jack never realized her dream of becoming a photographer and is now a psychologist.

Jack and Obama would see each other only a few more times while students. But in 2005, while on a tour, she spotted Obama on Capitol Hill and yelled hello. "He knew exactly who I was after all this time," Jack says. "I was amazed."

On a dare from a skeptical friend, Jack decided to track down her negatives from the shoot.

Initially, before she dug the film out from her basement, Jack never thought her pictures would have much life beyond her own darkroom.

When she found them, the images of Obama "blew me away," she says. "I had no idea I'd taken a whole roll of film."

For a while, Jack put the negatives in a safety-deposit box, so that they could not be used until after the election, when there would be no chance they could be used for a political purpose.


Today, Jack says, she hopes the photos reveal a "spirit of fun and thoughtfulness."

"I'm not political," Jack says, "(But) these are historic photos and they should be shared."