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The Swedish Underground Art Scene & The world’s Longest Art Gallery in Stockholm Metro Subway

Posted in Art & Music, Fabulous Locations with tags on January 24, 2013 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

At 110 kilometers (68.3 miles) in length, the Stockholm Subway System is said to be the world’s longest art exhibit. Considered one of the most beautiful metro’s in Europe, the Stockholm subway system is filled with eye popping art and bright colors.

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Cartier Love Stories – True Love Has a Color And a Name

Posted in Art & Music, Cartier, Jewelry & Accessories with tags , , on January 17, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

Once upon a time in Paris, three love stores, three short movies. Cartier puts love in the spotlight with three short films inspired by proposals, brought to the screen by the Italian director Luca Guadagnino, 2011 Golden Globes nominee for his movie ‘Amore’.

For this international production, Cartier has brought together a wide range of talents with European actors, an American screenwriter, an Italian director, a myriad of personalities that give life to these stories which are both unique and universal – like so many proposals.
As if true love had a colour and a name.

Rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré

In a townhouse rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré, a wealthy industrial family is celebrating the engagement of their only son. His fiancée seems lost in the middle of this splendor she has rarely experienced…. A moment, a doubt… But that’s overlooking the deep love the young man has for her.

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Behind The Big Hair & Sparkling Dresses of Barbie – The 52 Years of Positive Influence for Young Girls

Posted in Art & Music, Celebrity & Entertainment, Fashion with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

I adored Barbie since I was a kid! I loved dressing them in sparkling gowns and big puffy skirts. But behind all that blond hairs, perfect Malibu tan & beautiful couture dresses of Barbie, there is a very powerful message that sends a positive influence to young girls all over the world “We girls can do anything! just like Barbie!”, no dream is too big & nothing and no one can stop you to reach for your dream!

My very first Barbie was the “Crystal Fantasy Barbie”. My Barbies had boxes brimming with tulle tutus, stylish suits, and pretty-in-pink dresses. Also her shinny blonde hair that I can came up with thousands of ways to style her hair, what a great memories it was!

I know many people complains about “Oh Barbie is too thin, makes little girl have self image issues…” but to me, they were fashionable, strong independent women who can do and be anything she wanted! Which I think it has bring lots of positive influence to young girls to role play on their dreams and knowing that she can be a Doctor, Rock Star or even an Astronaut! Nothing can stop her to be who she wants to be just like Barbie!

Astronaut Barbie
Barbie & The Rockers 1986

When my “Presidential Barbie” ran for President, nobody wondered if the world was ready for a female in the White House (Maybe that’s why I wanted Hillary to win the white house in this past presidential election LOL).

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Celebrates the 600th Anniversary of The Prague Astronomical Clock with The Futuristic Video Light Mapping Show

Posted in Art & Music with tags , , , on January 17, 2012 by Alan + Mei-Mei the pug

One day I was surfing the web and came across this amazing video light mapping presentation by The Macula project. It was the celebrations of the Prague Astronomical Clock 600th Anniversary! The 10 minutes video / Light mapping was projected on the outside wall of the Old Town Hall on which the astronomical clock is installed.

The Prague Astronomical Clock or Prague Orloj is a medieval astronomical clock located in Prague, the capital of the Czech Republic. The clock was first installed in 1410, making it the third oldest astronomical clock in the world and the only one still working.

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The clock mechanism itself is composed of three main components:

The Astronomical Dial 
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The astronomical dial is a form of mechanical astrolabe, a device used in medieval astronomy. Alternatively, one may consider the Orloj to be a primitive planetarium, displaying the current state of the universe. The astronomical dial has a background that represents the standing Earth and sky, and surrounding it operate four main moving components: the zodiacal ring, an outer rotating ring, an icon representing the Sun, and an icon representing the Moon.

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