31 October 2012

Ideal Bookshelf

Can you live without a book?
I'm always reading and have some waiting for their turn! :)
But if you don't like very much reading, here are some ideal bookshelfs to enjoy in your home!





Scare yourself thin; horror movies help burn calories

Are you ready to get fit this Halloween?
Watching scary movies can help you burn the calorific equivalent of a small chocolate bar, according to a new study by researchers at the University of Westminster.
Those who watched a 90-minute horror film were likely to burn up to 113 calories – the same sort of figure as a half-hour walk. Some movies were more effective than others, however: of the 10 films studied, the top calorie-burners were the classic Stanley Kubrick chiller The Shining (184 calories), Jaws (161 calories) and The Exorcist (158 calories).
The study found that films with regular "jump-scare" moments were most likely to help burn calories because they increased the heart rate dramatically. "Each of the 10 films tested set pulses racing, sparking an increase in the heart rate of the case studies," said Dr Richard Mackenzie, senior lecturer and specialist in cell metabolism and physiology at the university. "As the pulse quickens and blood pumps around the body faster, the body experiences a surge in adrenaline. It is this release of fast-acting adrenaline, produced during short bursts of intense stress (or in this case, brought on by fear), which is known to lower the appetite, increase the basal metabolic rate and ultimately burn a higher level of calories."
Scientists measured heart rate, oxygen intake and carbon dioxide output for the study, which was commissioned by the movie rental firm Lovefilm. They discovered that the number of calories used increased, on average, by a third during the screenings.

1. The Shining: 184 calories


2. Jaws: 161 calories


3. The Exorcist: 158 calories


4. Alien: 152 calories


5. Saw: 133 calories


6. A Nightmare on Elm Street: 118 calories


7. Paranormal Activity: 111 calories


8. The Blair Witch Project: 105 calories


9. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre: 107 calories


10. [Rec]: 101 calories


The source is The Guardian, Minimal Movie Posters.

30 October 2012

Montezuma's Innovative British Chocolate

How about recharging your energies with a little pause and a chocolate?
If the chocolate is dark, with and amazing flavour and it's Montezuma's, what more do you need? :)


I love the Lemon Meringue with Ecuador Dark Chocolate and Lemon and Meringue!


And the Dark with Chilli, of course with 73% Cocoa and Chilli.


There are special gift for Halloween, the Gooey Balls with goey green caramel in the center are amazing!


But if you are a fanatic of chocolate you may want to try The Club, where they sent you a chocolate package every month!


Spectrum Line Set by Kathy Kavan

How about some colour in your life?
The Spectrum Line Set posters created by designer Kathy Kavan are very colourful and will make your home artistic! :)





29 October 2012

Honey Day October 2012

Mmmm... this month will be very exotic thanks to the amazing Honey Day box! :)


It comes with an Akasaka soup from Thailand to warm you up the first cold days, with pumpkin and vegetables.


There is too a snack with Masala flavour from India, a litlle bit spicy, of course! ;)


If you want to sweet your day, you may like to try these cookies with coconut flavour by Britannia, from India too!


And to finish my exotic box, there are 3 Turkish nougat, the perfect complement for my coffee. :)


I'm waiting my next month!!

Snoopy Font

Are you a Snoopy fan?
If you are a good fan, I supose you have your font on your document program, no?
If you aren't you can have it here! :)


28 October 2012

Laboratorio Capri Earrings

When I travel, I always buy some souvenirs for my family, I love to look around the shops and try to find the perfect present for my beloved ones!
But I always find things for me, and I could stay and I bought them too! :)
One of the things I've found recently are these original earrings, in Laboratorio Capri, in Capri island
I love them and they are hand made!


Burning Matches by Poltergeist Ekaterinburg

Ekaterinburg photographer Poltergeist works with burning matches, of which he creates amazing pictures. Shades of black, gray and yellow shapes, fire and smoke, give inspiration to invent Poltergeist variety of subjects, objects and characters from Christmas trees to animals and insects.







The source is Interestings.

27 October 2012

Harrods Disney Princess

Take a look at the original designer sketches of each of Harrods' 10 Disney Princess gowns by leading lights of the fashion world from versace and Marchesa, to Valentino and Roberto Cavalli...

BELLE FROM BEAUTY AND THE BEAST BY VALENTINO

 ARIEL FROM THE LITTLE MERMAID BY MARCHESA

CINDERELLA BY VERSACE 

JASMIN FROM ALADDIN BY ESCADA 

MULAN BY MISSONI 

POCAHONTAS BY ROBERTO CAVALLI 

RAPUNZEL FROM TANGLED BY JENNY PACKHAM 

AURORA FROM SLEEPING BEAUTY BY ELIE SAAB 

 SNOW WHITE BY OSCAR DE LA RENTA

TIANA FROM THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG BY RALPH & RUSSO

The source is the Fashion Telegraph.

Wall Street Journal Hedcuts by Randy Glass


Hedcut is a term referring to a style of portraiture most often associated with The Wall Street Journal. These iconic drawings use a variation of the traditional stipple method of many small dots of varied sizes in conjunction with minimal line. They are designed to emulate the look of woodcuts from old-style newspapers and engravings on certificates and currency. The phonetic spelling of "hed" comes from newspapers use of that term for "headline".
Randy Glass began creating hedcuts for the WSJ on a freelance basis in 1998, and his celebrity renderings have appeared "above the fold" on the front page of the Journal's most widely read section, "The Weekend Journal" since 2000. These portraits have accompanied Joe Morgenstern's weekly "Film Review" column which was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 2005.