The project, which was last week named Best Tall Building 2009 in the Asia and Australia category by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, comprises apartments, a hotel, cinema, kindergarten, school, underground car park, commercial zones and a public green space.
Vasarely is widely regarded as the father of Op-Art.
He is a major master of 20th century art.
His paintings are in the permanent collections
of many important museums around the world.
During the 1960’s and 70’s his optical images became part of the popular culture, having a deep impact on architecture, computer science, fashion, and the way we now look at things in general. Even though he achieved great fame he insisted on making his art accessible to everyone. His motto was “Art for all”.
When snowboarding debuted at the 1998 Olympic Winter Games in Nagano, the culture clash was painful: Several top riders boycotted the event, citing corruption in the selection of the official federation for the sport.
Snowboarding's first gold medal winner, Canadian Ross Rebagliati, tested positive for marijuana but was allowed to keep his giant slalom medal on a technicality. Bronze medals won by Ross Powers in men's halfpipe and Shannon Dunn on the women's pipe were the USA's only medals in the sport.
Flash forward 12 years and 13 American snowboard medals later to 2010 and the Vancouver Winter Games, where a shaggy-red-haired, garage-band guitarist named Shaun White is arguably the Winter Games' biggest star.
I have this book & it's wonderful! Last week I pulled a muscle. I was going to go to the chiropractor. I didn't really want to go through the hassle with the drive filling out forms..ect...so I decided to get my yoga book go to a sauna do some stretches after doing this for two days I was completely healed. Before hand I seriously felt like I was partially palatalized of something..if I told my parents this they would have pretty much made me go. If I tell them of any little ailment they'll stay on me until it's gone... lol. ( do what is best for you)
& guys if your going to stretch in the sauna be sure to have some water at hand or when you get out..because you can easly exert yourself & possibly pass out!..more info below...
This book provides a wide range of treatments and techniques to soothe, tone and relax the body. Special routines for specific problems are included, from headaches to indigestion, as well as a host of pampering treats. The book features traditional and new influences from East and West, including deep tissue massage, aromatherapy, reflexology, acupressure and Indian head massage. There are massage sequences for people of all ages, from babies to the elderly. Also included are routines for self-massage, quick-fix instant massages, and sensual massage for partners. Packed with hundreds of colour photographs, this excellent book is the perfect guide for everyone wishing to develop their massage skills.
If your budget does not allow for a spa vacation, or even a day at the day spa, don`t despair. There just might be some do-it-yourself spa treatments in the basement of your local health club.
The Turks and Romans were the first people to use steam treatments. They provide heat and humidity. It uses wet heat, which makes it a great choice for anyone with dry skin. Studies have shown that regular steaming can decrease stress, rid the body of toxins and increase circulation. Steam rooms can also relieve sore throats by moistening the air. Additionally, the steam room can alleviate congestion of the upper respiratory mucus membranes. Most steam rooms work on their own cycles. Although many people try to speed up the steam cycle by throwing water on the controls, this is not advisable. Quite often, this can make the room unbearably hot...continue..Body
Guys, when you go to the sauna take an oil spray bottle & spray down & when you get out shower repeat. Your skin will feel soft, silky & smooth. You can use olive oil or coconut oil or what ever oil you like!:)I personally prefer glass bottle!
Six Senses Hideaway is the boutique interpretation of the Six Senses brand; where attention to detail and focus on the reality of the destination is the driving force, together with an unwavering commitment to the environment.
Service levels at Six Senses Hideaways are very high, with butlers exemplifying the personal attention offered to every guest. Dining and refreshment alternatives cover international and locally-inspired cuisine and an impressive selection of vintages from around the world. A Six Senses Spa is a key component of a Six Senses Hideaway.
Lying 264-meters below sea level, Ma’In Hot Springs is the inspired site for the well appointed Evason Ma’In Hot Springs. Set like an oasis in the dramatic terrain, the location is easily accessible and defines the resort and spa experience in the Middle East - making it a destination of choice for those seeking the perfect retreat to relax and be pampered whilst enjoying the therapeutic benefits of Ma’In hot spring waterfalls.sixsenses
The Spaniards used the island of Hispaniola (of which Haiti is the western part and the Dominican Republic the eastern) as a launching point from which to explore the rest of the Western Hemisphere. French buccaneers later used the western third of the island as a point from which to harass English and Spanish ships. In 1697, Spain ceded the western third of Hispaniola to France. As piracy was gradually suppressed, some French adventurers became planters, making Saint Domingue, as the French portion of the island was known, the "pearl of the Antilles"--one of the richest colonies in the 18th century French empire.
During this period, African slaves were brought to work on sugarcane and coffee plantations. In 1791, the slave population revolted--led by Toussaint L'Ouverture, Jean Jacques Dessalines, and Henri Christophe--and gained control of the northern part of the French colony, waging a war of attrition against the French. continue...historyofnations
The Vibe for Versace Fall 2010: Are you looking to unleash your inner Tron? BMX-ish leather jackets; badass, knee-high, strap-laden motorcycle boots in black or gray patent leather; wraparound shades; skintight leather pants. It's all here, including sleek wool suits in laser-y shades of and blue and purple.gq