Friday, December 24, 2010

Here is someone who would do so many things for you and for such incredible prices *_^

Accidently I stumbled upon this site...
Oh...I am amazed!!

Here is someone who is welling to take time and effort to do stuff for you ;)

Really...?? (I hear you wonder)

His site is titled:


What are these things you wonder?

Here are some of them:

1-If you give me $3 I will send you an empty envelope. It is like sending you nothing. Or at least, it is sending you something that has traveled a journey that is the distance from me to you.

You would think that no one would be interested!...
well, think is a list of people who actually bought this!

  • Jenn Wong has an empty envelope mailed from New York to New York.
  • Philip Hucknall has an empty envelope mailed from New York to Glasgow.
  • Gold Joinee Abad has an empty envelope mailed from New York to Madrid.
  • Chad Cheney has an empty envelope mailed from New York to Battle Ground, WA.
  • Simon Gibson has two empty envelopes mailed from New York to the United Kingdom.
  • Alessandra Johansson Cavalera has an empty envelope mailed from New York to Stockholm.
  • Johannes Schardt has an empty envelope mailed from New York to Hamburg.

2-if you give me $10 I will take a photograph of the sky just for you. That means I will go outside, shoot a photograph of the sky, print it as a 8.5" x 11" full color laser jet print, write the date on it, fold it into an envelope, and mail it to you. Oh, and I will also delete the file so that you will have the only existing copy of that photograph. It's just for you.

hmm...would you give him??
check the list of the people who actually did give him money for that ;)
These are just few of a looooooong list!

  • Gary Rutz has a sky from March 3, 2008.
  • Allison Godat has a sky from March 3, 2008.
  • Marcelo Kertesz has a sky from March 3, 2008.

3-If you give me $5 i will write down a memory I haven't thought about it a while and mail it to you. I will think really hard for this. I will only write down things I haven't thought about in over a year. I might have to use objects to instigate these memories. I guess I should also tell you what strategy I used in finding that memory.

well, lots of people seem to find it interesting enough ...check this out;

  • Joe Howansky owns a memory of mine. 
  • Incisioncandy owns a memory of mine. 
  • Ashley Collier owns a memory of mine. 
  • Gregory Theriot owns a memory of mine. 
  • Pedro Cardoso owns a memory of mine. 
  • Vince D'Halluin owns a memory of mine.
  • Stefani Greenwood owns a memory of mine.
  • Susan Herod owns a memory of mine.
  • Vikki Fong owns a memory of mine.
  • Nicole Antebi owns a memory of mine.
  • d'Auria Groux-Holt owns a memory of mine.
  • Amara Sar owns a memory of mine.
  • Katherine Hardy owns a memory of mine.
  • Ainomaija Inkala owns a memory of mine.
  • Melanie Gable owns a memory of mine.
  • Bess Long owns a memory of mine.
  • Italia Boliver owns a memory of mine.
  • Zoie Klaus owns a memory of mine.
  • Thadeus Burgess owns a memory of mine.
  • Brian Block/ Ali Boraks owns a memory of mine.
  • Aude Levère owns a memory of mine.
  • Felix Lee owns a memory of mine.
  • Thomas Øbro owns a memory of mine.
  • Matthew Stonebraker owns a memory of mine.
  • Tina Persky owns a memory of mine.
  • Charles Brady owns a memory of mine.
  • Mathew Olson owns a memory of mine.
  • Tracey Hansen owns a memory of mine.
  • Viveca Fallenius owns a memory of mine.
  • Hedvig & Marcus Fallenius owns a memory of mine.
  • Owen McAuley owns a memory of mine.
  • Phil "The Great Dane" Lubliner owns a memory of mine.
  • Lauren Hirshfield owns a memory of mine.
 4-If you give me $1 I will sit in silence and think about you for one minute. I will send you an email when I start this, and I'll send you another email when I'm done.

Now...wouldn't you want someone to think of you??

Apparently there were people interested in the offer: 
  • I thought about Moisés Horta from 4:22am to 4:23am on February 14, 2008 in New York.
  • I thought about Pete Anderson from 4:56pm to 4:57pm on February 22, 2008 in New York.
  • I thought about Vijaychandran Veerachandran from 7:08pm to 7:09pm on February 22, 2008 in New York.

Now check these more expensive things that he'd do :

5-If you give me $1,626 I will go to the small Okinawan island called Taketomi and send you an envelope filled with star-sand (don't worry, I've been there before, I know where to go). I will send it from there.
For this project, anyone can make a donation until I reach the amount. So, anyone can donate to this, and I will put how much I have raised here. You can donate any amount, but, I will onlysend you the sand if you donate over $100. Thank You!

Would anyone be interested??

check this:

  • Irina Denison
  • Joseph Johnson
  • Deborah Immel
  • Max Erdenberger
  • T M Gabrielli
  • Kate Rhoades
  • Matt Maldre
  • Janella Hong
  • Yoav Weiss
  • Joie Mikitson
6-If you give me $3,143 I will for as far away as possible. I live in New York. I will go to Perth, Australia the farthest distance from New York on Earth. I will mail you a photograph of me standing in New York. I will then mail you a photograph of me standing in Perth. I'm a little sad right now and I would kind of like to escape, so if you are thinking about getting one of these and not sure what you want, please take in consideration my emotions and pick this one.
For this project, anyone can make a donation until I reach the amount. So, anyone can donate to this, and I will put how much I have raised here. You can donate any amount, but, I will only send you the photographs if you donate over $50. Thank You!
  • Matt Maldre
Here is a picture of this guy who is willing to do these "amazing" things for you! LOL

Crazy....but clever and totally thinking outside the box!

Here is 
a list of things sold <= click here

if you care to check them out...
You'd be surprised;)

You are not defined by these things!

You are not your bra-size, nor are you the width of your waist, nor are you the slenderness of your calves. You are not your hair color, your skin color, nor are you a shade of lipstick. Your shoe-size is of no consequence. You are not defined by the amount of attention you get from males, females, or any combination thereof. You are not the number of sit-ups you can do, nor are you the number of calories in a day. You are not your mustache. You are not the hair on your legs. You are not a little red dress. You are no amalgam of these things. 
You are the content of your character. You are the ambitions that drive you. You are the goals that you set. You are the things that you laugh at and the words that you say. You are the thoughts you think and the things you wonder. You are beautiful and desirable not for the clique you attend, but for the spark of life within you that compels you to make your life a full and meaningful one. You are beautiful not for the shape of the vessel, but for the volume of the soul it carries.
Source: Positivity on FB

**Found this tonight as I was checking my Facebook...loved it and decided to keep and share it here. I hope you too would like it ;)

Thursday, December 23, 2010

10 strange facts about dreams ;)

The movie Inception  has stirred some interest in dreams or at least that's the case with me and some of my friends who watched the movie.
Therefore, here is a video listing 10 strange facts about dreams ;)


Here are some more interesting facts about dreams

 Let me know if any of these facts strikes you as being true in your case or not!

Friday, December 17, 2010

The World's most expensive Christmas Tree is in the UAE!

Recently, the name of the United Arab Emirates has  become a sort of a synonym for modernism (modern architecture, civilization, ...etc), luxury, even extravagance and a bit of excessiveness -I guess!

But this latest news that came to my knowledge rather blows my mind away as I can't comprehend it!

"What is it??" you wonder.
It is this...
The Most Expensive Christmas Tree of the World Ever is in the UAE!
Expensive...I do understand with all the late tendency towards extravagance that UAE seems to seriously suffer from or rather enjoy!
But why A Christmas Tree?
Is it a display for its cosmopolitan status now? A message to say that we are the world! celebrating Christmas with the world even though we are such a muslim country!
I don't know...!

Let me hush now and report the news and post the pictures ;)

Abu Dhabi: A Christmas tree has been decorated by jewelry in glitzy hotel Abu Dhabi which it says is worth over $11m (£7m).
The tree is decorated wit items of jewellery studded with scores of precious stones are draped on the tree's branches, along with more traditional baubles and lights which make it expensive and beautiful.
While the tree without jewelry is worth a mere $10,000, the jewellery adds more than $11m to the value, said the hotel's general manager Hans Olbertz.
Manager also told that the hotel's marketing team brought the idea, The hotel has a tree every year, Mr Olbertz said.
But this year, "we said we have to do something different", AFP news agency quoted him as saying.
The vast majority of the population of the oil-rich UAE are Muslim.
But Mr Olbertz said he did not think the tree would offend local sensibilities.
"It's a very liberal country," he said, according to AFP.
Along with stars and lights, watches and bracelets adorn the tree
The Emirates Palace hotel would ask the Guinness World Records to certify the tree as the world's most expensive, Mr Olbertz said.

The bracelets, necklaces and watches which adorn the 13m (43-foot) tree contain 181 diamonds, pearls, emeralds, sapphires and other precious stones.

The tree sits in the sumptuous lobby of the 302-room hotel, which is reportedly decorated with gold leaf.
Asked what security measures were in place to prevent theft of jewellery from the tree, assistant director of marketing Hazem Harfoush said the tree was "good proof that Abu Dhabi is a safe destination".
And the hotel was even safer, Mr Harfoush told the BBC.
"We have 24/7 security, four security guards closely monitoring the space plus security cameras."
Previous publicity-seeking efforts by the hotel include the creation of a $1m Valentine's Day package and the installation of what was said to be the world's first gold vending machine.
Asked whether the tree had brought fresh media attention, Mr Harfoush said it had.
"We've had non-stop interest," he said.



Any thoughts on this??

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

what would you do if you found a Money Tree?

We know that money never grows on trees..
But ...
What if one day money did grow on trees?!

What would people do?

What would you do?


Well, this is what happened the day Sydney (Australia) woke up to a money tree...
Watch the video

Money Tree social Experiment by RaboDirect

In an attempt to “wake up people’s lazy money”, RaboDirect, an Australian online bank sponsored a special experiment that fulfilled the financial fantasies of hundreds of passers-by – a real-life money tree. The event took place in one of Sydney’s park, where a tree was covered in $5 bills, from its lower branches to the top. People were secretly filmed, to see how they would react to such an unbelievable sight.
Believe it or not, the first 100 or so people who walked by the money tree flat out ignored it. Some of them didn’t even notice there was anything odd about the tree, a group of joggers was to busy running to stop and check it out, and passers-by who did stop to analyze it, just took some photos and left empty handed.

The scene is set

Money tree ready for action!

But as soon as a brave individual ceased the opportunity to fill his pockets, a crowd behavior ensued. Some just took one or two bills, from the lower branches, while others employed any means necessary ( like swinging their coats and using their umbrellas) to reach the higher branches. One of the most interesting observations was the altruism of the crowd, as some of the taller people shared their loot with the shorter ones.

The money tree experiment was inspired by Australia’s lazy money. According to statistics, Australians missed out on a total of $$.7 billion in interest, by leaving their deposits in account that paid small interests. RaboDirect wanted to see how people react when confronted with the opportunity to maximize their financial gains.

In a hurry

Joggers bypass the money tree

Is it real?

Does money really grow on trees?

Not fussed?

If only he looked up a moment earlier!

That's more like it!

Earlybirds catch the worm.



Who Says Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees?



What would you do?

Let me know...

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

A futuristic fashion trend ...or a solution for a problem!? u decide ;)

"What is this?"
You must be wondering....
Well, it's " a collapsible “shell of solitude” made from paper and polyethylene fabric.'
But...what for?

ha! here lies the knot...LOL
It's a "beauty intimacy"!! 
"A What?" 
Yeah...if you want to have a private moment with someone while being in a public place...this  Veasyble” thing is your solution! 
yes..."procure public intimacy in a flash with Veasyble "as the add says!

Is this insane or just a creative perfect solution in a culture (the Western perhaps) that values intimacy and tries to catch every fleeting moment of it in every possible place!
Oh God!!

May we always have the blessings of our own cultural boundaries ;)

On a second thought, you can get these if you need a moment of solitude with your brain, your feelings....your tears...

Here is what sites say about this project:

The project is based on three keywords: isolation, intimacy and ornament. It consists of a set of wearable objects that can be converted into means of isolation, to create a personal intimacy in any environment. The idea derives from a reflection on the change in our relationship with the domestic environment, due to the effects of our increasing mobility, and how this has affected our concept of intimacy, creating new demands. This led to the design of four accessories, screen for four different parts of the body: eyes, ears, face and upper body, expressing, through their shape and colour, our desire for intimacy at any time, any place, on various levels.
An ornament that can be worn.
A gesture to transform it.
A secret place for personal intimacy.
A reminder of our exterior aspect.

A strong, dominant exterior that conceals a fragile, personal interior.
Every accessory is shaped according to a pattern that is the same for all. The difference arises in the scale of production, which depends on our demand of intimacy.


So are you ever going to order one of those??

I'd be surely very interested to know your views ;)

SIGNS (A short Film)

  A lot of people must have seen this lovely & wonderful short film which was One of the 2009 Cannes Lions winners! 

It might be a simple short film about communication but I loved it the 1st time I watched it and I still do...It's interesting that not a single word is spoken in the film...& yet one is able to understand it all and be won over by it ;)

I suddenly remembered it today and decided to share  it here and also to keep it for future reference;)..I hope you'd enjoy it.

Created by Publicis Mojo and @RadicalMedia
Director: Patrick Hughes

As always, I'd love to hear your thoughts ;)

Sunday, November 28, 2010

The Art of Losing

One Art
by Elizabeth Bishop

The art of losing isn't hard to master;
so many things seem filled with the intent
to be lost that their loss is no disaster.

Lose something every day. Accept the fluster
of lost door keys, the hour badly spent.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

Then practice losing farther, losing faster:
places, and names, and where it was you meant 
to travel. None of these will bring disaster.

I lost my mother's watch. And look! my last, or
next-to-last, of three loved houses went.
The art of losing isn't hard to master.

I lost two cities, lovely ones. And, vaster,
some realms I owned, two rivers, a continent.
I miss them, but it wasn't a disaster.

--Even losing you (the joking voice, a gesture
I love) I shan't have lied.  It's evident
the art of losing's not too hard to master
though it may look like (Write it!) like disaster.
Elizabeth Bishop
One of my favorite touching!
I loved it instantly after hearing it in the movie (In her shoes).

Love to hear your thoughts about it ;)

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pencil Tip Micro Sculptures!

Art is amazing in its diversity and surprising venues!

I stumble upon this micro kind of art while browsing the net.

Here is artist (Dalton Ghetti) who creates pencil tip micro sculpture !!

Yes.....take a look at his amazing work in the following photos.

But first here is something about the artist:

Brazilian born, Connecticut based, Dalton Ghetti carefully crafts the tips of pencils into amazing micro sculptures. These miniature masterpieces are a side project for the professional carpenter, who has been perfecting this art for the last 25 years. Dalton uses a razor blade, sewing needle, a sculpting knife, a steady hand and lots of patience to meticulously carve the graphite which can take anywhere between a few months to a few years. Over time he has broken many works in progress and keeps them in what he calls the cemetery collectionOne of the most fascinating things about these tiny works of art is that he has never sold them, only given away to friends as gifts.


His micro sculptures need such unbelievable precision and patience that I can't imagine how he really makes them!!


I'd be interested to hear your thoughts ;)

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Google Office versus Facebook Office- مكاتب جوجل أو فيس بوك؟؟

Ok...we know that these two huge internet companies are very popular!
I'm sure you use one or the other or even both on almost daily basis. You might like the work of one over the other but which one would you wish to work for??
To help you...let's take a sneak-peek at their offices which are basically designed to enhance productivity and creativity of their staff. Doesn't this make you think about your own workspace and how much does it enhance your productivity and creativity- or NOT!?
I know I do...I do wonder about the almost counter productive & creative workspace that I (and many) have to put up with. We have to be self-driven and motivated and not depend much on work environment or space!

Ok...Take a look and decide for yourself....
Let me know which would you choose...:)


Facebook Office

About Facebook:
Mark Zuckerberg founded Facebook with his college roommates and fellow computer science students Eduardo Saverin, Dustin Moskovitz and Chris Hughes while he was a student at Harvard University.  The website’s membership was initially limited to Harvard students, but was expanded to other colleges in the Boston area, the Ivy League, and Stanford University. It later expanded further to include any university student, then high school students, and, finally, to anyone aged 13 and over. The website currently has more than 350 million active users worldwide.


Which would you choose??
Pretty confusing...ha?!

Let me know...
& will send our resumé together... *_^