Starting today, June 7 2012, this striking installation appearing as a baby blue house balancing on the edge of a modern building will be open for visitors. Contemporary Korean artist Do Ho Suh explores our ideas of home and our perception of surrounding space this a site-specific installation balancing on the edge of the flat roof of Jacobs Hall, in…
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In our search for the most beautiful resorts, we came across the Labriz Silhouette Seychelles – a 5 star collection of pavilions surrounded by the Indian Ocean. Captured in between white sand beaches and offering magnificent views of the mist-hidden, forest-covered Mount Dauban, the luxury resort welcomes guests in an awe-inspiring setting. Complementing the surroundings, the exotic accommodations blur the lines between inside and outside. The island is only a 45-minute boat ride from the capital, but the feeling it gives is of a tropical paradise far from any care. Pavilions feature private plunge pools, outdoor showers and exceptional natural-colored interiors. Spa treatment suites were placed on massive boulders emerging from the forest, creating a unique bond between guest and island. Traditional Seychelles cuisine can be enjoyed in the restaurants or on the beach and a wide array of activities like sea expeditions, big-game fishing or island excursions will quench your thirst for adventure.
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After a teaser release of three episodes earlier this, CBS Home Entertainment has set a date for the complete first season Star Trek: The Next Generation to arrive on Blu-ray, just in time for its 25th anniversary this year. June 24th the six-disc set hits shelves featuring all of the first season episodes remastered in high definition complete with recomposited special effects and 7.1 DTS-HD surround soundtracks, as well as a slew of special features including new behind the scenes interviews and featurettes on the HD upgrade process. Check after the break for the press release with a list of episodes and features, plus a video preview of what the new effects look like from The Next Level teaser in January. Check Entertainment Weekly for another preview of the upgraded footage, while TheHDRoom has a few still captures from the Blu-ray versions.
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Princess Vespa did it first — wore removable hair bun headphones, that is. And now those swirls of synthetic locks are coming to a cosplayer near you via e-artisan site Etsy. The Star Wars-style ear warmers stop short of functioning as actual cans, but you can glue’em over your own pair to achieve that “desired” Leia look. While it’s true that fanboys may prefer brooding, scifi-obsessed brunettes, blondes and gingers don’t have to be left out of this geek fantasy: alternatively hued coiffures can also be made to order. So, for $4, a piece of the force can always be with you or, y’know, mid-’90s era Bjork.
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Jealous of your iOS-carrying companions who have been blasting Asteroids for months on their handsets and tablets? Prepare to quell your rage, as Atari has announced that its Greatest Hits app has launched for Android devices. Surpassing 3.5 million downloads in the iTunes App Store, the company has expanded the offering to Google OS faithful — and it’ll come with Missile Command for free, along with a 100 title catalog looking back on 30 years of gaming. Once you grab that install, you’ll have your pick of 25 game packs for a buck each or you can spring for the whole lot for a cool Hamilton. The app is available now for both tablet and smartphone users, should you prefer a larger screen when your Centipede addiction strikes. For a full list of titles, hit the PR button after the break before checking things out for yourself in the Market.
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Established in 1991 as one of the first non-government television broadcasters in India and owned by News Corp since 1993, Star TV is a network that includes 33 channels in seven languages broadcast in India and over 58 countries around the world. This month Star TV announced the move of five of its most popular channels to full HD and to celebrate their 20th anniversary they used the occasion to introduce a new corporate logo — literally referred to as “Hot Star” — designed by London-based venturethree.
Star India CEO, Mr Uday Shankar said “Our new logo reflects the vigor and vitality of a new India that Star has been privileged to grow with. We see this as a source of energy for the entire company to continue to fire up for the opportunities and challenges in serving and inspiring our viewers.”
Olivia Bonner, Director of marketing communications at News Corporation said, “The new Star network brand is a statement of our intent to create the hottest content for the hottest nation on earth. To do more and do better for every family in India, raising expectations and setting new standards of entertainment.”
Stuart Jane, Creative director at venturethree says “The Star symbol is an Indian icon, recognised throughout the country. We separated the brand name and symbol, to make the Star the star, and put it at the heart of everything that’s new and exciting in Indian entertainment today.”
— Press Materials
It’s important to take into account that this is the logo at the corporate level, much like NBCUniversal or Discovery Communications. With that in mind, this logo is quite striking and bold. It takes the well-known star icon that appears on most of Star TV’s channels and gives it a new execution that manages to look serious and exciting at the same time. Whether you like this evermore popular approach of super-detailed and super-rendered logos or not is starting to become less of a concern. It’s the new reality. By this new standard, the Star TV logo has a lovely ethereal presence and when used in conjunction with the imagery, as seen below, it really, well, shines. I would dial down the whole “hot” concept but it might be something that resonates strongly in India.
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When we were in New York we would amass mountains of coins since most bodegas, mom-and-pops, and pharmacies would not accept credit card payments for any purchases under $5 or $10 so there was a lot of cash involved. At one point we had two 32-ounce yogurt containers filled with coins. We carried them from Brooklyn to a Coinstar in Manhattan and went back home with more than $200. Boom. Coinstar — a coin-counting kiosk set up inside a retailer lets you exchange coins for either cash or gift cards to places like Amazon and iTunes, keeping an average of 10% if you choose cash — first appeared in San Francisco in 1992 and today counts with more than 19,000 kiosks in the U.S., Canada, Puerto Rico, Ireland and the UK, processing around 50 billion coins a year. This week a new logo for Coinstar was introduced by its parent company, Coinstar Inc., who also own the DVD-renting Red Box kiosks, to separate the corporate mark from the consumer mark.
The Pentagram icon is separate and supports the logo. The circles act as a metaphor for coins in support of our mission statement: “We Own Coin.”
Circles reference different denominations and no longer reference a star, though the relationship is implied. It is flexible and can move around and can also be used independently of the wordmark.
— Logo Guidelines
The old logo, despite being properly executed, screamed “lottery” and placed too much emphasis on the “star” part of its name. The new one smartly switches the emphasis to coins and it could still be considered a star (although not really). Five circles forming a bigger circle is nothing to get excited about and perhaps that’s what made the old logo more effective in making it seem as if you were about to win something. So the new logo is more polished and serious but maybe too much for its own good. The wordmark is set in a slightly modified — a little curved nudge has been cut out under the tittle of the “i” — version of Klim’s Karbon for a nice, more contemporary Gill-Sansish look that will work well in the U.S. and UK (where they love them some Gill Sans). The machines, below, still have that look-at-me! aesthetic. But if that thing is going to give me a couple hundred bucks I didn’t know I had, it could be adorned with green unicorns, rainbows and leprechauns for all I care.
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“Black Star was looking for a logo that would express the power of a local cooperative. It had to convey a sense of authority without appearing too socialistic. The model of a co-op demonstrates the true meaning of the democratic process and Black Star wanted to exemplify this in an Austin TX kind of way. So it needed to be fresh and non-stodgy amongst the wealth of traditional visuals associated with beer culture. It needed to be fun and laid back in a serious way.”
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