Want to know where are celebrities and billionaires investing in real estate business?


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The Nobu Ryokan Collection, a new group of luxury retreats in exotic destinations around the world, created by Larry Ellison teamed up with Robert De Niro and chef Nobu Matsuhisa to open a hotel where rooms start at $1,100 a night.


Guests get preferential reservations at Nobu Malibu, which is located right next door. There’s also a custom Japanese-fusion menu that the hotel’s guests can order to their rooms. Mini bars are stocked with Dean & Deluca products.


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To Celebrate This Anniversary For The Most Inventive Music Tech – Wintergatan’s Marble Machine


#MusicTech #MusicTechMachine #Art+Music #Entertainment #Wintergatan #March2017

To Celebrate This Anniversary For The Most Inventive Music Tech – Wintergatan’s Marble Machine

The word of Westergren in Swedish which is the Galaxy; Westergren in Swedish way is for the Milky Way.

“Today it is exactly one year ago we released the Marble Machine Video. There is no better way to celebrate this anniversary, seeing all these versions has been an incredible experience for me. THANK YOU!!!” Martin said.

On this day March 1 last year, the Swedish band Wintergatan has Published “Marble Machine,” a fascinating music tech was born – Swedish musician Martin Molin has invented an unique music instrument based on a music box featuring 2,000 cascading steel marbles.


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Martin Molin from Wintergatan is one of artist along with many artists and music industry professionals were invited to engage with the #MusicBricks teams. Martin Molin from Wintergatan and creator of the Marble Machine with 21 million YouTube views, performed with new instruments and interacted with #MusicBricks creators and hackers for Music Tech Festival (Jan2015-June2016).


The Wintergatan Marble Machine includes a vibraphone, bass, kick drum, cymbal and other instruments using LEGO technic parts. Funnels, pulleys, and tubes guide the marbles as they are hand-cranked through the instrument. Thousands of internal parts were designed during the process of creating the instrument and fabricated by hand over a 14 month period.

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figures out how to use it.

The members of Wintergatan band grew up in four separate small towns in Sweden, they shared a common goal, built a dream band and made it happen since 2013. The Wintergatan band members are:

Martin Molin ­specializes in vibraphone and music box

Evelina Hägglund specializes in keyboards

David Zandén­ specializes in bass Marcus Sjöberg specializes in drums


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In 2013 Martin’s band Wintergatan released a video Starmachine2000 showing how the band creates music combining all the elements of science, technology, engineering and math with a tinkering mindset in the use of instruments.




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NASA Telescope Found A Solar System With 7 Rocky Of Earth-sized, Habitable-Zone Planets Around The TRAPPIST-1 Star


#Space #NASA #Planets #Feb2017

NASA Telescope Found A Solar System With 7 Rocky Of Earth-sized, Habitable-Zone Planets Around The TRAPPIST-1 Star, Are Relatively Close To Us; Located ~40 Light-Years Away, With The Potential to Support Water – And Even Maybe Life


NASA has discovered seven planets with Earth-like qualities orbiting a nearby star making them among the strongest candidates in the continued search for extraterrestrial life among known exoplanets, or planets that exist outside of our own solar system.

“This discovery could be a significant piece in the puzzle of finding habitable environments, places that are conducive to life,” said Thomas Zurbuchen, associate administrator of the agency’s Science Mission Directorate in Washington. “Answering the question ‘are we alone’ is a top science priority and finding so many planets like these for the first time in the habitable zone is a remarkable step forward toward that goal.”IMG_0139

The new results were published Wednesday in the journal Nature, and announced at a news briefing at NASA Headquarters in Washington.

NASA & TRAPPIST-1: A Treasure Trove of Planets Found – VIDEO

These new planets all inhabit another solar system which includes seven planets that have a relatively warm climate, as well as rocky terrain, both of which are promising signs in terms of identifying starting points for the search for both water and life. The planets all orbit TRAPPIST-1, a so-called ‘ultracool dwarf’ star, which unfortunately does not mean that it shares characteristics with Gimli from the Lord of the Rings.

Instead, the TRAPPIST-1 star is just a tenth the size of our own sun, and only gives off around a quarter of the radiant heat. The planets are far nearer the sun, too: the one closest in has a ‘year’ (the time it takes it to orbit the star) of a little over one day, and the one the furthest out completes its own annual cycle in only 20 days.

“This is the most exciting result I have seen in the 14 years of Spitzer operations,” said Sean Carey, manager of NASA’s Spitzer Science Center at Caltech/IPAC in Pasadena, California. “Spitzer will follow up in the fall to further refine our understanding of these planets so that the James Webb Space Telescope can follow up. More observations of the system are sure to reveal more secrets.”


Following up on the Spitzer discovery, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope has initiated the screening of four of the planets, including the three inside the habitable zone. These observations aim at assessing the presence of puffy, hydrogen-dominated atmospheres, typical for gaseous worlds like Neptune, around these planets.

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The First Avocado Café in the World is Coming Soon – Spring of 2017


#AvocadoCafé #InnovationF&B #Startup #HealthWellness #Spring2017

The First Avocado Café in the World – Amsterdam’s ‘The Avocado Show Restaurant” Is All About Your Favorite Fruit.

The Avocado ShowAmsterdam is getting a snazzy all-avocado café called The Avocado Show. The restaurant is set to open within the first quarter of 2017, will give diners avocado options for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and everything in between.

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If you’re a fan of avocado toast, avocado buns, and avocado anything, make sure your passport isn’t expired. That’s because a restaurant devoted to the bumpy fruit is opening its doors in Amsterdam (where it seems all things green are encouraged). 

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Three intrepid restaurateurs in the ultra-hip De Pijp neighborhood of Amsterdam are putting the finishing touches on a restaurant where avocados will be prominently featured in every damn dish on the menu. Dubbed the Avocado Show, this new cafe from super fruit–loving friends Julien Zaal, Jaimie van Heije, and Ron Simpson will serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner daily, plus late night snacks to appeal to clubgoers. The Avocado Show will be a restaurant serving up all things avocado, from avocado bun burgers (which are nonsense, but they look nice on Instagram) to avocado chocolate smoothies.

‘The possibilities are endless,’ the founders told Algemeen Dagblad. ‘Our only rule is that the dishes need to contain the green super fruit in one way or another.’

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Billed as Europe’s very first avocado Café, the restaurant’s all-avocado menu includes 2016’s trendiest avocado-centric items (buns, toast, etc.), as well as a few unexpected additions. Namely, a chocolate-avocado smoothie, for those who want a more decadent take on the drink. While the United States has plenty of options for those looking to get their fix, avocados are still gaining in popularity across the Atlantic. The restaurant’s cofounders, Julien Zaal and Ron Simpson, along with chef Jaimie van Heije, hope that The Avocado Show is the catalyst to a culinary revolution.

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A Vietnamese American ’Spacecraft Dressmaker’ works at JPL for 16 years


#Fashion #SpacecraftDress #Science #Tech

Lien Pham, a Vietnamese American who’s working for Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology for 16 years as a ’Spacecraft Dressmaker’.

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Lien Pham’s family left Vietnam in 1978. At the time, they were persecuted as Roman Catholics in a Communist country. Her family also had ties to the deposed South Vietnamese government and were targeted for political persecution.

When she first came to the U.S., her family settled in Los Angeles, and she found a job making lingerie for Olga. That was the only job I could get with her skills and limited English language ability. She made only $2.10 an hour.

To find a better job, she decided to learn a new skill. I attended a trade school in the San Fernando Valley [an area of Los Angeles] at night. They had basic courses in electronic assembly, which trained me in soldering and cabling.

In the 1980s, the aerospace industry in Southern California was booming. She found jobs at two big companies, Data Metrics and Litton, Inc., doing cabling for terrestrial vehicles and space satellites.

Lien Pham’s been making thermal blankets at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, California, for 16 years.

Spacecraft electronics are unique — they’re not like what you find at an electronics store at a mall. It takes a lot of skill to connect all the cables. Just as clothing can be sewn too tight or too loose, thermal blankets — the glinting material each spacecraft is wrapped in to regulate its temperature — have to be cut to form. A thermal blanket has to provide just the right amount of heat — not too much and not too little — for the spacecraft to operate correctly.

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Pham is a member of Flight Technicians Services, a group at JPL that contributes to all stages of spacecraft assembly. Her particular team, which designs and fabricates the protective thermal blankets, is called the shield shop.

At JPL, a place known for complex engineering, Pham has a different background: she began her career as a seamstress after her family immigrated to the U.S. from Vietnam. Her experience behind a sewing machine has informed how she makes thermal blankets.

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What kind of materials go into a thermal blanket?

We use multiple layers of Mylar films with Dacron netting to separate them. For the outermost surface, we use Kapton film or Beta cloth, which resist temperature change.

We also use gold Kapton, which is good for conducting electricity. There’s a black material called carbon field Kapton. That’s for a charged environment, with a lot of electricity. It dissipates the charge.

What’s the toughest material to work with?

Teflon. Some spacecraft require it, but tape doesn’t stick to its surface. Tape is a part of the blanket-making process. At one point, we asked, “How are we going to build the material if the tape’s not sticking?” We came up with a fabrication method that creates a hem like you would see in clothing, where the material is folded and then sewn.

What kind of tools do you use?

We use commercial sewing machines designed for thick material such as denim. It has a walking feed that pulls in the material and cuts our sewing thread automatically. We also use a variety of hand tools like a measuring scale, scissors, surgical scalpels, hole punches, a heat gun, leather punch and weight scale.

Any advice for someone who is interested in space and JPL, but doesn’t necessarily have a science or engineering background?

Work hard and keep an open mind. It’s never too late to learn and take classes. There are a lot of people at JPL who didn’t start in science or engineering, but almost all of them have the drive to learn new skills or search for training.

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How to Get Your Startup Funded by VCs?


Heads up! #Entrepreneur #Startup

A Great Discussion About How VCs Look for Investing In Startup:

The host: Randall Lane, Editor Forbes Magazine

Jim Breyer, the billionaire who gave Facebook its first venture investment, discusses what it takes for young entrepreneurs to get VCs to open their wallets.

Peter Boyce, Co-Founder of the Rough Draft Ventures.

Joshua Kushner, the founder of Thrive Capital.

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An Italian Architect and Designer Brings His American Dreams to New York



An Italian Architect and Designer Brings His American Dreams to New York

Giorgio Zuffanti, an Italian architect, and designer who’s a proud Sicilian at the hometown in Catania, Italy. Giorgio graduated from School of Architecture University of Catania and realized his master degree in Tsinghua University School of Architecture (Chinese pinyin: Qīnghuá Dàxué) in Beijing, China.

During and after his studies, Giorgio worked as a project designer in diverse places including Italy, China, and the United States where he developed a strong design and graphic skills. He always brings an international design perspective into his work and has been involved with mixed-use, commercial, residential and hospitality projects.

Giorgio has learned a great deal of professional experience in China when he worked for Area-17 Shanghai as Senior Designer for retail for international brands, commercial and residential projects.

Currently, Giorgio is working for Doban Architecture as a senior project designer in Brooklyn NY. As a senior project designer, he can put his background to good use in the design of the projects as well as furniture design in conjunction with Think Fabricate as he has got international design awards. Giorgio has been working with famous international designers ever since. He actives on
various fronts, as a product designer, interior designer, and architect, today Giorgio can count on an extensive CV. He calls himself “A modern nomad architect”.


In collaboration with Think Fabricate, Giorgio designed and made pieces of furniture along with the design for the booth for the last Brooklyn Design Trade Show in NY.

For the Dialogue series, Giorgio in collaboration with Think Fabricate and got the nominations for Best of Year Award 2016. A global design awards program dedicated to the year’s best design products organized to the famous magazine Interior Design.

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Dialogue Table and Dialogue Bench are designed and fabricated in Brooklyn, New York, and published in important international Magazines.

The Dialogue Series crafted in maple and walnut with the brass inlaid pattern. “The spirit of the table is to bring people together”.

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In his free time, he has a love for the materials and craft technique. He combines the love for design, music, and arts.

Observe, sense and creates. It’s the mantra that has accompanied Giorgio his whole life. From there, his desire to travel, discover the world, get to know other cultures took hold. His passions for art, design, and photography started when he was young, thanks to his painting. He used to watch him paint when he as little and he liked it a lot.

He grew up in Sicily and he has always been inspired by the baroque architecture, but also by the art and graphic design in architecture and the legendary Deconstructivism architects Zaha Hadid. He had the chance to collaborate with the famous architect Kengo Kuma in an international workshop sponsored by the University in Sicily. That meeting was important for Giorgio because it led him to explore the Asia.

Giorgio always brings his international background in his projects.
His style is motivated by an attraction and passion to design and his great drawing skills. Giorgio takes inspiration from what is around him, from the countries he has experienced, to his travels and dreams.

Giorgio thinks that New York is still the center of the design and architecture world and for him is a fundamental experience because New York gives special vibes.

He lives in Brooklyn, a place that he really loves. Brooklyn is changing every day and he hopes to give his contribution to his style. For his talent and his love for this city he got the role as Representative Industry Chair for Urban Planning and Design for the Young Professional Brooklyn Chambers of Commerce (The first Italian to receive this position.)7

Giorgio is able to satisfy his innumerable skills and passions thanks to a series of cultural events created by him and his firm in collaboration with international design brands. In these events, Giorgio has involved international designers, architects, chefs, with the goal of reflecting how the details can be a unifying element between cross disciplines and generate new languages.


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