webfind: Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts

February 19, 2009

Reclaiming Oil Rigs as Oceanic Eco-Resorts: “

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Morris Architects, a Houston-based architecture and design firm, recently took top honors for two of their submissions in the Radical Innovation in Hospitality design competition. The grand prize winner, the Oil Rig Platform Resort and Spa makes use of one of 4,000 oil rigs out in the Gulf of Mexico and transforms it into a luxurious eco-resort and spa. We love how the inspired renovation takes an iconic source of dirty energy and converts it to an eco-haven that generates all of its power from renewable sources.




And You Thought Stevie Wonder Just Played Piano

February 18, 2009

There are certain people in this world that are truly amazing. Stevie Wonder is one of these people. Every time you see him playing music he seems like he’s having the time of his life. Why can’t we all have this kind of passion and drive?

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Extreme Makeover: Facebook Edition – CollegeHumor video

February 18, 2009

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webfind:First: Your Feelings … Then: Your Action Plan

February 5, 2009

First: Your Feelings … Then: Your Action Plan: “

Editor’s note: This is a guest post from Danielle LaPorte of www.whitehottruth.com.

Most of us have to-do lists. Many of us have long terms goals. Few of us have a list of how we actually want to feel in our life.

And aren’t feelings the whole point? The income, the relationship, the hot bod’, the high thread count cotton sheets – everything on our to-do, to-get, to-experience lists all drive back to the feelings that we crave … connected, comfort, powerful, rich in love and cash, beauty, vitality, useful, calm.

And so it goes that a solid make-it-happen strategy should be grounded in the awareness of how you want to feel. It’s the elemental point that most action plans and goal setting systems overlooked.

Feelings are magnetic. Each feeling is a beacon that attracts a reality. Love attracts love. Gratitude attracts more reasons to be grateful. Generosity creates a generous response. What we focus on expands. So choosing to focus on feelings that, well, feel good, is a sure way to create the experience you want.


  • Career
  • Relationships
  • Spirituality
  • Wealth
  • Wellness

Write out a few desired feelings in each area. You’ll likely see a pattern emerging – it usually gets down to three or four key emotions that you’re always hankering for. If you have goal lists or vision boards, write your desired feelings on them – front and center. Stick a note of your key feelings into your day-timer. Look up the definition of each of your feeling words. Become a connoisseur of desired feelings and you’ll transform your wants into realizations. Desires are dynamic – they love to be danced with adored, explored.

I’m clear that in every area of my life I want to experience: communion, affluence, sexiness and creative freedom. Those desired feelings drive everything I do – from how I interact with the waiter at the restaurant, and or my blog audience, to what I write, wear and dance to. How I want to feel sits in the margins of my schedule and the center of my heart.


If I’m feeling less than affluent, I give – I write a thank you note, I check out the entrepreneurs I’ve sponsored on Kiva.com, I pick up the tab at lunch. If I want to feel more communion I intentionally plan to create it. I’ve just mapped out a plan for the New Year that includes a road trip to see my soul sister in Vegas, a week at the Burning Man festival, a budget to go to more concerts, and a commitment to have one dinner party a month – all things that make me feel closer to life and to love.


When you’re clear on how you want to feel, you can be open to what life wants to give you. You’ll be anchored to the function, rather than the form. And this is really the essence of simplified living – a focus on what matters most. The house, the partner, the job may not ‘look’ like you wanted, or come when you expected, but if something or someone generates the positive feelings you’ve been longing for, you’ll be able to let that good stuff into your life.

When you’re clear on how you want to feel you instinctively know what to say yes to, and when to say, ‘no thank you.’ And that’s the best feeling in the world.

You can find Danielle LaPorte at www.whitehottruth.com. She helps entrepreneurs rock their careers, is a former think tank exec, and author of the Amazon bestseller, Style Statement: Live By Your Own Design.

(Via Zen Habits.)

webfind:Old School Rules for a Walk-Off, Members Only

January 26, 2009

Old School Rules for a Walk-Off, Members Only: “
David Bowie often reffed walk-offs for male models.

In Zoolander, noted singer, fashion expert and walk-off referee, David Bowie, laid down the law of the walk-off to male models Derek Zoolander and Hansel…so hot right now…Hansel:


Now this’ll be a straight walk-off, old school rules. First model walks, second model duplicates, then elaborates. OK boys, let’s go to work.

Neither David Bowie nor the walk-off rulebook had anything to say about Hansel miraculously pulling off his underwear without apparent crotch damage to win the walk-off. However, Bowie seemed impressed by Hansel’s deed, if not the outdated jackets with all the shoulders straps, collar straps and buttons and such at the Members Only warehouse.


Derek Zoolander, however, was called a ‘dinosaur’ like the Members Only jackets above by Hansel. That was messed up of Hansel and hurt Derek’s feelings. And mine, too, since I might have owned one of these babies at one point. Although all alleged photographic evidence has been destroyed.
See also Mugatu on Fashion.”

(Via Mike Doe.)

webfind: The Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Milkshake, the “Worst Food” in America

January 26, 2009

St. Louis – Gut Check – The Dish: The Baskin Robbins Chocolate Oreo Milkshake, the “Worst Food” in America: ”


Men’s Health magazine has released its annual ‘Worst Foods’ list. Scoring the top spot as the absolute worst food in the country? A large Chocolate Oreo Shake from Baskin Robbins. This bad boy has 2,600 calories, 135 grams of fat (59 of which are saturated), 263 grams of sugar and 1,700 milligrams of sodium.

And now it sits on my desk, taunting me.

Now, I don’t blame Baskin Robbins for selling this. No one’s forcing you to buy a Chocolate Oreo Shake in any size, let alone large — unless you’re a food blogger desperate for content on Friday, that is. Frankly, I bet Baskin Robbins will sell m”

(Via .)

webfind: 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration

January 23, 2009

This is worth a look.

David Bergman 1,474-Megapixel Pic of Obama’s Inauguration: “An incredibly detailed panoramic picture of the inauguration, zoom in to the some of the small details.

(Via digg.com: Stories / Popular.)