Posts Tagged ‘English’

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YikeBike – Urban Freedom

December 13, 2009

YikeBike is a statement about using smart technology to solve the problems of our increasingly congested, polluted, stressful cities. It is the first commercial expression of the mini-farthing concept, created up by a bunch of successful entrepreneurs, engineers and dreamers. We sat down to try and answer:

  • What is the simplest way to get from A to B with the aid of a machine?
  • What is the smallest wheel you can have to get a stable, safe, comfortable ride?
  • Can you make something small enough to be able to go with you anywhere in a city?
  • Wonder if we could make a unicycle dramatically easier to ride and fold?

We were intrigued by creating something that could dramatically change urban transport, enabling city dwellers a fast, safe and easy way to navigate their environment.

The result was the mini-farthing concept and its first expression, the YikeBike. It employs state-of-the-art technology, engineering and industrial design to create a new class of personal transport.

More on the history of the development of the concept can be found at www.minifarthing.com

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A Fine Frenzy

December 13, 2009

Alison Sudol (born December 23, 1984), known professionally as A Fine Frenzy is an American alternative singer and songwriter and pianist. Her debut album, One Cell in the Sea, reached number one on the charts, putting her on the map around the world thanks to her sultry, romantic ballad ‘Almost Lover.’ After ‘One Cell in the Sea,’ Alison Sudol followed with the album ‘Bomb in a Birdcage,’ which hit Number One Top Pop Album, and hit the top of the digital charts. Wasting no time following up their acclaimed second album, A Fine Frenzy released a six-song EP ‘Oh Blue Christmas’ which like the bands other work, is a must for any music collection.

At the age of 24, Alison Sudol is a rare being, filled with a passionate soul, magnificent voice, stellar songwriting, and an incredibly sweet personality backed by a unique, worldly intelligence.

Read the interview by Bruce Edwin.
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Deolinda

December 13, 2009

Her name is Ana Bacalhau and she is old enough to realize that life isn’t as easy as it seems. Merrily unmarried, in love and out of love, born in Lisbon, she inhabits a ground floor apartment somewhere in the suburbs of the capital. She writes her own songs by peeking through the curtains of her window, drawing inspiration from the old gramophone records that once belonged to her grandmother and by the bizarre and strange life of her neighbours. She lives with 2 cats and a gold fish…

Deolinda is a project from Lisbon inspired by fado and its traditional roots in order to create original songs based on portuguese traditional and popular music. It came to life in 2006, by the hands of 4 young musicians with diverse musical backgrounds and experiences (such as classical music, jazz, ethnical and traditional music), searching to recreate a sound rooted in popular music through the crossing of different musical languages and musical research serving as a base for the group’s original compositions.

Read the review from The Times
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Urban Junkies

December 13, 2009

Urban Junkies is a daily e-magazine; need-to-know information that drops into our inbox every morning for free. They provide insider information about urban gems and new openings in cities around the world.

They announce things the day they happen. Whether it be an exhibition opening or a restaurant launch, a limited edition product release, or a secret sample sale, they find out what’s going on so we don’t have to.

Urban Junkies is made up of a team of experienced freelancers, trend forecasters, fashionistas, food lovers, art directors and graphic designers, who come together to add timely content and expertise from all areas of media and urban life.

Get your daily fix: Barcelona | London

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Carminho

October 12, 2009

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Carminho is one of the strongest names of the new generation of Fado. A name with a history and a legacy of another great fado singer, that is Teresa Siqueira.

Carminho started to hear fado very early. The mother was the owner of “Taverna do Embuçado”, one of the houses of Fado with the best reputation that Lisbon had.

Now, she gives life to everything what she have heard. She has assimilated emotions, styles, life and poetry. Has an unmistakable style, a serious and melodic voice that makes everything and everyone “hypnotised”, to breathe, feel and hear her singing.

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Lisbon Coast: Holidays & Corporate Housing

July 26, 2009

Oeiras is on the coast between Lisbon and Cascais, it is 15 minutes on the train to each side. The landscape is full of lighthouses and coast fortresses overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.

The apartment is 15 minutes walk to the beach. It is a spacious fifth floor, charmingly decorated, with a spectacular terrace so as to enjoy the spectacular views over the ocean. Visitors may benefit from different leisure and sports facilities, such as the Maritime Walk (a seaside promenade) and the Poets Park (a vast green space). There is also an Oceanic Pool with a Marine with night bars and restaurants.

It is a haven for walkers and bikers!

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Folclore

July 25, 2009

A new store & a new style

Folclore

Folclore

Folclore, Portuguese fashion designers in Barcelona

Designers:
Anabela Baldaque
Daniela Pais
Elisabeth Teixeira
Luis Buchinho