Saturday, May 24, 2008

Metaphys Indoor Grass Planters

Metaphys Indoor Grass Planters is designed by designer Chiaki Murata, with the purpose to bring a piece of nature in a stylish way inside our homes. The individual planters can be stacked, hung or laid on your coffee table. This combination of white with fresh green is awesome, and has a modern look.

“The Metaphys products are designed with the common idea and they are consistent with the idea even though different companies produce the products: the idea is that all the creative process should start from “observation.” By observing things, you have the perspectives of the second and the third persons, and thereby you can avoid being subjective. It represents “a discipline that explores the basic principle of all existences.” What we think is necessary is really necessary for everyday life? One of our missions is to examine how important the existence of a product is in this world of the excessive production.”

Modern Planter Box

Stainless steel base and powder coated metal.This planter is available in White, Aqua, Black, Orange, Yellow and mustard green.

Outdoor Furniture - Daybeds

These beautiful daybeds are made by Lifeshop Collection, a company that is specialized in indoor and outdoor contract furniture, hotel furniture, contract lighting, contract artwork, casegoods, and resin furniture. The summer is near, and a piece of outdoor furniture like this would be great, to relax outside your house, and breathe fresh air. These pieces would be also awesome for an outdoor party.

Vazhakai Podimas

Plantain/Raw Banana - 2
Onion - 1 (Big Finely chopped)
Green chillies - 3(Finely chopped)
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Green Curry Leaves - 10 leaves
Urad Dhal - 1/2 tsp
Shredded coconut - 1 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 3 Tsp

1) Scrape the outer skin of the Plantain and Cut them into small rectangular shape pieces and keep the pieces in water so that they dont turn black.

2) Boil the cut pieces in a pan with salt till soft and strain the water and keep it aside.

3) Heat the oil in a kadai and add the mustard seeds, urad dal and curry leaves and saute for a while.

4) Now add the finely chopped Onion, Chillies and fry well for sometime

5) Add the cooked plantain pieces and salt if required and mix gently.

6) Finally add the shredded coconut and serve hot with Rice.

Arachuvita Sambar

TurDhal - 1 1/2 cup
Vegetables - Potatoe and Drumsticks(one can use the veges of their choice)
Pearl Onion - 7-8
Tamarind- a Small lemon size(soaked and water removed)
Hing - a pinch
Salt to Taste

For Frying and grinding:
Oil - 2 Tsp
Kashmiri Dry Chillies - 10 (A/c to one's taste)
Coriander Seeds - 2 Tbsp
Channa dhal(kadala parupu) - 1 Tbsp
Jeera -1/2 tsp
Khus-Khus(Poppy seeds)- 1/4 tsp
Methi Seeds - 1/4 tsp
Coconut Shredded - 4Tbsp
Curry leaves- a few

For Seasoning:
Mustard Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Oil - 1 Tbsp

1) Heat oil in a kadai and fry the following in the order as methi first then Jeera, channa dal, dhania, red chillies,Poppy Seed and Curry leaves. Fry these ingrediants till they turn golden brown.Allow this mixture to cool and grind it to a smooth paste along with the coconut.

2) Boil the vegetables and keep it aside.

3) Heat oil in a kadai. Add the mustard seeds and allow it to splutter.

4) Add the Onion and fry well .

5) Add the mashed dal along with little water, boiled vegetables and mix well.

6) Now add the ground paste, turmeric, salt, hing and tamarind water and allow it to cook.

Finelly garnish it with coriander leaves and serve hot with Rice or Idli

Sabudana ( Javarisi,Sago) Vada

Sabudana (SAGO) - 1 cup
Peanuts -1/2 cup (Roasted and crushed coarsely)
Potato -1 (Big) (boiled, peeled and mashed)
KashmiriChilli Powder - 1 tsp(Mild chilli Powder)
Green chillies - 8 (Finely cut)
Salt- To Taste
Oil- For deep fry.

1) Wash sago well and soak it for 1 hour.

2) Drain the water and keep it aside for 2hrs.

3) Mix the mashed potato and all the other ingredients to the sago and mix well into a paste sprinkle water if necessary.

4) Heat Oil in a kadai and deep fry the mix till light brown in color.

5) Serve Hot as this fritters would be crisp only when hot and becomes really soft once it becomes cold.

You can serve this vada's with Coconut chutney.

Devilled Eggs With Caviar

Devilled eggs with caviar
serves 4

20 eggs, hard-boiled
6 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons finely chopped
fresh dill
100g/4oz caviar
salt and freshly ground
black pepper

• Peel the hard-boiled eggs and cut in half lengthways.
• Carefully remove the yolks, and chop them finely. Put in a bowl, and add the mayonnaise and dill. Season with salt and pepper. Blend until smooth.
• Fill each half-egg with the devilled yolk mixture, and serve garnished with grains of caviar.

Butterfly Prawns

Butterfly prawns
serves 2–4

16 raw tiger prawns, peeled and
deveined, with tails intact
juice of 2 limes
1 teaspoon cardamom seeds
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

• If using bamboo skewers, soak in cold water for at least 30 minutes.
• Cut the prawns in half lengthways down to the tail, and flatten out to form a symmetrical shape.
• Thread a prawn onto two skewers, with the tail in the middle. Thread another 3 prawns onto the same two skewers in the same way. Repeat until you have four sets of 4 prawns on each two skewers.
• Lay the skewered prawns in a glass or ceramic dish. Sprinkle the lime juice over them. Combine the spices and oil in a small bowl, and use to coat the prawns well. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
• Cook the prawns on a foil-lined grill pan under a hot grill for 6 minutes, turning halfway through cooking. Serve immediately.

Prawn Crackers

Prawn crackers
serves 4

250g/9oz raw prawns, peeled
and deveined
250g/9oz tapioca flour
salt and freshly ground
black pepper
vegetable oil for deep-frying

• Using a blender, purée the prawns into a smooth paste. Transfer to a bowl, and mix in the tapioca flour. Season with salt and pepper. Mix well to form a stiff dough.
• Divide the dough into three equal portions. Roll each portion into a thick sausage shape (like a Swiss roll), then set the rolls on a greased plate. Using either a stand in a pan of boiling water or a steamer, steam the rolls for 40–45 minutes over a high heat.
• Leave the rolls to cool, then wrap in a clean tea towel and chill well in the refrigerator. Using a very sharp knife, slice the rolls thinly, then allow to dry out slightly.
• Heat the oil in a deep wok, and deep-fry the crackers in batches until crisp. Remove and drain on kitchen paper. Serve hot or cold.

Chilli-Garlic Crab Sticks

Chilli-garlic crab sticks
serves 2–4

2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1 onion, finely chopped
2 fresh red chillies, seeded and
finely chopped
2 garlic cloves, crushed
250g/9oz crab sticks
2 teaspoons light soy sauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil

• In a frying pan, a wok or a saucepan, heat the oil over a medium heat. Sauté the onion for a few minutes. Add the chillies and garlic, and continue to sauté, stirring, for a further 1 minute.
• Tip in the crab sticks and cook for 2 minutes, until they have broken up, then fold in the soy sauce and sesame oil. Serve immediately.

Prawn Cocktail

Prawn cocktail
serves 4

4 tablespoons mayonnaise
4 tablespoons single cream
2 teaspoons tomato purée
2 teaspoons lemon juice
dash of Worcestershire sauce
dash of dry sherry
salt and ground black pepper
225g/8oz peeled and deveined
cooked prawns
a few lettuce leaves, shredded
lemon slices, to garnish

• Put the mayonnaise, cream, tomato purée, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce and sherry in a small bowl, and mix together. Season with salt and pepper.
• Add the prawns and stir well until the prawns are coated.
• To serve, put the shredded lettuce in the bottom of four glasses, and top with the prawn mixture. Garnish each prawn cocktail with lemon slices, and serve cold.

Pal Kolukattai

Rice flour- 2cups
Sugar-1 cup( It can be reduced to 3/4 cup if one wants to reduce the sweet)
Milk-3 cups( I use HALF & HALF, it can be substituted with whole milk)
Grated coconut-1/2cup

1) Make a soft dough of the rice flour, grated coconut along with 1/4 cup sugar and required amount of water.

2)Shape them out to round kollukattai's

3)Bring the milk to boil along with water and remaining sugar.

4)When the milk starts boiling well add the kollukattais one by one take care not to break them.

5)Keep them in low flame till the kollukattais are cooked.

Tomato Bath

Basmati Rice - 2 cup ( wash and keep aside)
Onions - 2 (medium sized sliced thinly)
GingerGarlic paste - 1 1/2 tsp
Tomatoes (medium size ) - 3 (Finely chopped)
Cashews - 15 (Optional)
Cinnamon - 1 inch stick
Cloves - 3
Saunf- 1/2tsp
Bay leaf - 2 /3
Turmeric Powder - 1/2 tsp
Redchilli Powder - 2 tsp( KashmiriChilli Powder)
Oil - 3 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Water - 3 3/4 cup
Lemon Juice - 1 Tbsp

1) In a cooker heat oil and add the saunf, cinnamon, clove, bay leaf, cashews , ginger garlic paste and saute well for few minutes.

2) Then add the Onions and fry well till it turns color and then add the finely chopped tomatoes and saute for few minutes

3) Then add the chilli powder, turmeric powder and fry till the oil leaves side.

4) Now add the rice and fry for a 2 minutes.

5) Add water, salt and pressure cook the rice for 3 whistles.

6) Mix the lemon juice before serving

7) Serve hot with Raita.

For Raita:
Onions -1 (finely chopped)
Green Chillies - 1 (finely chopped)
Curd - 4 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste
Oil - 1 Tbsp

1) Heat oil in a kadai and fry the onions and chillies till the onion turns color.
2) Mix this mixture with the curd and salt and serve it with the Rice.

Parupu Payasam

Bengal Gram- 1/2 cup
Moong dal- 3/4 cup
Powdered Jaggery - 1 cup
Sugar- 2 Tbsp
Grated Coconut - 3 Tbsp
Milk - 3 cups
Water- 1 cup
Cashews - 1/2 tsp
Ghee - 1Tbsp

1) Soak Both the dals together for an hour

2) Pressure cook the dals along with 2 cups of milk and 1 cup of water for just two whistle.

3) In the mean time, dissolve the jaggery in little water by placing them on the gas top.This helps the jaggery to dissolve fast..

4) Once the jaggery is completly dissolved, strain them and keep it aside.

5) Heat ghee in a kadai, fry the cashews till golden brown and keep it aside.

6) Mix the jaggery water along with fried cashews, sugar, 1 cup of milk to the cooked dal and Bring it to boil and simmer it to thicken it.

7) Finally add the grated coconut and Serve Cold.

Somass [Somasi]

For the Base:-
AllPurpose Flour(Maida)- 1 cup
Cream of Wheat(Rava) - 1 cup
Salt - a little
Water- To knead the flour tigthly.

For the Filling:-
Fried Gram(Pottu Kadalai) - 150 gms
Sugar - 200gms
Grated Coconut- 1 cup(slightly roasted in ghee)
Cardamom powder- 1/4 tsp

1) Make a coarse powder of Fried Gram, Sugar and Roasted Coconut.Mix in the Cardamom powder to the powder and keep it aside.

2) Knead the maida, rava, salt with water to a tight flour.

3) Take a small balls and roll them into poori's

4) Place about 1Tbsp of the fillings in the each pooris and fold them and seal the ends tightly and deep fry them.

Channa Masala

ChickPeas - 150gms(Soaked Overnight and boiled and kept aside)
Onion - 2(Thinly Sliced)
Tomatoe - 1(Finely Chopped)
Ginger - 1"(Finely Chopped)
KahsmiriChilli Powder - 1 Tsp
Coriander Powder-1 Tsp
Channa Masala Powder - 2 Tsp
Kasuri Methi - 1/2 Tsp
Salt - To Taste
Olive Oil - 3Tbsp

1) Heat Oil in a kadai.Add the onion and fry well till the onion turns brown.

2) Add the tomatoe and ginger and fry well.

3) Then add all the powders and fry till the oil leaves the sides.

4) Now add the Cooked Channa,salt and little water and allow it to thicken.

5) Before Removing it from the fire add the kasuri methi and mix well


Ulundhu Urundai Morkozhambu

For Ulundhu Urundai:-
Urad dal- 1 cup
Salt- To Taste
Oil- For Frying

For MorKozhambu:-
Curd- 1 cup(shouldnt be sour)
Turmeric Powder - A Pinch
Mustard - 1/2 tsp
Methi - 1/2 tsp
MorMilaga - 3-4(Curd Chillies)
Curry Leaves - A Few.
Oil- 2 Tbsp
Salt - To Taste

For Grinding:-
Dry Red Chillies - 3
Coriander Seeds - 1 tsp
Jeera - 1/2 tsp
Bengal Gram - 2 tsp
Shredded Coconut - 2 Tbsp
Ginger - a small piece.

For the Vada:-
1) Soak the urad dal for an hour and grind them into a smooth paste.

2) Add salt and mix well

3) Roll them into ball size and deep fry them and keep it aside.

For the Kozhambu:-
1) Soak all the ingrediants for grinding expect ginger and coconut in 1/2 cup of water for about an hour.

2) Now grind the soaked ingrediants along with the ginger and coconut to a smooth paste and keep it aside.

3) Mix this paste to the thined curd along with turmeric and salt.

4) Heat 2tbsp of oil in a kadai, add mustard and allow it to splutter.

5) Then add the methi,curry leaves and the mormilaga. Followed by the curd mixtures.

6) Allow it to just rise a bit and take care not to allow it to boil..if it boils then the gravy will curdle..and will not taste good..

7) Add the vada half an hour before serving..

This kozhambu goes very well with rice.

Butter Cake

Flour - 2 cups
Baking powder - 2tsp
Salt - 1/2 tsp
Unsalted Butter,Softened - 1 stick(1/2 cup)
Sugar - 1 cup
Large Eggs - 3 large( kept at room temperature for 30 minutes)
Vanilla Extract - 1 1/2 tsp
Whole Milk - 3/4 cup

1) Preheat oven to 350°F.

2) Butter and flour a 13/9-inch metal baking pan or 2 round pans.

3) Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt into a bowl.

4) Beat butter and sugar with an electric mixer at medium-high speed until pale and fluffy ie for about 3 to 5 minutes.

5) Beat in eggs, 1 at a time, then vanilla, and beat until thoroughly incorporated, about 5 minutes.

6) Mix in flour mixture in 4 batches alternately with milk at low speed, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Mix until batter is just smooth.

7) Then spread evenly in pan and bake cake in middle of oven until it begins to pull away from sides of pan and a tester comes out clean, 20 to 25 minutes. Cool for 5mts in pan, then invert onto a rack and cool completely.

Paneer Tikka Masala

Paneer(cubed) - 1 Pkt( Fried)
Curd - 5 Tbsps
Onion - 1 big(Finelly chopped
Garlic - 1 Tbsp(Finelly chopped)
Ginger - 1 Tbsp(Finelly Chopped)
Green chillies - 2 (Chopped vertically)
Kashmiri Red chilli Powder - 2 Tbsp
Red Chilli Sauce - 2 Tbsp( I used the Ching's Product)
Ajinomato - 3/4 Tsp
CornFlour- 1 Tbsp mixed with little water.
corriander -1 Tbsp(Finelly Chopped).
Salt to taste
Oil - 2Tbsp
Butter - 1 Tbsp

1) If using fresh paneer cut them into cubes and fry them till golden brown and soak them in luke warm water for about 30mts.

2) Heat Oil & Butter in a kadai.Fry the onions till it turns pink.

3) Then add the finelly chopped garlic and ginger and fry for 2 minutes.

4) Then add the chopped green chillies and fry well till a nice aroma comes out.

5) Now add the Kashmiri chilli Powder and fry for a minute.

6) Now add the beaten curd to this and mix well.

7) Add the paneer pieces,followed by the ajinomoto, Red chilli sauce and salt.

8) Add the Corn flour mixed with water and allow it to thicken slightly.

9) Mix well , Garnish with Coriander leaves and serve hot with Chappathi, Roti or Naan.

Chocolate Cake

All Purpose Flour - 1 3/4 cup
Sugar - 2 cups
Unsweetened cocoa - 3/4 cup( i have used Hershey's Cocoa)
Baking Soda - 1 1/2 tsp
Baking Powder - 1 1/2 tsp
Salt - 1 tsp
Egg - 2
Milk - 1
Vegetable oil - 1/2 cup( i have used Olive Oil)
vanilla - 1 tsp
Boiling water - 1 cup

1) Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2) Grease a 9-inch cake pans with butter and sprinkling flour .Tap out extra.

3) In a large bowl mix flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder and salt and keep it aside.

4) In another small bowl combine eggs, milk, oil and vanilla and Beat well with hand mixer.

5) Then slowly add boiling water and mix.

6) Add this wet mixture to flour mixture and fold and stir until smooth. I used the hand mixer to combine bot the mixtures. I ran the mixer for 5 mts.

7) Pour batter into pan evenly. Bake for 45 minutes.

8) Remove cake from pans and cool on racks completly.

Chicken Kurma

Chicken- 1.25 lb
Onion-1(Medium sized, roughly chopped)
Finely chopped onion- 1 Tsp
Garlic-7 to 8 flakes
Tomato - 1,
Coconut-3 Tbsp
Cinnamon stick -1(of 1")
Saunf(fennel seeds)-1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder-1/4 tsp
Dhaniya powder-1 tsp(Optional)
Oil - 2tbsp
Salt - to taste

Fry the onion and the garlic in 1 tbsp of oil & Allow it to cool

Grind all the ingredients except the chicken along with the fried onions and garlic to a smooth paste..

Heat the remaining 1tbsp of oil in a kadai . Add a pinch of saunf and a tsp of finely chopped onions.

To this add the cleaned and cut chicken and fry for few minutes till the chicken turns white.

Then add the grounded masala along with required amount of water and salt, allow it to thicken.
Finally garnish it with the curry leaves

Chicken Chettinad

Chicken - 1 lbs
Curry Leaves - about 8
Onions(medium Sized) - 2 (Finely chopped)
Large Tomatoes -2 (Finely chopped)
Oil - 2Tbsp
Water - 2 cups
Salt to taste
Coriander Leaves - finely chopped for garnishing

For the Paste
Shallots (small onions)- 10
Black pepper corns - 1/2 tsp
Poppy seeds - 2tsp
Whole red chillies - 8( I have used the mild one that gives color to the
Grated coconut - 6 Tbsp
Coriander Seeds, Cumin and Fennel seeds - 1 Tsp
Cinnamon - 1" (broken)
Clove - 1
Ginger and Garlic - 2 Tsp(finely chopped)

1) Roast all the Ingredients for the paste in a little oil except ginger and garlic. Allow them to cool and make a paste along with ginger and garlic.

2) Heat oil in a kadai and fry the chopped onions till golden brown.

3) Add Curry Leaves and the Ground paste and fry till the paste turns slightly brown.

4) Add Chopped Tomatoes and fry till the oil leaves the sides

5) Now add the chicken pieces and fry for sometime.

6) Add Salt and Water and Mix well.

7) Cover and cook till the chicken is tender

8) Garnish it with Coriander Leaves

This dish goes very well with rice or chapatti

Mango Pickle

Raw Mango - 1
Kashmiri chilli powder - 1 tsp
Hing - 1/4 tsp
Salt - To taste

For Seasoning:-
Oil- 1 Tbsp
Mustard - 1/4 tsp
Curry leaves - 2 -3

1) Slice the mango's to small pieces

2) Mix salt,hing and red chilli powder to the mango's and keep it aside.

3) Heat oil add the mustard seeds and curry leaves allow it to crackle.

4) Add this mixture to the mangos and mix well.

This pickle stays good for 3-4 days,if we dont use the wet spoons..

Lima Beans Gravy

Tuvar Dal - 1/2 cup
Lima Beans(Mochai Paruppu) - 1 1/2 cups
Coriander seeds - 1 tbsp
Cumin Seeds - 1/2 tsp
Grated coconut-1/4 cup(I have used frozen one)
Red chillies(Badige[I Hope i have spelled it right]) - 5 [these red chillies are very mild and gives a dark red colour to the dish]
Cinnamon - 1/2 " piece
Bengal Gram - 1/4 tsp
Tamarind paste - 1/2 tsp
Turmeric powder - 1/2 tsp
Jaggery - 1 tsp (Optional)
Salt - To Taste

For seasoning
Oil - 1Tbsp
Mustard seeds - 1/2 tsp
Curry leaves - 2-3 springs
Hing - a pinch

1) Dry Roast Coriander seeds,Bengal Gram,jeera,cinnamon till it releases good aroma and keep it aside.In the same pan dry fry red chillies and then dry fry coconut.Allow all the ingrediants to cool and make a paste with a little water.

2) Pressure Cook toor dal and lima beans along with turmeric for about 3 whistles.

3) After releasing the pressure,add the grinded paste along with the jaggery,salt and tamarind past to the cooked tuvar dal, lima beans and allow it to come to boil.Take it of the gastop.

4) Now season the gravy with mustard seeds,curry leaves and hing in a Tablespoon of oil.

This gravy goes very well with rice.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Berenbein Residence

The Berenbein Residence is an extension renovation for a writer/producer made by Callas Shortridge Architects, and is located in the Benedict Canyon area of Los Angeles below Mulholland Drive. Now here are a few words about Callas Shortridget Architects design process : “The work of our firm is built upon a serios of oppositions that are meant to set up a dynamic tension: pricavy and exposure, light and shadow, mass and plane. It is a collaborative process, merging our principles of design and construction with spatial solutions to our clients needs and desired.”

Hotel Set Within A Beautiful Water

If you are looking for really something different, this might be it. Atkins has won an international competition to design a five-star resort hotel set within a beautiful 100 meter deep quarry in the Songjiang district close to Shanghai in China. I know that from these pictures the hotel looks almost unreal, but this project is expected to be completed by May, 2009. Its stunning concept designs inspired by the natural water and landscape features of the quarry captured the imagination of judges to quash competition from two other international firms. The quarry will provide protection from the weather, and reduce the energy needs of the hotel. The complex will contain restaurants, cafes, sport facilities, and will even include underwater public areas and guestrooms.

The innovative design of the 400-bed resort hotel stands two levels higher than the rock face of the 100 metre deep quarry and includes underwater public areas and guestrooms. It will incorporate conference facilities for up to 1,000 people, a banqueting centre, restaurants, cafés and sports facilities. Sustainability is integral to the design ranging from using green roofing for the structures above the ground level to geothermal energy extraction. An aquatic theme runs through the design both visually and functionally. Two underwater levels will house a restaurant and guestrooms facing a ten-metre deep aquarium. The lowest level of the hotel will contain a leisure complex with a swimming pool and water-based sports. An extreme sports centre for activities such as rock climbing and bungee jumping will be cantilevered over the quarry and accessed by special lifts from the water level of the hotel. - Via - Greenroofs & E-Architect

The Splash Chair, Inspired by Water Drops In Slow Motion

Are you ready to see a very creative design ? Is called the “Splash Chair” , and is designed by Michael L. Wendel. As you can see from these pictures the Splash Chair was inspired by slow motion water drops. The Splash Lounge Chair is sure to be a hit for any home, especially for people who want something different that will make their room stand out. Now for those of you who are curious how this chair was made, here is the explanation. - Via - Yankodesign

The chair was sculpted at 1/8th scale using Sculpey clay. From there, the model was cut into ¼ inch slices. These slices were scanned, blown up to full scale, and plotted to be used as a template for the full scale model. From there, the templates were adhered to 2 inch pink insulation foam, cut out, and assembled to the full scale form. Countless hours of sanding later, the form was coated in 4 coats of Elmer’s glue to protect the foam from resin. After the glue was dried, the form was sprayed with chopped fiberglass using a chopper gun. Once dried, the fiberglass was sanded down, then coated with Bondo. After sanding the Bondo as smooth as possible, it was painted with high epoxy glossy white paint.

Spherical Speakers Made From High Class Natural Wood

If you care about your how your room looks, then you should pay close attention to every single details. For example everybody likes to listen to music, and if you want a beautiful pair of speakers that will make your system sound great, and also make your room look great then you should take a look at these speakers, the Sound e-Motion M100-20 BFs. The spherical speakers are mounted on a stand rather than on a flat surface, which minimizes interference in both horizontal and vertical planes.

Thus, the sound radiates evenly in every direction. The sphere holding the speaker is hand made from high class natural wood, a material unique for its acoustic characteristics. Each sphere is made of hundreds of wood pieces and has excellent anti-resonance properties. A tweeter is positioned in between the two spheres and the whole thing in suspended by a matching wood stand which holds up the spheres like a backbone. Through its innovative technical solutions, this system is claimed to mimic concert hall acoustics like no other system. Well, I can say that these nice-look wooden loudspeakers will add grace to your room. - Via - Born Rich

Double Egg Chair - For You and Your Love

The egg chair designed by Arne Jacobsen in 1958 for the SAS Radisson Hotel was a big hit with its unique, egg-shaped design. Constructed of an egg-shaped shell of some moldable material, usually fiberglass, it has a padded interior that molds itself to your shape. But enough with history, and let’s come back to the design for today. Inspired by the Egg Chair the Cosmos Chair from Johanson Design is a double egg chair that allows you to enjoy the wholesome eggsome with the one you love. The design is available in cream, white, red, green with various options for the base finish, the Cosmos chair could also replace a sofa with success.

Adrianna Costa Hairstyles

How to Get Adrianna Costa's Hairstyle?
Adrianna seemed great with this most attractive hairstyle. This was a sexy look for Adrianna at The 2007 MTV Movie Awards. Short shaped layers were cut around her top and sides to add volume and shape in all the right areas. This style will work best on medium to fine hair types and naturally straight hair.

This is a very very lovely and attracting hairstyle of Adrianna. Her hair color is brown and black. Length is medium and long and texture is straight and weavy.Her hairdo is updo and trendy.

Adriana Lima Hairstyles

Adriana Lima Profile

Name: Adriana Lima
Birth Name: Adriana Francesca Lima
Height: 5' 10
Sex: F
Nationality: Brazilian
Date of Birth: June 12, 1981
Place of Birth: Salvador, Bahia, Brazil
Occupation: actress, model

Adriana seems fabulous with this dazzling hairstyle. This sexy style looked amazing on Adriana at the 2006 Victoria's Secret fashion show. Her length was evenly cut below shoulder level and her top and side sections were angle layered to create this full shaped style. This style will work best on medium to thick hair types.

This style is a very sexy and soft hairstyle of Adriana. Celebrities have a way of highlighting their appeal to a stunningly high proportion. Here you will find a gallery displaying some of the hottest Adriana Lima hairstyles. We hope that these will inspire and help you on your way to getting that glamorous hairstyle!

Adrianne Curry Hairstyles

Adrianne Curry Profile
Name: Adrianne Curry
Birth Name: Adrianne Marie Curry
Height: 5' 10½''
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Date of Birth: August 6, 1982
Place of Birth: Joliet, Illinois, USA
Occupation: Model
Adrianne is looking too charming here with this sexy and soft look. Adrianne, who has a lot of rich auburn highlights wears her thick hair swept off her beautiful face in a long straight slightly layered style that falls a few inches below her shoulders.

In this hairstyle, Adrianne is looking very beautiful. Adrianne pulled off a sassy look at The 5th Annual TV Land Awards with the help of this wavy 'do. Layers were cut into the ends of her hair to add plenty of texture and waves were added through her ends to create a fuller look, which makes this style great for diamond face shapes. This is also the perfect hairstyle for fine hair which needs a slight lift.

Adriana Karembeu Hairstyles

How to Get Adriana Karembeu's Hairstyle?

This beautiful and chic hairstyle gives amazing look to Adriana. This gorgeous blonde star looks perfect at the AMFAR's Cinema against AIDS gala with this curly style. Soft shaped layers have been cut around the top and sides to create shape and height at the crown. This style is easy to maintain with regular trims.

Addison Timlin Hairstyles

How to Get Addison Timlin's Hairstyle?

This style of Addison is elegant and simple. Addison's funky 'do looks great at the New York premier of "Derailed". The sides and the top have been pinned up and the back section has been pulled around into a soft bun. Full bangs have been left out around the face to add shape and definition.

It is perfect herdo for Addison's face shape. Addison's funky 'do looks great at the New York premier of "Derailed". The sides and the top have been pinned up and the back section has been pulled around into a soft bun. Full bangs have been left out around the face to add shape and definition.

Aaliyah Hairstyles

Aaliyah Profile
Name: Aaliyah
Birth Name: Aaliyah Dana Haughton
Height: 5' 7"
Sex: F
Nationality: American
Birth Date: January 16, 1979
Birth Place: Huntington, New York, USA
Profession: musician, actress
Education: Detroit High School of the Performing Arts (graduated with a 4.0 GPA)

How to Get Aaliyah's Hairstyle?

This is very very lovely and attracting hairstyle of Aaliyah. Aaliyah's wonderful style features little to no layering, except for around her face, to enhance her eyes. This simple style is super easy to maintain with regular trims.

Aaliyah's hair was naturally straight. Aaliyah wore her hair pressed.

A-Z Beauty Tips and Makeup Tips

A – Aging Skin
Aging is a normal appearance, but you can reduce to slows down or keep skin aging with personal frequently watch. Quality daily skin look out, orderly life practice and well-balanced diet, and crisis free surroundings are the key points you can initiate with to gain control on aging skin.

B - Blotch
The blotch is a generic term of an acquiring pigmentation. The blotches are due to the built-up of melanin in the skin. Ultra Violet rays are the key factor to progress to melanin enhancement. Blotches can be prevented by a minute watch such as putting sunscreen daily, and using aparasol or wearing a cap to withstand the sun light in hot climate.

C - Clogged Pores
This is a fabulous deep cleansing scrub! Mix 4 tbs. of yogurt with 2 tbs. of grated orange peel. Rub into skin for 3 minutes. Rinse with lukewarm water. The yogurt is an exfoliate and the orange peel will extract dirt and oils.

D - Dry skin
Dry skin precisely means there is a deficiency of moisture in the skin. Dry skin mau cause dull-looking, even scaly and flaky skin texture, and it easily develops wrinkles and fine lines. To maintain healthy skin, you wants to maintain your skin humidity. Skin lotion and cream is important source of skin moisture, but to help relieve dryness, take supplement of vitamin A, avoid constant use of air conditioning, or take care of your health from inside of body.

E - Elbow Fix
To reduce the discoloration from your elbows, just cut a lemon in half and rest an elbow in each half for 10 minutes. The acid in the lemon juice breaks down the dark patches, so they wash away.

F - Free Radical
Activate oxygen is a type of free radical usually working illeffects to human body. Activate oxygen is known cause for blotch, lines, rash and acne so far as skin care is concerned. Protect against Ultra Violet rays. Further, stress-relieving, less drinking and smoking are good for reducing activate oxygen restoration. Some kinds of yellow-green vegetables are accredited to contain beta-carotene, Vitamin C, Vitamin E, lycopene and polyphenol for this intention.

G - Glamour Look
A daring, red mouth, on supple natural-looking skin is one of this season's must-have looks. A fabilous lipstick and invisible lip liner along with a sheen foundation or powder will keep you accomplish the image. Wear a darker shade along the crease starting at the upper outside nook of your eye, then sweeping in and down toward your crease to produce a outline. Next expend brown eyeliner to the upper lash line, and then apply a few coats of mascara to lashes. Finish the makeup with a dash of pink lip color.

H - Honey
Honey is a pure fit for a various moisturizing products such as cleansers, creams, shampoos and conditioners. Honey is also an anti-irritant, it is useful for sensitive skin and baby care products. Mix 2 tablespoons honey with 1 teaspoon milk. Rub over face and throat. Leave 10 mins. Rinse off with lukewarm water. Stir 1 teaspoon honey into 4 cups warm water. Blondes may add a lemon juice. After shampooing, pour mixture through hair. Do not rinse out. Dry as usual.

I - Inner Beauty
Inner beauty is used to describe the positive spirit of something that is not physically observable. Believe that you have an inner self to scan and that you are willing to let yourself induce your innate talents and gifts. Go confidently into the direction of your dreams! Always leave sufficient time in your life to do something that makes you happy, satisfied, even joyous.

J - Jin Shin Jyutsu
Jin Shin Jyutsu is an traditional Japanese remedial skill, rediscovered in the early part of the last century by Jiro Murai, and highlight to the west by American Mary Burmeister in 1950. It endeavours to harmonise mind, body and spirit and to retrieval some imbalance in the body's energy organization by only touch. Fingertips are applied smoothly, over clothing, to the body's twenty-six "safety energy locks" to discharge stress and to make sure the gentle course of energy through the body's meridians. Most often used to relieve stress and tension, Jin Shin has also been swimmingly useful in treating various disorders including respiratory illness, appetite disorders and pain.

K - Kissable Lips!
1. Buy a spotless new toothbrush and apply a dab or two of petroleum jelly to it. Sweep lips till dead skin is scrubbed off and rinse with lukewarm water.

2. Take cinnamon oil and dab on lips before applying lipstick. Keep a bottle of peppermint oil with makeup. Dab on lips before bed. It tingles, it smells pleasant and it plumps the lips. When you apply lipstick on the next day, dab a little on top to plump again.

L- Loss of Hair
Dry some basil leaves and Margosa leaves. Add some Bay leaves and powder all 3 together. Add 1teaspoon of this powder to 50 ml of water and apply for 30mins and then wash it.

M - Moisture Balance
Key factor for moisture balance is water. Perfect moisture content of horny layer is 15-20%. Sometimes it is reduced because of age and environmental factors, may produce ill proportioned Moisture Balance.So every day skin care is critical for sound skin and beauty to have sufficient moisture and recur perfect moisture balance.

N - Nails
Heat the 1/4 cup olive oil and let it cool down until it is warm to the touch. Add 1 capsule of Vitamin E and gently rub the cuticles and nails. Try this also - Mix 1/3 cup of glycerin and 2/3 cups of rose water. Massage into your hands as often as possible.

O - Oily skin
The oily skin is the skin type with more amount of sebum, which is secreted from a hair gland, spreads on the skin exterior, and makes sebum course to keep moisture of the skin. It is great to use washing cosmetics removing extra sebum with care. Two times, morning and night, facial cleaning is pretty well.

P - Puffy Eyes
Place cool slices of cucumbers on your eyes. Or soak two tea bags and keep in icebox for a few seconds, place on eyes and lay back and relax! Or, grind a fresh potato, mold it into a mushy pack, and place it on your eyes and lids for 10-20 minutes. The potato starch will assist smooth eye-area skin and reduce puffiness.

Q - Q10 (Coenzyme)
CoQ10 has the efficiency to relieve many of the injurious stock of photo aging. Topical applications of CoQ10 may provided boost to skin correction and renewal while amicable in the cure of free radical injury caused by presence to environmental factors like sun, dirt and smoking. An extra advantage of topical application is CoQ10's smaller molecular size, which makes it smoothly absorbed by the skin.

R - Rough Palms
Take 1 tspn sugar along with 1 tspn of limejuice and rub between palms. Remove scars on hands and feet by rubbing them with lemon peel. Another recipe is to make a paste of Papaya, Pineapple, Avocado, Honey, Bran and apply till elbows for hands and ankles for feet.

S - Silky Soft Hands
Pour a capful of honey into the palm of your hand, mix 3/4 spoon of sugar. Now massage well into your hands for a limited minutes. Rinse and wear hand lotion. Another tip before going to bed, clean and dry hands in mild hot water. Slather with petroleum jelly, wrapping with cotton gloves and go to sleep. In the morning you will have delicate, tender, silky soft hands!

T - Tooth Whitener
Plunge a toothbrush in a mashed strawberry and brush vigorously to take away yellowing and stains. Or, apply this, make a glue of 1 tbsp of baking soda and a few drops of lemon juice and brush again. You should visualize a change in a week.

U - Ultra Violet Rays
The Ultra Violet rays consist of UV-A, B and C. UV-A penetrates the skin to the level of the dermis and can destroy collagen protein and elastin fibers when exposed to sun in the day for long hours. They are considered as a key factor of photo aging such as wrinkles and faded skin. This is pretty favorable to preserve your skin by putting sunscreen lotion or clothe lengthy sleeve shirt during day time.

V - Vitamin E
The very crucial and well recognized biological value of vitamin E is connected to its anti-oxidant properties. It is most often used in lotions or creams for burn remedy. It can help restore acne, contribute wound healing and relieve scarring from eczema or psoriasis. Topical vitamin E moisturizes the skin from within, reduces UV induced injury, helps to cover against ozone disaster and decreases redness of the skin after solar exposure. It is useful for repairing and healing skin.

W - Wrinkles
Wrinkles are deeper scratch than fine lines. It seems hard to form wrinkles to unremarkable slab by using skin care products, but if it is in initial stage, you can reduce the growth. Wrinkles from natural aging and variable face expression can not be smoothly averted and better. You had better not to concern much, just handle with proper care to slow down wrinkles phenomenon. That is what we can do crack to wrinkles.

X - Xerosis
Xerosis is a medical term for dry skin. The treatment for dry skin is to return moisture to the skin. Use Cetaphil Lotion or a mild soap to cleanse your skin. The best time to moisturize is right after a shower or bath. After the shower apply a bath oil or a moisturizer to the skin.

Y - Yoga
The word Yoga means “to join” or “bring together”. Spiritual and physical exercises to encourage health and well-being. Yoga is effective in Arthritis, Asthma, Increasing Flexibility, Complete Detoxification, Concentration & memory improves, Depression, beauty, Weight reduction, Efficient heart function, etc.