Stuff I find on Internet will be a new section on my blog . Why? Because I think is interesting and I like to share.
I have just discovered Robert Hoffman III , This guy makes tutorials about dance moves . Nothing special with that, except he is really good and hilarious at same time. Have a look for yourself .
And, like a stupid idiot, after I make the post I do a bit more of research about this guy cause I obviously like what he does , and I come here to complete that he is an actor and I have just discovered it. Shame on me! And I call myself a movie freak :| NOT anymore now. And I immediately watched a movie of his, and I have to admit it was very enjoyable.
I can not stop watching it. Robert Hoffman is pure art .
While having my coffee this morning and going around on Instagram, I have stumbled into a Jewellery blog, apparently award winning for what ever reason. Really , not particularly my stuff to be interested in. But I went along to have a look . A lot of nice pictures of extravagant jewellery that I would never wear, and suddenly something caught my attention.
A bracelet, the Theodora Cuff.
There is a whole history behind it . The “Theodora” motif on the cuff marks the beginning of Verdura’s career as a jewellery designer and his earliest collaboration with Coco Chanel. In 1930, Verdura, with Chanel as his muse, shattered the status quo in 20th century jewellery design.
Inspired by the Byzantine mosaic of Empress Theodora at the Italian Basilica of San Vitale in Ravenna, Verdura and Chanel set out to break the rules of popular style.
Records don’t indicate whether Fulco Santostefano della Cerda, Duke of Verdura, was a name-dropper, but the aristocratic Sicilian jewellery designer certainly ran with an illustrious crowd. From Chanel, Diaghilev, Dietrich, Dali, Garbo and de Gunzburg, right through to Millicent Rogers, Babe Paley, Andy Warhol and Diana Vreeland, the brightest stars of the beau monde were not merely friends, but collaborators and collectors of his grand scale, explosively bold jewellery. The Duke retired in 1973 and died five years later, but neither the company nor the glamour quotient has dimmed in the least. (See photos of Princess Diana, Sofia Coppola, Carolina Herrera…)
The gifted aristocrat loved to draw and hoped to become a painter in Paris. Paris during the 'twenties was filled with talented people, such as the writers, F.Scott Fitgerald and Hemingway and Russian emigres.
Coco Chanel’s notorious Byzantine inspired Maltese Cross cuffs, which she wore relentlessly as an interminable fixture around both wrists, were crafted by her accomplice and good friend, Sicilian aristocrat, Duke Fulco di Verdura. The two met at a social gathering hosted by Linda and Cole Porter in Venice in 1925, and quickly established a business affiliation and an immediate closeness. Fulco is credited with helping Coco turn her somewhat outmoded accessories into eternal jewels desired by many for years to come.
Soon he was also designing jewellery for her, including her signature bracelets with gold Maltese crosses set with bright cabochons. Chanel didn't like delicate, ethereal jewellery and Verdura's brightly coloured, flamboyant, large pieces were much more to her taste. "A jewel should not be meager," Chanel remarked.
Fulco’s infatuation and uttermost adoration of Renaissance art is unmistakably recognized in his nonconformist jewelry collections. He often collaborated with prominent artists of his time, like Salvador Dali. Their 1941 joint collection based on surrealism was applauded by the critics and showcased in an art gallery in New York that same year to long lineups of avid fans.
It was Fulco’s ability to work with unique color compositions and illustrious shapes that captivated the high society worldwide. The next logical step was a store on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, which opened its doors to the public in September of 1939.
To come back to my idea and to my morning coffee, I almost chocked when I have seen the price of the famous Theodora Cuff. Celebrating 75 years of style with the introduction of the rare, limited edition of 200 pieces, sold in pairs or individually, engraved with a number and "Verdura New York, 1939" $97,500 each.
Altho, I was not aware that the bracelet is such a big deal of creation and the stones are actually real. My first reaction was, "wow, that's so nice" and my last was "wow, that is not for me". Still , I am thinking, if I would afford this kind of treats , would I actually spend so much money for a jewel or I would send the money to Africa ?
How many times you wanted to be Indiana Jones and find the treasure ?
Well, surprisingly now you can. I was amazed to not discover this before .
But now, as I did , I want to share it with you .
Looking for a fun, family-friendly way to exercise both mind and body? Try geocaching ("jee-oh-cash-ing"), the fast-growing sport that's akin to a modern-day treasure hunt.
Instead of a worn map marked with an X, you use a GPS receiver, a set of coordinates and (optionally) clues. And instead of hunting for a buried chest, you're looking for a cache of goodies hidden in an eco-friendly site above ground.
What's a Cache?
Caches are hidden all over the world by fellow geocachers who put together a hodgepodge of trinkets, a logbook and pen or pencil, and perhaps a disposable camera. This hoard is then stuffed into a weatherproof box and hidden under a rock, behind a tree or maybe even in a more urban locale.
The geographical coordinates of these containers—some no bigger than a film canister—are posted on one of several Web sites for fellow geocachers to follow. One of the first and still most popular sites is geocaching.com. Check it out beforehand to find a cache near you, updates to the game, and photos and stories shared by fellow geocachers.
Caches often use a 5-star system to rate the level of difficulty and the terrain.
Basic Geocaching Guidelines
Though always evolving, geocaching does follow a few fundamental guidelines. Among them:
With geocaching, there are no dues to pay or clubs to join. Simply log onto geocaching.com for access to nearly 2 million cache coordinates. The game transcends geographic, political, gender and age boundaries. Geocache sites range from easy to challenging, and their level of difficulty is indicated alongside the cache's coordinates for easy access.
Geocaching and GPS units go hand in hand. Even the most basic of units is enough to track down the location of a geocache. But to get a visual acquaintance with the area you'll be searching, a map is a must. Your GPS can tell you the straight line between 2 points, but unless the route's waypoints have been preloaded into your unit, only a map can show you that squiggly path between you and your destination.
Geocaching employs the skills of problem and puzzle solving: You'll sleuth for and identify clues, learn navigation and orienteering, and you may get an introduction to other related games such as letterboxing.
To make it short
Click the map to have an idea about how many caches are hidden worldwide.
When it comes to wild nature, Romania is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe. TheCarpathian Mountains, running North to South and then East to West are known for their beautiful peaks and forests, as well as for the wildlife that found its home there.
Countless rivers have their origin in these parts and, together with the - sometimes treacherous - landscape, they give birth to beautiful waterfalls. Some of these waterfalls, such as Bigar in Southwestern Romania, have made it to World top lists, while others - just as beautiful - are still waiting to be discovered by the tourists.
Here's a gallery with some of the most impressive water drops in Romania.