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10 Fashion Bloggers You Should Know via [fashionbombdaily and essence.com]

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Hey Guys!
I wrote a quick article for Essence.com on 10 Fashion Bloggers You Should Know:

Some faces may look familiar:)
I think it’s important to shine a light on those fashion bloggers who are super dope, but who may fly under the radar.
Click here to read up!

From breathtaking street shots to uniquely personal photos, these 10 bloggers are setting the Internet ablaze with their passion for fashion and all things chic.

Street Etiquette

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Bronx raised Travis Gumbs and Joshua Kissi are redefining urban style with their personal style blog, Street Etiquette. With a closet brimming over with oxfords, varsity jackets, and close creased pants (instead of low slung pants and white t-shirts) the clean cut pair photograph each of their looks, in vivid detail, all the while paying tribute to well-groomed style czars of the past.

They say, “We can’t help but be grateful we were raised in such a diverse city as New York.  By great chance we have this platform that gives us the opportunity to connect with millions of different individuals from all around the world. From a young male in Chicago to another young man in Amsterdam — all of these people relate to and connect on Street Etiquette.  I like to think we’re the new ambassadors of style.” streetetiquette.com


All the Pretty Birds

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Tamu McPherson of All the Pretty Birds shoots eye catching looks in the streets of Milan, New York, and Paris. Instead of simply snapping away, she speaks to her subjects, providing background details to accompany her stunning photographs.

The New York native currently lives in Milan, but travels the globe for freelance projects with Elle Italia, Refinery 29, Metro Newspaper, and Harper’s Bazaar.
alltheprettybirds.com

Red Carpet Fashion Awards

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Need to know what your favorite starlets are wearing on the red carpet? Catherine Kallon can give you the scoop on her blog, Red Carpet Fashion Awards, thanks to her photographic memory and sincere love for runway collections.

The London-born, Sierra Leonean stylista worked at an ad agency and in event management before launching her highly popular blog in 2007. Now you can find her front row at Emilio Pucci in Milan, Lanvin in Paris, and at all the top shows in New York and London.
redcarpet-fashionawards.com

Jazzi Mc G

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Jazzie Mc G aka the “Queen of Do it Yourself,” shows off her closet full of refashioned vintage digs mixed in with designer brands on her self-titled online journal. About starting her blog, she says, “I was definitely going through a transitional period yet brimming with creativity and spending a lot of time on the web anyway… so I thought, why not have my own little e-corner to sort it all out?” jazzimcg.com

JC Report

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Jason Campbell of the JC Report offers a global view on fashion news and trends. He pushes outside the Milan, Paris, New York triangle to strike out in Japan and even Brazil.

Before starting his daily fashion news journal in 2002, he worked as an account executive at In the Mix Public Relations firm, introducing fashion great Alexander McQueen to the US market. A founding member of Flavorpill.net, Jason consults for brands like Piazza Sempione and the Limited, styles Vogue regulars like Wendy Murdoch, and writes for Style.com, the New York Times Magazine, and Surface. jcreport.com

Marian Kihogo

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Celebrity stylist and fashion writer Marian Kihogo used to collect all her images, texts, sketches, and pictures in a scrapbook-until she left the treasured item in a closet during a move and lost it forever. She was heartbroken, but quickly took to the web to construct a virtual version of her prized book, one she hopes she’ll never lose.
She says, “The contents of my blog are things I cannot wait to share with a close friend: that product, trend, label or talent that you go to bed thinking about and is still on your mind when you wake up.”

She describes her style as, “a car crash of 70’s luxe bohemia, sharp masculine tailoring, structure, texture and rock ‘n’ roll,” and can’t wait to get her hands on a camel Max Mara coat for fall.
mariankihogo

Where Did U Get That?

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Brit Karen Blanchard of Where did u get that? flexes her inimitable style on her blog, incorporating crisp snapshot of her trips around the world. The edgy urbanista offers a trendy/boho take on American brands, spiced with English flair.
wheredidugetthat.com

Mop Top Maven

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28-year-old Nikole Crow brings to light her personal style on The Mop Top Maven, and also offers hair and beauty advice, DIY projects, cooking tutorials, self help topics, and reviews on places to eat in her hometown of Los Angeles. She explains, “My blog is definitely an extension of me.”

The jewelry designer by day loves to blog and shop in her free time, and spends weekends tutoring at-risk teenage girls.  She says, “Nature, music, and art are amongst some of my biggest influences. Certain songs or images evoke different emotions and my choice of clothing or blog topics are greatly influenced by my interpretation of these sources of inspiration.”
moptopmaven.com

His Hers Chicago

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Lori from LA has an enviable wardrobe full of vintage items, and photographs herself wearing them with the help of her photographer boyfriend, Michael Britton.  Her readers’ enthusiasm and feedback are constant motivations.
She explains, “After sharing my personal style through our photography, I began to receive requests from readers to share more on how I manage to easily find great pieces at amazing prices as well as how to create looks that fit their lifestyle. I decided to focus more on sharing tips that readers could use that have helped me in creating an eye that can find clothing everywhere from Goodwill to Forever 21 that look as though I spent top dollar on them.”

She turned her expert thrift shopping into a consulting business, which she does on the side while attending graduate school.
hisherschicago.com

Swagger New York

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Bostonian Sian Pierre Regis seizes the best in street style with an urban edge on Swagger New York. He reveals, “I started Swagger because there were no sites speaking to the true urban style I was seeing on the streets of NYC and Paris. In ‘07, there were a host to celeb-driven sites and the Sartorialist had just begun to make its mark. So I thought why not display a site that gave a platform to the young and cool ’real’ people, one that was social-networking savvy, genuine, and totally fashion forward? And it struck a nerve.”

He continues, “I love spotting and talking to young people who feel great about who they are. Swagger aims to capture these kids in their most confident moment, while wearing clothes that speak to them. And the fact that we’re getting popular among the style set by applauding a young and very diverse demo, all that support keeps me pushing.”
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Banknote Jewellery

06.16.10 | 2 Comments

A graduate of London’s Royal College of Art Tine De Ruysser, Ph.D spends her days investigating production methods and folding patterns with a metal and fabric, a new material she invented while she was a student.

Banknote Jewellery” is a conceptual and even political piece articulating the relationship between paper money and gold. A timely piece during our world’s financial crisis, Tine explores the symbolism and relationship between the value of paper money and gold.

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Flower of Life

06.15.10 | No Comments

A symbol of sacred geometry, the Flower of Life is composed of multiple evenly-spaced, overlapping circles, that are arranged so that they form a flower-like pattern with a sixfold symmetry like a hexagon. The center of each circle is on the circumference of six surrounding circles of the same diameter. Because numbers carried symbolic significance in the Old World, geometric shapes became a visual representation of these symbolic numbers and was involved in the planning and construction of many religious structures, including churches and temples. (Read an article written last year regarding Islamic Architecture.) Natural examples of the Flower of Life include: honeycombs, sunflowers and rocks. And lastly, a contemporary example of the Flower of Life can be seen in origami tessellations. Below is a piece by Andrea Russo, titled “Stars in a Sky of Hexagons” – a perfect example of what the Flower of Life is.

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Geomorphology by Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana

06.09.10 | No Comments

Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana’s Professor Claudia Fernandez and Mauricio Velasquez Posada explores the use volume, space, and environment to recreate the meaning of origami and the human body. Learn more over here and here. It really makes me pause and say, “hey! whoever created this amazing piece has a truly unique mind!”

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Origami Maze Puzzle Font

06.08.10 | No Comments

Erik D. Demaine, Martin L. Demaine, and Jason Ku over at MIT created an origami maze puzzle font, which is a template that shows you how to fold 3D letters of the entire alphabet.

(c) Crease Pattern of the Alphabet: Dark lines are mountain folds; light lines are valley folds; bold lines delineate letter boundaries and are not folds.

(c: Crease Pattern) folds into (b: 3D extrusion), which is an extrusion of (a: 2D maze)

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Paper Planes

06.07.10 | No Comments

Paper planes are so simple, yet it inspire admirers for different reasons. The act of folding paper planes and testing its aerodynamics is so satisfying and fun! Jamming to the paper planes song by MIA is pretty hip too.  May I suggest, the stylish flying paper plane wall decals by Mel Lim from Blik? And lets not forget Dawn Ng’s art installation “I fly like paper get high like planes.”

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Modular Origami

06.04.10 | No Comments

Modular Origami created with paper (by H.W. guth) and one in a form of a necklace (by Claire & Arnaud)

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Brooke Woosley’s Oru

06.01.10 | No Comments

Los Angeles based Environmental Designer Brooke Woosley is another amazing designer who challenged herself by creating a dynamic piece of furniture with a flat sheet of metal. In this process, she experimented with paper, basswood, light, and chipboard and finally concocted this awesome piece called Oru. It is waterjet cut, bent aluminum, painted in an auto finish: gloss white top with a matte blue underside. An excellent piece of furniture for a modern loft or studio.

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Memorial Day @ New York Times

05.31.10 | No Comments

It’s Monday, May 31st, Memorial Day and in today’s New York Times article “The Great Unknowns” by Robert M. Poole, he addresses the unknown fatalities of war and how lovely there are origami flowers to compliment this opinion piece.

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Bored? Make Love

05.28.10 | No Comments

After all the love making, sleeping and staring off into space, might this poster inspire some more love making activity? Lovely origami hearts that is.

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05.27.10 | No Comments

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Origami Typefaces

07.28.08 | 1 Comment

Fun origami typefaces from designers in USA, Germany, and Japan. My favorite ones are the the ones from Japan – it reminds me of my modern alphabet jewelry collection.

Click to continue reading “Origami Typefaces”

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Surface Magazine Origami Covers

07.25.08 | 1 Comment

Known for featuring top and innovative designers, New York-based design magazine Surface was inspired to use origami to grace their magazine covers!

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With a Shoe, Marloes ten Bhömer Influences What Beauty Can Be

07.24.08 | 4 Comments

London-based Dutch product designer Marloes ten Bhömer who studied at the London College of Fashion and the Royal College of Art produces the most eye-catching and swoon worthy shoes. What makes Ms. Bhömer’s shoes so different is that she researches and works with materials, forms and construction methods that are rarely seen in shoe design. What’s more is that she works with our favorite friend origami in creating some of her couture shoes. You can also visit her at the Virtual Shoe Museum.

The first special edition MARLOESTENBHOMER® shoe will be available to order very soon. If you would like to be amongst the first to know about the launch, please email her!

[left: Foldedshoe / Materials: Wood and tarpaulin / A single sheet of fabric folded once to create an abstracted shoe shape]

[right: Carbonfibreshoe #2 / Materials: Carbon fibre and leather / Shoes constructed from carbon fibre, cladded in leather ]

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Fold Loud by JooYoun Paek

07.23.08 | 1 Comment

New York-based artist and interaction designer JooYoun Paek created a musical play interface called Fold Loud which combines technology, origami, and sound to create an interactive experience of relaxation, recovery and balance.

While you fold classic origami bases from this unique sheet of paper, it simultaneously creates soothing harmonic vocal sounds. Each fold is assigned a different sound so that a combination of these folds create harmony. Click here to watch the video.

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All That Glitters is Hanna Nyman

07.21.08 | No Comments

All That Glitters is Hanna Nyman

Swedish product and print designer Hanna Nyman lets her talent shine through in creating this beautiful lighting system. Plus it is also very origami and we like that.

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Leather Aligator Fold Clutch by Chloe

07.16.08 | 2 Comments

Chloe Leather Aligator Fold Clutch

Thanks to the awesome fold factor in origami, Chloe offers a new, fun and fashionable way to hold your most intimate belongings!

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Nenen by Igor Marq for Corian

07.14.08 | No Comments


Architect Igor Marq designed an origami-inspired piece called Nenen for Corian. This innovative centerpiece is exemplary of form follows function; useful as a supportive base as well as a centerpiece for fruits and veggies!

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Elijah sports tank

07.10.08 | No Comments

elijah origami top

If I had a fabulous party to attend this summer, I would wear this origami sports top to go running so that I can fit into the beautiful Dior Dresses. The sports tank is on sale too!

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no. 973, origami chair by James Dieter

07.08.08 | No Comments

( I know it was 5 years ago, but still very cool to feature )

no.973, origami chair by James Dieter

In 2003, designboom and 100% design organized an international design competition: 100% folding chairs. There were more than 1300 participants, from 84 countries, 470 prototype-entries received, and only one winner. On our blog, our winner would have been entry no. 973, titled Origami Chair from Brooklyn-based design studio founded by James Dieter.

no.973, origami chair by James Dieter

Constructed with polycarbonate and polyester mesh, the chair folds together from a single sheet into a three dimensional structure, strong enough to withstand the weight of an adult.

Check out dform –  you’ll find more James Dieter manipulating of flat sheet materials such as wood veneer or plastic and transform them into dynamic three dimensional forms.

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Origami by Reflex-Angelo

07.07.08 | No Comments

Reflex Anglo Origami Wall

Matteo of Arredo blog was kind enough to comment on the cool origami wall entry, which led to the awesome discovery of Reflex-Angelo. These origami-inspired cabinets also double as shelving units, you will see the various shelf combinations you can create to fit your lifestyle.

(ps. They’ll also offer you a wonderful web experience when you click to their site!)

AWESOME Lady GaGa Worthy Herbivorous Haute Couture Bio-Fashions via [greenopolis]

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Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Lady Gaga’s Meat Dress aside, for many of us, the idea of wearable food peaked with edible panties.  But, if you understand how intrinsically wasteful the fashion industry is, and you could have a dress that used fewer valuable resources to make you look good, would you wear a dress made of Gelatin?

Emily Crane, a student at London’s Kingston University, is betting that you would.

Crane sees the future of fashion as a time when materials and resources could be severely restricted because of their environmental impact, and she hopes edible clothing will provide an alternative.

Crane calls her creations Micro-Nutrient Couture, a blending of shelf-staples, chemistry and imagination, cooked up in her London kitchen.

“I experiment with materials that occur naturally when cooked up from edible ingredients,” Crane writes at her web site, “including gelatines, kappa carrageenan, agar-agar sea vegetable, water, natural flavor extracts, glycerine, food coloring and lusters. This is high-tech kitchen couture.”

Crane’s work is an exotic part of Kingston University’s display during London Fashion Week.  And the reviews have been positive. Enough so that Crane envisions a day when each of us can buy a kit to make our own edible outfits at home.

So can we look forward to a day when we’ll attend a dinner party where dessert might be served right off the hostess’ back?  “Why not?”, says Crane.  “Let the banquet begin.”

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Lady Gaga’s Birkin Bags Are Cooler Than Yours via [Styleite, ThatVice, and Fashionista]

The fashion world just had a heart attack—again. It wasn’t enough for
Lady Gaga to stop hearts when she scribbled on her white Hermès Birkin
with a black marker. This time, the pop singer has been photographed
toting around a haphazardly studded Birkin. In an industry where the
Birkin is worshipped and the five-figure bags often have a waitlist,
this is tantamount to sacrilege. Source 

We suppose if you’re Lady Gaga, just owning an Hermes
Birkin
bag isn’t interesting enough — you have to do crrrraaaaazy
things like doodle
on it
or, we don’t know, attack it with a nail gun.

While last time she customized her Birkin we wondered
if Gaga meant it as some sort of commentary on the superficiality and
impermanence of fashion, but this time around we think she did it just
because it looks cool. Good for her.

Say it ain’t so. On a recent trip to
Tokyo, always one to raise eyebrows, Lady Gaga, took her antics to a
new extreme. The pop star stepped out in an Hermes Birkin bag, you know
— the $5,000 purse with a mile-long waiting list – that she had
scribbled all over with a black marker. The writings read “I love small
monster, Tokyo love.” Background – Gaga refers to her fans as
“monsters.” We’re wondering if there’s more to the antic than meets the
eye – perhaps a statement on how ludicrous the fashion industry is?

Terence Koh Defaced Lady Gaga’s Birkin


These pictures, “courtesy of
Terence Koh,” show the artist going to town on Lady Gaga’s white
Birkin last week. Whether the initial scribbles came from Gaga or Koh we’re not
sure, but he managed to cover the rest of the bag with Japanese
characters. It should be noted, however, that his own remained
pristine. Another shot, after the jump.




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A Compendium of the World’s Most Beautiful Libraries via [miragebookmark]

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Most Interesting Libraries of the World
The Central Public Library in Vancouver, Canada

The Central Public Library in Vancouver,
Canada, was designed by the architect Moshe Safdie as the winner of a
design competition
. Photography by lightgazer Flickr.com

The Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht, Holland

The
Astronomy Library of the University of Utrecht, The
Netherlands, displays also some historical instruments.
Photography by (Erik)
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The Royal library Black Diamond in Copenhagen

The Royal library Black Diamond at the
waterfront of Copenhagen owes its name to the black granite from
Zimbabwe used for the facade of the building. The name
was used by
the public first and has been adapted officially later
. Design by the Danish
architects Schmidt, Hammer & Lassen. Photography by madcrow Flickr.com

New York
Public Library is established in a magnificent
building with astonishing grandeur and gorgeous artworks.
Photography by an
untrained eye
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Dusk
at the Bristol Central Library which celebrates its centenary
in 2008. Photography by *Firefox
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The
futuristic, award-winning Peckham Library in south London has
been designed by the architects William Alsop & Jan
Störmer. Photography by ~~
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This
round room called the Rotunde is the main reading hall of the
City Library of Stockholm. Photography by arndalarm
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Library of the Faculty of Philology of the Free University of   <br/>Berlin

The
library of the Faculty of Philology, The Free University of
Berlin, is built by the famous architect Norman Foster.
Photography by Sven Werkmeister
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Suzzallo library of the University of Washington, Seattle WA

The
reading room of the Suzzallo library of the University of
Washington in Seattle, WA, was built in 1926 and has a Gothic
interieur. Photography by Cap’n
Surly
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Library
Parabola is the reading room of the British Library and is
said to be the birthplace of the Communist Manifesto.
Photography by Sifter Flickr.com

The
Domed Reading Room of the State Library of Victoria,
Melbourne, Australia. Photography by waltonics
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The
Library of the Royal Site of San Lorenzo de El Escorial,
Spain, which is listed as a World Heritage Site. Photography by
cuellar
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The
Library of the University of Delft, The Netherlands, designed
by the Mecanoo architects, Delft. Photography by rutger
spoelstra
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The
Stockholm Public Library is housed in rotunda building
designed by the Swedish architect Gunnar Asplund. Photography
by Éole
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Spectacular Floating Condos For The Über-Riche: Four Seasons’ Ocean Residences via [2oceansvibe]

WE LIKE THE FOUR SEASONS OCEAN RESIDENCES

This is how we should possibly be doing it?

Four Seasons

As the global recession continues and we here at 2oceansvibe continue subsconsciously programming you, through various mechanisms and tools, to live the dream and to unlock your potential; it is important that I bring you this, the Four Seasons Ocean Residence .

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From US$3.8 million to US$39 million

With the news that a 25 year old Spanish woman won that R1.5billion PlauEuroMillions lottery, it is amusing to note that she would be able to buy ANY one of the the units on board the boat.

Pam Golding are exclusively marketing the floating residences in South Africa and have announced prices ranging from US$3.8 million to US$39 million.

Visiting some of the world’s most exotic destinations and vibrant cities is one thing ? being able to view them from your own living room window is quite another. Yet this becomes a reality with the launch of Four Seasons Ocean Residences, a 720 foot (220m) luxury vessel which offers 112 wholly owned private residences with all the onboard benefits and amenities provided by the legendary service of Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts.

Check out these pics:

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This may well bring a smile to your face

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I can see you there.

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Your entrace hall

I’ll be honest, I’m tempted. I’ve been keen on acquiring a residence within a hotel (like at Green Point’s Cape Royal 5-star hotel, for example) but there is something VERY appealing about one that floats around the world and let’s you attend the various glabal highlight events taking place.

I really would like that. I think it would suit my vibe. Like a non-stop 2oceansvibe Strangthening Ties Tour! I could just cruise around, playing nicely – from one port to the next and record it all for YOU right here! Wouldn’t you enjoy that? In a way, you would be right there with me.

With 70 000 sq ft (6 500sqm) of public space and 13 decks, the ship offers an expansive array of onboard activities and entertainment including the 11 000 sq ft (1 021sqm) Four Seasons Oceans Residences Spa and fitness facility, a European-styled promenade with exclusive merchandise from many high-end and well known retailers, gourmet market, state of the art business centre with secretarial and video conferencing services, wine cellar, helipad, putting greens, driving range, state of the art communications technology and a marinan facility providing ship to shore service, scuba operations and a launch for jet skis or sailboats. There are four signature restaurants, a coffee shop, jogging and walking track, pool deck and cabanas, meditation garden, medical centre, art gallery, boutiques, library, laundry and dry cleaning, house of worship, 24 hour security, daily housekeeping service, and even tutoring facilities.

Nice, I’d learn some French while I’m at it.

Let’s have another little squizz:

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Chilling

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Where are we, darling?
Is that New York?

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So fresh and so clean clean

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The Molteno Library

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It’s in another league altogether

It looks like they’ve got QUITE a schedule as well:

Hosting its owners, their guests and 220 crew members, the design of the Four Seasons allows her to circumnavigate the globe, visiting cosmopolitan centres of the world and to dock or anchor near remote habitats only accessible to a limited number of smaller sized yachts. Following the sun for optimal climates, the schedule takes in some of the world’s major events such as the 2012 London Olympics, Cannes Film Festival, Carnival in Rio, The British Open and the Grand Prix in Monaco. Four Seasons Oceans Residences expects to average approximately 250 days in port each year, offering extended stays for in-depth exploration on all seven continents. The vessel is due to visit South Africa in 2012, visiting Durban, East London, Mossel Bay and Cape Town.

Keen to join me?

God, can you imagine the fun we’d have?

Can you imagine the international angels on board the boat. Some of them you wouldn’t even know were on board for weeks at a time.

But then she would spot you in the casino, WINNING, and she’d say, “Hello Meester, what ees yor name? My name ees Varooshkah!”

Then you’d place the dice in her hand, she’d blow on them and then, without taking her eyes off yours, she would throw the dice on the table.

“SEVEN!!!!!” would come the cry from the croupier, as the table appluads you on this, your 25th winning throw in a row on the craps table.

You would leave with her and dine the next day, once the ship reached Monaco.

From that day on, everybody would call you The Captain.

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Four Seasons Ocean Residences

WHAT Residential ocean liner.

WHERE Launching initially from London.

AMENITIES A spa and concierge service, among others.

PRICES Residences starting at $3.8 million.

STATUS Sales began recently, and the ship is scheduled to begin service in 2010.

DEVELOPER BV International Ocean Holdings.

CONTACT (877) 507-3393 or www.oceanresidences.com.

DETAILS The Four Seasons — a 719-foot, 13-deck ship operated by the hotel company that will be filled entirely with residences — will begin construction next spring in Helsinki, Finland. Its 112 residences are described as nothing like standard cruise ship cabins. The one- to four-bedroom units, sold in whole ownership, will range from 800 to more than 7,000 square feet and will have full-length windows, walk-in closets, terraces and full-size kitchens. Each residence will be credited $12,000 a year for food, drinks and spa services. Amenities, other than the spa, will include a fitness center, a pool, a shopping promenade, four restaurants, a specialty food market, a wine cellar, a business center, putting greens and a driving range. Sailboats and motorized water scooters will be launched from the ship’s marina area, which will also be used for diving trips and shuttles to shore. Round-the-clock concierge service will be available to help arrange on-shore activities, and in-room dining will be offered. Plans call for the ship initially to follow a two-year fixed itinerary that will take it to Antarctica, the Amazon and the 2012 Olympics in London. During that time, it is expected that the ship will spend an average of 250 days a year in port.


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