Janna Robinson, host of “Hollywood Hi-Tech” on the DIY Network, is offering tips and tricks for families like yours, helping you save time, stay organized and better understand how to incorporate the concept of “techorating” into your life.
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The most stressful week of the year is upon us; the last week of holiday shopping. As consumers across the country seek those last minute gifts, their stress levels rise. Zazen Bear, the retailer whose concept is about connection, harmony and peace, is offering consumers gifts that inspire finding those moments of peace in your day.
To celebrate this season, Zazen Bear has released a video series, titled “Zen Tree,” to showcase their jewelry collections while giving the viewer a sense of relaxation and peace. Every Holiday Season, consumers decorate trees to reflect the festive spirit; whether it is with ornaments, lights, garland, or a combination of all, each tree has its own specific design. Zazen Bear took this holiday staple, visualizing it with a peaceful and minimal aesthetic. The “Zen Tree” series celebrates the Holiday Season by presenting the Zazen Bear jewelry collections as ornaments decorating a forest of Christmas trees.
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Zaha Hadid Architects and Roca are delighted to announce the opening of a brand new flagship space, the Roca London Gallery, at Imperial Wharf close to Chelsea Harbour. Zaha Hadid Architects were commissioned to create this unique concept which takes its inspiration from the power of water as a transforming element and which will bring the Roca London Gallery to life.
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A pill designed to zero in on abnormal genes that drive specific cancers has produced encouraging early results in children with an uncommon but aggressive type of lymphoma, as well as in children with a rare form of neuroblastoma.
A phase 1 clinical trial of the drug crizotinib achieved remissions, with minimal side effects, for 10 of the children participating in a clinical study carried out by the multicenter Children’s Oncology Group (COG). The results were “an exciting proof-of-principle” for the targeted treatment, said the study leader, Yaël P. Mossé, M.D., a pediatric oncologist at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.
“We are entering a new era of cancer therapy, in which we use knowledge of basic biology to design very specific drugs that target cancer cells with potentially less side effects on healthy tissue,” said Mossé. “In addition, as we concentrate on targets in molecular pathways, we move away from an exclusive focus on one form of cancer to customizing treatments according to biological activity. Abnormal ALK activity occurs in subtypes of neuroblastoma and subtypes of lymphoma, so identifying ALK activity in individual patients may enable us to provide the most effective care.”
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Four leading green fashion designers made news today – “yesterday’s news’’ that is – by turning recycled newspaper into eco-friendly fashions. The unique, trend-setting designs were unveiled at the Yesterday’s News® Green Catwalk Event and Workshop in New York City. Made with recycled newspaper, Yesterday’s News® brand cat litter served as inspiration for eco-friendly designers Anthony Lilore of RESTORE CLOTHING™, Bahar Shahpar, Lara Miller and Samantha Pleet, who debuted their original fashions made from newspaper at the New York City event. The designs will all be auctioned off for charity from Sept. 22-29, 2010 (www.DoGooderChallenge.com), with proceeds going to each designer’s green charity of choice.
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XQ Institute is launching XQ: The Super School Project, a challenge to reimagine and design the next American high school. Harnessing the best of American ingenuity in cities and towns across the country, XQ aims to help spark a movement to rethink the American high school—an institution that was designed to meet the needs of the Industrial Revolution and hasn’t changed in more than a century.
“Our nation is radically different than it was 100 years ago. Nearly every aspect of our daily lives—from how we communicate to how we work and play—has changed dramatically,” said Laurene Powell Jobs, Chair of the board of XQ Institute. “But our high schools have stayed frozen in time. Together, we have an opportunity to help fuel a movement for students, to inspire great high schools, and even to rethink school itself. Our passion at XQ is to help educators everywhere foster students who are curious, engaged, and creative—armed with the new literacies, knowledge, and skills needed to thrive,” she added. “To do that, we must use our collective imagination.”
From the Model T to the Tesla and the switchboard to the smart phone—everything has changed except for how we prepare our kids for the future. XQ: The Super School Project is a rallying call to America to change the outdated model that has failed to prepare our students for the demands of the global economy, and an open call to every community to rethink high school for today and tomorrow. XQ Institute will provide a fund of $50 million to support at least five selected schools over the next five years. It will also partner with them to provide expert support and guidance to turn their ideas into real Super Schools that can inspire the country.
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xpedx today announced a new network of seven Package Design Centers with the opening of centers in the San Francisco Bay Area and Rochester, N.Y., and the expansion of existing design centers in Chicago, Detroit, Kansas City, Pittsburgh and Juarez, Mexico metropolitan areas. xpedx provides total packaging solutions for manufacturers, brand owners/marketers and other businesses.
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VR (virtual reality) equipment and platform developer Dlodlo hosted a press conference on August 8 at the New York Marriott Marquis, launching its first consumer VR product Glass V1.
The first wearable VR headset in the world to feature a real glass form design, Glass V1 can link with PC devices or the integrated terminal on Dlodlo’s self-developed external interface, D1. This solution breaks down the technology barrier of VR equipment’s high requirement for PC hardware and takes an important step in introducing VR equipment to the public.
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Helsinki has started its year as World Design Capital 2012. With its year-long programme WDC Helsinki 2012 is one of the world’s largest ever expeditions into design. During 2012 Helsinki, the capital of Finland, will explore the benefits and value of design, and showcase the ways it can improve our cities.
WDC Helsinki 2012 started its year with New Year’s Eve of Design on the 31st of December 2011. Approximately 30,000 people gathered to celebrate the beginning of the year in the heart of Helsinki. Next major event will be the World Design Capital Gala presenting the World Design Impact Prize as well as the Alvar Aalto Medal and the Estlander Prize.
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Marriott Hotels & Resorts, the signature brand of Marriott International (NYSE:MAR), renowned for its expertise in hosting meetings, is “re-imagining” the traditional small meeting to become a collaborative work experience that will promote creativity and innovation. Inspired by the work styles of Gen X and Gen Y, Marriott Hotels & Resorts has exclusively partnered with Steelcase, the leader in workspace design, and launched today Workspring at Marriott. Redmond Marriott Town Center, near Seattle, is the first hotel to offer the small meetings suite.
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Prepare to strike the phrase “fashion victim” from your vocabulary. A new study from T.J.Maxx, one of the nation’s leading off-price retailers, in partnership with Dr. Hazel Clark, Research Chair of Fashion at Parsons The New School for Design, discovered that 87 percent of women said they are not controlled by fashion, but that they control fashion, using it as a tool to express their personality (77 percent) and individuality (74 percent).
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