Every superhero can’t live forever considereing the lifestyle they live.. want to know their life expectancy? In an act to promote purchasing life insurance, insurance company ‘LifeQuotes4U’ had design firm ‘Designbysoap’ calculate the life expectancy of some of the most celebrated superheroes to show that no matter who you are, you can’t guarantee that you’ll live forever.
Heroes like Batman, Catwoman and Iron Man all live recklessly rich dare-devil lifestyles cutting their life expectancy to a mere 80 years of age. Superheroes like Spiderman and The Hulk enjoy powers of rejuvenation, healing and strength, but still aren’t immune to aging. While heroes like Thor and Superman bask in immortality, they aren’t exempt to other forms of death, like Kryptonite. No matter how super-charged you think you are, having some form of life insurance is always a good lifestyle backup, just in case.
American brand Tommy Hilfiger has partnered with Disney in launching a childrenswear collection from The Muppets. The collection range features colourful sketches of the famous puppets.
“Moi adores working with Tommy on the Muppets collection,” he said. “Not only is he talented, elegant and gracious, but he does all the work. All moi has to do is tell him what I think about the designs and Tommy takes care of all of it! Isn’t that fabulous? Kermie also loves working with Tommy.”
Each of the famed puppets are featured wearing items from Hilfiger’s spring/summer 2013 collection, aimed at children between six months and 16 years old. Kermit appears in burgundy chinos and a black blazer, while Miss Piggy is dressed in a striped knee-length dress. The collection is available to buy online and in stores now.
“I love the pieces with moi – they’re so stylish, so now, so moi,” said Miss Piggy. “I also love the designs featuring Kermie and moi – and especially the top that reads ‘Miss Piggy 4 Kermit’. It never hurts to advertise your intentions, n’est ce pas?”
So much going on at the Cannes right now! Giorgio Armani will open a pop up restaurant in Cannes tomorrow. The Armani/Caffee will be the first in the world for its kind, has a prime location on the Croisette.
The opening is launched to coincide with the opening of the Cannes’ debut Giorgio Armani boutique housed next door – and the place has a more stylised, formal aesthetic in comparison to the already popular Emporio armani caffee chain.
The new Giorgio Armani boutique and Armani/Caffé is located on 42 La Croisette, Cannes.
The company that owns Harrods, Qatar Holding, is possibly looking into investing into Italian brand Versace. A spokesperson for the Luxury Italian brand declined to make any comments regarding this topic this morning.
Italian newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore reports that the conglomerate would offer financial support along with private investment fund Fondo Strategico Italiano (FSI), which is owned by state financing company Cassa Depositi e Prestiti. Is it thought that the acquisition is part of a deal between Qatar Holdings and the FSI, which was signed in November 2011, to invest in Italian fashion and food.
Berlin is setting up a new tourist attraction, entrance fee of 12 euros… Its a life sized Barbie Dream House that lets you bake cupcakes and beautify yourself Barbie-style and with an extra 10 to 15 euros you can even become a Barbie house pop star or model. Although the makers of Barbie, Mattel Inc, have seen a lot of protesting regarding the house; many are accusing of wrongly representing beauty and feminism, the company is still going through with the dream house and even having it tour around other European countries at the end of the summer.
The house is decorated in every shade of pink and stretches over 1,400 square meters of land. The house showcases Barbie-esque furniture, a huge collection of Barbies, as well as interactive digital components that virtually dress you in Barbie’s clothes.
London based designer Mary Katrantzou plans to expand into leather goods and an interior range in the future. Katrantzou is launching an e-commerce site that will be up in the coming weeks as well as debuting a pre-collection next month (for pre spring/summer 2014).
“Had this season not gone well, we wouldn’t be able to recruit, and our staff would be more overworked, and they would leave,” she explained. “So that risk always scares you. [I ask myself], am I presenting something that’s new, that will excite people? You doubt your longevity.”
The Greek-born designer is grateful to her continuing support from NEWGEN – sponsorship on behalf of Topshop and the British Fashion Council – which she says has enabled her to consider growing and expanding season after season.
“Being part of NEWGEN attracts a lot of international buyers and press to your show, and when you’re starting it’s so important to get your work seen by the right people,” she told New York Magazine, before revealing that she has ambitions to become creative director at a big-name fashion house in the future. “Had you asked me even six years ago if I would have my own label, I would have said absolutely not. So you never know.”
Check out the bubbles below the frozen water of Canada’s Abraham lake in Alberta!! Even though it looks stunning, the fact is that it is actually really dangerous – they are trapped methane (until the ice melts). This is caused by the decomposition of organic matter which are extremely flammable gas that surgest up when the weather gets warmer and floats up to the surface.
Scientists working with methane-producing lakes in Alaska proved it was the flammable gas and not something less menacing bubbling up by drilling a hole, pouring in some warm water, like a tongue of flame,fire burst from the frozen depths.
But as dangerous as its flammability makes it, methane is also useful.
Methane lakes are beginning to be utilized as sources of energy, such as the outfit on Lake Kivu in Rwanda. Here, developers have begun tapping into extensive gas deposits underneath the lake to be used in the creation of electricity.