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Review: Memory Foam ISIS Laptop Sleeve

My plastic snap-on laptop cover broke and I found myself in need of a new one. I came upon the ISIS collection, a design driven laptop and technology accessory company who makes their sleeves with memory foam. I usually go with the sleek plastic covers because they fit into a tight space and slide in and out of my bag easily, but as a lover of textiles, I really wanted a fabric sleeve and the ISIS is an excellent choice. I picked the Isis Dei Goldfish 15.4" Memory Foam Laptop Sleeve to go with my new Minx Gold Nails.  Below, you can see the  photos of my transition from the hard case to the ISIS sleeve. I think it's much more fashionable, don't you? 

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Fairytale Fashion Show

Diana Eng's Fairytale Fashion Show from iHeartSwitch on Vimeo.

Wednesday night at Eyebeam Art and Technology Center, Diana Eng showcased her Fairytale Fashon Show with soft glowing dresses, twinkling skirts, modular oragami shapes, and a lighted balloon releasing gown.

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Luxury Mobile Phones for the Rock-n-Roll Lifestyle

Yet another luxury phone is coming to market. The Italian fashion house Versace plans to introduce its first in a line of mobile phones to the public in May. The phone will cost around $5,000 and according to their press release, will be crafted to the client’s expectations with the highest quality of materials such as leather. (ZDNet) Designed in collaboration with with ModeLabs, who creates tailor-made handsets for brands like Tag Haur and Dior, Versace follows in the heels of luxury branded mobile phones from Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada and Armani.

Luxury phones, such as these, are in high demand in Asia, Russia, and the Middle East, but honestly this launch just feels like hype. I guess if you have billions of dollars it makes sense to have a phone that represents your status and lifestyle, but I think telecom companies and manufacturers can do better than flashing up the exterior with leather and ice.

Of all the luxury phones on the market so far, Prada and LG win the golden ticket.

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Sparkle Labs

It's cute, it's smart, and you can make it do things! No, it’s not a robot or my pet Pomeranian, it’s the Discover Electronics Kit from Sparkle Labs. The kit, designed by husband and wife team Ariel Churi and Amy Parness, is so absolutely adorable to look at and use it will inspire even the most fearful of electro-phobes to take their first steps into making their own circuits.

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Yves Saint Laurent at the De Young Museum - This Winter's Must See Exhibit

San Francisco's de Young Museum is the home to this winter's Yves Saint Laurent exhibit, an inspiring retrospective presenting over 120 fully accessorized outfits of this truly revolutionary fashion designer--the grand daddy of gender-bending silhouettes and styles. From the tuxedo to the trench coat, the black and white print to the bold color-block dress, Saint Laurent defined and defied fashion for the last 50 years.

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Hi-Tech Beauty: A Love Story

Way beyond Pearl Cream
and Botox is a world of technology-inspired beauty products. From LEDs
to vibrating motors, these projects are finding their way to this
gadget girl heart.

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Smurf-tastic Lips!

Just when you thought there were no more beauty innovations to be made...mood lip gloss!

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Make TV

Earlier this month, Make Magazine launched Make TV, 'a DIY series for a new generation', which takes reference from resources like YouTube and Instructables to create informative episodes on upcycling, recycling, creating and making things. I got a chance to preview some of the content and I picked out three of my favorites. I've also included links so you can watch them as well.

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Bubble gum pink keyboard is bad for blondes

I got an email forwarding a link to this silly bubble gum pink Keyboard for Dumb Blondes designed by blonde, Samantha Dubin. The totally kitch and somewhat funny keyboard has keys that say things like "Ooops!" for the Delete Key and "The Big One" for the Space Bar. I like the number keys, it shows some flair and it is obvious that the designer was having some fun. I can take a joke, and at first glance found this funny.

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