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April 26 2006


Inspired by Kubrick's famous ceremony scene of passion in the movie "Eyes Wide Shut", the Swiss Andrej Lorenc organizes Castles Events in the same vein. He rents castles and invites selected members of his club to spend a night of fantasies: garters, black underwear, wasp-waisted corsets, capes and Venetian masks are compulsory. Drink Champagne, feast your eyes on skin, dance to the sounds of well-known dj's, and give in to your erotic--or perhaps sexual--desires. Sexiness is also a prerequisite. Teased? Basically the parties are scheduled four times per year, mostly in Switzerland. The special of this year takes place during a weekend in an original glamorous Mediaeval Castle in the middle of France in September. For international guests there is an airport 20 kilometers away from the Castle. The exact place will only be communicated to exclusive members. The price varies according to the events. Price fee on this special event varies between $700 - $1000‚Ç for a couple or single men. Single woman pay $200. For 'High End' Guests, Castle Events provide an extraordinary comfortable Service Package, which includes your own Suite in the Castle - varies $2000 - $5000. Be aware there are only 20 rooms available. The address for temptation: www.castleevents.com.. by Yvan Rodic 
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April 3 2006


It has been nearly thirty years since the era of moped decadence, and yet at the roots, there is a renewed interest. Though you might not know it yet, a moped-inspired sub-culture is taking form all across the country. Chicago's most revered branch of moped riders, cleverly named Peddy Cash, has helped spear head the trend since its inception. The members of Peddy Cash, for the most part, occupy the Chicago neighborhoods of Ukraine Village, Wicker Park, and Logan Square. The fifteen immediate members of Peddy Cash are considered to be part of the elite riders in the city, however they only make up a handful of the 30-40 serious moped riders springing up across Chicagoland. Peddy Cash is one of sixteen official branches recognized by a national organization called the Moped Army. The Moped Army, which was founded in 1997 in Kalamazoo, MI, is a resource for moped enthusiasts and has 10,000 registered users on its website. 291 of those members are directly connected to registered branches that range from major metropolises like the moped gang Mission 23 in New York City, to smaller areas of America like the branch Motion Left from Elkhart, Indiana. Mopeds, not scooters! There is a very serious deference. A similar trend has also been spotted down-under. by Drew Hudson
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March 1 2006


Ditch your tired old roller blades, chuck out your skis. Extreme sports have taken a new direction and its encapsulating, literally. The Zorb is here and it's rolling out the fun. Zorbing involves jumping inside the giant inflatable (and durable) bubble and letting gravity do the rest. Usually set in an open space with a slight decline or on water, Zorbing is the ultimate adrenaline rush. Devised by inventors and extreme sports enthusiasts Andrew Akers and Dwane Van der Sluis, the New Zealand based project is taking the world by storm. This has to be seen in action to be totally appreciated, check out the video online (quicktime, also check out Bossaball from Belgium and Rio's bike bus by Bill T

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February 28 2006


It's Willy Wonka meets Tony Hawk. The new, well temporary buit skate board art ramp in Pittsburg is the creative work of a number of local artists called to collaborate their talents in revamping the local skate ramp. Its psychedelic design makes you think your tripping whilst skating, which could prove a little dangerous. The cool element to this design is the way the illustrations merge with the tunnels and ramps of the structure itself. A little trippy, a little hippy, a lot of fun. by Billy T

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February 23 2006


The Space Race became an important part of the cultural and technological rivalry between the USSR and the United States during the1960's and the early part of the 70's.  Aside from a few fuzzy photographs taken by the Mars rovers, the final frontier has since yielded very little excitement.  To date, only 3 civilians have been able to finance their multi-million dollar voyage to the International Space Station. Yet, with the recent advent of the Ansari X Prize (formerly known as the X-Prize), the solar system got a lot more interesting with the possibility of affordable suborbital voyages for the rest of us. Space Adventures has just announced the construction of two earth-based Spaceports that will offer suborbital spaceflights, as well as astronaut training facilities.  The first facility will be located in Ras Al-Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates, while Singapore's Changi Airport will grow  to accommodate the second Spaceport. The main attraction at both facilities will be suborbital voyages, that will "take passengers to an altitude of 100 kilometers, allowing them to experience up to five minutes of continuous weightlessness, all the while gazing at the blackness of space set against the horizon of Earth". Space Adventures has yet to announce how much these voyages will cost tourists, but they are adamant that they will be affordable. by Harold C

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February 16 2006


If Brad Pitt used one in Fight Club, the movie would have been very different. The Pillow has become the new weapon of choice and the Pillow Fight Club is making waves (or feathers!). Here is how it works. Join the Pillow Fight Club, find out about the pre arranged venue, bring your pillow and at the exact moment everyone launches into a massive pillow fight. It's a great way to vent frustration, and no one gets hurt. The most recent Pillow Fight Club experience saw 1000 people fight it out in San Francisco and in London, the pillow fight lasted over an hour. The one golden rule is nothing but feathers can be hidden in the pillow slip.


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November 30 -0001




The little brand blurb that accompanies this new range of luxury motorcycle helmets from Ateliers Ruby is “good looks - for everyday heroes and heroines”. Which is just too cute. So is the story behind them.

Parisian designer Jerome Coste drew on Steve McQueen iconography, old-school racing cars and quite possibly the six separate head traumas he’s survived when he set about developing the Pavillion range of motorcycle accessories for Ruby. He also sold his own motorbike to finance the production of the full carbon fiber shells, the kind used in Formula One racing. The 'inside garnish' (to quote Coste) is a soft lining of decadent burgundy nappa lambskin, chosen for its comfort and anti-bacterial properties. Henceforth providing a 'reassuring cocoon'.

Clearly a design pedant, Coste has given his helmets a unique signature quirk - a small crest that runs along the top, as inspired by the armoury worn by medieval knights.

The Pavillion range is available in three colours Shibuya (peppermint, named after the Tokyo Shopping District), Concorde (black) and St Honore (white) and are accompanied by an equally sweet range of twill silk scarves in various retro racing car shades.

Again to quote from the branding blurb: ‘Lady Ruby, your guardian angel wishes you a bon voyage”. Bless.- Sarah Wilson.

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