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Amazing Places To Experience Around The Globe (Part 7)

Dolomites, Italy

The Lençóis Maranhenses National Park by Brazil (Pic – Massimo Vitali)

Chamonix Mont Blanc (Pic – Isabelle Jouvie)

Cathedrals Beach, Galicia, Spain

Loggas beach, Corfu island ~ Greece

Lofoten, Norway

Highland Road, Scotland

Amsterdam (Pic – Sander Fennema)

The Seven Sisters Waterfall in Norway.

View the previous listings on our Amazing Places page here

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Save Web Files to the Cloud with Ballloon

With Ballloon installed, a small icon on the top right of webpage files will show the icons of existing cloud accounts and with one click, the files are transferred to your web storage. The Google Chrome extension eliminates the need to download web files to re-upload them to cloud accounts.

Ballloon is unique from other bookmarking services such as Pocket and Evernote by using existing cloud storage accounts. For saving links, a left click will reveal a drop down menu.


Ballloon has 3 L’s not two. The website explains that wasn’t available so they had to change the name. The function, however, remains balloon-like by floating files into a cloud.

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As of this writing, the Ballloon extension is on its 44th version since its public release just this past March, proof to the commitment to improve the extension from Chinese start-up Madhouse Tech. It is available from the Chrome Extensions portal for free and a slew of users are saying for how handy the tool is.

By default, Ballloon creates its own folder in the cloud account and separates clippings into text and images. Through the portal, a user may customize the default file route.

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When saving websites, the file will appear on a cloud as an HTML file. While it isn’t real time, the processing is impressively quick.

Ballloon currently works with six popular cloud storage providers: Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, Box, Copy and SugarSync.

It can also be paired with Yo, the increasingly popular social application that sends and receives “yo”s from friends or other services. Ballloon could “yo” you if there are updates for the Chrome Extension, when a file arrives or when files 1GB or larger reach your cloud accounts.

Ballloon is very straightforward. It executes the one thing it does well with a quirky website that makes it painless to set up and use. Since the files are not just linked but actually uploaded to your cloud, they will remain available to the user for virtually forever.

Ballloon / Ballloon in the Chrome Store

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Facebook, Twitter and Instagram Logos Are Ingeniously Redesigned for Breast Cancer Awareness

Ask anyone you know how they feel about boobs, and I’m pretty sure it will be positive. Indeed, you’d have a hard time finding anyone hesitant to sing their praises.

Below is a fun series of ads from DDB Singapore timed to Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. They’ll hit close to home for anyone who regularly uses social media and happens to have breasts, or knows anyone who has them (and wants them to be healthy). The familiar logos have been redesigned to anatomically pay homage to breasts and remind you to perform an exam—on yourself, or someone you care about—as frequently as you check your social feeds. 

The ads, for the Breast Cancer Foundation, also point to an online petition urging social media giants Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to actually change their logos temporarily for the cause. So, check out the ads below, and consider a screening so you can live longer to keep liking and faving.

Via Design Taxi.

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Lightweight Halo Chair Designed with Colored Carbon Fiber

The Halo chair is a furniture design using the properties of Hypetex, the world’s first colored carbon fiber. Developed by engineers from the world of Formula One racing, with over 20 years’ experience of working with carbon fiber, the high-tech composite material was researched and developed over seven years. It is available in a wide range of colors and has numerous applications in various industries.

The limited edition chair is the first design product that has been made with Hypetex fiber. It was created by leading designer Michael Sodeau and launched at the Design Junction show in London last week. The Halo chair effectively utilizes the high-performance properties of Hypetex, which is lightweight, strong, and visually dynamic. The aesthetic quality of the colored carbon fiber makes it perfect for use in design.


The idea behind the Halo chair was to design an object that would best define and present the Hypetex material. The structure is very thin and refined but still robust, and it is able to marry minimalist design with an imposing form. The limited edition Halo chair will be available in six colors, with only six produced in each color, for a total of eighteen individually-numbered pieces. Michael Sodeau comments:

The chair follows the modernist rules of form and function with the removal of all unnecessary clutter, which is juxtaposed with the decorative aesthetic given by the material. The contoured shape interacts perfectly with light creating vibrant refractions on the surface of the material. When the chair is viewed from behind it hides what is in front, adding a playful quality that only reveals its full shape as you walk around it.


For further information about the chair, you can register your interest at the Hypetex website. The video below introduces the Hypetex colored carbon fiber:


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Help the World Get Ready as a Color and Materials Designer for Remington Products


Work for Remington Products

Do you like getting ready? Or maybe just inspiring others to? Remington Products is looking for an experienced Color, Materials, and Finishes expert to join their award winning creative team in their new global headquarters building in Madison, Wisconsin. (Consistently ranked in the top 10 cities to live!) As the Senior CMF designer, you will be helping to develop their extensive line of personal care products: from strategy to concept to implementation.

Your story telling skills will dazzle their regional stakeholders and inspire their confidence in your design expertise. Their multiple product offerings and quick development times will keep things challenging and fresh. And your 5+ years of experience (preferably in consumer products) and unbeatable skill at trend interpretation, color palette definition, and inspired product specifications will get you recognized and hired. Apply Now.


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