Posts Written On February 2018

Big art lessons in little books – new from Walter Foster

Discover the “Little Books” that pack a big punch from Walter Foster Publishing!

In this new series, artists and hobbyists alike will learn a variety of interesting art topics, including manga, hand-lettering, and sketching, in a small and portable format. Filled with practice pages, creative exercises, and fun prompts, these books are great for beginners looking to learn the fundamentals in an entertaining way.

The Little Book of Manga Drawing

More than 50 tips and techniques for learning the art of manga and anime

by Jeannie Lee and Samantha Whitten

Paperback | 128 Pages

$14.99 US, $19.99, CAN

9781633224735 | March 6, 2018

The Little Book of Lettering & Word Design

More than 50 tips and techniques for mastering a variety of stylish, elegant, and contemporary hand-written alphabets

by Cari Ferraro and John Stevens

Paperback | 128 pages

$14.99 US, $19.99 CAN

9781633224711 | March 6, 2018

The Little Book of Sketching

More than 100 quirky and clever ideas for sketching your way through daily life
by Matt Andrews

Paperback | 128 pages

$14.99 US, $19.99 CAN

9781633223936 | November 21, 2017

Walter Foster Publishing is one of the most recognized names in art instruction. The timeless drawing and painting techniques found in Walter Foster titles have helped people around the world discover their artistic talents. From traditional pencil sketching and acrylic, oil, and watercolor painting, to mixed media, hand lettering, and DIY crafting–Walter Foster Publishing has developed a full library of titles for the modern artist.


New Dove in Shower Scrub

The dry Las Vegas winter has got me scaly and itchy! Even when I take off my leggings, there is dry skin flaking off! Ewwwww! The perfect answer to solve this annoying problem is the Dove shower scrub!

Formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream, Dove Exfoliating Body Polish is the first body scrub from Dove that exfoliates and nourishes for soft, smooth skin. Follow with a gentle cleanser, such as Dove Body Wash or Beauty Bar.

Formulated with the brand’s signature ¼ moisturizing cream,
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish nourishes skin as you exfoliate
Yummy scents include:

Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Kiwi Seeds & Cool Aloe
Fragrance notes of kiwi fruit, iced aloe and succulent pear
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Pomegranate Seeds & Shea Butter
Fragrance notes of tart pomegranate, raspberry, nectarine and accents
of berries
Dove Exfoliating Body Polish Crushed Macadamia & Rice Milk
Fragrance notes of peach, almond, creamy macadamia and praline

Munich Airport and Lufthansa start testing of humanoid robot in Terminal 2

“Josie Pepper” to provide information to passengers

She is 120 centimeters tall, with sparkling, round eyes and a pleasant voice: Starting today, “Josie Pepper” the robot will be answering questions for passengers in Terminal 2. Whether they need directions to their gate or want to stop at a certain restaurant or shop – Josie Pepper will look them in the eyes and give them a prompt answer (Have a look at Josie Pepper here: )

With the rollout of Josie Pepper, Munich Airport and Lufthansa are breaking new ground: It is the first-ever test of a humanoid robot equipped with artificial intelligence at a German airport. For the next few weeks, Josie Pepper will welcome travelers to the non-public area of Terminal 2, which is jointly operated by Munich Airport and Lufthansa. In her initial deployment, Josie Pepper, who speaks English, will await passengers at the top of the ramp leading to the shuttle connecting the main terminal to the satellite building. This test phase will be used to show whether Josie Pepper is accepted by passengers.


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Josie Pepper’s “brain” contains a high-performance processor with a WLAN internet access. This creates a connection to a cloud service where speech is processed, interpreted and linked to the airport data. What sets the system apart: When this robot type speaks, it does not just deliver pre-defined texts. With its ability to learn, it answers each question individually. Just like a “real” brain, the system gets steadily better at combining questions with the relevant information to provide more precise replies.

IBM Watson Internet of Things (IoT) cloud-based, artificial intelligence technologies are behind Josie Pepper’s capabilities. Pepper was developed by the French company SoftBank Robotics. The lady robot was given the name “Josie” by the staff of Munich Airport and Lufthansa when she arrived at the airport.


NEW collaboration between MCM x WizPak

MCM announces first of its kind NEW collaboration between MCM x WizPak. The exclusive backpack style with its breakthrough market technology and unparalleled sound quality was created for the music elite and debuted during Grammy’s 60th Anniversary weekend in NYC.

A-listers including Grammy’s performer Miley Cyrus, Jamie Foxx,  presenter Alicia Keys, Grammy’s Breakout Star Rapsody (only the fifth female nominee for Best Rap Album ever in the 23-year history of the category), notable artists like Cardi B,  Future and Rita Ora, as well as newcomers like hip-hop trio Migos and Lil Uzi Vert and two time nominee  6LACK.

Others included Killer Mike of Run the Jewels, and many more who got to enjoy the wearable music smart-bag. The luxury brand’s heritage Stark Visetos Backpack has been upgraded to house exclusive tech-savvy product enhancements including high quality sound from a 40w 2.1 stereo speaker system with 3D surround-sound technology built inside the backpack and removable, able to connect to any media player through wireless Bluetooth connection. This exclusive product has 3-charging ports for up to 14-hours of charge to ANY smart phone or tablet.


A New High for Topical Pain Relief: Sacred Mind & Body’s New Products Include a Hemp Oil-Infused Lotion and Balm

The high-quality hemp oil-based body and personal care line, Sacred Mind & Body, introduces two topical pain relief products designed to soothe common aches and pains, including joint discomfort, sports injuries, and skin rashes, using only natural ingredients. The brand’s Pain Relief Lotion and Pain Relief Balm leverage ingredients such as Hemp Oil, Ginger Root-Infused Oil, and Turmeric in a luxurious skin-penetrating formula designed to ease soreness, cramping, and aches without the need for chemicals or potentially irritating ingredients like menthol. But don’t trip out over its use of hemp oil: the products are completely non-psychoactive.

“These pain relief products are the result of years of dedicated research, and we couldn’t be prouder to share them with the public,” says Silvia Orizaba, founder of Sacred Mind & Body. “We have embarked on a new era in self-care, one where consumers have become much more mindful of the ingredients they put on and in their bodies. Our pain relief lotion and balm answer the call for 100 percent natural external-use pain relievers that are actually affordable. These products are not only good for mollifying pain, but they happen to be really great for your skin too—that is something most menthol-based topical pain relievers cannot offer.”

While non-psychoactive hemp seed oil creates the basis for all of Sacred Mind & Body’s products, it is not the only star ingredient. In addition, the body and personal care line also harnesses the powers of several more of Mother Nature’s most healing ingredients and essential oils. While the brand offers a wide range of products, from massage lotions to personal lubricants, Sacred Mind & Body’s two newest products are its topical pain relief formulas:

Pain Relief Lotion by Sacred Mind & Body is a hemp-enhanced lotion rich with Violet Leaf-Infused Olive Oil and therapeutic essential oils, such as Myrrh, Frankincense, Tumeric, and Ginger. The silk-like lotion not only nourishes skin, but also penetrates deeper to ease irritation, inflammation, and aches.

Pain Relief Balm by Sacred Mind & Body is an entirely natural and carefully balanced hemp cream that can be used to treat stiff and aching muscles. An anti-inflammatory blend of Tumeric, Chamomile, Lavender, Ginger, and Frankincense essential oils are combined with other natural soothers, such as Violet Leaf-Infused Olive Oil, Ginger Root-Infused Oil, Meadowfoam Seed Oil, and of course, Natural Hemp Oil.

The kicker: both products retail for under $20.

From soothing tired feet to easing back pain to nurturing sore muscles after a high-intensity workout, the new Pain Relief Lotion and Pain Relief Balm from Sacred Mind & Body are serving up self-care the way nature intended.

About Sacred Mind & Body 

Sacred Mind & Body introduces a premium line of hemp oil-based body and personal care products designed to heal, nurture, and relieve using Mother Nature’s purest ingredients. Mindfully crafted formulas leverage the naturally healing properties found in hemp seed oil and essential oils to stimulate circulation, promote cellular regeneration, reduce inflammation, relax sore muscles, and coax toxins out of the body. Products range from topical pain relievers to relaxing salt soaks to personal lubricants and massage oils. As part of its mission to promote peace and health in others, Sacred Mind & Body donates 10 percent of all proceeds toward breast cancer research.


Rejuvenate and Reduce Wrinkles with Serendipity Skin Care!

Serendipity may be good fortune that happens by chance, but when it comes to your skin why just count on luck? Serendipity Skin Care products leave nothing to chance. This targeted skincare line leaves your skin healthy, glowing, refreshed and restored, making you feel comfortable and confident in your own skin.

Serendipity is beauty with a purpose. Simple, powerful ingredients like hyaluronic acid and rare botanical stem cells help turn back the clock, repairing skin damage and preventing problems in the first place. Effective, natural ingredients in every product give maximum benefit at a reasonable price.

While protecting your pocketbook is a cornerstone of the brand, so is protecting animals by ensuring all its products are cruelty-free, protecting the environment by using recyclable packaging and protecting jobs here at home by producing products in the USA. Serendipity also believes in giving back, giving a portion of all proceeds to help animals in need.

Serendipity’s Powerful Lineup:

Sparkle Eye Serum – Specially created for the delicate skin around your eyes. Sparkle Eye Serum boosts collagen production, increases elasticity, firms skin and fights wrinkles.

Gaze Eye Cream – Fights dark circles and puffiness giving your peepers a youthful, rested appearance.

Serenade Repairing Night Cream – Fight back against aging with this refreshing, restorative cream containing extract from the Cotton Thistle Plant and oil from the fruit of the Palm Tree.

Perfection Hyaluronic Face Cream – Restores crucial moisture and encourages growth of new collagen fibers, leaving your skin vibrant and giving you that youthful glow.

Architect Redefining Face Serum – Containing stems cells from the rare Swiss Apple plant this targeted product reduces wrinkles and fine lines and leaves your skin looking and feeling younger.

About Serendipity: Serendipity got its start through, well, serendipity. Its founder was walking her dog Boo when she came across a dog left abandoned, tied to a tree in the blazing Florida sun without food or water. She rescued that dog, now named Bella, and thought about how much in life happens by chance. That led her to consider taking a chance of her own, leaving her job developing products for the skincare industry to start her own line. While Serendipity was started by chance, nothing else about the line is left to chance. The company takes great pride in making products that work while making ethical choices that benefit us all.

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