A photographer takes a close-up photo of a group of Nike+ Fuelbands on January 19, 2012. Nike started preorders for the fitness gadget yesterday which tracks a user’s daily physical activity including steps walked, calories burned, and introduces ‘Fuelpoints’ which are earned by being active. An average day’s worth of activity is about 2,500 Fuelpoints while a busy day replete with exercise, hiking, and perhaps a swim might hit 5,000 Fuelpoints. The Nike+ Fuelband is priced at US$149 and ships in North America on February 22, 2012. via Hungeree.
Artist Maurizio Cattelan hung all 128 pieces of his life’s work in the rotunda of the Guggenheim Museum late last year and the exhibition closes out this weekend on January 22, 2012. Cattelan’s unusual retrospective titled, “All” includes four stuffed horses, furniture, and Pinocchio. That’s right. Pinocchio. via Hungeree.
A pair of Bengali White Tiger cubs gnaw on meat-covered bones in their enclosure at a zoo in Qingdao, Shandong province. The cubs are dressed up in red vests in anticipation of the coming Lunar New Year on January 23, 2012. via Hungeree.
Penguins are decked out in the traditional Korean national costume known as Hanbok during a Lunar New Year event at an aquarium in Seoul, South Korea, on January 17, 2012. Hanbok are characterized by bright colors, clean lines, and an absence of pockets anywhere on the blouse (jeogori) or the skirt (chima). The word ‘Hanbok’ translates to ‘Korean clothing’ and is worn during festivals, special events, and celebrations. via Hungeree.
The Ukrainian rhythmic group performs a routine at the International Group Rhythmic Gymnastics test event in the O2 Arena in east London, on January 16, 2012. Groups of gymnasts competed for a spot in the rhythmic gymnastics group event for the 2012 Summers Olympics to be held in London. via Hungeree.
Monstrous creations called ‘Gravity Stools’ as created by Dutch designer Jólan van der Wiel who uses powerful magnets to stretch, torture, and wrench the composite plastic construction material into jagged legs which prop up seats. Would I buy one for the den? Nope. The Gravity Stools would ruin the feng shui of the space. via Hungeree.
A miniscule Yorkshire terrier named Lucy holds the Guinness World Record for the ‘World’s Smallest Working Dog,’ which was awarded to her on November 28, 2011. Lucy measures a mere 5.7″ tall and weighs in at 2.5lbs and her working title refers to her job in a program called ‘Leashes Of Love’ where she visits the elderly and disabled at hospitals. via Hungeree.
English actress Carey Mulligan appears in ‘Carey, Carey, Quite Contrary’ for W magazine January 2012 as photographed by Michael Thompson and styled by Edward Enninful. via Hungeree.
Designers Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman present their Louis XI armchair for home furnishings retailer Cerruti Baleri which looks like it’s sculpted from solid blue-veined marble but is actually crafted from a wood frame and polyurethane foam seating. A silk covering imprinted with a marble pattern gives the chair its solid marble patina. via Hungeree.
Oprah Winfrey attended the inaugural graduation of the class of 2011 at the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls located in Henley on Klip, South Africa, on January 14, 2012. Winfrey spoke at the graduation and said, “The pride that I feel today is overpowering. I have been on a mission my whole life to be able to give back what I have been given. Today I am fulfilling that mission. This class will prove that when you invest in the leadership of girls, you invest in a nation.” via Hungeree.