Wellness area with mineral waters 1 hour from Zagreb

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Just an hour long drive from the capital through wonderful highlands of Croatia, a relaxation jewel awaits to give you a body, mind and soul relaxation.

“Wellness Orhidelia is architectural poetry for the eyes and a collage of selected luxury details for the soul. It is a celebration of originality and a surplus of sensuality. A place where you can be at anytime and anywhere alone in the privacy of your own thoughts and sensory experiences.”

In their vast offer you can find thermal pools, steam rooms and saunas, sound therapy, massages amazing food and beverage offer.

Pag Island – the place where diversities meet in harmony

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Adriatic sea is magnificent place. By the beutiful blue sea, picturesque coast and pleasant climate the upland immerse deep in the sea. Between sandy beaches and pine forests, there is an island which intensely reminds of a separate planet and that is how Pag got its name; planet Pag.

Pag has one of the most indented coastline island in Croatia and is one of the sunniest islands on Adriatic sea. Every single cove slightly veering down to sea, beautiful sandy beaches with finest crystal sand leaving everyone speachless ..

 

From the depths of seabed comes fresh water all the way from slopes of mighty Velebit.

 

East and West parts of the island bring together the unimaginable. Although climate of the island is mediteranian, the wild winds rushing down Velebit leave their marks. The eastern part is completely naked, but in spite of this, the island has retained native evergreen.

In 270km that go around the island there is definitely something you will find to intrigue all of your sences.

The diversity of the eastern and western part reflect not only by the landscape, but also its diverse offerings that can serve all types – from hedonists to adventurers. Whether it comes to food, culture, Novalja sunset, magical Pag lace, or crazy parties, Pag just ideally combines all incompatible; the beauty of nature, centuries-old tradition and clubbing culture.

Today more than ever, we are aware of its magic and beauty, as well as the ways to maintain and improve the existing., how to live in synergy, trust and create in all segments through another stage of life on Earth.

 

 

 

Thousand year old Olive trees listen to Sonus Sounds

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The biggest party destinations on the island of Pag is surrounded by the great outdoors. Lavender, immortelle and sage create a specific aroma which combined with the Adriatic salty air will purify your respiratory tract. Young and old trees of pine forests and olive groves are constantly refreshing Mediterranean climate of the island.

Speaking of olives, twenty minutes north of Novalja is a place called Lun. There, among approximately 80,000 olive trees on approximately 23 hectares, only 1500 olive trees Olea Oleaster linea  stands out with uniqueness. The unique, completely different from one another, each olive as it is tells a story about the battle with “bura”, the strong Adriatic wind, growing from rocks which they are surrounded by, as if they were always there. Holding that as alnost true, the oldest olive tree numbers over a thousand years.

A few locals started an initiative and with the financial support of the City of Novalja they arranged the gravel road through olive groves approximately 17 km long. Every day from 10am to 8pm you can get information at the reception desk and the stone houses: if you make an appointment, you to go tasting and get local products – olive oil and cheese, almonds, figs, biscuits with olive oil and lavender, local honey sage, St. John’s wort (Cantarion) oil, jam and delicious liqueurs… You can also choose from numerous souvenirs made from olive wood.

Come to balance with nature and take that feeling with you wherever you go, family gatherings or back to the office. We are confident that time spent here will create an indelible mark on your memory. Some of the positive effects of the consumption of olive oil are improving immunity, energy levels, protection and rejuvenation of the organism, as evidenced by the very age of the olive trees. Surrounded by these ‘liquid goods’ restore your beauty inside and out. You can find a fitting recipe for yourself, or try everything. We highly recommend!

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An expert for arboriculture, Ph.D. Karmela Poštenjak once said: “The world has seven wonders, and these olive groves come before all of them – such magnificent wild olives, preserved from fire, human stupidity and devastation. Here, in the environment of crystal pure sea and bare stone, nature has created something that no human mind ever could.”

 

Wind-powered Water Seer pulls 11 gallons of clean drinking water from thin air

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A new device that relies on simple condensation to collect clean water from the atmosphere promises to provide up to 11 gallons of safe drinking water without an external power source, greenhouse gas emissions, or adverse environmental impacts. What’s more, the innovative Water Seer collection device could potentially run forever, gifting generations of people with access to ‘liquid gold’ in areas of the world where a harsh climate or lack of infrastructure make access to clean drinking water a major problem. Water Seer is powered by a simple wind turbine, and the device could easily be the first step toward a sustainable, enduring solution to water shortages around the world.

The Water Seer device is planted six or more feet into the ground, and soil is then packed around its metal neck. The top of the Water Seer holds a vertical wind turbine, which spins internal fan blades to draw air into the subterranean chamber. Because the underground chamber portion of the Water Seer is cooled by the surrounding earth, water condenses in the reservoir to creates sort of an artificial well, from which people can draw clean, safe drinking water around the clock.

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The low-cost device was developed by VICI-Labs, in partnership with UC Berkeley and the National Peace Corps Association, as a possible solution for the 2.3 million people on the planet who lack regular access to safe drinking water. A single Water Seer device can collect up to 11 gallons of clean water every day with no external power supply required, and a collection of several devices can provide enough water to support a small village. The not-for-profit company will match US purchases of each unit by donating a Water Seer collection device to those in need living in developing countries or in arid climates.

Water Seer launched an Indiegogo campaign to raise $77,000 to build “orchards” of water collection devices around the world. The device has already been tested as a prototype, and the latest model was finalized in August 2016 and will undergo field tests with the National Peace Corps Association once the crowdfunding campaign closes.

Source: http://inhabitat.com/wind-powered-water-seer-produces-11-gallons-of-clean-drinking-water-from-the-air/

Remove airborne toxins from your home with houseplants

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Bringing a bit of nature into your home does more than brighten the atmosphere. Introducing houseplants into various rooms in the house can help reduce the chance of getting seasonal sicknesses (such as the common cold), remove airborne contaminants (volatile organic compounds or VOCs), reduce the chance of headaches, lift your mood, decrease your blood pressure, reduce allergies, improve sleep and much more.

The 20 plants listed below are specifically known for their air purifying properties. And while an open window may feel like all the fresh air you need, did you know that everything from toilet paper to common household cleaners can contain chemicals and release toxins like formaldehyde? Or that VOCs like benzene can be released into the air by everything from the paint on your walls, to the printed material found in your home?

So why not breathe a bit easier and enjoy the beauty of a new houseplant at the same time.

(All plants listed will clear CO2 and may clear more VOCs than noted).

Golden pothos

1. Golden pothos (Scindapsus aures): Clears formaldehyde and other VOCs.
2. Ficus alii (Ficus maeleilandii alii): Good general air purifier.
3. Spider Plant (Chlorophytum comosum): Clears benzene, formaldehyde, carbon monoxide and xylene.
4. Lady Palm (Rhapis Excelsa): Good general air purifier.
5. Snake plant (Sansevieria trifasciata ‘Laurentii’): Clears formaldehyde.

Aloe

6. Aloe: Clears formaldehyde and benzene.
7. Moth Orchid (Phalaenopsis): Clears formaldehyde.
8. Dwarf / Pygmy Date Palm (Phoenix roebelenii): Clears formaldehyde and xylene.
9. Chinese evergreen (Aglaonema Crispum ‘Deborah’): Clears air pollutants and toxins.
10. Chrysanthemum (Chrysantheium morifolium): Clears benzene.

Gerber daisy

11. Gerber daisy (Gerbera jamesonii): Clears trichloroethylene and benzene.
12. Red-edged dracaena (Dracaena marginata): Clears xylene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
13. Weeping fig (Ficus benjamina): Clears formaldehyde, benzene and trichloroethylene
14. English ivy (Hedera helix): Clears airborne fecal-matter particles.
15. Azalea (Rhododendron simsii): Clears formaldehyde.

Heart leaf philodendron

16. Heart leaf philodendron (Philodendron oxycardium): Clears formaldehyde and many other air pollutants.
17. Warneck dracaena (Dracaena deremensis ‘Warneckii’): Clears pollutants such as those associated with varnishes and oils.
18. Boston Fern (Nephrolepis exaltata Bostoniensis): Clears formaldehyde.
19. Bamboo palm (Chamaedorea sefritzii): Clears benzene, trichloroethylene and formaldehyde.
20. Peace lily (Spathiphyllum): Clears formaldehyde, benzene, trichloroethylene, toluene and xylene.

Source: http://www.ecowatch.com/20-houseplants-that-remove-airborne-toxins-from-your-home-1882083322.html

 

Chlorella Oxygen Pavilion clears air with algae

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Air quality is a serious issue that needs to be addressed as more and more people move to large cities. At the same time, we are losing the forests that help us combat air pollution, which means that pollution promises to be a major health threat in coming decades. The Chlorella Pavilion addresses that need, taking inspiration from the air purifying process that occurs in nature.

The design emphasizes the symbiotic relationship between animals and plants. Miklosi conceived a system of tubes that run throughout the interior and exterior of the structure, filled with algae soaking up energy from the sun and “exhaling” oxygen into the space by way of a central fountain. The fountain is surrounded by seating so that people can relax enjoy the fresh air. Visitors coming to this futuristic oxygen bar will feed the algae by converting oxygen into CO2 with their breath, creating a continuous cycle.

The entire system is run by solar panels, which provide power for artificial lighting that supports photosynthesis. Photobioreactors create a network of transparent plastic tubes, each of which is filled with 5 cubic meters of algae. The algae sucks in dirty air, cleans it, and sends out purified air. Surrounding this central algae “fountain” are a series of chairs in a circle, facing the center.

Called a “temple of relaxation,” the Chlorella Pavilion could be placed just about anywhere, including metropolitan areas where bustling city dwellers could use a natural boost of oxygen-driven energy – or just some fresh air. The innovative structure is built with molded beech wood and an isolating teflon film on the exterior to help create a space for relaxation and recovery.

The project was inspired by Russia’s Controlled ecological life support system, in which a self-supporting life system was created using algae to provide oxygen.  Miklosi’s design recently won Inhabitat’s Biodesign Competition.

Source: http://inhabitat.com/ingenious-chlorella-oxygen-pavilion-helps-city-dwellers-breathe-clean-unpolluted-air-using-algae/

All plastic plates, cups, and utensils banned by 2020 in France

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France just passed a law that says all plastic plates, cups, and utensils will be banned by 2020, and replacements will need to be made from biologically sourced materials that can be composted.

The new law follows a total ban on plastic shopping bags in July, and is part of the country’s Energy Transition for Green Growth Act – a plan to make France a world leader in adopting more environmentally friendly practices, and in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

With 4.73 billion plastic goblets discarded in France in 2015 alone, and roughly 17 billion plastic bags used annually in supermarkets around the country, the new laws will hopefully put an end to France’s dependence on disposable plastic wares.

According to the new law, the distribution of disposable plastic bags at supermarket check-outs has been banned as of July, and plastic bags will be prohibited in fruit and vegetable departments from 1 January 2017.

A ban on the distribution of disposable cooking utensils, cups, and plates will be enforced in 2020, which will give manufacturers time to adjust.

Local ministers stipulated that in three years’ time, 50 percent of the material used to procure such items will have to be organic and compostable, and that proportion will rise to 60 percent by 2025.


Karnataka in India has banned the use of plastic across the entire state. San Francisco banned plastic shopping bags in 2007 and plastic water bottles on public properties in 2014.


The news has been welcomed by conservation groups around the world, and with predictions that by 2050, there’ll be more plastic than fish in our oceans, is the kind of definitive action that’s needed if we’re going to have any chance of mitigating the problem of waste in a growing global population.

But not everyone is happy.

Samuel Petrequin from the Associated Press reports that Pack2Go Europe – a Brussels-based organisation that representing European packaging manufacturers – has announced that it will be fighting the new law, as it infringes on manufacturers’ rights.

“We are urging the European Commission to do the right thing and to take legal action against France for infringing European law,” Pack2Go Europe secretary general Eamonn Bates told the Associated Press. “If they don’t, we will.”

The organisation claims that the ban will actually make the country’s litter problems worse, saying that consumers will think it’s okay to leave the new biodegradable packaging behind in the countryside after use.

While that assumption is a bit of a stretch – especially coming from an organisation that represents the interests of plastic manufactures – there could be a real issue in terms of violating manufacturers’ rights to make their plastic goods in peace.

As The Australian reports, manufacturers have complained that producing biodegradable cups and plates capable of containing hot food and drink is extremely difficult, and the technological know-how might not actually be up to scratch:

“Makers say the new products will be more expensive than existing ranges, prompting analysts to bet on a return of the traditional hamper with reusable crockery.”

Bates also told the AP that there is no proof that bio-sourced disposable cutlery is more environmentally beneficial than regular plastic, and challenges the notion that the replacements will actually be compostable.

We likely haven’t heard the last of the law and its various teething problems, but with reports that we’re now making 20 times more plastic than we did 50 years ago – and mostly for packaging – and that production is expected to double again in the next 20 years, drastic measures might be all we have left.

Let’s hope France can pull it off.

Source: http://www.sciencealert.com/france-just-became-the-first-country-to-ban-all-plastic-plates-cups-and-utensils

How to get 300 canine residents a permanent home with Rémi Gaillard

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Following the announcements, world-famous French prankster Rémi Gaillard is setting up an example of positive action in the society, and believe us – it has never been more jesting.

Today is the day Rémi starts yet another new project, the one only a few have informed about, presumably given the extreme levels of pranks, hokums and gauges we’ve been gifted since he first started pranking the public in 1999.

As of today, he starts living in a dog kennel at the SPA dog shelter in Montpelier, where he will remain for an indefinite period of time – until all 300 canine neighbours get adopted, or he manages to raise €50,000 ($55,700) in donations.

remi“He is expected, we are organizing everything,” said Annie Benezech, director of SPA Montpelier. “It is a very generous project, and we admire Remi’s commitment to the cause of animals.”

With a promotional flyer and an announced live stream from his page https://www.facebook.com/gaillardremi, although there were speculations on yet another Remi’s pranks, it seems that for once he is serious about raising awareness about a very sensitive problem – the plight of abandoned dogs.
During his stay at a dog shelter he will be treated and will experience and “enjoy” all the delights and amenities as the canines living at the shelter do.

Not to leave it in words, as just another amazing iniciative, if you cannot adopt, support.
Here.

#inanimalswetrust

Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/animals/comedian-to-live-in-dog-shelter-kennel-until-all-300-canine-residents-get-adopted.html

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Meet LYFE by Simon Morris – a zero-gravity growing system

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Did you ever think you could cultivate your plants in the air?
Well, even if you didn’t now you can!

LYFE is a zero-gravity growing system that consists of a planter that hovers over an oak base via magnetic levitation, allowing you to cultivate your favorite plants in the air.

It is designed to gently rotate during the suspension, which enables life nourishment with 360 degrees of sunlight exposure, 365 days a year. How cool is that?

lyfe-3-in-a-rowAirplants, which nutrients are absorbed by their leaves through the air, were identified by the Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. They thrive upon the circulation of airborne particles, rather than the conventional root system.

Studies have show that magnetic fields accelerate the ripening of certain fruits, enhancing your plant’s metabolism, and it is well known that the magnetic field of the earth has powerful effects on all life forms, especially plants. The magnetic technology used by LYFE is called maglev.

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“LYFE is a conversation piece that makes Magneto jealous.
According to the NASA clean air study, placing 1 plant for every 100 sq. ft / 9 square meters in an office or home increases air quality, filters toxins and decreases stress levels.”

Taking growing plants to another level by “freeing them from gravity” it gets even better – they are designed by the creators of FLYTE, a levitating light.

You can support the campaign on Kickstarter and get LYFE starting from $179.

#innaturewetrust #indesignwetrust #inartwetrust

Source: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/flyte/lyfe-set-your-plants-free/description

author: mɵr

12th Illectricity Festival brings you over a month of amazing audio-visual projects and program

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One of the most significant audio-visual Festivals in South-eastern Europe is taking place in Zagreb, from November 6th until December 9th at multiple locations.

12th edition of Illectricity Festival brings the music program that each year raises the bar for quality of festivals content, and offers a variety of workshops and audio-visual projects.

The opening of the Festival took place this Sunday, November 6th, with Autechre’s amazing live performance in complete darkness, alongside with legendary Russell Haswell and DJ Andy Maddocks.

The next Illectricity live event takes place on Thursday, November 24th in KSET, Zagreb with Foil, Croatian DJ i producer with distinct raw and rhythmic techno sound influenced by wide range of music, from DnB to synthwav; and British based artist Guy Andrews with his live performance of new musical direction combining aggressive distortions and tender percussions. His first release was published by famous Hemlock label, and he has been producing ambiental music under several artist aliases for many years. His amazing talent was recognised by artists like Massive Attack, Marry Anne Hobbs, Scuba, Untold, Hotflush, Pennyroyal and many others.

illIllectricity’s main night, Decemenber 9th in Bogaloo, Zagreb will present us with amazing performances of Luke Vibert (UK), SYNKRO live (UK), Gary Gritness live (FR), Ivna Ji live (CRO), Illectricity Nucomer & CFSN DJs

Luke Vibert has performed under many names, but his most known pseudonyms are Plug and Wagon Christ. We could easily say there is no genre in which he hasn’t dipped tis toes in, from hip hop and electronic music production to punk band. His releases are published by Planet Mu and Ninja Tune, and his collabs and remixes include names such as Aphex Twinom, Nine Inch Nails, Squarepusher and Tortoise.

Synkro’s outbreak to the scene occurred at the end of 2000s with dubstep and since then he has shown his talent in producing heavy bass sound after which he touches the sounds of atmospheric DnB, deep house and IDM. His latest release from Apollo label is his album “Changes”.

Gary Gritness aka Slikk Tim will treat us with his electro funk sound with a major influence of Detroit, Oakland and Atlanta.

Ivna Ji, or Ivna Yuri, is Croatian DJ and producer, who started her musical path in collaboration with club nights Le’tronik and Sicko Disko, and now she creates her own programmes – Revolver and Divine Divine. She publishes with Adriatiko Recordings with whom she’s about to release her new EP, and by the end of 2016. we will witness her fist record “The Glowing” see the light of the day, published from London’s’ Brokntoys.

The night will be enriched by the organisers themselves, CFSN DJs, and the opening of the night will be a set of the winner of Nucomers competition.

Need a full program schedule?
See it below:

 06.11. / SUN @ Klub Močvara
ILLECTRICITY PRESENTS AUTECHRE (UK)
w Autechre (æ) live, Russell Haswell live, DJ Andy Maddocks
EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/229455340774907/

 10.11. / THU @ Funk Club
ILLECTRICITY INDIE GAMING NIGHT
supported by Pickbox
20 – 22h Pixel Art Strikes Back! workshop – uvodno predavanje
22 – 02h Gaming Soundtrack Night by Dubok
& indie gaming night w 140, Fotonica, Red Rope: Don’t Fall Behind…

 10., 17., 24.11. & 1.12 @ Pogon Mislavova
ILLECTRICITY WORKSHOP – PIXEL ART STRIKES BACK!
Hosted by Ante Šimić

 11., 18., 25.11 & 2.12. @ Pogon Mislavova
ILLECTRICITY WORKSHOP – BEATMAKING WITH MASCHINE
supported by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS
Hosted by Matko SaŠek – Koolade

 19., 26.11. & 3.12. @ Pogon Mislavova
ILLECTRICITY WORKSHOP – SYNTH MEETINGS
Hosted by Saša Rajković – Zarkoff, Ivan Biondić & Nikola Kos – ikonal

 22.11. / TUE @ TBA
VIDEOSKOP GUERRILLA STREAM #2
supported by Hiperprodukcija

 24.11. / THU @ KSET
ILLECTRICITY LIVE
w Guy Andrews live (Houndstooth, UK) & Foil live (CRO)

 26.11. / SAT @ Pločnik
ILLECTRICITY NUCOMERS NIGHT
supported by NATIVE INSTRUMENTS, EARWEAR by Neuroth & Mixmag Adria

 30.11. / WED @ Pogon Jedinstvo
ILLECTRICITY PRESENTS BRING YOUR OWN BEAMER ZAGREB
supported by Hiperprodukcija

 03.12. / SAT @ AKC Attack
ILLECTRICITY SOUND CLASH

 09.12. / FRI @ Boogaloo Club
ILLECTRICITY MAIN NIGHT
w Luke Vibert (UK), SYNKRO live (UK), Gary Gritness live (FR), Ivna Ji live (CRO), Illectricity Nucomer & CFSN DJs
Sound system by Adamson Systems
Sound by Igor LoPeaks Ivanković
Visuals by LiteMotif, Liik & VJ_etar
Lights by Zvone Kesić & Andrija Santro

FB event: https://www.facebook.com/illectricity/
author: mɵr