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Indonesian artist Heidi Alamanda

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By Heidi Alamanda in New Art on Wednesday 11 January 2012

I’m an Indonesian born, Connecticut-based artist. I paint my own world; a world where my personal feelings from beautiful moments give form to areas of the world itself. Those moments, buried inside me, become scattered over time as I continue my journey. Painting is the only way for me to preserve them so I can always feel connected to myself, undisturbed from the echoes of the external world while continuing my ongoing journey toward the future.

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The Blanco Renaissance Museum in Ubud, Indonesia

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By Heidi Alamanda in Cool Travel on Wednesday 11 January 2012

Preparing for a future trip, my memories brought me back to my last visit to this beautiful art museum on the hilltop of Campuhan, Ubud. The Blanco Museum exhibits around 300 of his expressionist-romantic paintings, mainly featuring Balinese female forms. His painting studio, kept as it was before his death in 1999, is also open […]

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Anggun with Schiller: Always You

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By Heidi Alamanda in New Music on Monday 9 January 2012

I’m always drawn into a song by the melody first, something that sounds perfect to my feeling, and I rarely remember the lyrics. I heard this collaboration between Schiller and Anggun a few months back, and the melody has been staying with me since. Seeing the video, now the lyrics are floating around my head, […]

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Yummy Pocket Bagel Organizer

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By Heidi Alamanda in New Products on Monday 9 January 2012

Growing up, I was so used to having a prepared typical Indonesian breakfast, like Indomie (ramen), chicken porridge, or Lontong Sayur (chayote curry with rice cakes). But now I’ve been living here, I’m used to starting my day with toasted bagel with smoked salmon, something that I’m sure I will miss whenever I travel to […]

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Awesome Indonesian animated short film

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By Heidi Alamanda in Video on Monday 9 January 2012

I recently caught this short animation entitled Pada Suatu Ketika (Once Upon a Time), created by Indonesian LaKON Animasi. In it, bajaj (auto rickshaws) transform into a big Transformers-type robots and stomp amid Indonesian food stalls and traditional markets. It was so well done that the audience initially mistook it for the trailer for an […]

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Actroids: male and female humanoid robots

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By Heidi Alamanda in New Trends on Monday 9 January 2012

When I was little, I always thought that I would have a robot friend by now. It hasn’t happened, but I’m glad to see some progress in robotics development. You may have seen video of the female humanoid robot called Actroid-F, developed by Kokoro; now she has a brother. These robots will assist children with developmental disorders and talk with the elderly to prevent mental decline. Maybe one day, I will get to have a robot friend.

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Funny fake products from Fake Anything

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By Heidi Alamanda in Cool Websites on Monday 9 January 2012

I came across this fairly new blog filled with advertising, posters, and business cards from movies and TV shows that don’t exist or other silly fictitious products that will be funny to imagine in real life, like Saul Goodman’s (Breaking Bad) attorney-at-law advertisement or Liz Lemon’s (30 Rock) Night Cheese cream. The blog describes itself as ‘a creative consortium dedicated to visionary interpretations of mythic media references’.

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