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De ce produse românești și nu străine?

Relansarea economiei românești este un mit, ea încearcă acum sa supraviețuiască. Criza se agravează în România și se propagă într-un efect de domino. Se vede pe stradă, în magazine, în comportamentul oamenilor. Lumea cheltuie banii mai chibzuit. Cumpărând produse românești, banii încasați se vor duce la agajații care au produs marfa. Materialele pot fii importate, dar cea mai importantă idee este ca oamenii să aibe un loc de muncă și bani.

PR1: În cadrul proiectului “Înapoi din prezent”, încerc sa cheltui banii cumpărând cât mai multe produse romanești.

Începând cu produsele agricole cumpărate de la piață, până la aproximarea cantității de produse, astfel să nu fiu nevoit să arunc o parte din ele. Timpul petrecut la cumpărături s-a mărit, din cauza localizarii produselor și a citirii etichelelor mai temeinic.

Linkuri ecologice si energetice

http://worldbike.org/
Worldbike was founded ten years ago as an organization focused on designing innovative bicycle prototypes to advance development in poor countries. Since then, our work has led to new bike technologies used in small-scale development programs in Cuba, Mexico, Rwanda, Senegal and Thailand

www.pavegensystems.co.uk
Pavele ce produc energie cand sunt calcate.

http://www.putneyfieldhouse.org/
Vermont Field House Becomes First Net-Zero Energy Secondary School Building in Nation
The Putney School building will be an environmental showcase and educational tool
By definition, net-zero energy buildings generate as much energy as they consume over the course of a year. The energy used is usually produced on-site and comes from renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, geothermal, or biomass. These buildings are designed to minimize the use of natural resources and energy.

Carpat Energy, pasul spre independenta energetica
Pretul in crestere al energiei (electricitate, gaz, combustibili fosili) si deteriorarea mediului inconjurator determina tot mai multe organizatii si persoane fizice sa apeleze la diverse solutii alternative de producere a energiei. Vantul, soarele si caldura inmagazinata in pamant pot produce energie electrica sau termica gratuit. Progresul tehnologic a redus substantial pretul acestor solutii alternative, astfel incat amortizarea se realizeaza intr-un timp scurt.

Case prefabricate Prefabeco
Structura de locuit minimalista multifunctionala, de un modernism fabulos, cu finisaje de tip premium, la niveluri de cost accesibile

Video fotografie si arhitectura: 3 si 7

The Third & The Seventh from Alex Roman on Vimeo.

Fullscreen it, please.

A FULL-CG animated piece that tries to illustrate architecture art across a photographic point of view where main subjects
are already-built spaces. Sometimes in an abstract way. Sometimes surreal.

Credits:
CG
|Modelling – Texturing – Illumination – Rendering| Alex Roman
POST
|Postproduction & Editing| Alex Roman
MUSIC
Sequenced, Orchestrated & Mixed by Alex Roman (Sonar & EWQLSO Gold Pro XP)

Sound Design by Alex Roman
Based on original scores by:
.Michael Laurence Edward Nyman. (The Departure)
.Charles-Camille Saint-Saëns. (Le Carnaval des animaux)

Directed by Alex Roman
Done with 3dsmax, Vray, AfterEffects and Premiere.

EDIT: Original MP4 torrent if you’re interested. Thanks to Brennan ;)

thirdseventh.com

Sărbătorile de Crăciun – Brașov 2009

Am creat o galerie cu Sarbatoarea de Craciun din Brasov, din anul 2009. Fotografiile sunt facute in zonele publice din oras, unde lumea s-a distrat si s-a plimbat, gustand din sarbatoarea aceasta a Craciunului. Altii au trait sarbatoarea prin post, participare la slujbele religioase tinute la bisericile din Brasov, deci fiecare cum crede mai bine sa sarbatoreasca.

În 2009, Primăria Brașov a fost la concurs cu Consiliul Județean Brașov, în organizarea acestei sărbători. La patinoar a fost Consiliul, iar în Piața Sfatului și Republicii a fost Primaria. Galeria mai contine si fotogorafii ale unor brazi de Craciun de prin casele noastre. Sper sa va placa.

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Criza incepe sa treaca in SUA, incep investitiile

liveBooks.com este un furnizor de site-uri din SUA si are peste 7000 de clienti fotografi si designeri. Folosesc un site liveBooks si pot spune ca este un instrument util pentru prezentare, promovare si administrare a unui site de fotograf amator sau profesionist. Va invit sa vizitati www.bogdanmorar.com. Fotografi cunoscuti folosesc platforma liveBooks pentru site-urile lor, inclusiv National Geographic.

Astazi s-a relansat site-ul liveBooks.com si ofera cateva sute de pre-design-uri care se pot inchiria sau plati lunar, anual sau o singura data. Mai jos aveti comunicatul oficial legat de investita de 5 milioane de dolari, care arata ca in SUA criza a inceput sa treaca si oamenii au inceput sa investeasca. Urmeaza H1N1…

liveBooks secures $5 million in funding from strategic and private investors

Company introduces subscription-based pricing and pre-designed websites delivered through SaaS; aligns strategic partners to expand into graphic design, interior design and other new markets

SAN FRANCISCO – Nov. 3, 2009 – liveBooks, Inc., (www.livebooks.com) the leading provider of award-winning websites that allow creative professionals to promote and manage their businesses online, today announced that it has secured $5 million in funding from strategic and private investors. This allows the company to expand into new markets and create more flexible and affordable payment and design options for its customers.
With this funding, liveBooks has:

1) Lowered the cost of entry into the liveBooks suite and service so that any professional can now afford a liveBooks site;

2) Introduced a subscription-based service to eliminate the need for front-loaded monetary commitments;

3) Launched pre-designed site offerings with unrivaled choices in terms of number, design and utility;

4) Broadened its market reach with new, creative professional industries such as graphic design and interior design

The net result of these changes is that every creative professional now has access to an affordable solution designed to differentiate their online offer, without the need to get involved in the technology of running a website.

“We have been impressed with liveBooks’ approach to the photography industry and believe that a liveBooks site is a great solution for anyone selling a visual product to manifest their unique brand on the internet,” said Laura Shore, senior vice president of communications at Mohawk Fine Papers. “Our strategic relationship with liveBooks is an important component of our effort to expand our sphere of influence beyond paper products and to incorporate a 360-degree focus on products and services related to the
graphics industry.”

For customers who want the benefits of liveBooks’ proven design expertise and intuitive site administration in a more affordable package, the company is now offering an unrivaled array of pre-designed themes and layout options with subscriptions priced at $39 a month. liveBooks is also extending this pricing flexibility to its customized design customers who want completely unique sites that are both visually stunning and true
manifestations of their brands. Single customized sites will require a one-time design fee plus a subscription charge.

“liveBooks’ website platform empowers professional photographers with the tools they need to easily and successfully leverage the power of the internet to run their businesses,” said Chris Rainier, National Geographic Photographic Fellow. “At a time when creative professionals in all disciplines are facing job cuts and finding making a sustainable living increasingly difficult, the new liveBooks offering – which is at a price
that even a student can afford – will be a saving grace. This gives me hope for the future of the global and independent creative photographer working as a professional.”

liveBooks has a history of creating beautifully designed and easy-to-manage websites for the world’s top photographers, such as Rainier, nature photographer and host of PBS’s “Adventures to the Edge” Art Wolfe, and celebrity photographer Harry Benson. Since its inception, liveBooks has created sites for more than 7,000 photographers and creative professionals.

“We’re extremely proud that our work has helped professional photographers grow their businesses over the past five years and we remain committed to delivering exceptional designs and customer service to the photographic community,” said Andy Patrick, CEO and president of liveBooks. “This financing allows us to take advantage of the significant growth opportunities in other creative markets where professionals’ business needs are similar to that of photographers. This, together with the implementation of the more scalable, SaaS- and subscription-based business model, presents our customers with more affordable options in these difficult economic times.”

liveBooks was incorporated in 2005 and quickly became well-known for developing and delivering customized websites that allow professional photographers to easily manage their online presence with an intuitive drag-and-drop interface and advanced search marketing tools. The 70-person company is headquartered in San Francisco and has satellite offices on the East Coast and in London.
To reflect the expansion of its business model and offerings, liveBooks today relaunched its website at www.liveBooks.com. The company can be reached at (888) 833-4605.

About liveBooks
liveBooks, Inc. provides award-winning websites that serve as a business hub to help professionals in creative industries like photography, graphic design and interior design save time, promote their businesses and make more money. The company works with an extensive ecosystem of advisors, partners and consultants to deliver unrivalled products, services, partner applications and customer experiences through the powerful combination of small-business acumen, award-winning designs, a scalable platform and
extensible architecture. liveBooks is committed to customer success through design leadership, business integrity and its belief in the power of image and creativity to enable social change.

Media contact:
Marci J. Hait
Matter Communications
978-499-9250 Ext. 238
livebooks@matternow.com