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Hudson and the W Hotels - Wonderlust

Photograph by Alexander Chow-Stuart. It's hard to imagine that it is approaching a year since Hudson celebrated his seventh birthday with a trip to Apple to meet Jony Ive - Hudson, Apple and Jonathan Ive - and with a stay at his beloved W Hotel, this time in San Francisco - see Hudson And The W Hotel Hollywood: A Love Story:) I still love this LED fan the W San Francisco was kind enough to give to Hudson and Paradise, as part of Hudson's birthday treat. The fan lights up as it spins and reads "W Hotel" and also "Wonderlust." Simple but very beautiful. We have a different treat in store for Hudson this year...and for Paradise, too. But Hudson still loves the W with a passion, and sends special love to Sandi Baker at Starwood Buzz, the W Hollywood (the starting point of his love affair), the W San Diego and the W San Francisco.  We'd like to add the W Maldives and the W Bali to the agenda one of these days...and I believe a W Marrakech has a

Stay Focused & Keep Hacking

Facebook all-night hackathon - via Emily Price @mashable

Facebook All-Night Hackathon

Facebook hosts all-night hackathon leading up to IPO. Mark Zuckerberg speaks at FB HQ in Menlo Park - via Emily Price at @mashable

Ang Lee's The Life of Pi - An Inspirational Preview

Ang Lee's The Life of Pi (Courtesy: 20th Century Fox). The Wrap is reporting that genius Chinese/Taiwanese-born director Ang Lee's spectacular new 3D film, The Life of Pi , based on Yann Martel's 2001 fantasy novel, is the sensation of the CinemaCon convention, casting more predictable blockbusters, such as Peter Jackson's The Hobbit and Ridley Scott's Prometheus, into the shade. Lee - whose films have ranged from the extraordinarily moving The Ice Storm , the equally powerful, Oscar-winning Brokeback Mountain , through the thrills and astonishing beauty of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon  to the more gentle but still controversial romantic comedy, The Wedding Banquet  (Lee's American debut as a director) - has an almost unrivaled ability to take whatever material he is working with and find its deepest emotional roots. Writing in The Wrap, Brent Lang commented that, " If Avatar was 3D's Birth of a Nation , then Ang Lee's Life of Pi m

We Are Stardust... (Astonishing VIDEO)

The Most Astounding Fact from Max Schlickenmeyer . Video from KarmaTube Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson tells us what astonishes him most about our universe: that the atoms comprising our bodies are literally made of star-dust. "So that when I look up at the night sky and I know that yes, we are part of this universe, we are in this universe, but perhaps more important than both of those facts is that the universe is in us," he says. "There is a level of connectivity" - which is what most of us want in life: to feel connected, relevant. (Courtesy of KarmaTube ) This video is just astonishingly beautiful - and connects on so many different levels. I was thinking of Joni Mitchell's song Woodstock the other day, and its beautiful refrain: "We are stardust, we are golden And we've got to get ourselves back to the Garden." This also is the essence of Buddhism: that the cosmos, including us, is one inseparable wonder. Things, includin