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The Grand Riders

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Peter Stаrг Returns to Taiwan, This Time Bringing Friends When I first rode with Taiwan’s Grand Riders the mostly octogenarian motorcyclists celebrated in TC Bank’s “Dream Rangers” commercial that was a viral YouTube sensation, I had such spirit-elevating experience I did not t ink it could possibly be improved upon. I was wrong. When I returned to Taiwan for the next Grand Riders event in October 2012, this time with nine other Americans accompanying me, the experience exceeded all expectations.

After my story “Taiwan’s Grand Riders” appeared (Apr. 2012 MC), I was approached by many readers to organize an

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THE GREAT NAIL TECH CHALLENGE ACCEPTED

Editor’s Note: In response to The Great Nail Tech Challenge that ran in last year’s Big Book, here’s a letter from one tech who accepted the challenge. Sara, what an awesome accomplishment! If you took the challenge to heart, we’d love to hear from you on which ones you tackled. E-mail Hannah.Lee@babbit.com.

BPA

Challenge #6: Suggest a service your client doesn’t normally get. I purchased a chemical heel peel product and when I see I won’t be able to remove a client’s heal callus «almost” completely, I suggest the peel. I apply it and it works while I’m doing her

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THE Gold standard

2 0 1 2 BMW R 1 2 0 0 G S versus 2 0 1 3 R 1 2 0 0 G S

«Shocked at the difference!”

“Amazed a bike can improve so much in one year.”

“As different as two bikes with the same name could possibly be.”

Test Ride participants had the opportunity to ride the 2012 and ’13 GS models back to back, and the results were dramatic. Tough they still look similar in silhouette and even on the spec sheet, BMW’s all-new R1200GS couldn’t be more different than the bike that it replaces, as the

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THE Gibraltar Company

The name is well chosen. Gibraltar indicates solidity, time lessness, something strong and lasting. Like The Gibraltar Company — the family-owned residential and commercial remodeling and building firm has been a steady presence in the same location for nearly 20 years, and its consistent work is as sterling as its rock-solid reputation

Gibraltar’s design staff is ready to assist in all aspects of the process of creating the remodel project of your dreams, from simple updating in any area to en¬tire home remodels, master suites or conventional room additions. They specialize in full remodeling of bathrooms, kitchens and other spaces

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The Gallery.

UNFORTUNATE LIE AT SELBORNE IN SA WOMEN’S OPEN.

English golfer Rebecca Hudson was horrified to find her golf ball lying within a dead branch from a palm tree next to the tenth green at Selborne in the final round of the SA Women’s Open. And a strong wind was blowing the branch about, so she was faced with a moving ball. When the branch stopped moving, a rules official gave her the bad news: she must play the ball as it lies, or deem it unplayable and take a penalty drop.

Natural objects such as dead branches are loose impediments,

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THE GALLERY: ZAHA HADID WORLD ARCHITECTURE, COPENHAGEN till September 29, 2013

ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS PRESENT AN EXPERIMENTAL UNIVERSE AT THEIR EXHIBIT IN DENMARK

Zaha Hadid in collaboration with design studios Kollision and Wahlberg, and The Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI) presents her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia at the Danish Architecture Centre. This exhibition presents a world of interactive architectural forms that are synonymous with Hadid’s styles along with an installation called Parametric Space. With the intention to merge design with geometry, the Iraqi-British architect showcases sophisticated towers, shell constructions, design objects and furniture through this unique amalgamation.

The Parametric Space is the key highlight and appears as a

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THE Future That BOMBED

THE NEXT BIG THINGS— THAT WEREN’T

OVER THE YEARS POP PHOTO has been pretty good at predicting future photo technology. “Pretty good,” though, does not mean “flawless.” And the photo industry has launched some, um, breakthrough products that should have stayed on the drawing board. Just take a look.

FUTURE INTERROGATIVE DEPT.

• February 1958: “Will [Video] Tape Replace Film?”

•April 1958: “Are Subminiatures a Threat to 35mm Supremacy?” •October 1958: “Will the Russians Beat Us to a Fully Automated Camera?”

•Sept. 1972: “Is 35mm Dead?”

•June 1975: “Can Photography Help Your Child Develop a Superbrain?”

•December 1978: “Serious 110

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THE FUTURE OS SYNTHESIS

There’s no way to predict exactly which directions synthesis will take in the future, and it’s highly possible that someone will come up with something mind-bendingly different that we’d never have dreamed of. However, there are definitely a few things that we can see happening over the next few years. Firstly, analogue emulations will continue to get better as the ability of computers to crunch numbers improves. Hopefully, though, this will be used in new and interesting ways that don’t seek simply to copy the designs of yesteryear. It’s only a matter of time until one of the big guns

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THE F-STOPS HERE

Jemima Greaves has spent the last few months learning the art of film photography. Now she embarks on her biggest challenge yet as she seeks to capture the delights of this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

After the extraordinary spectacle of the Glastonbury Festival, it was a nervous three-day wait to get my films processed.

I was eager to see whether the magic of those five days would be reflected in my images or get lost in translation. My heart beating faster than it had during the Rolling Stones, I opened the packet of negs to discover an entire roll of film

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THE FREEDOM OF THE COUNTRY

When Mariana Esterhuizen and her husband left the city, the dorp they moved to was a choice of the heart.

In 1983 my husband, Peter, and I decided 10 exchange our lifestyle from a city-bound existence for life in a country village. We spent many pleasant weekends visiting villages in search of the perfect place. We looked at the architecture and infrastructure of several dorpies, we compared the affordability of property in a number of them, we paid attention to how we could earn a living in a particular area, but it all became too confusing. In the end we

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