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Seasalt

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Seasalt is finally open at Alila Seminyak. A unique seafood restaurant, Seasalt is my second restaurant project after Cuca in Jimbaran. Check Seasalt website for more information: seasaltseminyak.com

Rest in Peace, Chris Cornell

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I read the news today oh boy, Chris Cornell just passed away at 52. Chris is, for me, the greatest rock singer of the in the last 20 years. His voice is raw yet very virtuosic - he is also an outstanding interpreter of various popular songs. His music writings is melodic, rebellious, and complex at the same time (unusual time signature, tight and dramatic chord sequences) - perhaps the most advance grunge songwriter among his peers. To remember his talent, here are some of Chris Cornell best live performances

OK Computer Turns 20

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While musical taste/preferences is always a subjective matter and varies from one ear to another, OK Computer's influence amongst artists is widely acknowledged; from Muse, Coldplay, brothers Jonathan (a self-proclaimed fan) & Christopher Nolan, to Brad Pitt and Tom Cruise.
TV shows Westworld and Black Mirror have also brought OK Computer back to the spotlight just less than a year from its 20th anniversary - what unites these shows isn't just anxiety about the future and technology but that they both have brought back the unofficial soundtrack to that feeling: OK Computer.
OK Computer is a retrospective view of the 21st century life made three years before it even started. And its lyrics "when I am king you will be first against the wall", "electioneering", "scrolling up and down I am born again", "bring down the government, they don't speak for us", "an empowered and informed member of society, pragmatism not idealism",…

The Architects and Designers of World's Finest Luxury Hotels

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Björk had Michel Gondry, Inez & Vinoodh, and Andrew Thomas Huang. Radiohead had Dilly Gent, and Pink Floyd had Hipgnosis - there are great artists behind great musicians' arts and visuals. Hotels have the same formula too. Here are some of the most celebrated and respected hotel architects and designers who helped bringing hotels' brand ideals into reality (feel free to add more in the comment box).

AB Concept W Algarve W Bali W Beijing Chang'an W Shuzou W Xian MGM Cotai
Adam Tihany The Beverly Hills Hotel Four Seasons Dubai International Financial Centre Four Seasons Resort Dubai at Jumeirah Beach Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Mandarin Oriental Las Vegas One&Only Cape Town
AvroKO 1 Hotel Central Park Carnevino (restaurant) Faith & Flower (restaurant) Swift & Sons (restaurant) The Temple House (restaurant)

InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort Bill Bensley Dorado Beach, a Ritz-Carlton Reserve InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort Park Hyatt Siem Reap Shinta Mani Resort Th…

OK OC Computer

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Radiohead will release OK OC Computer in vinyl for free (exclusive for rakyat kecil and UKM) #OKComputer20pic.twitter.com/tc2dXbzadK — radit mahindro (@raditmahindro) 2 May 2017