Disney announced that it is taking its new interactive store design to an additional twelve countries by the end of 2012. The first redesigned store opened at The Shops at Montebello in California in July, 2010. The stores have interactive features, like the Princess Magical Mirror. The redesigned stores also feature theaters, magical trees and pixie dust trails. Take a look:
The city of Sendai, Japan recently held the grand opening of its first newly-designed location. Other countries that will get redesigned Disney stores this year include China and Italy. More U.S. Disney stores will also be redesigned in 2012. They include Tyson's Corner Center in McLean, Virginia; Christiana Mall in Newark, Delaware; South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, California; Queens Center in Elmhurst, New York; West Field Valley Fair Mall in Santa Clara, California; and Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia, California.
The use of smartphones has been linked to posture problems. People tend to hold cellphones a certain way, which usually involves a slighty hunched over posture. This posture can strain muscles in the neck and upper back. Dr. Alton Baron, an orthopedic surgeon at St. Luke's Roosevelt Hospital, told CBS News, "We are straining our muscles, both in our necks and our upper backs and our shoulders to accommodate the farthest position and then we spend so long doing it."
Coco Rocha and a cute Weimaraner star in the Spring/Summer 2012 campaign for Longchamp. Coco can be seen playing with the dog on a street. The puppy will not takes its eyes off Coco. The campaign also features model Liisa Winkler. You can see more photographs from the campaign here.
Toshiba launched three new camcorders at CES 2012. The cameras each record in 1080p full HD. The Camileo Clip ($99.99) is a rugged, portable camcorder that can be clipped on to clothing or a belt to record video footage. The Camileo AIR10 ($149, pictured above) wa designed to make it easy for users to record and wirelessly upload HD video. It also doubles as a wireless webcam. The Camileo Z100 3D ($219, pictured below) is a full HD barrel-style camcorder which contains a 2.8-inch glasses-free 3D LCD touchscreen. Toshiba says the cameras will be available in the first half of this year.
Here is a video that shows how Chanel and Karl Lagerfeld made its amazing Spring 2012 campaign that features models doing gymnastics on the beach. Actual gymnastics equipment was brought to the beach for the campaign, which was shot by Karl Lagerfeld at at the Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on the French Riviera. The campaign stars models Saskia de Brauw and Joan Smalls. The song is the video is "If You Come Over" by Andrea Perry. Take a look:
Gisele Bundchen is the face of a new capsule eyewear collection from Versace, called Etoile de la Mer. The campaign was photographed by Mert Ala and Marcus Piggott in California. Gisele is also the face of Versace's Spring 2012 campaign, see here.
Razer launched Naga Hex, a lick looking gaming mouse, at CES 2012. The mouse was designed to be used for action RPG and MOBA games. Razer says the mouse can accurately register up to 250 clicks per minute. It contains six large mechanical thumb buttons that gamers can use to map their 6 favorite spells, abilities and items. The mouse can be ordered here from Razer for $79.99.