Ikea Augmented Reality Catalog for 2013. Blows Me Away!

Its amazing how far Ikea has come along.  A company that gave people vivid living rooms, bedrooms and more with their beautiful furniture.  I remember how colorful and exciting their catalogs were.  It was always exciting to pick one up and imagine how your present or future home would look like with all their furniture.

During my years in college, Ikea catalogs were iconic.  Every time I had a guest over during my college years, they always picked up the Ikea catalog.  Now 10 years later, they have pushed the envelop and took it to a whole new level.

Their new catalog is for the Apple iPad, iPhone, and Android smart phones.  These catalogs are beautiful and only a video can really show you how it works.

Available for download July 31 2012

Watch below, and be amazed.

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Cars Land Photos

I wanted to upload and show some more photos that I took of the amazing new addition to Disneyland California Adventure.  The beginning of Cars Land is so reminiscent of the movie’s introduction to Radiator Springs.  The street is Route 66 and really shines at night with the neon lights that surround the buildings and landscape.

Included in this area are eateries, shops, and amusement park rides.

The three new rides are

– Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree which is a more modern and slower take on the Mad Tea Cups in the main park.

– Luigi’s Flying Tires is another update to an older Disneyland ride called Flying Saucers which is like a large air hockey table and tires that you sit in.  The cool thing about this ride is that there is a play area next to it where kids can play on the jungle gym and or relax while parents wait in line.

– Radiator Springs Racers is the largest ride and addition to California Adventure. With a reported cost of $200 million dollars this ride is definitely one to not miss.  With a  wait time as of June 17th of 180 minutes (3 hours), this ride will have park goers filling up Radiator Springs for quite some time.  Radiator Springs Racer is a slot car type ride with an introduction through the beginning and with a out of control race after.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised of the overhaul that has been taking up most of my annual pass.  The imagination of the creators of the park is mind blowing.  The city really comes alive at night with the neon lights along with the hustle and bustle of guests taking photos and admiring the city.  With a couple of days left before my pass expires, my current goal is to get on Radiator Springs Racers.