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ELECTRIFYING PHOTOS
FOR SPA INTERIORS
Want something different to decorate your spa? Then
you might want to turn to the work of Californian-
based artist Robert Buelteman, who’s spent the last 10
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years developing a technique to capture the image of OBER
electric currents passing through plants.
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Buelteman places each plant on a metal board
before 80,000 volts are sent through it. As the plant TEMAN@2009,
lights up, Buelteman – who works in total darkness
– captures the moment by passing a fi bre optic cable
over the subject. The cable projects a beam of light, and

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So far, Buelteman has created 80 images that uniquely
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capture the ephemeral beauty of plants. His work can
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already be viewed in the Sense spa at Rosewood Sand
Hill in California, as well as in Miami’s Fontainebleau
hotel spa. Details: www.buelteman.com
DISNEY-FICATION
Spas for children are popping up
across the globe, with Disney a
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particularly popular theme.
The Gran Hotel La Florida in
MICKEY MOUSE
Barcelona, Spain, has launched
a children’s spa menu based on
Disney characters and themes.
The Fantasia menu includes
Sleeping Beauty facials as well as
Cinderella pedicures and is aimed
at six- to 12-year-olds. Details:
www.hotellafl orida.com
In June 2008, the second Disney
salon for children (pictured, left)
A SPA-CE ODYSSEY FOR
– the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique –
opened in the Magic Kingdom at
THE WYNN LAS VEGAS
Walt Disney World in Florida.
The spa at The Wynn Las Vegas, US,
has partnered with the Zero Gravity
snail secretions in skincare
Corporation (ZERO-G) to offer a weekend
package where guests can soar into luxury.
Participants receive spa treatments
“When it was discovered that handlers müller glycoconjugate – to protect, at The Wynn spa before partaking in a
on a Chilean snail farm had exceptionally moisturise, heal and renew its skin. ZERO-G experience – fl oating in complete
smooth hands, the beauty industry took The skincare company collects this weightlessness on board G FORCE ONE,
notice,” wrote Emily Hebert in an online substance – in a method that apparently a modifi ed Boeing 727-200 aircraft at Las
article entitled Bizarre Beauty Rituals. doesn’t harm the snail – and stablises Vegas’ McCarran International Airport.
One such company is US skincare it to use within products to protect, The fl ight lasts for approximately two
brand Bioskincream, which gathers a deeply moisturise, renew and trigger the hours and delivers 15 weightless intervals,
fl uid ingredient produced by a species of regeneration of skin damaged by acne, each lasting about 30 seconds. The aircraft
the brown garden snail known as helix injuries, over-stretching, photo-ageing interior has padded fl oors and walls and
aspersa müller. When stressed, the snail or dermatological/medical treatments. video cameras. Details: www.gozerog.com
secretes a substance – helix aspersa Details: www.bioskincream.com
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