Monthly Archives: August 2012

INGRI:DAHL must be the luckiest company in the world!

Since we started INGRI:DAHL we’ve been touched by all the amazing and supportive people we’ve met. Complete strangers wants to help spread the word about INGRI:DAHL, such an example is Tweenbe who reached out a few weeks back and asked us if she could write an article on us. Thankfully there’s Google Translate (our high school French is long forgotten) so we could enjoy her French write-up on INGRI:DAHL (read it here!)

Midweek Motivation: Mauricio Fredes

We at INGRI:DAHL love to interview inspiring and motivational people for our weekly Midweek Motivation column. Reading about another person’s experiences or take on how to be successful give us a kick midweek to give a little extra at our designer 3D glasses company! This week we have interviewed the talented Mauricio Fredes from Chile. Enjoy!

1. Who are you and what do you do? I’m Mauricio Fredes, I’m 22, and I’m from Santiago, Chile. I’m an Image Design student.

2. Your favorite trip ever and why? I’ve always wanted to visit the Greek islands, landscapes attract me, the sea of course, all the history that surrounds them, and its architectural.

3. What is your favorite 3D movie and which one are you looking forward to? My favorite is Avatar and I’m waiting for The Hobbit!

4.Who is your style icon? My style icon is Emmanuelle Alt, the editor in chief of Vogue Paris, she always has a super urban look but also sophisticated. She can mix so amazing jackets of thousands of dollars with Topshop jeans and look super chic. Also I think her vision of fashion is reflected clearly in the magazine, making the Vogue Paris much more bold and edgy than the rest.

5. What are three things you can’t live without? My Iphone, my bed, my skinny jeans (..and all my shoes, and my family and friends.)

6. What is your advice to someone who is pursuing their passion as a career? My advice is to stick to the end, the most important thing is life is to do things that one loves is the only way to be truly happy. Be passionate about what you do leads you to do things better and to my right, better results are achieved. I also think that only with love for what you do, you can make real contributions to our careers, either new creations, strategies or simply new ways of looking at things. My best example of this is Grace Coddington.

Get inspired by Mauricio’s words and work a little harder the next hour (or day or rest of the week) to complete your goals for this week.

Cheers,

INGRI:DAHL crew

INGRI:DAHL 3D glasses featured on Tokyoholic

To read about Tokyoholic’s experience using INGRI:DAHL 3D glasses at the 3D movies, click here.

Ps. INGRI:DAHL ships designer 3D glasses worldwide!

INGRI:DAHL founders interviewed by El Tiempo

Read the interview here

 

Midweek Motivation: Eve Thomas

It is time for another Midweek Motivation interview. Some motivation to pick you up and give you some extra energy for the rest of the week is this week provided by Eve Thomas (Follow her on @EveLovesLuxury)

1. Who are you and what do you do?

I am Eve Thomas and I’m a writer and editor. I currently work on luxury magazines for automobile drivers, hotel guests and private jet owners. In my free time I write and direct plays and work on the non-profit blog The Greater Goods http://the greatergoods.org as well as on some other (top secret) media projects.

2. Your favorite trip ever and why?

Given my field, I don’t dare choose just one. I am about to record a segment on dream vacations for the Kelly Alexander Show. A few I’ll mention: Eden Rock in St. Barths. One of the few cases where a tropical hotel’s reality is even better than the photos. I stayed in the 16,000-square-foot Villa Rockstar, which has a private gym and recording studio with the mixing board John Lennon used on “Imagine.”

Also, I’ve got to mention the Shangri-La Hotel Paris. I’ve never been big on the Eiffel Tower before, not even when I lived in Paris. So clichéd, right? But it’s hard not to fall in love with it when it’s right there, across the Seine from the hotel. I could even see it from my bathtub.

3. What is your favorite 3D movie and which one are you looking forward to?


Prometheus was excellent because the 3D was seamless until they really wanted to impress you – like with the glowing maps and blueprints of the universe. As a good Canadian, I should probably say I’m most excited for Life of Pi. And I should really get around to reading the book.

4.Who is your style icon?

My childhood heroes taught me everything I know about fashion (and feminism): Betty and Veronica, Elvira, Phyllis Nefler from Troop Beverly Hills, Veronica Sawyer from Heathers and Pippi Longstocking. I also feel Little Edie Beale is a kindred spirit because I often wrap sweaters around my head.

5. What are three things you can’t live without?

Magazines (whatever you think of the state of print, they make the gym bearable and baths more pleasurable), my passport and pens, which I take from every hotel I visit. To paraphrase Mitch Hedberg, when you’ve got a great idea in the middle of the night you either have to find a pen or convince yourself it’s not a great idea after all.

6. What is your advice to someone who is pursuing their passion as a career?

It depends on the person and their passion. For some people, especially artists, it’s actually the worst thing they can do. It turns something they love, like photography or illustration, into a daily grind. On the other hand, there’s probably never been a better time for artists to take command of their own careers. My advice: know when to compromise and always have some personal projects going on the side. And get everything in writing.

Thanks for great answers, Eve!

Midweek Motivation: Designer Pat behind fashion label, Dresstronomy

1. Who are you and what do you do?

Hi I am Pat from Singapore – I am one of the designers for our own fashion label, Dresstronomy.

About dresstronomy
The independent fashion label brings prêt-à-porter collections that embrace femininity and sensuality in an understated way. From the conceptualization of structure and cut, fabric selection, creation of finer details to the final masterpiece – designs are kept minimalistic yet intricate, classic yet novel. The designers continue to be inspired with fresh concepts and themes, injecting new twists on classic silhouettes, creating contemporary designs for vivacious women who love, laugh and celebrate life.

2. Your favorite trip ever and why?

I LOVE all my trips, being in completely new and fresh settings, meeting new people and hearing their experiences are always very inspiring to me.

I particularly enjoyed myself in Melbourne. We were on a road trip from Melbourne city centre down the entire Great Ocean Road coast, passing by the awesome 12 apostles, spending our nights in cottages right smack in the middle of wineries (great idea if you intend to get tipsy, which we were most of the time). We spent our days ogling at whatever nature had to offer (which was pretty splendid), and our nights sipping champagne with grapes and strawberries. The food was glorious – the ingredients were amazingly fresh. It was also the first trip I took with the love of my life, who has since become my husband. It was simply magical.

3. What is your favorite 3D movie and which one are you looking forward to?

It has to be Avatar – The make-believe world of avatars and the love story came alive in 3D, teleporting me right into the midst of the action.

I don’t have any 3D movies I am particularly looking forward to but I really do wish someone will make Jurassic Park come alive in 3D. Dinos are a thing of the past, so imagine how awesome it would be to experience in 3D, the grand dinos grazing around in the open pastures or ferociously charging at you. All the excitement without the dangers – what’s there not to love!

4.Who is your style icon?

I don’t have a style icon. I love way too many beautiful things to stay faithful to a singular style. But I do have designers I look up to and hope to emulate. Elie Saab is one of them – I love the intricacy of his designs (the beading, draping, cuts), fashion is truly an art form when it’s an Elie Saab.

5. What are three things you can’t live without?

Christ, Family and Friends – these are core to who I am, and who I want to be.

6. What is your advice to someone who is pursuing their passion as a career?

Enjoy every moment of your life. Don’t be afraid to take chances, you never know till you have taken the first step out. We designed our pieces with an image of the Dresstronomy woman – The Dresstronomy woman doesn’t care for half measures, she is vivacious and dynamic, she loves, she laughs and she celebrates life.

Midweek Motivation: Dorina Lanza

1. Who are you and what do you do?
I’m Dorina Lanza, born in Italy, raised in the US, and CEO of White Tiger Group, LLC, [a holding company for my various entrepreneurial endeavors]. I am a Master Business Coach; Overeducated Biz Mentor; Ski, Beach & Luxury Lifestyle Bum; Rocket Scientist; Pyrotechnician; & then Some! . . .

I specialize in working with entrepreneurs to identify and strategically align their businesses not only around their true passion but around their true identity. The result is to double their income, cut their work time in half, and get them on the fast-track to building an automated business that will be more successful than they ever dreamed possible.

2. Your favorite trip ever and why?
My trip back to Italy at age 17. I went to stay with my cousins in Milano and then the Italian Riviera [where we had the run of the house – my 19 year old cousin was in charge – no adults in sight – oh my!]. During that trip I built relationships that are as strong, over four decades later, as they ever have been – I made friends for life over that summer!

3. What is your favorite 3D movie and which one are you looking forward to?
Alice in Wonderland . . . Love Tim Burton and Johnny Depp! Looking forward? I don’t know! You must tell me what is coming out!

4.Who is [are] your style icon[s]?

Karl Lagerfeld, Yves St. Laurent, Oscar de la Renta, Giorigio Armani, . . .

5. What are three things you can’t live without?
Champagne, My Cats, and My Great Relationships!

6. What is your advice to someone who is pursuing their passion as a career?
I agree that pursuing one’s passion as a career is a good thing and I would go a step beyond. It is not just about pursuing your passion – it’s about going beyond your passion and finding your real “reason for being”. That takes you to your core – your true identity. That is from where you want to emanate to create your ideal life.

Your passion can change, it is but a manifestation of your true identity. However, your “reason for being”, your core, does not change . . . In fact, your “reason for being” is generally formed by the time you exit your teens and stays with you for a life time. Stick with it and you will never go wrong.

Also, most people think “inside the box”. They go from the “what” to the “how” to the “why” – outside in thinking which makes you look like everybody else in the field. Outside the box, on the other hand, the competition is very low . . . that is where you want to be. So, go from your “why” [reason for being], then figure out the “how” [your passion], and then get to the “what”. . . inside out thinking is what differentiates you from the pack. Your competition will not be able to touch you if you do this right.

So, find what your “reason for being” is, build everything you do around it [and if you have a business you can just realign it – no need to throw out your success to date ;-)], and you will never “work” a day in your life!

Have a great day! 🙂 INGRI:DAHL crew

INGRI:DAHL 3D Glasses to be featured on Crowdhut.com

We are proud to announce that INGRI:DAHL 3D glasses will take part in the brand new Crowdhut.com concept launching in September. Recently CrowdHut Chairman + CEO Philip Reicherz was interviewed on Bloomberg News – congrats on such a phenomenal exposure!

Crowdhut Chairman and CEO, Philip Reicherz, interview by Emily Chang on Bloomberg West

CrowdHut is a one-stop-shop where you’ll get to snag the cool products and services, such as INGRI:DAHL 3D glasses, funded on sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. If you can’t wait for their September launch you can email CrowdHut admin team at admin@crowdhut.com to request BETA access.