Tune in Wednesday September 16, 2009 for the one-hour episode of The Doctors titledÂ Health Trends and Controversial Cures.
DNA 11 created individual DNA Portraits for the showâ€™s hosts- Dr. Travis Stork, Dr. Jim Sears, Dr. Lisa Masterson, and Dr. Drew Ordon.
The DNA art featured on The Doctors TV show is the worldâ€™s most personal form of artwork on canvas.Â No two portraits will ever be the same.
We had a great time working with the show to create the portraits and we are excited to be a part of the new season!
Check your local listings for show times here. You do not want to miss the show.
It’s that time of year again â€“ time to go out and find the perfect Valentineâ€™s Day gift. Whether itâ€™s a Valentineâ€™s gift for him or for her; this year is the year to move past the classic chocolate, candles, and flowers by finding something you know theyâ€™ll remember for years to come.
Lately the biggest craze has been finding your loved one that perfect personalized gift and for years this meant a key chain with a name engraved or the ever popular â€śWorldâ€™s Best Boyfriendâ€ť mug. Well, lately the bar has been raised and now you can name a star after your loved oneÂ or even purchase them an acre of land on the Moon with the Lunar Registry.
Although both are really cool concepts â€“ do you think that weâ€™ll be packing up and moving to the Moon to make use of that acre any time soon? That Iâ€™ll leave to youâ€¦ But while you think about itâ€¦ why not find the ideal Valentineâ€™s Day gift personalized for him or for her with a piece of personalized DNA Art from DNA 11.
The DNA Mini Portrait is a great gift for the man looking for the latest in decor as it brings together art, technology, and pop culture at an affordable price. Measuring just 8â€ťx10â€ť the DNA Mini Portrait is perfect for the office or on a bedside table.
And for the perfect gift for her this Valentineâ€™s give her more than just a kissâ€¦ immortalize it with the KISS Portrait, from DNA 11. Add your lips and her lips on the same canvas and choose from lots of color combinations and sizes. DNA 11 has partnered with MÂ·AÂ·C Cosmetics and a portion of the sale of every KISS Portrait will go towards the MÂ·AÂ·C AIDS Fund.
So now youâ€™re probably asking yourself how you surprise someone with a portrait like this, and on top of that, how do you get someoneâ€™s DNA or lip print without them knowing? Not to worry, thatâ€™s been thought of too and it couldnâ€™t be easier. No, you wonâ€™t have to sneak into their bathroom and take a piece of hair from her brush or secretly find a way of getting the lip print.
All you have to do is order the gift kit; complete with a DNA gift card, instructions, collection kit and everything else they need to get started on the piece you selected. It even comes in a nice metal box so they have something to open on Valentineâ€™s. If you really arenâ€™t sure what they want you can order gift certificates too. It will be sent over to you for wrapping or sent right to your loved one by mail, or even by email, with a message from you.
So this Valentineâ€™s Day forget the bubble bath and the roses. Find your loved ones a truly personalized, one a kind gift and buy some DNA Art from DNA 11. There is still plenty of time to order and have your perfect gift ready before Valentineâ€™s Day.
I just received my DNA Ancestry DNA collection kit from dna.ancestry.com (a division of Ancestry.com).Â I ordered my kit online. The process was straight forward and very easy.Â I ordered the “Advanced Paternal Lineage Test (Y-Chromosome 46)” kit for $199.00 USD. Pricing starts as low as $149 for theÂ less precise and indepthÂ Chromosome 33 test.Â For some reason they recommend the less expensive Chromosome 33 test on the site but I wasn’t totally clear why.
The kit arrived by standard mail about two weeks later. The packaging is elegant and simple and just as easy to use as the site. It included:
In a few weeks I will be receiving my results by e-mail. I am very eager to see how this turns out. I will be posting my results for everyone to see.
For a complete overview visit dna.ancestry.com
Our friends at the Xprize Foundation invited us to be sponsors of this years event and we happily accepted the invitation. Last week Nazim and I flew down to San Francisco to attend the prestigious event and do some serious networking. We got to meet some very interesting people and rub shoulders with the likes of Richard Branson (Virgin media mogul), Google co-founders Larry Page (chairman of Xprize) and Sergey Brin, actor Robin Williams, and Al Gore’s wife, Tipper.
Over 2 Million dollars was raised at the event. DNA 11 contributed by donating our art for the silent auction and awarding each “vision circle” board member with their very own DNA 11 portrait.
DNA 11 founders with actor Robin Williams
Anousheh Ansari’s DNA portrait was presented to her on stage
Seems like we’re spending more time in New York these days then at home. I’m not complaining. As you can see by previous posts we love being in New York. Both Nazim and I were there for ten days. We met some amazing people as always. The main reason we were there was to exhibit at a huge event called NYIGF (New York International Gift Fair). Over 2500 exhibitors and 40,000 people. We had an amazing boothÂ and a great location. Thanks Jessica Lo for your help designing the booth. Here are a couple of pics…
Check it out. Let us know what you think.
We’ve been getting some great press coverage this year. I just did an interview with the Wall Street Journal today and HOW Magazine. Tomorrow I’m getting interviewed by Rob Walker the well-known and highly respected writer for the New York Times Magazine.Â He writes a great column called Consumed.Â Our friend Josh Spear just featured us on his very popular blog. These are allÂ world-classÂ media outletsÂ so we’re honored. Maxim magazine even did a small review on us last month. Not too many products could appear in all these magazines and publicationsÂ and appeal to such a broad base of readers. I guess that’s one thing that makes us special.
Â What we’reÂ really happy about is being highlighted as anideal holiday gift by ForbesLife Magazine (Dec. issue). So far the response has been great. The media has been fantastic to us and I hope it keeps on coming…
Â Here is the excerpt from Forbes:
“It’s So You! Ottawa-based DNA 11 updates the concept of the portrait for the C.S.I. era, transforming clients’ “genetic fingerprints” into abstract works of art. This complex-sounding procedure is actually a snap. The Canadian company mails out a collection kit. You swab the inside of your cheek, send in the sample, then select the size and color of your DNA portrait. Six to eight weeks later you can display your double helix for all to see. Priced from $390–$790. www.dna11.com. ”
We’re leaving for NY for a few days. Some really exciting projects on the works and we’re meeting with some pretty important people in the modern design/art world. Wish I could talk more about it! Stay tuned…
Â I love NY. The energy, the hustle and bustle, the people, the food. We always make sure we stay at “Boutique” hotels when we travel. Last time it was the QT hotel this time we’re going to try out Time Hotel. Unfortunately, Night Hotel was sold out. This is the best time of theÂ year to visit the Big Apple.
Things on our to-do list after we take care of business:
I’ll make sure I post some pics over the next few days.
What’s your favorite place or thing to do in NY? I want to hear your ideas…
What does a DNA 11 Glowframe portrait, a Dolce & Gabbana Motorola Razr, and a Virgin Galactic suborbital flight have in common? They were all named The Ultimate Holiday Luxury GiftsÂ by CNET. In total, 15Â brands were selected this year and the list alsoÂ included Lexus, Bang & Olufsen, Panasonic, and Lamborghini. IÂ like to call our art affordable luxury.
Our art starts at just $190 for a fingerprint portrait and makes the perfect gift. We’ll be updating the site next week with a special section for gift giving. Basically you give our kit (which comes in a metal gift box) and the recipient takes it from there. It includes everything needed to get started all the recipient needs to do is pick the color they want.