Spanish artist Lorenzo Durán is known for his series of cut-away leaf art. His unique and detailed cutting work is mind blowing. After chosing the right ones, he washes and dries the leaves and carefully and patiently cuts away segments with a scalpel, resulting in these stunning geometrical shapes and\ nature inspired scenery. Duran creates his works in Guadalajara, Spain, and sells them via his website http://naturayarte.blogspot.com/p/inicio.html . However, you won’t find prices on his site. He sells his art “Voluntad” or “At Will”. It seems the buyer sets the price (except for shipping) based on what the buyer thinks is fair.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Toyger is an extraordinary cat breed which is actually a tiny tiger replica. Jennifer Santee has always had a thing for tigers and dreamed of having one as a pet. But knowing that wasn’t ever going to happen, she decided to make a tiger of her own, one that she could keep in her house. Together with a small group of cat breeders, she managed to create the Toyger, a breed designed “specifically to preserve the beauty of an exotic animal”. Toygers don’t have any tiger genes, their rusty color and dark stripes closely resemble those of the
Bengal tiger. But they are friendly and playful animals.
Monday, September 26, 2011
The snail caviar is invented by a Frenchman, Dominique Pierru. He had to find a way to “convince” his 180,000 snails to lay a large enough quantity of eggs, then soften and condition them. Snail Caviar is best served on toast or sage leaf, accompanied by a glass of champagne
Saturday, September 24, 2011
A capybara is the largest rodent on the planet but how is it like to have it as a pet? Melanie Typaldos, from
Texas found 11-day-old capybara named as Caplin Rous on a rare animal farm in and it instantly became a member of their family. He loves taking warm baths and swimming in the pool and accompanies the whole family on outings. Amazingly, Caplin Rous owns a blog, a MySpace and Twitter account (with 2,900 followers). Caplin Rous is definitely the world’s most famous Capybara. Texas
Monday, September 19, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
67-year-old Guinness Rishi , from
has 220 national flags tattooed on his body. He has started his effort at the top of his head, continued with his face, got a map of the world on his stomach, and plans to get his privates tattooed as well. India
Seattle Gum Wall is one of the most wacky attractions in the , I would rather say the most germ infected place where people stick their chewing gums on the wall! Located in Post Alley, under United States Park Place Market, the Gum Wall has its beginning in the early 1990s, when people, irritated that they had to wait in line to get tickets to the theater, stuck chewing gum on the wall. At first, they would use the gum to stick small coins to the wall, but in time, the tradition of the coins disappeared, and the gum remained. Now it is filled with thousands of pieces of chewing gum, of any color imaginable. And, as the wall grows, the chewing gum art becomes more sophisticated. You’ll find names written with pieces of gum, and symbols like hearts or the peace sign.
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Upon reaching the Snow World entrance, I received a call from the Genting Team Officer, who was waiting to welcome me and to hand over the contest prize. I was too excited that I forgot to snap a picture with the pleasant looking young lady. After redeeming the tickets for two, me and my fiance entered the locker room where we were also given winter coats, gloves and boots. The colourful winter coats seem to be eye-catching. I chose my favourite purple.
Inside the Snow World, the cold -4 C temperature was remarkable!I could see few add-ons to the Snow World which include the Igloo house, Iced Snow Man and various colour lightings. The showroom looks more spacious than before. It tempted me to snap a photo as a memory. However, honestly speaking I was disappointed to know that the price for a photo snap is RM40. Well, I feel that is really expensive. Too bad, still wanting a memory to be cherished, I did ask one of the cameramen to snap our photo.
Overall, we spent about 30-45 minutes exploring the Snow World. Prior exiting the Snow World, we claimed our photos at the counter. Well, I guess, the photography service need some improvement as the quality of the photos are not up to par. Otherwise, it was another wonderful experience at Snow World Genting Resort!
|My latest experience at Snow World, Genting Resort|
Monday, September 12, 2011
This cat has become an internet sensation, in
, after its owner took some pictures of her, reading a book. The cat seemed to have attraction towards pile of books, always trying to get a sneak peak, when her master was reading. Noticing her peculiar behavior, the man took a camera and immortalized the cat’s reading activity. China
At age 10, Cecilia Cassini is already an established fashion designer for kids. Cecilia Cassini, from California, began her career as fashion designer, when she was just 5 years old. She cut up her sister’s dress, and adjusted it to her own design. For her 6th birthday, she received a sewing machine and began taking sewing lessons. Cassini has her own manager, no other than Pilar DeMann, the woman behind the Kardashians’ rise to power.
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Zhang Dexuan, 66 from China’s Sichuan province, is the only artist in the world able to create detailed portraits from strands of human hair. Using just five simple tools and a magnifying glass, Zhang manages to created incredible portraits, from hundreds of hair strands collected from members of his family. The hair-woven portraits are just slightly bigger than a fingernail.
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Friday, September 9, 2011
The effort of producing rainbow roses was initiated in 2004 by two dutch companies, River Flowers and F.J. Zandbergen. They experimented and successfully grew a rose that had its petals rainbow colored. This is how it was done: The dyes are produced from natural plant extracts and are absorbed by the flowers as they grow. As petals get their nourishment through stem, the idea is to split the stem into several channels and dip each one in different colored water. This way all the colors will be drawn by the stem into petals and resultant rose will have all the colors in it. A set of 12 roses costs about £50.
Soap flowers are well-known in
and can be bought as souvenirs .These scented masterpieces originated in the villages around Chiang Rai. When the locals are not too busy working in the rice paddies, they practice carving on pieces of soap. Their hobby turned into a fine art, and the delicate soap flowers they sold at the local night markets soon captured tourists’ imagination. Thailand
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Hair Museum of Avanos, in Cappadocia is one of the weirdest museums in the world created by skilled Turkish potter Chez Galip. The walls, ceiling, and all other surfaces, except the floor, are covered with locks of hair from different women who have visited this place and pieces of paper with addresses on them. Apparently, the museum was started over 30 years ago, when one of Galip’s friends had to leave Avanos, and to leave him something to remember,, the woman cut a piece of her hair and gave it to the potter. Since then, the women who visited his place and heard the story gave him a piece of their hair and their complete address.