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Daphne Guinness for Tatler Hong Kong, March 2012

In photographs by Markus + Indrani. Continue »

Victoria’s Secret New 2012 Collection

Victoria’s Secret angels Candice Swanepoel, Adriana Lima and Jasmine Tookes in photo session by Russell James. Continue »

LoveStore: Erotic Accessories Advertisements

“Make Love, Not War”. Amazing! Continue »

Photo of the Day: The Broken Hull of the Rena

The broken hull of the Rena is tossed by heavy sea swells on Astrolabe reef near Tauranga, New Zealand, where it has been lodged since October. Maritime New Zealand on Thursday charged the owners of the Rena, Daina Shipping with discharging harmful substances from the vessel. The charge carries a maximum fine of $489,000 plus another $8,100 for each day the offense continues. (Maritime New Zealand) Click image to zoom.

Combo: Provocative French Street Art

On a recent trip to Chernobyl, French street artist Combo left behind something memorable: a mural of The Simpsons. Combo is known for using iconic characters to make a statement, and this image continues the trend. The nuclear power plant in the background looks a lot more menacing here, but I also think there’s something really interesting about such a happy, cheery image juxtaposed against the aftermath of a horrible tragedy. Continue »

Rihanna Says Goodbye to Golden Tresses, Back to Black Locks and Cropped Side

Rihanna’s constantly changing hair styles and colors are always in the news and she is an innovator when it comes to coloring hair and coming up with new styles. It was not long ago that the Bajan beauty had her hair colored blonde with dark roots, and now, just before the release of her debut movie “Battleship,” she has gone back to black again, with the hair near the temple of her left ear cropped really short. Continue »

La Candelaria in Spain: Penitents Dress like Members of Ku Klux Klan… for the Past 500 Years

The Spanish celebration of La Candelaria kicks off as penitents remember the anniversary of the day when Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem forty days after his birth. The feast kicks off every year during holy week and is part of the East tradition in Spain. Towns and cities across host large processions as penitents are seen in their hooded clothes. Religious statutes are carried through the streets on the shoulders of participates as people make their way, celebrating Easter.

Many in the United States might be concerned that hooded attire represents the sinister group known as the Ku Klux Klan. However, this tradition has taken place in Spain for approximately 500 years.

Penitents of “La Candelaria” brotherhood walk to their church during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. (Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo) Continue »

Titanic Artifacts To Go To Highest Bidder At 100-Year Anniversary Auction: Who Will Buy $189 Million Collection?

The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage from England to the United States, killing over 1,500 of its 2,200 passengers on board. As the 100-year anniversary draws near, interest in the ship is peaking.

The bidding for the largest ever sale of Titanic artifacts closed on Monday and the winner is set to be announced at a press conference on April 11. The auction contains more than 5,500 items recovered between 1987 and 2004 from the final resting place of the Titanic, over 12,000 feet below the Atlantic Ocean.

A pocket watch recovered from the RMS Titanic is on display during the Titanic Auction preview by Guernsey’s Auction House. (Reuters) Continue »

Miami Marlins New Uniforms, Stadium: MLB Opening Day 2012

The Miami Marlins‘ 2012 season opening night game against the St. Louis Cardinals takes place on Wednesday, and the Marlins are ready to play in their brand-new stadium — while wearing their new uniforms.

Team members first showed off their new threads at a press conference in November. The new uniforms — with their colorful logos — are a drastic change from the old teal and silver pattern color scheme.

Team members of the Miami Marlins showed off their new uniforms back in November. (Reuters / Andrew Innerarity) Continue »

Seahawks Uniforms: Twitter Responds To Teams Uniform Makeover

The Seahawks haven’t made any significant changes to their uniforms since 2002, but that all changed yesterday when the team unveiled their new uniforms. While fan reactions on Twitter from been iffy over the new changes, Walter Thurmond, third-year cornerback from the University of Oregon has not only checked out the new Seahawks uniform, but gave it a feel.

According to the Seahawks website, Thurmond wore the new uniforms for a sneak preview and gave it “two raised gloves, and two extended palms, up.” Being dubbed by Thurmond as “new age,” the cornerback explains that “it’s transitioning from where we are as an organization and where the league is going.”

All new Billabong x Tom Veiga Collection

The Artist and Brazilian designer Tom Veiga is the creator of the Waves Series illustrations. The bold yet simplistic cubist illustrations are inspired by the shapes, sensations and feelings that waves, sun and surfing evoke.

His work is characterized by many colors, moving in a few strokes, he always tries to explore each wave in details and to reflect the wave with a design vision. Tom also uses his art as a form of environment awareness. He is a member of Save The Waves, a foundation that aims to preserve the oceans and beaches, of the Ocean Artists Society and of Surfrider Foundation. Continue »

XCVB / Collection of Spring 2012

UK clothing brand XCVB released their new collection of Spring 2012. Take a look. Continue »

Photo of the Day: Pitbulls in Steel Drum Cages

More than 200 pitbulls and other breeds are chained in their respective steel drum cages at a coffee farm lot in San Pablo city, Philippines following their rescue from South Korean nationals. Dozens of pitbulls rescued from the dogfighting ring will be put down starting Tuesday by the activists, who said there are no facilities to rehabilitate them and prevent them from again being used in underground arenas. (Bullit Marquez/Associated Press) Click image to zoom.

Monstrous 48-Foot Snake Related to Boa Constrictors Brought Back to Life

This 2,500-pound, 48-foot-long prehistoric snake was found near fossilized plants, giant turtles and crocodiles dating back to the Paleocene epoch, more than 60 million years ago when the world’s first known rainforest existed, and dinosaurs no longer ruled the Earth. Displayed at a new exhibition at the Natural History Museum, the massive 48-foot predator could swallow a whole crocodile without showing a bulge. Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile. (Smithsonian Institute) Continue »

“Bloodline Series”

A man walks past a painting titled “Bloodline Series” by Chinese artist Zhang Xiaogang at the Seoul Auction in Hong Kong. Auctioneers have sold 10 paintings seized from a South Korean bank that collapsed last year amid a corruption scandal to raise $2.4 million to help repay depositors. (Kin Cheung/Associated Press)