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World’s Biggest Yacht “Eclipse” Berthed in New York City

The Eclipse, reported to be the largest private yacht in the world, is viewed docked at a pier in New York on February 19, 2013 in New York City. The boat, which measures 557ft in length and is estimated to cost 1.5 billion US dollars, is owned by Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich and arrived into New York on Wednesday. Photos by Spencer Platt.

Eclipse is a luxury motor yacht constructed by Blohm + Voss in Hamburg, Germany. Its exterior and interior were designed by Terence Disdale Design and its naval architect was Francis Design. The yacht was delivered to Russian businessman Roman Abramovich on 9 December 2010. At 163.5 metres (536 ft) long, Eclipse is the world’s largest private yacht, 0.5 metres (1 ft 8 in) longer than the Dubai, which belongs to Sheikh Mohammed, the ruler of Dubai. The yacht’s cost has been estimated at €340 million (approx. US$475M as of September 2011), but a September 2009 report indicated that final costs could approach €800 million (US$1.12B). Continue »

The Brighton Tattoo Convention

Jen Lovell from Swansea poses for a portrait in Brighton, southern England February 16, 2013. Brighton hosts “The Brighton Tattoo Convention” this weekend, an annual two-day gathering which attracts visitors, performers and tattoo artists from around the world. (Toby Melville/Reuters) Continue »

Crysis 3 Nanosuit

Dancing on Ice judge and ex Pussycat Doll, Ashley Roberts is painted to look like she’s wearing a Nanosuit like Phophet, the hero of the Crysis franchise, to help promote the launch of new video game Crysis 3, out from February 22 on Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and PC. (Lou Denim/MMP/PA)

Photo of the Day: The Biggest Wave

Australian surfer Marti Paradisis rides a wave near Pedra Branca Rock, south of Tasmania in the Southern Ocean. Paradisis won the ‘Biggest Wave’ section of the Australasian Big Wave Awards, which included $20,000 prize-money. Picture taken November 2012. (REUTERS/Andrew Chisholm/Big Wave Awards)

Photo of the Day: Winter Day

People shield themselves from the snow as they walk along the Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic. (Vit Simanek/Associated Press)

The 80th Lemon Festival in Menton, France

Big Ben, made with lemons and oranges, is displayed during the 80th Lemon Festival in Menton, France. The theme for the festival, which involves over 300 professionals working on the project and 145 tons of citrus fruits, is “Around the World in 80 Days.” (Lionel Cironneau/Associated Press) Continue »

Photo of the Day: The Emperor Penguins

Paul Nicklen of Canada won 1st Prize in the Nature Stories category for his photographs of Emperor Penguins. Scientists discover that Emperor Penguins are capable of tripling their swimming speed by releasing millions of bubbles from their feathers. These bubbles reduce the friction between their feathers and the icy seawater, allowing them to accelerate in the water. (Paul Nicklen/ National Geographic Magazine)

Chaotic Notes

Brothers Smiles studio published their latest project which explores the relation between chaos and beauty of creative process, which happens in every composers mind. Continue »

In Russia – Meteorites, at PIXERS – Whole UNIVERSE!

Fantastic “Space Odyssey” collection of wall murals from PIXERS. Continue »

Unseen Photos of the 1965 Rolling Stones

An exhibition at Los Angeles’ Dilettante gallery showcased 23 rare photographs capturing candid moments of the Rolling Stones on their 1965 American tour. The photos that make up ‘Found: Photographs of the Rolling Stones’ were only recently discovered in an unmarked box at a Southern California estate sale. The exhibit marks the first time these images have been shown to the public.

Shot in Savannah, Ga., and Clearwater, Fla., in the spring of 1965, the pictures show the now legendary rock group in their youth, relaxing as the British Invasion of rock swept the States. The collection shows the carefree innocence of the Stones, along with their founding member and road manager Ian Stewart, just when they were on the verge of superstardom. Continue »

Go Outside Magazine – Jailhouses

Print campaign for Go Outside Magazine. Art direction by Felipe Luchi. Continue »

Motivating Posters for Your Startup

Motivating posters for your startup by StartupVitamins. It is your dose of motivation – inspirational quotes on posters – to motivate your startup and stay focused on what’s important. Continue »

“Bloco da Lama” (‘Mud Block’) Carnival in Brazil

Revelers participate in the traditional Bloco da Lama (Mud block) carnival in Parati, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil, on February 9, 2013. The event, which was begun by two men in a playful manner in 1986, has now become a traditional carnival in which participants disguised as primitives with rags, lianas or skulls and bones, dive in the mud. (Photos by Victor Moriyama/AFP Photo) Continue »

Nikopicto

Nikopicto is a Hong Kong based company with a French touch. They’re specialized in 3D print, 3D animation and design. Continue »

Thriving since 1960, my garden in a bottle: Seedling sealed in its own ecosystem and watered just once in 53 years

David Latimer first planted his bottle garden in 1960 and last watered it in 1972 before tightly sealing it shut ‘as an experiment’. The hardy spiderworts plant inside has grown to fill the 10-gallon container by surviving entirely on recycled air, nutrients and water.

For the last 40 years it has been completely sealed from the outside world. But the indoor variety of spiderworts (or Tradescantia, to give the plant species its scientific Latin name) within has thrived, filling its globular bottle home with healthy foliage. Yesterday Mr Latimer, 80, said: ‘It’s 6ft from a window so gets a bit of sunlight. It grows towards the light so it gets turned round every so often so it grows evenly. ‘Otherwise, it’s the definition of low-maintenance. I’ve never pruned it, it just seems to have grown to the limits of the bottle.’

The bottle garden has created its own miniature ecosystem. Despite being cut off from the outside world, because it is still absorbing light it can photosynthesise, the process by which plants convert sunlight into the energy they need to grow. Continue »