The Burj Al Arab (“Tower of the Arabs”, also known as “Arab Sail”) is a 7 star luxury hotel located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. At 321 m (1,050 ft), it is the second tallest building in the world used exclusively as a hotel. The Burj Al Arab stands on an artificial island 280 m (920 ft) out from Jumeirah beach, and is connected to the mainland by a private curving bridge. It is an iconic structure, designed to symbolize Dubai’s urban transformation and to mimic the sail of a boat.
Accommodations start from a modest $1000 and extend to a substantial $28,000 per night; or you can get a visitor’s pass for $100 and just “check out” the hotel.
Who wouldn’t love to stay on this hotel? Would you also like to have a weekend at Burj Al Arab?
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Only the authors of the projects can explain why their buildings are turned upside down. The tiny village of Szymbark adorns one of these upside down houses, by the way, you see it on the main photo. This creative project was completed by a Polish businessman and philanthropist named Daniel Czapiewski in 2007. Typically, his company builds houses in three weeks, but this project took 114 days because the workers were slightly confused by the structural design. Why was it necessary to put the house upside down? Daniel asserts that it is his view on the current state of the world. I can hardly argue with him. But Czapiewski was not the first. Wonderworks Upside Down Building in Florida was opened in 1998. There are also upside down in California, South Korea, café in Japan and so on.
As opposed to the ads we’re fed with on TV or other traditional venues, ambient ads (see here and here) jump into our lives in way more unexpected places, and it’s usually this element of surprise that makes us stop and look again. Usually well thought-through and witty, ambient ads incorporate the product into our every-day places and ordinary objects, making it feel a lot closer to us than traditional ads.
It all began when the power of traditional media started declining, giving the way for the innovative off-the-shelf advertising ideas. Ambient ads started appearing in the British media jargon around 1999 and have been actively evolving ever since.
Some of the ambient ads out there may shock you, entertain you or even make you laugh – so what would be your reaction to these?
National Geographic is once again holding their annual Photo Contest, with the deadline for submissions. For the past eight weeks, they have been gathering and presenting galleries of submissions, encouraging readers to rate them as well. National Geographic was again kind enough to let me choose some of their entries. Collected below are 47 images from the three categories of People, Places and Nature. Captions were written by the individual photographers.
The National Geographic Photography Contest featured lots of fabulous entries.
We have listed 47 photos from – National Geographic Photography Contest
Kanana Camp, Botswana. Pulling over by the side of the road to watch a grazing giraffe, we spotted an amber head lurking behind a small mound. A hungry lioness. Watching, waiting, camera to my eye, she eventually chose her moment and pounced just as the giraffe sensed danger. The lioness gave chase, but failed. Hungry, she lay down, invisible, in the grass not ten feet from us and waited again. (Photo and caption by Alex Tan)
We have listed the best 38 photos from the world National Geographic Photography Contest. Click and have a look. Tell us which one do You like most?
I could not believe these book cutting sculptures. Because it is really very difficult to cut the papers to get the shape of human face. and each paper has different size and comparing previous paper, then cutting is not easy. It looks like realistic face, in which the lip and teeth are properly created. To most people, making a paper plane could be one of the simplest thing to do. It’s the simplest and easiest form of paper art, for this case a flying art. However, there’s a special minority who takes thing to the next level. They can turn the basic form of origami – which is folding a paper in half – together with a little cutting, folding, bending, shaping, and more paper folding, into an utmost creative artwork you have ever seen.
But the simplest thing to make for Calvin Nicholls is making – Paper Sculptures
Our affection to animals is a great one. Apart from human begins, animals are also a favorite subject of photos because most of them look adorable, and we all love to capture their cute and funny movement. Even tho life gets hard every now and then, they remind us that everything will be ok. Studies have even shown that owning a dog or cat can reduce stress.
Who wouldn’t have a pet like those :) Click here to see many other funny and inspiring animal pictures.
Steampunk is the mating of technology (gadgets) and romance, breeding some of the most wickedly cool gadget’s and art you’ve ever seen. It’s cool and brass-clad sexy. With a post apocalyptic type of rebellion, Steampunk enthusiast mod almost everything you can imagine and then some. This amazing urban art movement was birthed on the Internet, so it’s no wonder hi-tech hardware hackers are romancing technology with a Victorian passion, yearning for the aesthetic realm of The Time That Never Happened; Steampunk – where the future meets the past. Here are some of the slickest mods, 26 sexy Steampunk art and hi-tech hacks.
The Belgian Fashion photographer has created a peculiar alternate world where men, women and children look like they have been pumping iron since the moment they popped out of the womb. The surreal scenarios range from a Victorian era bedroom to an abandoned theme park. The strangest image just might be the schoolgirl in bunny ears lifting weights, although others are certainly contenders. The disturbing effects of superhuman enhancement remind us of Phillip Toledano’s plastic surgery series, except while Toledano’s subjects altered their bodies in real life, Stallaert’s manipulations are all digitally enhanced.
12 Creative Photo manipulation works by Photographer Kurt Stallaert
We definitely wouldn’t want to rock this steroid-chic look, but we have to admit there is something strangely seductive about the bulging muscles in the pictures below.
See how Children Bodybuilders would look like
Melanism – a preferential distribution of dark-colored specimens of any species of organisms. In simple words, it’s black color is usually a non-black species. The most common form of melanism – a big cat, which in this case is called “black panthers”. Melanistic Karolinskaya protein. The phenomenon of inverse melanism, albinism is called. We have found a list of Melanistic Animals.
Click here to see the complete list of these melanistic animals.
There was a time when the clichéd notion that “there is a child inside all of us” warmed our hearts. However, we had never actually pictured what such a child would look like. After seeing the collaborative project by Paris-based retoucher Cristian Girotto and photographer Quentin Curtat entitled, “L’ Enfant Extérieur (The Outer Child),” we never want to imagine such a fantasy ever, ever again. The man-baby amalgamations combine the haggardness brought on by adult life with the doughy cheeks and hopeful grins of youth. Girotto and Curtat’s combined forces create miniature people so convincingly creepy they make Oompa Loompas look adorable. Peruse the series below and let us know if the image of a toddler with chest hair scarred you for life. This collaborative project was by Paris-based retoucher Cristian Girotto and photographer Quentin Curtat. The manipulations are well executed and are bound to make you look twice. Enjoy!
Want to see all these funny photo retouching images by Cristian Girotto? Click here to see the “The Outer Child” project :)
Here are 15 funny fat celebrities pictures, created by using photoshop. Check out photos of celebrities gained weight with photoshop.
Can you imagine a famous actor or athlete with a thick? Would look like our favorite Celebrities if they be fat. Enjoy.
This glowing flotilla was created by Aether and Hemera, Claudio Benghi, and Gloria Ronchi for Canary Wharf’s Winter Lights program, London.
Surprisingly enough, the first use of sunglasses was not to protect our eyes from the sun, but rather it began about a thousand years ago for judges to hide their eyes and facial expressions in court. Sam Foster, in 1929, invented the first pair of sunglasses made especially to protect your eyes from the sun. Check out these 29 hot pictures of sunglasses.
Through Sunglasses by Florin Gorgan
Rayban HDR by Easa Shamih
NYC by Vincentun
In 2004 an unconscious man was discovered behind a fast food restaurant in Richmond Hill, Georgia. He had no belongings, severe sunburn, and was nearly blind from cataracts. The man also had absolutely no idea who he was. After months of ongoing evaluation from doctors and psychologists it was determined he was suffering from dissociative amnesia. He adopted the pseudonym Benjaman Kyle and has embarked on a search for his true identity sparking massive amounts of media coverage and even a short film, Finding Benjaman, by John Wikstrom. He is the only citizen in the United States officially listed as missing despite his whereabouts being known. One strange aspect of this predicament is that Kyle now lives completely in limbo: for the past 8 years he has been denied the ability to obtain a new social security number which in turn prevents him from opening a bank account or having a credit card. The government argues that he already has one, but despite the efforts of fingerprint matching, DNA tests, and exposure on television, he simply cannot determine his true identity.
After catching a screening of Finding Benjaman at the Tribeca Film Festival artist Miguel Endara (previously) was inspired to help in any way he could, which meant making art. Endara embarked on this portrait of Benjaman using stippling, a tedious technique which involves a pen, patience, and an obscene amount of dots. The portrait took nearly 138 hours to complete, and at a rate of 4.25 dots per second, he estimates the piece contains roughly 2.1 million of them. The hope is to spread awareness for Bengaman’s plight and to help raise money through the sale of prints to support a petition to get him a new social security number. You can learn more about the drawing here.
Do you also want to see the final result of this amazing work? Click here to see A Portrait Drawn by Hand with 2.1 Million Ink Dots to Aid Amnesiac.
We have listed nearly 30 examples of how to create creative billboard advertisements. Companies needs to think out of the box, to get new customers, therefore many creative marketing peoples has created those amazing billboards advertisements.
See and get inspiration to your next billboard advertisements
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