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Beautiful/Decay Cult of the Creative Arts Gabriel Moreno does beautiful work with such basic materials: a pen and a brush. His illustrations begin in black and white, upon which Moreno builds, adding layers of color and images of other places and people tattooed into their skin. Flowers, birds, and faces organically expand from his subjects, as if a rush of creativity, or a dream, is escaping them. 46 smart uses for salt How many ways can you use salt? According to the Salt Institute, about 14,000! The salt website has tons of handy tips for using salt around the house, and the best of the bunch — plus my additions — are listed below. I can't think of another more versatile mineral. Salt is the most common and readily available nonmetallic mineral in the world. In fact, the supply of salt is inexhaustible. For thousands of years, salt (sodium chloride) has been used to preserve food and for cleaning, and people have continued to rely on it for all kinds of nifty tricks. So with its nontoxic friendliness and status as an endlessly abundant resource, let's swap out some toxic solutions for ample, innocuous, and inexpensive salt. There are a number of forms of salt produced for consumption (and by default, housekeeping!) Here are just a few of the many ways you can put salt to good use in your home: Test egg freshness. Set poached eggs. Prevent fruits from browning. Shell nuts more easily. Reach high peaks.

'Harry Potter' Twitter Meme Lord Voldemort Tweets to Live On Perestroika is a bad word in Putin’s rewrite of history, but his efforts to discredit the pop heroes of those heady days may wind up discrediting him. For three decades, generations of “Kinomans,” or fans of the St. Petersburg rock band Kino, dressed in black, rolled up their sleeves and played guitars wishing to look and sound as brave, open-minded and honest as Viktor Tsoi, the band’s leader and an idol of Perestroika. Their hero died young in a car crash in 1990 at age 28, but his spirit lived on without any threat from Russian officialdom. In the minds of his millions of admirers he was as immune to insult as Jim Morrison or Kurt Cobain. But now, in a Russia where history once again is being rewritten Soviet style, we are hearing reports that unidentified former KGB agents and members of the ruling United Russia party claim it wasn’t Tsoi himself writing his lyrics back in the 1980s. Tsoi’s fans are mostly bemused.

Lorenzo Duran L’artista spagnolo Lorenzo Duran si avvale delle foglie come tela per le sue incisioni. Dopo il lavaggio e l’essiccazione, rimuove con precisione chirurgica ed estrema cura i segmenti in eccesso, usando una tecnica simile a quella del tradizionale paper cutting. Quest’ultimo passo è ovviamente il più difficile vista la fragilità del materiale scelto, il risultatò di questo processo è una serie di affascinanti disegni geometrici incredibilmente belli e dilicati. Grazie a Francesca per il suggerimento. via:

The Rubik's Cube Solution How to Solve the Rubik's Cube in Seven Steps The world's most famous puzzle, simultaneously beloved and despised for it's beautiful simple complexity, the Rubiks Cube has been frustrating gamers since Erno Rubik invented it back in 1974. Over the years many brave gamers have whole-heartedly taken up the challenge to restore a mixed Rubik's cube to it's colorful and perfect original configuration, only to find the solution lingering just out of their grasp time and time again. Humanity required a solution, so intelligent gamers went to work to take down the so-called "frustration cube". We are proud to bring you the stunning Rubiks cube strategy guide originally developed by Denny Dedmore, now optimized and refreshed by Chess and Poker Dot Com, that will allow all of us to claim vindication and defeat the previously unbeatable Rubik's cube. Rubiks Cube Terminology and Move Notation The terms used in the Rubiks cube strategy guide are well-known to the cubing world. Left Right Switch 1 and 2

Dear Mr. Potter, 10 Street Artists You Should Know 1.) Above With unpredictable weather conditions and improvised workspaces, street art isn't that easy to do. Over the last couple of years, we've featured many great street artists here at theMET. Regarding the piece on top, Above says: "When I was in Lisbon, Portugal three months ago, I would walk by this homeless lady who was begging for money everyday. 2.) Banksy is the gold standard when it comes to urban street art. 3.) Portuguese-born Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is an amazing, super-talented street artist that you've probably never heard of. 4.) I think it's fair to say that street artist Roa is on top of his game. French street artist Christian Guémy aka C215 travels around the world beautifying the streets. 6.) You have to stand at the perfect angle to see this piece by Mentalgassi. 7.) Hyuro is an Argentinian-born street artist that is currently based out of Valencia, Spain. 8.) 9.) Hailing from Madrid, SpY is a famous urban artist that uses many different mediums. 10.)

How to Procrastinate and Still Get Things Done - Archives By John Perry I have been intending to write this essay for months. Why am I finally doing it? I am working on this essay as a way of not doing all of those things. All procrastinators put off things they have to do. If all the procrastinator had left to do was to sharpen some pencils, no force on earth could get him to do it. To make structured procrastination work for you, begin by establishing a hierarchy of the tasks you have to do, in order of importance from the most urgent to the least important. The most perfect situation for structured procrastination that I have encountered occurred when my wife and I served as resident fellows in Soto House, a Stanford University dormitory. Procrastinators often follow exactly the wrong tack. At this point you may be asking, "How about the important tasks at the top of the list?" The second step in the art of structured procrastination is to pick the right sorts of projects for the top of the list.

Transformers: Dark of the Moon Concept Art by Ryan Church Professional concept artist Ryan Church has released concept art he created for Michael Bay’s Transformers: Dark of the Moon. His work includes concept designs for the Colossus, the Battle Cruiser and several action scenes for Downtown Chicago and Cybertron. Link: Top 50 Dystopian Movies of All Time Massive dehumanization, totalitarian government, rampant disease, post-apocalyptic terrains, cyber-genetic technologies, societal chaos and widespread urban violence are some of the common themes in dystopian films which bravely examine the ominous shadow cast by future. A dystopia is a fictional society that is the antithesis or complete opposite of a utopia, an ideal world with a perfect social, political and technological infrastructure. A world without chaos, strife or hunger. A world where the individual potential and freedom is celebrated and brought to the forefront. In contrast, the dystopian world is undesirable with poverty and unequal domination by specific individuals over others. Dystopian films often construct a fictional universe and set it in a background which features scenarios such as dehumanizing technological advancements, man-made disasters or class-based revolutions. Ranking the List 50. In the nation of Libria, there is always peace among men. 49. 48. 47. 46. 45.

Dimitri Tsykalov Russian artist Dimitri Tsykalov uses fruits to curve carve out impressive and creepy looking skulls. Have a look. My Galaxies