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Meet the Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds

Meet the Man Who Transforms Corpses into Diamonds
Rinaldo Willy's job is to transform dead people into precious stones. Willy, 33, is the founder and CEO of Algordanza, a peculiar funeral home based in the lovely town of Domat/Ems in western Switzerland. Algordanza—which in the local Romansch language means “remembrance”—is one of the leaders in the production of so called “memorial diamonds.” If you fancy a blinged-out eternal sleep, Algordanza will put the latest technologies at your service to convert your ashes into a synthetic diamond. The price for this transfiguration ranges between 4,500 and 20,000 Swiss francs ($5,000-$22,000), depending on how big a diamond you want to become. Every year, 850 former-people enter Algordanza’s laboratory to emerge some years later as a precious gem. To further investigate, I caught up with the man himself, Rinaldo Willy. Motherboard: So, can you tell us how you got the idea of making diamonds from corpses? The idea first struck me ten years ago, when I was a student of economics. I don’t know. Related:  on the Bright side..

Robbie Maddison Just Rode a Wave in Tahiti… on a Motorcycle In the summer of 2015, Australian motorbike stunt rider Robbie Maddison realized a vision that was three years in the making. “Pipe Dream” by DC Shoes takes viewers to the stunning island of Tahiti where Maddison successfully rode the island’s legendary waves on a motorcycle. Maddison adds: “It’s not about being the first or being right, it’s about believing in yourself because you know something is possible.” DC Shoes Presents: ROBBIE MADDISON’S PIPE DREAM Stunning art ideas in decorating the walls 1inShare Alexei Cotelea does just amazing things with his hands. Ordinary at first glance, finishing walls, he turns it into a work of art. Modest apartment flats transformed into blooming gardens and magnificent scenery. I suggest you to get acquainted with his work and learn a little about the art of the master. Explanation of wizard, he uses a mixture of gypsum-based – satengips from Knauf. Conventional tools – soft spatula ,stainless steel spatula and stucco : 1 – the main form (the material should be thick) polished after drying 2 – flattening more liquid mass, then brush wet hands to smooth 3 – more prof. plaster-brush to apply a thin protective layer after drying. Share and Enjoy admin Art 4 decorating, ideas, materials, wall

Artists Sail 1000 Nautical Miles Collecting Plastic, Transforming it Into Works of Art Alexander Groves and Azusa Murakami of Studio Swine recently sailed 1000 nautical miles, collecting discarded plastic as they made their way from the Azores to the Canaries via the North Atlantic Gyre. Onboard was a ‘solar extruder’, a machine the two designed and built that melts and extrudes sea plastic by harnessing the power of the sun. The two then created five beautiful works of art from the discarded plastic in a wonderful project and film entitled, Gyrecraft. Groves and Murakami explain: Gyrecraft is an exploration into maritime crafts which exists in every coastal or island culture around the world each with its own unique identity, utilising what the sea provides. Many of these crafts took place onboard boats during long voyages as a way of making vital repairs or passing the time at sea. Before examining the works below, check out the embedded video first to get a feel for the project and the end results. North Atlantic Gyre, 2015 Sea plastic, reclaimed mahogany, rope, brass

Kenchikukagu Folding Furniture Share on Do you live in a bachelor suite and love the fact that you have a small space? Japan-based Atelier OPA celebrates this idea of living in one room with the creation of their folding furniture series, Kenchikukagu. The space-savvy Kenchikukagu series includes a mobile bedroom, office, and kitchen. The bedroom unit comes with a foldable bed, lighting fixture, and a small table. The office station includes a desk, bookshelves, drawers, a chair, and a lighting fixture. The kitchen unit features a sink, fold-away side table, drawers, recipe holder, and an induction cooktop. Video:

50 of the Most Expensive Items in the World - Album on Imgur Loch Ard Gorge Loch Ard Gorge panorama, July 2005 History[edit] The arch of the nearby Island Archway collapsed in June 2009. The feature now appears as two unconnected rock pillars.[1] They have since been officially named Tom and Eva after the two teenage survivors of the Loch Ard shipwreck.[2] General[edit] This was the location for a number of scenes of the 1982 film The Pirate Movie and also the 1999 TV series Journey to the Center of the Earth with Treat Williams. See also[edit] References[edit] External links[edit] Media related to Loch Ard Gorge at Wikimedia Commons Coordinates:

A Renaissance painting reveals how breeding changed watermelons Christie Images LTD 2015 Look in the bottom right corner of this painting. If you've never seen a watermelon like that before, you're not alone. Stanchi's watermelon, which was painted sometime between 1645 and 1672, offers a glimpse of a time before breeding changed the fruit forever. Christie Images LTD 2015/Shutterstock James Nienhuis, a horticulture professor at the University of Wisconsin, uses the Stanchi painting in his classes to teach about the history of crop breeding. "It's fun to go to art museums and see the still-life pictures, and see what our vegetables looked like 500 years ago," he told me. The watermelon originally came from Africa, but after domestication it thrived in hot climates in the Middle East and southern Europe. That's because over time, we've bred watermelons to have the bright red color we recognize today. Of course, we haven't only changed the color of watermelon. Update: No, it isn't just unripe or underwatered And that process of breeding continues today.

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For Centuries, Two Villages Have Worked Together to Rebuild this Bridge Every Single Year TwistedSifter The Best of the visual Web, sifted, sorted and summarized Aug 16, 2015 For Centuries, Two Villages Have Worked Together to Rebuild this Bridge Every Single Year The Q’eswachaka bridge in Peru is rebuilt every year using traditional Inca engineering techniques by the local communities on either side of the canyon. This video was produced by Noonday Films for the National Museum of the American Indian exhibition, The Great Inka Road: Engineering an Empire. Channels: AMAZING, INFORMATIVE Tags: · bridges, history, peru AddThis Sharing Previous Good Guy Driver Leads Lost Goose Back to Water Next How Properly Sliced Steak Makes Cheap Cuts More Tender Random Guy Creates Trees That Grow 40 Different Fruits Related How Whales Can Change an Entire Ecosystem Trending on TwistedSifter This Guy’s Welds Are A Work of Art (12 photos) 18 Really Amazing Computer Stations The Shirk Report – Volume 330 This New Footage of ‘Deep Blue’ Will Give You Chills Comments Facebook Twitter Google YouTube Popular Posts Follow

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