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Most Expensive Whisky on the Market


This rare whisky may not be the most expensive Scotch whisky in the world, but it may just be the most expensive whisky on the market. It’s called Glenfiddich 50 Year Old and it costs $16,000 for a single bottle.
This golden amber Scotch, the darkest of Glenfiddich’s whiskies, is only the second vatting of Glenfiddich 50 Year Old. The first was between 1937 and 1939, when Glenfiddich founder William Grant laid down nine casks—one for each of the grandchildren who’d helped him build his distillery by hand.

Top 10 Luxury iPhone Cases


Why not spend some money to protect your precious iPhone? These luxury iPhone cases are made from carbon fiber, Tuscan leather, mahogany, ostrich skin, alligator skin and even gold embellished with diamonds and have prices ranging from $180 to over $100,000.
10. Ultra Case Luxury Edition Royal Crown – $179.99

The enormous, heart-shaped artificial crystal affixed to the back is this case’s claim to cost. It also features a stunning array of Swarovski crystals topped with a jeweled crown that will let everyone around you know who’s in charge. This case isn’t for anyone who values a slim case, however, as the decorations make the encased phone at least half again as deep as the phone itself.

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Organized Art



Swiss artist Ursus Wehrli deconstructs paintings into essential components and organizes them by size and color.

10 Creative and Clever Uses of Sticker in Advertisements - Part 2

Here are some interesting advertisements which have beautifully used stickers to convey the message. A few of these have really impressed us and one in particular is the sunroof one. Though all are quite interesting like sticker on the flight, car, bus, washing machine, glass window of the shop, on the car mirror and one on the window of the building.

Apple: Store window 
10 Creative and Clever Uses of Sticker in Advertisements (9) 1This sticker was placed on the storefront windows to promote the iPod HiFi. 

17 Cool Umbrellas and Creative Umbrella Designs - Part 2

Collection of unusual umbrellas and creative umbrella designs from all over the world.

Alexy Woolley's Umbrella: This unusual umbrella design collects water in the concave top, which travels down into its handle. It maintains a constant flow of water as long as the rain continues to fall allowing you to play with water with your friends with umbrellas.

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Motorcycle Made From Lobster Shells

This motorcycle made from lobster shells was created by Taiwanese chef and food carving artist Huang Mingbo at a seminar on cooking art in Fuzhou, southeast China’s Fujian province. We’ve seen motorcycle sculptures made from some unusual materials, but we can honestly say this is the first time we’ve seen one made from a crustacean.

 

Snapperfest – Yet Another Another Animal Cruelty Fest


Snapperfest is an obscure Indiana festival where participants have to yank a snapping turtle’s head out of its shell until they can wrap their hands around its neck.
It has been taking place in Ohio County, Indiana, for over a decade, despite PETA’s numerous attempts to shut it down, and sadly, it was organized this year as well, on August 20th. As always a big crowd gathered at Campshore Campgrounds to see the “brave” competitors tormenting a bunch of frightened snapping turtles. Now that right there sounds like a great way to spend your weekend.
Every Snapperfest contestant has to run up to a tank full of snapping turtles, grab one by its tail, slam it onto a piece of tarp and yank its head out of the shell. Apparently, each participant has his own techniques to get the wild-caught turtles to reveal their heads, but most popular are the repeated slamming against the ground, and pounding on the shell. While the crowd cheers them on, they grab the snapper turtle’s head and yank it out enough to wrap their hands around its neck. The one who manages to yank the turtle’s head fastest, wins.

Jugger – The Post-Apocalyptic Sport of Today


Appocalipse is not yet upon us, yet more and more people are already playing a post-apocalyptic sport named called Jugger, inspired by a 1989 movie starring Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen – Blood of Heroes.
In Blood of Heroes, Jugger was simply called ‘The Game’ and was a violent sport played for food and money, and while the real-life version follows the main rules, it tries to keep violence to a minimum. Instead of money, food and other prizes, juggers play for fun. The sport was invented by David Webb, writer/director of Blood of Heroes, but soon after the movie was released, it became a real sport played in two different regions of Germany, independently. The first was Berlin, a perfect setting with its post-apocalyptic look during the first years after the fall of the wall, and the other was Hamburg, where the first Jugger tournament took place in 1995.


World’s Most Expensive Zippo Lighters




An original 1933 Zippo lighter
For more than half a century, Zippo lighters have been the lighters of choice for serious smokers, outdoorsmen and anyone else who might need to set something on fire in harsh conditions on a regular basis. While butane lighters are now preferred by some, Zippo still managed to celebrate their 75th anniversary in 2007 by selling the world’s most expensive Zippo lighter.
The Zippo Manufacturing Company was founded in 1932 and their first lighters were sold in early 1933. Zippo lighters are notable for combining the flint-wheel ignition typical of modern disposable lighters with a naphtha-soaked wick. This construction makes the lighters particularly wind resistant and more reliable in cold weather than butane lighters.

World’s Most Expensive Pineapple


A fruit produced in the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, England, may just be the most expensive pineapple in the world.

The gardeners at Heligan, who began restoration of the derelict gardens in 1990, first purchased fruits for the Pineapple Pit in 1994. Utilizing the same techniques used 70 years ago, during Heligan’s heyday, Heligan’s Productive Gardening Team produced a miniature pineapple that was, according to the gardeners, “the most delicious pineapple flavour ever tasted.”
The “hotbed” technique used in the Pineapple Pit involves heating 30 tons of straw and horse manure through glass. The team was lucky enough to locate the proper mixture of straw and horse manure at a stable near Falmouth, about an hour from the gardens.

World’s Most Expensive Bathtubs


Nothing says luxury like lazing the hours away in a tub that costs more than a lot of houses. Those looking for such a tub, however, have a few more options than they used to. If you’re not happy with plain porcelain, you can purchase a tub made from fine materials or hi-tech gadgets.
Water Games Technologies’ Red Diamond bathtub – $47,200

Designed by Aldo Puglielli, this bright red tub is big enough for two people. That’s just the beginning of the tub’s laundry list of features, however. It also includes a console framed in gold—42 grams of 18-karat gold, to be exact—and Swarovski crystals. The console controls two waterproof HDTVs that remain hidden when not in use. Among the tub’s other features are a massage function, multicolored lighting, a hand-held shower unit, automatic disinfection and even a Swarovski-coated Champagne holder. At $47,200, however, the Red Diamond bathtub is not for the faint of wallet.

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Funny Ways of How People Prepared For Irene


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15 Unusual Cutting Boards


The most creative and unusual cutting board designs from all over the world.

12 Creative and Clever Uses of Sticker in Advertisements

Creative and clever uses of stickers in advertisements by various companies from all over the world.

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Computerspielemuseum – Berlin’s Computer Game Museum


If you thought the Video Card Museum of Kharkov was a geek paradise, than the Video Game Museum in Berlin is really gonna blow your mind. It features vintage hardware, interactive installations, and over 300 video games, including the first ever arcade game, Computer Space, released in 1971, which by the way was a total commercial failure.
The Video Game Museum was first opened for a brief period at the end of the 1990s, but was eventually closed down in 2000. The new museum opened in January 2011 and is located in an east Berlin building formerly occupied by Cafe Warsaw. The exhibits in this geeky museum aim to document all the aspects of video games, including graphics, hardware, music, storylines, etc, since 1951 to current day. Apart from tracking the evolution of video games, the museum also explores the effects gaming has had on modern society, from positive ones like social networking to negative, like addiction and video-game-inspired violence.


The Magnificent Floating Puppets of Les Plasticiens Volants


Les Plasticiens Volants is a world-renown theater group that stages monumental performances using giant inflatable puppets, some over 20 meters long.
Ever since it was established, in 1976, the unique group has been entertaining audiences world-wide withe their amazing shows. From just two members, the group has grown to a company of 30 enthusiasts who create the puppets and masterfully operate them over the heads of the audience, telling a story. According to the members of the Les Plasticiens Volants, the advantage and at the same time the biggest challenge is building a marionette without a solid or fixed structure. They bend in the air and turn their heads in a way that makes them seem alive. But, as you can imagine, they are lot harder to control from the ground.


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Funny Epic Parking Fails


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Funny Demotivational Posters - Part 7


If Logos Were Honest


Close Up Photos of Animals


Incredible photo series by talented photographer Igor Siwanowicz features extreme close-ups of insects and other small animals.

Designer Creates Modern Persian Rugs Using Google Earth


Using images from Google Earth, German designer David Hanauer was able to give a contemporary twist to the ancient craft of Persian carpet making.
Hanauer first began working on his “Worldwide Carpets” project in 2008, after finding himself fascinated with Las Vegas’ uniform, top-down suburban planning. After he got the idea of using aerials images of the city as prints for a modern Persian carpet, he needed to find the best aerial views, and what better alternative than the free-to-use Google Earth? And since our eyes are used to a horizontal view, rather than seeing things from above, at first most people assume it’s just an abstract pattern, instead of a Las Vegas building block.
Persian rugs are arranged around a central point and are always symmetrical, so after David Hanauer finds the right sections from the 3D satellite maps, all he has to do is mirror the images in four directions, which automatically gives the carpets a Persian look. But instead of being hand-knotted, like the original carpets, these contemporary interior design accessories are printed on polyester using colorfast dyes.



The Subway-Riding Dogs of Moscow


Everyone knows dogs are some of the most intelligent animals on Earth, but the stray canines in Moscow have really impressed scientists with their metro-riding routines. Every day, the dogs living on the outskirts of Russia’s capital jump on the tube all the way to the city center, the best place to scavenge for foods.
During the soviet era, dogs weren’t allowed into subway stations, and since restaurants and fast-food stands were scarce all around Moscow, they had no reason to venture into the city. Most canines preferred to live in the industrial areas, where they searched for food in garbage dumps, or lived on whatever workers threw away. But after the fall of the USSR, the situation changed drastically: their homes on the outskirts of Moscow were taken over by commercial centers and apartment complexes, while restaurants and fast-food carts popped-up downtown. A while ago, I wrote about Cacao, the bus-riding dog of Milan. I thought he was unique, but it appears Moscow strays mastered public transportation years ago.


14 Creative Skateboard Inspired Furniture Designs

Collection of cool and creative skateboard inspired furniture designs from all over the world.

Skateboard Table Light: The chalkboard finish skateboard base lets you turn the deck into your own work of art.

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Illuminated Books


Beautiful art installation by Korean artist Airan Kang features bookshelves filled with illuminated books.

Star Wars Inspired R2-D2 Helmet


Creative motorcycle helmet inspired by the R2-D2 droid from Star Wars.

Creative and Cool Ways To Reuse Cars.

Here we have cool and creative ways to reuse cars and the car parts to make something useful and creative.

Car Furniture: Cars are great for repurposing as sofas, beds or tables. If you always wanted to own individually designed furniture or build furniture from the car of your choice, then this can be done by 'Cabinet-Car' for you. It's a German company that specializes in turning cars into furniture in accordance with the taste of the customers.

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25 Clever and Creative Advertisements

Collection of clever and creative advertisements of various companies from all over the world.

Volkswagen Touareg Ski Lift Advertisement: This creative advertisement was created to promote the exclusive Volkswagen Tuareg car; large photos of the back of the Touareg were set in the seats of the ski lifts to give the feel of being lifted up the mountain in a 4 wheel truck.

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A New Form Of Entertainment - Horsmaning


 Horsemaning can be considered craziest type of planking. “Horsmaning,” or fake beheading, was a popular way of taking pictures in the 1920s. It’s currently experiencing a revival and is basically the new planking. Planking is old, Owling is boring, Try Horsemaning – The Next level of Planking. 22 more images after the break...

10 Famous People Who Look Like Pets


 Flava Flav and a Gremlin


Okay, okay, we know that gremlins aren't real... but we couldn't resist including this pic anyway!

6 Magicians Who Died While Performing The Bullet Catch


Is it possible for a human being to catch a speeding bullet in his mouth? For centuries, magicians have been convincing audiences that it is. Whether the bullet catch is an illusion or the result of lightning-fast reflexes, it definitely comes with a fatal risk. Since its introduction in the late 1500s, many magicians have perished on stage doing the trick, as detailed in Ben Robinson’s 1986 book Twelve Have Died: Bullet Catching—The Story & Secrets.
The presentation of the catch usually goes like this. A bullet is offered to an audience member to examine, then marked for identification and loaded into a gun. The gun is fired by an assistant or a volunteer, directly at the magician’s mouth. The magician catches it with his teeth, or in a cup that’s been placed inside his mouth. He then presents the exploded shell of the marked bullet to the audience for verification. In modern versions of the trick (see Penn & Teller or David Blaine), there is often a plate of glass between the gun and the magician, to confirm that live ammunition is being fired. With that setup, let’s meet six magicians who became unfortunate targets in the bullet catch.

1. Madame DeLinsky (died 1820)
The wife/assistant of a Polish magician had a routine where she faced a firing squad of six soldiers. Back in the early 19th century, rifles were loaded by biting open a cartridge, pouring the gunpowder in the barrel, then jamming the rest of the cartridge down the barrel with a ramrod. In the DeLinsky version of the trick, the soldiers were shills, paid and secretly instructed to bite away the whole bullet and load in a blank. But in the fatal performance, in Germany before a royal court, one of the riflemen apparently got nervous being on stage, and reverted to his usual way of loading the gun. When the bullet hit Madame DeLinsky in the abdomen, several audience members fainted. The Madame died two days later. Adding to the tragedy, she was pregnant and lost her unborn child. Her husband was eventually driven mad from the shock of the accident.

Cool dad wakes son up with Super Soaker, calmly hums Doom theme






How do you get your stubborn and sleepy four-year-old old son to wake up and smell the sunshine? In the old days, mom and dad banged pots or just dragged us out of bed. Fortunately, dads are way cooler these days and use battery-powered Super Soakers to spray their kid awake, all while humming the DOOM theme.
This is what I call parenting. Parading around his home with a Thunderstorm Super Soaker is already awesome, but the fact that he made the entire thing a DOOM thing — from a first person perspective, filmed it, sprayed his son in the butt and demanded him to wake up, well that's just "Father of the Year" material.

Bouncy castle church brings inflatable sermons to remote congregation


Roving priest father Krzysztof Kowal, who couldn't tie down a solid place of worship in Russia, has finally begun conducting sermons - using an inflatable church. 


Pop-up church: The inflatable parish on display in Poland before its journey to Russia

Man Films Himself Counting to 100,000


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The Landfillart Project – Turning Hubcaps into Works of Art


The Landfillart Project is an artistic endeavor that tries to get people thinking about the amount of trash they generate, by repurposing hubcaps as unique artworks.
The idea was thought up by Ken Marquis, from Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, who has spent the last three years convincing other artists from all the US states and 52 foreign countries to give old hubcaps the artistic treatment. Ken got the idea to use hubcaps while attending an auto show near Allentown, where a collection of 41 rusted wheel covers inspired and got him thinking they could be repurposed. He bought the entire cache for $82, and just a few weeks later acquired 1,000 more, from a collector in Quakertown.


World’s Most Expensive Hats


Modeled by actress Alicia Witt at Christie’s in London, “Chapeau d’Amour”—the “hat of love”—was created by celebrity couture designer Louis Mariette. Made of woven platinum and covered in stunning diamonds, the hat was inspired by ivy and bluebells.
The hat is valued at $2.7 million, making it the most expensive hat in the world. Unfortunately for hat collectors everywhere, Chapeau d’Amour is not for sale.
If you’re looking for an expensive hat thatis for sale, check out Bonhams & Butterfields in San Francisco on November 10th, 2010, where the “Nature of Opals” auction will see the “Deep Blue Sea” hat go to the highest bidder.

World’s Most Expensive iPhones


While Apple’s iPhone is already something of a luxury device, there are clearly some who believe it just isn’t flashy enough. Luckily for them (and those of us who write about such things), luxury designers have created these—the most expensive iPhones in the world.
Goldstriker iPhone 4G Diamond Edition – $19,460
Stuart Hughes of Goldstriker International presents the iPhone 4G Diamond Edition, likely the first of a bevy of luxury editions of Apple’s latest iPhone. Hughes has adorned the phone’s surrounding metal band with 6.5 carats of VVS diamonds and, on the back, recreated Apple’s iconic logo in platinum and diamonds. The iPhone 4G Diamond Edition has 32 GB of memory and is factory unlocked so you can enjoy it regardless of your wireless carrier. It also comes with an ostrich-foot wallet with pockets for up to four credit cards. If you want the phone, though, you’ll have to act soon–only 50 will be made.

World’s Most Expensive Refrigerators


Putting together a decent kitchen can be pretty expensive. Putting together an exceptional kitchen, however, will cost you more than just an arm and a leg. Check out the most expensive refrigerators in the world and see for yourself.
Northland 72″ side-by-side custom refrigerator
$11,000
Northland, a 100-year-old provider of custom refrigerators, has really outdone itself with this side-by-side refrigerator/freezer. It has a glass door and stainless steel wrap, features “daylight” interior lighting and easily cleaned glass shelves. The spacious fridge has a total capacity of 48.3 cubic feet.


20 Clever and Creative Business Card Designs

Collection of unique business cards and creative business card designs from all over the world.

Mundo do Condomínio Business Card: A clever business card of cleaning products printed on a real sponge, small enough to keep in awallet.

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18 Unique and Creative Dressers



This post showcases creative and unusual dressers from all over the world.


Japan’s First Reptile Cafe Opens in Yokohama


The Subtropical Teahouse, a “reptile cafe” offering customers the chance to observe and pet dozens of species of reptiles, has recently opened in Yokohama, Japan.
The Land of the Rising Sun is notorious for a variety of wacky venues, like the relaxing cat cafes, or theVampire Cafe in Ginza, but it didn’t have a reptile-themed one. Since a few days ago that’s no longer a problem, as the country’s first reptile cafe opened its doors in Yokohama’s Naka Ward. ”I wanted to create a venue for those reptile fans hiding in the closet to get together and freely talk about the charms of the creatures they love,” Mutsumi Nagano, the cafe’s 42-year-old manager said about his idea.


A Woman Made of Candles


I admit, this leans toward the creepy side, but it’s also pretty captivating too. This wax woman embedded with candle wicks was made by A.F.Vandevorst (which I believe is a Belgian fashion label) for the Arnhem Mode Biennale 2011. Reminds me of this piece byUrs Fischer.

Origami Crane Made from … 2,000,000 Origami Cranes: A Flapping Success for Japan Earthquake Relief

Shortly after the Japan earthquake the nonprofit Bezos Family Foundation invited children from around the world to mail origami cranes to its Seattle headquarters, promising to donate $2 per crane to the relief efforts, up to to $200,000. A few days later a truck arrived filled with thousands of cranes. And then another truck. And then another. Eventually over 2,000,000 cranes arrived at the steps of the non-profit and the organization doubled its donation. Now, Brooklyn-based Brazilian artist Vik Munizhas been tasked with taking the cranes and making something incredible with them. Above, an image from the New York Times Magazine shows the progress of his meta paper crane mosaic made of paper cranes made from math homework, hall passes, love letters, Saran wrap, Kleenex, candy wrappers, and restaurant menus. Astounding! 



Creative Escalator Advertisements

Creative and cool uses of escalators in advertising by various companies from all over the world.

Demolicion Magazine Escalator Advertisement: Surfboard shaped floor stickers were placed on the moving walkways to promote extreme sports magazine 'Demolicion'.

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Tiny Sculptures in Tiny Bottles


Japanese artist Akinobu Izumi creates miniature paper sculptures and places them into miniature bottles.

Council installs dimpled pavement so blind people can cross into four lanes of traffic


A council was criticised yesterday for installing a dimpled pavement where blind people can cross the road – into FOUR LANES of traffic.

Art world dazzled by photographer’s stunning light-painting pictures


An amateur-photographer has dazzled the art world with his amazing light-painting pictures.

Hidden Messages on Dollar Bills


First off, these aren't real hidden messages, but rather words pieced together by folding a dollar bill. New Orleans-based artist Dan Tague folds a dollar bill as many as 100 times, until it spells out an unexpected phrase, including “We Need A Revolution” and “Trust No One”.

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Tokyo’s Baby Café – Where the Cool Japanese Kids Hang-Out


Tokyo – probably the only city in the world where toddlers have their own hang-out spot, where no childless adults are allowed.
Japan may have one of the lowest birth rates in the world, but that apparently only means the few babies that are born here are given everything – even their own exlclusive café. Located in the Omotesando neighborhood of Tokyo, the Nendo-designed Baby Café is the perfect place for children under seven to chill out, and play in a safe environment, while their parents socialize over a cup of coffee. No more having to listen to mommy telling them to “sit up straight”, “don’t play with your food”, “don’t run through the restaurant”, at the Baby Café kids can do as they like. But there are monitors all over the place so parents can keep their eyes on children while giving them the illusion they’re free to do as they please.


Stan Herd Uses Crop Fields as Canvases for His Art


For more than 30 years, Kansas-based artist Stan Herd has created large scale artworks he calls Earthworks, using crop fields as canvases.
Stan Herd was born into a family of farmers and grew up in a very small town in southwest Kansas. Although he was the artist in the family and in school, Stan also had an intimate relationship with the earth, and his earliest artworks depicted fields of wheat and alfalfa crossed by seemingly endless country roads, and agricultural activities in rural America. He realized he enjoyed doing large scale artworks when he started doing murals, and got the brilliant idea of using the earth as his canvas one time when he was flying over a crop field, in an airplane.


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