Top 10 Biggest Volcanic Eruptions in History

The recent eruptions of the Eyjafjallaj√∂kull volcano in Iceland were a stark reminder of nature’s ability to bring human activity to an abrupt standstill. The cloud of smoke that drifted over Western Europe made aviation travel untenable, returning European skies to a quietude not felt for decades..

Luxury Dining Rooms Ideas

A lingering hint of contemporary gothic pervades these luxury dining room ideas by Cattelan Italia. Black and white color schemes throughout simply demand attention… hints of sparkle add glitz and glamour

Top 10 Most Memorable Celebrity Weddings

The upcoming Chelsea Clinton nuptials have provoked endless speculation – from whether she’ll opt for an Oscar de la Renta or a Vera Wang dress, to whether the former First Daughter will be serving anything other than vegan food to her guests.

Pirelli Calendar 2011

During a press conference in Moscow this past Tuesday, Karl Lagerfeld presented his rendition of the famed Pirelli Calendar for 2011.

Vogue Paris Calendar 2011

Mikael Jansson shoots the stunning new Vogue Paris 2011 Calendar featuring Daria Werbowy. Styled by Anastasia Barbieri and Jewels by Louis Vuitton.

Monday, January 31, 2011

28 Awesome Wallpapers for February

28 Beautiful wallpapers for february

All of these pictures with HD resolution can be download from HERE

Henry Cavill is New Superman

'Superman' director Zack Snyder found his superhero across the pond.

British actor Henry Cavill, 27, will play the Man of Steel and his secret identity Clark Kent in the movie titled 'Immortals,' The New York Times reports. Cavill is best known for his roles in "The Tudors" and the 2007 film 'Stardust.' Snyder, director of films such as '300' and ' Watchmen,' called Cavill "the perfect choice to don the cape and S shield."

Snyder said of the movie, "In the pantheon of superheroes, Superman is the most recognized and revered character of all time, and I am honored to be a part of his return to the big screen."

The screenplay was written by David S. Goyer ('Batman Begins') and is based on the story created by Goyer and Christopher Nolan, the writer and director of 'Inception' and 'Dark Knight.' According to The Times, the film is scheduled to hit theaters December 2012.

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hollywood Celebrity Paintings featured in Richard Phillips Most Wanted

New York-based contemporary artist Richard Phillips showed his amazing art work at the White Cube in London last night. Talented painter, Richard Phillips presented “The Most Wanted” series that features Hollywood’s well known faces.

Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Zac Efron, Miley Cyrus and six more celebrities are the ten most recognizable celebrities who are turned into art work.

Celebrity paintings by Richard Phillips are pretty cool to look at. This talented painter brilliantly used some popular brand names behind the paintings to represent the world’s obsession with wealth.
Zac Efron gets Versace while Taylor Swift goes the Givenchy. Miley Cyrus painting shows Gucci logo while Dakota Fanning paining promotes Marc Jacobs. In the same way, each and every celebrity painting gets some big logo name.

Taylor Swift, Chace Crawford, Dakota Fanning, Taylor Momsen, Leonardo DiCaprio and Justin Timberlake are the rest of Hollywood celebs who have been painted by the artist for his new exhibition.

Painter has created interesting painting of sexy Twilight  stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart‘which will definitely delight their millions of fans. Country cutie, Taylor Swift is looking gorgeous in her red-carpet look.

Hannah Montana star, Miley Cyrus looking happy and in fun mood as always. Handsome hunks, Zac Efron and Chace Crawford’s canvas are also amazing. Rest of the celebs are also looking very real in the paintings.

So, what are your thoughts about celebrity canvas by Richard Phillips? Do you find these Hollywood celebrities’ painting interesting? ;)

Socotra Island:The Most Bizzare Place on Earth

Socotra is a small Yemeni archipelago of four islands and islets in the Indian Ocean off the coast of the Horn of Africa, about 350 kilometers south of the Arabian peninsula.

Socotra is one of the most isolated landforms on Earth of continental origin.

The archipelago features narrow coastal plains, a limestone plateau with caves, and mountains which rise to 1,525 meters above sea level.

Like the Galapagos Islands, this island is teeming with 700 extremely rare species of flora and fauna, a full 1/3 of which are endemic, i.e. found nowhere else on Earth.

Socotra is home to more than 800 species of plants, some 240 of which are endemic to the island, and there are certainly many more plant species that have yet to be discovered. The climate is harsh, hot and dry, and yet – the most amazing plant life thrives there.

A Dragon’s Blood Tree (Dracaena cinnabari) is seen in front of the Skund mountains on the island of Socotra, Yemen. The tree is so named because any injury to the bark results in a deep red liquid excreting from the scar – compared in the past to the “Blood of Dragons”.

The branches spread out into the sky and from below appear to hover over the landscape like so many flying saucers… and from above they have a distinct mushroom look.

There is also the Desert Rose (adenium obesium) which looks like nothing so much as a blooming elephant leg.

A Socotran Fig Tree (Dorstenia gigas) with a bizare swollen trunk that almost has human proportions grows against a limestone rock face on the island of Socotra. The plants are one of over 300 plant species endemic to the island.

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