Top 10 Biggest Volcanic Eruptions in History

The recent eruptions of the Eyjafjallajökull 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.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Red Spider Lily at Kinchakuda Park, Japan

A landscape painted in bright red with approximately one 1,000,000 spider lilies unfolds in front of you. Enjoy the rich autumnal color in Kinchakuda, the most famous Lycoris radiata or Red spider lily spot in Japan

Saturday, August 20, 2011

LADY GAGA With Jan Taminiau in new video `You and I`

Lady Gaga's latest videoclip announces a new stylistic discovery that's original, unique and daring. This time, the artist's famous stylist Nicola Formichetti decided to use Jan Taminiau's designs...The two pieces created by Taminiau revolutionized the styling for the videoclip 'You and I'. One of the dresses is made of cork, leather and chiffon with v-shaped stripes and gold nails.

Gaga also wears a flower embroidered tunic with high boots made of cork.The pieces are from Jan's fall winter 2011 collection. The Dutch designer is a fan of romanticism and loves to experiment with new materials and techniques. After working with Olivier Theyskens, YSL, Madonna, and Dior's corset maker Hubert Barrere, he created his own brand, which has a window of its own in the coveted Colette store in Paris.His creations are truly exclusive, and they've definitely caught Gaga's eye...

Thursday, August 18, 2011

How To Make A Pina Colada Cocktail‏

How To Make A Pina Colada Cocktail‏

The piña colada (Spanish, strained pineapple: piña, pineapple + colada, strained) is a sweet, rum-based cocktail made with rum, cream of coconut, and pineapple juice, usually served either blended or shaken with ice. It may be garnished with a pineapple wedge or a maraschino cherry or both. The piña colada has been the official beverage of Puerto Rico since 1978.

Long drink (tumbler or fashion glass)

  • 30 ml (one part) white rum
  • 30 ml (one part) cream of coconut
  • 90 ml (3 parts) pineapple juice

Pour all ingredients into blender or shaker with crushed ice. Blend or shake until smooth. Pour into chilled glass. Garnish with pineapple wedge and maraschino cherry and straw.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

How to Make Whimsical Fabric Flower Hair Clips

How to Make Whimsical Fabric Flower Hair Clips? You just need a little fabric, some hair clips, and a flame.

Materials for Fabric Flowers:

  • synthetic fabric in whatever colors and styles catch your eye.  I used 1/8th of a yard each of five different types of complimentary fabrics, some sheer, some opaque.
  • a candle
  • scissors
  • something for the center of the flower.  I used Swarovski crystals, but rhinestones, buttons, sequins, anything would work.
  • needle and thread (or glue, if you prefer)

Instructions for Making Fabric Flowers

First, cut your fabric into circles of varying diameters.  Don't worry about being precise, or getting the circle perfect.  Really, you can just freehand it and be awfully sloppy about your cutting technique.  Put your kindergartner on the task and it will be just fine.  It's that easy.  I want to make a quick comment about the type of fabric here.  You really need to be sure that you get completely synthetic material.  No cotton or silk can sneak in there, or the technique won't work.  I found a great selection of shiny synthetics in the formal dress section of Joann Fabrics.

Next, light your candle.  Hold the cut edge of your circle close to the flame, and you will see it start to melt and curl.  This is what we want!  (I had total flashbacks to my 4th grade science fair experiment on flammability of synthetic versus natural fabrics when doing this step.)  Melt and curl all the edges, and you'll have not only sealed the edges from fraying, but you'll have a perfectly shaped layer for your flower.

Stack the circles so that you have a nicely layered flower. Again, this is incredibly easy. I put my first-grader in charge of this job. There are no real rules, just stack from biggest to smallest, and you'll have a beautiful flowers.

Use a needle and thread to secure the stack of petals and to sew any center in the flower if you want to. You could also easily use glue to stack the layers together and glue a center in the flower if you want a completely no-sew project.

Glue the completed flower to a headband, a pin, or a hairclip for an easy and gorgeous accessory.


New and fashion LG Prada K2 smartphone

The Prada brand is coming back to the LG phone lineup, according to a leaked roadmap, and now there's an extra-blurry video of one such device - the LG Prada K2 - to back it up.

From what we've heard of the Prada K2, specs state that it's a dual-core Gingerbread droid with a 4.3-inch version of the excellent NOVA display. This one will be even brighter than the one on the Optimus Black, putting out a blinding 1,000 nits of brightness (the old one was 700 nits).
An 8MP main camera, 1.3MP secondary camera, 16GB of storage and 21Mbps HSDPA were also on the list of rumored specs for the LG Prada K2. All this will, reportedly, be packed into a body just 8.8mm thick.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Lady Gaga Looks Shocking Normal

Lady Gaga well known with her outrageous looks but this time she shocked her fans by going for a surprisingly Normal Look.

Quite Shocking and Historical Moment!! The 25-year-old singer Lady Gaga was spotted in a sexy one shoulder black and yellow dress by Versace as she made her way out of the La Maison De Fashion on August 12 in Los Angeles.

The “Born This Way” singer looked lady like and stunned onlookers with her feminine side in the little black dress with purple tulip printed on it and gold button detailing.

We always wanted to use words like Gorgeous, Beautiful, Pretty, Girly for this bizarrely dressed singer and it is right time to do that. The popular pop star looked stylish, gorgeous and beautiful.

Lady Gaga is mostly spotted in weird dresses, wigs and heelless shoes but this time she was not at all looking out-of-this-world or over-the-top. She finished off her stylish look with black accessories including Christian Louboutin Daffodil pumps, black clutch and a pair of dark sunglasses.

As of Lady Gaga’s hairstyle, this time it was also very pretty. She wore her blond locks down in sleek and shiny blowout and looked gorgeous. May be she’s got tired of her crazy costumes and tried out this girly look.

So, what do you think of Lady Gaga’s Normal Look? Share your thoughts with in comment box below.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

How to make: Orgasm Cocktail

The Orgasm is a cocktail that can be either served on the rocks or layered and drunk as a shooter. It is an IBA official cocktail.

There are many other versions of this popular mixed drink. One of those forms is remembered by "being made on your B.A.C.K.", or made with Bailey's, Amaretto, cream (half and half) and Kahlúa, with each ingredient having a one part measure. Another variation contains Vodka, Amaretto, Triple Sec, White Creme de Cacao, and Light Cream. The light cream has a 1 oz. contribution to this drink while the other ingredients have a 1/2 oz. contribution. This variation of the recipe is more commonly known as a "Screaming Orgasm". Cocktail recipes change over time with the addition and/or subtraction of their ingredients.

Orgasm: IBA Official Cocktail
IBA specified ingredients*

30ml Cointreau
30ml Baileys Irish Cream
20ml Grand Marnier

Served: On the rocks; poured over ice
Standard garnish: cherry
Standard drinkware: Old Fashioned glass

Preparation: Build all ingredients over ice in an old fashioned glass or shot glass. Garnish with cherry.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Modern Interior Photo Wallpapers by Eazywallz

In comparison to wallpaper mural of the 1970s modern version of wall treatments looks modern and will suit those who prefer the professionally designed look. Today’s wallpaper murals allow designers and homeowners to turn personal photos, fine art prints, natural images and scenes, or patterns into wallpaper murals. The following collection was created by paper designers Eazywallz. There are no size limits and the images can be applied to bureaus, closets, and other large voids.

Monday, August 8, 2011

10 Greatest Love Books Of All Time

Romantic novels have earned themselves a special position in literature. As a result, they have an entire genre dedicated to them. Romantic books have been written in every language in the world. For most people the idea of love begins with the romantic novels. Their ideas for their partners are based on the descriptions written by the authors.

For many of us, the introduction to romantic books happens with the famous Mills and Boons series. The tall, dark and handsome but rugged highwayman sets the parameters for our ideal dream partner. However, as time passes by we take interest on the top romantic novels which have passes the test of time to become immortal.

Here is a list of top 10 romantic novels which would find admirers in all ages in every generation. Romantic novel is a famous genre of literature. A study has revealed the almost 55% of the paperbacks published in North America is dedicated to love novels. It is therefore a difficult task to choose the top 10 romantic novels when there are thousands of them.

However, we have taken the responsibility upon our shoulder to bring you the list of top 10 love books, which you must have in your bookshelf.

Gone with the wind by Margaret Mitchell

May be no list of romantic novels is complete without mentioning ‘Gone with the Wind’ by Margaret Mitchell. She has created Scarlet with whom every woman can associate with. She is the true representation of a woman in love. Scarlet would go to any extent to win over the man she loves and every woman knows how very true it is.‘Gone with the Wind’ has also made into a successful Hollywood flick. Now, if you have only seen the movie but have not read the book yet, then it may be the time to add it to your library.

Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare

If you are for classics then it is an obvious choice for you. This is an eternal love story of two young hearts, created by the master of English literature- Shakespeare. The story has been so relevant even in the modern time that more than once it has been adopted for films and every time it was a sure success in the box offices. We can even safely assume that ‘Romeo and Juliet’ has set the basic guidelines for romantic novels upon which other writers have weaved their stories.

Pride and prejudice by Jane Austen

It is considered as the epitome of Jane Austen era. Jane Austen has created the two most sought after romantic characters of all time- Elizabeth Bennet and William Darcy. It is a telltale about pride, ego and love of two very different personalities. Elizabeth happens to be a very proud woman, who wouldn’t sacrifice her pride to sougth a matrimonial alliance. On the other hand, Darcy is a very complex character who harbors both love and rejection for Elizabeth. Once you start reading the book there is no stopping till you finish it.

Outlander by Diana Gabaldon

Love is not always perfect. But it is full of conflicts, dilemma and contradiction. Also it has the question of commitment to be answered. Claire Beauchamp, the main protagonist of the book, has experienced every emotion in her returning journey to Scotland during which she has to choose between her young love interest, Jamie and her husband, Frank.The book is written in the backdrop of WWII, where Claire was a nurse to war torn England. Claire met with the young soldier, Jamie, who talks about life even when facing death everyday. Frank on the other hand has lost his interest in life. Outlander is full of drama and conflicts of a woman’s heart and you have to read the book to know who Claire chooses at the end.

Love story by Erich Segal

It’s one of the most widely read romantic books of all time and for the obvious reasons it features in the list of top 10 romantic novels. Erich Segal with his literary skills has woven the mesmerizing tale of Oliver and Jennifer.The story is told from Oliver’s perspective on how he has met, loved and lost the love of his life, Jennifer. The opening line of the book tells it all."What can you say about a twenty-five year old girl who died? That she was beautiful and brilliant. That she loved Mozart and Bach. The Beatles. And me"

Nobody's Baby But Mine by Susan Elizabeth Phillips

It’s a tale about a female professor who wants a baby but doesn’t want the troubles that comes with marriage. Where can she find a man who would be stupid enough to deliver her what she wants? The modern approach to the story has made it one of the most widely read romantic novels of the modern literature. Hence, quite naturally it has earned its place in our list of top 10 romantic novels.

Emma by Jane Austen

Jane Austen had been the master of creating the most loved characters of all time- Emma being one of them. Jane weaved Emma with lots of innocence and goodness at heart. She is too full of herself to consider what other feel about her nosy parker attitude. The story revolves through romance, heartbreaks and falling in love again.

Emma by some is the best creation of Jane Austen and hence no wonders that it has sealed a position in the list of top 10 love books.

P.S. I Love You by Cecelia Ahern

Life does go on and true love would teach you how to live your life to the fullest. It is the story of Holly and Gerry, who were inseparable when they were together. Now, when Gerry is gone, Holly is finding it hard to continue her life. Just about when her life is about to fall apart, Holly receives a packet full of letters written by her dead husband, which he had written before his death to instruct his beloved wife on how to live life when he is gone. Gradually, Holly gets back the rhythm of life and continues without Gerry.

The Irish background upon which the story is set is the added bonanza.

The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks

Considered to be the best of the 3 books written by Nicholas Sparks- The Notebook has all the drama that is expected from a romantic novel. The book tells the tale of Noah and Allie. The story is such told that you can relate yourself to it very easily.

It is a story of heartbreaks- boy meets girl, loses her, he finds her again and loses her once more. This is the story of every love story as it captures the ups ad downs of passion. When you would read The Notebook you can easily understand why it features in the list of best romantic novels of all time.

Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy

This Tolstoy novel is a must add in the list of classic romantic novels of all time. Set in the backdrop of Russian high society this story tells the tale of Anna Karenina who has found herself an anew love conflict. Despite being married she was attracted to Count Vronsky. Her desire was so powerful that it has made her estrange her husband, Alexie. When she was denied divorce she has to live her life seeking acceptance for her new relationship.

You have to read the book to find out the heart wrenching ending of Anna and to understand why this book is an obvious choice for the list of top 10 romantic novels.

The story is based on the two warring clans and how family rivalries have engulfed the lives of two young lovers.

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