“Thousand origami cranes in a thousand days” was the super ambitious goal for Paper artist Cristian Marianciuc from Romania, which he set out in the year 2015 and he has never looked back since then.
Since achieving this goal, Marianciuc continued crafting the cranes, culminating in an increasing collection of equally elaborate and progressively experimental paper sculptures.
Marianciuc’s cranes showcase his eye for detail, creative use of color, and imaginative approach to traditional origami. Without having the pressure of filling a quota or meeting deadlines, though he can play around with his artistic approach, setting each piece aesthetically apart.
While Marianciuc has divulged that he’ll soon begin a mini-series inspired by Japanese folklore, he has also assured that he has no plans of quitting his crane practice.
You can scroll and buy Marianciuc’s paper cranes on Etsy
Famously known as Rumi, Jalal ad-Din Muhammad Rumi was also a Sufi mystic and an Islamic Dervish along with being a great poet.
His profound wisdom and sayings are a great source of inspiration in this world and were never limited by any national or cultural barriers.
35 great quotes from this magnificent man are listed here for you. Let yourself be touched by this great visionary’s wisdom and feel enriched by his undeterred positivity.
1. “Your task is not to seek for love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”
Love is a constant existence. Yet, you realise love only when you enable yourself to do so.
2. “Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion.”
You need to stop feeling insignificant for you have everything that the universe itself has.
3. “What you seek is seeking you.”
When you strive for something with all your heart, it strives back for you.
4. “Don’t grieve. Anything you lose comes round in another form.”
None of your losses is permanent. No matter what you lose in life, you always get it back through something else.
5. “Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.”
Only the wise know that they have to be the change that they want in the world.
6. “You were born with wings, why prefer to crawl through life?”
You are making a mistake if you are not striving towards realising your fullest potential.
7. “Everything that is made beautiful and fair and lovely is made for the eye of one who sees.”
As it is commonly said these days, beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder.
8. “Why should I be unhappy? Every parcel of my being is in full bloom.”
Realise what you’re worth and you’ll find happiness.
9. “Raise your words, not voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.”
Be wise, not loud. Loudness is never fruitful, wisdom is. Penny make noise, high value notes do not.
10. “Ignore those that make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and death.”
It’s better to avoid people who make you feel bad about yourself.
11. “There is a candle in your heart, ready to be kindled.
There is a void in your soul, ready to be filled.
You feel it, don’t you?”
You are full of unrealised potential. It’s important that you recognise them.
12. “Words are a pretext. It is the inner bond that draws one person to another, not words.”
We love people not for what they say but for what they are.
13. “Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation.”
When you truly love somebody, you are never separated from them as they are always in your heart and soul.
14. “Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.”
You know the real faces of people around you by their behaviour in your times of trouble.
15. “I know you’re tired but come, this is the way.”
You’ve to be guided by your heart’s hope and not by your body’s exhaustion.
16. “The wound is the place where the light enters you.”
Things which hurt you also teach you a lot.
17. “Wherever you are, and whatever you do, be in love.”
No matter what happens, never lose your ability to love.
18. “Reason is powerless in the expression of love.”
Love is felt by the heart and not thought by the head.
19. “You have to keep breaking your heart until it opens.”
Heartbreaks open the doors to the realm of your life’s wisdom.
20. “These pains you feel are messengers. Listen to them.”
The pain in your life teaches you many lessons about your past.
21. “Your heart is the size of an ocean. Go find yourself in its hidden depths.”
True knowledge lies within yourself and you have to search for it within.
22. “I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think.”
If you are following your heart, you need not care about other people’s opinions.
23. “Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought.”
Don’t get caught up in the material world and rather explore what lies beyond.
24. “The lion is most handsome when looking for food.”
You are at your best only when you’re doing what you should.
25. “Don’t you know yet? It is your light that lights the worlds.”
Your life is nothing but what you make of it and so is the world around you.
26. “Love is the bridge between you and everything.”
Love is the best connection that you can possibly have with somebody.
27. “To praise the sun is to praise your own eyes.”
The sun is great to you only because you see it that way. So, the sun’s beauty is indeed the beauty of your eyes.
28. “Dance until you shatter yourself.”
Express your joys until you have nothing left for yourself.
29. “Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?”
There’s no point in restricting yourself when you can soar high.
30. “As you start to walk on the way, the way appears.”
Only as you travel do you fully discover the paths in your life’s journey.
31. “What hurts you, blesses you. Darkness is your candle.”
Things that hurt you give you the much-needed wisdom.
32. “The only lasting beauty is the beauty of the heart.”
The goodness of the heart is there to stay while that of the body fades away.
33. “Close your eyes, fall in love, stay there.”
Just fall in love if you want to. You needn’t think much about it.
34. “If the light is in your heart, you will find your way home.”
If you know what you want, nothing stops you from getting there.
35. “This is a subtle truth. Whatever you love you are.”
You are defined by the things you love and choose.
Words like these show the world the path that it should take. So, take them in, apply them in your life and you will feel greatly positive.
What a spectacular view! It will take you a while to figure out the hidden image.
Open the picture full screen.
Place the picture at the tip of your nose.
Then focus on the picture and move it slowly away from your nose without blinking your eyes.
Isn’t it amazing. There is a alluring 3D butterfly.
How many do you actually find? Comment below.
Click here for alike beautiful image of a 3D Giraffe which also you can view with a focused mind only.
Are you willing to spend £99 for an ice-cream?
You need to check your pockets before enjoying the “Billionaire’s Soft Serve.” It’s not just an ordinary ice-cream, there’s much goodies added to it to make it so costly.
The Billionaire’s Soft Serve is literally an edible gold, filled with rare luxury goodies, topped with raspberry sorbet macaron which is topped with edible diamonds. To craft one cone it takes 4 hours and that adds to it’s cost.
A chocolate flake covered in a 24 carat gold leaf adds to it’s deliciousness. Also topped with a white Belgian truffle filled caramel sauce and two gelato spheres.
A pipette filled with mango, ginger and passion fruit sauce and a gold chocolate spoon adds to it’s beauty.
With added gold leaves the waffle cone is dipped in rare Madagascan chocolate on which golden pearls are mounted by hand one by one.
Bottom of the cone is filled with a spoonful of caramelised pecans and then the cone is filled thrice with salted caramel gelato.
The ice-cream weights 350gms and it takes more than four hours to craft one cone.
Snowflake is on sale at the six Snowflake Luxury Gelato Boutiques, in London.
Have a view at their offers here at their site Snowflake Luxury Gelato
Have a view on it’s making here:
Are you ready for bright vibrant colorful breakfast and desserts that too when they are completely vegan. Meet Jose, a teenager with a passion to create a colorful and amazing breakfast and desserts. You would have not even imagined how much colorful bright vibrant your breakfast could be before viewing his creative images for the same.
“Life is too short to eat boring food,” says Jose at his headline at Instagram.
The teen tries out a variety of trendy dishes, such as smoothie bowls and raw cheesecakes, with shimmering frozen fruit acting as both the main ingredient and the ‘crown of jewels’ in each meal. Creamy, fresh textures abound, making each creation seem more satisfying than the last. The most appealing part of Jose’s culinary delights, however, is the sheer amount of color he manages to pack into each one.
Pictures speak better than words and his totally vegan recipes with make you mouthwatering, even carnivores are drooling over his dishes. He is a star at Instagram now.
It looks like you’ll be hungry after scrolling down and seeing these all-natural treats for yourself . Have a view:
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“Life can be beautiful in every little act you do.”
It depends totally on you how you take it and cherish the moments. This mom has set an example and you can make yours.
Mom, Alya Chaglar, 31-year from Antalya, Turkey, found her joy in creating her daughter’s dresses from the daily produce and flowers while capturing them on camera. While the 3 years old daughter, Stefani, enjoys modelling.
“It all started with a watermelon, when Alya held a slice up to her daughter, who was standing in the distance and the picture of the then 2-year-old came to life,” she told HuffPost. “She struck a pose spontaneously and her facial expression was hilarious,” she added.
She started posting pictures on her Instagram, and it became a routine for the duo. They now have quite a good (more than 43k) followers on Instagram. Their pictures are not only cute but filled with creativity.
Chaglar said they do a shoot whenever Stefani is an “artistic mood” and Chaglar has a good idea for a “dress.”
Have a view at some of their cutest captures filled with creativity below:
THIS JAPANESE INSTAGRAMMER KEEPS BEAUTIFUL VISUAL DIARY OF COFFEE SHE DRINKS SURROUNDED BY FLOWERS CREATING INCREDIBLE PIECE OF ART EACH DAY.
Finding happiness can be that easy, the only thing is to look around your own.
Sawa, a Japanese Instagrammer starts her day with a good cup of coffee. But there is something she creates very unique work of art everytime she enjoys her coffee.
In her ongoing series called La Fee De Fleur, Sawa arranges fresh and dried flowers around the cup in an eye-pleasing crescent shape. Afterwards, she documents the ephemeral coffee art and shares it online, where it’s sure to perk you up with its exquisite colors and textures.
The point of La Fee De Fleur is simple but sweet—it’s a visual respite while you’re taking in the morning news. With each message, Sawa offers an optimistic sentiment, from wishing her followers a “Happy Friday” to start their weekend, as well as a “Happy new week,” on Mondays.
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Artist Sam Barsky, rather than buying a t-shirt or a souvenir from a gift shop as majority of people do, does something very unconventional. He brings his own hand-knit, postcard sweaters of the locales he’s visiting.
In 2013, for instance, the Baltimore resident traveled across the pond to see places like Stonehenge and London’s Tower Bridge. To celebrate, he created garments that depicted each place. He then had his picture taken in front of them, all while wearing the sweaters. This meta move is very unusual, but it’s an endearing way to chronicle his travels.
After first knitting two solid-colored sweaters, Barsky wanted more creativity in his garments. Unable to find something that suited him, he realized that he could “just try to knit a sweater without a pattern.” It was a success and launched Barsky on his long journey to illustrating natural wonders, bustling metropolises, and even creepy crawlers. Each sweater is completely unique—all told, he’s made almost 90 of them, with no plans to stop. We’re looking forward to seeing where his knitting takes him!
Oriole Park at Camden Yards in Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Innovation is about making ideas happen and necessity is the mother of invention.
Designers are the marvelous people who are devoted to think out of the box to make our life more comfortable.
Some of the most incredibly designed pieces of the past year are enlisted here:
The invisible computer keyboard
This is almost literally magic. The invisible Noki keyboard is made up of two simple-looking bracelets which monitor the movement of your fingers. Very impressive indeed, but a bit hard to use if you still can’t touch type!
The spherical bath tub
Invented by Russian designer Aleksandr Zhukovskii, take a bath in this spherical tub and it feels like you’re swimming in the air.
Unlike ordinary clocks with hands or numbers, which make you simply focus on how quickly time is passing, the text clock makes you stop and think about the moment you’re living through.
Signal indicator for cyclists
The portable ladder for climbing any tree
Many adults regret that they’re already too old to climb trees without risking an accident. Sometimes you just still want to! But with the CanopyStair, you can easily get to the top of a tree without having to worry about how you’ll make your way down. The staircase can be easily fixed to any tree without harming its bark.
Superheroes to hold up your books
These really do create the impression that your books are being held up by superman. In fact, it’s really the work of magnets which are attracted to the metal base hidden in the book itself.
The device which shows tomorrow’s weather
Ken Kawamoto is a software engineer who has the ambition to unite the digital and real worlds. He came up with the idea of a device which visually displays tomorrow’s weather. He calls it the Tempescope. If there’s going to be a thunderstorm, it shows flashes of real lightning; water drops fall down if it’s going to rain. It’s truly amazing! The only problem is it can’t quite show us snow yet.
The tap which makes saving water beautiful
Young London-based designer Simin Qiu has created a unique design for a bathroom tap which not only looks stylish, but helps save resources by turning the stream of water into an elegant, captivating ’net’ spiral. A special turbine saves 15% more water than with an ordinary tap.
A saddle for dad
SaddleBaby is a fantastic new way to transport those kids who love to sit on their father’s shoulders. Dad now has his hands free to use his phone or camera — so everyone’s happy!
Shoes which fit your feet perfectly
Japanese designer Masaya Hashimoto came up with an idea for a new pair of sneakers which perfectly wrap around every curve of your feet. Inspired by Furoshiki, traditional Japanese wrapping cloth used for transporting goods, the shoes have no laces and instead wrap around the foot, fastening with velcro.
The Armstrong Light Trap
This futuristic-looking lamp is both beautiful and mysterious. You can regulate how bright it is using a very simple method — everything depends on how many of the ’craters’ on its surface are left open. Named in honour of famous American astronaut Neil Armstrong, it was in fact invented by a team of Russian designers.
Shoes with removable heels
Now with just a light tug on your shoe you can turn casual pumps into elegant high heels for the evening. Designer Tanya Heath has come up with special shoes that can be matched to a whole range of different heels. They’re indispensible for all those who want to wear nice shoes but have to drive!
Weapons for a pillow fight
The world would probably be a much quieter place if we settled all our disputes with pillow fights. Designer Bryan Ku has clearly had the same thought. For those who love pillow fights, he has invented a selection of special soft weapons.
A miniature garden around your neck
Designer Colin Jordan has invented some ideal jewelry options for those who love nature. He makes tiny little vases using a 3-D printer, and fills them with small flowers who actually grow like their larger cousins. They can be worn as necklaces and broaches or placed on your work desk.
A Japanese design team called D-Bros has come up with a unique set of tea cups and saucers which they’ve given the brand name ’Waltz’. These cups reflect the colourful patterns on their saucers, making selecting ones that match no longer so difficult. Captivating!
The coffee cup which gives you a kiss
The kissing coffee cup was invented by Jang Woo Seok. ’I love both drinking coffee and kissing people,’ he says. ’Now I can do both at the same time.’
The lamp made from an old tree stump
Decorative rolling pins
A simple but brilliant idea, this rolling pin allows you to easily make cookies with decorative patterns on them. This was actually invented in response to an earlier version for children.
Every one of these rings, which have been invented by the artist who goes by the name of m e r r y m e, are made up of three separate parts. Individually they don’t look like much, but when worn together as a set it’s as if they’ve come alive on your fingers.
These special blocks were invented specially for cat owners. Our feline friends absolutely adore finding new ways to snuggle inside them.
Do you know any other invention to add further? Please leave your reply in comments.
The road that stopped a fire
Flying under the moon
The sky’s reflection looking like a portal to another world
A stunning thunderstorm
Inside a guitar
This is how snow falls in the Altai
At the bottom of the metropolis
The artists’ academy
The Chinese art of the crowd
Thunderstorm formation — view from a plane from 11,000 meters
A turtle covered in algae
Thor appears in Novorossiysk
A rocket’s flight
A regiment of soldiers on a morning exercise in Chinese province Heilongjiang
Sometimes a stone can break a windshield beautifully
A white border between Italy and Switzerland
How rain looks through a porthole
What’s hidden under the icebergs
A firefall at sunset
… and the game stopped
Japanese synchronized swimmer Saho Harada
An airplane carrying a rainbow
Solar eclipse in Canyon de Chelly nature reserve, Arizona
Do you have others to add? Please leave your comments.
Stan Munro, a big fan of architecture, though not a student has first build a Toothpick City and then a Toothpick World which is in the 2015 Guinness Book of World Records for the tallest toothpick structure: Burj Khalifa, Dubai (16ft.) entirely made out of toothpicks.
Stan learned everything through books, the internet, History Channel, and a little something called “8th-Grade Algebra.”
Toothpicking has been a hobby since his 5th grade art teacher brought a toothpick project to the classroom. Stan stayed with it, and almost 30 years later. Stan makes a living at it.
10 years ago, when his wife Suzi was suffering with some kidney liver disease and he had to stay home caring for her, he started toothpicking. In 2006, he sold his first Toothpick City exhibit to a museum in Spain. Suzi is getting better day by day and who is Stan’s inspiration, his muse, and the center of his world. They are located in Syracuse, NY.
He completed Toothpick City 1 (A History of Skyscrapers), which had 50 of the world’s tallest buildings, in 2005.
After its sale he decided to start work on Toothpick City 2 (Towers and Temples) which will have 40 buildings made out of four million toothpicks and 170 litres of glue.
It includes the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, the Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame in Paris, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, and the Parthenon in Athens.
So far Stan has created more than 100 unique masterpieces consisting famous structures from around the world which are entirely made out of toothpicks.
Toothpick World is a traveling exhibit – unlike anyone has seen before. It is a collection of more than 60 famous buildings from around the world–ALL built to the same 1:164 scale, and all out of toothpicks. It can be set up in any configuration, and in a number of different museum spaces. Toothpick World is a sensory experience of engineering, architecture, culture and just plain craziness. It ABSOLUTELY has to be seen to be believed.
In March, 2012, Stan formed Toothpick World, LLC, a traveling exhibit corporation. The purpose of the exhibit is to entertain, educate, and even enlighten, as museum-goers see what one man can do with a little imagination, a whole lot of time, and more than 3 million toothpicks.
Few of his creations are:
Visit Toothpick City and World for more images in detail.
Have a view on other similar post on Taj Mahal from matchsticks.
Can you imagine someone not being fed and alive? Probably you may think for few days or few months only. But here’s a nature’s miracle that it’s alive even when it’s not been fed with any water or fresh air since last 44 years and it’s a rare phenomenon.
Actually we are talking about this plant which was planted in 1960 by this man, David Latimer from Cranleigh, Surrey. He last fed it in 1972 and stopped thereafter with a desire to experiment the same. But today also these plants are green.
The sealed pot containing the plant has a capacity of 38 liters and it’s deeply filled with the plant now. David is 80 now and it’s been assumed that the plant has developed it’s own ecosystem to stay alive for so many years without even being watered.
It’s surprising to know that in last 53 years this plant is being fed only once in 1972 before tightly sealing it as an experiment. The hardy spiderworts has grown inside to fill the 10 gallon jar surviving entirely on water, nutrients and recycled air.