Well these days, if you thought hair trends were only for women, you need to think again. The latest craze, dubbed “Merman Hair”, has men eagerly transforming their luscious mane into bold and courageous new styles. Though few may mimic the shiny curls of a merman's locks, this specific hair trend focuses mainly on the colors. Therefore, every guy's vivid, new look features any number of lovely color combinations of blues, reds, greens, purples, and pinks. Contrasting hair trends for women, this one affects more than just head hair. These fashion oriented men’s are adding pops of color to their facial hair, too! Someway, this extra flourish of colors completes the look, re-emphasizing their visually electrifying fashion statement though heightening the surreality of flowing underwater. Eventually, these guys are just inserting a bit of fun into their lives. Source: My Modernmet
Sunday, 28 June 2015
Saturday, 27 June 2015
A Transaero Boeing 747 was ornamented in spectacular fashion with the face of an Amur tiger to highlight the draw attention to the plight of the big cat, which is one of the most endangered animals in the world. It is entitled “Tiger Flight”, the project optimisms to educate the international community on the issues of environmental protection and put a stop to the poaching of the rare breed. The decorative aircraft a joint project of the Amur Tiger Center and Transaero Airlines was presented to the public at Moscow Vnukovo airport.
Cat-Air Airways now boarding has kept much of its stock design, aside from the unique tiger livery, but there’re extended plans to distinct the color scheme and to adorn the interiors of the aircraft's cabin at a later date. Olga Pleshakova, the CEO Transaero Airlines said: We think that the airline's participation in the joint project with the Amur Tiger Centre represents a steady development in the Transaero's CSR policies. The cautious conservation of wildlife is the object that no one should remain uncaring to. Only by uniting efforts of people with the high sense of responsibility for the upcoming of our planet, we can ensure a harmonious development of the present and future generations on the planet earth. The joint project will comprise an information campaign and Transaero Airlines' in-flight magazine will feature a distinct wildlife section. Passengers of the “Tiger Flight” plane, which will be used on highly popular routes to draw extreme attention, will also have an opportunity to watch documentaries filmed by the Amur Tiger Center while on board.
Andrei Smirnov, Director General of the Amur Tiger Center, said: “One of the main object is that are being tackled by the Amur Tiger Center is to draw attention to the problems of conservation of Amur tigers and the danger that this big, but at the same time vulnerable, animal has to face. We are pleased to find at Transaero Airlines the like-minded people and friends caring about nature and aiming at promoting the image of "The owner of the Taiga (boreal forest)". The "Tiger flight” project is a leading example of such a welcoming partnership and support to good deeds by joint actions.' WWF in recent times released astonishing footage of an Amur tiger being set free into the wild in a mountainous region in Russia's Far East. The young male, recognized as a “conflict tiger”, was living in continuous threat due to the lack of prey within its area. It was captured and collared by the Russian government before being released. After a few threatening growls it ran off without looking back.
Ricardo Castillo an adventurous photographer from Mexico certainly got some holiday photos with a difference. Castillo, 39, was snorkeling in the sea off Cuba hoping to capture underwater photographs of sharks but in its place came across another deadly predator in the shape of crocodiles. And he had nothing to look after him from the 12ft long reptiles apart from his camera and years of experience of swimming with treacherous creatures. With his experience as a result he was able to get to within a few inches of the Cuban crocodile and get fabulous shots of one of the world's most fearsome animals in its natural environment. However, at one point the reptile even touched the lens of Ricardo's waterproof camera, permitting him to get a photograph of the inside of its huge and lethal jaws.
Ricardo, actually he was snorkeling in the mangroves of the Gardens of the Queen marine park in Cuba. I was there to take shark photographs and the crocodiles abruptly happened to be there. I was in the water to get these photographs it is normal to snorkel with crocodiles in this place. Well, few of the crocodiles come by when they listen to the boats because some fisherman cleans their fish close to the mangrove where the crocs live. When you realize the crocs and the size of them you just need to stay all the time in the front or the back of it never to the side because it is very easy for the croc to bite someone then. I was very close to it. I use a 14mm lens and the croc touched the lens dome of the camera. When people view the pictures the first thing they say is “you are crazy” but people are scared by the unidentified. I always say that diving with sharks or crocs is not about bravery or gallantry; it is about experience and knowledge you have. No doubt the risk is always there, but they’re wildlife but if you learn to observe their behavior you can envisage what is happening. The thing is to know the time to get out to the water safe.Source: Dailymail
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Talented Artist Vainius Kubilius prudently crafts lamps that visually exhilarating and exotic patterns of light on adjacent walls. Not like your typical light designer, Kubilius doesn't like to simply work with metals and manmade materials. However, instead, the creative innovator gets an idea and incorporates coconuts into his products, which he designs under the label Nymphs. Because the head of the lamp is made out of coconut, and after careful shaving, waxing, and drilling the project, it shines like some sort of jewel. So, it takes 9 months to finish his first lamp project, and he has since improved his technique and time productivity.
Therefore as the time passes, it takes the talented artist only a few days to completely realize each of his creations. Notwithstanding his skill to compress the time required for production, each lamp continues to demand the artist's shrewd attention to detail, not to mention his skillful hand and profound eye for design. Though, Kubilius designing light patterns is even harder than preparing coconuts as lamp heads. He explains that not all light patterns look good, but by creating several of them I’ve learned what looks finest and what people like to enjoy the most. Eventually, he admits, I want people who turn my lamp on in the evenings to feel like they are in an enchanted place surrounded by an exclusive and calming atmosphere. Nymphs’s lamps create a small oasis in every interior. Though we were extremely lucky enough to inquire his incredibly designed lamps and the light patterns they fill their respective rooms with. You can read his brief thoughts as below.
Well, after finding the biggest and roundest coconut, I’ve shaved it, sand it, and then wax it to make it flat and shiny. Then I drill a 2cm hole at the bottom and with a small knife, prudently, bit by bit; extract the white meat from inside. Once I’ve done it, I drill tiny, precise holes for several hours to make a pattern. You know, it wasn’t easy and I took it several tries before I learned how to avoid making errors and ruining the coconut. So, creating the lamp base starts from perceptive physics and doing electricians work knowing what type of light makes sharp shadows, however, upon taking the correct components, welding them right and testing every lamp. After that, I make shape by adding flexible wires, soft parts, and painted wine corks to the body which are also covered in suede for the elegant finish. However, cork is used to mount the coconut on the body; it holds it firmly and doesn't have any hooks that would ruin the clean design.
Also, it's very easy to remove the coconut to change the light bulb. I stumbled upon some shadow art projects on the internet. I was astonished by the concept of art not having boundaries like paper; I started desiring to own a piece of it. The problem is that either the light art was poorly made or it was amazing, but too expensive. So I decided to make it myself. From then, I became fanatical with it. I'm a massive admirer of geometry, ornaments, and patterns. Therefore for me, the patterns don't have one meaning or one idea. They are full of concepts. For me, every pattern stands for something adding some emotion, atmosphere or even a story but I don't add them. That would make them lose the chance of having various different interpretations by different people. Well, look at how Kubilius's lamps turn an ordinary room into an astonishing oasis. As I likes to create lamps that dominate the room.Source: My Modernmet