2014 Olympics in Sochi

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A colorful fireworks display over the Olympic Stadium for the opening of 22 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi / Russia. 88 nations taking part. Some leaders do not come and others send only one representative. With over 33 billion euros it costs are the most expensive Winter Olympics ever. Ahead there were many inconsistencies and arbitrage in connection with political prisoners, organizations and groups. This should probably have been the reason why the song “Not Gonna Get Us” from the girl band t.A.T.u. was played for the invasion of the Russian team.

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Peter Lippmann

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Peter Lippmann is an American-born photographer who has worked in Paris for the past twenty-five years. Lippmann specializes in still life, advertising, magazine work, food, and trompe l’oeil. His clients include Marie Claire, Cartier Art Magazine, NY Times Magazine, The Sunday Times, Le Figaro, Cartier, Audemars Piguet, Fürterer, SFR, SNCF, Christian Louboutin and many more. For several years he worked for Christian Louboutin’s annual look book, and it is wonderful to look at. Satire, delicately humor, ingenuity and great implementing force are characteristic of his work.

A very interesting variant of photography opens in the balance between art and advertising. And Peter Lippmann is one of the masters of this manifestation.

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Golden Globe Awards 2014 – WINNERS

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The 71st Golden Globe Awards wrapped up Sunday night (January 12th), with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler emceeing for the second year in a row in front of a starstudded and not entirely sober crowd. In between the jokes, the Hollywood Foreign Press revealed its picks for the best films, TV shows and actors of 2013.

Regardless of Whether you want to revel in your winning picks or comment angrily about why your favorites were more deserving than the winners, we’ve got you covered. Check out the fill list of Golden Globe winners below!

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Tejal Patni

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Let’s talk about the Indian fashion & advertising photographer Tejal Patni. As a master photographer, this artist creates drama, theater and beauty with every click – as clearly showcased with his award-winning Splash calendars that was hailed as among the best in the world.

His pictures are staged worlds full of humor and fancy imagination, stylized, colorful, other worldly, based on comics and science fiction, styled professional, fascinating and young. And they are connected with fashion and marketing, and so this photographer can make a living where other artists stay probable poor since their art is not feeding them.

Tejal Patni is a fortune for our insatiable, image-hungry eyes.

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Uma Karuna Thurman

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Uma is pictured for Campari wearing a breathtakingly beautiful red dress which features the world map

Uma Karuna Thurman (born April 29, 1970) is an American actress and model. She has performed in leading roles in a variety of films, ranging from romantic comedies and dramas to science fiction and action movies. Following early roles in films such as Dangerous Liaisons (1988), she rose to international prominence in 1994 following her role in Quentin Tarantino’s Pulp Fiction for which she was nominated for an Academy Award, a BAFTA Award and a Golden Globe Award. She starred in several more films throughout the 1990s such as The Truth About Cats & Dogs, Batman & Robin, Gattaca and Les Misérables. She won a Golden Globe Award for the miniseries Hysterical Blindness (2002). Her career was revitalized when she reunited with director Quentin Tarantino to play the central role in two Kill Bill films (2003/2004) which brought her an additional two Golden Globe Award nominations and a BAFTA Award nomination.

Uma Thurman was looking gorgeous as she posed in a red dress for her latest photo shoot. The 43-year-old beauty has been named the star of the Campari Calendar for 2014, and we can see why. The 15th edition no less, is entitled ‘Worldwide Celebrations!’.

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PRADA – ART ATTACK

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PRADA is the big one; the show that will define the season for months to come. There are “good Pradas” and “better Pradas” and this one was a hit. And now the much awaited campaign for Prada’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection is here.

The Italian luxury brand showcases an array of chic and colorful ensembles and accessories, shot by acclaimed fashion photographer Steven Meisel.

For the first time, the campaign includes, not one, but two black models (Cindy Bruna and the returning Malaika Firth). By Prada standards, and despite the lack of a single Asian model, this is one of the most diverse casts yet.

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iPhone ultra luxury

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Stuart Hughes’ gold, diamond-studded Apple iPhone 3G Supreme is ‘most expensive iPhone’ at $3M+

British designer Stuart Hughes has created the most expensive cell phone on Earth by adding some serious bling to Apple’s iPhone, Infibeam.com says. Hughes used 271 grams of 22-karat gold and 136 flawless diamonds to create an iPhone 3GS worth a whopping $3.2 million. “The iPhone is the phone with the most tricks on the market. What possibly could we do to trick it up more? Bless it with the finest precious metal and jewels,” Hughes told PC Advisor. It took Hughes 10 months to create the phone.
“Most of the 10 months was spent trying to source the diamond for the navigation button,” Hughes said. The Apple logo, embedded in the gold casing on the back of the phone, is made of 58 diamonds totaling roughly one carat. The navigation button on the front of the iPhone was made from a rare seven-carat diamond.

Apple’s iPhone 5s was the most popular phone this Christmas, based on live searches, pre-orders and sales.

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Armand de Brignac Champagne

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Armand de Brignac is a champagne which is edited and produced by Champagne Cattier, a family business that has been since 1763 in the possession of vineyards in the Champagne region and is one of the world’s finest champagne houses. Armand de Brignac is still made ​​in the traditional way of only eight people by hand. The grapes come exclusively from Premier Cru and Grand Cru vineyards of the Montagne de Reims regions, Vallée de la Marne and the Côte des Blancs, thus mean quality. The grapes come from all vintages wine villages, bearing the title Premier Cru and Grand Cru. Each cuvée is a blend of three different vintages. This higher complexity is ensured, as more variety and flavor nuances than individual vintages. The current cuvée Armand de Brignac is from a combination of the years 2002, 2003 and 2005.
It is marvelously complex and full-bodied, with a bouquet that is both fresh and lively. Its sumptuous, racy fruit character is perfectly integrated with wine’s subtle brioche accents. Its texture is deliciously creamy with light, tiny bubbles and has won “#1 Champagne in the World” against the top 1000 Champagnes!
In a study conducted by the journal Fine Champagne Magazine blind tasting in which a total of 1,000 Champagne brands were evaluated, Armand de Brignac Brut Gold was awarded in November 2009 the award as “the best champagne in the world”

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Gaga By Gaultier

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Gaga by Gaultier is an interview between Lady Gaga and fashion designer Jean Paul Gaultier, that was filmed at the House of Gaultier in Paris, France, on May 10, 2011. It was produced by Dak Tirak Productions and delves into Gaga’s fashion choices, music, and personal life. The interview was released on June 13, 2011.

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Karl Lagerfeld – Chanel Pre-Fall 2014

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Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL – Paris Dallas 2013/2014 Métiers d’Art. The location was meant to honor the brand’s long-standing relationship with America.

Welcome to the Wild, Wild West — by way of Chanel! When Karl Lagerfeld dropped the fashion community into Dallas, TX, for the annual Métiers d’Art show, the expectation was a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. On that promise, Karl delivered with a prairie-inspired collection influenced by Americana. With rich tweeds transitioning into Southwestern tapestries and worn-in denim, looks were accompanied by suede boots, lariats, cowboy hats, feathers, and fringe as far as the eye could see. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, and it doesn’t get bigger than Karl’s take on the Lone Star State.

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Patrick Demarchelier

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All fashionistas and photographers know the name of Patrick Demarchelier (born 21 August 1943 in Paris), one of the best French fashion photographers. He spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his stepfather bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert. His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine

He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

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Kristian Schuller

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Kristian Schuller is a Paris-based photographer. He is the son of theater dramaturg and director Frieder Schuller. As a child, Kristian emigrated with his parents and his brother to Germany, he grew up in Bonn and Dusseldorf. He studied fashion design with Vivienne Westwood and photography with F.C. Gundlach at the University of Fine Arts Berlin.

After his initial introduction by Isabella Blow to Condé Nast Publications in London, Kristian has continued working internationally with various fashion magazines and commercial clients.

He has worked together with artists/models like Penélope Cruz, Gisele Bündchen, Heidi Klum, Duran Duran, etc. His work featuring top models in original and creative settings has been published in international magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Glamour and many more.

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Yayoi Kusama

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Yayoi Kusama (草間 彌生 or 弥生 Kusama Yayoi, born March 22, 1929 in Matsumoto, Nagano) is a Japanese artist and writer. Throughout her career she has worked in a wide variety of media, including painting, collage, sculpture, performance art and environmental installations, most of which exhibit her thematic interest in psychedelic colors, repetition and pattern. A precursor of the pop art, minimalist and feminist art movements, Kusama influenced contemporaries such as Andy Warhol and Claes Oldenburg. Although largely forgotten after departing the New York art scene in the early 1970s, Kusama is now acknowledged as one of the most important living artists to come out of Japan, and an important voice of the avant-garde.

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Creative DIY Christmas Ornament Ideas

 

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No other holidays have examined a magical and joyous preparation period as Christmas, as the whole month of Advent is dedicated to get into the Christmas spirit and be merry. Truth be told, holidays will only be as festive as you make them so do not wait for the Christmas spirit to manifest Itself, start creating it!
Probably the best way to get inspired for the holidays is to decorate your house and a Christmas tree. And if you take it one step further and decide to make the decorations and ornaments yourself, then Christmas will be all the more special!
We’ve already shared a collection of DIY Christmas tree ideas, so now it‘s time to create some DIY Christmas ornaments for it. Check out the images did inspired us, and get creative!

 

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Creative DIY Christmas Tree Ideas

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Decorating Christmas tree with our family is probably among the best childhood memories we have. HOWEVER, not everyone likes the idea of cutting down the trees, so people came up with an idea to replace them with artificial ones. And now, as the boundaries of imagination are only expanding, the most recent trend is the DIY Christmas trees!
For the spaces, that could not fit on actual Christmas tree, or for the people, who want to make the holidays even more special, a Christmas tree is a great DIY project. That way, you can pick the size, the color, the style and the texture completely Call on your own, and make the Christmas tree look like a beautiful accessory, complementing the interior. What is more, that way it will definitely be one of a kind! To give you some ideas, we have made ​​a selection of some DIY Xmas trees did we liked a lot. What will yours look like this year?

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FERRARI LaFerrari 2013

LaFerrari (also known as the F70, and by its project name, F150) is a limited production hybrid sports car built by Ferrari. The car and its name were officially unveiled at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. It is based on findings from testing of the Ferrari FXX and on research being Conducted by the Mille Chili Project at the University of Modena. Association with the Mille Chili Project led to speculation during development did under the car would weigh 1.000 kg (2.205 lb), but a dry weight of 1.255 kg (2,767 lb) which Claimed. Only 499 units will be built and each will cost more than 1 million.

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PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE 175 years

 

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PATEK PHILIPPE GENEVE – The Last Family Owned Independent Genevan Watch Manufacturer

 

ORIGIN
Without interruption since 1839, Patek Philippe has been perpetuating the tradition of Genevan watchmaking. As the load family-owned independent watch manufacturer in Geneva, it enjoys total creative freedom to Entirely design, produce and assemble what experts agree to be the finest timepieces in the world – Following Following the vision of its founders Antoine Norbert de Patek (1839) and Adrien Philippe (1845). Thanks to its exceptional know-how, Patek Philippe Maintains a tradition of innovation hailed by an impressive repertoire of more than 80 patents.

 

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BUGATTI

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Bugatti, 8 models since 1924
The horseshoe-shaped radiator grille adorns every Bugatti today. The racing cars of the French brand have been extremely successful in the 20s and 30s. 1963 Bugatti fell into a deep sleep from which the brand wake up until 1989. In 1991 the EB 110, so named in honor of the 110th Birthday of company founder Ettore Bugatti. Is currently the only model in the Veyron. Bugatti is part of the Volkswagen Group since 1998.

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ICEHOTEL

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ICEHOTEL, Jukkasjärvi, Lapland

 

 

Using only frozen water from the Torne River, artists from all over the world gather in Jukkasjärvi to create at exclusive art exhibition: ICEHOTEL.

The art is created with imagination and hard work, only to melt away under the unforgiving rays of the sun come springtime. All that remains are our impressions, our memories – and photographs.

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