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Looking to Add Some Tranquillity into Your Day & Into Your Life

Zazen Bear can offer you an experience of a lifetime. It is the place that you want to be when your day is less than perfect. The whole idea behind the design and creation of Zazen Bear was to create an environment that expressed harmony and tranquillity. It is a retail experience unlike any that you have seen before. The 2400 sq. ft. retail facility has two floors. The design incorporates a vertical garden of live plants that cascade up to the second floor in between the open staircase. The construction is unique because of the three interlocking circular rooms. It is a symbol of the voyage of discovery.

This eccentric retail experience will help you instil balance and order to your life and your spirit. The pieces have been crafter to evoke the feeling of relaxation, harmony, and tranquillity to whomever they touch. The jewelry incorporates silver, gold, diamonds, and sapphires. The pieces have varying significances from creating a link between the individual’s mind and the universe around them or with the stars above that signifies our aspirations in life. Every piece has been designed to uplift and reduce the stresses on our lives. Check it out on 497 Broome Street, NY or go to the website at www.zazenbear.com for more information.

This post was sponsored, but opinions are my own

14 Famous Old Photos Colorized

We live in the modern technology time. You can easy find all kind of gadgets wherever you wants. Smart phones, digital cameras, tablet computers and much more. Imagine life 50 years ago…imagine life 100 years ago. There is no digital cameras, there is no facebook or twitter, there’s no even television. Taking picture in those times was special thing and only few people was able to do this. They should have a lot of creative design in order to take proper photographs that will shape new ages and leave memories of history that we know. As all you know, old day photographs were black and white because in those ages there’s no technology to get color photographs. We always imagine how really some of those scenes looked in their original time when photos are taken. Thanks to website ufunk.net and magic of photoshop and graphic design we are finally able to see them in real-life colors. I hope you will enjoy in this collection:














Unbelivable Zaria Forman Artworks

The inspiration for Zaria’s drawings began in early childhood when she traveled with her family throughout several of the world’s most remote landscapes, which were the subject of her mother’s fine art photography. Her work exhibits extensively in galleries and venues throughout the United States and overseas.

In addition to exhibitions, recent projects include a series of drawings that served as the set design for the classic ballet Giselle, which premiered in October 2012 at the Grand Theatre of Geneva, Switzerland. Ten of her drawings were also used in the set design for House of Cards, a Netflix TV series directed by David Fincher and starring Kevin Spacey.

 In August 2012 she led Chasing the Light, an expedition sailing up the NW coast of Greenland, retracing the 1869 journey of American painter William Bradford and documenting the rapidly changing arctic landscape. Continuing to address climate change in her work, she spent September 2013 in the Maldives, the lowest-lying country in the world, and arguably the most vulnerable to rising sea levels.

How to Create a Christmas Lights Backdrop

The best part of Christmas is to see lots of lights all around. The holiday season looks so charming with lights of all colors on garlands, wreaths and trees. The peaceful glow of the twinkling Christmas lights gives innate satisfaction to the heart. Everyone wants to click unforgettable pictures on Christmas with their family and friends. But perfect shots are rarely taken. The ideal locations for photographs in the parks and malls are always crowded. It becomes even more difficult to take those ‘once in a lifetime’ clicks at such places.

So, can we take memorable photos perfectly? Sometimes, you must have thought of creating your own Christmas lights backdrop. But, the cost and effort involved might have pulled you back. Here, we are suggesting some easy DIY tips that would give you ideas for low-cost set ups for creating great Christmas backdrops.

How to create the Christmas lights backdrop manually?

  1. Hang a cream colored clean bed sheet or large paper sheets against the support stands, a wall or a high furniture piece. Spread some sheets on the floor as well. Try to conceal the seam between the wall and the floor. If you feel the need, secure the sheets with a clear tape. Do not worry about the wrinkles. They would not be visible in the photograph.

  1. Secure strings of Christmas lights all over the sheets. Fill the backdrop with as many lights as you can. More lights will give you a bright sparkly bokeh in the photographs. You should ideally use white lights with white wire casing. Colored casing of the wires will distract the viewer from the main subject.

  1. Hang some Christmas balls on the sheets as well. They will add a touch of color to the pictures.

  1. You can also use some props which can be used by the models. You can use a beautiful chair, a string of garland or a toy your kids play with. Use your creativity, look around and use any prop you like, which can add a little color to the backdrop.

  1. Do not overdo while looking for props or while hanging Christmas balls. The purpose is to add a pinch of color. The basic color of the backdrop is cream only.

  1. Get ready to fire the camera. Keep the aperture to the minimum. Aperture at 2.0 is good for these shots. You can perfect the set up by practicing a few shots with a still object. Use a teddy bear for trial. You have to create a shallow depth while clicking. Use manual settings of the camera as you prefer. But, do not forget to turn off the flash.

  1. When you are about to click the photograph with actual models, make sure you position them at least 6-8 feet away from the lights. This will give a depth to the photograph. The photographer can stand close to the model, say, at 2 feet-distance.

  1. Now, you can click as many photos as you want. The bokeh in the backdrop will give a blurry backdrop of lights. And the photos will be placed forever in the albums of your models.

The Ancient Art Of Making Globes By Hand

In the modern age, with the advent of GPS in addition to the abundance of mass-produced globes and maps, the art of globe making has fallen by the wayside. Only two workshops in the world still make handcrafted globes; one of them is us….. Bellerby & Co. Globemakers, a studio based in Stoke Newington, London.

Founded by Peter Bellerby in 2008, the artisan studio was born when Bellerby struggled to find a quality globe for his father’s 80th birthday present. Faced with a choice between a cheaply made modern globes or a fragile, expensive antique model, Bellerby decided to spend a few months and a few thousand pounds making his own, instead. The process turned out to be more complicated, costly, and time-intensive than he thought, eventually leading to the creation of his own globe-making studio.

Now, we have a small team of dedicated Globe-makers constructing high-quality, handmade, artisan globes that are as much works of art as they are scientific instruments. From the stand, to the painting, to the mapmaking, each piece is expertly crafted in-house using traditional and modern globe-making techniques.

The World According To An Illusionist

What if an illusionist had powers bigger than pulling a rabbit out of a cylinder? Would he use clouds as platform for building the cities, turn the landscape upside down, put a man in a birds nest and appoint the birds with some human activities?

I am a 37 years old Lithuanian artist and I want to give a sneak peak view on this before it happens.























The importance of visuals in branding a restaurant business

The restaurant business is one of the most highly competitive industries in the world. There are many factors that contribute to this. For example, there are many start-up costs, including equipment, real estate, staffing, and advertising. Many restaurants do not make this money back for several years. In such a competitive sector, it is important that a restaurant finds a way to stand out from the competition. Visual marketing is an effective method that has been used by many popular chain restaurants to great success. In some cases, these restaurants have become household names around the world.


Logo: making your brand


A memorable and attractive logo can ensure customers become familiar with a brand. If they eat at the restaurant at one location and enjoyed their meal, when they travel out of town and see the same logo again, they will be far more likely to stop at this second location. One major example is Quiznos, whose restaurants have a very noticeable logo. Rick Schaden created his Quiznos brand to be recognizable across the US. That means even if customers move, Quiznos will likely retain them as customers wherever the customer ends up. A restaurant’s logo needs to be unique and make a statement. Try using a font that is custom designed but still easy to read. The font alone can make the logo much more recognizable.


Choose your color theme


The color scheme of the restaurant needs to reflect the mood and clientele that the owner wishes to attract. If operating a restaurant that caters to those with children, consider brighter colors and fun designs. Neutral tones with a few unique colors can work well for restaurants trying to appeal to just a general audience. Quiznos uses red and green for their logo and theme. These colors stand out and reflect the colors of many of the fresh ingredients they use. In the past, red and green has also been used by other quality delis, and this association helps convey to customers that they are eating at a real local Italian sub shop that values quality and freshness.


Menu design

An easy to read menu is essential, but many people don’t know that the order in which food is listed can affect sales, or that using currency signs can over emphasize the cost of a menu item. Patrons read menus from top to bottom, so organize the menu well for better sales. Appetizers and light foods should be listed first. Using different colored boxes or even just having a line around certain menu items can help them stand out. Don’t use currency signs – a simple number is best. Many value restaurants use prices like $1.95 instead of simply 2. Using a single number like 2, 4, 8, etc. does not over emphasize the cost of higher priced items. While it is tempting to add pictures of food to a menu, it should not be overdone. It can be hard to get great pictures of food without spending a lot. Keep the menu simple and let the food speak for itself.


The restaurant and food sector is famously competitive, so focusing on targeted and visual branding is one way to make a business stand out from the rest.

Illustrations of the World’s Best Nightclubs

This post is written by Heather James who is a blogger for CapitalAlist, a London nightclub guest list website.

Pablo Benito or Pe Be as he is also known, specialises in graphic design art. He takes a subject, infuses the image with colour and he unique graphic forms and the results are startling, modern perspectives.

The following art is typical of Pe Be’s work. Think very modern, clean images that speak a thousand words about the subject. Inspirational art is something that Pe Be is really great at creating. You want to see for yourself the amazing places that he depicts in his designs.

Benito has a unique specialty that resonates with a specific part of society, clubbers. His subjects are usually of the best clubs from around the world, both from modern day clubs to flashes back to the past. Its a wondrous thing to recognize a club in his art that you definitely has the best night of your life in. Lots of emotions come with his art, especially as the clubs often represent good times that were had or good times ahead.

By looking at the club’s architecture, it is possible to gleen information about where the club is situated and even the crowd that it draws. The Bergain club in Berlin is legendary in the world of clubbers. It is an old industrial unit that lends unique acoustics to some of the most sought after nights in clubbing legend. The sound is rocketed around the huge structures inside, creating a clubbing adventure that is both highly sought after, as well as creating one of the most difficult clubs to get into.

The Fabric print is another great example of one of Benito’s (and the rest of the world’s) favourite place to hear the best DJ’s in the business. It is a building which sits in the heart of London, Farringdon to be precise. Pe Be’s depiction of the grand old building exudes style and class, something which Fabric strives for. If the best DJs in the world are playing in Fabric’s hallowed rooms and the crowd are bouncing off the sonic floor, then this is a club worthy of Pe Be’s attention.

Whatever your taste or history in music, there can be nothing but admiration for these attractive designs of iconic clubs around the globe. Choosing a favourite is difficult to do from an objective perspective as they often hold personal memories but without a doubt, they are a joy to behold.

Old Hubcaps Recycled into Beautiful Animal Sculptures

Ptolemy Elrington knows exactly what to do with all of those wheel hubcaps you see littering the side of the highway. He’s spent the last 12 years recycling them into beautiful and elegant animal sculptures!

For something that’s made from road-side trash, his pieces sure do sell for a lot – his sculptures can fetch anywhere from £200 to £10,000! Check out his work to see what can be done with everyday bits of trash!

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Museum Of Optical Illusion in South Korea

South Korea have museum that is awesome example of quality creative design. Check out the images we collected bellow and have on mind that no special computer effects are used to create those images. The Museum have awesome idea and you can make stunning images if you have time and money to visit it in South Korea. [Read more…]

Creative Logos Design with Hidden Symbolism

When it comes to graphic design and logo creation, by far the most important is the idea of the concept. If you have the idea for the logo you are creating you are on the half way already. In the following article we will show you the clean and clear, yet perfect logos with hidden symbolism. The minimalist usage of vectors in logos is brightly used to represent symbolic of the product the logo advertise.