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Posted by John Mills on November 13, 2014
Delicate Leaf Cuttings By Omid Asadi
My name is Omid Asadi and I currently live in Manchester, United Kingdom. I created this work with carving and cutting techniques on actual fallen leaves using a craft knife and a needle. I always try to create pieces with a message, not just beautiful art. Some of these messages or ideas come from my world view, poems, stories, global problems and philosophy. I’m also inspired by other artists’ and designers’ works.
I believe that we look at many things everyday, but don’t SEE them.
For example, apples had been falling from trees for thousands of years,
but only Isaac Newton truly saw that and, thanks to him,
our lives have changed forever.
Once I visited a paper cutting exhibition at Manchester Art Gallery;
that was when I noticed the leaves as well.
I use a craft knife or scalpel and needle. It is not like a paper cutting because each part needs a certain pressure to cut. If I make a mistake, I destroy maybe hundreds of hours of work.
For me these leaves represent our life, which is too short. I’m trying to give them another life.
I created this work to support the Persian Cheetah,
which is a species that is at risk of becoming extinct.
I have received loads of positive feedback from the public and media, and I am glad
people like my works and enjoy them. This shows how we can create beauty, love and
make this world better for all of human kind and other creatures instead of suffering
from wars, conflicts, diseases, hunger, hatred, etc.
Posted by John Mills on October 17, 2014
When fins were in… what, a blind spot!!!
Therefore they made the rear roof all glass
The 1960 DiDia 150 was a luxury, custom-designed iconic, handmade car also known as the “Dream Car” forever associated with its second owner, singer Bobby Darin. The car was designed by Andrew Di Dia, a clothing designer, who Bobby Darin had met whilst on tour in Detroit in 1957. Darin telling Di Dia at the time that he would purchase the car if he ever “hit it big”. For seven years, from 1953 to 1960 the DiDia 150 was hand-built by four workers, at a cost of $93,647.29 but sold to Darin in 1961 at a cost of over $150,000 (1.5 million today). ] At the time the car was listed as most expensive ‘custom-made’ car in the world by the Guinness Book of Records. ] The body was hand-formed by Ron Clark and constructed by Bob Kaiser from Clark Kaiser Customs.
Its metallic red paint was made with 30 coats of ground diamonds
Built in Detroit, Michigan, clothing designer Andrew ‘Andy’ Di Dia designed this “unrestrained and unconventional” automobile. Only one example was ever built.
The normal V8 engine is located at the front with an engine displacement of 365/427. It has a rear-wheel drive, the body and chassis is hand-formed from 064 aluminum with a 125-inch wheelbase alloy tube frame.
It has a glass cockpit in back, a squared steering wheel and thermostatically controlled air conditioning system.
The interior is rust colored in contrast to the ruby paintwork.
The design included the first backseat-mounted radio speakers and hidden windshield wipers, that started themselves when it rained. Other features include retractable headlamps, rear indicators that swivel as the car turns, ‘floating’ bumpers and a trunk that was hinged from the driver’s side. Each of the four bucket seats have their own thermostatically controlled air conditioning, individual cigarette lighters and ashtrays, as well as a radio speaker. The original engine, a Cadillac V8, was later replaced by a 427 high-performance by Ford when it was taken on the show circuit.
Darin drove his wife, Sandra Dee, in the car to the 34th Academy Awards in 1961.
When Bobby drove the car to the Academy Awards, Andrew Di Dia and Steve Blauner followed behind him in a limousine. The car had two fans and a switch that you had to turn on. Bobby didn’t realize, so it heated up. All the magazines said the car caught fire but it didn’t.
Di Dia toured the car around the country, when Darin wasn’t using it for public appearances. After publicity and film use, Darin donated his “Dream Car” to the St Louis Museum of Transportation in 1970 where it remains.
This is Andrew Di Dia the car designer.
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The pregnancy saga of Sandra and Patrice basically denounces all the traditional cabbage and the stork stories.
Posted by John Mills on August 14, 2013
THAT’S RIGHT… BREAST IMPLANTS FOR YOUR TATTOO!!
Posted by John Mills on November 2, 2012
Time for a chuckle…
You may have to wait a minute or two for these pictures to load. The following are all “moving pictures” and they are each absolutely adorable.
Let me chew on your ear a minute…
I got your toes… No, I got YOURS!
This one just broke me up!
Round and round we go… this sure beats chasing your own tail
By spring, this cat’s gonna be a hop-scotch champ!
These two truly make an ODD COUPLE
Just a minute Mr. DeMille… let me get ready for my close-up!
You think outgrowing your clothes is a problem? Try outgrowing your pet door
Life is too short not to take time out to enjoy the fun.
The best part of life is when family members become your friends and friends become family.
Posted by John Mills on October 10, 2012