Legend lives forever

On this day 23 years ago, Giggsy has made his first debut for Manchester United against Everton and coming on as substitute. 2nd March 1991. Legend lives forever !

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Ryan Giggs

“TEARING YOU APART SINCE 1991”

Copyright 2014 by ManUtd.com

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Street art and soccer collide in vivid campaign

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The photographs are brought to life with these illustrated doodles

It’s not often that art and the world of football combine – the disciplines are wholly different and you’d never think to put the two together. This latest advertising campaign from Pepsi MAX however, proves that when the two collide, magical things can happen.

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World-renowned photographer Danny Clinch captured six of the world’s leading football players – Leo Messi, Robin van Persie, Jack Wilshere, David Luiz, Sergio Agüero and Sergio Ramos – with six talented street artists transforming the images.

Copyright 2014 by CreativeBlog.com

Fun Facial Designs

Spanish photographer Juan Sánchez Castillo transforms the face into the canvas with these brilliantly made-up landscapes for little people.

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The 'Making up' series is a tribute to the art of make-up and imagination

You can be incredibly creative when it comes to using little miniature figures, as we’ve witnessed efforts from artists Christopher Boffoli and Slinkachu. This series sees the turn of Spanish photographer Juan Sánchez Castillo.

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Depicting models faces as the landscapes for these little people, using make-up to cleverly showcase the figurines working hard. Entitled ‘Making up’, the photography is a tribute to the art of make-up and imagination, proving a beautiful execution.

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There’s figurines of painters, mowers and more, with the make-up providing an incredible attention to detail. The placement of the models fingers are also brilliantly impressive.

Copyright 2014 by CreativeBlog.com

Welcome Juan !

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Manchester United is delighted to announce that Juan Mata has completed his transfer for a club-record fee of £37.1 million.

Juan Mata, 25, has 32 caps for the Spanish national team and has played 135 times for Chelsea, scoring 32 goals since signing from Valencia in 2011.

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Juan Mata said: “I am thrilled to be joining United. I have enjoyed some very happy years at Chelsea but the time has come for a new challenge. United is the perfect place for me and I am excited at the chance I have to be part of the next phase in the club’s history.”

“Chelsea is a top club and I have many friends there but you cannot turn down the chance to join Manchester United. I look forward to helping the manager and the team be successful in the coming years.”

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David Moyes said: “Juan is one of the finest playmakers in the game today and it’s a real pleasure to have secured his signature. He’s been instrumental in Chelsea’s recent success, with a notable 28 assists and 32 goals in his last two Premier League seasons.

“I have been impressed with the excitement he has shown to be part of the new Manchester United. I know our fans have admired Juan for some time now – he has always played well against us and I know they will be delighted to see him in the red of United.”

Copyright 2014 by ManUtd.com

Ralph Lauren lifestyle

Since its inception in 1968, Ralph Lauren has become a powerful global empire that has put its stamp on everything from tuxedos to tennis skirts.

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Ralph Lauren began with a handmade line of wide, colorful ties and menswear, which paved the way to launch his own in-store boutique in Bloomingdale’s in 1969. The designer expanded to encompass womenswear (1971), his signature polo shirts (1972), fragrance (1978), home furnishings (1983), sportswear (1993), paint (1995), denim (1996), and even a restaurant, in Chicago in 1999.
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Lauren’s lavish Madison Avenue flagship was built into the renovated Rhinelander mansion in 1986, a retail space that doubles as an opulent, high-end boutique and a tourist attraction. Though the label is perhaps best associated with its signature preppy polo shirts and tweed blazers, Lauren has shown range and innovation each season, from the cowboy-inspired looks of the seventies to the Santa Fe prints of the eighties to the more recent high-fashion twenties safari looks of the 2000s.

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The apparel is divided into a dozen lines, including the purple label for men’s eveningwear and hand-tailored suiting, the black label for women’s eveningwear, RLX for ski, golf, and tennis attire, and Rugby for a more youthful buyer. Today, the iconic polo emblem adorns everything from Pink Pony tees benefiting cancer research to tiny plaid high-tops for tykes and miniature polos for pets.
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The Ralph lifestyle has shown staggering staying power, thanks to loyal fans who ride horses, get chauffeured in Town Cars, and everything in between.

Copyright 2014 by nymag.com

Nude paintings is great form of art

Nude is a work of fine art that has as its primary subject the unclothed human body, forming a subject genre of art, in the same way as landscapes and still life. While there is no single definition of fine art, there are certain generally accepted features of most definitions.

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In the fine arts, the subject is not merely copied from nature, but transformed by the artist into an aesthetic object, usually without significant utilitarian, commercial (advertising & illustration), or purely decorative purposes. There is also a judgement of taste; the fine art nude being part of high culture rather than middle brow or low culture.

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Modern artists have continued to explore classical themes, but also more abstract representations, and movement away from idealization to depict people more individually. Paintings become most exclusive and luxurious in art forms at world markets. Artists make plenty of benefits with this kind of precious beliefs and conceptions.

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During most of the 20th century, the depiction of human beauty was of little interest to modernists, who were concerned instead with the creation of beauty through formal means. In the contemporary, or post-modern era, the nude may be seen as passé by many, however there are always artists that continue to find inspiration in the human form.

Copyright 2014 by nudeart.co.uk

Inspirational quotes and meanings

Your beliefs, background and character, will affect your view on the meaning of life .

We’re all unique! Even though 99% of the human DNA bases are the same in all people, we are all different from one another, with special talents, differing likes and dislikes, and so on. So it is not surprising that we might have differing views from one another on what life is about.

I hope you enjoy these quotes on the meaning of life, and find some further inspiration from them to finding your life’s purpose…
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1) Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone –we find it with another. ~ Thomas Merton

2) “There is not one big cosmic meaning for all; there is only the meaning we each give to our life, an individual meaning, an individual plot, like an individual novel, a book for each person.” ~ Anaïs Nin

3) “To be what we are, and to become what we are capable of becoming, is the only end of life.” ~ Robert Louis Stevenson, Familiar Studies of Men and Books

4) You can hope for a miracle in your life, or you can realize that your life is the miracle. ~ Robert Brault

5) “There is more to life than increasing its speed.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi

6) Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can. ~Danny Kaye

7) “Beyond work and love, I would add two other ingredients that give meaning to life. First, to fulfill whatever talents we are born with. However blessed we are by fate with different abilities and strengths, we should try to develop them to the fullest, rather than allow them to atrophy and decay. … Second, we should try to leave the world a better place than when we entered it. As individuals, we can make a difference, whether it is to probe the secrets of Nature, to clean up the environment and work for peace and social justice, or to nurture the inquisitive, vibrant spirit of the young by being a mentor and a guide.” ~ Michio Kaku

8) “The greatest discovery of any generation is that a human being can alter his life by altering his attitude.” ~William James

9) You will never be happy if you continue to search for what happiness consists of. You will never live if you are looking for the meaning of life. ~Albert Camus

10) “Not only is there often a right and wrong, but what goes around does come around, … “There is always a day of reckoning.” The good among the great understand that every choice we make adds to the strength or weakness of our spirits—ourselves, or to … our souls. That is every human’s life work: to construct an identity bit by bit, to walk a path step by step, to live a life that is worthy of something higher, lighter, more fulfilling, and maybe even everlasting.” ~ Donald Van de Mark

11) Life is the sum of all your choices. ~ Albert Camus

12) “At a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us, and our lives become controlled by fate. That’s the world’s greatest lie.” ~ Paulo Coelho

13) “The end is not the reward; the path you take, the emotions that course through you as you grasp life –that is the reward.” ~ Jamie Magee

14) “Only when you accept that one day you’ll die can you let go, and make the best out of life. And that’s the big secret. That’s the miracle.” ~ Gabriel Bá

15) “Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” ~ Helen Keller

16) “Philosophers can debate the meaning of life, but you need a Lord who can declare the meaning of life.” ~ Max Lucado

17) To live is so startling it leaves little time for anything else. ~Emily Dickinson

18) Here is the world. Beautiful and terrible things will happen. Don’t be afraid. ~Frederick Buechner

19) Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars. ~Henry Van Dyke

20) The true harvest of my daily life is somewhat as intangible and indescribable as the tints of morning or evening. It is a little star dust caught, a segment of the rainbow which I have clutched. ~Henry David Thoreau

21) Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be. ~Grandma Moses

22) “The greatest create of power you have on earth, whether you are an angel, a spirit, a man or woman or child is to help others.” ~ Anne Rice

23) “Life is a fairy tale. Live it with wonder and amazement.” ~ Welwyn Wilton Katz

24) “The sole meaning of life is to serve humanity.” ~ Leo Tolstoy

25) “Human resources are like natural resources; they’re often buried deep. You have to go looking for them, they’re not just lying around on the surface. You have to create the circumstances where they show themselves.” ~ Ken Robinson

26) Life is like a ten-speed bicycle. Most of us have gears we never use. ~Charles Schulz

27) Just living is not enough… one must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower. ~Hans Christian Andersen

28) “God and Destiny are not against us, rather they are for us, they are the ones who never forget the things we have long forgotten, the ones who hear the desires of our heart that our own heads can’t hear, and they are the ones who never forget who we really are, long after our minds have forgotten the images of who we are. We come from God and we belong to Destiny, yet for some reason of ignorance we think that to be the master of our own fates and the captain of our own souls means to write everything down on a paper and plan everything out on a grid! Such great things to be done, and we think they are accomplished by our primitive ways! No. We must only know what we want. And want what we want. And then fly high enough to see all that which we want that we couldn’t yet see.” ~ C. JoyBell C.

29) I think everybody should get rich and famous and do everything they ever dreamed of so they can see that it’s not the answer. ~Jim Carrey

30) “A life directed chiefly towards the fulfillment of personal desires sooner or later always leads to bitter disappointment.” ~ Albert Einstein

Copyright 2014 by inspiredquotes.com

Designer envisions the birth of an organic basketball with Nike SEED

Creative Bao Nguyen has combined his passion of design and basketball for a very special project.
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In Nike SEED, a “personal pitch”, Bao Nguyen fuses his two great passions in life: design and basketball. The Sacramento-based graphic designer and typographer used the self-initiated project to explore the germination of a basketball as a living organism, inspired by a simple but profound quote that he saw: “Basketball is my life.”
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It’s an allegorical work that captures the imagination – a piece that exists in the cross-hairs of science and art. “My main aim in the project was to make everything organic and create real atmosphere,” Nguyen says.

“Adobe Creative Cloud helped me a lot throughout the process. It enabled me to put my 3D models into Photoshop CC and modify them easily.” -Nguyen

Copyright 2013 by creativeblog.com

Rise of Papercraft Technology !

Just like architecture, papercraft is also a fusion of math and art.

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In order to create a great piece in papercraft it requires careful planning, passion and an extreme amount of patience. With the rise of technology papercraft has renewed itself from a simple hobby to a new form.

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Papercraft also known as paper model is an art form wherein people create three dimensional models of figures and objects using paper or card.

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According to Papercraft Museum: “Papercraft is a hobby where computer images are printed, cut into pieces, and glued into a 3-dimensional model.”

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Designs for papercraft are made by unfolding a 3D image using specialized programs, some designs are done by drawing based on video screen captures. Most people who does paper modelling make models of famous video game characters such as Minecraft’s Steve and Herobrine which they share in the Internet. In Japan, Papercraft is referred to as peparuka which gives homage to the ever growing Japanese papercrafting community. The term is also a name of a paper modelling software developed in Japan used to flatten 3D objects.

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As time went by the application of papercraft slowly grew and evolved, from being used as art installation, modelling and decorative pieces it has now used as illustrations and design elements. Now, many designers and artists have used papercraft to give a fresh look for their editorial designs, posters, infographics and even with motion graphics. One amazing example of paper modelling is done by Lobulo Design that we have featured here sometime ago. Now, with all that said and done we are going to feature amazing designs that made use of papercraft or paper modelling whichever you prefer for your inspiration !

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Papercraft is inexpensive and easy to learn. Many people have been doing it and with the help of Internet the proliferation of designs as well as software that makes the design has become easy, accessible and enjoyable for everyone. Internet forums dedicated to papercraft provides extensive and useful tips for beginners who are having a hard time working on their pieces.

What do you guys think? Think you can build a very elaborate papercraft?

Copyright 2013 by YouTheDesigner.com

‘Fergie Time’ lives forever

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Those fearing big change at Old Trafford following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement can now rest assured. Despite changes expected in United’s squad under new boss David Moyes’ regime, Ferguson’s presence continues to be felt. Sunday’s 1-0 victory over Arsenal highlighted that United will continue to compete at the top.

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And even if Ferguson has retired and insisted he will live a more relaxed life, his passion during Sunday’s match suggests otherwise. As has been seen so many times throughout his career, Ferguson was counting down the minutes at the end of the game. And as has been seen even more often, he’s not afraid to celebrate. Some things refuse to change.

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