Category: Beauty


Bunny Mellon’s Blue Diamond Sells For More Than $32.6 Million, Sets Two World Auction Records

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A 9.75-carat fancy vivid blue diamond from the collection of Mrs. Paul Mellon sold for more than $32.6 million, shattering its high estimate of $15 million at Sotheby’s New York Thursday. The price set a world auction record for any blue diamond; and at more than $3.3 million per carat, it set a world auction record for price-per-carat for any diamond.

  The pear-shaped diamond was sought after by seven bidders who competed for 20 minutes for the gem, Sotheby’s said. It ultimately sold to a Hong Kong private collector who named it “The Zoe Diamond.”

“ From the moment I saw this diamond, I knew that it would be one of the most important stones that I will ever have the privilege of presenting at auction,” said Gary Schuler, head of Sotheby’s Jewelry Department in New York. “Mrs Mellon’s diamond absolutely deserves the place in the record books that it achieved tonight.” “

 

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From World Animal Foundation

 

 

 

“Dogs Do Speak , But Only To Those That Know How To Listen”

39-Foot Sandcastle In Brazil May Be World Record

 

 

 

 

 

 

” A California sand artist’s 39-foot-tall sandcastle on a Brazilian beach is being considered for a world record by Guinness officials.

  Guinness World Records adjudicators traveled to the Niteroi, Brazil, beach to examine the detailed castle built by Rusty Croft, a sand artist and co-owner of California-based Sand Guys, which has created sculptures for companies including Google and Facebook.

  The castle was built using 20 truckloads of sand and was sponsored by Caterpillar Inc. Archie Lionce of Caterpillar said a decision from Guinness is expected within days.

  The current Guinness World Record holder for largest sandcastle is Ed Jarrett, who constructed a 37-foot, 10-inch castle in Farmington, Conn., in 2011. “

 

Thanks to UPI Odd News

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s The Deal With Kate Upton In The New ‘Game Of War’ Commercial?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Come and play with me.” ~Kate Upton

  During Thursday Night Football, Untitled Worldwide debuted a commercial for Game of War, one of the biggest mobile games in the world. The commercial features Kate Upton as Athena, the goddess of wisdom and war. She doesn’t say much in the thirty second spot but her appearance speaks volumes about the seriousness of Game Of War’s ad campaign. A campaign they reportedly spent $40 million on. “

 

Uproxx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DJI’s New Inspire 1 Quadcopter Lifts Its Arms To Shoot Stunning 4K Video

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Cinematographers and geeks alike already use DJI drones to shoot some pretty epic aerial photography. Those airborne images and video are about to get a lot better with the company’s newest quadcopter, the Inspire 1, which has a built-in 4k camera. The sleek, streamlined black-and-white drone transforms in mid-air into a V design by lifting its carbon-fiber arms above the camera assembly, allowing the user to shoot unobstructed video in any direction.

  The on-board camera can capture 4K video at 24, 25, and 30 fps, and 1080p video at 24, 25, 30, 50, and 60 fps. The Inspire 1 can snap 12-megapixel stills with its 94-degree wide-angle lens — the camera itself rotates a full 360 degrees and can tilt down 125 degrees. It’s also detachable, meaning you can upgrade the camera when a new version comes along.

” We see this as the perfect combination of the Phantom and Spreading Wings series, being able to take off at the touch of a button while simultaneously giving users fine control of the images they capture,” says Frank Wang, DJI CEO and co-founder. 

  DJI says the drone can fly stable and steady even in strong winds or navigate the indoors without GPS. Inspire 1 uses an optical flow camera that maintains a stereoscopic image of the ground, which helps to prevent it from drifting while you’re trying to record video. “

 

 

A beautifully engineered creation , if a little on the pricey side .

Read more at Popular Mechanics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The RC Airbus A400M Is The King Of Fully Functional Scaled Military Aircraft

 

 

 

 

” This fall, at the model air show in Grenchen, Switzerland, the first-ever remote-controlled model of the Airbus A400M debuted in an impressive 3-minute test flight. The detailing and control shown on this model military plane are super impressive. Aviation fans and military geeks, you have got to check this one out!

  The action opens as a couple of pit crew members wheel the model Airbus out on the airstrip for its 6th ever flight. The plane looks just as big as the two guys, which might make you wonder how effective it is really going to be in the air. What does it take for a plane that large to be piloted effectively by a remote control?”

 

 

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” The whir of the plane’s engine is audible over the announcer’s chatter as the plane begins to taxi down the runway. Around the 0:38 mark, the plane lifts off. It curves up and to the right, looping around the air space with grace.”

 

Read more at The Blanket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Just Got A New, Entirely 3D-Printed Metal Gun

 

 

 

” Just under a year ago, Solid Concepts gave the world its very first look at what a 3D-printed metal gun could do. And to everyone’s surprise, the thing actually worked. Now, the metal 3D-printing firm have put out the 1911′s fancier successor—complete with Declaration of Independence inscription and all.”

” The original 1911 made waves when Solid Concepts released a video in which they successfully fired the pet project over 50 times. And this newest offering, dubbed the Reason, looks a hell of a lot more solid.”

   Here is a video from Solid Concepts that explains the manufacturing process used in the fabrication of the “Reason” and a wide array of other goods:

” More than anything, the added detail and inscriptions are a testament to how far the company’s sintering tech has come. Using a technique called direct metal laser sintering, Solid Concepts is able to 3D print the gun by melting metal powder with a laser. In other words, these things take far more know-how than the plastic versions that came before them. “

   … and here is a video of the predecessor of the “Reason” , Solid Concept’s , and the world’s , first all-metal 3D printed gun , the DMLS 1911 being test fired .

Read more at Gizmodo and here , here and here . Bring it on .

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      Watch these amazing illusions performed by Indian magician Kannan Thrissur on the Turkish TV program , Oye! It’s Friday .

Hottest Body Paintings

 

 

 

Here is the first example:

 

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    These works of art on the human canvas are lightyears beyond the usual painted-on bikinis and Wonder Woman costumes … Here’s one more example …

 

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Inquisitive readers can see the other 66 amazing creations here . Enjoy .

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Mountain

 

The Mountain

 

 

” This was filmed between 4th and 11th April 2011. I had the pleasure of visiting El Teide.
Spain´s highest mountain @(3718m) is one of the best places in the world to photograph the stars and is also the location of Teide Observatories, considered to be one of the world´s best observatories.

  The goal was to capture the beautiful Milky Way galaxy along with one of the most amazing mountains I know El Teide. I have to say this was one of the most exhausting trips I have done. There was a lot of hiking at high altitudes and probably less than 10 hours of sleep in total for the whole week. Having been here 10-11 times before I had a long list of must-see locations I wanted to capture for this movie, but I am still not 100% used to carrying around so much gear required for time-lapse movies.

  A large sandstorm hit the Sahara Desert on the 9th April (bit.ly/g3tsDW) and at approx 3am in the night the sandstorm hit me, making it nearly impossible to see the sky with my own eyes.

  Interestingly enough my camera was set for a 5 hour sequence of the milky way during this time and I was sure my whole scene was ruined. To my surprise, my camera had managed to capture the sandstorm which was backlit by Grand Canary Island making it look like golden clouds. The Milky Way was shining through the clouds, making the stars sparkle in an interesting way. So if you ever wondered how the Milky Way would look through a Sahara sandstorm, look at 00:32.

  Available in Digital Cinema 4k.

  Follow Facebook: facebook.com/TSOPhotography

Follow Twitter: twitter.com/TSOPhotography

Follow Google+: plus.google.com/107543460658107759808

  Press/licensing/projects contact: tsophotography@gmail.com

  Music by my friend: Ludovico Einaudi – “Nuvole bianche” with permission.
Please support the artist here:
itunes.apple.com/us/album/una-mattina/id217799399 “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Blues Accordin’ To Lightnin’ Hopkins

 

 

 

Published on May 28, 2014

” The Blues Accordin’ to Lightnin’ Hopkins

  A documentary that gives an opportunity to plunge into the atmosphere, which developed country blues as such,
Without lovely sweetness and sentimentality,
Life rural African-American population of Texas in its stark nakedness and everyday life,
in the comments Lightnin ‘Hopkins’a And of course, the music from it.

  Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976,
allowance is made for “fair use” for purposes such as criticism,
comment, news reporting, teaching, scholarship,and research.
Fair use is a use permitted by copyright statute that might otherwise be infringing.
Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Boogie Woogie Greats – The Best Of Boogie Woogie, More Than 2 Hours Of Music With The Greatest!

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 15, 2014

” Boogie Woogie Greats — The Best of Boogie Woogie, more than 2 hours of music with the greatest!

Find the album here:

http://bit.ly/1jLFuR0
http://amzn.to/1zEKQBZ
http://bit.ly/1nrRzWd
http://bit.ly/1wpAC3W

00:00 – Meade Lux Lewis – Hangover Boogie
06:11 – Meade Lux Lewis – Bush Street Boogie
11:41 – Meade Lux Lewis – Joe Prein’s Boogie
17:20 – Meade Lux Lewis – San Francisco Shuffle
23:35 – Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons – Barrel House Boogie
26:42 – Jimmy Yancey – Two O’clock Blues
29:41 – Jimmy Yancey – Beezum Blues
33:02 – Pete Johnson – Yancey Street Blues
35:45 – Albert Ammons – SP Blues
38:25 – Albert Ammons – You’re My Sunshine
41:18 – Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons – Walkin’ the Boogie
44:12 – Pete Johnson, Albert Ammons – Pine Creek
46:52 – Jimmy Yancey – Janie’s Joys
49:52 – Pinetop Smith – Jump Steady Blues
53:14 – Cleo Brown – Pinetop’s Boogie Woogie
55:39 – Big Maceo – Chicago Breakdown
58:34 – Meade Lux Lewis – Honky Tonk Train Blues
01:01:30 – Jimmy Yancey – Yancey Stomp
01:04:23 – Montana Taylor – Detroit Rocks
01:07:45 – Cripple Clarence Lofton – Streamline Train
01:11:40 – Pete Johnson – Basement Boogie
01:14:40 – Albert Ammons – The Boogie Rocks
01:17:47 – Cripple Clarence Lofton – I Don’t Know
01:21:04 – Hersal Thomas – The Fives
01:25:19 – Pete Johnson, Big Joe Turner – I Got a Gal
01:28:25 – The Boogie Woogie Trio – Boogie Woogie Prayer
01:33:16 – Jay McShann – Hold Em Hootie
01:35:59 – Albert Ammons, Pete Johnson – Sixth Ave Express
01:38:45 – Montana Taylor – Indiana Ave Stomp
01:42:15 – Meade Lux Lewis – Yancey Special
01:45:35 – Albert Ammons – Suitcase Blues
01:49:28 – Blind Leroy Garnett – Chain Em Down
01:52:26 – Speckled Red Wilkins – Street Stomp
01:55:17 – Pete Johnson – Kaycee On My Mind
01:58:18 – Pete Johnson, Joe Turner – Rebecca
02:01:07 – Jimmy Yancey – Midnight Stomp
02:05:03 – Romeo Nelson – Head Rag Hop
02:08:03 – Little Brother Montgomery – Farish Street Jive

  JazzAndBluesExperience – SUBSCRIBE HERE : http://bit.ly/10VoH4l (Re)Discover the Jazz and Blues greatest hits – JazznBluesExperience is your channel for all the best jazz and blues music. Find your favorite songs and artists and experience the best of jazz music and blues music. Subscribe for free to stay connected to our channel and easily access our video updates! – Facebook FanPage:http://www.facebook.com/JazznBluesExp… “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Cray: Cookin’ In Mobile 2010

 

 

 

Published on May 21, 2013

” Cookin’ In Mobile is a live CD/DVD released by five-time Grammy award winner Robert Cray. It was released on July 27, 2010, through Vanguard Records. It is his first live concert released on DVD to date, and his third live album. The concert was recorded February 21, 2010 at the historic Saenger Theatre in Mobile Alabama. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band – Live at Montreux 1990

 

 

 

 

Published on Nov 24, 2012

” Gary Moore & The Midnight Blues Band – Live at Montreux 1990 is a live DVD by Gary Moore. Recorded live on June 21, 1990.

  Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival is recognized as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. This 1990 performance was the first for Gary Moore at the event. He has since played the festival on a regular basis. This was a part of the tour supporting his Still Got the Blues album. Albert Collins was a featured guest at this performance.

  The DVD, released in 2004 by Eagle Vision, includes three bonus songs from Gary Moore’s 1997 performance at Montreux. “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

John Mayall: Jammin’ With The Blues Greats 1982

 

 

 

 

Published on Jun 30, 2013

” One hot night in June 1982 at New Jersey’s Capitol Theater, John Mayall and the Bluesbreakers, featuring Mick Taylor (Rolling Stones) on lead guitar, John McVie (Fleetwood Mac) on bass, and Colin Allen (of Rod Stewart’s band) on drums, paid homage to and were joined by five blues immortals: Albert King, Etta James, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, and the 83-year-old Sippie Wallace. Each of the blues greats were backed by the Bluesbreakers, resulting in some amazing musical moments. Awesome is the only word to describe the guitar jams among Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Mick Taylor.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rory Gallagher At The SDR Festival, Stuttgart,1994

 

 

 

Uploaded on Nov 29, 2011

” Rory Gallagher At The SDR Festival, Reitstadion,1994
Runtime 1:11:48

Setlist:
Moonchild
I Wonder Who
The Loop/Resurrection Shuffle
Tattoo’d Lady
Bye Bye Bird/Ghost Blues
Out On The Western Plain
Walkin’ Blues/Don’t Think Twice
Shadow Play “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Muddy Waters,Buddy Guy,Junior Wells,With Bill Wyman,Pinetop Perkins, Live Montreux 1974

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robben Ford – Live Rockpalast 2007

 

 

 

 

Published on Jul 11, 2012

” Robben Ford – Live at Rockpalast, November 5th, 2007

01. How Deep In The Blues 00:10
02. Later Climb 04:50
03. Indianola 09:00
04. The Way You Treated Me (feat. bass solo & drum solo) 13:30
05. Riley B. King 25:22
06. Don’t Deny Your Love 32:25
07. Cannonball Shuffle 37:10
08. Too Much 41:50
09. Peace On My Mind 46:20
10. Lovin’ Cup 53:35
11. Supernatural 59:00
12. There’ll Never Be Another You 1:05:08

Line-up:

Robben Ford: Guitars & vocals
Toss Panos: Drums
Travis Carlton: Bass “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Solomon Burke: The King Live At AVO Session Basel (2007)

 

 

 

Published on Apr 20, 2014

” Tracklist:
01. Back At The Chicken Shack
02. The Greeting Song
03. Down In The Valley
04. Diamond In Your Mind
05. None Of Us Are Free
06. Georgia On My Mind
07. Cry To Me
08. Soul Searchin’
09. Medley: Dock Of The Bay / Fa Fa Fa / Spanish Harlem / Stand By Me
10. Medley: Got To Get You Off My Mind / Having A Party / Amen
11. A Change Is Gonna Come
12. Proud Mary
13. Mona Lisa
14. I Will Survive
15. Medley: Long Tall Sally / Lucille / Tutti Frutti
16. Don’t Give Up On Me
17. May The Good Lord Bless And Keep You
18. Everybody Needs Somebody To Love “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PHOODIE’s Nutella Cheesecake

 

 

 

 

” Who doesn’t love Nutella, and when we saw PHOODIE pair the amazing chocolate hazelnut spread with cheesecake we were left drooling! We’ve got the very delicious recipe for you below.

 

INGREDIENTS

(To make a 23cm cheesecake)

250g Arnott’s Choc Ripple biscuits (or similar, just a plain chocolate cookie-style biscuit)

100g unsalted butter

500g of cream cheese, softened

110g icing sugar

300ml thickened cream

440g of Nutella

200g milk chocolate (buttons or other, for the ganache)

100ml thickened cream (for the ganache)

20 Ferrero Rochers (10 inside the cream cheese filling and 10 crushed on top) “

 

Directions

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival 2004

 

 

 

Published on Oct 10, 2012

” The Crossroads Guitar Festival is a music festival and benefit concert first held in 2004 and again in 2007 and 2010. The festivals benefit the Crossroads Centre founded by Eric Clapton, a drug treatment center located in Antigua. The concerts are also intended to be a showcase for a variety of guitarists. All were hand-picked by Eric Clapton himself, who addressed the 2007 audience, saying that each were some of the very best, and those who had earned his respect.
6 June 2004 – Crossroads Guitar Festival
Crossroads Guitar Festival
Fair Park and Cottonbowl Stadium Dallas, TX
United States
This is not the double DVD.

Songs:

0:03:30 “Layla” by Eric Clapton
0:11:42 “Killing Floor” by Hubert Sumlin feat Eric Clapton, Robert Cray & Jimmie Vaughan
0:16:44 “Sweet Home Chicago” feat Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray, Hubert Sumlin & Jimmie Vaughan
0:23:01 “Six StringsDown” feat Jimmie Vaughan, Eric Clapton, Robert Cray & Robert Randolph
0:28:08 “I’m a man of constant sorrow” feat Dan Tyminski & Ron Block
0:32:22 “Steamroller” feat James Taylor & Joe Walsh
0:38:05 “Oklahoma Borderline feat Vince Gill & Jerry Douglas
0:43:15 “After Midnight” feat J.J. Cale & Eric Clapton
0:48:15 “City Love” feat John Mayer
0:58:00 “Rock Me Baby” B B King, Eric Clapton & Jimmie Vaughan
1:04:52 “Funk 49″ feat Joe Walsh
1:12:10 “The March” feat Robert Randolph & The Family Band
1:18:55 “Jingo” feat Carlos Santana & Eric Clapton
1:29:04 “If I Had Possession Over Judgement Day” feat Eric Clapton
1:33:00 “Time Makes Two” feat Robert Cray
1:38:45 “La Grange” feat ZZ Top
1:44:18 “Tush” feat ZZ Top
1:48:16 “Cocaine” feat Eric Clapton

My thank to jenshaag for this track list “

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tab Benoit – Hot Licks Festival 2011 – Complete Show

 

 

 

Fisherman’s Heaven: Viking Yacht’s 92′ Enclosed Bridge

 

 

The new Viking 92 EB

 

 

 

 

” There have been countless milestones in the 50 plus year history of the Viking Yacht Company, and among them is the launch of the new flagship, our 92 Enclosed Bridge Convertible. Beyond its impeccable style and thunderous performance, the largest Viking afloat today is truly the sum of its numbers.”

 

 

The new Viking 92 EB

 

 

 

” 6 spacious staterooms, each with a separate head and shower including a full-beam master suite “

 

 

The new Viking 92 EB

 

 

 

” 37 the overall length in feet of the enclosed bridge, which is longer than the first all fiberglass boat Viking built in 1971, the 33 Convertible

55 the length in feet of the Rupp outriggers

81 ft. 10 in.  waterline length

93 ft. 3 in.  length overall

238 square feet of the cockpit “
Learn all about this awesome fishing machine at Viking Yachts
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