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Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Amazing Sculptured Paper by Li Hongbo

The eye is fooled to see a normal sculpture made of porcelain or gypsum. But in reality is no more than sculptured paper. The ingenious Beijing artist Li Hongbo carved thousands of layers of soft white paper into busts, skulls, and human forms.


Roman Youth, 2013
A book editor and designer, the artist became fascinated by traditional Chinese toys and festive decorations known as paper gourds made from glued layers of thin paper which can be stored flat but then opened to reveal a flower or other shape. 

He applied the same honeycomb-like paper structure to much larger human forms resulting in these highly flexible sculptures.

The “block” from which each sculpture is carved is composed of thousands of sheets of paper, each glued, one at a time, in a precise and delicate pattern of stripes. When lifted the pattern relieves itself, expanding like an accordion.


Bust of Marseilles, 2012

Bust of Marseilles, 2012

Bust of Marseilles, 2012

Bust of Marseilles, 2012

Bust of Marseilles, 2012

Roman Youth, 2013
Bust of Young English Girl, 2013




Wednesday, August 6, 2014

World's Most Expensive RV In The World Sold for $3 Million


An Austrian RV producer sold his most expensive product for $3 million in Dubai.

The 40-foot-long EleMMent Palazzo looks like an alien spacecraft, it's covered in gold, which should help the new owner explain the colossal pricetag.

On the inside, this extravagant recreational vehicle contains more than meets the eye. It comes with a pop-up rooftop terrace and cocktail lounge, plus a fireplace, master bedroom, and underfloor heating. The master bedroom (with its own bathroom) and cockpit are actually on the second of two levels.

The EleMMent Palazzo can reportedly reach a top speed of 93 mph or 150 Km/Hour.











Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cat paradise house

Cat owners can make their home just perfect for their pets. A man in California has spent $35.000 turning his home into a cat paradise. He is the owner of 18 cats who now may be the happiest cats in the world. The renovations include a spectacular and complex cat walkaway designed by Trillium Enterpises. The cats also have stairways, spiral ramps, crawling spaces and a ventilation system designed to keep the pets healthy.