Friday, August 28, 2009

Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández
Stefanía Fernández

Stefanía Fernández born on September 4, 1990 in Mérida, Venezuela. She is 5ft 10in tall Venezuelan model.

She is the reigning Miss Universe 2009 who was crowned Miss Universe on August 23, 2009 by outgoing titleholder Dayana Mendoza at Atlantis Paradise Island, in Nassau, Bahamas.

Fernández won the Miss Venezuela 2008 title in a pageant held in Caracas on September 10, 2008.

This marks the first time in Miss Universe history the same country won the crown in consecutive years.

Ekta Choudhry was the official participant from India.

Sunday, August 23, 2009


How do artists make a living?
Besides the selected few who actually make a living from their work, how can an artist afford to be an artist?
The bottom line is: should art pay for itself? Should it be efficient in an economic sense?
Most practicing artists either have money from their day jobs, or from their families.
The funny thing is: the first group seem heroic, and the second - fakes.
Why? Why is there so much resentment towards people who decide to spend the money they have on doing something they love?
Is it because we, as the public, feel betrayed, as if they stopped playing the game with their audience? After all, if they don't care about (our, or government - which comes out to the same) money, aren't we left aside?
(What's wrong with being left aside? Hm. Of course, this modernist idea can come in handy. But I've been writing about it elsewhere.)
Come think of it - would we feel it wrong for a rich person to buy an expensive car? A big house? So why do we want him to feel guilty for spending the money into something we might actually appreciate? It turns art into a hobby, you say? So what?

Below, completely unrelated (at least not that I know), is the work of Paulo Ventura.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran
Shriya Saran

Shriya Saran is a voluptuous Indian film actress who made her debut in 2001 with Telugu film Ishtam. She appears in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu movies.

Her latest release is Kanthaswamy where she is performing as Subbulakshmi. Vikram is the lead actor while Mumaith Khan is giving an special appearance in this movie.

Check out more happening information and hottest pictures of Shriya in our previous posts here, here and here.

Thursday, August 20, 2009

Now that there is no essence, we ask: how is it to see through you? What sort of filter are you?
Now that there is no common subject, no us, we say: what is this sum of subject and object?
Now that the body is not enough, and that it stops us as ridiculously as ever, we say: what is so common about this object? What is it about it that is so transparent, and what does this absence, this oppressive absence, taste like when accepted?

The paintings are by Johan Schaefer, the photos - Khristian Mendoza.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Amin Dhillon
Amin Dhillon
Amin Dhillon
Amin Dhillon

Amin Dhillon born on March 6, 1985 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. Amin crowned Miss India Worldwide Canada and now she will represent Canada at the 19th annual Miss India Worldwide pageant to be held in Durban, South Africa next March.

She was runner up at the Miss India Canada beauty pageant in 2008.

She is a marketing professional who graduated from the University of Manitoba with a management degree.

Check out her official website here:

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Emmy Rossum

Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum
Emmy Rossum

Emmanuelle Grey Rossum (aka Emmy Rossum) born on September 12, 1986 in in New York City, New York, USA. She is an American actress, singer and songwriter. She has starred in films such as The Day After Tomorrow, Poseidon, The Phantom of the Opera and Dragonball Evolution.

After the Party

The duporet bujany (translating as something like "ass-rocker") was found at poor design. Poor is the author of several clever designs, the most known being the "peg" pendrive. The design is funny, unfortunately as the owner of one such peg I am less enthusiastic about its practicality.
I prefer when he creates poor objects in all honesty - like this "uncovering lamp".

Plexiglas object which gives no light but at least it does not shut off light either. Additionally, it can serve as a stand for a classical lamp with a clamp changing it in a traditional bedside lamp.

Or take this spike:
Perfect for hangovers.

Monday, August 17, 2009

  • the paintings are by Jeff Soto.
  • the chair for partying till you drop is by Sebastian Brajkovic.
  • and the look-what-I-found-upon-returning-to-the-hotel-room photo was taken by the great Cormac Hanley (an interview with him is here, although I must add that his admiration for Michael Mann goes strongly against my conclusions after seeing his last film)

Sunday, August 16, 2009


You know I don't usually do this. But this party - Like the Virgins, at Chłodna25 - was a work of art in its own right.
Imagine a Madonna-tribute event gone haywire. Gone insane. Gone absolutely wild, illogical, ending up deep into the night somewhere between Abba, death metal and improvised Polish hip-hop. With a stage that is only a stage as far as you want it to be one, with musicians changing all the time, most singers not knowing most of the lyrics, but making it somehow seem perfectly logical, and blasting our way into the night. Imagine a stage progressively invaded by members of the audience, imagine not being sure if you're still part of the audience, or the fact that you're singing your guts out with one foot on the stage and one of the several microphones extended towards you every once in a while make you part of the band already. Oh, that's right: we're all part of the band. And surprizingly enough (not so much if you realize how amazing were the musicians involved), it was the best thing that could ever have happened to the concept of tributes.
The pics were stolen from here.

Inside Joke

For more images of Emma Hack's work, see here.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

We are glad to present our 500th post. As always we are big fan of Aishwarya Rai So here comes once again fantastic pictures of most beautiful Aishwarya Rai Bachchan.

Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai
Aishwarya Rai Bachchan is an Indian actress, model and former Miss World who conqured Miss World title in 1994 and started her film career with Mani Ratnam's Tamil film Iruvar  in 1997.

Currently Aishwarya is filming for science fiction Tamil film Endhiran with Rajinikanth and Mani Ratnam's Raavan in Hindi, with Abhishek Bachchan, Vikram, Govinda & Manisha Koirala. She'll also appear in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Guzaarish opposite Hrithik Roshan and Vipul Shah's Action Replay also starring Akshay Kumar, Neha Dhupia, Randhir Kapoor.

She was awarded the Padma Shri for her contributions to Indian cinema in 2009. In June 2009, she was declared the Female Star of The Decade at the tenth International Indian Film Academy Awards held in Macau.

Check out more informatin and voluptuously hot pictures of Aishwarya in our previous posts here, here, here, here, here and here.

From Chicago's pride, the Millenium Park, comes a cruel, yet fascinating, story of public art gone wrong.
BOTH of the public sculptures it opened recently, one by the Van Berkel atelier, and the other by Zaha Hadid, got damaged by the all-too-loving public.
Looks quite nice from above, doesn't it? If you go to ground level, it's even more inspiring. Here's a look at Hadid's work:

The entire structure, made of aluminum, is covered with cloth. Now let's take a look inside this spaceship.

Get the picture?
Not so difficult to imagine people stepping on the cloth.
One of the key statements of the manifesto of a group of artists presenting the exhibition Unusually Rare Events is that the artist does not need to think about the spectator when creating the work. Agreed. However, when creating a public work of art (mind you, to some extent any work of art is public), he might want to consider that his work will possibly not only be appreciated like this:

but also like this:

And those, of course, are the "nice" visitors.
The question arises: should we stay with "public-proof" solutions? Hire teams of guards to keep the aura going? Or maybe consider every mark and hole as part of the (pardon the pun) holistic concept of the work of art?

Now I wonder how these marvellously designed shoes by Zaha Hadid feel:
Not to mention the London Aquatics Centre, to be one of the main venues of the 2012 Summer Olympics.


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