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Russian artist Salavat Fidai carves detailed sculptures out of pencil lead. Much of what he creates is no bigger than the tip of a pencil — literally. Under the glow of a single work light while his family sleeps, Fidai uses a craft knife and 4x magnifying glass to create tiny sculptures out of pointy pencil lead. The creations come in full view only after Fidai uses a macro lens and photographs them to reveal the great detail of faces, hands and objects left by his slow, deliberate blade.

One pencil sculpture, a fist with the word “Freedom” inscribed on the arm, was a tribute to the artists of the French magazine Charlie Hebdo, murdered by terrorists earlier this year.

The son of art teachers, Fidai was a lawyer near his home of Ufa, Russia, when he was laid off last year. Rather than find another office job, Fidai devoted himself full-time to art and says now he is able to help provide for his family by selling his miniature works, photographs and regular-size paintings on Etsy. His customers are from the United States, Australia and Europe but few from his homeland.
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When I swim I like to find someone who swims well allow him to start first and then I push off after him, surfacing at his side drafting on his effort as I glide on, getting him to do most of the work.


Sure, there's an aerodynamic reason that this works--there's less wind resistance when I swim closeby. But just as important, the real reason is mental, not based on physics. Drafting works because, right on your side is proof that you can go faster.


Without knowing it, you do this at work every day. We set our pace based on what competitors or co-workers are doing. One secret to making more of an impact, then, is figuring out who you intend to follow. Don't 'pace yourself,' instead, find someone to unknowningly pace you.
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A stunningly beautiful sculpture, called Expansion, by artist Paige Bradley 
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Now here's a photo series that will soften the hearts of love's most stubborn cynics. Inspired by her own parents' marriage, which lasted for 46 years, Saratoga Springs, New York-based photographer Tracey Buyce started a photo series last year showing couples that have been married for 40 years or more. She started a contest on her blog, asking people to nominate these couples, who would, for their time, receive a free portrait session and a flash drive of images.
So far, Buyce has photographed five couples including Norbert and Mary who have been married the longest, at 71 years. As they sit quietly, holding hands while basking in candlelight, one is reminded of the fact that true love does exist. They were nominated by their granddaughter-in-law Kaitlin who had this to say: "Their love is reflected in their 13 children, 24 grandchildren and the growing number of great-grandchildren. They travel, read, garden, watch 'Jeopardy,' and love sharing fond memories and stories...They are the kindest, most loving people and such wonderful role models for marriage."
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Japanese design house Nendo can make anything better. Now the designers are doing it to chocolate, designing a number of beautiful little truffles that look just like geometric forms. It is as much a sight to behold as it is to eat it. Frankly I would rather have it displayed like it is art more than food! =D
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Once in a while I chance upon a startup/business that not only has a really useful service but that it really has the customer at the heart of its service.


Airhelp is one of these.


The company helps passengers reclaim money from airline companies after flights have been canceled, delayed, or over-booked. Airhelp connects to Gmail accounts and searches for airline tickets up to three years prior. If a ticket qualifies for a refund, Airhelp will bring it to the airline’s attention and take 25% of whatever money is reclaimed.


Most people don’t realize their rights or know how to fight big companies when they’re wronged. For example, most people who fly within Europe don’t realize that if their flight is delayed more than 3 hours, they can claim $800 from the airline, pending there is no extraordinary circumstance such as a terrorist threat or inclement weather. If you’re flying domestic in the United States and get bumped from a flight, you can claim up to $1,300 from the airline.


Airhelp has worked with 45,000 passengers to give them money they may not have known they were owed. The company, which now employs 25 people and recently completed the Y Combinator startup accelerator, says it has taken airlines to court 50 times and it has won all 50 of the cases.


I hope more of such startups pop up as we reclaim our hard earned monies from the big bad corporations!
If you have been on a delayed or cancelled flight or been denied boarding within the last three years you could be entitled up to €600 from the airline.
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It sounds counterintuitive, but by 2030, many of the world's largest economies will have more jobs than adult citizens to do those jobs. In this data-filled ...
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Los Angeles-based photographer Blake Little covers the human body in honey and captures the sweet, sticky results. The series is titled Preservation, and it features images of nude or barely-clothed models that are coated from head to toe in the amber-colored liquid. This simple act seems to transform the subject from an animated figure to a sculpture frozen in place.

After pouring buckets of honey onto the models, Little allows the substance a moment to flow and dribble. The viscous goo cascades from its forms and creates long, elegant drips that both exaggerates and elongates the figures’ poses. Since honey is a shiny liquid, it encases the bodies so that while we still see the people, they are often unrecognizable as the glossiness diffuses the finer details.
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In his recent magazine piece, photographer Lo Cheuk Lun turns the common salon scene of shampooed hair into swirling designs of abstract art. Lun snapped pictures of sudsy heads from above, showing off bubbly hair that is swirled and teased in a variety of patterns. Barely recognizable as part of the human body at first glance, the hair designs nearly appear to be paintings hovering in the air.
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Slovenia native Anja Humljan turns spaces like subway platforms, grocery store aisles and basketball courts into studios for reflection and balance. She created The Urban Yoga Photo Book to help people feel connected to their environments. “As far as the poses are concerned, my aim was to connect, intertwine and mimic the urban space,” she says on her website.

The photos were shot on location in New York, Paris, Madrid and Ljubljana, Slovenia, by photographers Emilio P. Doiztua, Jaka Vinšek and Antoine Le Grand. During the photo shoot process, Humljan says bystanders’ reactions to urban yoga varied by city. In New York, passersby treated the shoots as a “spectacle” and crowded around taking their own photos. Parisians largely ignored her. In Madrid, bystanders expressed concern for her safety and stood by watchfully.

I secretly wonder if Singaporeans would respond closer to Parisians. 
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Small bedroom loft by batlab location in Budapest, Hungary

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  • MADucation LP
    Training Consultant/Entrepreneur, 2011 - present
  • Epigami Pte Ltd
    Dir, Business Development, 2014 - 2015
  • DocDoc
    Dir, Partner Management, 2013 - 2014
  • Singapore Polytechnic
    Lecturer, 2004 - 2011
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I love how the whole place is so rustic and cosy. Every item, furniture or carpentry has a story behind it revolving around sustainability and/or supporting the local community merchants, craftsmen and etc. If you take time to interact with the owners they will show you their little organic garden, tell you their story of how the place came to be and also direct you to the interesting gems of JB. The bedrooms are themed with great attention to the detail. This totally does not feel like any B&B I have stayed before overseas and will will definitely leave an great impression for sometime to come.
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