Saturday, July 31, 2010

Cool Creative Candle Designs (24 pics)

Cool Creative Candle Designs
Before the advent of electricity, candles were used for illumination and it date backs around the first century in Rome where candles were made and used. Though in present times it lost most of the importance attached to it; but there are few occasions and events that aren't complete without candles. Whether its birthday parties, candle light dinners or for creating a cool ambiance or its use in aromatherapy, we still need them. Here are some cool candle designs for you to choose from. 

Swiss Cheese Candle: Looks delicious in shape of the cheese.

Cactus Candles: These look incredibly lifelike and comes in boxes of 4 Cacti.

80 Hour Beeswax Coil Candle: It allows you to set the amount of time before it automatically extinguishes itself.

5 Minute Candles: Apt for spontaneous celebrations. "Designed to look like an ordinary book of matches but inside are 10 small candles."

Bottle Candle: Best suited for parties and celebrations.

Building Brick Candles: These eight-wick soy-blend, non-scented candles are sure to bring back the memories of childhood.

Candlestrip: These candles appear to get the energy from the base that they plug into.

Cappuccino Coffee Candle: This scented candle fills your room with the delightful fragrance of cappuccino

Castle Candles:

Chalkboard Candle: These cute Chalkboard Candles come gift boxed with a chalk pack.

Coffee Beans Candles: These candles come in different colors, patterns, and sizes.

Coral Candle: This Coral Candle range comes in Jasmine, Lavender and Lemongrass.

Cowboy Boot Candle:

DoubleWick Candles: These elegant candles contain two wicks and feature a range of beautifully colored embedded wax decoration. It measures 30cm high, 7cm wide and is only 1cm thick.

Flower and Fruits candles:

Fresh-Baked Cookies Candle Set:

Friedegg Candle: An interesting design by Jaehyung Hong.

Light Bulb Candle: A candle design that looks like the light bulb, made from Bee's Wax.

Lonny-Design's Candle: If you are among those who are ready for anything then this is something which is sure to impress you!

Notmy Candles: Interesting shaped candles comes from Russia.

Rocklite Candle: This unique one-of-a-kind hand crafted out of select rock and stone, can be used indoors or even outdoors using Citronella Oil.

Scented Candle: Who wouldn't want this one!

Sushi Candle Set: Each of this Sushi candle comes per-arranged in its own Japanese "take out" box.

Spye Design studio's Candle: This cool candle is 32 ounces Brazilian white beeswax with 3 cotton wicks, measures 7 inches width and 3.5 inches height and 3 inches in dimension.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Incredible Pencil Tip Carvings (18 pics)

Incredible Pencil Tip Carvings
Dalton Ghetti has been carving teeny, tiny pencil tip sculptures for 25 years. The New York Times reports,

"Mr. Ghetti, who owns about as many possessions as a monk, is aware how unusual his craft is. He started carving tree bark when he was a child and experimented with everything from soap to chalk before settling on graphite. It’s second nature now, and for 90 percent of his work, all he needs is a sewing needle, a razor blade and a carpenter’s or No. 2 pencil.

'The pencil tip is great; it’s like a pure, very homogenous material,' he said. 'It cuts in the same direction, not like wood, which has a grain. But when I tell people how long it takes, that’s when they don’t believe it. That’s what amazes people more, the patience. Because everything nowadays has to be fast, fast, fast.'"

Insane. Serious patience. Impeccable eye-sight. Incredible motor skills. Apparently Ghetti takes "years and years" to finish each project. Check it out after the jump.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

The Devil Machete'd Your Gatoroid Sharktovampire

Some movies to keep your eyes peeled like skinless grapes for.

DEVIL (2010)
Say what you will about M. Night Shyamalamadingdong, but I usually like his movies. I loved The Sixth Sense, Unbreakable, Signs (although I don't think I'll be able to feel the same way about the loving father Mel Gibson character), The Village, and yes, even Lady in the Water (although it took re-watching it to feel this way). I didn't really like The Happening, but it never stood a chance due to poor casting choices. And no, I haven't seen The Last Airbender.

What I think DEVIL has going for it, is that M. Night is creator of the "story" and nothing else. It's an interesting concept, oh yeah and it stars Bokeem Woodbine.

MACHETE (2010)

Do I even need to explain?

So there's a lesbian porn being released soon, starring your two favourite eighties crushes - Tiffany and Debbie Gibson (sorry, Deborah Gibson). Oh wait I didn't mean porn, I meant something even better. A movie about them facing off with sea serpents and shit. There is no official trailer yet (just clips that don't work on my computer), but here is a taste of what's to come:

But wait, do you feel it isn't quite sexy enough? Let go of the emptiness inside, because the light at the end of the tunnel is Eric Roberts (who really is awesome) on subscription television:

Also looking forward to James Gunn's super-hero comedy Super. Starring, wait for it, Nathan Fillion, Rainn Wilson, Liv Tyler AND Kevin Bacon! What is not to like? Looking forward to the next movie by the creator of Slither. A great movie, there are some really hilarious/amazing scenes, including one of my favourite scenes in a horror movie:

Trailer for 30 Days of Night: Dark Days, you can catch this on DVD in October.

Steve Niles also has a shit ton of awesome comics to read as well, if you're interested (and you should be): Steve Niles Omnibus.

American remake of Let The Right One In.
LET ME IN (2010)

Looks like they're making a horror movie version of Little Red Riding Hood starring Amanda Seyfried.

I'm pretty hooked into Work of Art. I usually end up rolling my eyes at least six times per episode,  but I'm loving it. I hope there is a season two. I'm pretty sad they kicked Ryan off, but he didn't fit; he's the least pretentious and actually has a sense of humor. It would be a super awesome idea if they made one for comic creators, and then I was on it. Submit that request to Bravo.

My Kelley Armstrong workshop was pretty fantastic I must say. I loved my classmates and my teacher. Her now book Waking the Witch was just released in the states, and is released in Canada August third (my birthday!). You should all check it out. 
Here's hoping all my writing will result in either an awesome first book in a series of novels, or an awesome first in a series of graphic novels.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Pretty Actress - Nithya Menon - Photo Gallery

Pretty South Indian Actress - Nithya Menon Photo Gallery
Nithya Menon is a new face in Malayalam Movie Industry. Her first film was Aakashagopuram. Her latest film Apoorva Ragam directed by Sibi Malayil was released yesterday. Positive reviews about the movie is coming out.