Adorable Cats by Valery Khlebnikov. The Day of Russian Art

Hi our dear readers, I want to dedicate this post to the wonderful artworks of the well-known Russian painter Valery Khlebnikov. His popularity has spread far beyond Russia and his works have gained appreciations from a number of French and German collectors. The harmonious unity of Valery’s love for pets and painting is presented in his art in the explicit way. You can easily find the fancy mixtures of reality and the artist’s imagination in his amazing world of animal images. It is always captivating to browse the cats from his artworks that feature the people’s characters, feelings and emotions. You will certainly enjoy their radiant smiles, genuine tears and beautiful dreams. These wonderful works of art are not only undoubtedly inspiring, they gladden the eyes with bright colors, kindness and happiness. These adorable cats by Valery Khlebnikov will move away your bad mood and bring the feeling of real happiness. Let’s browse them!

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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Cats by Valery Khlebnikov
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Web Design Trends for 2011. Roundup from DesignFloat

For the last year web design has undergone fast evolution and it is clearly seen from a number of captivating and memorable designs. The year has passed and it has brought plenty of new ideas and aesthetically pleasing designs, but today we should think about the new face of tomorrow. What are the new directions of web design? What other exciting trends are waiting for this sphere in the upcoming year? We should know enough about them to get ready and be in step with them. Of course, it is hard to predict everything, but we want to offer you some interesting ideas about the web design trends for 2011 in our weekly roundup. Let’s go ahead and see what these upcoming trends are.

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Top 5 Web Design Trends for 2011

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Web Design Trends in 2011

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Visual Manipulations in the Art by Christopher Haines

If you possess the passion for art and design, you will certainly agree with me that this creative artist is worth your attention. I speak about Christopher Haines, Australian designer, who brings into reality the breathtaking works full of fertile imagination and originality. Speaking about his output, it should be mentioned that the visual effectiveness of his works is hidden in the manner he presents them. He uses the mixture of 3D art, photo manipulation and inspiring surrealistic motif in order to create the stunning image that catches attention of the viewer the first time he sees it. Starting at a black canvas, he is able to create the special mood of the scene from the inspiring CG illustration that become a piece of art. I offer you to start and browse this post that features visual manipulations in the art by Christopher Haines.

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Art by Christopher Haines

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Art by Christopher Haines
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Eye Candy Japanese Anime Art

Japanese anime has spread throughout the world and has become incredibly popular. It is hard to find a person who has never seen or just heard about anime. It possesses the original style that makes it so captivating for all fans. Today there are a lot of variations of animation and each of them features the special artistic style with distinctive stylistic elements. These styles vary from one artist to another and if you look attentively at some examples of Japanese anime art, you will certainly find out its author or studio according to the peculiar features.
Today I want to share with you the typical Japanese anime art created by digital artists. Here you will find everything you like about anime: cute characters with large sparkling eyes and big hair, elongated limbs and radiant smiles. I hope that you will like these eye-candy inspiring images.

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World is Mine by redjuice999

Japanese Anime

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Shinobu by redjuice999

Japanese Anime
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Top 10 Free Games for iPad

Though it looks like the peak of the iPad-mania is gone this hi-tech device is still holding its positions in the geeks community. Mobile games are getting more and more popular by growing their quantity and quality. Our today’s list contains 10 awesome games that you can download from your iPad absolutely for free. We wanted to satisfy various and whimsical tastes of gamers and have included various types of games but it doesn’t mean that there are no more great free stuff for iPad. So have fun and don’t forget to say which one is your favorite.

1. Star Wars: Imperial Academy

It is time to become an elite Storm Trooper! Start competing against your fellow recruits in a 4-player deathmatch battles throughout the Star Wars universe.

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2. Paper Toss

Simple yet addictive game for all office bored employees – you have to crumple a paper and toss it to the trash can. Amazingly realistic sound effects, innovative control and other cool things about this game just won’t let you go.

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The Compilation of Incredibly Collectable Vintage Airline Posters

Airline posters aren’t the new kid on the block in the world of advertising. For a long time already they’ve been those incredibly sought-for antiques regarded as being of incredible interest to the collectors. Now we’ll offer the compilation of several early and indeed fine examples of vintage airline posters that heralded the introduction of new planes in the air, dating to the mid-19th century. For sure, in their own unique way they promote the comfort and excitement of flying. Just see that unusual imaging and the use of bright contrasting colors depicting famous global landmarks in an abstract style peculiar to poster design. Amazing examples of world airlines collectibles!

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Christmas Deer. Photos of the Winter Wonder

Don’t you think that they are adorable? One friend of mine is sure that all these magnificent Christmas deer are mind-bending and she is eager to decorate with them all the living space she has. I agree that such magnificent Christmas decorations bring the warmest thoughts and festive holiday spirit to all of us. These sparkling and glowing deer have become the must-have attribute of Christmas season and we even feel the lack of something important without them. Something is missing when our eyes can’t find these beautiful luminous figures in front of the house or inside of it. So, I offer you to enjoy this nice collection of Christmas deer photos by various authors from all over the world. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Let’s start!

Christmas Deer by day4coffee

Christmas Deer Photos

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Green Deer by Kubifo

Christmas Deer Photos
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Amazing Animal Photography by Andrew Zuckerman

Andrew Zuckerman is known for his award-winning still life and portrait photography. We have seen the film High Falls directed by him and have enjoyed his documentary Still Bill, theatrically released in 2010. This talented person has started the project to document animals and humans in a series of books and films and it began in 2005. It is impossible to imagine the breathtaking animal photography and a number of people portraits that were created by him, but we can find all of them in various books published during recent years. As for me, I admire the animal series by Andrew Zuckerman and it is definitely worth seeing. Let’s enjoy this amazing animal photography!

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Blue and Yellow Macaw

Animal Photography

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Grant’s Zebra

Animal Photography
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45 Series of Unusual Wine Label Designs

When it comes to a good wine packaging design, guess no one would argue the fact that a label for the bottle holds equal importance to the wine inside. Actually, that is a top priority to design a label that tells a particular story, perfectly represents the winery brand and the target it is for. Only in this case such label would be once and for all remembered. Wine label basically is a unique product which rarely appears to be sampled in a showcase. But now you get a nice chance to look for design inspiration within this industry. Here goes a handpicked set of wine labels that use modern and sophisticated approaches to show genuine wine’s character.


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Christmas Trees that You Have Never Seen Before

Decorated tree is the must-have attribute of Christmas celebrations. Of course, there are a lot of things that are associated with this holiday, but Christmas tree and Santa are the most popular. They bring the festive mood into your house and tell you that holiday is around the corner. Pine tree has become the symbol of New Year and Christmas, but not only this tree can be decorated for the forthcoming holidays. Actually, this theme gives full scope to imagination and you can create whatever tree you want. While searching for original Christmas trees around the web, you will certainly find various stunning examples that are made from the most unusual stuff. Among them you can notice the items created from yarn, plastic bottles, hangers, aluminium spirals and a number of others. I think that gourmets will see the true value of items that are made of sushi and bottles of beer. All of them are presented in this post and you are welcome to browse and enjoy these Christmas trees!

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Beautiful Beer Bottle Christmas Tree by Yummies 4 Tummies

Christmas Trees
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Sushi Tree by bananagranola (busy)

Christmas Trees
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