ANAMORPHIC SCULPTURES

London-based artist Jonty Hurwitz creates ‘Anamorphic Sculptures’ which only reveal themselves once facing a reflective cylinder. Hurwitz took an engineering degree in Johannesburg where he discovered the fine line between art and science. He has lived in England for many years, working in the online industry though he quietly levitated into the world of art inspired by a need to make ‘something real’. Hurwitz discovered that he could use science as an artistic paintbrush. Each of his sculptures is a study on the physics of how we perceive space and is the stroke of over 1 billion calculations and algorithms.

All images © Niina Keks, Otto Pierotto, Richard Ivey

4 Steps to Market and Grow Your Small Business

Many small businesses start out with an excellent product designed to deliver the right solutions to clients in need. They have enthusiastic, passionate, professional and experienced teams ready to execute an innovative new vision… however, the product or service never gets out of the conference room. Why? The company fails to market itself properly and never makes any money.

Market Your Product Properly

In order to grow your business, you must get your product in front of people who want to buy it. Once you do this you will start gaining “traction.” Your product will earn dollars, which can fuel larger marketing campaigns, exciting new hires, product development and expansion.

One of the best ways to get your product in front of the right people, is to buy targeted snail mail marketing lists (not lists of email addresses, but lists of physical mailing address) to those who need your product. For instance, if you make a new beverage cooler, or gourmet restaurant oven, buy a marketing list targeted to those in the restaurant industry. (Note: never buy email address lists. They lead to deliverability problems.)

You’ll find lists compiled from different areas, like lists that include subscribers to the magazine “Food and Beverage” or other restaurant related magazines. These people are small restaurant owners and food suppliers, and will want your product.

See a New Opportunity in SEO

If you don’t know what SEO is, you really need to learn. It stands for search engine optimization, and it’s the way to get your product in front of online shoppers. With the proper SEO your web pages rocket to the top of the organic (unpaid searches) search listings.

So, when someone types “new beverage cooler” into their search bar, your website is the first listing they see.

Copy That… Professionally

It won’t help much if your website pages have grammatical errors, and do not properly “sell” your product or position it as a winner. Strong, professionally written marketing copy enhances your brand in the eyes of potential clients and customers. If you do not make a great first impression, with copy written by someone who knows how to make a sale through the written word, you will lose business.

Hire a professional marketing copywriter who will craft your ideas into effective content, and turn features of your new product into benefits that sell your customers.

Turn a Risk Into a Success

Success starts as a risk. As a business owner, you must embrace this fact. If you shy away from new opportunities shrouded in unknowns (risk), your business will fail to grow. Risks come in many forms. Maybe it is buying more product cheaper, so you can sell it cheaper. Or, investing in more aggressive marketing campaigns, or simply making a bold new hire.

Never let the thought of losing money get in the way of making money. It takes more money to make more money, and if you don’t play big, and roll the dice with larger stakes on the line, you’ll never win big.

If your business is struggling to grow, use these tips to foster new growth. You’ll take it from small business to large business in no time.

Awe-Inspiring Photos Of The Enormous Clouds That Produce Tornadoes

California-based award-winning photographer Camille Seaman is known for her breath-taking images of the polar regions, in particular, her amazing project ‘The Last Iceberg’.

Following in the trend of natural phenomenon, her latest project—‘The Big Cloud’—had her stalking and documenting unique clouds called “supercells” in Central America, which are capable of producing tornadoes and large hailstones.

Taken during the storm season of May and June in 2008 to 2012, her photographs beautifully depict these enormous clouds that can measure up to 50-miles wide and reach 65,000-feet into the atmosphere.

These supercells are capable of blocking out sunlight completely, and can turn the areas where they are found “very dark and ominous”—standing beneath them, one would feel very small indeed.

Scroll down for more awe-inspiring shots of these massive clouds.

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Grand Finale: 1500HP Bugatti Veyron is Coming

Before the Veyron replacement arrives, Bugatti is apparently working on a grand finale that will see the hypercar’s top speed increased to 280 mph.

A 1,500 horsepower Bugatti Veyron is reportedly due to launch early next year, if a recent report proves accurate. As it turns out, Bugatti is also in absolutely no rush to get the model production ready, but patience will once again have its virtue as sources claim the car will be “fantasy in terms of its performance.” Starting off with the performance specs and technology from the current ultimate Veyron, the Super Sport, Bugatti will introduce more weight saving technologies, specifically carbon fiber, in an effort to shave off around 440 lbs.

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Also expect to see a significant power increase over the Super Sport’s 1,184 hp. The quad turbo W16 engine is apparently capable of an output higher than 1,500 hp by increasing its capacity. Fortunately, it doesn’t appear Bugatti has any intention of using an electric boost system. The new Veyron’s top speed will likely be in the neighborhood of 280 mph while the Super Sport maxes out at 267.82 mph. However, that new top speed will be possible only if the necessary tire technology is available. All told, expect for this new Veyron to sell for around $7.7 million. Speed and exclusivity never come cheap.

How To Build A Body Like Ryan Reynolds

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I am not really interested whether Ryan Reynolds is still dating Alanis Morissette or Scarlett Johansson. The reason I wrote about him is his solid body shape. Ryan Reynolds transformed his body when he was preparing for his role of Van Wilder Hannibal King in Blade Trinity. Rumor said he did not only gain 20 pounds of muscles, but also reduced his body fat percentage from 11% to 3%. Whether the body fat percentage was really 3%, which many doubted so, the point is to look at his workout regimen as well as his diet plan and learn something out from his transformation success.  If you wonder how tall Ryan Reynolds is, he stands at 6 feet 2, about 188 cm.
Reynolds trained under the guidance from Darren Chapman. Many dropped their jaws after seeing Reynolds’ solid body shape on the big screen. Read on to learn his secret behind this successful change which took about 5 months.
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Before the transformation
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After 5 months of workout and successful diet plan

Ryan Reynold’s Diet Plan
1) Eat More Smaller Meals
As Reynold had to gain mass, instead of eating three big meals every day, he ate more than 6 smaller portion every 2 to 3 hours. By doing this, he was feeding his body with just enough food and not storing fat.


2) Prepare Home Cooked Food
Reynolds cooked himself and he prepared the food in advance. For example, he would make Irish steel-cut oatmeal and froze it.


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3) No more Carbs after 8 PM
He ate much carbohydrates after his workout, but never after 8 PM


4) Take Supplement
Reynolds took creatine, L-glutamine, conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), whey, and multivitamin.


5) Diet Menu
  • Breakfast: 1/2 cup of egg whites, 1 cup of sugarless oatmeal, some “good” fat like a spoon of almond butter or slice of avocado.
  • Midmorning snack: protein bar
  • Lunch: albacore tuna wrap or chicken and salad
  • Mid-afternoon snack: protein bar, protein shake (whey and water) or apple and almonds
  • Dinner: broiled fish or chicken, brown rice, vegetables, and salad
  • Evening Snack: protein shake
So, as you see, lots of protein, and plenty of carbs, too.
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Ryan Reynolds’ Workout Plan
1) Do Abs Exercise First
This guy has great 6-pack. Rumor said that he did an abs implants.


Really? Not true.
Contrary to common practice, Reynolds did his ab exercise first before he lifted the iron. He found that it was more helpful in getting himself motivated.  Damn, he did between 500 and 1000 sit-ups.  Reynolds confessed that lower abs are the hardest muscle to develop. What he did was to use exercise ball between his legs and then lifted the ball up and down, using his abs to anchor himself.  The other abs exercise he did is to put a 15 pound dumb-bell between his feet, and did leg raises while lying on the ground.
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2) Lift Heavy Weight To Bulk Up
He lifted heavy weight to build the mass. Therefore, it is the typical 8 to 12 repetitions per set.


3) Six days Weekly and One Muscle One Day
He trained six days a week and he dedicated a day for only one muscle. So, he has one day for chest, back, shoulder, leg and arms.


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After the movie, Reynolds no longer worked out that hard to maintain his physique. He lost about 10 pounds out from the twenty pounds he has gained. However, he still works out four to five times a week. Below is his shirtless photo showing has has slimmed down considerably from the build he had inBlade Trinity and Amityville Horror. However, he is still lean with good set of abs.  In year 2009, once he secured the lead role in Green Lantern, he started working hard again.
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Ryan Reynolds in Green Lantern.  He has managed to rebuild his body for the superhero role as we can see his good body shape again.
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By the way, Ryan Reynolds plays the role of Deadpool in X-Men Origin: Wolverine which Hugh Jackman is the co-star.
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Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively

52 Totally Feasible Ways To Organize Your Entire Home

1. Use a Rail in Your Sink Cabinet for Cleaning Products

Use a Rail in Your Sink Cabinet for Cleaning Products

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Knives

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Knives

2. Use Tension Curtain Rods as a Divider for Cupboards

Use Tension Curtain Rods as a Divider for Cupboards

3. Store Foil, Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper Rolls Inside of a Magazine Rack

Store Foil, Saran Wrap, and Wax Paper Rolls Inside of a Magazine Rack

4. Use a Magazine Rack to Store Pot Lids

Use a Magazine Rack to Store Pot Lids

Short curtain rods work, too.

5. Hang Pots and Pans on the Ceiling

Hang Pots and Pans on the Ceiling

Pictured: a salvaged sled.

6. Attach Magnetic Spice Racks to the Side of Your Fridge

Attach Magnetic Spice Racks to the Side of Your Fridge

Aaron Williamson

Here’s another example using a pegboard.

8. Use a Deep Kitchen Drawer to Store Utensils Vertically

Use a Deep Kitchen Drawer to Store Utensils Vertically

9. Supplement Your Fridge Storage

Supplement Your Fridge Storage

You could also use these pull-out baskets to group things together, like fruits.

10. Keep Bulk Items in Stackable Bins/Drawers

Keep Bulk Items in Stackable Bins/Drawers

11. Attach Undershelves in a Cabinet to Take Advantage of Vertical Space

Attach Undershelves in a Cabinet to Take Advantage of Vertical Space

12. Hang boots with pants hangers.

Hang boots with pants hangers.

13. Hang Shoes on the Wall Using Crown Molding

Hang Shoes on the Wall Using Crown Molding

14. Label Your Hangers

Label Your Hangers

A good idea if you have multiple items of similar-looking clothing.

15. Turn Your Hangers to Find Out What You Really Wear

Turn Your Hangers to Find Out What You Really Wear

16. Use Divider Shelves to Store Sweaters

Use Divider Shelves to Store Sweaters

17. Hang Belts and Ties on a Sliding Rack

Hang Belts and Ties on a Sliding Rack

Amazon sells a chrome one for $9.99.

18. Hang Eyewear on a Hanger

Hang Eyewear on a Hanger

Or make a sweet little display with a sturdy ribbon and a headscarf.

19. Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Hang Handbags

Use Shower Curtain Hooks to Hang Handbags

20. Use Command Hooks to Hang Jewelry on the Inside of a Closet Door

Use Command Hooks to Hang Jewelry on the Inside of a Closet Door

Command hooks are sticky adhesive hooks that require no screws or nails.

21. Store Shoes with One Facing Forwards and the Other Facing Backwards

Store Shoes with One Facing Forwards and the Other Facing Backwards

You’ll use less space this way. This works most efficiently when the forward toe is the right shoe and the backward toe, the left.

22. Cut Up a Pool Noodle and Place in Boots to Keep Them Upright

Cut Up a Pool Noodle and Place in Boots to Keep Them Upright

Keep your boots from falling over in your closet and taking up valuable floor space.

23. Store Matching Sheets Inside of Their Pillowcases

Store Matching Sheets Inside of Their Pillowcases

24. Attach Tweezers to the Inside of a Bathroom Cabinet with a Magnet

Attach Tweezers to the Inside of a Bathroom Cabinet with a Magnet

25. Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Hygiene Tools

Use a Magnetic Rack to Store Hygiene Tools

26. Store Your Hair Appliances with PVC Pipe Attached to the Inside of a Cabinet

Store Your Hair Appliances with PVC Pipe Attached to the Inside of a Cabinet

Or use a magazine rack.

27. Make Bathroom Wall Storage out of Mason Jars and Picture Hangers

Make Bathroom Wall Storage out of Mason Jars and Picture Hangers

28. Use Glass Bottles to Store Bracelets and Ponytail Holders

Use Glass Bottles to Store Bracelets and Ponytail Holders

Or you could use a paper towel holder if you’re paranoid about glass falling and breaking.

29. Put All Your Makeup into One Magnetic Palette

Put All Your Makeup into One Magnetic Palette

Palette is $29 from Unii.

30. Put a Shelf Over Your Bathroom Door for the Stuff You Don’t Need Regular Access To

Put a Shelf Over Your Bathroom Door for the Stuff You Don't Need Regular Access To

Cleaning supplies, extra towels, bulk items, etc.

31. Hang Baskets on Rails to Store Towels and Shower Supplies

Hang Baskets on Rails to Store Towels and Shower Supplies

32. DIY Magnetic Makeup Board

DIY Magnetic Makeup Board

Get the directions here.

33. Make a Pressing Surface to Replace Your Ironing Board

Make a Pressing Surface to Replace Your Ironing Board

No more unruly ironing board! Get the instructions here.

34. Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies

Use a Shoe Organizer to Store Cleaning Supplies

35. Put Washer and Dryer on a Shelf

Put Washer and Dryer on a Shelf

Take advantage of vertical storage by using the space BELOW the washer and dryer. You could also install drawers.

36. Hang a Ladder from the Ceiling for Air Drying Clothes

Hang a Ladder from the Ceiling for Air Drying Clothes

Get the full directions here.

37. Use Cables to Store Balls

Use Cables to Store Balls

38. Hang a Pegboard with Movable Hooks to Organize Kids’ Sports Gear

Hang a Pegboard with Movable Hooks to Organize Kids' Sports Gear

39. Separate Nails, Screws, Batteries and Other Small Items in Jars

Separate Nails, Screws, Batteries and Other Small Items in Jars

Nail the lids to a bottom of a shelf and screw the jars in.

40. Store Bins on the Ceiling

Store Bins on the Ceiling

These tips also work for art supplies, toys, or tools.

41. Coffee Canisters to Store Yarn

Coffee Canisters to Store Yarn

This crafter cemented the cans together, and then reinforced them by taping strips of cardboard to the back. The structure is then nailed to the wall.

42. Use the IKEA Grundtal System to Organize Crafts

Use the IKEA Grundtal System to Organize Crafts

This IKEA series is normally reserved for kitchenware, but it looks modern and can store ribbons and jars for art supplies as well.

43. Display Supplies on a Pegboard

Display Supplies on a Pegboard

44. Choose an Ottoman with Storage

Choose an Ottoman with Storage

You can keep extra game controllers, remote controllers, and other random things in here.

45. Put Unsightly DVDs in Boxes

Put Unsightly DVDs in Boxes

A DVD is 8”x6” so choose a box with the right dimensions.

46. Label Your Cords

Label Your Cords

47. Store Vinyl in a Bench or Window Seat

Store Vinyl in a Bench or Window Seat

48. Get a cable organizer.

Get a cable organizer.

This one is $24.99 from Quirky.com.

You could also hang a kitchen basket under a shelf or a desk.

49. Mark and Label Everything!

Mark and Label Everything!

Use chalkboard paint labels to mark reusable containers.

You could also hang nametags on bins and baskets.

50. Cut Up Shoe Holders and Attach to the Inside of Cabinets for Extra Organization

Cut Up Shoe Holders and Attach to the Inside of Cabinets for Extra Organization

Not the most attractive solution, but it’s out of plain view. And you can label them with a sharpie or stickers.

51. Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins

Organize a Junk Drawer with Altoid Tins

52. Repurpose!

Repurpose!

Reuse paint cans, tins, Mason jars, and plastic containers to store small things. There are so many creative ways to repurpose them. Shown: paint cans covered in fabric.

Spice tins as storage.

Paint yogurt containers and use as office supply holders. You can also follow this tutorial on how to remove the print on plastic containers.

Turn a globe into a display bowl.

Repurpose a shutter into a magazine rack.