Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Paper Landscape Illustrated By Eiko Ojala

The artist works digitally without the aid of 3D software where he draws everything by hand to create landscapes, figures and portraits that look as if they’ve been cut from paper. Most critical are the placement of shadows which Ojala also draws by hand, though via email he admits the complexity occasionally requires the use of photographed shadows which he then incorporates into the illustrations.


The artist works digitally without the aid of 3D software where he draws everything by hand to create landscapes, figures and portraits that look as if they’ve been cut from paper. Most critical are the placement of shadows which Ojala also draws by hand, though via email he admits the complexity occasionally requires the use of photographed shadows which he then incorporates into the illustrations. His latest work is this beautiful Vertical Landscape which is easily one of his most accomplished pieces and I think bodes well for this young illustrator’s career.






Wednesday, November 20, 2013

15 Foods To Beat Stress

Did you know that what you eat can greatly affect the way you think and feel? Here are the top 15 foods that help you develop a calmer mind and deal with stress better.

Nuts contain selenium, a mineral whose deficiency causes crankiness, anxiety and fatigue. Therefore, a handful of nuts help you stay calmer.


Chocolate: Give in to your darkest desire by indulging in chocolates. Their anandamine content keeps the dopamine levels of the brain in check, thereby ensuring the mind stays relaxed and free of stress.

Spinach: Popeye’s favourite food is also rich in magnesium, which keeps the mind from overreacting. The correct dosage of vitamins A and C as well as iron ensures a healthy diet intake as well.

Pasta made from whole grain is rich in magnesium, the deficiency of which increases stress levels.

Bread made from whole grain has the same effect as pasta, that is, the reduction of magnesium deficiency. So, make sure you include toasts or sandwiches in breakfast to lead a stress-free day.

Blueberries: A delicious fruit, blueberries are also packed with antioxidants, which are known to be highly effective in relieving stress.

Almonds: The zinc and vitamin B12 content of almonds makes them super-eligible to make it to this list. These nutrients help maintain a balanced mood and keep anxiety at bay.

Green tea: Nothing can have a calmer effect on the human mind than a cup of green tea to kickstart the day. In fact, it is known to have an immediate relieving effect on many.

Fish types such as salmon and mackerel are rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, which provide selenium and tryptophan to the brain, thereby helping it stay calm.

Oats: Greatly beneficial in enhancing the levels of serotonin required by the body, oats are a great way to lower cholesterol levels as well as spend a calm-minded day.

Milk: Surprised again? Well, milk contains tryptophan, which helps in the build-up of serotonin, thereby helping the mind stay relaxed.

Broccoli: Go green! With broccoli, you get your required dose of potassium, the low levels of which can cause tiredness and stress.

Kiwis are also known to convert tryptophan into serotonin, thereby inducing anxiety-relieving experience for the brain.

Bananas: Low in fibre, bananas reduce the risk of gas, thereby increasing chances of staying calm and stress-free through the day.

Rice: A carbohydrate that has an immensely calming effect, rice is also easy to digest and low in fat.\r\nThe above is a list of some of the foods you can include in your daily diet to ensure your levels of anxiety stay low. In addition, remember to drink plenty of water to keep flushing out those toxins and stay healthier and happier

Holi : India's Festival Of Colors

Indians usher in spring with the eye-popping, colorfully chaotic festival of Holi, celebrating the victory of good over evil and devotion to the Hindu god Vishnu.

Indian Hindu devotees throw coloured powder at the Radha Rani temple during the Lathmar Holi festival in Barsana


















Ranked: 10 Nations With Most Billionaires

According to Knight Frank's Wealth Report 2013, India stands in the fifth spot in the list of top 10 nations with highest High Net-Worth Individuals (HNWI).

United States\r\n\r\n2012: 543 (billionaires)\r\n\r\n2022 (Estimated): 1,101 (billionaires)\r\n\r\nChange: 103%


China\r\n\r\n2012: 154\r\n\r\n2022: 483\r\n\r\nChange: 214%

Germany\r\n\r\n2012: 149\r\n\r\n2022: 300\r\n\r\nChange: 101%

UK\r\n\r\n2012: 149\r\n\r\n2022: 276\r\n\r\nChange: 85%

India\r\n\r\n2012: 122\r\n\r\n2022: 225\r\n\r\nChange: 84%

Brazil\r\n\r\n2012: 53\r\n\r\n2022: 136\r\n\r\nChange: 157%

Russia\r\n\r\n2012: 102\r\n\r\n2022: 126\r\n\r\nChange: 24%

Hong Kong\r\n\r\n2012: 70\r\n\r\n2022: 97\r\n\r\nChange: 39%

Indonesia\r\n\r\n2012: 31\r\n\r\n2022: 90\r\n\r\nChange: 190%

Switzerland\r\n\r\n2012: 63\r\n\r\n2022: 75\r\n\r\nChange: 19%

Monday, November 11, 2013

Top 10 Expensive Foods In The World

Extravagance and luxury are not just restricted to cars, homes and jewellery. Meet the top 10 expensive foods in the world.

Cake: This $52 million cake has literally taken the bakery with it, and  been dubbed as the most expensive in the world.


Dosa: The ubiquitous South Indian fare - the dosa - just got its first taste of luxury and how. Raj Bhog in Bangalore is the restaurant behind this dosa. What makes this dosa different from its peers is the fact that itis covered in gold, and costs Rs 1,001.


Chutney: Made from a combination of organic produce, saffron and other spices along with gold make this delicious accompaniment the most expensive chutney in the world. A 190ml jar of this chutney costs £2000.


Curry: Bombay Brasserie in London bags the title of serving up the most expensive curry in the world. Priced at £2000, this dish is a seafood delight comprising lobster, caviar and sea snails topped with edible gold.


Omelette: The Zillion Dollar Lobster Frittata comes in at a whopping $1,000 dollars and is the most expensive omelette in the world.Watch how it\'s made.


Burger: Fittingly called the “Le Burger Extravagant”,  this  $295 burger is made with Japanese Wagyu beef, white and black truffles, James Montgomery cheddar cheese and quail egg.


Sushi: Wrapped in 24-carat gold leaf, this sushi comes with Mikimoto Pearls and diamonds! This five-piece sushi plate costs a mere $1978.15


Pizza: The humble go-to comfort commercial food just got turned on its head. White truffles and gold leaf make this pizza the most expensive in the world. Made in Malta, this pizza costs $2,400, and must be ordered in advance


Caviar: This rare and expensive Iranian white Beluga caviar called Almas retails apparently at £16,000 for a kilo. It comes in gold-plated tin.


Sundae: At $25,000, the Frrrozen Haute Chocolate is a bejwelled piece of work. This ice cream sundae is clearly the most expensive ice-cream sundae in the world.  This decadent dessert is made with a blend of several types of coco beans,  and is served in edible gold-lined goblet which is accessorized with diamonds and gold.