Another set of breathatking pictures taken by André Kuipers, Dutch physician and astronaut working at the ISS.
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A guy constructed a server/gaming room at home. It has a data rack with routers for a house’s network, media server that streams HD movies to the TVs around the building, house alarm panel and security cameras controlling unit and an array of HDDs for file storage. The room has electric blinds and the automated lighting system with several presets.
Izismile team has recently received the following letter from one of our visitors:
“Hi, I'm from the Netherlands and my name is Wiebe de Leijer. I started portrait drawing 6 years ago when I was 16 years old and only made 50 drawings in around 183 hours over that period of time. It's not necessary to take classes, everyone can learn to draw portraits by themselves by just a little bit of practice and lots of patience.”
Here are several portraits drawn by Wiebe, sorted from the earliest to the latest so as to show how his skill has been progressing.
Thank you Wiebe for sharing your works and good luck with your future drawings!
5,000 kids of all ages participated in the project called Build Up Japan recreating a futuristic map of the country using ivory LEGO bricks. The map is not the exact replica of the country because kids were asked to design a future topography for Japan regarding the last year’s events like the earthquake and tsunami. The map looks stunning.
This mansion in Boulder City, Nevada, looks more like some incredible theme park than a private home. There is a lazy river with a waterfall and a secret grotto, a huge swimming pool and a faux saloon – all in the backyard. The place with a total area of 6430 sq. m (1.59 acres) also features a tennis court and two green lawns. The 858 sq. m (9,245 sq. ft.) mansion has 6 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms, eight-car garage and a vast wine cellar. The price tag of the property is $3,000,000.
These unusual buildings were designed by architect Piet Blom. Several dozens of such cube-shaped houses called Kubuswoningen were built in the Dutch towns of Rotterdam and Helmond in the midlle of the ‘70s. The total area of each house is around 100 square meters (1075 sq. ft.), though about a quarter of the space is unusable due to angled ceilings. In 2009 several cubes were converted into a hostel.