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House of hobbits in Pennsylvania

House of hobbits in Pennsylvania

The entrance to the house with a wooden round door. A wonderful House of hobbits in Pennsylvania. Built by a creative American architect Peter Archer

House of hobbits in Pennsylvania
American architect Peter Archer designed the “House of hobbits” for a man, who has been a longtime fan of J. R. R. Tolkien. And the dream has finally come true in Pennsylvania. In addition, the man filled the rooms with manuscripts and memorabilia of Tolkien from his collection, which he has been collecting for 30 years. A small house with an area of 55 square meters is accessible through a small path, paved with stone, running through the English garden. It looks like a museum: rare books and manuscripts, rare chess of Tolkien, weapons and many other wonderful things. The builders used stones from the walls of the 18th century, and for the roof – tiles handmade in France.
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Hans Christian Andersen unknown tale

Hans Christian Andersen unknown tale

Hans Christian Andersen unknown tale “Tallow candle”. The priceless manuscript of the earliest tales of the great writer, found in Denmark

Hans Christian Andersen unknown tale
Written in the 1820s priceless manuscript is, in fact, the earliest tales of Hans Christian Andersen. According to mass media, the great Danish storyteller signed the document. It was in a box among fifteen kilograms of other papers in the archives of the city of Odense. The great writer wrote the previously unknown fairy tale “Tallow candle” when he was still a school boy. In addition, the leading Danish researchers confirmed the authenticity of the finds. Among most famous fairy tales of Andersen – “The Snow Queen”, “The Steadfast Tin Soldier”, “The Little Mermaid,” “Thumbelina”, “The Little Match Girl”, and “The Ugly Duckling”. And these tales, as well as many others, have been translated into 125 languages.
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Steampunk notebooks by Asiya Mahdi

Steampunk notebooks by Asiya Mahdi

Beautiful Steampunk notebooks by Asiya Mahdi, Smolensk based artist

Steampunk notebooks by Asiya Mahdi. Do you enjoy works of H. G. Wells, William Gibson? Did you imagine a whimsical world of Jules Verne and Paul di Filippio? Do you need a travel notebook for travel writing? For you – note pads with aesthetics “Steam Time Steampunk”. Genuine leather, gilding, silvering, aging, codex medieval embroidery. The material Asiya Mahdi uses – Eyelets, rivets, part of the Clockworks, buckle-buttons, mechanisms, and fantasy. Asiya Mahdi sees no rules and the use of vignettes. Asiya Mahdi is a talented designer and artist. She is currently living in Smolensk region, Russia. Her artworks include Design, carving, embroidery, musical instruments, restoration, and Binding.
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Roger Vadim who created women

Roger Vadim who created women

Roger Vadim who created women. With Catherine Deneuve

Roger Vadim who created women
There are a lot of geniuses, and there are a lot of great directors. There are a lot of filmmakers who married famous actresses. But Roger Vadim has an absolutely unique place in the world of cinema. He didn’t marry the stars. He met girls who were completely unknown. They even did not have a particularly bright appearance. When he met with Brigitte Bardot, she was only 15, nobody said: “Oh, what a lovely bride.” When he began a relationship with actress Catherine Deneuve, she was 17, nobody believed that he was lucky. Everyone said, “her sister Francoise Dorleac is much better.” But these two women became stars. And then he helped Jane Fonda. “A part of my crafts – to create actresses, and to be able to find them. It flatters me. So, I have good taste and I can create a free woman”.
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Decorative street art Book benches in Istanbul

Book benches in Istanbul

Unusual benches made in the form of books decorate streets, parks and squares of Turkish city of Istanbul. Book benches in Istanbul

Book benches in Istanbul. These unusually designed benches are in the streets, bus stops, squares and parks of Istanbul, Turkey, they are decorated in the form of books. Each “book” is opened at the most interesting place, the texts are quotes from the books of eighteen well-known Turkish writers. It a brilliant idea to promote national classics with the use of such creative Book Benches which are located at the heart of the city. You can’t spend your time in vain sitting on such a wise bench, besides such creative approach to architecture encourages people to study, learn and read, that’s matters.

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Amazing illustrations by Andrew Ferez

Illustrations by Russian artist Andrew Ferez

Illustrations by Russian artist Andrew Ferez

Amazing illustrations by Andrew Ferez (Andrey Ferez). The illustration to Tatiana Korsakova’s book “Witch’s buried treasure” in the series of mystical books «Signs of destiny», illustrated by artist Andrew Ferez. Talented Russian artist, illustrator Andrew Ferez is the author of these amazingly beautiful, though sometimes scary and apocalyptic, illustrations. The artist has many offers from publishers and writers to decorate book covers or pages with his fantastically detailed, inspirational illustrations.
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Illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Illustrations by Gennady Spirin

On the fairy tale – Ivan Tsarevich and Gray wolf. Beautiful book Illustrations by Gennady Spirin

Illustrations by Gennady Spirin
Russian artist Gennady Spirin was born in 1948, in Orekhovo-Zuevo, Russia. He studied at the Academy of Arts, then at Stroganov University in Moscow. Over the years he has developed his own unique style, combining the Russian artistic technique with the traditions of the Renaissance. Gennady Spirin is one of the best illustrators. His watercolor illustrations for children’s books have received numerous awards for his vision of fantastic worlds, they are stored in the public, private and corporate collections, including the Museum of fine arts in Milan (Italy), in the library at Princeton University (United States). Gennady Spirin lives in Princeton, New Jersey, with his wife and three sons. Friends say: “his idols – two medieval Russian genius icon-painters, Andrei Rublev and Dutchman Pieter Bruegel“.
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