Iman Maliki

April 24, 2007 at 8:13 am (Art)

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Iman was born on 1976 in Tehran. He has been fascinated by the art of Painting since he was a child. At the age of 15, he started to learn painting under the mastery of his first and only teacher – Morteza Katouzian – who is the greatest realist painter of Iran. Meanwhile, he began to paint professionally. In 1999 he graduated in Graphic Design from the Art University of Tehran. Since 1998, he has participated in several exhibitions. In the year 2000, he got married and in the following year he established ARA Painting Studio and started to teach painting, considering classical and traditional values.

The most important exhibitions he has participated in, are: The Exhibition of Realist painters of Iran at Tehran Contemporary Museum of Art(1999) and The Group Exhibition of KARA Studio Painters at SABZ Gallery(1998) and at SA’AD ABAD Palace(2003). In 2005, Iman received the William Bouguereau award and the Chairman’s Choice award in the second international ARC salon competition.

Many many thanks for “Art lover” for providing all the information :+)

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Foosball

April 19, 2007 at 8:04 am (Interior)

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I really never thought of Foosball as a high-end sport. My personal Foosball experience consists of seeing a Foosball table grace the main room of every male’s room!! But Eleven Forty doesn’t make ordinary Foosball tables. Each table is hand crafted with etched glass, stainless steel and assorted exotic woods. Utilizing computer technology, precision engineering and innovative construction, it has transformed a recreational game into a piece of functional art.

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Wendy Ryan

April 18, 2007 at 9:16 am (Art)

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Wendy Ryan‘s favorite subject is Frida Kahlo, and as you can see her talent is instantly recognizable. She has a large collection of absolutely beautiful work that makes you want to collect art and to have one of her pieces in your collection :+)

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Keri Smith

April 18, 2007 at 6:45 am (Books)

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Keri Smith is an author/illustrator turned guerilla artist. She is the author and illustrator of several books. I loved these thoughts that are scribbled in the middle of the night!! Very encouraging :+)

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Cool Quilts

April 8, 2007 at 9:42 am (Interior)

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Quiltsrÿche turns traditional quilting on its ear with modern heirloom quilts that look like they were made by your metal-loving, half-blind Grandma. Bold designs, eye-popping color combinations and a touch of evil are the hallmarks of Quiltsrÿche quilts. A one-of-a-kind rock quilt won’t match your curtains, but it will have enough character and craftsmanship to captivate you year after headbanging year.

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The France of Breads!

April 4, 2007 at 6:54 am (Food)

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This brilliant map is one of many marvelous maps at Strange Maps. An intriguing category nonetheless: La France des pains (’The France of Breads’) visually demonstrates the place of origin of France’s different local types of bread. It turns out they come in a lot more shapes than the one foreigners usually associate with a French baguette :+) Found here.

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Captain Abu Raed

April 3, 2007 at 7:36 am (Jordan)

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The first Jordanian feature film in over 50 years, Captain Abu Raed brings together a cast and crew of over 100 people from Jordan and around the world to tell the story of the special airport janitor, Abu Raed. Set in the hills of Amman, Jordan, this is a story of friendship, unconditional love, and overcoming adversity. The feature debut of young Jordanian writer/director, Amin Matalqa, the film stars veteran Jordanian/British actor Nadim Sawalha (Syriana, The Nativity Story) and Rana Sultan (Yis’ed Sabahak).

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