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The last meal before death penalty

What would you choose to eat if you know it’s going to be your last meal? Photographer Henry Hargreaves read about efforts to stop the Last Meal tradition in Texas, this tradition he found interesting, what would be people choose when they know they are getting executed the next day? Hargreaves went out to start photographing these meals.

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Sam Smith – Talent of 2014

21-year old Sam Smith, a British singer-songwriter, who made his breakthrough with two tracks, both a featuring: Disclosure’s Latch and Naught Boy’s La La La. Starting off the new year Sam Smith got named BBC Sound of 2014, a poll that highlights the best new artists.

Release dates:
Money On My Mind EP:  February 14, 2014.
In The Lonely Hour: May 26, 2014. (Debut album)

Links:
Sam Smith’s official website
Sam Smith’s Youtube channel 

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Lamborghini Celebrates its 50th Anniversary

With a convoy of more than 4.5 km in length, with  all sort of Lamborghini’s starting with the first car produced in 1963. The fleet of 350 cars celebrates the 50th anniversary of Lamborghini with a Grande Giro d’Italia. An insane reunion, millions of dollars driving from Milan through Italy, crossing places like Toscana and Lazio. Of course more photo’s are available in the full article.

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Multnomah Falls

Multnomah Falls.
Columbia River Gorge, Multnomah County, Oregon, USA.

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A Fancy Doorstop

A doorstop, seems to be an item people like to get creative on, therefore I present five different doorstoppers that will totally make your home the ultimate place to be.

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Jacques Brel – La ville s’endormait

Jacques Brel, with all the air he has left in his one lung, he records his last record. A record with this chanson on it, ´La ville s´endormait´, the city was falling asleep. Cancer had already took down one of his lungs, while the audio technicus in the studio tries and take away all the sighs and gasping of Brel. And after the recording, Jacques joked and asked, looking under the piano:  if anyone had seen a lung. A wonderful song, though, a song about death.

“Et la fatigue plante (And the tiredness sticks,)
Son couteau dans mes reins (it’s knife into my lower back.)”

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Searching for Sugar Man

Searching for Sugar Man is a documentary about Rodriguez, a singer who you could compare to Bob Dylan. Noone bought his records (’70/ ’71), untill his music landed on South Africa, where Rodriguez, without knowing it himself, became a legend.

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Fasano Las Piedras

The Fasano family’s first venture outside Brazil. As this beautiful place is found in Uruguay’s Punta del Este. With Fasano’s signature appreciation of tradition, the resort’s luxurious, private bungalows and villas and larger Estancias fit harmoniously between the green plains and River Maldonado. The Fasano gastronomic restaurant appears as if carved into the rockface with rugged stone walls, wood flooring and caramel leather banquets. Its upper outdoor deck has sweeping views of the 1,000-plus acre estate, all the way to the beachfront that rises in the distance.

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Spider Projection

Huge spiders trapped in a house

The actual project is called ‘Spider Projection’.  A pair of two small spiders were filmed in a tiny reproduction of the room and afterwards projected on a real building, giving the illusion of two huge spiders trapped in a building.

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