I wouldn't be so crass as to marry a man for money, but I would consider marrying a man for this library...

Nothing quite prepares you for the culture shock of Jay Walker's library. You exit the austere parlor of his New England home and pass through a hallway into the bibliographic equivalent of a Disney ride. Stuffed with landmark tomes and eye-grabbing historical objects—on the walls, on tables, standing on the floor—the room occupies about 3,600 square feet on three mazelike levels.

Jay's Anatomy


Inspiration Point

Reading Room

The View From Above

Gadget Lab

No matter where you turn in this ziggurat, another treasure beckons you—a 1665 Bills of Mortality chronicle of London (you can track plague fatalities by week), the instruction manual for the Saturn V rocket (which launched the Apollo 11 capsule to the moon), a framed napkin from 1943 on which Franklin D. Roosevelt outlined his plan to win World War II. In no time, your mind is stretched like hot taffy.

Source: Wired

Upcoming Comic Book Movies...

After being deemed unfit for military service, Steve Rogers volunteers for a top secret research project that turns him into Captain America, a superhero dedicated to defending America's ideals.

Starring: Chris Evans, Hayley Atwell & Samuel L. Jackson

X-Men: First Class

Before Charles Xavier and Erik Lensherr took the names Professor X and Magneto, they were two young men discovering their powers for the first time. Before they were archenemies, they were closest of friends, working together, with other Mutants (some familiar, some new), to stop the greatest threat the world has ever known. In the process, a rift between them opened, which began the eternal war between Magneto's Brotherhood and Professor X's X-MEN.

Starring: James McAvoy, January Jones & Michael Fassbender

Thor (2011)

The powerful but arrogant warrior Thor is cast out of the fantastic realm of Asgard and sent to live amongst humans on Earth, where he soon becomes one of their finest defenders.

Starring: Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman & Idris Elba

'Co-existence' is a characteristic of Islam.

Here's a little story:

The Masjid Umar (Mosque of Umar) that stands today is the place where the Caliph Umar (r.a.) performed salat after the conquest of Jerusalem.

At one point, the Patriarch of Jerusalem was showing Umar (r.a.) around the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during which the time for salat occurred. The Patriarch offered a place for him to pray in the church but Umar (r.a.) refused, explaining to the Patriarch, “Had I prayed inside the church, the Muslims coming after me would take possession of it, saying that I had prayed in it.” Instead, he picked up a stone, threw it outside and prayed at the spot it landed. The present Mosque of Umar was built over this place by Salahuddin Ayyubi’s son Afdhal Ali in 1193 CE.
THIS was wisdom.

At the risk of discrediting what the church stood for he (r.a) refused to pray in it. When I come across stories like these I'm reminded of how humbling and tolerating Islam is while simultaneously realising how low humanity has fallen.

The Semakou Landfill Island

An island made of trash?

Singapore has created an island named Semakau at sea in an area of 350 hectares, to safely dispose waste in an environment friendly way. Semakau Landfill is filled mainly with ash produced by Singapore's four incineration plants, which incinerate the country's waste. Contrary to popular belief that Semakau Landfill would be another dirty and smelly landfill, the care put into the design and operational work at the landfill has ensured that the site is clean, free of smell and scenic. No marine-life was damaged in this process at all.

“A pile of rocks ceases to be a rock pile when somebody contemplates it with the idea of a cathedral in mind.”
- Antoine Saint-Exupery-



And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."

And he answered:

At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,
Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.
Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.
And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfillment.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.

- Khalil Gibran

Peace & Blessings



The folk story of an ancient Chinese woman who replaces her father in battle will get its second live-action adaptation in recent years — this time in English starring Zhang Ziyi.

The legend of Mulan was made famous worldwide by the 1998 Disney animation. Hong Kong director Jingle Ma shot a Chinese-language version released last year. Now "Speed" director Jan de Bont is taking on an English adaptation featuring "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon" star Zhang. Filming will be taking place in Hengdian Studios in eastern China.

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K'naan - Take a Minute

Visuals on this takes it all.

"This concept developed over conversations with Sol about linking the lyrical content of the song to freedom struggles worldwide, by showing giants of civil and human rights struggles each 'taking a minute' away from the troubles and burdens of the loads they bore and continue to bear." - Director Amir Aziz

Absolutely beautiful.