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“Iron rusts from disuse; stagnant water loses its purity and in cold
weather becomes frozen; even so does inaction sap the vigor of the mind.

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Secret's Revealed In da Vinci's "The Lady With an Ermine"

Among Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings is a portrait of a woman holding an ermine, but a new analysis shows there’s a lot more to it than that. 237 more words

Arts + Leisure

Time Lapse Review

Legend has it that Leonardo da Vinci slept only two hours per day, resting in periodic snippets of 10 to 30 minutes. This unusual sleep pattern is known as polyphasic sleep or “the sleep of genius.” Da Vinci put these extra waking hours to good use, pursuing his mastery of painting and sculpture, continuing his work as an engineer and inventor, and furthering the knowledge of man in disciplines such as anatomy and mathematics. 596 more words


Da Vinci and Design

Visited the SlideShare Blog and chanced upon an article about design philosophies. There were altogether 13 quotes on powerful design. This is my favourite: 160 more words

Gift Ideas

Three Model Mothers (2006)

1. Donna Reed.

2. June Cleaver.

3. Lisa Gherardina.


To commemorate her second son’s birth-

She posed as the Mona Lisa, for one of

the greatest painters on earth.


Are there secret messages in da Vinci's 'The Last Supper'?

Originally posted March 3, 2013:

via HowStuffWorks

You’ve likely heard of ­Dan Brown’s best-selling book “The Da Vinci Code” and the subsequent movie adaptation. 761 more words

Urban Legends

Leonardo's Gun

Leonardo’s da Vinci moved to Le Chateau du Clos Luce which is in Amboise, France.  On the grounds are replicas of many of his inventions.  I wasn’t aware that he designed a machine gun but he did and here it is. 6 more words