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10 of the most beautiful mosques in the world

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 10:20 PM PDT

As a westerner, I’m more used to the beauty of cathedrals and churches, with pictures of Jesus or Mary everywhere. In Islamic religion, depictions of the prophet Muhammad are forbidden, so the mosques gave a much more abstract orientation to their places of worship. Here are the lists of 10 most beautiful mosques in the world. Have a look!

1. The Blue Mosque, Istanbul

The official name of the Blue Mosque is the Sultan Ahmed Mosque. It's a historic mosque in Istanbul. It's called the Blue Mosque because of the blue tiles that decorate the inside walls. The blue tiles are handmade ceramic tiles and there are about 20,000 of them.


2. Hassan II Mosque, Casablanca

Hassan II Mosque is a mosque situated in Casablanca, Morocco. It was established with the death of King Mohammed V in 1961. It's the tallest religious structure in the world which is almost 700 feet tall.


3. Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, Abu Dhabi

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque is located in Abu Dhabi that can accommodate more than 40,000 people. In relation to the phase of the moon, the light system changes as there is unique lighting on the outside wall project clouds that get lighter and darker in relation to the phases of the moon.


4. Zahir Mosque, Malaysia

The Zahir mosque was voted among the top ten most beautiful mosques in the world. This mosque was built in 1912 in the city of Alor Setar, capital of the Malaysian state, Kedah.


5. Shah Faisal Mosque, Islamabad

The Shah Faisal Mosque is designed in the shape of a Bedouin's tent and it is an Islamic house of worship. Located at the most northern part of the city of Islamabad, it is the largest mosque in Pakistan.


6. Qolsarif Mosque, Russia

Qolsarif mosque at the time of its construction was the largest mosque in Russia but was destroyed by Ivan the Terrible during the storming of Kazan in the 16th century. It was then rebuilt in 1996.


7. The London Central Mosque, London

The London Central Mosque which is also known as Regent's Park Mosque is located in Regent's Park. It is the spiritual center for Muslims across the UK that can hold over five thousand worshipers.


8. The Great Mosque Of Xi'an, China

The Great Mosque of Xi'an is the oldest and the most renowned mosque of China which was founded in 742. The design and architecture of this mosque is completely Chinese.


9. Puchong Perdana Mosque, Malaysia

The Puchong Perdana Mosque is located in Puchong Perdana in Malasiya. Though there is less information about this mosque but it is said that if you go with a handy camera in this mosque then it looks to be floating on the water, and in the right light you get some terrific reflections.


10. Al Nabawi Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Al Nabawi Mosque which is also known as the Prophet's Mosque was built by Islamic Prophet Muhammad in the city of Medina at Saudi Arabia. Prophet who used to live in this mosque was buried under the green dome at the center of the mosque after his death.


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The edible cookbook

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 10:11 PM PDT


Are you having trouble following the recipes for making your cooking perfect? Then here is The Real Cookbook, the first and only cookbook that you can actually read, cook and eat. Yes, it's true. A German based design company has created this innovative cookbook which is made up of 100% fresh pasta, classic lasagna filled with ingredients that can finally be cooked.

The benefit of this cookbook is, you can first read the inscribed fresh pasta page as a guide. The cover and pages are made up of sheets of pasta with words on them that can be read clearly. After you learn every steps required for making your dish special, you can then cook the cookbook. Finally, the delicious item you have just cooked is ready infront of you. So, enjoy!

"The prose etched on the four inner pages of pasta toys with the idea of how important the contents of a cookery book can be," says Antje Hedde, head of the design firm.

Below are some awesome images of the cookbook which are ready to be cooked. Won't you give it a try?







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Visualize Your Ideas With “Visme”

Posted: 03 Sep 2014 09:09 AM PDT


Content marketing has the power to engage with your audience, thus enhancing your business. The real question is: how to make your content marketing REALLY effective? A few years ago, writing text content was enough to draw the attention of the audience. Nowadays, Internet users prefer to just scan through your content and don’t take the time to read.

Content marketing has evolved with the readers, so text content has to be presented in a more interesting manner, mostly through meaningful and attractive visuals. For that purpose, Visme is the perfect solution.

The Visme app was developed with the mission to give life to your content. With this app, you stop depending on designers or design tools in general. With just a few clicks, it helps you to share your thoughts and ideas into powerful presentations, infographics, and other forms of visual content.

What makes Visme better than other platforms?

Ease-of-use is by far the biggest advantage of using Visme. The user interface is extremely simple to handle with a wide range of visual content tools.

Even better, it is free (or cheap if you choose a Premium plan for advanced functionalities) and doesn’t require any designing or coding experience. You content will be mobile-friendly, so it will be broadcastable on any platform.

You can also add animations very quickly, and export your content to many popular formats, such as PDF or HTML.


Millions of free assets to choose from

With Visme, you can choose from millions of free assets to use in your presentations. Choose from the Creative Commons images of Flickr or other assets in over 20 categories. There are also text widgets or animated texts for every type of project.


Implementing these assets is really simple. All you need to do is to drag and drop the required asset to your project. You can even manage the color of your icons in order to fit your project needs.

Create animated content

Creating animated content out of the box is an awefully difficult task. With its animation engine, Visme makes your life much easier. You can simply choose to animate objects easily with one, thanks to Visme’s powerful animation engine.


Turn boring data into meaningful visuals

It has been shown statistically that 90% of the information transmitted to brain is visual. The brain has the capability to process visuals 60,000 times faster than texts. Realizing this fact, Visme helps you build custom infography, charts and graphs to make your data more engaging.


The infograph widget allows you to quickly turn simple data into easy-to-understand visuals with easy customization. The chart widget allows you to generate charts and graphs in seconds.

The way widgets work is incredibly easy, with just a few clicks you can add your numbers and data, and it will be turned almost instantly in an infograph or a chart.

Choose from over 100 professional fonts

With its wide font selection, Visme has made it much simpler to send the right message by choosing a font that conveys exactly what you want. Selecting a font is really simple. All you need to do is drag and drop the text to the stage and click on the font dropdown to select the font of your choice. If you want a different font for only one word, you can easily do it by applying a font or style to that particular word. Fonts available range from contemporary to handwritten.


In short, Visme is "The Swiss Knife of Visual Content", with endless possibilities for creating engaging presentations, infographics, web banners and short animations. Want to benefit from the Visme app? Try it for yourself here.

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