Lee Minhyuk must be one of the hottest looking guys in the world of K-Pop. The 23 year old singer, actor and dancer is part of pop outfit BTOB, or as it's known 'Born To Beat.' Apparently the group formed in 2012.
I've seen many images of him over the last couple of years but this one picture above must be one his most outstanding one's. And it was part of an editorial for Men's Health Korea back in February of this year. He featured on the cover shirtless which seems to be a requirement at Men's Health. But for me this top image above would have made an even better eye catching cover.
At the bottom of this post is a video of Minhyuk appearing on one of those many tv shows alongside Miss Min from the Korean all girl group Miss A. I'm not normally a fan of Asian dyed hair but I think Minhyuk is so stunning looking that even with red hair he looks just as beautiful.
In the video there's four people in that room, but it's Minhyuk that simply shines especially in that skimpy low cut vest.
More on that photo shoot at Men's Health can be see at SOOMPI.
SMALLER IMAGES AND GIFS VIA TUMBLR
Wednesday, 27 August 2014
Monday, 25 August 2014
Above and below are just two cute Korean models that are
currently taking part in Koreas Next Top Model tv show
on KNTN Channel.
The above cutie goes by the name of Ahn Seungjun who has
already featured in several fashion editorials. And below is
Ha Dongjoo. The tv show features both guys and girls and
sitting on the judging panel is none other than Tyra Banks
who seems to be spreading her wings taking the show to Korea.
It is amazing how so many tv reality and public
participation shows like The Next Top Model and The
X Factor are no longer exclusive to one or two countries
anymore . It's clear that they've been sold right around
I did manage to watch some of Episode 1 of this Korean
model show which you can watch HERE. And any male
model devoid of a set of abs will find themselves coming
under the scrutiny of Tyra Banks.
For more on this as well as more images of some of those
cute male model hopefuls take a look at Korean Male
Models tumblr HERE.
This is where the Water Feature sits near the corner
of the room but close to the window.
Wednesday, 20 August 2014
|These briefs above are described as 'for wearing|
the penis down.'
And this style of briefs is 'for wearing the
penis upwards.' It also has an opening at
the top to allow you to relieve yourself
if you ever get caught short. But more
interestingly it's one of several styles
that they recommend you wear if you
are prone to irregular erections.
I know.... this all gave me the giggles when
I first read it.
You can read more about it at
KING STYLE UNDERWEAR
I couldn't resist throwing this one in. It is of
course our favourite model from Taiwan, Chris,
as photographed on Photoblue.
Tuesday, 19 August 2014
Here's an interesting film that's been winning several film awards around the independent cinema circuit. Released earlier this year and made by Tom Gilroy and titled The Cold Lands, it's a story about a boy played by young new teen debutant Silas Yelich in which his Mother unexpectedly dies. And unable to face an uncertain future he runs away into the nearby forest.
While out and about on the run he teams up with a drifter named Carter and the two seem to connect in a paternal way.
While I've only watched trailers for the film and read about it on the films website it's clear that this film does focus on the wild natural surroundings of the film's locations which are set in Upstate New York. And it emphasises this with lingering natural shots of trees, mountains, water and grass, an appealing element of outdoor storytelling that many filmmakers neglect. It's often more visible in many foreign productions. One film that I recently saw was a Korean film where we were able to ascertain exactly which Season it was set it in by watching the ever changing seasons as the film progressed. Ironically that film was called 'Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter' (2003) and was directed by Kim-Ki-duk.
On the film's website they've gathered up a collection of publicly shared images from Instagram in the spirit of the film with lots of images of the natural settings of Upstate New York.
Below is the trailer.
THE COLD LANDS WEBSITE
Above and below the boy Atticus ( Silas Yelich)
|French beauty, model, basketball player and filmmaker Chris Kadima|
is beautifully captured here by the lens of Rick Day in some of his best images.
More can be seen on Chris's very own tumblr HERE as well as
his INSTAGRAM pages.
Below: Chris in a couple of images from his Instagram page.
Sunday, 17 August 2014
Isn't he scrumptious. It is of course the beautiful 18 year old
American model Joel Wolfe who also happens to be part Polish
as well as German.
The above new image is just one of several taken by photographer
Jonathan Hokklo for Joel's portfolio at Major Models New York.
More can be seen at MALE MODEL SCENE
There's also a great collection of images of Joel at
THE FASHION SPOT
So we're back again after a short Summer break which seemed to go quite well during our 2 week stay in Newquay Cornwall. I've certainly posted up lots of pictures further down below so it's sure to take up this whole first page.
There didn't seem to be any great urgency to get straight back to blogging after the holiday. It is August after all and I'm sure a lot of people are away on holiday. And some of the time off has allowed me to get on with some other little projects. And besides the blogs e-mail account was empty except for a hello from Ian who quite rightly predicted that I might be suffering from a lack of Asian eye candy as there's barely any Asian guys to drool over down in Cornwall. I think I counted about 4 over the holiday. What a relief it was to get back to multi-cultural London.
I've just finished this week some work on the indoor water feature. If our friend Tom, who must surely be on his world travels again, well if he thought that the last water garden theme was the best one, well the latest theme is the best ever. It's a sort of renaissance garden with Michelangelo's nude statue of David as it's centre piece with some Greek/Roman architectural background effects.
I'm sure that well known craft and Cinema model maker Harry Hausen would have been proud of my efforts. You might remember that he did all the effects for that great film Jason and The Argonauts in the days before CGI.
In fact I just filmed the new Water Garden and will put it up here along with the photos. Just having a problem though uploading the 4 minute film to Youtube. I seem to have lost the option on my phone that says 'Upload to Youtube' so I'll have to find another way.
Other than that my local Hospital must have forgotten that I recently had a CT Scan so after a few phone calls I finally have an appointment to come in and meet the team which will take place at the end of the month and they'll tell me if after my first year of being cancer free, that hopefully I'll still be cancer free.
Oh and later this week I shall be visiting that new London Cat Café. Our reserved day which we booked earlier this summer is fast approaching.
Here's a hot model that seems to be getting his face around
in blogworld and tumblr. Brandon Bailey hails from
Cocoa Beach Florida. And over at Morphoman blog they
promise to give us more pictures of Brandon than you can
find anywhere else in blogosphere.
At the bottom of the post is a rather gorgeous video by
Sean Micah Siegel with some behind the scenes of a
photo-shoot on Jones Beach titled The Sailor.
BRANDON BAILEY @ ADAMS MODELS
BY SEAN MICAH SIEGEL
Below: Brandon on Jones Beach
By Sean Micah Siegel.
Having recently returned from Newquay Cornwall it's clear to see
through some of these images that we were surprised with some
pretty spectacular daily sunshine despite the gloomy meteorological
predictions mentioned the week before going. At least that's how our
first week went by. In fact the sun was quite relentless those first five
days. By our first Thursday it was a pleasant break to finally get some
rain and a whole day of not going anywhere. But by the following day
on Friday the spectacular weather was back and we were able to get
around the town and the beaches once again.
These first few top images feature a beach in Newquay that I seem to
have overlooked. Tolcarne Beach is a privately owned beach but open
to the general public for all to use. The entrance to the beach (below
and above images) ) looks quite spectacular with an almost
Mediterranean look about it which had me saying to myself
why would I want to be anywhere else.
Tolcarne Beach has also been the summertime location for
several tv reality shows including THE HUNKS in 2011.
Below are quite a few pictures from our recent stay and
interestingly most of them were taken during our first week
while the weather was sunny and warm and quite relentless
at times, hence the usual sunburn after only our first day there.
Mind you the cuts in the local bus services there kept us fit and
healthy. Being that we stayed a little way out of town, we were
forced to make a long grilling daily uphill walk to catch an
hourly service into town and the beaches. ( More on those local
Sadly we weren't able to be in Newquay for The Boardmasters
Surfing, Music and Skating Festival, just about the biggest week
in Newquay. Our regular holiday company weren't able to give us
our usual special holiday deal. Apparently they had been bought out
and they had hiked up their prices by another £400.
It seems that as soon as the Schools break up then all UK holiday
prices rocket up by several hundreds of pounds.
It does seem though a bit of a mystery why the BBC don't give us
much coverage of The Boardmasters each year. It is after all the
biggest event there every Summer, and it brings in a lot of money
for the local economy.
Above: The map of Cornwall, and what's interesting is
that the further West I go then the more appealing the
And undoubtedly the pinnacle of travelling West must be
a visit to The Isles Of Scilly.
BELOW: THE FLAG OF CORNWALL
LOOKING OUT OVER TOLCARNE BEACH FROM THE CLIFF TOP ROAD
Tolcarne Beach Reception and The Breaks Café.
ENTRANCE TO TOLCARNE BEACH
Beach sign on the outside of Tolcarne Beach Café 'The Breaks.'
Above are some of the Tolcarne Beach Huts. The one's on the ground
beach level with the light blue doors are what's known as The Surf Shacks.
They're very basic with two bunkbeds sleeping four people. And right
now in the high season they cost around £100 a night, working out at
£25 per person each day. More information about these and other
properties on and overlooking the beach can be found on the Tolcarne
Now where was I. Oh yes I was on my budget holiday in Cornwall.
LETS GO TO FISTRAL BEACH!
Above is the main Beach Bar and Café on Fistral Beach which
got badly damaged during last Winter's storms.
PICTURE BELOW OF THE DAMAGED CAFE WALL
VIA THE WESTERN MORNING NEWS
LIFEGUARDS ON FISTRAL BEACH
GREAT WESTERN BEACH
DUNES ON FISTRAL BEACH
Above is the latest issue of Coast Magazine. And in this
month's edition it features items on staying in Cornwall.
And in one story a happy holiday customer recommends
a stay in top resort St Ives where he found a property right
in St Ives Harbour.
There's also a big colourful spread on my favourite Island
in The Isles of Scilly, Tresco.
But for it's biggest spread there's a four page item on
the up and coming Norfolk Vintage 1940's Wartime
Bus and Railway Weekend.
You can see a Youtube video HERE of last year's event.
I remember seeing it on a local tv channel last year.
It seems as if the entire local Sheringham community turn
out at the local railway station dressed up in 1940's style
clothes and uniforms to celebrate British nostalgia.
Below is the event website.
THE NORFOLK 1940's VINTAGE BUS & RAILWAY WEEKEND
|Above is Cornwall's top magazine publication Cornwall|
Today. And I've picked up quite a few editions over the
years, particularly when they published items on areas
like West Cornwall and The Isles Of Scilly.
The top quality of the magazine with it's well laid out
features makes it a very keepable publication.
GREAT WESTERN BEACH
PORTH HEADLAND WATERGATE BAY
GREAT WESTERN BEACH
Above: The Atlantic Hotel Headland July 2014.
Below: A picture postcard of the same view from 1934.
This is a rare Great Western Railway original poster
that was mentioned alongside other vintage images in The
Western Morning News while we were in Newquay. They
were expected to fetch a good price when they were due to
come up for auction in New York. And I just recently found
out that they sold for a better than expected price, with this
above poster fetching just over £2,000. It was created by
British born artist Alfred Lambart in 1937 for The Great
More on the auction story can be found HERE.
NEWQUAY HARBOUR BEACH
Above: The Trenance Viaduct which towers over
Trenance Park in Newquay.
Below: A vintage image of the Viaduct which was
originally a timber structure on stone piers.
Above is the Newquay Road Train or as it's sometimes known
as the Surf Rider Train. It's an alternative train ride that
takes in some of the scenery around Newquay, even going
out as far as Trenance Park.
Here's a very familiar image as captured in one of those
vintage Great Western Railway posters. It's Brunel's
famous Royal Albert Bridge that divides the County of
Devon from Cornwall.
The wild and rugged stretch of cliffs know as Watergate Bay.