Katy Perry Gallery

OK, she may not be the world's greatest singer (see our section on beautiful voices for some fantastic vocalists), but she is definitely beautiful! Ever since she burst on to the music scene with her 'I kissed a girl' smash hit, she's been getting more and more exposure. And that's not a bad thing!

Beautiful Games: Crysis

Crysis is easily one of the most beautiful video games ever created, and certainly one of the most demanding on your PC! Check out the amazing video above (make sure you watch it in HD) and see the screenshots below as proof (click on them to make them bigger).

Beautiful TV: Sony BRAVIA Advert

This is a beautiful piece of television, and an advert that we all probably remember. It's such a simple concept too, with thousands of multi-coloured balls bouncing naturally down our man-made streets. The imagery, combined with Jose Gonzalez's gorgeous cover of the song 'Heartbeats' by The Knife, makes for a truly beautiful advert. I couldn't remember what the ad was actually selling - but that's not the point, is it...?

By the way, this is best viewed in high-definition, so make sure to click 'HD' when you watch it above.

What do you think of this? Think it's beautiful? Disagree? Let me know!

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Beautiful Animals: Squirrels

I can't believe some people think these creatures are no more than nut-eating rats! I mean, just look at these pictures - squirrels are absolutely beautiful.

Beautiful Songs: Home

'Home', by Zero 7, is a gorgeous track - a haunting melody, beautifully sung by Tina Dico. Really, the vocals are amazing. I've put two different performances of the song on here, and they've both spectacular. The one above is a full band performance, and below you'll find an acoustic solo. Check them both out, they're just beautiful.

Rachel Weisz Gallery

Rachel Weisz, who is approaching her 40th birthday in 2010 (unbelievably!), is a beautiful british actress, probably most famous for her roles in The Mummy films. I remember seeing her in the 1997 film Stealing Beauty, starring alongside the also-beautiful Liv Tyler (who will definitely be getting her own feature on the site sometime soon!). Thanks to Gary at fretpoint for suggesting this gorgeous actress.

Beautiful Songs: The Bends

Although I could just as easily be talking about Radiohead's entire album, I am actually referring to the title track itself - 'The Bends' is an awesome, beautiful, soaring song. That descending guitar riff, which comes in at 2:03 on the above video, is truly beautiful - simple, yes, but just awesome! The solo at 2:58 is a thing of beauty also.

Beautiful Design: Lamps

I wish I had some of these in my home... Thanks to Mark S from collthings.co.uk for pointing out the beauty of lamps!

Beautiful Music: The E.T. Theme

Not only does this tune take me back to my childhood, but it is so full of hope and wonder that it never fails to make me feel uplifted. Written by the amazing John Williams, the main theme to the 1982 film 'E.T.' (wow, was it really that long ago?) is a masterclass in composition - I challenge you to listen and not find it beautiful!

Beautiful Art: MS Paint Drawings

Matti Nikki from Muzzy.net has created these beautiful images, using only his mouse and MS Paint! Now, I don't know about you, but I can't even draw a circle using my mouse! It's amazing that these drawings can be done free-hand; a truly remarkable talent. I love them so much that I've used one as my 'geek' image - thanks, Matti!

Vikki Blows Gallery

Vikki Blows is a model from the UK, and has a truly striking, unique look - a different kind of beauty from the usual supermodel. And, yes, that is her real name apparently. I suppose you could say she has quite a Gothic style, with her mixture of dark hair and pale skin - I think it's totally beautiful.

Beautiful Games: Oblivion

Oblivion is a truly beautiful game. When it was released for the PC and XBOX 360 back in 2006 it was a revelation: a massive, open world, where you were free to do exactly as you wished. When your character emerges from the sewers at the very beginning of the game, and you face that awesome scenery...well, it blew me away. I don't think a game had looked quite as beautiful as this before.

Beautiful Websites: BeFunky.com

BeFunky.com can turn your photos into beautiful pieces of art at the click of a button! It's really easy to use, you don't need to register, and you can see the results almost instantly. There are lots of different effects, so play around turning your snaps into charcoal drawings, cartoons, stencils or much more. A beautiful idea!

Beautiful Animals: Moths

Wow! I saw an item on these on 'The One Show' a couple of nights ago - how beautiful are they?

Beautiful Music: The Last Of The Mohicans Soundtrack

This film has the most amazing music throughout, and the truly epic 'Main Title' is just so beautiful - it makes me all tingly whenever I hear it! Rightfully winning an Oscar for Best Sound, the score adds so much to what is already a beautifully shot film (featuring Madeleine Stowe, who has her own post on Beauty Geeks here), that I can't imagine the movie without it.

Beautiful Books: Jude The Obscure

Thomas Hardy's classic novel, Jude The Obscure, is one of my favourite books - and is a thing of beauty. There are many reasons why I think it's so beautiful, but the main reason has to do with Hardy's dealing of romance and marriage. In Jude he tells the story of a pure romance, one that doesn't need a piece of paper to justify their love. It's not that I think badly of marriage - I am happily married, myself! - it's just a beautiful, romantic notion, that is so powerfully written about. He also created a one-of-a-kind heroine in Sue Bridehead, a delicate yet powerful figure - who, incidentally, is portrayed beautifully by Kate Winslet in the film of the same name.

Have you read Jude The Obscure? Let me know what you think!

Beautiful Songs: Falling Slowly

From the beautiful film 'Once', comes this amazing song. 'Falling Slowly' rightfully won the Best Original Song Oscar, and this live performance is just gorgeous. Glen Hansard's simple-yet-striking guitar, his sensitive vocals; Marketa Irglova's lovely piano and beautiful harmonies - it all adds up to one of the most beautiful songs ever written.

Do you think 'Falling Slowly' is beautiful? Let me know!

Beautiful Films: Leaving Las Vegas

The story of an alcoholic and a prostitute doesn't sound like it's going to be too beautiful, does it? But it certainly is. The way the love blossoms between Nicholas Cage and Elizabeth Shue, the sadness and the tragedy...it's all so beautiful. An amazing soundtrack is the icing on the cake. If you haven't seen it, you owe it to yourself to track the DVD down!

Have you seen Leaving Las Vegas? Think it's beautiful? Let me know!

Beautiful Places: Barcelona

Barcelona is a magical city - a total 'must see'. I went there for my honeymoon and was totally blown away by the place. It is a feast for beauty lovers - from the majestic 'La Sagrada Familia' (which you can see above), to the amazing light and music fountain show (see below).

Madeleine Stowe Gallery

There's something just so unique about Madeleine Stowe - an elegant beauty that you just can't put your finger on. As far as I know, she's never been featured on any 'Top 100' women lists (or she hasn't ranked highly if she has), and you don't hear her name banded about when people are talking about their favourite celebrities, either. And why not? I really don't know

Beautiful Photos: Las Vegas Interior

(click the pic to see it bigger - or visit Stuck In Customs)

You wouldn't instantly think of inside photography when you're thinking of beauty - but I think this is amazing. Trey Ratcliff, from Stuck In Customs, took this photo, and waved his magic HDR wand over it. As a result, an interior shot of what I believe is a hotel in Las Vegas, has turned into a thing of real beauty.

Do you love it too? Let me know!

Beautiful Voices: Karen Carpenter

Those rich, deep, smooth tones...truly unmistakable, and truly beautiful.

It is one of the world's greatest tragedies, the story of Karen Carpenter. How a woman with such talent (as well as having one of the most gorgeous voices in the world, she was also a mean drummer) could be taken away from us so soon, at the prime of her life...well, it's just so sad. There has never been - and probably never will be - a voice like hers: it sends shivers down my spine every time I hear it. Truly beautiful.

If you like this, you'll probably enjoy our beautiful voices section, or perhaps our beautiful songs and music sections.

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Beautiful TV: Dawson's Creek

A totally beautiful series, in virtually every way. The actresses? Oh yes. The setting? Gorgeous. The dialogue? A bit heavy-going and multi-syllablic, but that was part of the charm. What made this classic series so beautiful though, in my mind, is what it stood for - the morales and values of the characters.

To put it mildly, this series was the antithesis to channel 4's 'Skins'. Instead of revelling in the hedonism of teenage life - the drink binges, the casual sex - Dawson's Creek had a much more romantic outlook on youth. These weren't kids who were jumping in and out of bed with each other - Dawson, Pacey et al would much rather have a quiet date at the local cinema, a row up the creek, or a heartfelt discussion.

They were sensitive, intelligent, caring and romantic - Dawson's Creek, even though it ended wrongly (in my opinion! I mean, how come she went off with Pacey? Dawson was the one!) it still stands as a thing of beauty, and a series I will be forcing my children to watch someday.

What do you think? Let me know!

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Hello World!

Hello everyone! The beauty geek has dropped on to the scene to talk about everything beautiful - some of which you may agree with, and others you probably won't :)

I'm going to be posting lots of different things - it's not going to be purely supermodels here, as beauty can be found anywhere and everywhere. So, sit back, relax, and enjoy some beautiful things...