Featured Blog Posts – January 2010 Archive (199)

Lego Kitchen Table

Munchausen, a duo formed by Parisian designers Simon Pillard and Philippe Rosetti, took a bold approach with their own kitchen by venturing to IKEA for the basic kitchen island and then spending the next week covering it with more than 20,000 pieces by another Scandinavian brand, Lego.…

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Added by wing sum leung on January 31, 2010 at 4:14pm — 5 Comments

Mysterious Shadow People (6 total)

City View



Kumi Yamashita has a secret power. She can place wood or metal objects in just the right light to make mysterious shadow people show their true selves. The genius of it all lies in the fact that without the lighting and shadows the objects would never give away her secret. These surprising silhouettes only come out when beckoned to do…

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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Monopoly Gets a Modern Make-over

Looks like our favorite board game is getting a modern make-over! For it's 75th anniversary, Parker Brothers is releasing Monopoly Revolution. It comes with a circular board and a computerized console where players will swipe credit cards to keep track of their digital currency. Out this fall, the game will cost $35.



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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Robot Love: I'm Here by Spike Jonze



Because I love the twisted mind of Spike Jonze, I'm actually looking forward to seeing more of his 30-minute short film titled I'm Here. Plus, how can you go wrong with a robot love story? Recently premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was funded by Absolut Vodka.



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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Professional Rock Stacking (7 pics)

In Sarasota Florida a group called Team Sandtastic has taken something that many of us did as kids and turned it into an art form (and a business). I came across these guys while doing research for another subject and was transfixed by what they accomplish using a few ordinary rocks. There's no glue or wires here - just patient, thoughtful stacking.…





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Added by Mark Huckabee on January 31, 2010 at 4:30am — 7 Comments

Burlesque Pin-up Art (7 total)



These burlesque pin-ups are all that they should be...naughty, sexy, sultry and cheeky.



Handiedan, a Dutch artist, makes these pieces using different things. Illustrations, prints and inks composed to form precious works of art. Every time you look, they'll surprise you by finding… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on January 30, 2010 at 6:20pm — 3 Comments

Refreshingly Honest Oil Paintings (6 total)



Modern oil paintings never looked so sad and solemn as those from David Graeme Baker. Painting domestic scenes filled with heavy emotion, Baker wants you to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Filled with honesty, his paintings are tragically beautiful. The rich colors make the paintings look almost photorealistic, don't they?…

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Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

She's Complicated (7 pieces)



Sexy, edgy and fun, Erik Jones's art can be described in a number of different ways. The common denominator? All of his women are much more complicated than their pretty face has you first believe. Erik's mixed media pieces are composed of watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and oil. Dark, disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful, isn't it?…

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Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Creative Proposal

Too sweet. Via I Heart Love.

Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Unhappy Hipsters - It's Lonely in the Modern World

"Ever the realist, he built his table for one."

If you love modern design but you also have a great sense of humor, you'll love this new blog called Unhappy Hipsters. It's where they pair a modern decor pic with a funny caption. Eye-candy and some chuckles. Now that's just my cup of… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

Sozyone



I said "WOW" when I saw this picture. Then I saw more and remembered that this was the same guy that did those great Carhartt ads a few years ago. Pablo now goes by the name of Sozyone Gonzalez.



He started out forging money. He went to a couple of art schools, co-created De Puta Madre and has now created a… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on January 29, 2010 at 7:46pm — No Comments

We are the World Gets Remade for Haiti

Very cool news. Quincy Jones has confirmed that "We are the World" is getting remade with proceeds going to help Haiti. It's been 25 years since QJ gathered some of the biggest stars to record this classic song. Recorded on Monday in LA, the day after the Grammy's, sources say Usher, John Legend, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Jason Mraz,… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

It Felt Like a Dream (7 pics)



What is it about heartbreak that we find so beautiful? Perhaps it's the tragic thought that what was once unbelievable has now passed. We're left wondering how our life has been changed, for the better or for the worse. Is it true what they say - that it's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all?…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Most Glamorous Girls - Michael Thompson

Angelina Jolie



There's no doubt in my mind that you've seen Michael Thompson's gorgeous images in magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Allure, W, Harper's Bazaar or Vogue. (Who could forget Jennifer Aniston in nothing but a tie in that famous GQ cover?) So what separates Thompson's work from countless other celebrity or fashion photographers? It's the way he captures women. Working under…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Love Moments (5 pics)



Now here's a cute photo shoot of a lovely couple who decided to let their fun personalities shine through. It was shot by Galaxie Andrews, a photographer based in Arizona.



Galaxie explaining her creative process. "Working with a couple who puts their trust in me and just goes with the flow makes for the ideal creative shoot. Nicole and Jon are amazing people. they put their guards…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

W Hotel Hollywood Opens Its Doors

While it isn't the best of times, yesterday Starwood still managed to open its doors for its newest addition, W Hotel Hollywood. Costing $350 million ($600 million for the whole development), this W hotel is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, which is walking distance to the Pantages, Hollywood Palladium and Avalon theaters. It contains… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Creative Ads: Words Create Worlds (3 pics)

There's nothing like reading a great book and getting lost in the story. It's almost as if stories jump out of books, just like these ads illustrate. Great execution by advertising agency Kaspan, who created these ads for Anagram bookshop, located in the city of Prague. “Words create Worlds,” the ad states.…





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Added by Eugene on January 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

When Zoo Advertising Gets Creative (12 examples)



You may think that zoos have an advantage over regular advertisers. Sure they've got adorable animals to work with but how do they compete with theme parks for our time? Just ask the creative minds behind these advertisements. Whether they're shocking us with wrapped buses or making us laugh with car stickers, they all serve to remind us that our friendly neighbors are just waiting for a…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Intricate Scenes Inside Toilet Rolls (5 pieces)



When most people see a bare toilet roll, instincts tell them to throw it away. But as they say, one person's trash is another person's treasure. French artist Anastassia Elias saw the artistic potential in toilet rolls, and proceeded to create intricate scenes inside of them.



Elias spends hours painstakingly cutting out tiny shapes to make detailed…

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Added by Eugene on January 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Incredible Bodypainting - The Last South China Tiger



Craig Tracy is hands-down one of the best body painters in the world. At first glance, this piece looks like a simple painting of a tiger. Look a little closer, and you'll notice that the tiger's face is actually painted on the back of three separate women.



Entitled “The Last South China Tiger” this particular project is part of Save China’s Tigers‘ efforts…

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Added by Eugene on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

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