Featured Blog Posts – February 2010 Archive (165)

Olympic Pictograms



An informative and interesting video on Olympic pictograms by designer Steven Heller for the New York Times. Heller takes us on a short journey through the good, the bad and the ugly.



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Added by alice on February 28, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

To Try: Cookie Splash!

Maybe it's because it reminds me of when I used to dunk oreo cookies into milk but I can't wait to contribute to this Flickr group! Who else is the group's admin but Siebe, the man who made the cookie splash famous? He's even given us some tips on how to capture these… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Incredible Animal Photography by Stefano Unterthiner



With a PhD in Zoology, Stefano Unterthiner isn't just any ordinary animal photographer. In fact, his passion for telling an animal's story takes him around the globe. As a skilled photojournalist, he waits for precise moments, often times spending long periods in the field in complete solitude.



You've probably seen Stefano's photos but never have…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2010 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Death Drive Photographs by Dean Rogers

Jayne Mansfield, June 29th, 1967.



Marc Boland, Helmut Newton, Grace Kelly, Jackson Pollock, Princess Diana, Eddie Cochran, James Dean and Albert Camus all died in a car crash. Photographer Dean Rogers shot these photo's on the anniversary of a death, and the exact time and location of the crash.



People tend to remember these things clearly. I've asked some of my friends and family about Princess Diana's death and most of them… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on February 27, 2010 at 4:30pm — 8 Comments

Modern Design: Solar Powered Flower



Designed by Phillips, the Sustainable City Light is an intelligent outdoor lighting system inspired by flowers. The solar powered lights feature five photovoltaic petals that open during the day to collect the sun’s rays, before transforming them into energy.



When nightfall arrives, the petals close up while LED lights turn on to brighten city…

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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture: Tower Grows Its Own Skin

Conceptualized by California-based architecture firm Faulders Studio, GEOtube is a new kind of urban sculptural tower proposed for Dubai that uses salt water to grow its own skin.



The building sucks up water from the Persian Gulf (the source of the world's saltiest ocean water) through a 3 mile (4.62 km) underground pipeline, and then sprays it over a…

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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Juxtaposition - Jeff Soto (10 pieces)

Through striking visual imagery, Jeff Soto communicates profound visions and fears, nostalgia of his youth, and themes of love, lust, and hope. His inspiration comes from the colorful lifestyle of skateboarding and graffiti, hip-hop and popular culture, and childhood toys.



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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2010 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

Adrian Holovaty



Okay... so I'm a huge fan of Youtube, as most people who know me are aware... I love to find people who put their own unique spin on things, and this guy is certainly is. His name is Adrian Holovaty, and he's a musician from Chicago. He seems to have a pretty loyal following on youtube, and for only having played guitar since 1997, his work speaks for itself in it's sheer amazingness. He did a Radiohead remix contest and was even mentioned in Rolling Stone magazine. His… Continue

Added by Rachel Anne on February 27, 2010 at 12:38am — 2 Comments

Emotional Winter Olympic Moments

What is it about the Olympics that keeps us glued to the screen, jumping/shouting/screaming at the tv like we've completely lost our minds? The easy answer is that we're in awe of these athletes - the ones who have trained tirelessly for years and, for some, a lifetime for their chance to show us, their country, the world and themselves that they are the best. But it's not just the physical strength or the technique we're in awe of, it's their mental focus. Because we all know that it's the… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2010 at 5:00pm — 6 Comments

Creative Ad: Be Natural

This is a very clever commercial!



Robinson's are known for their Orange Barley Water drinks and their presence at Wimbledon as a refreshing drink for the Ball Boys/Girls, Umpires and even the Players.





This new commercial for their new Be Natural range is a fantastically clever piece of work. The idea behind it is to get people to provide birdhouses in their gardens in preperation for the arrival of birds… Continue

Added by James Lynch on February 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 2 Comments

Inked



South African photographer Warwick Saint captures the raw, counter-culture sexuality of his models, while maintaining a refined sense of style that is equally classy. Even if you're not into tattoos, you have to admit - these photos are totally mesmerizing.



Born in 1972, Warwick left South Africa for London after getting his bachelors in Art and Philosophy. He now lives in Brooklyn and works…

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Added by Eugene on February 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 7 Comments

IMAX Hubble3D

I can't wait to watch this IMAX movie! This is not Sci-Fi. This documentary is the real deal. It's a real story about real brave astronauts who go on a real mission and it also shows us real mind blowing images made for us to gawk at in utter amazement. All brought to you in full 3D glory.



Here's the synopsis, and release date info quoted from the amazing website devoted to this movie:



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Added by Inka Leoni on February 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — 6 Comments

Creative Design: Templehof Airplane Hangers



By definition, an airplane hangar is a structure that holds planes in protective storage. Using a clever play on words, Kolja Clemens of Germany’s Möbel & Objekt Manufaktur created this wall hook system perfect for hanging up your leather bomber jacket or sylin' blazer.



Clemens created this piece as a tribute to the closing of Berlin’s famous Templehof…

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Added by Eugene on February 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Vintage Typewriter Keyboard Stickers

Just how cool are these vintage typewriter keyboard stickers? Probably works best if you have a black computer but I just love how a few simple stickers can instantly take you back to the old school days. You know, the time before your beloved Apple IIe.



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Added by alice on February 26, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Nokia's Giant Arrow Points You to Good Things



Though this giant arrow is no longer up, I like the creative concept and how this video succinctly explains Nokia's idea behind it. In order to get people to think about Nokia when they think about navigation, they put up the world's biggest signpost (arrow) in London. Help up by a crane, the arrow was a digital panel where people on the street could send text messages to. Their favorite places to visit would show up, the arrow would point to that location, and also… Continue

Added by alice on February 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Celebrate!



Last night the Canadian woman's hockey team beat the US to win the gold medal. Even though I was rooting for the US I don't begrudge them this hard-fought win. After the game was over and the fans left the arena the team came back onto the ice for some well deserved celebrating.



Some people are already… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on February 26, 2010 at 5:00am — 9 Comments

Urban Street Art: Snoozin' Snoopy

By street artist ARB. [Link],

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2010 at 9:30pm — 6 Comments

Beauty and the Beach

How sexy are these stunning black and white shots by photographer Russell James?



James flew to one of the most exotic places in the world, the beautiful Italian island of Sardinia, to capture this steamy set for Victoria Secret's book titled Sexy.



Born in Perth, Western Australia, Russell James is currently one of the world's leading photographers. Over the past decade, his images have become synonymous with…

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Added by Eugene on February 25, 2010 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture: USA's New London Embassy



Philadelphia-based architecture firm, KieranTimberlake recently won the competition to design the new US embassy in London. Called New London Embassy, it will be built at Nine Elms beside the River Thames, and will include developing the surrounding area into an urban park.



Regarding the “safety” issue, a semicircular pond will function as a protective…

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Added by Eugene on February 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Banksy's Grungy-Great Pop-Up Theater



Leave it to Banksy to have the UK premiere of his film at a makeshift 150-seat cinema built under Waterloo train station. Lambeth Palace, as Banksy calls it, is an improvised film theater on Leake Street that will be holding special previews of Exit Through the Gift Shop until March 4th (in advance of the…

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Added by alice on February 25, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

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