February 2011 Blog Posts (163)

1,300 Speed Bags Make Muhammad Ali Sculpture (5 pics)



Coming to Nokia Plaza L.A. Live in Los Angeles on March 25, 2011 is a new, one-of-a-kind sculpture that pays homage to one of the greatest boxers of all-time, Muhammad Ali. Made up of 1,300 boxing speed bags, the piece stands 22 feet high and is held up by 5 miles of stainless steel cable and 2 miles of aluminum tubing. (Did we tell you it took three years to complete?) Internationally… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Pic of the Day: Broken


No bulb was harmed in the making of this picture, it had blown already. I found it all neglected, just lying there...

Added by Ian Moran on February 28, 2011 at 1:30pm — 4 Comments

Stunning Sketches by Stella Im Hultberg (10 pieces)



One of the Met’s favorite artists, Stella Im Hultberg works with pencils, wood and sketchbooks to make illustrations for her upcoming show Fragmented, which runs from March 11th to March 21st at London Miles gallery.



Midway through preparing for this show, Hultberg started… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on February 28, 2011 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Content Curator: Michael Zhang from PetaPixel



Back in December of 2010, I listed PetaPixel as one of the Top 10 Sites to Help Develop Your Creative Side. Started in May 2009, PetaPixel has just the right mix of interesting photography techniques and up-to-date information on all the latest gear. It's easily one… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

More Clever Works by Slinkachu (3 total)

Fantastic Voyage



With the Last Resort installation he started the year off with a bang and now London-based street artist Slinkachu is back with more incredibly clever works for 2011. Watch as a green shoelace turns into a Loch Ness-style monster, a half eaten chicken… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

Top 6 Sites that Break Modern Design Trends



A few weeks ago, we put together our top website picks for the art enthusiast and this week we're all about the trendspotter. Which sites do we personally follow to see all that's new and exciting in the modern design world? Check out that… Continue

Added by alice on February 28, 2011 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Real Faces of Los Angeles: JR (12 pics)

Silverlake



French street artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize ($100,000), will unveil his TED Prize wish live onstage in Long Beach next week. Arriving a bit early, the 27-year-old Parisian put up his trademark large-scale wheat pastes all across Los Angeles this past week.



JR's L.A. visit marks the third installment of his expansive project, The Wrinkles… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Creative Design: Hourglass Nightlight (3 pics)



University of Art and Design (ECAL) graduate Vanessa Hordies created a bedside lamp called Night Night. The prototype has a wooden base and a glass top. Once inverted and a button is pushed, the light stays on for fifteen minutes as sand gradually trickles down to cover the light while the user drifts off to sleep.



“Research has shown that when people go to bed it usually takes… Continue

Added by Alyssa Anda on February 26, 2011 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)



Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.



Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

The World's Obsession with Facebook

Over the last decade, Facebook has completely taken the internet by storm. Most of us have Facebook accounts, and many of us check on it more than once a day. The social network's overall statistics are staggering. This informational motion graphics piece by Alex Trimpe lays it all out and makes it easy for us to understand just how far Facebook has come.



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Added by Eugene on February 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Naked City Spleen by Miru Kim (Exclusive Interview)

Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY, USA



Over the last few years, I've had the pleasure of sharing many different art, design, and photography projects. Naked City Spleen by Miru Kim was one that really stood out. To this day, it remains a personal favorite.



Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn't dare visit, Miru…

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Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Statuesque Beauty (7 photos)



American fashion model Erin Heatherton has legs for days. Standing on a pedestal, she shows off the sleek and sexy stylings of Lucy Ewing, who features the work of La Perla, Stella McCartney, and Agent Provocateur. Her gorgeous, statuesque poses were photographed by Hasse Nielsen for The Sunday Times UK Style.…









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Added by Alyssa Anda on February 25, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Creative Design: 3D Running Track (7 pics)



Running around a track can become boring and mundane. Spanish architecture firm Subarquitectura wanted to spice things up a bit so they created the 3D Athletics Track. At one point, where it forks, runners are confronted with the choice of taking the ordinary flat path or the unconventional hilly one.



"We have added to the conventional track an alternative one, amateur and… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture: Floating House (8 pics)



The Napa River House in California is located on a site with mature oak trees and stone pathways winding down a gently sloping hill. Craig Steely Architecture didn't want to disturb the paths and root structure of the trees, so they built a structural system, originally inspired by a chairlift tower, that floats the main living area into the existing oak canopy.



The 2,382 sq. ft.… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Future of Touchscreen

I'm a firm believer that we'll be seeing touchscreen technology a lot more in the future. Corning Incorporated, best known for their Gorilla glass technology, released an interesting promo video laying out its vision for the future of displays. From refrigerator doors to shop windows, the five minute clip, titled “A Day Made of Glass” shows a wide range of applications that could be soon within our reach.



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Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

I "Disappeared" Last Week...


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Added by Propaganda Times on February 24, 2011 at 10:00pm — 3 Comments

Paris in Magnificent Black and White (16 photos)

"Tour Eiffel"



Paris is known to be one of the most romantic cities in the world. Some might say that architecture has a large part to do with that...



Skilled photographer Damien Vassart was born in Brussels, Belgium, but currently lives in Paris. The way he combines bold lines of buildings, bridges, and sculptures, with the fluid and organic movement of clouds,… Continue

Added by Kevin Chung on February 24, 2011 at 7:30pm — 4 Comments

Thousands of Screws Make a 3D Portrait (15 pics)



"Most people are drawn to the portraits because they have something different about them (from a distance especially). Seeing them in person is a whole different feel than seeing the photograph. They have a sense of depth that the photo can't capture." - Andrew Myers



Meet Andrew Myers, one of the most patient modern-day sculptors around. This Laguna Beach, California-based… Continue

Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 12:00pm — 13 Comments

House with Three-Story Slide (15 pics)



Japanese studio Level Architects fulfilled every kid's fantasy by designing a house in Tokyo, Japan that features a three-story slide. A staircase wraps around one side of the house, while the slide encircles the other. Occupants can decide at each level whether to descend by the stairs or by slide.



Once the kids slide down to the first floor, they can play in the ball pen, which is… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

A Sweet Love Story



Met member and friend Jenni sent me a link to this cute love story that's on the website www.whiteguyhalfasiangirl.com. Right off the bat, you know that this couple has a great sense of humor. On their wedding site, Sarah and David put up this sweet story about their courtship. See below for the full shabang.…







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Added by alice on February 24, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

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