April 2009 Blog Posts (303)

Caught in the Act - Zhang Haiying (10 paintings)



Chinese-born Zhang Haiying paintings are based on photographs that he found on Anti-Vice Campaign websites aimed at cracking down on prostitution and pornography in China. Zhang's paintings neither advocate nor criticize illicit activity, but evoke emotion from the associated abuse of power, desperation, exclusion, and vulnerability.



Using dramatic tones, he…

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Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Pink Godzilla (Santa Cruz, CA)

Not the most authentic sushi you'll find (they have a roll called the "Ultra Bitchin' Roll), but goddamn if Pink Godzilla isn't a fun spot to get a cheap meal.

Dinner splurge for two (oysters, 5 different rolls, and Hawaiian poke) ran me $40.

Wish I knew about this place sooner because expensive sushi dinners in the past had me stealing my roommate's snowboard boots and selling it on…

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Added by Esteban on April 30, 2009 at 12:40pm — 6 Comments

A Sweet Innocence - Artist Chris Appelhans (14 Total)

Dance Bot

Chris Appelhans is a young artist and illustrator who's drawn everything from Coraline to Monster House. He creates honest, simple and innocent drawings that bring out our childhood memories. You can see his take on a modern day Alice in Wonderland on his website or see a… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 5/1/09

FLOP OF THE WEEK

X-Men Origins: Wolverine

Critics aren't giving Wolverine much love with many saying that it's a below-average superhero movie. X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the story of Wolverine's epically violent and romantic past, his complex relationship with Victor Creed, and the ominous Weapon X program. Along the way,… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Them's Fighting Words! (6 Total)



For those moments where you can't even look at that person, let alone get the words out of your mouth, there's Set Editions waiting to help you out. Spectacularly simple cards that pack a lot of punch.…

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Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Fairmont and National Geographic Want to Take You On the Ultimate Safari!

If you've ever dreamed of taking that wild African safari, this post is for you. Fairmont and the National Geographic Society have partnered up to present the Global Explorer Series. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with National Geographic experts in a range of activities, in dynamic destinations including Kenya, Cairo, Montebello (Quebec), Monaco and St Andrews… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Damien Hirst - Requiem

Damien Hirst with 'Death Denied', 2008



Billed as the largest collection of Damien Hirst’s work ever exhibited, the show “Requiem” opened at Pinchuk Art Centre last Saturday, April 25th in Kiev, Ukraine. Hirst will be showing his retrospective of over 100 works dating from 1990 to 2008 at steel billionaire Victor Pinchuk’s namesake museum including not only the sculptures and…

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Added by Eugene on April 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Sponsored Giveaway: Four Free Macy's $25 Gift Cards!

REMINDER: CONTEST ENDS TONIGHT!

Just in time for Mother's Day, we've teamed up with the fine folks at Macy's to give you and your mom an experience you'll never forget. As part of their Fit Matters campaign, we're giving away FOUR FREE $25 MACY'S GIFT CARDS! (2 will be given away to Met members and 2 will be given away to Twitter… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Lunch Bag Art

Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art



Lunch Bag Art is a blog where a dad creates new lunch bag art for his kids daily. You can get daily updates here.



See more articles like this at my site: Chung…

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Added by Kevin Chung on April 30, 2009 at 5:22am — No Comments

Cosmic Flying V

Legendary Flying V in such unusual appearance by Loren Kulesus.

Added by friendrix on April 30, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Smart Pizza Box



File this under: I should have thought of…

Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

Brazilian Beauty in GQ Italy (6 Photos)



Gorgeous shots of an old photo shoot (2005) just surfaced on the net and we just had to share them with you. Ana Beatriz Barros is a 26 year old Brazilian model known for her work with Guess?, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLo fashion line. In this GQ spread, Ana shows us her sweet and sexy side. Aren't you glad we dug it…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The 10 Best "Keep Calm and Carry On" Parodies

Hammer Time!



What happens when you take a well known saying and make it your own? You come up with these clever Keep Calm and Carry On parodies. Enjoy!…



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Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Amazing Notebook Computer Made Entirely Out of Paper.



The creativity of some people frakkin' amazes… Continue

Added by Will on April 29, 2009 at 3:33pm — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art - Mentalgassi: Berlin (7 pics)

I can't help but laugh when I look at Mentalgassi's street art installations in Berlin, Germany. Consisting of three core members, they go around wheatpasting faces on public installations, such as reclyling bins and tickets validators, thereby evoking emotion from those that pass by. Gotta love their sense of humor!…



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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

The Official White House Flickr Photostream Launches

Just in time for the "100 days" milestone, White House photographer Pete Souza is sharing his official White House photos on Flickr with several hundred photographs from President Obama's first months in office. As of right now there are 293 uploaded pictures. Here are ten of my favorites.

Taking Advantage of…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Smokin' Hot - Emma Tempest

This steamy set comes to us from self-taught photographer Emma Tempest. She does a great job utilizing light and color to create sensual shots that have a cinematic feel. Photographers such as Tim Walker, Francis Ford Coppola, Nick Knight, Peter Lindbergh and Guillermo del Toro have closely inspired Emma throughout her career. Here are some of my favorite shots from her portfolio.…



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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Mercedes-Benz Uses Typography, Cleverly

Check out this video (in HD):

Interesting new ad campaign for Mercedes-Benz's new Brake Assist System, an electronic system which interprets the braking behavior of the driver and initiates the full braking effect when it identifies an emergency situation. This reduces the braking distance substantially.



"Most drivers, under normal braking conditions as well as under emergency conditions, start out with little brake pressure and whenever necessary they… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Sam Flores is in LA!

Opening Reception: May 2nd, 8pm-11pm @ Subliminal Projects Gallery: Los Angeles

Mark your calendars, one of our favorite artists is coming to LA! In his show Ego, Addiction, and Other Bedtime Stories, Sam Flores tackles what is perhaps one of the most pervasive themes in human existence: the struggle between light and dark. Through color and contrast, Flores… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Who Said Humans Can't Fly? - Dan Vojtech (10 Photos)



If a top notch sports photographer can do one thing, its capture a moment that leaves the viewer speechless. Dan Vojtech is just that kind of photographer. Specializing in extreme sport photography, Vojtech began taking pictures eight years ago when he picked up his dad's old camera Zenith- E. His photos have us believing that people can actually fly! And why not?…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

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