Because of the lack of space, in Hong Kong apartments are small and expensive. That's why architect Gary Chang decided to redesign his 330 square foot apartment to change into 24 different combinations. How? By just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Domestic… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Richard Renaldi meets two or more strangers on the street and asks them to pose for a photograph while touching each other. It's fascinating to see how some people are visibly uncomfortable, while others look completely at ease like old friends or lovers.
"My objective was to introduce an unpredictable variable in a very traditional photographic formula: to… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 2:00pm —
U.K. Pavilion, known as the "Seed Cathedral."
Yesterday, we saw a a preview of the Shanghai 2010 Expo from The Frame
. Today, we take a look at a magnificent collection by The Big Picture
, which shows the last-minute preparations taking place in Shanghai as… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 11:00am —
What is it about Kevin Cyr's oil paintings of beaten up vans and trucks that's so beautiful? Is it that we're reminded of our childhood, remembering the excitement we felt when we heard the grumbling of a truck? Or is it that we find unexpected beauty in used and slightly abused objects? I say all of the above.
Kevin states, "I commemorate commercial vehicles… Continue
Added by alice on April 28, 2010 at 10:30am —
Designed by international firm Aedas, the Pazhou Hotel strives to be a unique, iconic structure in Guangzhou, China. While the mixed-use development fronts directly onto one side of the Pearl River, the location affords views to the water from both directions.
The Pazhou Hotel features retail spaces, restaurants, exhibition halls, and a fitness center. In…
Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 10:00am —
Artist Ana Bagayan has just released two new prints that will be available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery. The one shown above is called Flutter and the one below is called Tick Tock Clock. For those of us who can't make it, Ana's making a select number of the… Continue
Added by alice on April 28, 2010 at 9:00am —
How genius is this? Using 'wearable lettering's, you can create letters just by flexing your body and if you are joined with a number of people, you can create words. What a way to innovate typography, using live human forms as your typeface!
"Using the human body as a message display facility is a way of evading a tax on advertising by making it mobile, but also by using the humanity of the subject and its “freedom of speech” as a legal… Continue
Added by Amy Wong on April 28, 2010 at 1:18am —
More info here.
Added by Yasmine Zalek on April 28, 2010 at 1:01am —
I saw the movie Kick Ass and it inspired me to post this picture for you guys! I am also a super hero and this is proof that I too also kick ass! Totally naturally and not posed at all. Don't mess with me! Rawr!
Added by Sandy on April 27, 2010 at 11:44pm —
[Re-featuring] Hello, my friends! As promised, today we'll be giving away two prizes. The first book is called Creepy Cute Crochet and the other is Dawn of the Dreadfuls.
If you love Etsy
and all of their handmade goods, you're going to love… Continue
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Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 3:03pm —
This past weekend, Sam and I decided to swing by Lazarides Gallery in Beverly Hills to check out David Choe's new art show. Nothing to Declare is an exhibit that marks David's return to Los Angeles after a six year hiatus. Using a combination of spray paint, oil, acrylic, watercolor and even urine, David… Continue
Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm —
Shadow Chen is a super talented illustrator based out of Ningbo, China. Her work oozes with creativity and bursts with color. Continue
Chen says that she draws inspiration from her friends, traditional paintings, street art, fashion, and most of all, music. Listening to music with a beat, she says, helps her bring out the emotion in her work.
Regarding her process, she says: "When it comes to illustration with more specific styles with…
Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 2:30pm —
With Foursquare being the new media darling these days, it only makes sense that advertisers are flocking to it to and experimenting with some creative ideas. The luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has started a Trainer Hunt whereby you follow a pair of sneakers on a stylish journey around London. When the sneakers visit a venue near you, arrive at that destination before… Continue
Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 2:00pm —
I first heard about Beijing born fashion photographer Chen Man right here on theMET when Panda Ju posted on her back in December 2008. Just recently, I learned that Chen Man's having a solo show in Hong Kong at the Ooi Botos…
Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 11:30am —
Francois Robert spent hundreds of hours arranging the real bones of a single human skeleton into a series of striking iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide. He titled the beautiful yet eerily haunting series, 'Stop the Violence.'"
"In the mid-90’s, during an auction… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 11:00am —
Shanghai's World Expo, which runs May 1-Oct. 31, showcases the latest in concepts for "Better City, Better Life" in pavilions from practically every country and many international organizations, cities and big corporations. Some 70 million people are expected to visit, and organizers have said they will limit the number entering the park on any single day to 600,000.… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 10:00am —
We all know eating organic is better for us. But buying organic can sometimes be a challenge. Whether farmers markets are scarce in the area or buying "clean" is putting a dent in your wallet, buying only the essentials - the "dirty dozen" - can help alleviate some of these concerns. Here's a great cheat sheet that will make navigating yourself through the organic section a whole lot easier.…
Added by Annie on April 27, 2010 at 9:00am —
I thought I'd start out the morning by announcing the winner of giveaway #2
. The book, Rare, Portraits of America's Endangered Species,
goes to Marissa Mayer
Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 9:00am —
The more I look at Mi Ju's amazingly detailed work, the more I'm impressed by it. I just featured her in a post last week, but I stumbled upon some of her most recent works and they are truly mind-blowing.
To create her incredibly complex masterpieces, the 26-year-old uses…
Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 2:30pm —