May 2008 Blog Posts (59)

Americana at Brand: The Experience

The girls (me, my older sister Grace and her little one year old Ava Berry Cherry) set out for a day of sun and shopping today at Americana at Brand. After hearing enough friends rave about it, I had to check it out for the experience and my sister had to check it out for the shopping.



All I can say is....



Wow.



We got there around 11am (early enough to beat the crowds and get bomby parking). As bff Jay had said there… Continue

Added by alice on May 31, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

LACDA Digital Art Competition - Deadline 6/30

Do you have an impeccable eye for digital photography, art, video, or new media? If so, the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art is hosting a juried competition where the top 40 winners from all over the world will have the privilege of having their work shown at the LACDA gallery on August 14-16. Juror Howard Fox, Curator of Contemporary Art, LACMA, will attend the opening reception of the widely promoted exhibition. The registration fee is $30 and the… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

my mod cool.stuff :: Happy 33rd, Digital Camera



This is the world’s first ever digital camera. It was built in 1975, weighed eight and a half pounds and took 16 AA batteries to get it going. You go Steven Sasson and Kodak.

The first digital image ever taken.





Original Article (shameless self… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on May 30, 2008 at 11:37pm — No Comments

URBAN ADVENTURE - ROYAL/T - JUST LOVE ME

ROYAL/T

Alice and I checked out the Royal/T studio today, a 10,000 square foot art space, cafe, and retail store, which opened up a couple weeks ago. Just Love Me is the art studio's opening exhibition, which explores the complexity of cuteness, and the yearning it reveals in artistic expression today. We took a second to sit down and have lunch, and while being served by Japanese girls in maid costumes, we were fortunate enough to speak… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 6:30pm — 4 Comments

my mod Architecture :: Hard Boiled Mumbai

I Love Egg -

Cybertecture Egg

James Law Cybertecture International

commissioned by Vijay Associate (Wadhwa Developers) for Mumbai, India



The 32,000 sq m egg-shaped building will combine “iconic architecture, environmental design, intelligent systems, and new engineering to create an awe-inspiring landmark in the city.”…





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Added by PANDA JU on May 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

MTV Movie Awards this weekend - June 1st, Sun 8p EST

Mike Myers hosts this year's MTV Movie Awards held this Sunday, Live, at the Universal Amphitheatre (8p EST).

Mike's promoting his new movie coming out "The Love Guru"...actually pretty funny bit he had on American Idol recently...(see videos section)



Performances by Coldplay (Violet Hill) and PussyCat Dolls.



More interesting than anything…

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Added by alice on May 30, 2008 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - RESTAURANT IN THE SPOTLIGHT - 5/30-6/1

CASA SANCHEZ

You haven't experienced a real, fully orchestrated, live mariachi band right from your dinner seat unless you've dined at Casa Sanchez in West LA. Aside from their free, amazing performances, which take place every Thursday-Sunday, you will surely enjoy the great upscale, authentic, Mexican food . The topper? Free, unlimited, fresh guacamole and salsa. Whether you'e planning a romantic evening, or dining with a group of… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2008 at 2:30am — 2 Comments

Google Fumbles!

/ sigh of relief



It gives the rest of us not so smart ones comfort to know that, even people as smart as Google can stumble on their own intelligence sometimes. In your face, geeks!



Attendees of the Google I/O conference were given t-shirts that, presumably, were supposed to spell GOOGLEIO on the front in binary. Just one problem, the actual message printed spells GOOGLEKO:

G: 01000111

O: 01001111

O:… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 10:03pm — No Comments

Cool Stuff :: Sexy Foosball Table



This is one mothafluffing sexy, makes you wanna do dirty things, no, thaaaaangs, on top of it, er, Foosball Table!



D - If I were rich, and if they made more than one, I would totally buy one for you.









sAm: Where do I get one?



jU: Contact the designers thru their… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 9:43pm — No Comments

Cool Stuff :: Moon Table, wider than a mile



Glow in the Dark Sideboard Table

by Sotirios Papadopoulos for ENNEZERO



Moon River - Audrey Hepburn

Read all about it (Inhabitat.com)



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Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 6:42pm — 3 Comments

Time Inc.'s First User-Generated Issue

Thought you might enjoy this, Alice.



Time Inc. Tries Hand at Reader-Generated Issue

This Old House' becomes ‘Your Old House' for a month



This Old House has become one of the latest magazines—and first Time Inc. title—to publish a 100-percent reader-created issue.



The 950,000-circulation title's June issue is comprised entirely of reader-submitted photos and stories of do-it-yourself projects. (It also… Continue

Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

61st Annual Maine Lobster Festival - July 30-August 3

Have you ever seen the Simpsons episode where Homer feeds his pet lobster butter?



I've been wanting to go to this event for years!! The world famous "original lobster festival" is now in its 61st consecutive year and is New England's pride and joy . Tons of steamed Maine lobsters are served along with fun, games, and contests including: waterfront activities, maritime displays and demonstrations, Maine arts and crafts, visits to Navy and… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Travel :: World's Most Controversial Destinations

IF you live for danger and trouble like me and Johnny Dangerously, you'd want to visit these beautiful places, shrouded in mystery, political turmoil, and violence. C'mon babee, Che Guevara ain't got nothin' on us!



Just make you do not purchase or transport: pirated DVDs, beef jerky, child prostitutes, hallucinogens, children, or organs.



Fake name brand clothing is okay.…



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Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 5:45pm — No Comments

Cool Stuff :: "Spoon" Chandelier


RECYCLED COFFEE STIRRER LAMP
by Studio Verissimo

Created from hundreds of recycled plastic coffee stirrers collected in cafes.



More from New York Design Week

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Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 5:29pm — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND - 5/30-6/1

THE MOVIE I'D TAKE A DATE

STRANGERS

The horrifying events that took place in the Hoyt family's vacation home at 1801 Clark Road on February 11, 2005 are still unknown. This suspense thriller stars Liv Tyler and James Hoyt in a plot where a couple whose remote getaway becomes a place of terror and masked ghosts exploit their worst fears.



THE MOVIE I'D TAKE MY FRIEND…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

LA Film Festival coming to Westwood - 6/19-6/29



The Los Angeles Film Festival comes to our old stomping grounds, Westwood (go Bruins!) June 19-29.



WHAT IS THE LOS ANGELES FILM FESTIVAL?

The Los Angeles Film Festival, held annually for ten days in June, showcases the best of American and international independent cinema. With an expected attendance of over 100,000, the festival screens over 175 narrative… Continue

Added by alice on May 29, 2008 at 11:29am — No Comments

Cool Stuff for the Beach

Here's to you, you bloody wankah - in your cool sandals, lying on your towel of butterflies, drinking your massive bottle of Dom, listening to your wanker music on your massive handphones. Let's go play some tennis, shall we?



Chanel Camellia rubber sandal



Missoni Butterflies cotton towel



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Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 8:20am — No Comments

Fashion :: Bows

Admit it ladies - you can't resist a good bow. Or a few, for that matter.

Christian Lacroix

Bill Blass.

Bottega Veneta

Full Gallery (Style.com)

BTW Ali .. I mean Administrator, can you add a Fashion section just for moi?

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Added by PANDA JU on May 29, 2008 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

The Olympics 8.8.08 - 8.24.08



It's coming! 17 days of awesome programming coming to us straight from Beijing!



Cool Facts:

+ The official logo of the games, titled "Dancing Beijing" is a Chinese Seal. It is engraved with commitment made to the Olympic Movement by a country that has 56 ethnic groups and a population of 1.3 billion. It is a symbol of trust and an expression of self confidence, standing for the solemn yet sacred promise that Beijing - the host… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2008 at 3:10pm — No Comments

Mega-Phone: Play video games on a jumbotron!



Coming to an amusement park or supermarket near you, Jury Hahn developed Mega-Phone, a multiplayer cell phone game where people can battle on a big-screen billboard. Just dial up a phone number and avatars representing the caller pop up on the screen. Control the avatar using a keypad or by speaking/shouting into the phone.



Love her next up: Letting callers add beat or images to a DJ's mix!…



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Added by alice on May 28, 2008 at 12:25pm — No Comments

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