Featured Blog Posts – June 2009 Archive (268)

A Tribute to the King of Pop - Michael Jackson (14 photos)

Regardless of the troubles he faced in his personal life, there is no question that Michael Jackson revolutionized music throughout the entire world. His 1982 album Thriller is the world's best-selling record of all time, and four other solo studio albums are also among the world's best-selling records: Off the Wall (1979), Bad (1987), Dangerous (1991) and HIStory…

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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Tallinn City Hall: Estonia (8 pics)

Danish architects Bjarke Ingels Group have won an international competition to design a new town hall in Tallinn, Estonia.



Within the cluster of administrative buildings, various public departments form a porous canopy above the public service market place allowing daylight to permeate the structure.



In an effort to echo the transparency of a…

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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Recent Scenes from the International Space Station - The Big Picture

Eruption of Sarychev Peak Volcano Taken by NASA Earlier This Week

The Big Picture has a great collection of photos taken by astronauts aboard the orbiting International Space Station… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Music in the Buff - Jonathan Viner

According to artist Jonathan Viner, young Russian women like to listen to music in the buff. Wearing high fidelity headphones, some of the girls seem to be calmed by the music, while others look a little freaked out.



If you find yourself in New York City, you can check out Viner's "Harem" in person, as his exhibit will be running at Sloan Fine Art until July… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

Dwell on Design Event - 6/26-6/28

If you're in or around LA this weekend, hop on over to the LA Convention Center for the Dwell on Design event. Now in its second year, the three-day design festival brings together the best and brightest from the design industry to offer visitors “real live modern design” in the form of an expansive exhibition, design conference, home tours and special events.… Continue

Added by alice on June 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Emma Watson in Teen Vogue August 2009 (7 pics)

She was just shy of ten years old when we first saw Emma Watson take on the role of Hermione Granger in Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone. Now, at the tender age of 19, Watson shows us how she's grown into a beautiful, sophisticated woman in this shoot for Teen Vogue. Shot in and around an old English Country manor, Emma wears some lavish clothes but somehow…

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Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

Our Secret Place - Jan Von Holleben

A beautiful shot that fills me with sweet emotion. By Jan Von Holleben.

Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

The Beauty of Burst Bubbles - Richard Heeks (7 Total)



While some photographers specialize in weddings and others in children, Richard Heeks found his calling in bubbles. Though we may all have seen pictures of floating bubbles, we've never seen a picture of a bubble burst. As Heeks states, it's a "minimalist kind of purity." For me, it's that emotional moment when we move from fantasy to reality.…





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Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

On the Menu: A Light Breakfast

Photographer David Sykes' creative juices were definitely flowing when he created this photo titled "A Light Breakfast".

Added by Eugene on June 25, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

RIP Michael Jackson



You were an icon. May you finally be resting in… Continue

Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

Rolling Huts - The Modern Alternative to Camping

If you've ever wanted to be one with nature but don't think you could live without some modern day amenities, check out the Rolling Huts in Washington’s Methow Valley. Designed as a modern alternative to camping by Tom Kundig of Olson Sundberg Kundig Allen Architects, the six huts are grouped as a herd, each with views of… Continue

Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 6/26/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

The Hurt Locker

Critics are giving The Hurt Locker great reviews saying that it is a well-acted, intensely shot, action filled war epic, and is thus far the best of the recent dramatizations of the Iraq War.



The… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 25, 2009 at 2:00pm — 1 Comment

Modern Gadget: Belkin Comfort Mouse

First of all, is it just me or does this mouse look like lips? Regardless, they had me at the design and promise of a comfortable experience. It supposedly provides the most comfortable mouse shape to fit your hand. Design plus comfort? Baby, I'm sold.



The wireless version will retail for $30, the Bluetooth version will retail for $50 and the wired version… Continue

Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Tour Metropolitan Home's "Modern by Design" Showhouse in SF

If you're in San Francisco, please tell me that you'll visit Metropolitan Home's first modern design showhome in San Francisco. Metropolitan Home partnered with top designers to create the ultimate house in San Francisco’s exclusive Pacific Heights neighborhood. The design team includes Martha Angus, David Olydroyd, and Greg Steart of ODADA, Min | Day, Jiun Ho, Gary… Continue

Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Air Sex Championships

Friday, June 26th, 7:30pm @ Echoplex: Los Angeles

This weekend's art+culture pick of the week certainly isn't the classiest. You've heard of Air Guitar, right? Think of Air Sex as its dirty younger cousin. At the Air Sex Championships, instead of rocking out with an imaginary guitar, contestants go on stage and pretend to have sex with someone who isn’t… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Sad Sushi Monster Asks You Not To Eat Him - O-No Food Company (3 Pics)

Next time you buy that sushi box, may you be reminded of this cute vinyl toy creation designed by Andrew Bell. The little blue guy is going to make his debut at Comic Con in San Diego this July, so make sure you grab him and give him a good home if you're going. Vinyl toys are fun to look at...especially when they make you feel giggly (and then…

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Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

All That Glitters Is Not Gold - Daniele Buetti (5 Total)

Daniele Buetti is a Swiss artist currently residing in Berlin and Zurich. He is best known for his lightboxes, photographs and installations featuring defaced top models. Here he shows us what a bitter or sad life they can lead, leaving us to wonder what kind of internal issues they may struggle with.…

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Added by alice on June 25, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Byzantine Empire





A beautiful intro by Hypermedia done for their new project - set of interactive DVDs about Byzantine art.

Click here. to see the case study or read more about the… Continue

Added by Marta Chade on June 25, 2009 at 5:21am — 2 Comments

New MMM Super-Secret Headquarters/Hideout/Base of Operations Proposal

Okay, I realize the last location I campaigned was a bit unrealistic, but as you'll see this one is... well, even more outlandish - so what, it's historic!

C'mon, 15 milliones gets us in the door, and prolly just another 7-8 mil to get it habitable - C'Mon! Let's do it! Think of the upgrades we could implement!… Continue

Added by E on June 24, 2009 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

Experience RUBIKCUBISTE by artist SPACE INVADER



Trailer of the new exibition of the parisian artist Space Invader that opens this juin 27 at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery in New York under the name of the Top 10.



Space invader's… Continue

Added by Gilberto Erosa on June 24, 2009 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

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