Finnish fine art photographer Susanna Majur plays tricks on my mind - and I'm totally loving it! Her fascinating images feature human beings interacting with mother nature and her animals, yet the hyper-realistic scenes are fantastically underwater!
Majuri graduated from the Turku Arts Academy in 2004 and has an M.A. in photography from the University of Art… Continue
Hang out at this Vancouver bus stop and you might be started by what you see. McDonalds and ad agency, Cossette, have created a bus shelter billboard featuring a cup of coffee that periodically expels steam and uncovers a hidden message! What does it say? “Your free coffee is ready." So, let me get this straight. Not only is this ad super cool...it's telling me I can pick up some free coffee? I'm lovin' it!
This great graphic was created by Phillip Niemeyer who is an art director at Double Triple, an art and design studio. It originally appeared at the NYTimes website here. Man doe this ever take me back. I had forgotten about a lot of this stuff (and probably didn't want to remember a lot of it either). Some of these things really shaped the way I… Continue
How does one look at a shipping container and see a public space? Just ask German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt who took hundreds of bottle crates and perched them on a shipping container, creating a cool clubhouse.
But this type of creative work isn't new to them. The artists create art landmarks for public spaces all over the world. They work to reclaim lost public spaces and open people's eyes to the fact that art… Continue
How do you make your home look clean, comfortable, contemporary and stylish? Just ask Frank Roop. If you've ever lustfully looked through interior design magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, or Metropolitan Home you've probably seen his work. His calm, colored rooms are carefully put together. Frank began his firm in 1998 after a career in fine men’s specialty…
This totally cool custom bookcase was designed for a condo in DC's DuPont Circle area by dbd studio. They designed the whole thing digitally then cut it from sheets of birch plywood using a CNC machine. The result is both a storage area and an art object itself.
The bookcase had to avoid interfering with various impediments that were already in the space such as the recessed lights, sprinkler… Continue
“I was recently invited by Vhils to Lisbon as a guest painter at the annual VSP (Visual Street Performance) show. VSP is an annual live painting event which takes place in the Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon. This year VSP took over a huge semi-derelict school in the heart of Lisbon to be decorated by a host of Portuguese talent, including Vhils, Hium,…
Natalie Portman Swiss-American photographer, Raymond Meier, has shot everything from architecture and still life to fashion throughout his illustrious career. As a contributing photographer to Vogue and The New York Times, his fashion photography stands out and has even gained him the respect of Anna Wintour, the tough as nails Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue.
Meet Giant George, the Blue Great Dane who could be the world's tallest dog. The gentle giant stands at nearly 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighs a staggering 245lbs. The four-year-old measures 7ft 3in from nose to tail.
Hold on tight and get ready for an incredible experience! Stargate Studios, a high tech production company, takes us on a crazy ride with their Virtual Backlot demo reel. Their Virtual Backlot gives filmmakers unparalleled access to any location through a variety of techniques that range from totally immersive sequences shot entirely on green screen to simple set extensions that marry with photography. Using their Virtual Backlot Library, they blend together hundreds of… Continue
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How much would it suck if someone was afraid of snakes and had to take this bus? Copenhagen-based ad agency Bates Y&R created this hyper-realistic version of "Snakes on a Bus." A huge constrictor snake is seen crushing the metal frame of a bus, giving the illusion that all of its passengers are in grave danger. Props to Bates Y&R for great execution, and… Continue
This weekend China has unveiled what they call the fastest rail link in the world. The cities of Guangzhou and Wuhan will be connected by a train that can reach speeds of up to 217 mph (350 kph). The commute will now take 3 hours which is down considerably from the previous time of seven and a half hours. Eventually the train will connect Guangzhou (near Hong Kong) to the capitol Beijing. This would be a great service to offer here in the U.S. on the…
I have to say, I started clapping by myself after I watched this amazing video. It truly reminds us how big this universe really is... Make sure to watch it in fullscreen HD!
The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital… Continue
Is it just me or do these buildings look like the sleek wings of a lightning-quick angel?
Perkins+Will’s Master Plan for SANY Beijing won first place in the “Conceptual Design” category at the 8th International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The judging committee based their award selection on four central themes of the exhibition: spatiality,… Continue
A little dark and a little naughty, rock star Lily Allen knows how to play it up for the camera. In this shoot for Harper's Bazaar, photographer Alan Gelati reminds us that glamour isn't picture perfect hair and make-up. Rather, it's when a 24 year old can show us just what it means to be that slightly rebellious…
Now here's a clever idea! Serbian designer Damjan Stanković has created this cool drinking glass called Cipher, which recognizes drinks. Pixels on the glass get filled in as a drink gets poured. Hidden in those looks random colored pixels is a word: milk, juice, coca-cola or coffee!
How does it work? "The pattern of shapes and empty… Continue
Using wonderful soft tones, Milan-based Tommaso Nervegna takes beautiful shots of model Antonella Missoni. I'm really diggin' the antique cameras and the scene where she's writing in a journal, as It gives the set a bit more character.
Born on June 24, 1986, Tommaso Nervegna is a multidisciplinary designer and photographer who works with art direction, brand…
This flowchart from the 1940s tells you exactly how to get your movie made. It all stems from the IDEA. As you can see, ideas come from either "Play," "Short Story or Novel," "Newspaper Story or Current Event," "Original Story," "Magazine Article," or "Historical Incident." A critical connection off the left side however is the "Vice President in Charge of Production." He can definitely make things happen! I wonder what the same chart… Continue
At exactly 1:30 PM GMT (8:30 AM ET) on December 7th, 2009 musicians in 156 countries simultaneously played "All You Need is Love". This feat was accomplished by Starbucks in support of (RED) an awareness campaign for AIDS in Africa. Starbucks has been supporting this campaign for several years. During that time over seven million daily doses of anti-retroviral AIDS medication have been distributed via the sale of (RED) products through Starbucks. This effort however… Continue
We've looked inside the headquarters of social media giants Twitter and Facebook. Today, we turn it up a notch and take a tour of the "Googleplex" in Mountain View, California - a place where teams of…