Featured Blog Posts – December 2009 Archive (234)

Happy New Year! - Scarlett for Moët & Chandon (4 pics)



Who better to wish you a Happy New Years than Moët & Chandon’s first celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johannsson? The campaign was shot by renowned photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The duo are best known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women like the racy spread of…

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Added by alice on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Digital Clock Made of 24 Analogue Clocks (4 pics + video)



Swedish designers "Human Since 1982" created this digital clock made of 24 analogue clocks. It's like they merged two opposite worlds together. Make sure to check out the video below to see the clock in action!…

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Added by Eugene on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Awesome Mash-up of Billboard's Top 25 Hits in 2009 - DJ Earworm



If you'd like to look back on 2009 with some poppy music, have I got a treat for you. DJ Earworm has created a mash-up of every single hit from Billboard's year end Top 25. You'll hear everything from Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Got a Feeling" to Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" and the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody." Also featured are hits from Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson and, of course, Miss Lady Gaga.



If you enjoyed… Continue

Added by alice on December 31, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Dexter House by Marie Aiello Design Studio

"Daring" is one of the core values of Marie Aiello's interior design studio. What better way to express that than by using Dexter as inspiration. You might think "Oh another Dex house" No...just no. You see, this has been done with extreme good taste and subtlety. Interesting details designed to be overlooked when it's staring you right in face.



For those of you who don't know. Dexter is a TV show about a man who works for Miami Metro… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 31, 2009 at 5:41am — 3 Comments

Toys on Roids

"Iron Man Ponders How To Drain Energy From A Vintage Battery"



When I see old toys it brings back memories. It does for everyone doesn't it? They

link back to a certain era and place, situations and emotions. But most of all, it brings out the part of me that wants to just grab that toy and create entire imaginary stories around them. Sean Tubridy obviously does the same.



Also known… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 31, 2009 at 2:13am — 4 Comments

The Dark Lens - The Dubai Invasion by Cedric Delsaux



I just became aware of this series of photographs by Cedric Delsaux even though it is now on the third and final installment. Titled The Dubai Invasion these are photos of modern day Dubai with images from the original Star Wars movies imposed. In some cases the viewer instantly zooms in on the Star Wars elements but for others like the X-Wing crashed into a demolished building it takes a…

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Added by Kevin on December 30, 2009 at 11:30pm — 3 Comments

Magnificent Brown Bears (18 photos)



There are few land mammals more handsome than these big, furry, brown bears. Italian photographer Stefano Unterthiner sought of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and captured these amazing shots.



Stefano travels regularly around the world in search of new subjects for his photographic stories. He specializes in trying to tell an animal's…

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Added by Eugene on December 30, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

Johnny Walker F1 (4 pics)



Oh man, I wish this sweet ride was my daily driver. I could just imagine weaving in and out of traffic in this beast, leaving everyone in my dust.



These photos were taken by London-based photographer Benedict Redgrove. He is a man obsessed by structure, form, and clean lines. He also has a sharp eye for detail and design.…



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Added by Johnny Blue on December 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Distressed Celebrities - Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Heath Ledger



Since beginning their collaboration in the late 1980s, photographers Vinoodh Matadin and Inez van Lamsweerde have become known for their edgy and creative photography which blurs the line between art and fashion. Now, almost two decades later, they're still pushing artistic boundaries as you can see from their recent (and slightly disturbing) Lanvin campaign.



My favorite…

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

LOST Underground Art Show at Gallery 1988 (13 pics)

A while back, Kevin posted about a painting by Alex Pardee that was part of the LOST Underground Art Show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. In this follow-up post, we take a look at more pieces from the show. Collected here are photos that were taken at the opening reception of the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Finding the Story in Faceless Photos (20 pics)



As it has been said many times over, a picture can tell a thousand words. Just by the body language or background of these photos, you can imagine a sweet or sorrowful story. Arms crossed or looking into the vast space, these people are remembering a tragic memory or a long lost love. The beauty of it all, of course, is that it is up to you to decide what that story…

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

Album Cover Pioneer Alex Steinweiss



This is the man who invented the album cover as we know it today. Alex Steinweiss was 23 years old in 1938 when he decided that it would be so nice to have art depicted on the cover of an album sleeve. Before, it used to be nothing more than a sort of large wrapper made out of brown paper. His idea became a huge… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 30, 2009 at 9:14am — 2 Comments

The Art and Beauty of Japanese Tattoos (12 photos)



Whether you're into tattoos or not, there is no way you can deny the skillful art and beauty of Japanese tattoos.



Continuing since about the 3rd century, tattooing in Japan is a tradition that has been developed over a long period of history. Popular themes include: carps, tigers, mythical animals such as dragons and phoenixes, flowers such as Japanese…

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Added by Eugene on December 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Guinness World Records of the Decade (10 pics)

Darren Taylor performed the highest shallow dive at the LA County Fairgrounds



Guinness World Records celebrates a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Having shortlisted a top 100 from every record set in several categories during the past 10 years, GWR now wants the the global online…

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Added by Eugene on December 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Modern Home Design Inspiration on Flickr (5 links)

If you're one of those people who mourned the loss of Domino Magazine, you might be wondering where you can still get your home design fix. Sure there's Apartment Therapy but there's also plenty of inspiration to be found on Flickr. Check out these Flickr pages to get inspired!…



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Added by alice on December 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Build a Pin Hole Camera



Build your own pin hole camera. I love these designs...they look so fun! They're are all designed by Fwis. I have to mention the headers on the Fwis website, they're so creative. Here are some of the of the titles of the categories;



'We didn't get paid' - Here are some pro bono projects

'We argued' - We had a lot of arguments over these projects.

'Eric didn't… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 29, 2009 at 10:27am — 3 Comments

Never a Year Like '09 - JibJab



Let's take a look back at the craziness in 2009 with this hilarious video from JibJab.



"Octomom. Balloon Boy. Tiger Woods. If there's one thing for sure in this world, it's that as long as people are acting reckless, insane and just plain stupid (i.e. like people), there will always be plenty of material available for JibJab's annual "Year in Review" videos!" -… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2009 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Jessica Hische Illustrated Drop Caps



If you are a blogger and you want to beautify your blog, but don't really have the art skills to make things yourself, you can borrow elements from other sources, like these wonderful drop caps made by graphic designer and illustrator Jessica Hische. Jessica started a project called… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on December 29, 2009 at 4:11am — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture - Cloud 360 Observatory (4 pics)



Designed by Korean architecture firm Kyungam Architects Associates, "Cloud 360" was a competition entry to build the Daewon Park Observatory in Seongnam, South Korea.



The ground level is made up of open space, while stilts support the raised building and the two elevators inside. At the top, a restaurant, café, and media center all look out into…

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Added by Eugene on December 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Sexy Silhouettes

In a world saturated with poorly-made digital art that all looks the same, Brano Hlavac's work is a breath of fresh air. With great use of colors, shadows and textures, the Slovakia-based graphic designer/illustrator masterfully creates stunning, sexy works of art. Collected here are my favorite pieces from his portfolio.…



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Added by Eugene on December 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

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