I'm absolutely lovin' this new piece Banksy recently put up on his website! The hilarious stencil is strategically placed on a steamroller and features some dude getting severely flattened. What a great use of surrounding environment!!
What's cool about this video is that it looks completely fake. But these aren't miniature toy soldier models in an animated short. This real-life video captures soldiers parading around Paris, France. Four cameras were used that day, however most of the footage is from two they had on top of a building on the Champs Élysées. The "Toy Effect" comes mostly from the use of tilt-shift lenses. Camera position, frame rate, and lighting conditions play a big role as… Continue
Capitalism: A Love Story
Critics are giving Michael Moore's latest flick good reviews, saying viewers will appreciate what he does with the serious subject matter, while still keeping it entertaining and funny.
What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 25, 2009 at 8:38am —
If you're like me and love the outdoors, this time-lapse video is for you. It features one of my favorite places, Yosemite, as well as California's White Mountains. The sequences, which were all shot on a Canon 5D2 camera, are part of a film entitled “These Short Days” (in production). Directed by Tom from Timescapes, with music by Michael Stearns.
Sometimes my favorite designs are incredibly simple. In a clever twist of art and design, Brooklyn industrial designer Sergio Silva "transforms a modern object into the very thing it was created to replace."
Using old incandescent light bulbs, non-flammable paraffin wax, and a wick, Silva creates a striking set of oil lamps. Thanks to a strong spherical…
Today, I bring you some of the wittiest and cleverest graphic designers and illustrators around. What these designers and illustrators do so well is not just communicate a message, they make us laugh out loud with their hilarious take on life. Engaging, fun and imaginative, they take illustrations to a whole new level. From witty pop-culture references to the amazing use… Continue
If you're one of those people who doesn't believe art and commerce can exist in the same space, you have not seen Evian's designer bottle series! Paul Smith's design is the third in a series of designer bottles commissioned by Evian, following one by Christian Lacroix in 2008 and last year's model by Jean Paul Gaultier. Here, I've lined them all up for you.
Don't you just love how Paul Smith dressed up the bottle with his signature… Continue
Three Apples is a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15. The three week celebration will kick-off with a VIP event, followed by a residence at Royal/T cafe / shop / art space in Culver City, CA. Three Apples is open to the public and free of charge and will feature an art exhibition, unique product… Continue
Added by alice on September 25, 2009 at 7:00am —
Guinness, the drink most closely linked to the concept of Irishness celebrates its 250th Birthday today. Throughout my 32 years on this planet Guinness has played a role in my social life. As a toddler there were photos taken of me trying to drink Guinness from my grandfathers glass. As a young boy i always admired the way a pint of Guinness was created in the pub or from a bottle and the special care and attention it received from the pourer.… Continue
If the unicycle and Segway had a baby, it would look like Honda's new U3-X. With a simple lean, the device moves forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally. How? The large wheel is actually made up of several small wheels in a series, which can rotate independently. As of right now, the U3-X gets a single hour of battery and weighs under 22 pounds. Top speed on this… Continue
Saturday, September 26th @ Robert Berman Gallery: Santa Monica
Prolific street artists and long-time collaborators Mac and Retna will host their first-ever collaborative show, Vagos y Reinas, at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica this weekend. Together, the two artists have an accomplished collective history featuring over 20 outdoor murals, and… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am —
Light projections are so advanced these days. Designed by The Popcorn Makers, "'Disturb Me' is an interactive installation that changes its pattern when in contact with different surfaces of a room. Sound emitted by spectators also alters the effects and changes the environment. Be sure to check out the video below to see it in action.…
Wow, this baby looks cool! While everyone is holding their breath for the Apple tablet, Microsoft unveils their concept called Courier. Gizmodo got the first sneak peek, which they're calling more "booklet" than "tablet."
Remodelista.com, a leading home design blog, today relaunched as the first design website to tightly integrate cutting-edge editorial content with a curated selection of products.
With a new array of tools and services, Remodelista has evolved into a full-featured online sourcebook for architects, designers, and consumers seeking to make better-informed home design decisions… Continue
Added by Erik Keith on September 24, 2009 at 8:41am —
Many of you have seen MUTO a grafitti-style animation created by Blu (blogged about here) and you may have also seen the stop-motion animations produced by David Ellis. Now they have collaborated on this piece of performance art. Filmed over ten days in Italy during the FAME festival it represents a huge amount of… Continue
Added by Mark Huckabee on September 24, 2009 at 4:30am —