What's the best way to pay tribute to someone's life? How about by celebrating it with people through art? This week, outside London's Tate Modern, about 200 people gathered to pay tribute to the grandfather of DIY art, Tony Hart. Though that name may not sound familiar to us here in America, to those in the UK, he was known to have the "magical ability to produce competent,… Continue
While most of us look up at the sky and see only an airplane flying overhead, Jeffrey Milstein sees art. At an early age, he had a fascination with planes even hanging out at LAX to watch them fly by. As an adult, he came back with his camera, capturing the photos of airplanes as they whizzed by at speeds at over 200 mph. Each plane… Continue
I'm really diggin' the versatility and meaning behind this project by Kentaro Nagai. In Japan, it is customary to send New Year's greeting cards with an animal sign of the zodiac for the upcoming year printed on them. In Chinese astrology, the twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personalities. New Year's greeting cards are sent… Continue
A good cause with some cool names behind it. Vote Earth is a movement to get people to start thinking about the environment. In an "election" between earth and global warming, your light switch is your vote. In order to vote earth, you simply switch off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th, 8:30-9:30pm. Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.
The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change… Continue
Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 1:48pm —
Four new quirky Comcast commercials just came out. This will probably get really annoying the second or third time you hear it but for now..enjoy, it's cool! Once you watch one, you'll want to watch all four. First one is the best, though.… Continue
Further proof that the iPhone is the best thing that ever happened to cell world. In this video, The Mentalists play Kids by MGMT on their iPhones and iPod Touches, using only apps downloaded from the Apple App Store and they do a surprisingly damn good job. Apps used: Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth, DigiDrummer… Continue
There's a simplicity to these photographs that draws me in. No grand sets, no overdone make-up, just a person breathing in, living life, taking in a moment. In these troubled times it's easy to want to wallow in the bad news. It's all around us. But it's these simple moments that we live for...the times where we think about a loved… Continue
Oh how the internet brings us all together! The first YouTube Symphony Orchestra, selected by YouTube viewers, consists of more than 90 musicians from some 30 countries. After more than 3,000 videos were submitted by amateur and professional musicians from 70-plus countries, 200 finalists were chosen. They were then wittled down to 90 by YouTuber users. The group, ranging… Continue
Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 10:42am —
Aston Martin's DBS Volante is definitely one of the best looking rides debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. With the exception of the soft-top convertible roof, nearly every aspect of the Volante is identical to that of Aston's DBS coupe. Both are powered by the same 6.0L V12 engine rated at 510hp and 420lb-ft of torque, and offer a six-speed… Continue
I've never seen 3D video projection quite like this. The visualization created on buildings, streets, and cars is unreal. Mad props to Easyweb, a French company that specializes in 3D mapping video. This is their 2009 showreel.
I really can't get over how awesome these business cards are for Lego. The miniature toy figures are in the likeness of each of their employees. In fact, they even try and match the look of the minifig (down to the hair and accessories) to the person. Their names, email addresses and phone numbers are printed on their "clothes." We also thought that working for Lego was… Continue
Metropolitan Home gathered together the most beautiful modern homes of their very own readers and then bestow the ultimate title in modern design—the Met Home of the Year. Top honors went to Karman Ng, the owner of a design firm, who showed the world how a touch of vintage with a healthy dose of modern could look fresh and exciting. The orange and brown color scheme could… Continue
American fashion photographer Steven Meisel stirred up some controversy for this awesome photoshoot he did for Italian Vogue awhile back. His "Make Love Not War" series depicts sweaty, dirty soldiers in the middle of a war-zone interacting with models in a very “heated fashion." Critics say that Steven's images glamorize the war in Iraq, but I think they should just chill… Continue
Bentley will introduce its fastest, greenest, and most powerful model at the Geneva Motor Show, which starts in a couple days. The first FlexFuel model can run on either petrol or biofuel - or a combination of both. Plans have been set to have all of their models compatible with renewable fuels by 2012.
The Continental Supersports produces 621hp, accelerates to… Continue
The gritty world Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis creates is full of ironic-metaphoric language. In particular, it's about beauty and darkness and how juxtaposing the grittiness of the street with an aesthetically pleasing graphic design gives the viewer an unforgettable street art experience.