El Mac (or The Mac) is a Los Angeles born artist who's been studying art since childhood. He draws inspiration from LA's Mexican and Chicano culture as well as from pin-up and religious art. We love his photorealistic depiction of women and how uses color. Creating unique and one-of-a-kind murals and graffiti, he's been commissioned to paint all across the US as well…
All of us have at least one family photo that we can't help but laugh at. Whether it's a funny facial expression or an awkward pose, there's something priceless about capturing these moments with those closest to you. Here are some of my favorites from the website, awkwardfamilyphotos.com.
Russian artist Dmitry Maximov creates sad mini monsters that are trying to tell us something. Living amongst us, they live a simple life, all they want to do is help us through this crazy and chaotic world..if only we would listen.…
Angels & Demons
Critics are giving it good reviews saying Director Ron Howard and his crew have worked hard to make Professor Robert Langdon's return a thrilling, faster-paced walk in the park. When Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of an ancient secret brotherhood known as the Illuminati -- the most… Continue
My new favorite commercial! Virgin really knows how to make a commercial entertaining. In this new tv ad, called Booty Train, Virgin let's us see what's going on in Becky's head as she takes off to see her boyfriend for the weekend.
I really like her stuff. Here's a video:
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I appreciate minimalist or deconstructed bands with few musicians--Hendrix, Yeah Yeahs, White Stripes, Black Keys. Traditional bands are great too; I like when small bands can pull it off. In the case of Keating she's representing sixteen cellists with… Continue
Added by Charles on May 13, 2009 at 4:12pm —
The release is still over two weeks away (May 29th) but I cannot contain my excitement! Pixar's new animated film, Up, just seems like it's going to be the movie of the Summer. Never one to cut corners, Pixar carefully and meticulously crafts beautiful stories and then marries them with beautiful imagery to create one-of-a-kind experiences for young and old alike. In… Continue
It's pretty impressive how Australian photographer and digital artist Alexia Sinclair is able to balance the beauty of fine art, history, and modern art techniques. "The Regal Twelve" series is a suite of pictures depicting powerful historical women combining photography, illustration, European backdrops, fashion…
Rodney Smith is one of those gifted photographers who makes you feel like you've been transported into a beautiful movie set. Each picture carries with it a story that only the viewer can interpret but one that conjures up feelings of passion and love, of longing and desire.
Throughout his career Smith has been asked to lecture at such esteemed… Continue
The way Italian designer Fabio Novembre set up this exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is truly magnificent. As you walk inside, it's impossible not to be memorized by the enormous flower opening. Further in, mosaic-covered sections representing a flower separate each of his furniture designs, which are presented using illustrations, video and text.…
K, you know those dreams everyone has when they're growing up? Those dreams that you know might not come true but if you wish hard enough and if you just so happen to work hard enough you might just find yourself living your dream? Yeah..that's me and TED.
For those of you who aren't familiar with TED it stands for Technology, Entertainment,… Continue
Shenzhen is one of the fastest growing cities in China. In the last 20 years, it has grown from a fishing village, to the richest city in the country with a population of 14 million. Together with Hong Kong, this area is slowly but surely transforming into a world metropolis in terms of economy and population and will soon be among the top-5 in the world. Due to the…
In MoMa's latest ad, by TAXI chairman and co-founder Paul Lavoie and director Azazel Jacobs, MoMa tries to connect to a younger audience by finding a story that they could relate to.
As Lavoie states, "So the idea I was exploring when I wrote it was to not think about the actual painting or piece of art itself, but to look at what really inspires artists, and that's life. And life is the intrinsic common denominator between an artist and the younger… Continue
Some more fresh street art comes to us yet again from London. "Something about graf has stuck with me my whole life…maybe it's just because I wasn't really bad at it!", says graffiti artist and graphic designer Dep. We couldn't agree more!
Dep’s first clue that he could make a living from his art came when British hardcore rap group Son Of Noise asked him to…
A simple but strikingly beautiful table by Shige Hasegawa, a freelance designer from Tokyo. Called the Hana Table (hana means flower in Japanese), the design of the table makes use of an origami technique, and amazingly, uses only the five plywood legs to hold the glass top. (There are no screws or nails.) The design makes the table easy to disassemble and ideal for…
Anyone who has taken photographs before understands the importance of timing. It's not that easy to do, takes a bit of luck and talent, but is extremely gratifying when the perfect shot is captured. Collected here are some examples of photographs taken at the right moment.…