Pardon me if I'm not excited about this...ok actually I just want to gag. In celebration of Barbie's 50th birthday, interior Jonathan Adler was commissioned by toy maker Mattel Inc. to decorate a malibu pad only fit for Barbie. The 3,500-square-foot house took six months of planning.
When coming up with the design Adler thought, "How would Barbie live?" He then came to the conclusion that Barbie would have a house that is glamorous,… Continue
Oh those folk at Coca Cola like scaring the bejesus out of us! Check out this new "experience" advertisement for their Georgia Max Coffee brand. They redesigned the toilets of a number of key ski resorts in Japan. The toilet areas were fully wrapped on all sides, so that the person squatting would have a ski jumper’s view when they were sitting on the loo. After you fell over because of a bad case of vertigo, you'd look around to see a toilet paper… Continue
Added by alice on March 11, 2009 at 11:25pm —
Hailing from Tokyo, Kahori Maki's illustrations are exquisitely detailed and beautiful - in a dark, goth kind of way. Her flower inspired pieces almost seem to jump out as she magnificently balances the contrast between black and white. Born in 1969, Kahori graduated from Japan University Art Department in 1992. Since moving to New York in 1994, Maki continues to work… Continue
The Ryokan (japanese word for "traditional hotel") Hoshi is the oldest hotel in the world, since it was build in year 717! And the same family have run it all along this centuries. Placed in Hokiruki (Japan), the Hoshi Hotel looks like the perfect place to have a japanese old style vacation, including thermal baths, being one of the few places where both men and women can entered the baths together. Ok, it's 300 euros (385 US$) per night, but it's… Continue
Opening Reception: March 13th, 7pm-9:30pm @ Eclectix Gallery: Bay Area
This weekend art+culture pick comes to us from the Bay area and deals with something that we all know and love. "Eat it" is a group show with more than 75 works of art that loosely play off aspects of food, wine, cooking and eating! Artists use a range of mediums including oils, photography, sculpture, watercolors, and even actual, edible food! The exhibit runs from… Continue
Edgar Mueller is the guy behind this incredible paintings, a german artist who goes throughout the world setting this scenes up in the middle of the street. A hell of a specialist in the so called 3D Pavement Art, where the spectator becomes such an important art as the drawing itself.
Can someone say...scorching hot? The new Spring/Summer 09 ad campaign for Brian Atwood has Ms. Rene Russo and model Jon Kortajarena in some seductive poses! Shot by Tony Duran, these photos are about as sexy as they get.
Jimmy Choo's new Spring campaign is out and boy is it sexy! Photographer Terry Richardson & Jimmy Choo wanted to convey an "urban jungle" theme with hints of Africa shot against a New York backdrop. This latest ad campaign has model Angela Lindvall showing off the latest Jimmy Choo shoes and accessories. Love the pops of color!… Continue
Added by alice on March 11, 2009 at 3:21pm —
Residents of Saudi Arabia's capital are cleaning up after one of the strongest sandstorms in decades blanketed the city with a thick layer of yellow dust. Tuesday's storm forced the closure of the international airport, shut down schools, and caused 70 road accidents. Hospitals dispatched emergency teams to dozens of residents suffering from breathing problems, while…
$79 bucks will get you:
+ The world's smallest music player, it's now about half the size of the previous model.
+ 4GB of storage or up to 1,000 songs.
+ A battery life of about 10 hours.
+ A new voiceover feature that tells you what song is playing.
+ Controls that are now located on the earphone cord.
+ A built-in stainless steel clip for wearing on your… Continue
Many of us love and admire the sleek, sexy style, and first-class performance of BMW's. Consistent with their cars, the BMW Museum in Munich, Germany looks pretty spectacular. Through innovative technology and design, the museum takes new approaches to intertwine modern architecture, rad cars, and interactive media. Designed by Atelier Bruecknen, the new museum opened on June 21st, 2008. Along with the BMW Welt, which opened in October 2007, and the… Continue
Nobody does stop animation better than PES. Adam Pesapane is a director and animator of numerous short films and commercials. Receiving a B.A. in English Literature at the University of Virginia, PES migrated to film as a storytelling medium. His use of everyday objects and stop-motion animation to… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 11, 2009 at 9:30am —
Steven Lopez Launches The After Midnight Series - First Installment Features Erykah Badu!
Respected Los Angeles artist Steven Lopez will begin work on his latest piece in the “After Midnight Series” featuring soul goddess Erykah Badu. The After Midnight Series is a personal excursion for Steven to combine his two passions, music and art. It is this combination that has inspired the After Midnight Series and in the process brought Steven together with such… Continue