If you haven't checked out Michael Mina's beautiful restaurant, XIV in West Hollywood, now is the time. The Philippe Starck-designed restaurant is now offering happy hour with cocktails, appetizers and even valet parking for a reasonable $6. Appetizers include Kobe beef slider burgers, lobster corn dogs and truffle oil popcorn.
Ever since images of Karl Lagerfeld's paper flowers at the Spring Chanel Show in Paris trickled out, products that have the image of cascading white flowers always grab my attention. And these clever room dividers from Brooklyn based RazorTooth Designs certainly fit the bill. Created in three different designs, Swirl, Leaf, and Drop, the system consists of interlocking tiles made from lightweight, durable (4.5 mm), non-toxic, UV stable synthetic… Continue
If you want to win the Best Parent of the Decade award, get your kids one of these water slides. The first is a 16' high gigantic water play slide that costs a whoppin $9,000. Imagine taking this with you to the lake! Oh, the fantastic memories!…
Sebastian's Voodoo is a dark but deeply moving video created by UCLA student Joaquin Baldwin. It is currently nominated for a short film award at Cannes. You can help him out in the voting by logging in to YouTube, navigating to his video, and rating it 5 stars. Here's a direct link. Voting lasts only until May 20th so vote now! I came across this via Boing Boing who blogged about it… Continue
“What Goes Around Comes Around. Stop the Iraq War.” A brilliant use of media and message, New York based agency Big Ant International won a Gold Pencil for Design at the One Show Design Awards with their work for Global Coalition for Peace. Four posters were designed to wrap around poles, campaigning for an end to the war in Iraq.…
I just love it when the lighting, the colors and the hair and makeup all come together beautifully. Julia Pogodina is a fashion photographer who moved from Moscow to New York in 2005 to pursue her dream. After seven years of being a corporate lawyer she quit her office job and became a freelance fashion photographer. Way to pursue your dream!
"The secret life of.." series is back! In this set, Aldo Cavini Benedetti takes us into the secret life of wooden toys. What happens when we trek off to school or work? Wooden toys come alive and get into a mountain of trouble!
Coldplay just released a free live album as a thanks to their fans. I've uploaded all nine songs on our music player so you can listen to it and figure out if you want to download it. To see them live at the Staples Center in LA was one of my favorite memories. The album sure takes me back to that time...I love hearing the crowd roaring in the background...they are a… Continue
Modeled after the wings of a dragonfly, Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut designed this incredible vertical farm to ease the ever-increasing need for ecological and environmental self-sufficiency in the urban cityscape. The proposed development, designed around the Southern bank of Roosevelt Island in New York, would cultivate food, agriculture, farming and…
Is it just me or does this frog have hidden skills? Afraid that his precious legs are going to be tonight's dinner, this brave and talented frog shows us just how handy he is in the kitchen! Lucky you. Your life is spared!
Designed by Andrew Maynard Architects, the Tattoo House is an extension to a three-bedroom home in Fitzroy North, a suburb in Melbourne, Australia, created to accommodate a growing family. Inspired by a tight budget, the Tattoo House is a simple and strong two-story box design brimming over with functional design – a kitchen bench that doubles as part of the stairway…
Erik Johansson is a 24 year old photographer from Gothenburg, Sweden. His work is some of the most imaginative I have seen in a while. I really like the way he uses common objects and scenes but transforms them into something magical. More of his work is available here at his personal website.…
Every so often, the desperate need for organ donors is highlighted in the national press and this difficult subject is brought to the nation's attention. Once again, it is a very personal decision, but certainly one you should discuss with your immediate family, and at least make your views known.
NHS Blood and Transplant (NHSBT) was established as a Special Health Authority in… Continue
Added by SWALK1955 on May 18, 2009 at 6:01am —
(If you're looking for the perfect way to give back to your community, consider giving the gift of life by donating blood. GIVE BLOOD .. SAVE A LIFE.. YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE).. I LOVED the experience:), even though I felt a little bit tired afterward. And I encourage you ALL to do it, not just because it is good for your health, but also to express your good intention to help people and rescue their lives… you have to feel it, when you donate… Continue
What a awesome night, The Best Ever Eurovision finals ever. Lovely to be in with a chance for once! Roll on 2010! Congrats to Alexander in Norway, and MASSIVE WELL DONE to Jade. As the song goes, now is Jade's Time and she's not letting go of it. Eurovision 2009. And well done, the rest of the world... This shows the World has got… Continue
Added by SWALK1955 on May 18, 2009 at 5:38am —
Here's a list of some of my favorite photographers. Each photographer possesses his own distinct style - a way of seeing the world in a unique light, angle, and composition. A strong sense of self emanates from behind the camera lens and projects itself into each and every photograph taken. Check 'em out.
I love this sweet idea! Ok, so maybe I have baby on the brain but wouldn't this be perfect in a little girl's room? I'm calling this the Storybook rug but it's really called the Pop Up Book rug designed by the Bob Foundation and sold on a… Continue