Marcio Kogan’s Panama House is a residence designed for art. Located in São Paulo, Brazil, the house makes a powerful but subdued statement in its low, open, elongated elegance — a hallmark of Kogan’s architecture.
In the past few years, the award-winning, Brazilian-born architect’s Studio MK27 has produced a steady stream of low-rise, boxy work – all with an uncanny intimacy, yet without any of…
Designed by the Berlin-based studio böttcher+henssler, Coen lamps are a white version of the designers’ dark prototype lamp, Troll. Although Troll is made of sheet metal, it brings back images of an upturned wooden ancient sauna accessory – a pail with two handles – called “kiulu” in Finnish. In contrast, the slim, white (and silver) Coen lamps are supremely stylish, quite at home next to an Alvar Aalto Paimio chair.…
Tiger Woods, Derek Jeter and Roger Federer strut their greasy stuff to the Bee Gee's "Staying Alive" in Gillette's "Walk of Gillette" commercial. The TV ad launched on the same day the new Yankee Stadium opened.
Watching the ad left me with the same feeling as when I accidentally ate five pieces of Popeye's fried chicken the other day - oily and a little bit disgusted.
I don't care how many combined kajillions they're worth. They need to close… Continue
The film stars Rachel Weisz, Adrien Brody, Mark Ruffalo and Rinko Kikuchi, and tells the tale of two of the best con men in the world, who swindle millionaires with complex scenarios of lust and intrigue. Now they've decided to take on one last job - showing a beautiful and eccentric heiress the time of her life with a romantic… Continue
Added by PANDA JU on April 24, 2009 at 4:00am —
Knit one, purl two, now do it fast before the cops come. That must be what goes through the minds of those partaking in the current fad, Yarn Bombing (aka Knit Bombing or Guerrilla Knitting). Often the evidence will be a simple knit cuff cast around a stair rail such as the one below, innocuous enough. Then there are the more elaborate corsets fitted around tree trunks, and leggings placed on statues, often with a tag or note claiming… Continue
Added by Carrie Leber on April 23, 2009 at 5:07pm —
This week, engineer Adam Wilson made global headlines by updating Twitter using his brainwaves. "USING EEG TO SEND TWEET" he explained.
Wilson's achievement was actually pretty trivial. He used a system called BCI2000, found in hundreds of laboratories across the globe, that can do the job of a keyboard for any software program. But it was significant precisely because it was trivial: mind-reading tech is going to have a massive impact… Continue
Critics say that Earth is spectacularly photographed, gracefully edited, and effectively demonstrates the effects of climate change. Narrated by James Earl Jones, this documentary from Disneynature follows the path of the sun as it explores our world. Earth focuses on a trio of animal mothers and… Continue
British artist, Lora, has a website you could easily spend hours getting lost in. One look at her picture and you'll be surprised to find that the artist behind this work is in fact a young girl who has a lot to say. You have to wonder if she was inspired by artists like Banksy, there's an underling theme of social unrest and a rejection of mass commercialism in her… Continue
If you're one of those people who loves the artistic idea behind the music group, Gorillaz, you're going to want to watch this 91-minute documentary tracking the history of the most successful animated band ever.
Bananaz, which will be released on DVD on June 1, was shot by filmmaker Ceri Levy and begins in the late '90s at the birth of the concept band… Continue
How long do you think it would take to build a 200,000 LEGO brick model of the legendary Japanese Warship, Yamato? It took Jumpei Mitsui six years and four months to create the warship, which is built at a scale of 1/40, weighs over 330 pounds (150kg), measures 21 feet (6.6m) from bow to stern, and is 3 feet (1m) wide at the widest point of the ship. I bet Jumpei's mom…
Has this man discovered the one, invisible jetpack left by our alien friends or is he just completely loco in the brain-o? Either way, you can't help but love this idea. Max "Bunny" Sparber throws on his invisible jetpack and putters around our favorite city, San Francisco.
Why does he do it? According to him it's because "there is no better way to be a tourist than by gently floating by the world's many…
Here's a sweet, short film that combines artist James Jarvis' passion for running with his signature potato-headed stick-man figures. Jarvis approached Nike with this idea instead of the other way around, making it more about the art than the Nike brand.
As Jarvis states, "I was talking to a friend at Nike, Kerry Shaw, about this idea and, given the… Continue
Added by alice on April 23, 2009 at 11:53am —