If you are going to the beach or lake this summer do yourself a favor and buy a Waboba ball first. These things are serious fun in the water. Basically it is a soft ball, a little bigger than a golf ball, that will skip across the water in an amazing way. It is made of some type of soft rubber and covered in a nylon cloth. You can skip this thing 40 or 50 feet across the surface of the water with an easy throw. You can even stand in the surf and skip if off the inside… Continue
If you're an avid traveler this piece might peak your interest. Air Lines is an art project by Mario Freese showing worldwide airliner routes. Every single scheduled flight on any given day is represented by a fine line from it’s point of origin to it’s port of destination. Thereby forming a net of thousands of lines. Hubs like JFK, FRA or DXB turn into dark knots where…
Buddhism has been an essential part of my life since the mid-90s.
The adventure began when I stumbled upon a feature in an encyclopedic dictionary that highlighted the Four Noble Truths. That finding immediately sparked my curiosity and a few days later I was buying a copy… Continue
This is a little hard to describe without actually seeing it for yourself. Pixelcase is an Australian company that creates high definition virtual tours viewable over the web. Their work is way beyond any previous VR tour you may have seen. This one HERE for example is a stunning aerial flyover of New York. The detail is gorgeous and the background music really… Continue
H&M have started a new line, called "Home". Lots of beautiful supplies for your home. Right now, the only way to get it is if you live in Sweden.
There are four groups of interior styles; Graphic, Colourful, Natural and Classic. I will definitely check this out as soon as I get back home this summer. And I tell you, the prices are top notch =)
An interesting storyline, an all-star cast...and it's a musical? This I gotta see.
Nine follows the life of world famous film director (Daniel Day-Lewis) as he reaches a creative and personal crisis of epic proportion, while balancing the numerous women in his life including his wife, his mistress, his film star muse, his confidant and costume designer, an American fashion journalist, the whore from his youth and his mother.
Hyatt Hotels CEO Mark Hoplamazian's just announced HyattConceirge, the very first global 24/7 concierge service by a hotel.
Through HyattConcierge, Hyatt's skilled guest service professionals will respond to guests’ questions, needs and concerns, any time, any place, through Twitter - before, during and after their stay.
Just who is Jonathan Ive and why does he top Fast Company's new list of 100 Most Creative People in Business? If you are currently checking out this post on your iPhone or just came back from the gym after hearing some bumpin' music streaming through your white iPod headphones,… Continue
Added by alice on May 19, 2009 at 10:30am —
All around my house there are blank white walls staring back at me, asking me when they'll get their colorful coat of paint. It's been over six years and though the wailing has turned to murmurs, I still can't help but think about it, day after day.
And so...when I saw that you could actually put up text on your walls I was overjoyed. Blik will take your… Continue
Added by alice on May 19, 2009 at 10:00am —
Sometimes I find myself looking up at the sky and thinking "Damn, that's beautiful." Adam Dobrovits of Hungary must share my sentiments as he has taken some gorgeous photographs of some really bright and colorful skylines. Although it looks like he may have digitally enhanced some of his photos, they're not too far off of what I've seen in real life.…
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!