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The Standard Rooftop Parties Kick Off This Weekend!

My, my, my! Is it that time already? The Standard's starting off the Summer a little bit early with their rooftop day parties this weekend.



On every third Saturday this summer, join The Honey Collective, a Los Angeles-based all-female DJ and Production team, for "Honey on the Rooftop" from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The first one starts tomorrow and then it'll be… Continue

Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Timeless Beauty (7 Black and White Photos)



Some amazing black and white photos from 28-year-old Hale Cokyuruyen of Turkey. I'm especially in love with the contrast, texture, and framing of the first picture. A truly timeless shot.…

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Added by Eugene on May 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Imagine Wall Sticker

I would love waking up and seeing this every morning. What a lovely reminder.



@ Rocket St. George £29.00 or… Continue

Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

The Perfect Moment: HD Super Slow Motion Video of a 12 Foot Monster Barrel



This is HD super slow motion video of big wave surfer Dylan Longbottom in a 12 foot monster barrel - the first shots of their kind ever recorded. From the BBC show South Pacific.



Love these kinds of moments. When you capture something so beautiful, so awe-inspiring it could only come from… Continue

Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Banana Republic's Edition - A New Accessories Store Opens

Today, Banana Republic opens a new accessories store in the Westfield San Francisco Shopping Centre. The boutique, Edition, is a test store and an opportunity to explore merchandising and design ideas for the accessories sold in Banana Republic stores. Offering limited edition luxury accessories, all jewelry and handbags will carry an affordable price of less than $400… Continue

Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

From a Picture to Yarn to a Beautiful Blanket - Sandra Juto



Inspired by a lone picture, Sandra Juto bought some soft alpaca yarn and started crocheting away. For sixty hours she toiled, determined to get the blanket just right. After a few setbacks, the poor unfinished blanket that was laying around for months finally got…

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Added by alice on May 15, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Scintillation - An Experimental Film from Xavier Chassaing



This is a beautiful film made by using 35,000 still photographs. Think about it, this was made entirely of still photographs not video. This allowed him to carefully choreograph every single frame and every transition with complete precision. I have not been able to find out much about Xavier and his work but I certainly hope he makes more beautiful videos like this one. A small amount of info is available… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on May 15, 2009 at 3:30am — No Comments

Chipmunk invades Star Wars!!

These photos are from flickr user powerpig's backyard of a squirrel named Billy. These photos are real and I have no idea how he got Chewbaca to feed Billy. I mean, isn't he supposed to be fighting The Empire or something? Lazy bastard...now we're all doomed.













via:… Continue

Added by Sandy on May 14, 2009 at 6:24pm — 4 Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Natural Beauty of Animals (15 photos)



The way American photographer Sean Crane is able to capture the beauty of animals is inspiring. His photos, with all their clarity, really bring out the best in them.



A native of Connecticut, Sean Crane has worked as an advertising copywriter at agencies in Boston, Denver, New York and Detroit. In 2002 he embarked on a 10-month journey across all 50…

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Added by Eugene on May 14, 2009 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Incredible, Handpainted 360 Degree Murals - Neil Wilkinson

Hop on over to Sacredart Murals to see some amazing 360 degree art that covers all of your walls! Then, lay on the floor and cry out to your mom and dad and ask them why you couldn't have had THAT room when you were a kid. (Don't blame me if you get a beat down.)



Here's my favorite:



Peter Pan Bedroom with Other Disney… Continue

Added by alice on May 14, 2009 at 5:00pm — 3 Comments

Magnificent Modern Murals by El Mac (10 Photos)



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…

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Added by alice on May 14, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

Awkward Family Photos

Family Tree



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.



Bad Hand…

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Added by Eugene on May 14, 2009 at 12:30pm — 12 Comments

I'm always here for you, you're just not looking - Dmitry Maximov (8 Photos)



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.…

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Added by alice on May 14, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

100 Things To Try in L.A. Before You Die

A great list just came out from one of our favorite bloggers, Caroline on Crack, called 100 Things to Try in LA Before You Die. Check it out here.



A pretty comprehensive list of experiences!



My… Continue

Added by alice on May 14, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 5/15/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

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

Added by Eugene on May 14, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Virgin Gets Inside Our Head and Heart With Booty Train



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.



Favorite part? :44-:46 seconds.



The message?: Where do you want to… Continue

Added by alice on May 14, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

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Pretty Funny Ad by… Continue

Added by Kevin Chung on May 13, 2009 at 9:37pm — 4 Comments

New (to me) music: Zoe Keating / One woman + one cello + one macbook

I really like her stuff. Here's a video:

http://www.wired.com/video/avantgarde-cellist-zoe-keating-unabridged/21847534001

Here's a playlist:

http://www.imeem.com/myjazzmusic/playlist/qDjsd--3/zoe-keating-music-playlist/



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 — 1 Comment

Sneak Peek of Pixar's Up With 10 New Stills

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

Added by alice on May 13, 2009 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

12 Powerful Women Throughout History - Alexia Sinclair

 

Marie Antoinette (The Extravagant Queen)

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…

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Added by Eugene on May 13, 2009 at 2:00pm — 14 Comments

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