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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

Love and Romance - Rodney Smith (10 Photos)

Rodney Smith is one of those gifted photographers who makes you feel like you've been transported into a beautiful movie set. Each picture carries with it a story that only the viewer can interpret but one that conjures up feelings of passion and love, of longing and desire.



Throughout his career Smith has been asked to lecture at such esteemed… Continue

Added by alice on May 13, 2009 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Kiss from a Rose: Milan (3 pics)



The way Italian designer Fabio Novembre set up this exhibition at the Triennale Design Museum in Milan is truly magnificent. As you walk inside, it's impossible not to be memorized by the enormous flower opening. Further in, mosaic-covered sections representing a flower separate each of his furniture designs, which are presented using illustrations, video and text.…

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Added by Eugene on May 13, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

A Simple Wish

Just though I'd share this lovely photo. By Wendell T.… Continue

Added by alice on May 13, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

The TED Commandments - Rules Every Speaker Needs To Know

K, you know those dreams everyone has when they're growing up? Those dreams that you know might not come true but if you wish hard enough and if you just so happen to work hard enough you might just find yourself living your dream? Yeah..that's me and TED.



For those of you who aren't familiar with TED it stands for Technology, Entertainment,… Continue

Added by alice on May 13, 2009 at 10:01am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture - Longgang City Center: Shenzhen, China



Shenzhen is one of the fastest growing cities in China. In the last 20 years, it has grown from a fishing village, to the richest city in the country with a population of 14 million. Together with Hong Kong, this area is slowly but surely transforming into a world metropolis in terms of economy and population and will soon be among the top-5 in the world. Due to the…

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Added by Eugene on May 13, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Sweet, Untraditional Wedding - Devon + Joe (10 Photos)

What happens when you have a laid back couple that wants a causal wedding that's all about family and friends? You'll get something as unique and special as this photo shoot of Devon and Joe.



Here's their story told from their photographer extraordinaire, Jill Thomas:



devon and joe just wanted to get married and that was enough for them. devon did not… Continue

Added by alice on May 13, 2009 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

New MoMa Ad Tries to Connect With a Younger Audience



In MoMa's latest ad, by TAXI chairman and co-founder Paul Lavoie and director Azazel Jacobs, MoMa tries to connect to a younger audience by finding a story that they could relate to.



As Lavoie states, "So the idea I was exploring when I wrote it was to not think about the actual painting or piece of art itself, but to look at what really inspires artists, and that's life. And life is the intrinsic common denominator between an artist and the younger… Continue

Added by alice on May 12, 2009 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Urban Street Art - Dep (10 murals)



Some more fresh street art comes to us yet again from London. "Something about graf has stuck with me my whole life…maybe it's just because I wasn't really bad at it!", says graffiti artist and graphic designer Dep. We couldn't agree more!



Dep’s first clue that he could make a living from his art came when British hardcore rap group Son Of Noise asked him to…

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Added by Eugene on May 12, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Gorgeous Flower Table - Shige Hasegawa



A simple but strikingly beautiful table by Shige Hasegawa, a freelance designer from Tokyo. Called the Hana Table (hana means flower in Japanese), the design of the table makes use of an origami technique, and amazingly, uses only the five plywood legs to hold the glass top. (There are no screws or nails.) The design makes the table easy to disassemble and ideal for…

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Added by alice on May 12, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Photos Taken at the Right Moment (12 pics)



Anyone who has taken photographs before understands the importance of timing. It's not that easy to do, takes a bit of luck and talent, but is extremely gratifying when the perfect shot is captured. Collected here are some examples of photographs taken at the right moment.…

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Added by Eugene on May 12, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Eco-Chic! Fabric Gift Wrap By Chewing the Cud

A sweet idea that's good for the environment and super chic! Reusable fabric gift wraps, by Chewing the Cud, are coming in June. Measuring 28" x28", these hand-printed creations are printed with soy-based ink on organic cotton. They'll be a beautiful way to dress up any present.



Chewing the Cud - “I’ve always believed that the gift presentation should be as… Continue

Added by alice on May 12, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

MVPs - Kobe & LeBron (Chalk)



Love how this new video from the NBA shows the different personalities between the two best players in the league. As Kobe Bryant and LeBron James get ready for the 2009 NBA Playoffs notice how excited LeBron is! Do you think LeBron deserved the MVP title this year or do you think Kobe should have gotten it again? (LeBron's only 24 years old!)



A little background: James received 109 of 121 first-place votes and easily won his first MVP award with 1,172 voting… Continue

Added by alice on May 12, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Distressed Beauty - Robert Tirado (9 Total)

Chic Squid



Robert Tirado is a Venezuelan graphic artist and illustrator who likes to mix different mediums to create digital work that have the expression of real life paintings. Influenced by music, history, art, and the modern fashion world, Tirado creates beautiful women who have a slightly distressed quality about them. Though strikingly gorgeous…

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Added by alice on May 11, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Madsen Cycles - Shuttle Around Your Sweeties

Have you ever felt like your bike should do more than take you around town? What if it had a giant 40 gallon bucket that could hold your precious cargo? Well, then you'd have a Madsen bike, a Euro-inspired cargo bike that can shuttle your surfboard, your groceries or your kids around! Hold up. Your kids!?



I'd be worried about the safety of these things but… Continue

Added by alice on May 11, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Alice in Waterland - Dariusz Palarczyk

Just a beautiful picture I wanted to share with you on this Monday. Have a great week!

Dariusz Palarczyk

Added by alice on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

8-Bit Fatalities - A Gory Depiction of What Really Happened (7 Total)

Dig Dug

What would happen if you took old school 80's video games and showed people what really happened? Pac-man doesn't just eat the ghosts, he actually tears right through him. Mario? He pops off mushroom's eyeballs with his angry stomp!



Steven Lefcourt is a designer who likes to push boundaries. His work brings back some old memories but… Continue

Added by alice on May 11, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Aimee Mullins has 12 pairs of legs

Aimee Mullins is an awe inspiring woman who blows away any ideas you might have about someone being disabled. In fact she goes beyond normal *abilities* to do things others only dream of. She was born without fibular bones and had both of her legs amputated below the knee when she was an infant. By the time she attended Georgetown she was so accomplished on her prosthetics that she became the first double amputee to compete in NCAA Division 1 track and field and then set…

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Added by Mark Huckabee on May 11, 2009 at 12:00pm — 2 Comments

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