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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

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

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