It's always interesting to see what modern art looks like from all over the world. Wang Qingsong is a contemporary Chinese artist known for his large-scale photographs which explore the political, social, and cultural issues of a rapidly changing China. Wang Qingsong was born in China in 1966 and graduated from the Sichuan Academy of Fine Arts. He currently lives and works in Beijing.
I found myself wanting to jump inside these neighborhoods and just like ride my bicycle around or skate a pool or two.
Looking closely I then noticed these portraits had all kinds of crazy-cool going ons. A virtual, sinister little grab-bag (remember those?) of activities that you could associate with hard economic times. Beautifully illustrated!…
There's something uber chill about the Silver Lake crowd. It's not like Hollywood, no hiking up your skirt and blowing kisses at the bouncer, no velvet rope that stands between you and a night of raucous fun. Barbarella is the newest bar to join in on the Silver Lake fun, opening tomorrow.
One look at this glamorous joint and you'll want to call all your… Continue
Who hasn't been approached by one of these hungry hunters? Oh our friends are there for us when we need them but never as much as when we have an extra piece of steak in our hands. These furry creatures turn up the charm when they smell that delectable dessert. Who can say no to those puppy dog eyes? So go on and give in. They'll be your best friend...
(Above by… Continue
Koalas have been in the news lately, but not for good reason. As Australia's deadliest fire sweeps across the state of Victoria in southern Australia, many Koalas have been threatened by the disaster. Above, local CFA firefighter David Tree shares his water with an injured Australian Koala at Mirboo North on Monday, Feb. 9, 2009. "It was amazing, he turned around, sat on his bum and…
Well hello, Gorgeous! Who snatched up this year's Sports Illustrated Swimsuit cover? Well, none other than Leo's main squeeze, 23 year old Israeli model Bar Refaeli. Check out Bar and a bevy of beauties on the Sports Illustrated website.…
Holy crap! One look at these breakfast food bandits and you may never want to eat that egg again. But then again maybe that's the point! So look twice before you eat that English muffin or sip that coffee - 'cause… Continue
God love my Amazon Kindle. I got it back in August for my birthday from my brother-in-law and his girlfriend and boy do I love it. Nothing beats holding a lightweight, sleek reader that can download a book in under a minute. Well, now maybe something can.
The Amazon Kindle 2 has just been announced and it promises to be faster, leaner and… Continue
Alice Hawkins is one of the hottest fashion photographers in the world, and by looking at her photos, you can see why. At 29, Alice graduated from Camberwell Arts College in 2002 and started working with the most prestigious fashion titles including American Harper's Bazaar and Russian Vogue. She also worked on ad campaigns for Topshop and Agent Provocateur.
When Hawkins gets a commission or an idea for a project she rounds up her…
Who doesn't love miniature, edible art? During New York fashion week, the Bergdorf Goodman will launch its version of Prêt-à-Portea, an afternoon tea originally launched by the Berkeley Hotel in London. The girls’ club will feature confections inspired by the latest collections. We're talking cookies, petits fours and layered desserts based on designs from Christian… Continue
This Thursday one of our very own Met members is having a book signing in Silverlake! I met Kaz back when theMET was a wee little baby, we were introduced through John B, who I met at a play. Kaz and I have remained friends ever since and I cannot be more thrilled that she's having an… Continue
If an alien spaceship landed on Earth, this is how I would imagine it would look. Austrian architecture firm, Coop Himmelb(l)au won a competition to create the Dalian International Conference Center. The center is designed to “reflect the promising modern future of Dalian and its tradition as an important port, trade, industry and tourism city.” The design incorporates a public zone with shopping at ground level, a 1,900 seat theater, and a 2,500… Continue
It's almost here! (braaains) Now, I'll admit I've never read the original, but now that it's received a (braaains) delectable redux I think I'm going to give in and flip the script. Zombies, is there anything they can't do? (braaaains) Pride and Prejudice and…Continue
Added by E on February 9, 2009 at 11:34pm —
Here’s Lucy Pinder posing for some Valentine’s Day photoshoot. Turns out that more than half of all Brits will not be celebrating Valentine’s Day because of the poor economy, so this is for some kind of “Save energy and money and stay at home” type thing. Makes sense if your girlfriend is Lucy Pinder, but the last thing you want to do with your fat wife on Valentine’s Day is have sex with her. So don’t be cheap, take her out to dinner, get her drunk, and put her to bed early. Then go watch some… Continue
Added by goagrass on February 9, 2009 at 7:00pm —
The best kinds of speeches are the ones that not only capture your attention but make you think outside yourself. Check out this inspiring and amazing talk from Elizabeth Gilbert, the author of Eat, Pray, Love . If you haven't seen Amy Tan's talk last year (Where does creativity hide?), check… Continue