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Piece Together For Peace - 12 Chinese Zodiac Animals Formed With World Map

Rooser

I'm really diggin' the versatility and meaning behind this project by Kentaro Nagai. In Japan, it is customary to send New Year's greeting cards with an animal sign of the zodiac for the upcoming year printed on them. In Chinese astrology, the twelve animal signs represents twelve different types of personalities. New Year's greeting cards are sent… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 4, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Vote Earth w/Coldplay, Cate Blanchett and Shepard Fairey





A good cause with some cool names behind it. Vote Earth is a movement to get people to start thinking about the environment. In an "election" between earth and global warming, your light switch is your vote. In order to vote earth, you simply switch off your lights for one hour on Saturday, March 28th, 8:30-9:30pm. Or you can vote global warming by leaving your lights on.



The results of the election are being presented at the Global Climate Change… Continue

Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 1:48pm — No Comments

MouseTrap MousePad

I just love the cute idea behind this mouse pad. It's an obvious connection but one that's executed well.



MouseTrap MousePad at… Continue

Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 1:12pm — No Comments

Comcast "Sing-a-Long"



Four new quirky Comcast commercials just came out. This will probably get really annoying the second or third time you hear it but for now..enjoy, it's cool! Once you watch one, you'll want to watch all four. First one is the best, though.…

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Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 1:06pm — 1 Comment

Planned Parenthood LA's 29th Annual Food Fare



Because if I'm going, then this event must be worth going to. I mean, if my dad can give me a ride that day.

Location: Santa Monica Civic Auditorium

Notable Participants: Suzanne Goin of Lucques and AOC, Nancy Silverton of Osteria Mozza / Pizzeria Mozza, and Jon Shook and Vinny Dotolo (otherwise known as “The Food Dudes”) of Animal.



Advance tickets for Food Fare are $125 for the daytime session (10:30 am to 2:00 pm)…

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Added by Esteban on March 4, 2009 at 12:55pm — 3 Comments

Live iPhone Musical Performance - Kids by MGMT Played on iPhones and iPod Touches

Further proof that the iPhone is the best thing that ever happened to cell world. In this video, The Mentalists play Kids by MGMT on their iPhones and iPod Touches, using only apps downloaded from the Apple App Store and they do a surprisingly damn good job. Apps used: Ocarina, Retro Synth, miniSynth, DigiDrummer… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 4, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

Just Breathe (7 Photos)

When the Rain Comes in Silence

There's a simplicity to these photographs that draws me in. No grand sets, no overdone make-up, just a person breathing in, living life, taking in a moment. In these troubled times it's easy to want to wallow in the bad news. It's all around us. But it's these simple moments that we live for...the times where we think about a loved… Continue

Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 10:43am — 2 Comments

YouTube's First Symphony Orchestra

Oh how the internet brings us all together! The first YouTube Symphony Orchestra, selected by YouTube viewers, consists of more than 90 musicians from some 30 countries. After more than 3,000 videos were submitted by amateur and professional musicians from 70-plus countries, 200 finalists were chosen. They were then wittled down to 90 by YouTuber users. The group, ranging… Continue

Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 10:42am — No Comments

Aston Martin DBS Volante - V12 Convertible is a Stunner!

Aston Martin's DBS Volante is definitely one of the best looking rides debuting this week at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland. With the exception of the soft-top convertible roof, nearly every aspect of the Volante is identical to that of Aston's DBS coupe. Both are powered by the same 6.0L V12 engine rated at 510hp and 420lb-ft of torque, and offer a six-speed… Continue

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

From Chaos to Calm

"When you think the world is predictable, tomorrow the future may bring a new day." - Frederico Phillips

Love how digital artist Frederico Phillips took… Continue

Added by alice on March 4, 2009 at 10:18am — 1 Comment

Awesome 3D Video Projection Onto Monumental Architecture

I've never seen 3D video projection quite like this. The visualization created on buildings, streets, and cars is unreal. Mad props to Easyweb, a French company that specializes in 3D mapping video. This is their 2009 showreel.



Easyweb's… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 4, 2009 at 9:00am — 6 Comments

Lego Has the Best Business Cards Ever

I really can't get over how awesome these business cards are for Lego. The miniature toy figures are in the likeness of each of their employees. In fact, they even try and match the look of the minifig (down to the hair and accessories) to the person. Their names, email addresses and phone numbers are printed on their "clothes." We also thought that working for Lego was… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 10:52pm — 5 Comments

The Met Home of the Year

Metropolitan Home gathered together the most beautiful modern homes of their very own readers and then bestow the ultimate title in modern design—the Met Home of the Year. Top honors went to Karman Ng, the owner of a design firm, who showed the world how a touch of vintage with a healthy dose of modern could look fresh and exciting. The orange and brown color scheme could… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 9:56pm — 3 Comments

Make Love Not War - Steven Meisel (13 photos)

American fashion photographer Steven Meisel stirred up some controversy for this awesome photoshoot he did for Italian Vogue awhile back. His "Make Love Not War" series depicts sweaty, dirty soldiers in the middle of a war-zone interacting with models in a very “heated fashion." Critics say that Steven's images glamorize the war in Iraq, but I think they should just chill… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 3, 2009 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Vanity Fair April 2009: Comedy’s New Legends (9 Photos)

Jonah Hill, Paul Rudd, Seth Rogan, and Jason Segel, The Pretty Young Things



Thank you, Vanity Fair, for giving recognition to some of our favorite modern day comedians in your April 2009 issue. From Seth Rogen's Frida Kahlo to Russell Brand's Charlie Chaplin,…

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Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Bentley Continental Supersports - Fastest, Greenest, Most Powerful

Bentley will introduce its fastest, greenest, and most powerful model at the Geneva Motor Show, which starts in a couple days. The first FlexFuel model can run on either petrol or biofuel - or a combination of both. Plans have been set to have all of their models compatible with renewable fuels by 2012.



The Continental Supersports produces 621hp, accelerates to… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 3, 2009 at 1:30pm — 3 Comments

Alexandros Vasmoulakis' Gritty World (10 Photos)

Let's straighten it out

The gritty world Greek artist Alexandros Vasmoulakis creates is full of ironic-metaphoric language. In particular, it's about beauty and darkness and how juxtaposing the grittiness of the street with an aesthetically pleasing graphic design gives the viewer an unforgettable street art experience.



"I cannot really relate… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 1:14pm — 1 Comment

My Two Weeks In Japan



My fiancee and I just spent two weeks in Japan and it was the best trip I've ever been on. We ate such a high concentration of great food, it's hard to get my mind around how great it all was.



I thought i would share links to all the pics and videos I took while there.



Videos

Day 1…

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Added by Eli on March 3, 2009 at 12:26pm — 7 Comments

SUPERSCHOOL: Amy Sol and Other New Contemporary Masters

The Gossamer Tide

This weekend, if you're around Santa Monica, stop by the Copro Nason Gallery at the Bergamont Station to see this new work by Amy Sol along with some fresh art by our favorites; Gary Baseman… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 11:35am — 1 Comment

ban.do's Beautiful Headbands

It was back in August of '08 when I first saw ban.do headbands and thought they were the prettiest thing. Many of you disagreed. In fact, my own sister even said, "Unless your a friend of Eragon or Legolas, I don't know how you could pull this off and not look like you're trying too hard." Damn. Point well taken, sis!



And yet, I still… Continue

Added by alice on March 3, 2009 at 11:01am — 3 Comments

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