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Spherical Photos Lit From the Inside (5 pics)



What a refreshing yet trippy way to look at photos! Mikrokosmos is an art installation by Bigert & Bergström, an artist duo who live and work in Stockholm, Sweden. The spherical photos are beautifully lit from the inside. How I'd love to see this in person.…

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Added by alice on March 20, 2010 at 11:00pm — 2 Comments

Creative Design: Secret Garden Table (4 pics)



If you're like me, you don't get out as much as you'd like. So, if you can't experience nature outside, why not bring it inside?



Designed by home furniture company Ayodhyatra, the Secret Garden Table is a mosaic of various greens and textures. Each table in the collection is comprised of various kinds of moss placed beneath a transparent glass tabletop.…

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Added by Eugene on March 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 4 Comments

Urban HotSpot - SOUND Phuket Night Club (5 photos)



Out of all the places I've partied in the world, Phuket, Thailand will always have a special place in my heart. I can still remember walking with my friends down Bangla Road in Patong Beach expecting nothing less than a great time...



The night scene in Phuket recently changed last fall when SOUND Phuket nightclub opened. Located at the resort destination of…

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Added by Eugene on March 20, 2010 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Olafur Eliasson's Amazing Art Installations



If I had to chose one modern artist who's art installations completely blow me away, I'd chose Olafur Eliasson. Sam and I went and saw his work at the MoMA in SF years ago and we walked away from the museum different people. The way you become immersed in his art...well, it's like nothing…

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Added by alice on March 20, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Doggie Gaga (5 pics)



What could be more humiliating to a dog than dressing him up in a Lady Gaga outfit? Nothing! As dogs all around the world hang their heads in shame, humans all around get to laugh at their misfortune. (Cue evil laugh) Mwahaha!



Here's the back story from the evil mastermind (aka Jesse Freiden):



"Last night the studio was covered in multi-colored Polaroid…

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Added by alice on March 20, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Hyperrealistic Sculptures by Jamie Salmon (6 pics)

Don't be fooled, realistic as he is, he is not real.

" I like to use the human form as a way of exploring the nature of what we consider to be "real" and how we react when our visual perceptions of this reality are challenged. In our modern society we have become obsessed with our outward appearance, and now with modern technology we are able to alter this in almost anyway we desire. How does this outward change affect us and how we are…

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Added by Amy Wong on March 19, 2010 at 7:30pm — 5 Comments

Glimpses of Extraordinary Animals In the Womb

Baby Kitten



In its documentary Extraordinary Animals In The Womb, National Geographic captured rare highly detailed images of animals at various stages of gestation. Now you can see fetal dog, elephants, penguins, and dolphins still inside the womb.



Using advances in scanning and imaging technology to trace the gestational paths of animals outside the human family, the documentary footage is actually a combination of digital…

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Added by Amy Wong on March 19, 2010 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

Pic of the Day - Orange Sky

Hot-air balloons fly over at the start of the Putrajaya Hot Air Balloon Fiesta in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Twenty-two balloons from 10 countries participated in the annual event.



via… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 3:30pm — 5 Comments

71 Years Later... (2 pics)



If you could peek into your future and see how you'd age, would you? With a few Photoshop tricks, photographer/digital artist Aaron Nace shows us what 71 more years might look like.

"We get old, there is no getting around it. Lets speed up…

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Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Poetic Paintings (8 pieces)



Applying acrylic paint on large wood canvas, San Diego-based artist Nathan DeYoung creates poetic works of art. In this series titled Windows & Mirrors, each of DeYoung's pieces are accompanied by a personally written poem.



DeYoung offers an inquisitive exploration into the human condition and seeks to better understand those around him. He uses…

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Added by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

World Record Setters - The Big Picture

Earlier this week, the world's shortest man He Pingping, age 21, died after developing chest pains while filming a television show in Italy. Pingping suffered from primordial dwarfism, a condition which kept him from ever growing taller than 73 cm (or 2 ft 5 in) tall. In a tribute to this awesome little man, here are some recent photos of world records and record… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 19, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

321: Beautiful Water Bottle with Filter

What a lovely design! If you've wanted to use a re-usable water bottle but hated the clunky design, here's something for you. 321 Water is a beautifully designed water bottle that has a unique plunger mechanism with a built-in filter so you can turn any tap water into filtered water. Not only will you help the environment, you'll have fresh, filtered water right at your… Continue

Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Creative Perfume Product Shots - Joshua Scott (5 pics)



Instead of taking super slick product shots of Marc Jacobs Lola perfume bottle, still life photographer Joshua Scott wanted to capture the emotions or essence of the brand instead. Using everything from glitter and feathers to balls and confetti, Scott took the perfume (same colors as the perfume bottle) and…

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Added by alice on March 19, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Cat Girl (8 pics)



What happens when a lovely girl gets caught up in a cat's world? The Cat's Meow is a beautiful series photographed by Macushla Burke and illustrated by Kelly Smith for Pulp Magazine's Autumn 2010 issue. In it, stunning model Christina Dietz gets slowly transformed into an illustration. Personally, I love it when…

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Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 6:00pm — No Comments

10 Cute and Clever Illustrations

A Birth Day



Jean-sébastien Deheeger is a French illustrator who's created some very cute and clever designs that will speak to your inner child. He cites his personal experiences as inspiration and he likes taking simple objects and putting a funny twist on them. I particularly love his characters' expressions.



Bee…

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Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Postcarden - Just in Time for Spring

With Spring just around the corner (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere) what better time is there to send someone one of these awesome cards that grows into a garden? Postcarden sells these awesome cards in three different versions. The one shown above is called Allotment. Below are City and Botanical. Each card comes with instructions and seeds. The recipient only needs to add… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on March 18, 2010 at 2:01pm — 2 Comments

Giveaway! Stan Lee Signed Iron Man Poster

A good friend of mine who works at Marvel gave me this awesome Iron Man poster with Stan Lee's signature to give away to one of our members. The poster is sure to be a collectible. I checked ebay to see how much it might be worth and, based on similar posters, this prize is worth between $200-$300!



So what do you have to do to win? No caption contest. All… Continue

Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Clever Guerrilla Marketing: McDonald's Shamrock Shake

Don't we just love it when advertisers and their agencies surprise us with their cleverness? McDonalds and their agency Leo Burnett recently took advantage of the Chicago river turning green for St. Patty's Day by placing a 24 foot Shamrock Shake next to it.



The Chicago River… Continue

Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Behind the Scenes of a Motion Magazine



This exciting new demo from Viv magazine is making the internet rounds, showing us some exciting ways magazines are going to use the iPad. I was actually more excited about the behind-the-scenes video than the demo. Check it out (above) and see how magazines will soon come alive!



"Together with co-directors Cory Strassburger and Ming Hsiung, we produced a motion magazine cover and feature spread for Viv… Continue

Added by alice on March 18, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

25+ Photos That Creatively Capture Kids

I'll always remember what British designer Paul Smith once said, "My whole life is about being childlike. Not childish but childlike. Which means that you have a lateral mind, a lateral way of thinking, you're very curious."



So this set is dedicated to children - their innate sense of…

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Added by alice on March 17, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

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