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What is Google Buzz?



Just what is everyone talking about today? Google Buzz. I'm looking forward to trying this out. If you happen to see it in your Gmail, start using it and then let us know what you… Continue

Added by alice on February 9, 2010 at 9:00pm — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture: Periscope House (13 pics)



London-based Marks Barfield Architects have designed a house where sections can be elevated like a periscope at the touch of a button.



Called Villa Hush Hush, the building would be divided into four rectangular zones, two of which could be elevated. A mechanism would push the support columns out of the ground,…

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Added by Eugene on February 9, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

American Cowboys (15 photos)



There is nothing glamorous about American Cowboys. They live on the desert plain, tending their land, while riding horses into the sunset. Then again, you might change your mind after you see this set.



Photographer Christopher Wilson takes some of the best shots I've ever seen in this particular landscape. His photos are a great tribute to one of America's…

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Added by Eugene on February 9, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Benetton “IT’S MY TIME” Global Casting Competition





After American Apparel and its "Best Bottom in the World". Benetton launches a worldwide contest ...



The goal of IT'S MY TIME Global Casting Competition is to find new faces in the advertising campaign

for autumn-winter collection 2010! The casting was launched yesterday

and the results will be announced March 18. Watch the videos below, it

will give you…

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Added by Julien Le Dortz on February 9, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Galileo





Directed by Ghislain Avrillon for his final project review, here is the animated short Galileo.



A beautiful setting in a poetic mood with music by Gildas Le Goff and a song of Isabella d'Orange.…











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Added by Julien Le Dortz on February 9, 2010 at 10:11am — 2 Comments

Happy Pills!? Sweet Happiness in Sugar-Pill Supplements



A candy store (and associated product series) designed by Studio M in Spain to treat the more mild forms of day-to-day depression in casual shoppers.



From the products to the packaging, everything is themed around prescription medication – pill-shaped sweets, boxes, containers and entire to-go cartons for the most serious of cases.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on February 9, 2010 at 9:51am — 2 Comments

I Am Stuffed Animal



I Am Stuffed Animal takes your picture and turns it into a cartoon caricature on a plush doll. Get a buddy for your bedroom, desk or to carry around with you at all times to freak people out.

Check it out.…



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Added by Yasmine Zalek on February 9, 2010 at 9:42am — 2 Comments

Complete tour of the International Space Station

Most of the design and architecture we cover here on the Met is awesome but this one is literally out of this world. In this beautiful high def video we are taken on a complete tour from one end of the International Space Station to the other. The video ends inside the Space Shuttle docked to the Station. I worked for NASA for 13 years and got to go into the Space Shuttle many times. The Space Station though was just… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on February 9, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Through Tokyo at Night



I just found this totally mesmerizing video of a nighttime ride through Tokyo. It was posted to YouTube a week ago by user cat2525jp. Apparently the music is "A Furrow Dub" by Sugar Plant. I don't read Japanese so I can't tell you much more about it. I'd love to know more about how this was shot. If you can translate then please let us all know more details in the comments. Here is the… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on February 9, 2010 at 3:35am — 2 Comments

Dark Doings by Dan Witz

Lurking behind closed doors are people in situations most are hesitant to see. When you would walk by one of those doors, what would your reaction be? Different to all of us, but it's sure to leave a haunting impression.



Art like this would be virtually impossible to have on display in an art gallery. You could give a try, but it would take away most of the viewers experience. On the streets it would catch you by surprise when at a glance… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on February 9, 2010 at 12:21am — 4 Comments

Beyond Beautiful (14 photos)

Paris-born Antoine Verglas takes fashion photography to a whole new level. Using great color, composition, and texture, he captures gorgeous shots of models in their natural setting. The images are so full of life, they almost jump out at you.

Antoine Verglas's website…

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Added by Eugene on February 8, 2010 at 11:00pm — 5 Comments

Almost Famous (10 Hip and Hilarious Headcovers)



If there's one trend I don't mind seeing, it's people taking record, magazine or book covers and making them their own. Want to be as cool as James Dean? No need to light that cig, just grab his calendar and you're good to go. Ever dreamed of being a magazine cover girl? No need to cake on that make-up,girl, just hold this up. Now if only I could get Eugene to be my…

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Added by alice on February 8, 2010 at 4:00pm — 4 Comments

Silent Nights (12 pics)

In this great photo set by Kevin Cooley, we're left wondering what these twelve individuals could be thinking. Alone in the city on a cold winter's night, they sit in silence with not a single soul around them. What memories could be racing through their head? Are they savoring the silence or swimming in their sea of problems?…



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Added by alice on February 8, 2010 at 12:30pm — 9 Comments

Chiquita Banana Gets Rebranded

Chiquita Banana recently rebranded themselves by introducing sticker characters. Staying true to themselves with that familiar blue and yellow color scheme, it was imperative that they build upon their brand equity rather than start from scratch. Head on over to Design Related to read the thought… Continue

Added by alice on February 8, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

The World Can Change in a Day (4 total)

Monday, 10 September 2001 (day before 9/11)



Though I find most advertising that references a tragic event to be pretty distasteful, I also believe that when done in the right manner it can actually be not only respectful but powerful. In this older campaign for the newspaper Cape Times, these ads remind us that our lives…

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Added by alice on February 8, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Catching Some Waves

One of our very favorite artists, James Jean, has just released this beautiful art print called Waves II. Quite lovely, isn't it?



Via… Continue

Added by alice on February 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

What is crowdsourcing?





What is Crowdsourcing? a popular buzzword of web 2.0 or a genuine shift in working habits? this cool video looks at different forms and links to http://what-is-crowdsourcing.com where you can share your views on this interesting… Continue

Added by Frazer Wilson on February 8, 2010 at 2:26am — No Comments

The Emotional Gatorade Commercial You Must See Before the Superbowl



Gatorade never disappoints and this ad is no exception. Airing during the pregame show, Journey provides the viewer access they normally don't get to the game-day experience and provides them a rare peak into each of the 3 stages of the game the before, the during and the after.



Damn, I got chills.



The spot is a creative collaboration with NFL Films and Smuggler director Henry Alex Rubin (Whopper Freak-out,… Continue

Added by alice on February 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Gorgeous New Shots of the Mercedes-Benz Museum



Car history buffs rejoice! If you ever wanted to see a complete timeline of 120 years of automotive history, you'll want to check out the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, Germany. You'll have to trek through nine levels as the…

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Added by alice on February 7, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Watch Today's Superbowl Commercials at YouTube



Happy Superbowl Sunday, everyone! If you woke up today thinking about how excited you are about watching Superbowl ads, you're my kind of ad freak! I too am looking forward to seeing Coke's ad (starring Simpson's characters - see sneak peek above), Google's rumored ad, and a plethora of other interesting but expensive commercials.



Last night, YouTube announced their Super Bowl ad channel at… Continue

Added by alice on February 7, 2010 at 9:35am — 3 Comments

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