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Modern Architecture - Crystal Clear Glass House (4 pics)



Remarkably beautiful, this crystal clear glass house provides 360 degree views of its surroundings. Designed by the Santambrogiomilao group, the concept home features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens - all fashioned from "extra-clear" glass. The only thing that is does not…

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Added by Eugene on January 8, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Modern Health: Vertical Farming (3 pics + video)



By the year 2050, the human population will increase by about 3 billion people. If traditional farming practices continue as they are practiced today, an estimated 109 hectares of new land (roughly the size of Brazil) will be needed to grow enough food to feed the growing population. Currently, over 80% of the world’s suitable land is in use for raising crops (FAO…

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Added by Annie on January 7, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Hermès, Life as a Tale

Ah, just how lovely is this new ad for Hermès Spring/Summer 2010 campaign? Photographer Paolo Roversi shoots model Karlie Kloss as she sleeps like a modern-day princess on a bed of mattresses. I can't help but love how her colorful Hermès scarf is tied beautifully into her braid. Serene and sweet.



And the… Continue

Added by alice on January 7, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

V Magazine’s “Size Issue” --- Curves Ahead



V Magazine will publish their "Size Issue" on January 14th and already the photos they've released are causing quite a stir. An article at the Telegraph (here) summed it up perfectly: Are curvy models just a contrivance?



All photos are from…

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Added by Mark Huckabee on January 7, 2010 at 11:30am — 9 Comments

Harbin Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival - The Big Picture

The city of Harbin, in frigid northeastern China, is hosting its 26th annual International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival. Massive buildings built of ice, large scale snow sculptures, ice slides, festival food and drinks can be found in several parks in the city. At night, visitors who endure the bitter cold will see the lights switched on, illuminating the… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

McDonald's Ingenious Monopoly Free Parking Promotion



Now this is one creative idea! Using the same, minimal graphic elements as you'd see in the classic Monopoly game, McDonald's put up familiar signage and surprised commuters with free parking in lots across Western Canada. Why? To remind people that the Monopoly game is back at McD's.



Got to love the sign, "You've Just Landed on Free Parking" How awesome would it be to see that?



Advertising Agency: Cossette, Vancouver, Canada

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Added by alice on January 7, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

How to live to be 100+: TED

I found this TED talk to be pretty fascinating. National Geographic writer and explorer Dan Buettner studies the world's longest-lived peoples, distilling their secrets into a single plan for health and long life



To find the path to long life and health, Buettner and team study the world's "Blue Zones," communities whose elders live with vim and vigor to record-setting age. At TEDxTC, he shares the 9 common diet and lifestyle habits that keep them spry past… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Sketched Drawings of Popular YouTube Videos (13 pics)

Since its creation in 2005, YouTube has become one of the internet's biggest sensations. With millions of YouTube gems out there, artists Comenius Roethlisberger and Admir Jahic freeze-framed some of our favorite videos and rendered them in colored pencil on paper. You're sure to recognize some of these videos, as they've now become an integral part of this… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Magical Metamorphosis - Runolfur Gudbjornsson



Is Spinning Jewelry so magical that it morphs beautiful women into enchanting animals? Runolfur Gudbjornsson thinks so. He's the photographer who's captured it all for us. Look closely and you'll see Spinning Jewelry's mysterious earrings, rings, bracelets and necklaces displayed right alongside crow wings, capricorn horns and lizard backs.…

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Added by alice on January 7, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Amazing Parachute Panorama

I've never seen anything quite like this before. Martin Hertel took this panorama shot while parachuting near Campocroce, Italy. Check out the incredible… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 7, 2010 at 1:00am — 1 Comment

Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam



Taqwacore: The Birth Of Punk Islam is a new film documenting the creation of the underground Muslim punk scene. Originally an imaginary scene created by author, Muslim convert and white kid from Rochester Michael Muhammad Knight Taqwacore became a Muslim Punk maniffesto. At the age of 17 Knight left home to study at a madrassa in Pakistan an act of rebellion against his abusive white suprimist farther. Later he… Continue

Added by Kevin on January 6, 2010 at 2:58pm — 3 Comments

Coffee Table / Virtual Laser Dancing Cage (4 pics)



When Wallpaper magazine approached London-based Moritz Waldemeyer to design an object under the topic "Home Disco," he blew everyone away with this awesome electro coffee-table. Featuring high fidelity speakers, an iPod dock, and a built-in haze machine, the coffee-table by day, turns into a futuristic dancing cage at night.…

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Added by Eugene on January 6, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Artistic Wedding Photography (15 photos)



One of the greatest trends to come about in these modern times is artistic wedding photography. Rather than flip through countless photos of stiff people with fake smiles, couples are choosing to change it up. Whether they're utilizing personalized props or are posing in front of meaningful backgrounds, couples are giving us a rare glimpse into their lives. These…

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Added by alice on January 6, 2010 at 12:00pm — 8 Comments

Magnificent Creatures - Humpback Whales Feeding in Alaska



British photographer and kayaker Duncan Murrell paddles close to humpback whales to shoot them feeding off the coast of Alaska. The humpbacks, which can grow to more than 50 feet, spend most of their time under water and can dive for up to 30 minutes, so being at the right place at the right time to see them requires skill and luck.



Humpback whales feed mainly on…

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Added by Eugene on January 6, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - The Longest Arch Bridge in the World



Already home to the world’s tallest building, Dubai is preparing for a record-breaking arch bridge. Inspired by desert dunes, the Sheikh Rashid bin Saeed Crossing will stretch one mile long (667 m), with an arch 672 feet (205 meters) high and 2200 feet (667 m) long. It outreaches China’s current record holder, the Chaotianmen Yangtze River Crossing, by 410 feet (125…

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Added by Eugene on January 6, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

When Characters' Worlds Collide! - Ryan Dunlavey (10 total)

Greatest Cartoon Characters



What would happen if you tore down the imaginary walls between cartoon and comic book characters? Would chaos ensue or would peace reign? Would they all get along or would they be constantly battling it out? Artist Ryan Dunlavey provides some answers though his hilarious artwork. He's taken superheroes, villains, and even 80's stars and put them all…

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Added by alice on January 6, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Comparing the New Generation of Smartphones - BillShrink

With the recent launch of Nexus One by Google, we're left wondering how this phone will stack up against other smartphones. Thanks to… Continue

Added by alice on January 6, 2010 at 9:00am — 4 Comments

Tiger Woods Vanity Fair Cover by Annie Leibovitz

"Exclusive! TIGER RAW. NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN PHOTO'S! By Annie Leibovitz". The cover is hollaring at me. This issue will be available on the newsstands on Wednesday, January 6, 2010. Today for me.



I have mixed feelings about this cover. Vanity Fairs' year of the tiger starts with appropriately introducing a brand new Tiger on the cover. Emphasized by using bold, all in caps letters. VF promises even more photo's in the page… Continue

Added by Inka Leoni on January 5, 2010 at 8:22pm — 5 Comments

Priscilla Ahn - Living In A Tree

Presented by KoreAm Journal and produced by The Mighty Fifty, a live performance with Priscilla… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 5, 2010 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

The Uganda Skateboard Union (5 Pictures)



In 2005 Uganda's first skateboard ramp was constructed when a South African skater doing college studies got together with local Jackson Mubiru. Built out of local bricks and covered with concrete the ramp took a month to build. A local department store donated two skateboards, the only ones in the village. Eventually a Canadian skater named Brian Lye saw the ramp while visiting Uganda and set up a network to get boards to the locals from buddies in…

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Added by Kevin on January 5, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

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