This looks like fun. Born in Nagano, Japan in 1968, Shinichi Maruyama hurls black India ink into water and photographs the millisecond that these two liquids collide. Capable of capturing this phenomenon at a 7,500th of a second, Maruyama takes full advantage of a recent advancement in strobe light technology which can record physical events faster than the naked eye… Continue
Full of humor and nostalgia, critics say that Adventureland is a sweet, insightful coming-of-age comedy that will resonate with both teens and adults. Superbad's Greg Mottola directs this comedy about… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 2, 2009 at 11:00am —
American design firm, Leeser Architecture recently won an invited competition for a five-star luxury hotel in the Zayed Bay in Abu Dhabi, UAE. Called the Helix Hotel for its staggered floor plates, it rests in the bay, partially floating in the water.
With 208 guest rooms and suites arranged around a helical floor, the floor constantly shifts as it rises… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 2, 2009 at 10:00am —
Today we'll be headed out to Ko Phi Phi, where parts of The Beach were filmed. For about 500 Baht (a little over ten bucks), we get picked up at the hostel and taken to the piers where a boat will take us out there. I'm sure there are other/better deals, but it's not like savings are being lost here if we screw up once or twice. Just finished some Pad Thai with fresh-squeezed OJ for 65 Baht (less than $2).… Continue
Doesn't this bring back some old childhood memories? The Very Hungry Caterpillar is a children's book originally published in 1969. It follows a caterpillar as it munches its way through a variety of food items before it finally pupates and emerges as a butterfly. Almost as good as the Cookie Monster cupcake...almost.…
I think these photos were taken by those same rebels that drew outside the lines when they were kids. Out of bounds (OOB) photos push the limits on borders and boundaries. By taking photos from different angles and using post production tools, these photographers produce a very cool effect. Collected here are some photos that really "stood out" from the rest.… Continue
Added by Eugene on April 1, 2009 at 12:30pm —
I think these clothing-made animals are trying to send us a message. A very artistic and poignant ad created for Persil. a brand of laundry detergent, which sends the message: "Protect them before they fade."
Mark the date! On April 9th, "The Simpsons" stamps will be unveiled. The U.S. Postal Service will immortalize and celebrate the the longest-running primetime comedy's 20th anniversary this year with stamps that include Homer, Marge, Bart, Lisa, and Maggie.
The 44-cent first-class mail stamps, designed by Simpsons creator and executive producer Matt Groening,… Continue
Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 2:55pm —
On sale April 10th, Esquire magazine is introducing the first ever mix-n-match magazine cover. The flip book will let readers combine the facial features of President Barack Obama, George Clooney and Justin Timberlake. Instead of checking out your handsome man creations look to the left and you'll see that it's all a part of a History Channel advertisement for their new series "Life After People."
I can appreciate the fact that Editor in Chief David Granger… Continue
Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 2:29pm —
If you carry a Blackberry, iPod or iPhone, do you have to look like you have no style at all? Cute accessory bags are fine for weekend hiking trips, just like boring “business like” cases are fine for, well, boring people, but for the power lunch with the merger guys or cocktails in high places, you’ll want this bag made of gold python-print Italian leather.
Grab you platinum credit cards, a few large… Continue
Added by Kara on April 1, 2009 at 1:32pm —
Here's another concept that I would love to see in production! Designed by Stephanie Bellanger and friends, the Mobile Mini House is a house on wheels! Each room is separated by partitions - there's the bathroom, living room, bedroom, kitchen and an office all in one. The rooms fan out to a 252° radius. For those of you who are worried about the weather, there's also a… Continue
Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 12:00pm —
If you've ever wanted to leave the hustle and bustle of the city life behind and completely disappear into your surroundings, I have a hotel for you. I have only one requirement. You must be ok with climbing a rope ladder to get to your room. A new hotel in Lapland, Sweden is a box made of aluminum and covered in mirrored glass that's stuck 50ft up a tree. (Ok,… Continue
Opening Reception: April 3rd, 7pm-11pm @ Cave Gallery: Venice
This weekend's art+culture pick comes to us from Venice, California. The Cave Gallery presents Pieces of the Puzzle, a group show featuring works in collage and mixed media. The exhibit runs until April 25th, with the opening reception on April 3rd, from 7pm-11pm.
You know make-up companies don't really lower their prices, so what do they do when they have to do some Spring cleaning? They give you more freebies. From now through April 19, you can receive over $100 worth of gifts (of your choosing!) whenever you spend $39.50 or more at the Estee Lauder counter at Bloomingdale's. Best part is that you get to assemble your very… Continue
Added by alice on April 1, 2009 at 10:00am —
Before you start busting out your wallet, let me begin by saying that this baby is only a concept (for now). The winner of Tea Off! - The Tea Kettle Competition sponsored by World Kitchen is this beautiful creation called One from Vessel Ideation. The all in one vessel is designed… Continue