In these times if there is anything modern luxury is trying to become it is economical. But how do you keep costs low when you start up a hotel? How about by fabricating modular units off-site and then stacking them together to make a building? CitizenM is trying this out with their new modern design hotels.
From the outside it looks like a stack of a few hundred… Continue
Here's another reason it would be cool to be rich. Check out this ultra-luxurious motorcycle, the MV Augusta F4CC. It is the worlds most expensive and exclusive production sport bike, sculpted by Massimo Tamburini in titanium and carbon fiber. Only 100 of the hand-built bikes are being produced, and each one comes with a Girard-Perregaux Swiss watch and a limited edition leather jacket by Italian fashion house Trussardi. The limited edition superbike… Continue
A wonderful, unexpected thing happened a few days ago, I discovered Napkin Drawings by Marty Coleman. At first glance, I thought, cute...just some funny artwork on a napkin. And then..I read Coleman's story.
Napkin drawings are "a series of drawings and quotes on napkins put in my daughters' lunches for jr. high and high school every day over a 5… Continue
There's something almost sinfully sexy about Luke Lucas's work. As an art director from Melbourne, Australia and co-founder of creative studio Lifelounge, Lucas is known to create new typography that's breaks new barriers. His work isn't just sinfully sexy, by combining images mixed with… Continue
Added by alice on March 21, 2009 at 10:30am —
What's completely amazing about these murals is that it unites hundreds of artists together to create one unified masterpiece. Started in 2004 by Lewis Lavoie, Phil Alain and Paul Lavoie, mural mosaics are assembled after taking a single painting from an individual and placing it in sequence. (The painters have to is adhere to some color and shape guidelines.) I love… Continue
Do you remember the first time you saw a flip book? The movement and life they create are nothing short of magical. To promote the Q5 in South Aftica, Audi seamlessly blends the motion from flip books with real-life settings to create stunning optical… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 21, 2009 at 9:30am —
Yarger | Strauss Contemporary in Beverly Hills is opening a solo exhibition of my work on March 26th. Proceeds will benefit Million Trees LA. Original art, as well as limited edition prints and posters will be available. If you're in the area check it out. Here's the gallery site.
Sometimes I'm blown away by the awesomeness of nature. In this set by photographer Art Wolfe, it's really difficult to spot camouflaged animals in their natural environment. As you can see, their evasive defensive mechanism is so impressive we probably wouldn't notice them unless someone pointed them out.…
I'm a fan of modern design for so many reasons. When design is done well, when the combination of form and function is in perfect proportion, life becomes more simple. A task doesn't become a burden, it becomes a wonderful experience. It strips out the unnecessary and leaves behind something to be enjoyed.
What do all of these art projects have in common? They took the ordinary and made it extraordinary. You don't have to be a classically trained artist to come up with these great photos or art displays. In fact, it's even better that you're not. We've dug deep into… Continue
I Love You, Man
Critics are saying that I Love You, Man makes the most of its simple premise due to the heartfelt and hilarious performances of Paul Rudd and Jason Segel. In this comedy, Peter Klaven is a successful real estate agent who, upon getting engaged to the woman of his dreams, Zooey, discovers, to… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 20, 2009 at 10:00am —
What happens when a company like Adobe gives free reign and funding to an artist to show off their new product? Well, you get something as fantastic as Johnny Kelly's The Seed. The film follows the voyage of an apple seed. Using Adobe's spanking new Creative Suite software, CS4, and given the ok to run with it, Kelly has come up with a mixed media creation that… Continue
Added by alice on March 20, 2009 at 9:30am —
Take a close look at this picture and you'll see a dark murder mystery. This enigmatic piece of art is by Mihail Mihaylov, a 24 year old graphic designer and illustrator from Bulgaria. You can see more of his creative illustrations here.
This video reminds me of the thread that Charles put up in regards to how we now experience music. Filmmaker Brett Gaylor created a film called RiP: A Remix Manifesto and Boing Boing has remixed it, sprinkling in their own wacky personality. The original… Continue
Added by alice on March 19, 2009 at 6:30pm —
If we were to get lost in Alexander Jansson's world it would be a little creepy but a whole lot of fun. The Swedish artist's mystical world is full of miniature houses placed on the unlikeliest of objects as well as funny-looking characters that love jamming to music. Although his… Continue
There's a wonderful simplicity to Sam Brown's work. To some it might look elementary but to those I say, take another look and you may surprise yourself by how poignant or unexpected his work comes off.