Alice's Blog Posts Tagged 'christmas' (29)

Electric Light Bulb Christmas Tree and Gold Reindeer in Paris

Jeff Leatham, artistic director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V Paris, has really outdone himself this year with the hotel's holiday decorations. Leatham created a unique Christmas tree out of thousands of hanging electric light bulbs! Surrounded by 40 live Christmas trees, the beautiful installation was even admired by Oprah Winfrey herself who, just two days…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Clever Couple Creates Half-Christmas Half-Hanukkah Card



"My girlfriend celebrates Hanukkah. I celebrate Christmas. Here is our holiday card." Redditor byfuryattheheart made this clever image that shows classic Christmas decorations on one side and Hanukkah decorations on the other. Using no Photoshop, he merely decorated the studio he works at in the two distinctly different styles. See the pulled back version of the…

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Added by alice on December 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

Merry Christmas from 20 Terrific Creatives

As it's the day before Christmas, we thought, what better way is there to wish you all a very Merry Christmas than with the help of some very creative people? So, just for you, we've put together this post of 20 different artworks or photos that each say "Happy Holidays!" or "Merry Christmas!" in their own unique way. Save for a few, they're all made by artists and…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

World's Largest LEGO Christmas Tree

Standing more than 40 feet high at London's bustling St Pancras International Station is a Christmas tree made completely out of Lego bricks! Artist Duncan Titmarsh of Bright Bricks, the UK’s only LEGO Certified Professional, with the help of local primary school students and members of a local Explorer Scouts unit, took more than two months to construct this amazing work of…

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Added by alice on December 22, 2011 at 10:30am — No Comments

Wish-Filled Origami Cranes Adorn Christmas Tree

2011 World Tree of Hope

Have you heard about the The World Tree of Hope? Every December, thousands of origami cranes adorn a large, 20-25 foot Christmas tree in the Rotunda of San Francisco City Hall. These cranes aren't just there for decoration, they're inscribed with well wishes for the future. The holiday project that began in 2006 has since evolved into a…

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Added by alice on December 18, 2011 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Rainbow Garland Christmas Tree

The cleverness doesn't stop! First I fell in love with this Christmas tree made out of old books and now I can't get enough of this rainbow, wool felt garland Christmas tree. Designed in Australia by Down To The Woods and handmade in Nepal using pure wool, this garland can be…

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Added by alice on December 13, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Hot Air Balloon Ornaments



It's time to get crafty! A Christmas tree made out of old books and now this! Inspired by Restoration Hardware's hot air balloon nursery mobile (which is adorable, by the way), one…

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Added by alice on December 12, 2011 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Christmas Tree for Book Lovers

Forget picking between a Noble Fir, a Douglas Fir or a regular old pine, just bust out your old books and create your own Christmas tree this year! Spotted on Reddit today is this picture that looks like it was taken at an Anthropologie store (though this has yet to be…

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Added by alice on December 11, 2011 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

Must Watch Christmas Ad: The Long Wait



Not since Volkswagen's The Force have I seen a commercial I loved as much as this. It's a new ad for John Lewis (a UK retailer for furniture, fashion, toys, homewares, gifts, etc). Titled The Long Wait, it's a sweet story about a young boy who's impatiently counting down to…

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Added by alice on November 12, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

How the Kids Caught Santa! (8 pics)



He made us fall in love with his beautiful daughters. He showed us just how creative and cool a father could be. And now, I'm honored to call Jason Lee not just one of my favorite photographers, but a friend. Even before I wrote the post, A Father Who Creatively Captures His Kids, I was a fan of… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2010 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

20 Beautiful Examples of Christmas Bokeh

For your inspiration, today I wanted to put together a compilation of some of the most beautiful and clever Christmas bokeh photos around. It's my hope that these magical photos will make you want to pick up your camera and try this creative technique out. You can read more about bokeh in this older post and you… Continue

Added by alice on December 11, 2010 at 2:30pm — 4 Comments

Toast-its: Greeting Card Wrapped Around Wine Bottle

What a fresh idea! Created by Imagehaus, Toast-its are greeting cards that wrap around wine bottles. Love some of these designs...…



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Added by alice on December 19, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Christmas, Just the Facts (Infograph)

It's that magical time of year again. Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Jack Frost nipping on your nose, yadda yadda yadda. I know you're all sick of all that warm and fuzzy stuff so let's just get down to business. Here are some interesting facts and figures about your favorite time of year.



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Added by alice on December 11, 2009 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Pic of the Day: Retail Therapy

After a crazy year like this, it's actually comforting to know that even Santa gets stressed. Here he is getting some much needed therapy. Moschino is behind this humorous holiday window display.



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Added by alice on December 10, 2009 at 9:30am — 5 Comments

The Gift Set I Hope Santa Remembers To Bring!

If you've followed us around here at theMET for the past six months you'll know that we have a mild obsession with photographer Annie Leibovitz. There is just something so unique and magical about her photos that immediately draws the viewer in, it's like nothing you've ever seen. What's even better than just looking at her photos, however, is reading about the stories… Continue

Added by alice on December 16, 2008 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

What Do Roseanne's Husband, Daphne, The Medicine Woman and Doc All Have in Common?

They're all starring in A Christmas Carol at the Kodak Theatre at Hollywood and Highland, December 22nd-Dec 28th! The all-star production of A Christmas Carol, stars John Goodman, Jane Leeves, Jane Seymour and Christopher Lloyd as Scrooge. In this Dickens classic,… Continue

Added by alice on December 15, 2008 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

'Cause Christmas Cards Can Be Cute and Modern: Tiny Prints

Ornament Arrangement : Holiday Red



I've always loved Tiny Prints' cards but their holiday ones really tickle my fancy! Maybe I'm just in that kind of mood but these kid sets are just too adorable. So before it's too late remember to order these up.…

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Added by alice on December 13, 2008 at 1:00am — 2 Comments

Thanks Hard Rock for Inviting Us to Your Open Bar Holiday Party!

Bust out those comfy heels ladies, Hard Rock is inviting us to their open booze party so it's time to dance! Next Wednesday, December 17th from 7p-9p, the property wide open bar party is happening at the Las Vegas Hard Rock.…



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Added by alice on December 12, 2008 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

For Your Friend Who Loves Their Cup of Tea: 3 Vintage Inspired Teapots

I thought I would start today's posts with a few gift ideas for your friend who loves his/her cup of tea! Love this vintage inspired teapot from Esther Derkx screenprints! Retro photos of flirty gymnasts, dancers & divers give old teapots a fresh upgrade. Interestingly it's one-of-a-kind, so styles will vary. Of course, you could also email them your preferences and… Continue

Added by alice on December 10, 2008 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Holiday Gift Idea for Your Die Hard Apple Friend: iPhone Coasters

Yeah baby how cool are these? From Brazil’s Meninos design, these icon coasters are a great gift for any iPhone addict. All your favorite applications are there, from Maps to Calculator, from iPod to Settings. $60 bucks gets you the set. At the very least, they're great conversation starters! Perfect for your company gift exchange or white elephant gift… Continue

Added by alice on December 5, 2008 at 7:30am — 2 Comments

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