Comic book stained glass windows and a colorful skateboard ramp space? Last April, Paris' Palais de Tokyo reopened its doors after spending an astounding $26 million during 10 months of renovations. Now the largest contemporary art center in Europe, the museum has four levels and is as big as three soccer fields. With so much space, they've creatively let the building itself become part of…
As cycling enthusiasts know, it's the final week of the 98th Tour de France! Having started at the Passage du Gois on July 2 and continuing till July 24, 2011, the Tour de France is made of of 21 stages and covers a total distance of 3,430.5 kilometers. The race culminates with a dramatic finish at the Champs-Élysées in Paris. Clad in yellow, one rider will eventually stand triumphant, wearing… Continue
Vogue gives us an inside look at Oscar de la Renta's gorgeous Spring 2011 collection. Debuting during New York Fashion week, Oscar's evening collection included incredible flower embroidery, mounds of black organza, sparking sequins, cascading ruffles and even a white swansdown tutu with a black faille bodice! It was a fantastic mix of fashion and art, that made us… Continue
This is one of the most powerful photojournalistic sets I've ever seen. Portuguese photographer João de Carvalho Pina positions himself so close to the action, it's feels like we're right in the middle of the drama.
"The metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro with about 10 million people is one of the most violent cities in the world where an average of 18… Continue
Chances are that if you ran into Guerra de la Paz's colorful sculptures in an art museum, you'd enjoy them from afar and then take a few steps closer. That's because the Cuban born American artists who make up Guerra de la Paz, Alain Guerra and Neraldo de la Paz, create curiously interesting sculptures made out of old clothes. In fact, they originally took their…
Peruvian filmmaker Ricardo de Montreuil made this short film The Raven on a budget of only $5,000! It is based on a treatment for a potential film trilogy. For a short sci-fi thriller, this actually looks pretty good and top notch. I will be looking forward to the… Continue
Chances are that if you're big into boutique and design hotels you know the names Starwood (parent company of the W brand), Morgans Hotel Group (Mondrian, Delano, Clift), Andre Balazs Properties (Standards, Chateau Marmont, Mercer, Raleigh), Ace Hotels and, finally, Joie de Vivre. You also know that while every boutique hotel tries to be unique, few manage to be… Continue
Added by alice on August 18, 2009 at 9:00am —
The guys at Arrested Motion took some awesome shots at the opening of Gary Baseman's “La Noche de la Fusion” at the Corey Helford Gallery this last weekend. These photos really show why LA's art scene is one the best in the world!
Baseman's first solo return to Los Angeles in over two… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 4, 2009 at 10:00am —
"Down for the Carb Count"--Carbs vs. Proteins, the battle rages on. These hillarious bathroom scales are perfect for the carb conscious, scale fearing, fighter of the bulge. Artist Wendy Gold, creator of Art de Toilette, specializes in one-of-a-kind handmade bathroom art.
"The Moment of Truth"--Have you been an angel or a… Continue
If you ever felt alone in a room filled with people, you'll enjoy these photos from Carlo Van de Roer. Van de Roer's carefully watches how people interact with the environment and with each other. Viewed from above, he then sees "patterns and groupings of people" emerge telling an interpretive story. Based on your personal experiences, these pictures will either make… Continue
Added by alice on March 28, 2009 at 8:30am —
I love the creativity and thought behind these underwater sculptures. Instead of trying to create unchanging and lasting works, Jason de Caires encourages the organic growth of coral and other organisms across his creations. The texture, chemical composition and design actively encourage the settlement of embryonic corals. Areas of shelter and void space provide a… Continue
In our quest to find some of the best restaurants in LA, bro and I headed to Fogo de Chao in Beverly Hills last week. And because dinner costs a pretty penny at $56.50, we decided to starve ourselves the night before and have lunch for a still-expensive-but-a-little-more-reasonable, $34.50.… Continue
Looking for a place to spend your Halloween? Why not go to the Hollywood Cemetery to check out some amazing altars and celebrate the day of the dead?
Hollywood Forever, the resting place of Hollywood's immortals requests your presence for the Nations largest and most authentic Day of the Dead celebration. Witness this colorful ancient indigenous based Mexican ceremony as we welcome our guests to celebrate life and ancient… Continue
For those of you who've always wanted to see the festivities behind Dia de los Muertos, let's check this out. Over 55,000+ people are expected to attend this free festival! I know you want to catch the alter making contest!
What is Dia de los Muertos: Dia de los Muertos or Day of the Dead is the Mexican celebration of All Souls Day. Traditions… Continue
In July, officials in Paris voted to lift a ban on high rise buildings in the French capital in a bid to combat the city’s housing shortage and invigorate the city’s economic status. Amid outcry from two-thirds of Parisians who remain opposed to the construction of new tall buildings, officials pressed on and lifted the ban in order to compete with the big boys -… Continue
The last couple years I have been fascinated with Brazil and have been wanting to go there. I'm going to try and make it to Rio's Carnaval early next year.
Rio de Janeiro has long been regarded as the Carnival Capital of the World. The Rio Carnaval is not only the biggest Carnival benchmark against which every other carnival is compared but also one of the most interesting artistic events on the Globe. Foreign visitors to it alone… Continue
Added by Eugene on May 27, 2008 at 12:30am —