All Blog Posts Tagged 'modern' (358)

The Prettiest Headphones are by Vestalife (4 pics)

Sure those white Apple earphones are minimalistic but, ladies, what if you want to show off some style? What are our choices? Enter Vestalife. Created by four intelligent and driven ladies, these headphones look more like fashion accessories than headphones. Soft-touch earbuds with flexible fixtures, and colored, fabric-covered wires all lend themselves to creating…


Added by alice on January 8, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 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

Magic Mosaic Cups - Damjan Stanković (4 pics)

Now here's a clever idea! Serbian designer Damjan Stanković has created this cool drinking glass called Cipher, which recognizes drinks. Pixels on the glass get filled in as a drink gets poured. Hidden in those looks random colored pixels is a word: milk, juice, coca-cola or coffee!

How does it work? "The pattern of shapes and empty… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Range Hoods That Will Blow You - And The Smoke Away!

above: Legend ceiling mounted range hood

The Elica collection of ceiling and wall mountable range hoods from Italy are so beautiful and innovative that even if you're not in the market for one, they are worth sharing.

They go beyond their technological function of sucking… Continue

Added by laura l. sweet on December 22, 2009 at 9:51am — 4 Comments

Hyper-Realistic Typographic Portraits (15 pics)

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. In this set featuring hyper-realistic typographic portraits, that phrase is literally true.

It's fascinating to see which words artists chose to construct the eyes, nose, and ears of their subjects. As we lean in to take a closer look, we find a deeper meaning though the text, as if we are reading their…


Added by Eugene on December 20, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Minimalist Holiday Cards - Dee&LaLa

Just how sweet are these letterpress holiday cards from Dee&LaLa? Just a few colors and some basic shapes. Make sure to check out their beautiful Alpine Winter Collection.

Via… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Would YOU have picked up this modern chair?

Here's a cool little video that furniture company Blu Dot recently put together. On November 4-5, they put a couple dozen of its ultra-modern chairs out in the streets of New York, free for the taking. The only catch? GPS was hidden on the chairs, and a film crew would videotape the swipe and monitor where the chairs ended up.

"When we opened our SoHo store in 2008, we were introduced to the resourceful culture… Continue

Added by alice on December 19, 2009 at 10:33am — 3 Comments

Beautiful Subway Stations Around the World (8 Stations)

T-Centralen Metro Station - Stockholm, Sweden [link]

When I think about magnificent, modern architecture, the first thought that crosses my mind is buildings. My hope is that after looking at this set, you'll be stunned and amazed at the vast amount of beauty and… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 8, 2009 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Google Goggles

If you have an Android based phone (like the new Droid) then Google just propelled you straight into the future! They have released the first version of Google Goggles into the Android Marketplace. Goggles lets users search for objects using images rather than words. Simply take a picture with your phone's camera, and if Google recognize the item, Goggles returns relevant search results. Right now Goggles identifies landmarks, works of art, and products but they expect… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on December 7, 2009 at 1:44pm — 1 Comment

Adorable Mischievousness - Jacob Livengood (7 illustrations)

The amount of detail in Jacob Livengood's illustrations is pretty insane. Strange, abstract characters are made up of and surrounded by thousands of little bubbles. Interesting to see how some pieces give off a warm happy feeling, while others seem more mischievous.…


Added by Eugene on December 6, 2009 at 6:30pm — No Comments

What's more likely?

One of my favorite websites The Book of Odds sent a reporter out on the street to ask people "What's More Likely?" between two choices. Contestants were asked several questions, including:

* Is it more likely an adult owns a Bible or that a US banknote contains traces of cocaine?

* Is it more likely a person attacked by a shark will survive or that a man owns a t-shirt?

The results are… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on December 4, 2009 at 10:35am — 4 Comments

Hot Mess - Kelsey Brookes (5 pics)

These paintings by San Diego-based artist Kelsey Brookes are not only amazing, but also very original. Representing personal meditations on spirituality and humanity, Brookes states that his "work draws influence from Hindu and Buddhist deities, exotic animals and sex, as well as rustic American quilts." He also draws reference from the British painter Francis Bacon…


Added by Eugene on November 25, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Passionate Oil Painter - Simon Birch

Simon Birch paints like everything else he does in life - with passion. The faces on his subjects are intense, yet non-specific in their expression, leaving viewers to their own subjective interpretation.

Born in Brighton, England, Simon left the UK to spend time traveling through Australia before relocating to Hong Kong in the…


Added by Eugene on November 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

LED Tattoos in your skin

In this wicked video from Philips corporation we see a concept of LED tattoos embedded in human skin that come alive when touched. This concept is based on real work done at the University of Pennsylvania. Scientists there are working on silicon-and-silk implantable devices that would act like a LED screen sitting just under the surface of the skin. The images would appear as a tattoo and be fully customizable. The silk substrate onto which the chips are mounted… Continue

Added by Mark Huckabee on November 21, 2009 at 5:59am — 1 Comment

Superhero Nursing Home (4 pics)

Looks like our favorite superheroes have finally grown old. Now, instead of flying around, taking down bad guys, and saving the world, they're spending their last few days at a nursing home made for Superheroes.

Superman leans on a walker, while Catwoman takes her afternoon nap. The Incredible Hulk, flabby and in tatters, vegetates in a wheelchair. Mr.…


Added by Eugene on November 20, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Studio Visit With Audrey Kawasaki (6 photos)

Audrey Kawasaki is arguably the best modern-day pop artist of this generation. Andrew Hosner, co-owner and director of one of L.A.'s most prominent modern art galleries, Thinkspace Gallery, had the pleasure of swinging by Audrey’s home to take a look at the works for her upcoming debut NYC…


Added by Eugene on November 15, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Electric Bookcase by Airan Kang (3 pics + video)

I guess this is one way to light up a room... This bright neon art installation named “109 Lighting Books” was created by Airan Kang. The glow-in-the-dark bookcase changes color and is part of the group exhibition “Textual Landscapes” at the Bryce Wolkowitz Gallery in New York City. Although I can't really see how this piece would fit in at a home, it does provide a…


Added by Eugene on November 9, 2009 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

The Puppet Pathos by Greg "Craola" Simkins (5 pics + video)

This painting by Torrance-based Greg "Craola" Simkins is totally insane. The piece, titled The Puppet Pathos, features a hyper-realistic monster that steals the dreams and thoughts of all creatures. The exquisite detail and three-dimensional perspectives in this painting are truly remarkable.

If you're interested in seeing Simkins's work in person, you…


Added by Eugene on November 5, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Herakut's Awesome Live Painting: Berlin (10 pics + video)

If you've ever seen live painting, you know how fascinating it is to watch a piece come together. In the beginning, it's hard to visualize what the artist's final product will look like. At the end, it's remarkable to see all the layers come together to form an amazing piece.…


Added by Eugene on November 2, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

A Retro-Modern Dressing Table - Angela Adams (2 pics)

Interesting lines, that Kelly green, I'm intrigued by this dressing table by Angela Adams. Dwell once called it a combination of "very serious Swedish modern and a praying mantis." I call it eye-catching and interesting. What do you think?…


Added by alice on October 24, 2009 at 8:00am — No Comments

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