Vik Muniz is a New York based visual artist who takes ordinary materials and turns them into extraordinary pieces of art. His work has been exhibited in museums around the world and he even has a book called Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer. Muniz is now the subject of a new documentary called Waste Land which follows him as he travels to the world's largest garbage dump, Jardim… Continue
Happy Friday to you all! Just wanted to share an exciting piece of news. Recently, we were asked by Intel to give people useful tips on ways to improve their lives with technology. In the first of four posts, we present… Continue
Added by alice on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
If you've ever struggled with who you are, you'll find this editorial incredibly fascinating. Featured in the Art issue of WestEast Magazine, Identity is a series of photos that have been digitally altered to show the transformation of a person’s self. With concept and direction by Jeffrey Wang and photographed by Liang Su, it demonstrates how a human being can be… Continue
Now this is a way to get some attention! AXA, a Belgium insurance company, is launching their free iPhone app with the first ever i-Ad. An i-what? It's basically an innovative print ad that requires the use of your iPhone to complete the story.
Call it campy. Call it crazy. Just don't call it boring. In the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, the magazine got some of today's biggest fashion designers make Rachel Zoe's killer catchphrase come to life. The "I Die" spread stars Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Vera Wang, Brian Atwood and Francisco Costa all trying to kill the celebrity stylist in their own, unique… Continue
Added by alice on September 9, 2010 at 8:30am —
When you were a child, did you ever perform any experiments to find out if you had superpowers? My guess is that some of you did. Perhaps you tried to concentrate really hard in an attempt to move an object with your mind. Or, maybe you tried to flap your arms really fast to see if you could fly...
"Attempts to Fly" by Conan Thai celebrates childhood… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 2, 2010 at 8:30am —
Fashion photographer Jacques Olivar seems to understand the plight of the modern man. Never quite content with where we are and always longing for something better, we seek to escape our troubled lives. With beautiful pops of color and models that look like they could be Milla Jovovich's alien sisters, Oliver creates intriguing stories that are only enhanced by the… Continue
If you love the feel of a book in your hands, you'll love this new case by TwelveSouth. Just like BookBook for MacBook, BookBook for iPad wraps your treasured iPad in an old vintage style case. The hardback leather case is also handmade, one-of-a-kind, and doubles as a fully adjustable stand. There… Continue
If you're one of those people who wants to get more out of your museum experience, you'll appreciate this new app by MoMA. Not only will you be able to quickly plan your trip, you'll be able to dive deeper into MoMA's art by reading a synopsis or listening to one of their audio tours. They've even divided up their art by section so if you're interested in, let's say Photography, you can quickly see what's at MoMA before you make your way over to see the actual… Continue
In case you weren't aware, the Old Spice guy is lighting up the internet today with his hilarious, custom videos. Directly from his bathroom, sans t-shirt, he's responding to comments he's received on places like YouTube and Twitter. Best part is that they're completely custom videos and not just canned responses. (You can read more about it at… Continue
Added by alice on July 13, 2010 at 11:30am —
The Robot Lifeguard To The Rescue, Her Name Is Emily
Created by Hydronalix, the robot's final version is intended to be an autonomously-working machine that scans for signs of trouble using sonar, then swims directly to the party in danger. From there, the drowning person can hang on to it as a flotation device, until human help comes or it can take the person directly to shore.
Vogue goes mid-century modern on us with this beautiful editorial featuring model Natalia Vodianova and actor Ewan McGregor. Shot by Peter Lindbergh, the cinematic story is about a 1950s marriage in mayhem. Look for beautiful dresses from the fall collections of Prada, Marc Jacobs, Vera Wang, and Dries Van Noten.…
Yoda graces our presence in this wall mural by SMUG-1 and Estum at Upfest, Europe’s biggest urban and street art festival. Over 200 urban artists and illustrators got together over the weekend to paint live, with 50 artists traveling around the world to be a part of the event.
Samsung is pulling out all the stops to market their new 3D LED TV. Back in May, they shocked and surprised us with their cool 3D projection mapping on the historic Beurs van Berlage building in Amsterdam. Now, the projection has been integrated into the first game-take-over on… Continue
Added by alice on June 10, 2010 at 10:30am —
Here is a cool campaign that promotes walking to create a greener environment. DDB China Group took over a busy pedestrian crossing and placed a large canvas featuring a leafless tree on the road. On either side of the crossing were sponge cushions soaked in green environmentally-friendly washable and quick dry paint. As pedestrians walked towards the crossing they…
Congrats to Mark Huckabee for winning the big grand prize! Your answer to "Tell us who your favorite artist is and why" made us remember why we love art so much and why a place like theMET exists. Also, most importantly, your answer inspires us to explore our own creative side, to find the artist within… Continue
How much fun would it be if you could make childhood drawings come to life? That's what Korean artist Yeondoo Jung did with his creative Wonderland series. Jung transformed crayon drawings filled with sweet and sometimes bizarre imagery into real life photographs. Without the help of any computer graphics, Wonderland takes us from fantasy to reality in one fell… Continue