Alice's Blog – January 2010 Archive (74)

Mysterious Shadow People (6 total)

City View



Kumi Yamashita has a secret power. She can place wood or metal objects in just the right light to make mysterious shadow people show their true selves. The genius of it all lies in the fact that without the lighting and shadows the objects would never give away her secret. These surprising silhouettes only come out when beckoned to do…

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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Monopoly Gets a Modern Make-over

Looks like our favorite board game is getting a modern make-over! For it's 75th anniversary, Parker Brothers is releasing Monopoly Revolution. It comes with a circular board and a computerized console where players will swipe credit cards to keep track of their digital currency. Out this fall, the game will cost $35.



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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 8:00am — 6 Comments

Robot Love: I'm Here by Spike Jonze



Because I love the twisted mind of Spike Jonze, I'm actually looking forward to seeing more of his 30-minute short film titled I'm Here. Plus, how can you go wrong with a robot love story? Recently premiering at the Sundance Film Festival, the film was funded by Absolut Vodka.



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Added by alice on January 31, 2010 at 7:00am — 1 Comment

Refreshingly Honest Oil Paintings (6 total)



Modern oil paintings never looked so sad and solemn as those from David Graeme Baker. Painting domestic scenes filled with heavy emotion, Baker wants you to feel the weight of the world on your shoulders. Filled with honesty, his paintings are tragically beautiful. The rich colors make the paintings look almost photorealistic, don't they?…

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Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

She's Complicated (7 pieces)



Sexy, edgy and fun, Erik Jones's art can be described in a number of different ways. The common denominator? All of his women are much more complicated than their pretty face has you first believe. Erik's mixed media pieces are composed of watercolor, colored pencil, acrylic and oil. Dark, disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful, isn't it?…

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Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 7:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Creative Proposal

Too sweet. Via I Heart Love.

Added by alice on January 30, 2010 at 6:00am — No Comments

Unhappy Hipsters - It's Lonely in the Modern World

"Ever the realist, he built his table for one."

If you love modern design but you also have a great sense of humor, you'll love this new blog called Unhappy Hipsters. It's where they pair a modern decor pic with a funny caption. Eye-candy and some chuckles. Now that's just my cup of… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 8:47pm — 2 Comments

We are the World Gets Remade for Haiti

Very cool news. Quincy Jones has confirmed that "We are the World" is getting remade with proceeds going to help Haiti. It's been 25 years since QJ gathered some of the biggest stars to record this classic song. Recorded on Monday in LA, the day after the Grammy's, sources say Usher, John Legend, Natalie Cole, Miley Cyrus, Jennifer Hudson, Will Smith, Jason Mraz,… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

It Felt Like a Dream (7 pics)



What is it about heartbreak that we find so beautiful? Perhaps it's the tragic thought that what was once unbelievable has now passed. We're left wondering how our life has been changed, for the better or for the worse. Is it true what they say - that it's better to have loved and lost, than to have never loved at all?…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

The Most Glamorous Girls - Michael Thompson

Angelina Jolie



There's no doubt in my mind that you've seen Michael Thompson's gorgeous images in magazines like GQ, Vanity Fair, Allure, W, Harper's Bazaar or Vogue. (Who could forget Jennifer Aniston in nothing but a tie in that famous GQ cover?) So what separates Thompson's work from countless other celebrity or fashion photographers? It's the way he captures women. Working under…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Love Moments (5 pics)



Now here's a cute photo shoot of a lovely couple who decided to let their fun personalities shine through. It was shot by Galaxie Andrews, a photographer based in Arizona.



Galaxie explaining her creative process. "Working with a couple who puts their trust in me and just goes with the flow makes for the ideal creative shoot. Nicole and Jon are amazing people. they put their guards…

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Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

W Hotel Hollywood Opens Its Doors

While it isn't the best of times, yesterday Starwood still managed to open its doors for its newest addition, W Hotel Hollywood. Costing $350 million ($600 million for the whole development), this W hotel is located at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Vine Street, which is walking distance to the Pantages, Hollywood Palladium and Avalon theaters. It contains… Continue

Added by alice on January 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

When Zoo Advertising Gets Creative (12 examples)



You may think that zoos have an advantage over regular advertisers. Sure they've got adorable animals to work with but how do they compete with theme parks for our time? Just ask the creative minds behind these advertisements. Whether they're shocking us with wrapped buses or making us laugh with car stickers, they all serve to remind us that our friendly neighbors are just waiting for a…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Aulani: Disney's New Hawaii Resort (4 pics)



Where does Mickey go when he needs some R&R? Starting in 2011, he'll be heading to Hawaii to his newest resort, Aulani. Located on the island of O'ahu, Aulani translates to "the place that speaks for great ones," and "expresses a connection to tradition and deep story-telling." A perfect name for the place where stories are told and where dreams come true! (Cheesy…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Retro-Modern Design: LG's Classic TV



Are you one of those people who drools over the thought of a 60-inch plasma tv? Well, then move on. This post is definitely not for you. However, if you're one of those people who long for simpler days, you know, when we had four channels to choose from rather than four billion (yes, I am exaggerating), than you'll be smitten by this new retro TV by LG. The LG…

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Added by alice on January 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

The Secret Life of Everyday Animals (15 pics)

Secret Agent Cow



What exactly do everyday animals do when we're not looking? Busy with our own lives, we may never know what goes behind-the-scenes. Lucky for us, a few incredible photographers have captured their mysterious lives. From secret agent cows to cigar smoking dogs, these incredible animals may be more human than we think.…

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Added by alice on January 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Apple iPad Makes Its Debut

The long awaited tablet gets its debut today. The biggest product launch since the iPhone, Steve Jobs shows off the roughly 10 inch tablet computer that will bridge the gap between smartphones and laptop computers. Starting at $499 and available in March, the iPad resembles an oversized iPod Touch.



So will this product revolutionize the way we consume media?… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 8 Comments

Soul Searching Landscapes (8 pics)

Ghostly Passage



Take a look through Nicolas Bouvier's (aka Sparth) Flickr stream and get ready for some deep soul searching. His dark but beautiful landscapes will transport you into another world. Whether he's taking haunting, metaphor filled photos of bridges or capturing the stunning beauty of fog falling on trees, Sparth creates a mood like no one else.…

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Added by alice on January 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 6 Comments

Fake Miniature Worlds (7 pics)

Fields, After the Storm - Made of faux fur (fields), cotton (clouds) and sifted tile grout (mountains).

Though we've showcased a lot of miniature worlds here on theMET, we've never quite seen anything like this before. Matthew Albanese creates amazing miniature worlds using his special ingredients, his camera and a lot of creativity. There are no shortcuts… Continue

Added by alice on January 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Loneliness and Pain (5 pics)



Look through Lindley Battle's photos and you'll immediately feel her emotions flow through you. Beautifully poetic, but in a sorrowful way, Lindley bears her heart and soul so that we can experience her pain right along with her. We love how she uses light to spotlight herself in some of these photos, though the true genius lies in her expressions and…

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Added by alice on January 26, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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