Alice's Blog – February 2013 Archive (58)

Game of Thrones' Clever Dragon Shadow Illusion on NY Times



In what's got to be one of the cleverest print ad campaigns we've seen a very long time, HBO's hit show Game of Thrones was advertised in Monday's New York Times with a dragon casting its shadow over two pages of fake news stories. The "make you do a double-take" ad gives its viewers a taste of what's to come, as Khaleesi's dragons are sure to be central players of the new…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 4:00pm — No Comments

My Modern Met is Google Currents' Pick of the Week!



What exciting news! We just got word from the Google Currents Team that My Modern Met was just chosen as their "Pick of the Week." For those unfamiliar with Google Currents, it's a social magazine app, much like Flipboard, Zite and Pulse, that lets you browse through your favorite websites, on your tablet or smartphone, in a quick and easy way.

Currently available for all…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Majestic Waterfall Paintings Evoke Sense of Calm



Japanese painter Hiroshi Senju makes large scale paintings of waterfalls using interesting materials and an age old technique. His method involves creating paints by grinding mineral pigments from natural materials like stone, shell and corals into powder, binding them with animal-hide glue, and then, with extreme delicacy, pouring this paint onto Japanese mulberry paper. This approach…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Clever New Street Art Incorporates 3D Objects



Back in June 2012, we came across the unique street art of Lithuanian artist Ernest Zacharevic. Called a "new Banksy" by The Wall Street Journal, the then 25-year-old was just starting to make a name for himself with his incredibly clever street art works. The…

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Added by alice on February 28, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

New Hospital Playroom Shows Healing Power of Art and Play



One of the most inspiring art projects we've come across lately is this new playroom at the Royal London Hospital. To show the healing power of art and play, Cottrell and Vermeulen architects and designer Morag Myerscough all worked together to create this bright and fun space for the children's ward of the new hospital complex. "We wanted it to be a complete escape for the…

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Added by alice on February 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Creatively Displaying Art on Europe's Biggest Art Space



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…

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Added by alice on February 27, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pixar's Casts of Characters Surround its Classic Logo



Mexico-based Fabricio84 created this sweet collection of free wallpapers that feature Pixar's delightful cast of characters. Starting from Pixar's breakout film, Toy Story, to my favorite, Up, he's taken some of the characters we all know and love and wonderfully integrated them into Pixar's…

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Added by alice on February 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

7 Most Useful Tools for Modern Artists and Photographers



In these modern times, creative professionals have at their disposable a near endless amount of tools. From the gear they create on, such as a laptop or a camera, to the social networking sites they share on, it’s now more important than ever to cut through all the clamor and find out which tools you really need. For today’s post, we went straight to four reliable…

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Added by alice on February 26, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Exactly 1,697 Origami Boats Flow Down to the Sea



From March 8th to the 24th, visit Cottesloe Beach in Western Australia to see a stretch of sand stunningly transformed into a temporary sculpture park. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe is back for its 9th year. There will be more than 70 artists, representing over 13 different countries, that will…

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Added by alice on February 26, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments

Charming Pixar Up Inspired Fan Art

Love is the Greatest Adventure

It's hard to believe that Pixar has only released 13 movies since its inception. Its first feature-length film, Toy Story, came out in 1995 and since then the CGI production company has created hit after hit, as young and old are brought together to watch some of the greatest animated films of…

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Added by alice on February 24, 2013 at 9:34am — 1 Comment

Beautifully Haunting Sculptures of Five Girls Weeping



Cardiff, Wales-born artist Laura Ford has created a set of highly dramatic sculptures that are both strikingly sad and very eery. They consist of five girls set in a Scotland sculpture park called Jupiter Artland, that are asking to be discovered. Called Weeping Girls, they were commissioned and sculptured in 2008 specifically for the Jupiter Artland site. With their long hair covering…

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Added by alice on February 24, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Hilarious and Heartwarming Animals on 500px

In dreams I can fly

I thought we'd close out the week with something a little lighthearted. As many of you already know, 500px is a great website to not only share your latest photos, but to also get inspired. For us, it's a place to discover talented photographers. We've found some of our very…

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Added by alice on February 22, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments

Adorable Mugs Feature Animals and Their Tails



If one of the first things you do in the morning is enjoy a nice hot cup of tea, why not use a mug that instantly puts a smile on your face? Korin has created a sweet set of porcelain mugs that each feature a different animal. While the body of the animal is on the mug itself, the animal's tail juts out to make an adorable handle or decoration. They're appropriately called…

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Added by alice on February 22, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

New Pictogram Posters of Oscar's Best Picture Nominees



Are you ready for this year's Oscars? Hosted by the hilarious Seth MacFarlane, the 85th Academy Awards is a must-see event and is now only two days away! Just in time, designer Matteo Civaschi of H-57 sent us these clever pictogram movie posters he created with his team. Like they've done many times…

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Added by alice on February 22, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Project Amelia: 28-Year-Old Photographer Diagnosed with Cancer



A few weeks ago, 28-year-old photographer Amelia Coffaro and her family were hit with extremely hard hitting news. Amelia was diagnosed with Stage III Breast Cancer. With no health insurance, Coffaro and her family must now must figure out a way to pay for the estimated $150,000 to $200,000 in treatment.

A team has quickly assembled that…

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Added by alice on February 21, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Rare Winter Sports on Netherland's Natural Ice



While most of us can only take so much of the cold winter weather, many of those living in the Netherlands hope for even colder temperatures. Perhaps we would too if we got to enjoy outdoor winter sports like this. Amsterdam-based photographer Ben Visbeek recently took some breathtaking photos of the Dutch ice yachting and skating on the Gouwzee, a bay in North Holland.

As…

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Added by alice on February 21, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Interactive Installations from Sharp Cracks of Light

Oakland-based artist Chris Fraser has created an impressive set of sight-specific installations that all consist of sharp cracks of light. He strategically creates holes or slits in walls, coaxing light into various formations. His works are often interactive, providing the viewer with a memorable and unique experience.…

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Added by alice on February 20, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

White Light Separates into a Dazzling Array of Colors

Though it may be hard to believe, no paint was used in these sculptural installations. Instead, Stephen Knapp is the artist behind lightpaintings - artworks created entirely with just refracted white light and glass. Knapp uses dichroic glass that's treated with layers of metallic coating. Combined, they act like a selective prism, separating focused light into different…

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Added by alice on February 20, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

Pretty Macro Photos of Little Ladybugs

Like Spain-based Alejandro Ferrer Ruiz, Bloas Meven is a macro photographer who finds a deep love and appreciation for the little red and black dotted insect, the ladybug. While Ruiz's photos focus on ladybugs with water glistening on their backs, Meven's…

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Added by alice on February 19, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments

The Breathtaking Beauty of Iguazu Falls



Last winter, fine art photographer Hüseyin Kara visited Brazil and came back with these stunning photos of the world famous Iguazu Falls. Located at the Argentina-Brazil border, the falls take the shape of an elongated horseshoe or a reverse letter "J". At 1.7 miles wide, Iguazu Falls is three times wider than North America's Niagara Falls. The story goes that when United States' First Lady…

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Added by alice on February 19, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments

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