Alice's Blog – April 2009 Archive (145)

A Sweet Innocence - Artist Chris Appelhans (14 Total)

Dance Bot

Chris Appelhans is a young artist and illustrator who's drawn everything from Coraline to Monster House. He creates honest, simple and innocent drawings that bring out our childhood memories. You can see his take on a modern day Alice in Wonderland on his website or see a… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Them's Fighting Words! (6 Total)

For those moments where you can't even look at that person, let alone get the words out of your mouth, there's Set Editions waiting to help you out. Spectacularly simple cards that pack a lot of punch.…


Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Fairmont and National Geographic Want to Take You On the Ultimate Safari!

If you've ever dreamed of taking that wild African safari, this post is for you. Fairmont and the National Geographic Society have partnered up to present the Global Explorer Series. You’ll have the opportunity to engage with National Geographic experts in a range of activities, in dynamic destinations including Kenya, Cairo, Montebello (Quebec), Monaco and St Andrews… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 10:17am — 2 Comments

Sponsored Giveaway: Four Free Macy's $25 Gift Cards!


Just in time for Mother's Day, we've teamed up with the fine folks at Macy's to give you and your mom an experience you'll never forget. As part of their Fit Matters campaign, we're giving away FOUR FREE $25 MACY'S GIFT CARDS! (2 will be given away to Met members and 2 will be given away to Twitter… Continue

Added by alice on April 30, 2009 at 9:30am — 8 Comments

Smart Pizza Box

File this under: I should have thought of…

Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 10:31pm — 2 Comments

Brazilian Beauty in GQ Italy (6 Photos)

Gorgeous shots of an old photo shoot (2005) just surfaced on the net and we just had to share them with you. Ana Beatriz Barros is a 26 year old Brazilian model known for her work with Guess?, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, Chanel cosmetics, and Jennifer Lopez's JLo fashion line. In this GQ spread, Ana shows us her sweet and sexy side. Aren't you glad we dug it…


Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 9:30pm — 3 Comments

The 10 Best "Keep Calm and Carry On" Parodies

Hammer Time!

What happens when you take a well known saying and make it your own? You come up with these clever Keep Calm and Carry On parodies. Enjoy!…


Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

The Official White House Flickr Photostream Launches

Just in time for the "100 days" milestone, White House photographer Pete Souza is sharing his official White House photos on Flickr with several hundred photographs from President Obama's first months in office. As of right now there are 293 uploaded pictures. Here are ten of my favorites.

Taking Advantage of…


Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Mercedes-Benz Uses Typography, Cleverly

Check out this video (in HD):

Interesting new ad campaign for Mercedes-Benz's new Brake Assist System, an electronic system which interprets the braking behavior of the driver and initiates the full braking effect when it identifies an emergency situation. This reduces the braking distance substantially.

"Most drivers, under normal braking conditions as well as under emergency conditions, start out with little brake pressure and whenever necessary they… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 11:13am — No Comments

Who Said Humans Can't Fly? - Dan Vojtech (10 Photos)

If a top notch sports photographer can do one thing, its capture a moment that leaves the viewer speechless. Dan Vojtech is just that kind of photographer. Specializing in extreme sport photography, Vojtech began taking pictures eight years ago when he picked up his dad's old camera Zenith- E. His photos have us believing that people can actually fly! And why not?…


Added by alice on April 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

A Beautiful, Modern House in San Francisco

Whenever I see a beautifully renovated house, I first think about all of the blood, sweat and tears that went into making it what it is today. Then, I feel overjoyed and excited for people - to have your dream house realized must give you an overwhelming feeling of pride. In fact, that excitement is so contagious it makes me want to take on projects of my very own!

Jay Shapiro, a…


Added by alice on April 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Win Free Tickets to the Unique LA Event!

For those of you that missed it last year, you're in luck because Unique LA is back! This weekend, shop at the one event that brings together over 230 independent designers and artists under one roof. Our super fabulous editor, Panda Ju,… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 8:40pm — 5 Comments

Movie on the Radar: Paper Heart

A new trailer just got released for this movie Paper Heart. Part documentary part fiction, the story follows comedian/actress Charlyne Yi (of Knocked Up) who has never been in love and is not even sure if she is capable of loving someone. Yi goes on a cross country journey to try to further understand the concept of love. Along the way she interviews married… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Asian Art - Yuta Onoda

Soon It Will Be Cold Enough

Yuta Onoda is a very talented illustrator and artist originally from Japan who's currently working on his Bachelor of Applied Arts at the Sheridan College in Canada. I love the fact that you can see the Asian influence in his work but with his use of interesting color combinations, it comes off as fresh and modern. He'll be showing some of his work…


Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Wisdom, The Book and Documentary

What is wisdom? Award-winning photographer and filmmaker Andrew Zuckerman interviewed, photographed and filmed 50 of the world’s great writers, actors, artists, designers, politicians, musicians and religious and business leaders of our time to find out. He posed seven questions to each of his subjects—all over 65 years of age—and their candid responses take us on a truly… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 12:39pm — 2 Comments

6 Courtesy Cards That'll Make You Cry

Summon your inner biatch and you may just send these courtesy cards by Gramkin Paper Studio. Just make sure you're never going to see that person again..ever.…


Added by alice on April 27, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Spreadtweet: Twitter Disguised as a Spreadsheet

Next time you're at work, tweeting Oprah letting her know that you have a WAY BETTER idea than Baconnaise or Bacon Salt, think about hiding it from your boss.

Or use Spreadtweet by Elliot… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Bloody Cool Lamps

This liquid lamp, designed by Kouichi Okamoto, will give your guests an experience they'll never forget. It reminds us of red paint (or blood) that's spilled over. Your friends will either think you're clumsy or a murderer. Let's hope clumsy!

$199 at… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

A Beautifully Designed Map of Manhattan - Jim Datz

Love this poster of Mahattan (titled 'Man Hat Tan') that was a collaboration between Three Potato Four and designer Jim Datz. It combines several of their loves (and ours) - New York City, typography, color, 50's inspired illustrations, and urban signage.

The first edition quickly sold out (in a week and a half)…


Added by alice on April 26, 2009 at 8:00am — 2 Comments

Vanity Fair Makes a Compelling Case For Couture (9 photos)

Many could argue that in the current economic climate there is no need for over-excessive fashion like couture. But take one look at these photos and then ask yourself, "Do we really and truly want a world without couture? Are we willing to throw away what we have on top of what has already been lost? Is there no place for the exclusive and the beautiful? For the hysterically indulgent? And…


Added by alice on April 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

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