Alice's Blog – April 2010 Archive (80)

Prettiest Pizza Branding (4 pics)



Does it mean I'm jaded if I could never imagine a pizza company's brand identity to be this pretty? Concrete Design Communications, an internationally acclaimed Toronto design practice, was recently tasked to take an established family-owned corporation and give them a fresh identity. While…

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Added by alice on April 30, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

Armani's First Hotel Opens in Dubai



The world's tallest building, Burj Khalifa in Dubai, gave fashion designer Georgio Armani ten levels to create a modern hotel filled with upscale design. This includes walls decorated with handmade Florentine leather, Japanese tatami on the floors and bathrooms featuring green Brazilian marble. In fact, every physical detail of the hotel was designed by Armani himself. Playing their part, the hotel staff wears Armani suits and dresses. There's…

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Added by alice on April 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Our Trusted Chucks (18 photos)

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More than just shoes, Chucks embody our life stories. Unique to the person wearing them, they inspire us to be different while at the same time making us remember how we're all connected. (And really..what other pair of shoes can do that?) Like an old, reliable friend,…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2010 at 2:00pm — 6 Comments

Seeing Your Spirit - Leandro Erlich (8 pics)



Born in Buenos Aires, Leandro Erlich is a contemporary artist who's engaging work invites the viewer to be a part of the experience. He's the mastermind behind the Swimming Pool, an extraordinary installation where he constructed a full-size pool made of acrylic. By suspending water above it, he created an amazing…

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Added by alice on April 29, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Time Names Banksy, Lady Gaga and Conan Influential People

For a little inspiration today, check out Time's World's Most Influential People list. From heroes to leaders to artist and thinkers, Time's list includes people we've talked about right here on theMET like Banksy, Kim Yu-Na, and Zaha Hadid. The coolest thing about this… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2010 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

iRetrofone

If you love your iPhone but long for simpler times, you'll appreciate the design behind iRetrofone Base. It's a resin-molded phone base that lets you dock your iPhone and route your USB to sync and charge your phone. Of course, the coolest part is that the handset is fully functional and not just there for looks.



Currently sold… Continue

Added by alice on April 29, 2010 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Inspirational Interiors (10 pics)



If you're in a home decorating rut, the best thing you can do is find some inspiration. Magazines like Elle Decor and blogs like Decor8 can give you that much needed boost you're looking for. But if you've read every magazine a million times over and…

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Added by alice on April 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Beauty of Beaten Up Vehicles (10 total)

What is it about Kevin Cyr's oil paintings of beaten up vans and trucks that's so beautiful? Is it that we're reminded of our childhood, remembering the excitement we felt when we heard the grumbling of a truck? Or is it that we find unexpected beauty in used and slightly abused objects? I say all of the above.



Kevin states, "I commemorate commercial vehicles… Continue

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

Ana Bagayan's Charming New Pieces (2 total)



Artist Ana Bagayan has just released two new prints that will be available at her upcoming show at Mondo Bizzarro Gallery. The one shown above is called Flutter and the one below is called Tick Tock Clock. For those of us who can't make it, Ana's making a select number of the…

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Added by alice on April 28, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Giveaway #3: Two Creepy Cool Books

[Re-featuring] Hello, my friends! As promised, today we'll be giving away two prizes. The first book is called Creepy Cute Crochet and the other is Dawn of the Dreadfuls.



If you love Etsy and all of their handmade goods, you're going to love… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 11:00pm — 12 Comments

Inside David Choe's Mindblowing New Show (14 pics)

This past weekend, Sam and I decided to swing by Lazarides Gallery in Beverly Hills to check out David Choe's new art show. Nothing to Declare is an exhibit that marks David's return to Los Angeles after a six year hiatus. Using a combination of spray paint, oil, acrylic, watercolor and even urine, David…

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Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Jimmy Choo Gets Creative with Foursquare

With Foursquare being the new media darling these days, it only makes sense that advertisers are flocking to it to and experimenting with some creative ideas. The luxury shoe brand Jimmy Choo has started a Trainer Hunt whereby you follow a pair of sneakers on a stylish journey around London. When the sneakers visit a venue near you, arrive at that destination before… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

Mesmerizing Beauty - Chen Man (9 photos)



I first heard about Beijing born fashion photographer Chen Man right here on theMET when Panda Ju posted on her back in December 2008. Just recently, I learned that Chen Man's having a solo show in Hong Kong at the Ooi Botos…

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Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Congrats to Giveaway #2 Winner, Marissa!

I thought I'd start out the morning by announcing the winner of giveaway #2. The book, Rare, Portraits of America's Endangered Species, goes to Marissa Mayer for… Continue

Added by alice on April 27, 2010 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

ACDC and Iron Man Rock Rochester Castle!

What do you get when you combine a thousand year old castle with the latest projection technology? You get an experience that rocks! This is one elaborate ad for AC/DC's Iron Man 2 soundtrack. For those a little short on time, watch it from 3:09 till the end. Trust me, you won't be sorry!



"On the site of a thousand years of violent history, ACDC were pitted against Iron Man in a ground breaking architectural projection mapping project. The front facade of the Great… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Photorealistic Pencil Drawings of Lady Gaga (2 pieces)

17-year-old artist Rajacenna has created the most photorealistic pencil drawings of a person we've ever seen! Using only pencil, tissue, and a kneaded eraser, Rajacenna draws the current queen of pop and almosts fools us into believing they're black and white photos. Reminds us of Paul Lung's… Continue

Added by alice on April 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Noa Noa's New Lookbook is Lovely



The photography for Noa Noa's new, High Summer collection makes me want to slip off my shoes, sip on some ice cold lemonade and enjoy the warm sun beaming down on my skin. Filled with gorgeous imagery, the vintage modern photos have a refreshing feel to them, like an unexpected cool breeze on a hot summer day.…

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Added by alice on April 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Smartphone Domino Machine



Even if this is a just a Vodaphone commercial, it doesn't take away from the fact that someone had to come up with creative idea. The classic game of dominoes gets a modern makeover from seemingly bored office workers. Now how cool would it be if your boss was down with this?



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Added by alice on April 25, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Graffomat: Vending Machine for Vandals (3 pics + video)



Though we're still not completely sure if Graffomat is a joke, we're still intrigued by the idea. Graffomat is a new art graffiti supply vending machine that will supply deviants and vandals with graffiti gear such as ace markers, courses, gloves, and get this..ski masks! Now what would Banksy and his street art…

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Added by alice on April 25, 2010 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Giveaway #2: Rare, Portraits of America's Endangered Species

We'd like to thank our partners over at National Geographic for sending us this incredible book, Rare: Portraits of America's Endangered Species.



Representing a 20-year-long mission of National Geographic photographer… Continue

Added by alice on April 23, 2010 at 7:30pm — 11 Comments

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