Alice's Blog – May 2009 Archive (105)

Hello...from beautiful New Zealand!

Hello, everyone! So the three of us, Sam (my husband), Sonny (our friend) and me, made it to New Zealand! After having traveled from the North Island to the South Island, we made our way to Queenstown, otherwise known as the Adventure Capital of the World. And rightly so! As you can see from the first picture, we took advantage of the spectacular views by going on a…


Added by alice on May 31, 2009 at 12:00am — 5 Comments

iPhone Art Makes The New Yorker Cover

The cover of the June 1, 2009 edition of the New Yorker magazine features art composed completely on an iPhone for the first time ever.

Why is this important?

Because by using the iPhone app Brushes to to “fingerpaint” a New York street scene, artist Jorge Columbo is elevating art to a new level of acceptance. Who would have thought the New Yorker… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

It's (Almost) Summer Time!

Though the official first day of summer doesn't kick off till June 21st, why not call your friends over and get the unofficial party started with some mojitos and sangrias? This 2 gallon hourglass beverage jar and… Continue

Added by alice on May 28, 2009 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Marc Jacobs Holds the Key to My Child-Like Heart!

Forget those horrible high heel shoes that make you curse the day you were born as a women! Put away those 5" Louboutins that make you teeter totter like a two year old! Then, go to ShopBop and check out these super awesome flats for Marc by Marc Jacobs. Sure they're a little child-like but who cares? If you look down and these happen to put a smile on your face then… Continue

Added by alice on May 24, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Free Apple Camp for Kids!

If you want your kid to get creative on his Mac, send him to Apple Camp for three hours and he may just surprise you when he comes back with mad skills. This summer, Apple will teach your kid how to make a movie (future director!), create a photo slideshow (future photographer!), write and record a song (future rock star!) and put together a presentation (manager? oh yes,… Continue

Added by alice on May 22, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

French Red Cross: People are Made to Stand

From the French Red Cross comes this short commercial called People are Made to Stand. In :30s they not only give me a greater appreciation for the Red Cross, they remind that we're all here to help each other.

A campaign conducted by TBWA.

[Via Direto de… Continue

Added by alice on May 22, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Life Captured

Love this ad from No Method. It tell me that even in crazy, chaotic times (or maybe especially), to always remember those special moments in my life. (A concept for Sony Ericsson C905.)

[Via Dirty… Continue

Added by alice on May 22, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

EyeStop: A Futuristic Bus Stop is Here (4 Photos)

I'm super psyched about this futuristic bus stop MIT architects and engineers have created called the EyeStop. It's an interactive bus stop designed for the city of Florence. Using state of the art technologies, riders will be able to plan bus trips using interactive maps, plan a bus trip on an interactive map, exchange community‐relevant information on a digital message board, surf the web, monitor their real time exposure to pollutants and use…


Added by alice on May 22, 2009 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

BMW Baby Racer II: Has BMW Gone Too Far?

Ok BMW you have got to be kidding me with this baby car. No really? Let's get one thing straight. I am a loyal fan of your cars. Hubster and I adore our Beemers. But what the hell is this?

Sure the Baby Racer II features actual rubber tires to provides extra grip and handling in the corners and I like how its suppose to be considerably quieter than their… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 9:30pm — 4 Comments

Sliced Bread Notebook: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread!

How great is this? It's the sliced bread notebook - a set of 12 notepads all packaged together to look like a loaf of bread. Use a different notebook each month for one year. Super simple, super cool.…


Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 5:00pm — No Comments

Glamour Lives On

Just a breathtaking picture of the hottest couple in Hollywood.

Angelina Jolie dazzles in a beautiful Versace dress while Brad Pitt looks dapper in Tom Ford. The photo was taken at the premiere of Brad's new movie, Inglourious Basterds, during the 2009 Cannes Film Festival on Wednesday afternoon (May 20) in Cannes,… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

Simple and Sweet Graphic Design - Christopher David Ryan (20 Total)

Does art have to get any more complicated than this? Christopher David Ryan is a graphic artist based in Maine who describes himself as "a daydreamer, pseudo-scientist, wanna-be astronaut and untrained intellectual." He cites music, the universe, the human condition and natural phenomena as things that inspire his work. We love his simple design and sweet messages of…


Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 3:30pm — No Comments

If Beds Could Talk...

What would happen if suddenly our beds could talk to us? Perhaps they'd say something like this.

[Via… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 3:00pm — No Comments

A Touching Commercial That''ll Make You Cry Then Buy Pantene Shampoo

Wow, talk about some powerful advertising. This Thai commerical from Pantene is beautiful because it tells a moving story about a deaf and mute girl who learns to play the violin against all odds. Holy crap. I need some… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

10 Hidden Stories in Busy Landscapes - Rod Hunt

Zombie Apocalypse!

If there is one illustrator who has that rare ability to look into the future, my bet's on Rod Hunt. Hailing from the UK, Hunt has built a solid reputation for creating retro illustrations filled with detailed characters and hidden meanings. His work makes you want to find the little stories among the characters and then asks you to step back and try and understand the piece as a whole. What is Hunt trying to tell us about our past, present…


Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Darth Maul - A Tricked Out BMW M3

Help a girl out on this one. What do you think about this pimped out M3? The Canadian tuners from MWDesign have released a tuning program for the BMW M3 Coupe (E92). Dubbed “Darth Maul”, this bad-boy is painted in Jerez Black and features a new Amuse Ericsson front bumper with orange highlights, exclusive carbon fiber side vents, a new rear diffuser, a pair of carbon…


Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

A Masterplan for Mecca Leaked to YouTube

An amazing video of Atkins' proposed redesign for Mecca has been leaked onto the internet.

As Fast Company states:

"Because of the extreme sensitivity of the… Continue

Added by alice on May 21, 2009 at 9:09am — 2 Comments

Virgin America Becomes the First Airline to Offer Wi-Fi On All Flights

Lots of love to Virgin for being the first airline to offer wi-fi on all of their flights. Who better to make the big announcement than the queen of all media, Oprah? Watch her show tomorrow to see her skype with a Virgin airline attendant.

So how much is it going to cost?

$7.95 for handheld devices (regardless of flight time)

$9.95 for… Continue

Added by alice on May 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — No Comments

No plans for Memorial Day Eve? Now you do.

Some of our very own Met members, Victor and Arlene, are spinning some phat beats this Sunday at Halo in Hollywood! Come out and support them. You get Monday off, people, so there's not excuse not to party!

You can get on the… Continue

Added by alice on May 20, 2009 at 10:00pm — 4 Comments

A Window Display That'll Brighten Your Day

The Young Creative Network (YCN) just opened its newly renovated headquarters at 72 Rivington Street in London. The multi - purpose space is comprised of a public ground floor, two floors of studio and a rooftop. The ground floor provides an exhibition space for designers, illustrators and other…


Added by alice on May 20, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

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