Alice's Blog – July 2009 Archive (145)

Sleek! LG's New Chocolate Phone (3 pics + video)

Sleek and pretty enough to eat! LG just recently started showing off pictures and video of its new BL40 phone (also simply known as the new "Chocolate"). What can you expect from this fourth handset of the Black Label Series?



- Enlarged 4.0-inch wide screen

- No need to scroll horizontally to read entire web pages.

- Dual Screen UI: users can… Continue

Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

The Standard Hotel & Quiksilver Swimwear Vending Machine

The Standard and Quicksilver have partnered up to release an exclusive line of board shorts and bikinis sold in poolside vending machines at their Los Angeles, Hollywood, Miami, and New York City hotel locations. Coolest part? The board shorts also have specially written addresses of local must-see hot… Continue

Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Light Skinned Beauty - Marc Philbert

Could this be the next trend in photography? Projected images are carefully selected then placed on bodies instantly transforming them into beautiful works of art. Of course, it also helps that Marc Philbert chooses some gorgeous women to start with!…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

Major Tim Burton Exhibition at MOMA NY

Johnny Depp with Tim Burton

Mark your calendars and make your way to New York in November for the Tim Burton gallery exhibition. The Museum of Modern Art will present a major exhibition exploring the full scale of filmmaker Tim Burton’s career. You'll get to see inside the head of one of our most creative filmmakers and see how this man of many trades… Continue

Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Mad Men Yourself!

If you're looking to shake up your profile picture on facebook, twitter or right here at theMET, head on over to Mad Men Yourself. It's a quick and easy way to have a little fun on this Friday. Plus the music's kinda groovy on their site.… Continue

Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Stunning Structure at Serpentine Gallery



Not only is the artwork of Jeff Koons currently showing at the Serpentine Gallery in London, if you happen to take a stroll right outside, through Kensington Garden, you'll also see a temporary structure created by…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

Johnny Cupcakes - A Man, A Mission

For those of you that are here for that daily dose of inspiration, I bring you the story of Johnny Cupcakes. You may have heard of this boy who with just $6,700 and a dream, created a company that last year brought in over $3 million dollars in revenue. Inc. Magazine has… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2009 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

6 Cool Sam Flores T-Shirts

Kid Dragon

If you're looking to shake up your wardrobe, check out these cool Sam Flores t-shirts. What better way to show your love and appreciation for his art than to wear one of these?



Sam Flores was born in 1975, immersed in the stark beauty of the New Mexico desert. In 1995, he migrated to San Francisco seeking the bohemian lifestyle of the… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2009 at 9:00pm — 1 Comment

FOUND! The World's Most Coolest Dad



A beer, a baby and an amazing foul ball catch. Aside from Mark Huckabee, this is the world's most coolest dad. (At the Philies-Arizona game last night.)…



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Added by alice on July 29, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

LEGO Toy Story Minifigs Coming In 2010 (4 pics)



Back in February LEGO and Disney announced a strategic partnership that will see LEGO producing sets based on Disney’s vast portfolio. Starting in 2010, LEGO will put out kits based upon the Toy Story, Cars, and upcoming Prince of Persia movie. First up is Toy Story LEGOs that's set to launch in January 2010. Recently, LEGO provided a set of their production photos…

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Added by alice on July 29, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Coffee Cup Art - Cheeming Boey

Cheeming Boey is a Malaysian artist who's medium of choice is a polystyrene foam cup. His first piece of cup art can be traced back to an Irvine trash can in 2006. He had just moved here from Malaysia. He found himself at a little coffee shop, sat down to watch people and doodle. But Boey had no paper. So he grabbed a trashed cup and began drawing. Suddenly, a light bulb went off in his head.



“I knew I was onto something,” says Boey, 31, of… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Yippee! Free Wi-Fi in All Barnes & Noble Stores

Ah..what's better than free wi-fi! Big ups to Barnes & Noble for offering free Wi-Fi in all 777 of its stores throughout the United States. Barnes & Noble said on Tuesday that it had signed a strategic agreement with AT&T to provide free Wi-Fi to all customers in its stores.



Steve Riggio, chief executive of Barnes & Noble, said the company… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

How Modern Day Kids Learn the Alphabet

Gone are the days when A stood for Apple, the fruit. Now it stands for Apple, the computer company. If your kid is growing up in this modern world, they'll probably learn the alphabet this way. (Is it only me who finds this totally cool but also depressing?)



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Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment

Ceramic Stories - Kim Simonsson

"Guardian Angel"

Kim Simonsoon is a young Finnish sculptor who lives in Helsinki. He makes striking ceramic sculptures of cute, big-eyed young girls and deer, derived from Japanese manga comics. His work questions the role of the child and nature in the modern world.



“Authority in its’ many forms fascinates me and in my works I want to reverse the common beliefs by…

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

Depressed Ronald McDonald Appears In Front Of the Bristol Museum



If you happen to go to the Bristol Museum to see Banksy's new show, look up and you'll see this distraught Ronald McDonald sitting on top of the main entrance. With mascara-stained tears running down its cheeks and a half-drunk bottle of Bell's whisky standing next to it, this is one Ronald you'd never see inside a McDs!…

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Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

Morgans Hotel Group Asks, "Who Do You Want To Be?"

If you've been daydreaming about that secret weekend getaway but have been waiting for the right moment, now is the time. There are so many great experiences boutique hotels are offering! Rather than drop their prices and then worry about increasing them later on (when the economy picks up), a lot of hotels are giving you more for your money, providing more meaningful… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Untamed!: Steve Bloom's Amazing Animal Photos



For more than ten years, photographer Steve Bloom traveled all over the world, roaming through the jungles of Borneo, the African savannahs, and the frozen banks of Antarctica to assemble this breathtaking collection of photographs of animals in their natural environment. His book, called Untamed, is a collection of 200 of his best photographs that bring to life a…

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Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 6 Comments

An Emoticon Love Story - Tal Drori



Tal Drori is an illustrator, an interaction designer and a graphic designer based in Milan. Using familiar emoticon faces, she takes us on a journey through love and makes us remember that, as different as we are, we all share similar experiences.…

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Added by alice on July 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Kid's Repubilc in Beijing: The Coolest Kids Bookstore



File this under, where was this when I was a kid? Kid's Repubilc in Beijing is a bright and colorful bookstore that was carefully constructed to create a beautiful experience. Twelve colored ribbons, 100-meters long, flow through the store, whirling and twirling and guiding children to pockets of beautiful space.



It's a bookstore meant to be enjoyed by…

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

Beautiful Laos - Ben Visbeek (10 pics)

Little cowboy watching over his cattle

Ben Visbeek is a photographer who lives in Amsterdam. Here he takes us on a journey through beautiful Laos - capturing the raw beauty of the country and its people. Though I've traveled all through Asia, I've never had a chance to visit this beautiful country but thanks to the internet and talented photographers like… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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