Alice's Blog – July 2010 Archive (83)

Everyday Objects Looking for Love

We Were Made For Each Other



Terry Border is back with a new set of hilarious photos where he makes everyday objects come alive! This time they're on the hunt for romance, looking for love in the unlikeliest of places. As always, Border makes us laugh with his clever creations.



We caught up with him recently to get to know the artist a bit more. Now that we've posted on…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Thank you, July's Top Rock Star Bloggers!

Eugene and I wanted to send a special shout out to Nikhil (aka thinkpossitive), Mike Gusto and wishNYa for being this month's top Rock Star Bloggers! You guys provided some… Continue

Added by alice on July 31, 2010 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Richard Avedon's Fantastic Fable



The late American photographer Richard Avedon will always be remembered for revolutionizing fashion photography and for pushing its boundaries. Back in November 1995, The New Yorker devoted a large portion of their magazine to Avedon's work. It was a timeless fable involving two characters, Mr. & Mrs. Comfort, and their tumultuous love affair. Many believed that…

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Added by alice on July 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

The Ghosts of World War II



Taking old World War II photos, Russian photographer Sergey Larenkov carefully photoshops them over more recent shots to make the past come alive. Not only do we get to experience places like Berlin, Prague, and Vienna in ways we could have never imagined, more importantly, we are able to appreciate our shared history in a whole new and unbelievably meaningful way.…

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Added by alice on July 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 30 Comments

Fantastic Furry Monsters by Lisa Evans (12 total)

UK-based illustrator Lisa Evans has a knack for creating fantastic furry friends living in worlds filled with whimsy and wonder. Though in her earlier work she mainly illustrated using traditional tools like pencil, pen, and paint, these days she's been refining her digital skills, pushing forward into both 2D and 3D graphics. As she says, "Nowadays 90% of my 2D work… Continue

Added by alice on July 30, 2010 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

3,960 Books Make a Giant Sculpture

If you happen to live up in Northern California, you may have heard about the recent opening of the Walnut Creek library. The $40 million dollar library houses 17 original works of art at a cost of $300,000. Described as elegant, clean and refined as the stores that surround it, this library is meant to be a destination.



An eye-catching two-story-high sculpture… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

The Namib Desert Indoors (12 photos)

Inspired by an article he read about abandoned diamond mines in Namibia, photographer Álvaro Sánchez-Montañés wanted to learn more. In his magazine he had only stumbled across one picture of Kolmanskop, a now ghost town in southern Namibia that had once been a rich mining village. Online he found a treasure trove of interesting photos and at that moment promised… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2010 at 2:30pm — 10 Comments

Toy Story 3 and Inception: A Brilliant Movie Mashup



In one of the best movie mashups we've seen, the scary sounds of Inception and the creepy footage of Toy Story 3 get edited together. Leonardo as Ken and Ellen Page as Barbie are brilliant!



Best part? The sneezing elephant at 1:06.



via Inside… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Dwell's New Video Series is Colorful!

Dwell presents their first video in a three-part series about color. Senior editor Aaron Britt drops by the Josef and Anni Albers Foundation to discuss the life and work of German-born American artist Josef Albers, who is often referred to as the 'Father of Color Theory'. Will give you a great appreciation not just for color but for Albers - his values, beliefs and incredible passion.



The video is well-executed and quite… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2010 at 9:00am — No Comments

Norman Rockwell's Timeless Paintings (21 total)

The Flirt

Reflecting the shared experiences we have throughout our lives, Norman Rockwell's paintings are truly timeless. As the ultimate storyteller, Rockwell turned everyday life experiences into works of art, making us not only reminisce about a simpler time but giving us hope that a life full of optimism, hope and happiness could exist.



Lucky… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Ben Eine's Happy Street Art (5 pics)

In case you haven't heard, a relatively unknown street artist named Ben Eine was recently rocketed to fame. How? The new UK Prime Minister David Cameron gave one of Eine's paintings to President Obama. As he says, "You wake up one morning as a street artist known to few outside the aficionados of Britain's urban art scene, and go to bed as the man whose work the new… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Stunning Surrealism by Eric Fortune (15 total)

If someone could look into our dreams and paint what they see, I'm sure that would be artist Eric Fortune. Creating beautiful worlds using acrylic on watercolor paper, Fortune has his heroes and heroines jumping off bridges and wading through murky water. Look closely at some of his paintings and you'll even notice something slightly off - sliced body parts. Fortune… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Creative Ad: Axe Hides 10 Hot Girls



Axe gets creative with this video that hides 10 hot girls in one oblivious guy's apartment. Can you spot them?



They sure have taken body wallpaper art to a whole new… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Inception's Sound Design



If you've watched Inception, you'll enjoy the story of their sound. Not only will you get to see some cool, behind-the-scenes footage, you'll come to appreciate all the intricate details that make us Christopher Nolan's masterpiece.



Spoiler Alert: If you haven't seen the film, this video contains a lot of scenes you should first see on the big… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Mesmerizing Mixed Media Portraits (12 total)

Using a variety of different tools including a bic pen, watercolors and Chinese ink, artist Florian Nicolle creates amazing, mixed media portraits. After a rigorous amount of drawing and painting, she then adds texture and detail using Photoshop.



As she explains to us, "I try to create an image that retains its freshness of the first paint stroke, the… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2010 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Inspirational Summer Photos by Jake Stangel

If Jake Stangel's photos don't make you want to head out to your nearest ocean or lake, I don't know what will. Stangel's a Portland, Oregon-based photographer who's client roster includes everyone from Nike, Burton Snowboards, Monocle Magazine and SPIN. Love his crisp photos.…

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Added by alice on July 26, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Beauty and Stillness of Nature (12 total)

Take a look at Los Angeles-based artist Scott Belcastro's paintings and you'll feel a calmness come over you. Inspired by the woodlands of New York's upstate region, where he grew up, Belcastro tell stories of silence, loneliness and a struggle for something within ourselves. Using nature as his backdrop, Belcastro makes us long for a simpler life, doesn't… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

4 New Minimalist Movie Posters

Toronto-based designer Ibraheem Youssef just recently released a new set of minimalist movie posters. For those of you who are unfamiliar with his work, he's also the one behind those cool, retro-modern Tarantino movie posters. I particularly love his color choices and his clever and… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2010 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Summer Self Portraits by Yulia Gorodinski



Though it wasn't too long ago that Eugene introduced us to the stunning self-portraits of Russia-born photographer Yulia Gorodinski, I couldn't help but want to share these new photos from her. I love the vintage feel to her photos, the way she highlights certain parts of her body, and her…

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Added by alice on July 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Joseph Gordon-Levitt in Details Magazine (7 photos)

Though most girls swooned over Leonardo in Inception, there was another talented and handsome actor that caught my eye. When did Joseph Gordon-Levitt, formerly from 3rd Rock From the Sun, turn into a confidant, young man? Now, the 29-year-old actor gets the attention he deserves with a recent photo shoot and article in Details Magazine. Norman Jean Roy… Continue

Added by alice on July 25, 2010 at 9:30am — 7 Comments

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