Alice's Blog – July 2011 Archive (96)

The World's Largest Aquarium





Let's add it to the bucket list! The Georgia Aquarium, located in Atlanta, Georgia, USA is the world's largest aquarium with more than 8.5 million US gallons of marine and fresh water housing more than 120,000 animals of 500 different species. The stars? Four young whale sharks, four beluga whales, and four manta rays. (This aquarium is the only institution outside of Asia to house whale…

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Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 10:00am — 4 Comments

An Old KISS Tape Comes to Life!



How sweet is this? As fans of everyday objects coming to life, we couldn't help but love this rockin' out KISS tape by Brazil-based Fabricio Duque. Note that this 3D illustration even has a miniature reproduction of Gene Simmon's trademark Axe Bass! Love his stance.



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Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Sexy and Seductive Faces



Belgium-born artist Anja Van Herle is the person behind sexy and seductive paintings. Currently based in Los Angeles, the artist has the ability to bring her European sense of high fashion together with an American sense of wonder to create beautiful works that explore issues like identity, emotion and human relationships.



"My work is an attempt to capture the complexity of emotions that… Continue

Added by alice on July 30, 2011 at 8:30am — 2 Comments

Inspirational Links of the Week #4



What are you up to this weekend? I received some cool news today. I'm going to interview an artist and get a personal tour of his headquarters one week from today. Where you might ask? You'll just have to wait and see. (It's been on my bucket list, however, so you know it's going to be good!)



Today, we're rounding up some of the coolest links around that we hope will inspire you and get your creative juices flowing. Most of the time, these links will come from… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Getting Lost in Europe



Late last year, Canada-based photographer Todd Korol had an epiphany. He realized that he just wasn't going to Europe enough. The photographer felt as though that there's so much of Europe to discover that he decided that once a year, he would travel there and simply take photos from morning till night. Korol would allow himself to get lost in European cities, letting himself by surprised by the next… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Surreal Self-Portraits by a 16-Year-Old



Wow, to have this much talent at 16! Duisburg, Germany-based Phillip Schumacher is a young teenager who, for the past two years, has been placing himself and his friends in beautifully magical scenes. Inspired by famous Flickr photographers like Alex Stoddard,… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 10:00am — 8 Comments

Here's Where I Live...Lived



You know that print or piece of art you wish you had bought? Well, for me, this is one of them. Kevin Tong created two posters for the Crazy for Cult 5 show at 1988 Gallery in Los Angeles, both of which have sold out. One was inspired by the movie Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind and the other for Being… Continue

Added by alice on July 29, 2011 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Suspended Wildlife at National Museum of Scotland



Tomorrow, July 29, the redesigned National Museum of Scotland will open and with it, at least 8,000 objects of which 80% will go on display for the first time in generations. Visitors will be able to experience 16 new galleries as they take in everything from a life-sized skeleton cast of a Tyrannosaurus Rex to specimens collected by Charles Darwin.



Dr Gordon Rintoul, National… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Portraits of Harley-Davidson Riders



Last year, French photographer Sacha Goldberger had one incredibly busy summer. In addition to his popular Joggers series, Goldberger decided that he would take professional portraits of 80 Harley-Davidson riders from France. These Harley enthusiasts were not just captured face on, they were also… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Top 10 Products for the Perfect Office



If you could put together the perfect office, which products would you choose? Tasked with that question, we came up with 10 awesome items that we think you're going to love. From digital wireless speakers with dynamic bass and sound to a desk that slides to fit your body (no more hunching!), these products were carefully selected with you, the modern professional, in… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

London 2012: One Year to Go



The excitement is building! Can you believe that we're now less than one year away from the start of the 2012 Olympic Games? London has already started the final countdown with "One year to go" celebrations throughout the city. (The Games will begin July 27, 2012.) According to CNN, "14,700… Continue

Added by alice on July 28, 2011 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

The Happy Pear Project

Weightless



Next time you need a little pick me up, may we suggest you look to Yeoh Gh's illustrations of a one, Mr. Pear? Started about a year ago as one of many fruit character illustration for one of his clients, Gh ended up loving his pear character so much that he carries it on to this day as a personal project.



"I want to bring joy and happiness to people in this… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Taking in the World



Look though Daniel Gebhart de Koekkoek's website and you'll find a set called The Days Off under his Personal section. If photos can do anything, they can transport you to another time and place, making you recall fond memories you've long forgotten; the sweet smell of summer vacation, staring out into a vast and never-ending ocean, standing in complete awe as you take in the beauty of this… Continue

Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Minimalist Fairy Tale Posters





We'll always have a soft spot for minimalist movie posters. (See here, here and here.) But…

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Added by alice on July 27, 2011 at 8:00am — 4 Comments

YPOC's Visual Storytellers Contest: Best of Week 3



This contest is sponsored by YPOC.com, believers that art is all around us just waiting to be made.



Wow, can you believe we're at the home stretch of YPOC's Visual Storyteller's contest? Week 3 had so many strong entries… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Beautiful WWF Video: The World is Where We Live

This short video from WWF, titled The World is Where We Live, simply and artistically shows us that we are all connected. Wonderful.



The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is an organization whose mission is to halt and reverse the destruction of our environment. Among other issues, it's concerned with endangered species, pollution and climate… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Saul Bass Meets Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles



Many of today's artists and designers have and will always be inspired by the one and only Saul Bass, an American graphic designer and filmmaker who was best known for designing innovative title sequences and posters for movies like North by Northwest, Vertigo, and Psycho.



Nathan Boyd is one of Bass' admirers. "Saul Bass just blows my mind!," he tells us.… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 9:00am — 2 Comments

Surreal Moving Away Portraits



Right now, over on Eye Buy Art's front page, an interesting series by photographer Adam Rankin is being featured. It's a sad and somewhat surreal set of portraits taken in the weeks leading up to the sale of Rankin's family home.



"In each portrait, the subject floats above and through a shared memory, heading towards something new… Continue

Added by alice on July 26, 2011 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Oil Bikinis in Surfrider Calendar

Though to many, the very idea of oil bikinis may seem a bit ridiculous, you can't help but be mesmerized by this creative calendar for the Surfrider Foundation in Europe. (The organization's mission is to protect the ocean and its coastlines.)



Highlighting last year's catastrophic oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, the calendar shows scantily clad models wearing nothing but oil. It was designed to help recruit new volunteers to the Surfrider Foundation.…



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Added by alice on July 25, 2011 at 6:30pm — 3 Comments

Raw Wildlife Photography



Michael Poliza isn't one of those photographers who was born into the trade. In fact, as a teenager, he was a well-known actor in Germany who appeared in more than 100 television shows and films. Later, Poliza would become a successful businessman, working in the IT sector. It was only during his third career that he found his true calling as a photographer. That was only five years… Continue

Added by alice on July 25, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

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