Alice's Blog – August 2012 Archive (72)

Adrenaline-Filled Photos Taken Inside the DJ Booth



As the number one DJ photographer in the world, you could say that Rukes, who you may remember from this post, has special privileges. But then again, who else has a client list that includes Swedish House Mafia, Deadmau5, Dirty South and Kaskade? On Thursday, August 30, W Hotel in…

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Added by alice on August 31, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

30 Giant Pairs of Animal Eyes Glow in Singapore

As part of Nights Light 2012, a festival in Singapore that features light installations around Singapore Art Museum (SAM) and School of the Arts (SOTA), WOKmedia created an installation that's fun and quirky. Night Watch consists of 30 giant pairs of animal eyes peering out from the corridors of the museum, illuminating the night sky. Based on the eyeball patterns of…

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Added by alice on August 31, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Sweetly Sleeping Newborns

Update: Per the photographer's request, the images have been removed from this post.

Not since coming across the work of Tracy Raver back in March of 2009, have I found newborn photography as sweet and adorable as this. 36-year-old ex-mortgage broker Maria Murray captures newborns, mostly under two weeks old, in the moments right after they fall asleep. Called the "baby…

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Added by alice on August 31, 2012 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Clever Illustrations with Double Interpretations

Woman or Face?

Italian artist Fabio D'Altilia, who also just happens to be the head of art in an international advertising agency, just sent us this clever set of illustrations. Inspired by Gestalt psychology, he's created a fun set that will make you look twice at each image. In particular, D'Altilia addresses multistable perception, which is…

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Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

Pretty Origami Typography Spotted in San Francisco Street

Art group TheUpsideUp somehow managed to combine three of our favorite subjects into one beautiful new installation - street art, origami and typography. First spotted this past Tuesday morning in San Francisco, on Asian Art Museum's exterior wall, the pretty 3-D art installation was thought to be the work of Parisian origami artist Mademoiselle Maurice…

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Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Thought-Provoking Cross Sculpture Casts Shocking Shadows

Georgia-based artist Michael Murphy, the one behind those amazing multi-layered sculptures is back with one thought-provoking piece. This new site specific installation was commissioned by UNC Charlotte for the art…

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Added by alice on August 30, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Colorful Posters to Brighten Up Your Day



While on the hunt for some colorful posters, I came across these prints by Showler & Showler. Founded in 2006 by husband and wife team Tom and Hannah Showler, the company sells posters that are guaranteed to brighten up your day. The couple currently lives in the Kentish countryside (an area of north west London) where they're raising their 4-year-old son, who, I'm sure, provides…

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Added by alice on August 29, 2012 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Russia's Futuristic QR Code Covered Pavilion



Certainly one of the most eye-catching out of the over 50 national pavilions at this year's Venice Architecture Biennale is the one representing Russia. Dubbed "easily the most popular pavilion in the Giardini" by World Architects, Russia's pavilion shocks its visitors as every surface inside of it is covered in QR codes. Visitors are encouraged to enter the innovation city…

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Added by alice on August 29, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

Mesmerizing Interactive Wall of Water



Copenhagen, Denmark-born artist Jeppe Hein is one of those artists that doesn't just want you to look at his artwork, he wants you to interact with them. Known for his sculptures and installations where art, architecture, and technical inventions intersect, he's the one behind some of the most interesting benches, mirrors and fountains you'll ever come across.

In Triangular…

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Added by alice on August 29, 2012 at 7:30am — No Comments

Amazing Two-Face Steel Wire Sculpture



Artist Gavin Worth just reached out to us to tell us about latest sculpture or should we say sculptures. When we first came across his steel wire sculptures, we were amazed at not only his craftsmanship but about the stories each told, simple human moments that appeared to be both strong and…

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Added by alice on August 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Paris as a Color Palette

Take a trip with us to Paris without leaving your desk! Photographer Nichole Robertson (wife of Evan Robertson from that clever Underlined Book Quotes poster series) invites us to take a journey with her to the most romantic city in the world. By capturing Paris by…

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Added by alice on August 28, 2012 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Mind-bending Mirrored Entranceway in Japan



Officially opened this past April, Tokyu Plaza Omotesando Harajuku is a shopping complex that has one of the most mind-bending entrances we've ever seen! Ride the escalator up (or down) and you'll be enveloped into a kaleidoscope of mirrors that's sure to throw you off balance. The mirrors don't just reflect all…

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Added by alice on August 28, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Top 10 Designers to Follow on Pinterest



Ask anyone what’s the hottest social network around and they’ll, no doubt, say Pinterest. Today, we take a look at 10 designers who’ve been using Pinterest to, not only save their favorite images, but to also share their exciting finds with the world. May their images inspire you to take on that home improvement project or just simplify your life.

See the list over at…

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Added by alice on August 28, 2012 at 8:12am — 1 Comment

Exquisite White House Sand Sculpture



Dan Doubleday and Meredith Corson of Sanding Ovations recently created an awesome sand sculpture of the White House (and the Lincoln Memorial) for the Republican National Convention. Found on the beach behind the Bilmar Beach Resort in Treasure Island, Florida , the impressive sculptures were made from 40 tons of sand. It took six days to complete the works which are now on…

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Added by alice on August 27, 2012 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Creative ABC Flash Cards for the Modern Baby



When did the letter A not stand for apple the fruit but Apple the brand? Cape Town, South Africa-based illustrator Emma Cook has created some awesome ABC flash cards for the modern baby. This "silly side project" was designed to show the ABCs with more culturally relevant examples. Though mostly made for designers, any geek, hipster, or person who spends most of their time behind a…

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Added by alice on August 27, 2012 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Houston Concert Stage Has Multiple Votexes



Last year, artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck, most famous for their mind-bending Tunnel House, gave the Houston community one incredibly cool place to see free concerts. Officially opened on October 1, 2011, 5th Ward Jam looks like an imploded barn but is actually a "ready-to-be-knocked down…

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Added by alice on August 27, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Sweet Art Tribute Dedicated to Neil Armstrong



As you may have heard, we lost a great one this weekend as American astronaut Neil Armstrong, the first person to walk on the Moon, passed away at age 82 due to complications from a recent heart surgery. Many fellow astronauts have been tweeting about Armstrong including Buzz Aldrin, who wrote, "I know I am joined by…

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Added by alice on August 27, 2012 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Cute Illustrations Show Avengers' Day Off



Don't we all need a little break? Minnesota-based illustrative designer Matt Kaufenberg has started a very cute series that shows what the Avengers (and their related characters) do on their day off. For example, he says, "Hulk loves to smash even on his day off. He especially loves playing Smash-A-Loki and beating Thor's high score. Nevermind that the 'whac-a-mole'…

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Added by alice on August 25, 2012 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Louis Vuitton Yayoi Kusama Stores Pop Up Around the World

Back in May, when Louis Vuitton announced that their latest artist collaboration would be with polka-dot crazy Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama (the artist who was behind that awesome stickers installation), we knew that they were going…

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Added by alice on August 25, 2012 at 8:30am — 1 Comment

Mysterious Ghosts Move About New York City

Starting September 13 and through November 17, Jackson Fine Art in Atlanta will exhibit City Stages, a ghostly series by photographer Matthew Pillsbury showing New York City and its inhabitants like we've never seen. Pillsbury's stark black…

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Added by alice on August 24, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments

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