Alice's Blog – September 2009 Archive (88)

Creative Ads: A Cat's Revenge (2 pics)



Here are a few cute ads from Céline Artigau for Pedigree. The caption reads, "Perhaps it's time to turn to Pedigree light dog food." All I can think of is my poor, chubby dog!



Conception : Céline Artigau

Art Direction : Jessica Gérard, Céline Artigau

Creative Director : Éric Vervroegen

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Added by alice on September 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

The Apple That's One in a Million

Have you seen this awesome apple? A random genetic mutation caused this apple to have two colors, split perfectly in the middle. It turned up in the village of Colaton Raleigh, Devon UK where Mr Morrish, 72, who has been harvesting the apples from trees in his garden for 45 years, was picking a few apples for his sister-in-law.



Mr Morrish said: "I couldn't… Continue

Added by alice on September 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

It's a Whimsical World - Vogue Korea, Oct 09 (8 pics)



Just like photographer Tim Walker's Tim Burton inspired spread in the October issue of Harper's Bazaar, Tony Kim brings out the weird but wonderful side of fashion with this photo set for Vogue Korea. Featuring model Coco Rocha, this spread seems to have even been…

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Added by alice on September 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Disney is offering 1 million volunteers FREE admission in 2010

In order to spur people to volunteer, Disney is giving away 1,000,000 FREE one-day tickets. The "Give a Day, Get a Disney Day" program will provide certified volunteers with a one-day ticket to any park at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif., or Walt Disney World near Orlando, Fla., in 2010.



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Added by alice on September 29, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Saying Goodbye to Summer with Ana Beatriz Barros



Move on over Gisele and Alessandra Ambrosio, 'cause I've got a major girl crush on Ana Beatriz Barros. The Brazilian model, best known for her work with Guess?, Bebe, Victoria's Secret, is a gorgeous vision in this Spring/Summer 09 ad campaign for Accessorize. Now that we've officially moved out of summer and into fall, I thought I'd give you one last beautiful…

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Added by alice on September 28, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Mother Nature is the Ultimate Artist - Imapix (10 pics)



If you ever need a virtual vacation, go to Flickr and check out the photostream of Gaëtan Bourque (aka Imapix). A self-professed amateur photographer from Canada, Imapix will dazzle you with his use of light, color and composition. His photos make you feel like you're taking in a big breath of fresh…

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Added by alice on September 28, 2009 at 7:30am — 5 Comments

Pic of the Day: Alessandra Ambrosio Wants You to Stay in Bed

Alessandra Ambrosio wants to wish you a wonderful and relaxing Sunday. (On a side note, it really should be illegal to be this hot.)

Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Clever Design: Whale Flower Vase (4 pics)



How I'd love to have this sitting on my desk! This whale flower vase was created by Alessandro Bêda from Lisboa, Portugal. The two-piece flower vase has a blowhole for flowers and comes in either black or white. Simple, elegant and clever!…

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Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

A Wonderful World in Motion

Photo by algenon5



Though often times we're entranced by photos that are taken at a precise moment, we're also completely in love with photos that capture motion. Usually referred to as motion blur, this effect is achieved by slowing down the shutter speed or employing some…

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Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Google Misspells Their Name To Celebrate Their 11th Birthday

What a fun little idea. If you're one of the gajallion people who use Google today you'll notice that they misspelled their name! In order to commemorate their 11th birthday, they used two 11 to create "Goog11e." Happy Birthday, big… Continue

Added by alice on September 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

LOL! 7 Illustrators With a Great Sense of Humor

Today, I bring you some of the wittiest and cleverest graphic designers and illustrators around. What these designers and illustrators do so well is not just communicate a message, they make us laugh out loud with their hilarious take on life. Engaging, fun and imaginative, they take illustrations to a whole new level. From witty pop-culture references to the amazing use… Continue

Added by alice on September 25, 2009 at 8:00am — 3 Comments

Paul Smith Joins Evian's Designer Bottle Series

If you're one of those people who doesn't believe art and commerce can exist in the same space, you have not seen Evian's designer bottle series! Paul Smith's design is the third in a series of designer bottles commissioned by Evian, following one by Christian Lacroix in 2008 and last year's model by Jean Paul Gaultier. Here, I've lined them all up for you.



Don't you just love how Paul Smith dressed up the bottle with his signature… Continue

Added by alice on September 25, 2009 at 7:37am — 3 Comments

The Hello Kitty Art Show is Coming!

Three Apples is a multi-dimensional exhibition and celebration of all things Hello Kitty running from October 23 to November 15. The three week celebration will kick-off with a VIP event, followed by a residence at Royal/T cafe / shop / art space in Culver City, CA. Three Apples is open to the public and free of charge and will feature an art exhibition, unique product… Continue

Added by alice on September 25, 2009 at 7:00am — No Comments

Honda's U3-X is the Human Transportation Device From the Future!

If the unicycle and Segway had a baby, it would look like Honda's new U3-X. With a simple lean, the device moves forward, backward, side-to-side and diagonally. How? The large wheel is actually made up of several small wheels in a series, which can rotate independently. As of right now, the U3-X gets a single hour of battery and weighs under 22 pounds. Top speed on this… Continue

Added by alice on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Introducing Microsoft's Secret Tablet, Courier

Wow, this baby looks cool! While everyone is holding their breath for the Apple tablet, Microsoft unveils their concept called Courier. Gizmodo got the first sneak peek, which they're calling more "booklet" than "tablet."



"The dual 7-inch (or so)… Continue

Added by alice on September 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

25 Magnificent Modern Day Movie Illustrations

While putting together this post, I had a hard time with the title. I was going to include the words retro or vintage but then I thought - Are most of these retro or are some of these modern? Here was my conclusion: While some of these illustrations have that retro-feel, most are a modern take on a movie classic.



What these artists have done so well is take a… Continue

Added by alice on September 23, 2009 at 11:00pm — 3 Comments

She's Keeping Dark Secrets - Lilya Corneli (10 pics)



Gorgeously poetic, Lilya Corneli's photos will undoubtedly stir an emotion in you. It's almost as if each of the woman in her photos are holding a deep, dark secret. Burdened with carrying these secrets, she struggles.



Photographer Lily Corneli's unique perspective has been "shaped by everything that has challenged her, or carried her, hurt her or given her…

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Added by alice on September 23, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Nike Makes "Trash Talk" (Video Inside)

Here's an interesting video we happened to miss last year, when it first aired. Nike dives into its trash bins and creates a limited edition shoe that sells out! Nike asked basketball star Steve Nash to help develop and promote the shoe, called Trash Talk. Trash Talk is the first performance basketball shoe made from manufacturing waste.



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Added by alice on September 23, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Five Main Differences Between Art and Design

If you've ever been curious about what the difference is between art and design, check out what Web Designer Depot has to say. I'm a huge fan of both art and design myself and this article really helped me figure out what the difference is between the… Continue

Added by alice on September 22, 2009 at 2:43pm — 3 Comments

Incredible Modern Day Mosaics - Charis Tsevis (10 total)

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Charis Tsevis is a Greek artist who creates incredible modern day mosaics for everyone from Time magazine and Sports Illustrated to IKEA and Toyota. A part time professor and a regular columnist to some of the most respected design and computer magazines in Greece, Tsevis doesn't just spend his days creating art. In fact, reading through… Continue

Added by alice on September 22, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

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