Alice's Blog – December 2009 Archive (76)

Happy New Year! - Scarlett for Moët & Chandon (4 pics)



Who better to wish you a Happy New Years than Moët & Chandon’s first celebrity ambassador, Scarlett Johannsson? The campaign was shot by renowned photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. The duo are best known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women like the racy spread of…

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Added by alice on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Awesome Mash-up of Billboard's Top 25 Hits in 2009 - DJ Earworm



If you'd like to look back on 2009 with some poppy music, have I got a treat for you. DJ Earworm has created a mash-up of every single hit from Billboard's year end Top 25. You'll hear everything from Black Eyed Peas' "Boom Boom Pow" and "I Got a Feeling" to Beyonce's "Single Ladies," Taylor Swift's "You Belong With Me" and the Kings of Leon's "Use Somebody." Also featured are hits from Kanye West, Kelly Clarkson and, of course, Miss Lady Gaga.



If you enjoyed… Continue

Added by alice on December 31, 2009 at 9:17am — 1 Comment

Distressed Celebrities - Inez van Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin

Heath Ledger



Since beginning their collaboration in the late 1980s, photographers Vinoodh Matadin and Inez van Lamsweerde have become known for their edgy and creative photography which blurs the line between art and fashion. Now, almost two decades later, they're still pushing artistic boundaries as you can see from their recent (and slightly disturbing) Lanvin campaign.



My favorite…

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Added by alice on December 30, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Finding the Story in Faceless Photos (20 pics)



As it has been said many times over, a picture can tell a thousand words. Just by the body language or background of these photos, you can imagine a sweet or sorrowful story. Arms crossed or looking into the vast space, these people are remembering a tragic memory or a long lost love. The beauty of it all, of course, is that it is up to you to decide what that story…

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

Modern Home Design Inspiration on Flickr (5 links)

If you're one of those people who mourned the loss of Domino Magazine, you might be wondering where you can still get your home design fix. Sure there's Apartment Therapy but there's also plenty of inspiration to be found on Flickr. Check out these Flickr pages to get inspired!…



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Added by alice on December 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Never a Year Like '09 - JibJab



Let's take a look back at the craziness in 2009 with this hilarious video from JibJab.



"Octomom. Balloon Boy. Tiger Woods. If there's one thing for sure in this world, it's that as long as people are acting reckless, insane and just plain stupid (i.e. like people), there will always be plenty of material available for JibJab's annual "Year in Review" videos!" -… Continue

Added by alice on December 29, 2009 at 9:58am — 1 Comment

Creative Ad: Steaming McDonald's Coffee



Hang out at this Vancouver bus stop and you might be started by what you see. McDonalds and ad agency, Cossette, have created a bus shelter billboard featuring a cup of coffee that periodically expels steam and uncovers a hidden message! What does it say? “Your free coffee is ready." So, let me get this straight. Not only is this ad super cool...it's telling me I can pick up some free coffee? I'm lovin' it!



Via… Continue

Added by alice on December 28, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

The Coolest Clubhouse is Made Out of Crates (3 pics)

How does one look at a shipping container and see a public space? Just ask German artists Wolfgang Winter and Berthold Hörbelt who took hundreds of bottle crates and perched them on a shipping container, creating a cool clubhouse.



But this type of creative work isn't new to them. The artists create art landmarks for public spaces all over the world. They work to reclaim lost public spaces and open people's eyes to the fact that art… Continue

Added by alice on December 28, 2009 at 9:00am — 3 Comments

Sophisticated and Stylish Rooms By Frank Roop (10 pics)



How do you make your home look clean, comfortable, contemporary and stylish? Just ask Frank Roop. If you've ever lustfully looked through interior design magazines like Elle Décor, House Beautiful, or Metropolitan Home you've probably seen his work. His calm, colored rooms are carefully put together. Frank began his firm in 1998 after a career in fine men’s specialty…

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

Sleek Celebrity Portraiture - Raymond Meier (12 total)

Natalie Portman



Swiss-American photographer, Raymond Meier, has shot everything from architecture and still life to fashion throughout his illustrious career. As a contributing photographer to Vogue and The New York Times, his fashion photography stands out and has even gained him the respect of Anna Wintour, the tough as nails Editor-in-Chief of American Vogue.



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Added by alice on December 27, 2009 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Stargate Studios is the King of Green Screen



Hold on tight and get ready for an incredible experience! Stargate Studios, a high tech production company, takes us on a crazy ride with their Virtual Backlot demo reel. Their Virtual Backlot gives filmmakers unparalleled access to any location through a variety of techniques that range from totally immersive sequences shot entirely on green screen to simple set extensions that marry with photography. Using their Virtual Backlot Library, they blend together hundreds of… Continue

Added by alice on December 27, 2009 at 10:59am — No Comments

Lily Allen: Harper's Bazaar Russia, January 2010 (8 pics)



A little dark and a little naughty, rock star Lily Allen knows how to play it up for the camera. In this shoot for Harper's Bazaar, photographer Alan Gelati reminds us that glamour isn't picture perfect hair and make-up. Rather, it's when a 24 year old can show us just what it means to be that slightly rebellious…

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Added by alice on December 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Magic Mosaic Cups - Damjan Stanković (4 pics)

Now here's a clever idea! Serbian designer Damjan Stanković has created this cool drinking glass called Cipher, which recognizes drinks. Pixels on the glass get filled in as a drink gets poured. Hidden in those looks random colored pixels is a word: milk, juice, coca-cola or coffee!



How does it work? "The pattern of shapes and empty… Continue

Added by alice on December 26, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Captain EO Returns to Disneyland!

Now here's an early X-Mas gift from Disney! Per Disney's blog, Captain EO, the classic musical spectacular that thrilled Disneyland park guests from 1986 – 1997, will return for an exclusive, limited engagement at Disneyland park beginning in February 2010!… Continue

Added by alice on December 24, 2009 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Pretty Paper Princesses - Zoe Bradley (5 total)



Would you believe me if I told you that the Cinderella story was true? In this modern update to the classic fairy tale, Zoe Bradley is the Fairy Godmother who turns paper into beautiful ball gowns. How would one know it's a Zoe Bradley dress? Her signature style is seen in those pleats!…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2009 at 2:00pm — No Comments

The Art of Window Displays (15 Creative Examples)

Redefining everything we ever thought about window shopping, these creative window displays will stop anyone in their tracks. As a mix of art, fashion, design and marketing, they not only have to quickly grab our attention they must compel us to enter a store. By giving people an experience, these displays also have the important duty of helping define a brand's…

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Added by alice on December 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — 6 Comments

theMET's Top 10 Most Popular Posts Ever!

Day after day we scour the web, looking for stories about how people have taken something ordinary and turned it into something extraordinary. These can be everyone from professional photographers like Tim Walker or… Continue

Added by alice on December 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — 4 Comments

Gorgeous Engagement Session at Viceroy (5 pics)

Not only do I absolutely love the fact that this couple chose Viceroy in Santa Monica as their engagement photo shoot location, this post is extra special to me because it features one of my very best friends from high school. Grace and I have been friends for over 22 years! Through bad… Continue

Added by alice on December 21, 2009 at 11:30pm — No Comments

Pretty Postcards From Paris - Liz Rusby (5 pics)



Be whisked away to Paris for a day with Liz Rusby on Flickr. I can't get enough of her photos - the pinks tones and the texture she's added makes me feel like I've stepped into a beautiful dream...or at lease the perfect Paris postcard.…

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Added by alice on December 21, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Mario's Wardrobe Worries - Glen Brogan

What a fantastic new piece from artist Glen Brogan! Just what should Mario put on today? Guess it depends on his every-changing mood...



Per Glen, "I wanted to include as many of his power-ups as possible, but the main rule I had to follow was that I couldn't include things that actually transform Mario himself rather that just changing his wardrobe, like the Boo mushroom from Mario Galaxy that turns him into a ghost."



The design… Continue

Added by alice on December 20, 2009 at 11:25pm — 2 Comments

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