Eugene's Blog – January 2009 Archive (80)

Millions Strike in France (8 photos)

More than one million French workers took to the streets across France yesterday to protest against President Nicolas Sarkozy's handling of the economic crisis, saying too much had been done to bail out fat cats and banks, and not enough to protect jobs and help workers make ends meet.



Air traffic controllers, train drivers, teachers, nurses, and tax… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

I Contact - A Mouse Fitted to Your Eyeball

This product may not hit the market anytime soon, but it isn't that far-fetched and could revolutionize the tech world. I Contact is essentially a mouse fitted to your eyeball. The lens is inserted like any other normal contact lens except it’s laced with sensors to track eye movement The sensors then relay that position to a receiver connected to your computer… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 30, 2009 at 10:00am — 2 Comments

Funny/Scary Talking Baby Ad by E*TRADE



Etrade's talking babies crack me up and freak me out at the same time. Either way, it definitely grabs my… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 30, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING 1/30

PICK OF THE WEEK

Taken

Liam Neeson is an unstoppable gangsta in this flick. Bryan has taken early retirement from the CIA in order to live closer to his teenage daughter, Kim (Maggie Grace). When Kim announces that she's taking a trip to Paris with her friend Amanda, Bryan is apprehensive about her traveling on her own. His worst… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 29, 2009 at 8:30pm — 4 Comments

Amazing Digital Painting Portraits: Movie Stars (8 pics)



At first glance, these images look like someone simply photoshopped a photograph of these celebrities. The crazy thing is, that's not the case. These original images were created completely on a computer!



Digital painting is an emerging art form in which traditional painting techniques such as watercolor, oils, impasto, etc. are applied using digital tools by…

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Added by Eugene on January 29, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

I Love Modern Architecture - Dorobanti Tower: Bucharest, Romania



Designed by star-architect Zaha Hadid, Dorobanti Tower was designed to establish an iconic presence in the heart of Bucharest. The new tower is a unique mix of a distinctive form, ingenious structure, and spatial qualities of sky-high living. If approved, it will be the tallest building (656 ft) in the city and will provide a 5-star hotel along with apartments. The meandering exterior…

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Added by Eugene on January 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Exotic Leopards in the Wild (8 photos)

The leopard doesn't get as much attention as the other big cats, but it's arguably the most beautiful. I most admire its climbing ability and love watching them dart up trees and descend from them headfirst. They're not slow either. Leopards have been clocked at speeds up to approximately 60 kilometres (37 miles) an hour.



The smallest of the four big cats… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 29, 2009 at 7:30am — 3 Comments

Philippe Starck Designs New Eastwest Studios (9 photos)

Main Entrance

One of our favorite designers is at it again! Leading soundware developer, Eastwest, recently purchased the historic Cello Recording Studios in Hollywood, California for their new headquarters. The legendary studio was used by the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Madonna, the Rolling Stones and many more. Eastwest commissioned designer… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 28, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Worlds on Fire: Grammy Week Art Exhibition by Will.i.am

Exhibition runs daily from February 3rd–February 8th, 2009, , 1pm –7pm: Downtown LA

Worlds on Fire: Grammy-Nominated Artist Exhibition will be the premier event to kick off Grammy week. The ever present, socially conscious, and politically active Will.i.am presents Worlds on Fire, a pop music and pop art collaboration. Worlds on Fire will… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 28, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Android-based DSTL1 Wants iPhone to Suck It

Cell phone manufacturer General Mobile will be showing off the world’s first dual-SIM capable Android powered phone at the 2009 Mobile World Congress event in Barcelona next month. The device packs in a 3-inch TFT touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera with LED flash (made by Sharp), 4GB storage, WiFi, and a 624MHz Marvell processor. Will this sexy celly make iPhone and… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 27, 2009 at 10:30pm — 5 Comments

"Global Street Food" by Mike Meiré: Cologne, Germany

Floating Kitchen, Vietnam

As an proud Angeleno, I love walking out of a nightclub and devouring bacon wrapped hotdogs or Korean tacos from the Kogi truck. Street food can sometimes be the best food, something we can all relate to, and that is… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

10 Geek-tastic Birthday Cakes!

Pacman Cupcakes - Hello Naomi

How amazingly creative and detailed are these birthday cakes? I would imagine it took a lot of time and effort to create these edible masterpieces. From old school nintendos, to the ever so popular iPhone, here are 10 cakes your… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 27, 2009 at 7:00am — 6 Comments

Kate Beckinsale - A Classic Beauty (10 photos)



Kate Beckinsale is a timeless beauty. She was born on July 26, 1973 in Finsbury Park, London. The English actress is known best for her roles in Pearl Harbor, Underworld, Van Helsing, and The Aviator. Here is a collection of her most stunning shots.…

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Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 11:00pm — 9 Comments

Music Video of the Day - Her Morning Elegance by Oren Lavie

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This is one of the most creative music videos I've seen recently. It's from Oren Lavie who was born 1976 in Tel Aviv, and is a singer, songwriter, playwright and theatre director. In 2001 Oren Lavie moved to New York where he tried to make a living by means of various jobs and where he focused on writing songs. When they had piled up he went to Berlin in 2003 and started to do recordings, working as his own producer. His first album, "The Opposite Side of the Sea",… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Introducing Miss America (5 photos)

Miss Indiana Katie Stam was crowned Miss America 2009 among the 52 young women that competed for the title Saturday night in Las Vegas. The 22-year-old beauty said being named Miss America 2009 at this weekend's pageant in Las Vegas was "a dream come true."



Miss America 2009, the 84th Miss America pageant, was held at the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Happy Chinese Lunar New Year!

Today is the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year. This year, we welcome the Year of the Ox, the sign representing solemn hard work and prosperity - an animal that appears aptly symbolic for these difficult times. Collected here are photographs of people celebrating and preparing for this Lunar New Year festivities.

See the photos at the Big Picture

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Awesome Contemporary Chinese Art - Zhong Biao: China (10 photos)

Aside from the obvious beauty displayed in Zhong Biao's paintings, there's something else that really draws me in. His pieces have such depth and leave me with a curiosity of what is really going on...



"I don’t want to force my own understanding or interpretation of my paintings on the audience. The mixture of images within each of my paintings is like a… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 26, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Urban Graffiti - Simpsons Street Art (10 photos)

Nakor - Warsaw, Poland

One of our favorite TV families just got a little more street cred. How cool are these Simpsons graffiti pieces from all over the world? The image of Homer breaking through a wall by Nakor is my favorite. While most of these other murals come to us from Vancouver, in honor of Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics, one of these is from… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Make Your Own Paper Robot!: Shin Tanaka, Giant Robot, and Scion

Got some extra time on your hands this weekend? Japanese paper toy creator and artist, Shin Tanaka, has teamed up with LA-based, Asian-American pop culture magazine; Giant Robot, and with Japanese car manufacturer, Scion, in a collaborative effort to provide cut-out templates of Shin’s elaborate paper toys, in various issues of Giant Robot… Continue

Added by Eugene on January 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Stunning Eye Candy (10 photos)

Guess what?! I've got a fever, and the only prescription... is more eye candy! These extravagant shots come to us from 25 year old, Johanna of Sweden, who applies all of the makeup herself. I really like how she is able to frame the natural beauty of the eye with different colors and accessories. Great job, Johanna!…

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Added by Eugene on January 24, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

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