Eugene's Blog – February 2009 Archive (79)

Troyt Coburn - Graffiti Girl (7 photos)

Australian fashion photographer Troyt Coburn must of had an epiphany. By setting his model in front of graffiti murals, he added an urban element to these shots. The stark contrast of colors only intensifies the dramatic effect.…

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Added by Eugene on February 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Audi Shark - Futuristic Flying Sports Vehicle

Last week we dreamed about the outrageously insane, yet awesome Jetbike. Today, we turn it up a notch with the Audi Shark, a futuristic flying concept vehicle designed by Kazim Doku, who landed first prize in the Desire Design Competition launched in 2008 by Italian Domus… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Pic of the Day - I'm Saving This For Dinner!

Photo credit: Ellen van Deelen. Caption by Sammy Yoo.

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

Jennifer Connelly: Glamour Magazine March 2009

On the March 2009 cover of Glamour Magazine, Jennifer Connelly gives us a beautiful reminder that Spring is right around the corner. Born on December 12, 1970 in the Catskill Mountains of New York, Jennifer is best known for her dramatic performances in the 2000 drama Requiem for a Dream, and the 2001 biopic A Beautiful Mind, for which she won an Academy… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 8:00am — 7 Comments

Inspirational Journey by Spoken Word Artist Ainsley Burrows: Guiness

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This elegant and poetic piece, directed by Shilo, mixes an epic performance by international spoken word artist Ainsley Burrows, with flowing, metaphorical CG elements. An amazing ad by Guinness, proving that their are some truly creative minds in advertising.



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Added by Eugene on February 27, 2009 at 7:30am — 1 Comment

Sam Taylor-Wood - Gracefully Suspended (10 photos)

Suspended series

These self-portraits by Sam Taylor-Wood are truly inspiring. As she explores notions of weight and gravity, she places herself in situations where her interior and external sense of self is in conflict.



Born in London in 1967, Taylor-Wood studied at Goldsmiths College and went on to become a prolific film-maker and… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2009 at 3:30pm — 7 Comments

Modern Design - Samsung TL320: Sexy Camera Breaks New Ground

Available in black or a brushed stainless steel finish, the Samsung TL320, with a 5x optical zoom and 24mm ultra wide lens, breaks ground by featuring the world's first 3.0-inch VGA AMOLED screen. The organic LED screen out performs conventional TFT LCD screens with better contrast and a brighter screen that really helps when shooting in both bright sunlight and dark… Continue

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

Pic of the Day - You Don't Say!

By Roman Laurent via trendland.

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Ormen Lange: Norway

Is it only me that thinks this building is really sexy? Credit goes to JAJA, an architecture office based in Copenhagen, Denmark, who has revealed this proposal for an office and shop complex in Sandnes, Norway. The project occupies 1139,930 ft² (13000 m²).



The building, named Ormen Lange, snakes through the landscape and lifts itself up to create a new… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2009 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Modern Design - Invisible Streetlight by Jongoh Lee

Wouldn't it be nice if dark streets were illuminated by these beautiful, photosynthetic leaves? That’s the concept behind Jongoh Lee’s "invisible streetlight." The flexible body of the solar-powered light is designed to directly wrap around a tree branch with no support required, seamlessly blending into the surrounding environment. The leaves store the sun’s energy… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2009 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Domestic Zirkus

Opening Reception, February 27th 6pm-9pm @ Whitecross Gallery: London

This weekend's art+culture pick is for all you MET members in London. From February 28th-April 4th, Whitecross Gallery presents Domestic Zirkus, a wonderful and intriguing “theatre of the absurd”, created by brothers Tobias and Joseph Feltus, also known as… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Coloured Water by Alena Nikiforova (9 photos)

Russian artist Alena Nikiforova creates some wicked effects in these photos. Instead of setting her beautiful models in a typical bubble bath, it's as if she dropped in some brightly-colored magical powder. The powder takes on a life of it's own in the water and creates a mystical vibe. Very creative Alena - great job!…

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Added by Eugene on February 25, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Koen Demuynck - Creative Genius (16 photos)

Belgian photographer Koen Demuynck is my kind of guy. By looking at his work you can tell he's an "out of the box" visionary who must be half genius, half crazy. But on the real, Koen definitely has one of the most creative minds I've come across in design. You've probably seen some of the countless advertisements he's created without even knowing it. Here are some… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Carnival in Venice: Golden Passion (16 photos)

This week we've explored Cologne's festive Carnival , and the wild and crazy Carnaval in Brazil. Today, we take a trip to Venice and check out their magnificent costumes at this year's Carnival, whose… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture - Tianjin Urban Planning Museum: China (7 photos)

There are so many awesome projects coming out of China these days, we can add this one to the list. de Architekten Cie has won an international invited competition for the Qixing district Urban Planning Museum of Tianjin, China. The building is composed of 3 distinct programs: urban planning museum and offices, New Year's painting gallery and studios, and a conference… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2009 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

Carnaval in Brazil is Nuts!!

Oh man, I wish I was in Brazil right now. The Brazilian Carnival, or Carnaval is an annual festival in Brazil held four days before Ash Wednesday, the day of fasting and repentance that marks the beginning of Lent. Brazilian Carnival exhibits some differences from its European counterparts, having mixed Euro, Native and African elements. Furthermore, rhythm, participation, and costume vary from one region of Brazil to another. In the southeastern cities of Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo,… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2009 at 3:00pm — 5 Comments

"Girls are Pretty" - the Stuntkid (13 Illustrations)

It's the bright, contrasting colors that attract my eyes to Jason Levesque's illustrations. Also known as the Stuntkid, Jason came up with his art name while working at a dot-com start-up in Williamsburg. “I would ride my skateboard down the stairs. I was doing a lot of office stunts. I thought maybe Stuntboy, but that name was already taken, so I went with… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2009 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Oscars - 81st Annual Academy Awards (20 photos)

Slumdog Millionaire capped its rags-to-rupees story Sunday night when it earned eight shining statuettes at Hollywood's 81st Annual Academy Awards gala. The film earned the Oscar for best picture, best director, best adapted screenplay, cinematography, original score, sound mixing, film editing and original song.



Above, the kids from Slumdog… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Pic of the Day - Drink Too Much Last Night?

By Robert Gligorov

Added by Eugene on February 22, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Replacing World Landmarks With Cheap Souvenirs (21 photos)

Big Ben, London

When most people go to a landmark or tourist attraction, they take home a little souvenir to remind them of their trip. Then there's Michael Hughes. He loves to take pictures of world famous landmarks - perfectly blended with cheap souvenirs.



Born in Britain and now living in Germany, 56-year-old Michael Hughes is a…

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Added by Eugene on February 21, 2009 at 12:30pm — 16 Comments

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