Eugene's Blog – February 2011 Archive (49)

Real Faces of Los Angeles: JR (12 pics)


French street artist JR, winner of the 2011 TED Prize ($100,000), will unveil his TED Prize wish live onstage in Long Beach next week. Arriving a bit early, the 27-year-old Parisian put up his trademark large-scale wheat pastes all across Los Angeles this past week.

JR's L.A. visit marks the third installment of his expansive project, The Wrinkles… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 27, 2011 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

The Book Surgeon (15 pieces)

Using knives, tweezers and surgical tools, Brian Dettmer carves one page at a time. Nothing inside the out-of-date encyclopedias, medical journals, illustration books, or dictionaries is relocated or implanted, only removed.

Dettmer manipulates the pages and spines to form the shape of his sculptures. He also folds, bends, rolls, and stacks multiple books to create completely original… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 26, 2011 at 1:00pm — 18 Comments

The World's Obsession with Facebook

Over the last decade, Facebook has completely taken the internet by storm. Most of us have Facebook accounts, and many of us check on it more than once a day. The social network's overall statistics are staggering. This informational motion graphics piece by Alex Trimpe lays it all out and makes it easy for us to understand just how far Facebook has come.

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Added by Eugene on February 26, 2011 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Naked City Spleen by Miru Kim (Exclusive Interview)

Williamsburg Bridge, New York, NY, USA

Over the last few years, I've had the pleasure of sharing many different art, design, and photography projects. Naked City Spleen by Miru Kim was one that really stood out. To this day, it remains a personal favorite.

Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn't dare visit, Miru…


Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Creative Design: 3D Running Track (7 pics)

Running around a track can become boring and mundane. Spanish architecture firm Subarquitectura wanted to spice things up a bit so they created the 3D Athletics Track. At one point, where it forks, runners are confronted with the choice of taking the ordinary flat path or the unconventional hilly one.

"We have added to the conventional track an alternative one, amateur and… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Modern Architecture: Floating House (8 pics)

The Napa River House in California is located on a site with mature oak trees and stone pathways winding down a gently sloping hill. Craig Steely Architecture didn't want to disturb the paths and root structure of the trees, so they built a structural system, originally inspired by a chairlift tower, that floats the main living area into the existing oak canopy.

The 2,382 sq. ft.… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Future of Touchscreen

I'm a firm believer that we'll be seeing touchscreen technology a lot more in the future. Corning Incorporated, best known for their Gorilla glass technology, released an interesting promo video laying out its vision for the future of displays. From refrigerator doors to shop windows, the five minute clip, titled “A Day Made of Glass” shows a wide range of applications that could be soon within our reach.

via [… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 25, 2011 at 10:58am — 2 Comments

House with Three-Story Slide (15 pics)

Japanese studio Level Architects fulfilled every kid's fantasy by designing a house in Tokyo, Japan that features a three-story slide. A staircase wraps around one side of the house, while the slide encircles the other. Occupants can decide at each level whether to descend by the stairs or by slide.

Once the kids slide down to the first floor, they can play in the ball pen, which is… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 24, 2011 at 11:30am — 7 Comments

Waiting at Disneyland Sucks (8 photos)

Waiting for A Mad Tea Party

Everyone knows that Disneyland is the happiest place on Earth. With so many people visiting the theme park every day, waiting in line is inevitable. Photographer Arin Fishkin took these hilarious shots of kids and their parents as they sit, stand, sleep, and crawl their way to the front of the line.

Waiting… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 7 Comments

Hidden Inside the Walls (15 total)

These aren't your typical dollhouses. French artist Marc Giai-Miniet creates incredibly detailed miniature boxes featuring multi-level structures, split apart to give us a fascinating view of what's going on inside.

Cluttered yet still very organized, the series titled, "Les boîtes" (The Boxes), includes dark, messy scenes inside laboratories, factories, libraries, and offices.… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2011 at 1:00pm — 5 Comments

Human Castles in the Sky

Every two years in the city of Tarragona, Spain, "castellers" gather to see who can build the highest, most intricate human castles. This uniquely Catalan tradition requires astonishing strength, finesse, balance - and most of all - courage.

via [laughing squid], [the next… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 23, 2011 at 10:00am — 7 Comments

Digital Apocalypse (7 scenes)

Andreas Shabelnikov imagines the universe as it comes to a dramatic end. The French digital artist doesn't just blow up the sun and demolish the earth, he takes on the world's most famous cities, showing us what would happen if nature's fury had her way. Vibrant and detailed, each piece stands alone as an incredible work of art. …


Added by Eugene on February 22, 2011 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Clever Ad: Always First

Thomas Ilum and Zoe Vogelius, two students at Miami Ad School in Hamburg, came up with this clever concept for Fedex titled "Always First." I'm sure DHL is thrilled. lol.

via [ads of the world], [laughing… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 22, 2011 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Treasures of Egypt - National Geographic

In light of the historic events unfolding in Egypt, our partners over at National Geographic Channel present a week of programs — Treasures of Egypt — that spotlight the antiquities of one of mankind’s most significant ancient cultures. Beginning tonight, Tuesday, February 22 and all week long at 8PM ET/PT, Treasures of Egypt will… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 22, 2011 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Spine-Chilling World (12 photos)

Polish photographer Leszek Bujnowski takes us on a haunting journey, into a spine-chilling world where most wouldn't dare to walk alone. His moody and atmospheric photos remind us of Luis Beltrán or… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 21, 2011 at 2:00pm — 7 Comments

Real Life Lara Croft!

This is without a doubt the best cosplay photo we've ever seen. Jenn, dressed as the adventurous Lara Croft, hangs from a rope underneath a 165-foot waterfall in Victoria, Australia. No Photoshop involved!

XtremeJenn's deviantART profile

via [Kotaku], [… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 20, 2011 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Irina Shayk Covers 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition

Model Irina Shayk, a Russian bombshell and the girlfriend of Cristiano Ronaldo, has been revealed as the 2011 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover model.

The Russian-born, 25-year-old learned Monday at a taping of David Letterman's show that she won the coveted spot based on a photo shoot months ago in Hawaii. She's been in the wildly popular issue five times…


Added by Eugene on February 20, 2011 at 11:30am — 11 Comments

Slow Motion Water Sculptures

Shinichi Maruyama of Nagano, Japan took this mesmerizing slow-motion video of water, titled Water Sculpture.

Maruyama's video reminds me of what Bruce Lee once said about water: “Empty your mind, be formless, shapeless - like water. Now you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup, you put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle, you put it in a… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 20, 2011 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Russian Fighter Jet Art (6 pics)

UK-based cartoonist, illustrator, and street artist Phlegm recently tagged up an old, rusty Russian military jet fighter in Wales. The Sukhoi Su-17 jet fighter proves to be a stunning canvas. An archer, equipped with a bow and arrow, protects the nose, while a telescope is seen looking out from the tailpiece. …


Added by Eugene on February 18, 2011 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment

The Art of Black and White Photography (12 total)

"Capturing in colors is photography, capturing in black and white is art," says Joel Tjintjelaar. Looking at his magnificent portfolio, it's easy to see what the Dutch photographer means...

Tjintjelaar removes color to unveil the true essence of objects, situations, sceneries, and people. Instead of using bright pigments to seduce viewers, he focuses on capturing emotion and people's… Continue

Added by Eugene on February 18, 2011 at 11:30am — 3 Comments

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