The natural landscape surrounding the proposed Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort is pretty outrageous. The new tourist village, set to be built in the the Emirate of Ras al-Khaimah in the UAE, is set on the top and over the sides of a mountain range.
Designed by the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, the future resort will include hotels, residences,… Continue
Matthew Small’s work has strong urban roots. By painting directly onto found pieces of metal, he brings physical elements of the city directly into his work. The subjects of his portraits are also found anonymously on the streets of London. Executed with astonishingly textured brushstrokes, Matt's pieces feel both abstract and incredibly real and… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 8:00pm —
One of our favorite street artists, Banksy recently created this new piece to auction off at a charity event for The NNLS (New North London Synagogue). In the auction, celebrities literally donated their underwear to raise money for the charity. In a remix of one of his former works, “Very Little Helps” (seen below), he replaced the Tesco shopping bag, with a pair of… Continue
Pilot Chuck Gardner, of Orlando, Fla., flew a P-51c WWII fighter aircraft named “Betty Jane” through an inverted roll, near Tyler, Texas, Sunday. The plane and with other WWII-era aircraft, part of the Collings Foundation collection, are touring the country offering rides, and will be in Denton, Arlington, and Dallas, Texas over the next week.(Scott M.… Continue
No, you're not looking through beer goggles - these beer glasses give off the optical illusion that you're drinking your beer upside down! The Hopside Down Beer Glass is hand-blown, precisely crafted, and with it's double walled design, your warm hands won't take the chill off your beer! Designed by Perpetual Kids, you can get one of… Continue
Check out this sweet ping-pong table that doubles as a dining table. Designed by Hunn Wai for Mein Gallery Shanghai, PING-PONG Dining table harks back to the origins of table-tennis with its duality of both being a table fit for dining and playing on. What started off as impromptu after-dinner amusement mimicking tennis in an indoor environment for upper-class Victorians became an international phenomenon with rules and standards.
Although it's only a concept, this campus building designed by Geotectura and Malka Architects would be like no other. Lifted high into the sky by a zeppelin, students would be able see the world and learn about architecture from different perspectives. The designers describe the experience as “more than a building - a way of life,” that will encourage architecture… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 6:30pm —
You may have seen Catalina Estrada's colorful illustrations from Alice's previous post, but I wanted to spotlight some of her more recent work. Born and raised in Colombia, and living in Barcelona since 1999, Catalina brings all the colors and power of Latin-American folklore and refines… Continue
Tadaomi Shibuya's use of straight lines and shadows transcends into some really original artwork. He creates a perfect sense of balance with his geometric patterns. Born in 1973, Tadaomi graduated college with a degree in product design, and began working as an illustrator/designer/artist. He currently lives in Yokohama, Japan.
Located on the top of Motta Grande in Calabria, Italy, the new Art Museum Strongoli in Calabria is the third Coop Himmelb(l)au project in Italy. Viewable from the city on a hilltop, the museum will not only be a cultural center but a step towards future development in Calabria, a place for cultural entertainment and recreation.
This collection by Miru Kim totally blows me away. Taking naked self-portraits in places we wouldn't dare visit, Miru draws beauty from old and abandoned subway stations, tunnels, aqueducts, catacombs, factories, hospitals, and morgues. It takes a lot of guts and willpower to visit these desolate places all alone.
Miru was born in Stoneham, Massachusetts in 1981 but was raised in Seoul, Korea. She moved back to Massachusetts in 1995 to attend Phillips Academy in Andover and moved to… Continue
Although these kids probably got an F on these exams, they should of got an A+ for creativity. These exam papers remind me of the past when we were all stuck in boring classrooms taking tests that were pretty pointless. Credit to the kids who made the best of the situation and had the guts to turn these exam papers in.…
Goodbye Solo Goodbye Solo is getting rave reviews and critics are saying that you may find yourself pondering its implications for a long time after the film's simple and haunting final images have faded. The latest film from Ramin Bahrani tells the moving story of the unlikely friendship that develops between… Continue
Added by Eugene on March 27, 2009 at 9:30am —