Eugene's Blog – March 2009 Archive (93)

Iran: A Nation of Bloggers



A really interesting film presented by Vancouver Film School portraying the power of blogging in Iran.



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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Rak Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort: UAE (6 pics)

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

Added by Eugene on March 31, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Sky: F1 Monsters - The Fight Begins

SKY Italia’s coverage of the Formula 1 Grand Prix is presented as the ultimate battle between monsters in this print advertisement designed by ad agency, 1861 United.



Credits:

Advertising Agency: 1861 United, Milan, Italy

Executive Creative Directors: Pino Rozzi, Roberto Battaglia

Creative Directors: Federico Ghiso, Giorgio… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 31, 2009 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

Heavy Metal Urban Art: Matthew Small (14 pieces)

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 — No Comments

Banksy Donates New Piece For Charity

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

Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Pic of the Day - Inverted WWII Fighter Aircraft

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

Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Salt and Pepper Shakers For Heavy Smokers

If you've ever been a smoker in your lifetime, you may find this design by Myan Duong amusing...



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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Hopside Down Beer Glass

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

Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Ping-Pong Dining Table By Hunn Wai

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.



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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Adorable Baby Animals

There aren't many things in this world cuter than these baby animals. Even the biggest and most dangerous animals look adorable in their early stages of life.

Added by Eugene on March 30, 2009 at 12:00am — 4 Comments

AIRchitecture - A Flying Campus Building (4 pics)

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 — No Comments

Bright and Beautiful - Catalina Estrada (9 illustrations)

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

Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 12:30pm — 5 Comments

Pic of the Day - Johannesburg Streets by Jonathan Wood

The pic of the day comes to us from one of our newest members, Jonathan Wood. The composition of this shot is perfect. Thanks for sharing,… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Flooding in the Midwest

Some great photos by the Boston Globe documenting the flooding that's going on in the Midwest.

Added by Eugene on March 29, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Kidults by Marcin Cecko (8 pics)

This set by Marcin Cecko of Poland is absolutely hilarious. He does a great job distorting reality by creating kid-like adults in childhood situations. Very trippy, to say the least.…

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Added by Eugene on March 28, 2009 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

Geometric Pop Art - Tadaomi Shibuya (8 illustrations)

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.



"My art has many straight lines… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 28, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Art Museum Strongoli: Italy

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.



Featuring a cone-shaped design,… Continue

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

Naked City Spleen by Miru Kim

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

Added by Eugene on March 27, 2009 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

15 Funny and Creative Exam Papers

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.…



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Added by Eugene on March 27, 2009 at 11:00am — 10 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING 3/27

PICK OF THE WEEK

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 — No Comments

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