Eugene's Blog – March 2010 Archive (67)

Urban Street Art: Mother & Child (7 pics)

This street mural by Ben Slow and Ma o Shishu was recently completed on the streets of London. The piece is a beautiful illustration about human nature, and the intimate relationship between a mother and her child.…



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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2010 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Music Philosophy (12 quotes)



Music is one of the most influential mediums in our lives. We listen to certain musicians or bands because they write songs that convey how we feel, or they inspire us to live our lives in a certain way.



These music philosophy pieces were created by Mico. "I like music and typography, so I combined them on this project," he says.…

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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2010 at 10:30am — 11 Comments

Earth Hour 2010 - The Big Picture

Earth Hour 2010 took place a few days ago. The Big Picture has this awesome series of before-and-after photographs which fade between "on" and "off" when clicked.



Beginning in Sydney, Australia three years ago, Earth Hour has grown into a global observance. States, large organizations and individual people observed Earth Hour 2010 on Saturday March 27th, as homes, office towers and…

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Added by Eugene on March 31, 2010 at 10:00am — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture: Iceland Pavilion



Designed by Plús Arkitektar, Iceland Pavilion looks like it's going to be one of the stand-out structures at the upcoming 2010 Shanghai World Expo. Arkitektar's concept was to create the image of an ice cube. The exterior is made out of back-lit printed fabric which captures complex ice patterns that are only visible within a glacier.



Inside the Pavilion, a…

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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2010 at 6:30pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Vertical Gardens are Not the Answer



Street art collective Luzinterruptus is upset about the lack of green space in urban areas and the fact that we are being forced to compensate with vertical gardens. To illustrate his point, the Madrid-based group lit up leaves and branches in 110 transparent food packaging containers on an ugly, neglected city wall.



One of the problems of vertical gardens is the lack of…

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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — 4 Comments

Creative Ads: Bring Out Your Inner Genius (4 pics)



Ever find yourself a little sleepy at work? Just drink a little coffee and bring out the genius inside of you! That's essentially the message behind this creative ad campaign by F/Nazca Saatchi & Saatchi, Brazil. To illustrate their message, they've created hilarious hairstyles on professionals to make it look like they're still awake and working.…

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Added by Eugene on March 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture: Casa Son Vida 1 (8 photos)



Located on the Spanish Island of Mallorca, Casa Son Vida 1 is a world-class modern luxury villa. The first of six planned villas on the island by Cosmopolitan Estates, Casa Son Vida 1 represents a new standard of progressive design that leans more toward futuristic than nostalgic.



As with all Cosmopolitan projects, a world-class network of architects and…

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Added by Eugene on March 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Inked Girls of Summer (9 photos)

The Inked Girls of Summer give us yet another reason to look forward to warmer weather. Photographer Chris Fortuna captures the raw, counter-culture sexuality of his beautiful models while they're sprawled out on a sandy beach.…



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Added by Eugene on March 24, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Distorted Urban Realism - Justin BUA (6 paintings)



New York native Justin BUA represents what urban art is all about. Raised in New York City's Upper West Side, between Manhattan and Brooklyn, BUA was fascinated by the raw, visceral street life of the city. He commends his immersion in the hip hop culture in its early days as one of the heavy influences in how he views the world.



In his first book, The Beat…

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Added by Eugene on March 24, 2010 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

Splash of Lust

Love this painting by Brooklyn-based art student Becki Wilson aka Glitter Being. Through various brush techniques and the use of bright neon colors, Wilson creates this beautiful work of art that can safely be described as "a hot mess."



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Added by Eugene on March 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Big Rig Projection Animation

Sweet visuals from this big rig projection… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 23, 2010 at 11:45am — 1 Comment

Living in a Cave (3 photos)



This gives "living in a cave" a whole new meaning...



In 2003, Curt and Deborah Sleeper and their two children were living in a cramped Missouri ranch house when they saw an eBay offering for three acres with an empty sandstone cave in Festus, Missouri.



The family originally intended to build on the land until they realized the former quarry offered…

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Added by Eugene on March 23, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Ultimate Volcano Chaser (12 photos)

Kawah Ijen Volcano - Indonesia. This volcano has a extremely acidic crater lake and possibly the strongest sulphur vent in the world. It is so hot that the sulphur ignites leading to burning rivers.



German photographer Martin Rietze works best under pressure. The 45-year-old thrill-seeker travels to the world's most active volcano hotspots, from…

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Added by Eugene on March 23, 2010 at 1:00am — No Comments

Sandstorms Hit Beijing - Time

Severe sandstorms have hammered northwestern China over the past few weeks and arrived in Beijing Friday night, bringing strong winds and sand. A day later several cities in eastern China including Shanghai, Nanjing, Suzhou and Hangzhou reported similarly bad air quality. Hong Kong and Taiwan also reported dangerously high levels of pollution.



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Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 11:30pm — No Comments

The Story of Bottled Water

"The Story of Bottled Water, released on March 22, 2010 (World Water Day) employs the Story of Stuff style to tell the story of manufactured demand—how you get Americans to buy more than half a billion bottles of water every week when it already flows from the tap. Over five minutes, the film explores the bottled water industrys attacks on tap water and its use of seductive, environmental-themed advertising to cover up the mountains of plastic waste it produces. The… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 10:30pm — 2 Comments

World Water Day - The Big Picture

As Annie stated earlier, today is World Water Day. This year's theme is "Clean Water for a Healthy World."



Although we live on a water-covered planet, only 1% of the world's water is available for human use, the rest locked away in oceans, ice, and the atmosphere. Here are 15… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Clever Ad: Record Player Made from a Cardboard Box and a Pencil



Vancouver-based sound studio Griffiths, Gibson and Ramsay Productions is mailing out cardboard boxes that can be used as record players. Designed by ad firm Grey Canada, the player works by placing the 45 rpm record on the peg, lowering the needle, and spinning the record with a pencil. The gadget then plays a recording of the children’s story “A Town That Found Its…

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Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Creative Design: Wrecking Ball and Crane Lamp (6 pics)



Here are a couple lamps that I would love to have in my bedroom...



Designed by Studio Job, the Wrecking Ball Lamp is cast from solid bronze. A bulldozer forms the base of the lamp, while a "wrecking ball" light-bulb brightens up any room.



The Crane Lamp is a floor-standing structure also cast from bronze. An enforced cord runs…

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Added by Eugene on March 22, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Life - Discovery Channel

Debuts Tonight at 8pm-10pm ET|PT on the Discovery Channel

Planet Earth was quite possibly the most impressive nature series of all time - and that's precisely why I'm so excited about Life. In this follow-up series, BBC and the Discovery Channel leave viewers with a new perspective of more than 30 million different animals and plants we share our… Continue

Added by Eugene on March 21, 2010 at 4:30pm — 1 Comment

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