Eugene's Blog – April 2010 Archive (88)

A Sexy Masquerade

These stunning shots come to us from Polish native Marlena Bielinska. As a former model, the New York-based photographer knows exactly what she is looking for in her subjects.



"The model should be confident with her own sensuality. She must be sensual - sometimes that only shows in her eyes of pose. Confidence must exude from my subject every time I shoot. Even in a simple catalog shot, just the way the model moves her legs, arches her back or smiles - She should perspire…

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Added by Eugene on April 30, 2010 at 1:00pm — 6 Comments

Connected - Self Portrait by Kasey McMahon (4 pics)



Kasey McMahon created this provocative self-portrait using steel, CAT5 and other data cables. Titled “Connected,” the life-size sculpture is perhaps a graphic representation of how our society is bound by digital culture.…



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Added by Eugene on April 30, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Inspirational Tearoff Sheets

Kasey McMahon inspires us to do great things through these funny tearoff sheets.

Added by Eugene on April 30, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture: Dream Cube (9 pics + video)

ESI Design worked with the Shanghai Corporate Community to create the Dream Cube, a 43,000 square foot Corporate Pavilion for the 2010 World Expo. Made from recycled cd cases, the Dream Cube is covered in LED lights which change color when people are interacting inside the building.



Visitors are invited to participate online and in-person…

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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Mentalgassi in Berlin (3 pics)

You have to stand at the perfect angle to see this piece by Mentalgassi. Recently spotted in Berlin, the piece is wheatpasted in a place you would probably never look, on the side bars of a metal fence.…





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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

2010 FIFA World Cup Rings



Colombian jeweler Enrique Vasquez has won the rights to produce the official 2010 FIFA World Cup rings. This is the first time official World Cup rings, which feature soccer balls, stadiums, and the flags of the 32 participating countries, have been made for FIFA.



The collection includes seven platinum rings to be sold for $250,000 apiece, each encrusted with…

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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Cool Concept: Leaf Produces More Energy than it Needs



This eco-friendly concept vehicle is amazing!



The Shanghai Automotive Industry Corporation (SIAC) will be showcasing the new Leaf Concept Car at the Biejing Auto Show. The concept vehicle is one of the first to boast better than zero emissions, literally producing more energy than it needs. The car is powered by solar, wind, and other alternative renewable…

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Added by Eugene on April 29, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Funny Ad: Men with Talent - Heineken

Finally, a reality show featuring real men with… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 11:30pm — 2 Comments

Tiny Apartment Transforms Into 24 Rooms

Because of the lack of space, in Hong Kong apartments are small and expensive. That's why architect Gary Chang decided to redesign his 330 square foot apartment to change into 24 different combinations. How? By just sliding panels and walls. He calls this the "Domestic… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 3:30pm — 4 Comments

Touching Strangers (33 photos)

Richard Renaldi meets two or more strangers on the street and asks them to pose for a photograph while touching each other. It's fascinating to see how some people are visibly uncomfortable, while others look completely at ease like old friends or lovers.



"My objective was to introduce an unpredictable variable in a very traditional photographic formula: to… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

Shanghai's Expo Nearly Ready - The Big Picture

U.K. Pavilion, known as the "Seed Cathedral."

Yesterday, we saw a a preview of the Shanghai 2010 Expo from The Frame. Today, we take a look at a magnificent collection by The Big Picture, which shows the last-minute preparations taking place in Shanghai as… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture: China's Unevenly-Stacked Pazhou Hotel



Designed by international firm Aedas, the Pazhou Hotel strives to be a unique, iconic structure in Guangzhou, China. While the mixed-use development fronts directly onto one side of the Pearl River, the location affords views to the water from both directions.



The Pazhou Hotel features retail spaces, restaurants, exhibition halls, and a fitness center. In…

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Added by Eugene on April 28, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Pic of the Day: Find the Inner Calvin Inside of You

via digg

Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 3:03pm — 3 Comments

Free-Flowing Illustrations by Shadow Chen (11 pieces)

Shadow Chen is a super talented illustrator based out of Ningbo, China. Her work oozes with creativity and bursts with color.



Chen says that she draws inspiration from her friends, traditional paintings, street art, fashion, and most of all, music. Listening to music with a beat, she says, helps her bring out the emotion in her work.



Regarding her process, she says: "When it comes to illustration with more specific styles with…

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Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Art Made from Real Human Bones (12 pieces)

Francois Robert spent hundreds of hours arranging the real bones of a single human skeleton into a series of striking iconic shapes, each five or six feet wide. He titled the beautiful yet eerily haunting series, 'Stop the Violence.'"



"In the mid-90’s, during an auction… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 7 Comments

Shanghai World Expo Set to Open - The Frame

Shanghai's World Expo, which runs May 1-Oct. 31, showcases the latest in concepts for "Better City, Better Life" in pavilions from practically every country and many international organizations, cities and big corporations. Some 70 million people are expected to visit, and organizers have said they will limit the number entering the park on any single day to 600,000.… Continue

Added by Eugene on April 27, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Enlightened State of Mind - Mi Ju (13 pics)



The more I look at Mi Ju's amazingly detailed work, the more I'm impressed by it. I just featured her in a post last week, but I stumbled upon some of her most recent works and they are truly mind-blowing.



To create her incredibly complex masterpieces, the 26-year-old uses…

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Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture: Solar-Powered Floating Home



RAFAA Architecture & Designs recently won first prize with this awesome eco-friendly floating home. My favorite feature? Roof-integrated solar panels generate electricity for the two electric engines that propel the home.



The Last Resort
is about 16 feet (5 meters) wide and 49 feet (15 meters) long with two levels. Sleeping bunks, mechanical equipment,…

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Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

No Trespassing - Banksy: San Francisco (2 pics)



Banksy has been going to town in San Francisco, and added a total of six pieces around the city. Out of all of them, this one really stands out. The stencil features an American Indian holding up a "no trespassing" sign.…

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Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 9:30am — 4 Comments

Art Is....

A powerful piece by graphic designer Josh Overton.

via abduzeedo

Added by Eugene on April 26, 2010 at 9:30am — No Comments

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