Eugene's Blog – May 2009 Archive (81)

Hilarious Prints by Glenz Tees (15 pics)



Glenn Jones. a graphic designer and illustrator from Auckland, New Zealand creates some of the funniest t-shirts I've ever seen. With a really distinct style, along with a clever sense of humor, he really makes you think for a second before laughing out loud.



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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2009 at 1:00pm — 3 Comments

Light Graffiti Fashion - Atton Conrad (7 photos)



London photographer Atton Conrad captured these stunning images by fusing beautiful models with dresses manufactured from light graffiti. The light creates a dramatic sense of movement, while also providing different types of textures and styles. With a well-executed display of art and fashion, I'm pretty sure we'll see more applications of light graffiti in the…

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Added by Eugene on May 31, 2009 at 9:30am — 3 Comments

Richard St. John's 8 Secrets of Success

Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.



Richard St. John knew how he had found success -- through his marketing company, the St. John Group, which boasted clients like Nortel and BlackBerry/Research in Motion. But he couldn't get away from the question: Why him? He thinks of himself as an… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 31, 2009 at 8:46am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture - The World's Tallest Leaning Tower: Abu Dhabi (4 pics)



Construction has reached the half way point for Capital Gate, an iconic leaning building in Abu Dhabi, designed by New York firm RMJM Architects. Built to be the most inclined tower in the world, the 35 story, gravity-defying feature tower will lean westward 18 degrees, 4 times as far as the Leaning Tower of Pisa which currently leans 3.97 degrees.



The…

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Added by Eugene on May 30, 2009 at 7:00pm — No Comments

Jay Leno Tells Us About His Legacy on His Last "Tonight Show"



Jay Leno ended his run as host of the "Tonight Show" Friday, which he began 17 years ago after taking over from Johnny Carson. He was greeted by a large standing ovation from the audience to begin the show, and he concluded the evening by inviting on stage all the children who had been born to people who had met while working on the program.



And here's Leno saying his goodbyes at the end of the show...…

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Added by Eugene on May 30, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Movie on the Radar: Toy Story 3



The creators of the beloved "Toy Story" films re-open the toy box and bring moviegoers back to the delightful world of Woody, Buzz and our favorite gang of toy characters in "Toy Story 3." Hits theaters June 18, 2010 in Disney Digital… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 30, 2009 at 7:23am — 1 Comment

When We Were Kids... (10 photos)



I can't help but think of my fun childhood memories when looking at this photo set by German photographer Ulli (Taunus). As she follows the trail of a couple adorable kids, she captures some priceless moments of them exploring the world and all its wonders. Here are some of my favorite shots.…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2009 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Parts of Times Square Closed to Automobiles

New Yorkers can now walk through the very heart of Times Square. New York City is banning cars from stretches of Broadway at Times Square and Herald Square. The goal is to reduce pollution and pedestrian accidents and to help traffic flow more smoothly. Officials say the plan will help make the city more livable.



“This is like a sanctuary,” said Yesim Bilgic, 36, a Swedish novelist who was sitting in one of hundreds of lawn chairs set out in the center of Broadway, where vehicular…

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Added by Eugene on May 29, 2009 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Girls Rock A Giant Piano

These girls put Big's Tom Hanks to… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 28, 2009 at 1:00pm — 1 Comment

Modern Architecture - Stone Towers: Cairo (5 pics)



Zaha Hadid Architects have unveiled plans for a new project called the Stone Towers in Cairo, Egypt. Providing office and retail facilities to a rapidly expanding Cairo, the unique 5.6 million square foot (525,000 sq m) Stone Towers development also includes a five-star business hotel with serviced apartments.



Inspired by the patterns and textures of ancient…

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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2009 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Barcelona Wins UEFA Champions League Final! (15 photos)



With an incessant attack and a focus on possession, Barcelona defeated the defending champion, Manchester United, 2-0 to win the European Champions League title, Europe's most prestigious club soccer tournament. The final was played at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome yesterday, May 27, 2009.



Samuel Eto'o drew first for Barcelona, scoring in the 10th minute…

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Added by Eugene on May 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Pic of the Day - Water Bird

A brilliant picture by robroy.

Added by Eugene on May 28, 2009 at 9:30am — No Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 5/29/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

Up

Critics are giving Up rave reviews and say that it is an exciting, hilarious, heartfelt adventure that is impeccably crafted and told with wit and depth.



Disney•Pixar's Up is a comedy adventure about 78-year-old balloon salesman Carl Fredricksen, who finally fulfills his lifelong dream of… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 28, 2009 at 9:02am — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Byroglyphics (14 pieces)

Show runs May 22–June 13th @ Signal Gallery: London

One of our favorite artists, Russ Mills aka Byroglyphics, is at it again. In his first London solo show at Signal Gallery, Byroglyphics presents "Domestic Science’", a series of large mixed media canvases.



In a span of a year, Byroglyphics has found himself in a fortunate position. He originally… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2009 at 6:00pm — 1 Comment

Star Wars Russian Dolls (3 pics)



Does this mean that Darth Vader is everyone's daddy? Matt Brown created a complete set of Star Wars Russian dolls for his brother’s Christmas present.



"I bought a set of blank Matryoshka dolls online and painted them with acrylic. It took several evenings to finish, whilst watching the original trilogy. There was quite a bit of cursing here and there,…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Time Bomb - Interactive Graffiti

TimeBomb is the brainchild of digital artist Lukasz Karluk (Holler) and Sydney sculptor/painter Maddi Boyd (KissKiss). Merging interactive programming and traditional wild-style graffiti painting (“bombing”), Time Bomb allows the audience to unlock the secret history behind a graffiti wall.



Over four days nine urban artists contributed to the TimeBomb piece: DMOTE, Ben Frost, Kid Zoom, Numskull, Roach, Creon, John Doe, Bennett and KissKiss. Painting layers… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 27, 2009 at 8:54am — No Comments

Hi-Def Pics - Gorgeous Landscapes of Scotland (10 photos)

Three Sisters, Glencoe, Scotland



There's something so magical about the vast, open land of Scotland. I could only imagine walking through the grassy plains, enjoying the fresh air, and the view of the mountains and castles.



These gorgeous shots of Scotland come to us from UK photographer Ian Cameron. "Writing with light (photography) has been a passion of mine for about…

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Added by Eugene on May 27, 2009 at 6:00am — 6 Comments

The Truth About Chuck Norris - 400 Facts About the World's Greatest Human (10 pics)



Anyone that's been on this Earth long enough should know that Chuck Norris is the ultimate human being. I guess some people just don't get it, and that's precisely why this book had to be made. Collected here are some hilarious snippets from a book that is not worthy of Chuck Norris.…

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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Huge 3D Wall Murals are Off the Wall - John Pugh (12 pics)



At first glance, it looks like an earthquake destroyed the walls of this building. Amazingly, it's just an optical illusion - even the woman looking inside is fake.



The paintings, which have fooled many, were created by Californian-born artist John Pugh, who specializes in trompe l'oeil or "trick of the eye" art. He works on large scale murals in public and…

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Added by Eugene on May 26, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Movie on the Radar: Thirst - A Korean Vampire Romance Unveiled at Cannes

I'm a big fan of foreign films and South Korea has produced some gems in the last decade.



Director Park Chan-wook may have invented a new genre with "Thirst," his film about a priest turned bloodsucker who doesn't like to kill. The movie combines horror, suspense, social satire and humor in the story of a man of faith transformed into a vampire by a medical… Continue

Added by Eugene on May 26, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

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