Eugene's Blog – June 2010 Archive (106)

The Education Crisis in Two Minutes

TakePart and Buck made this infovid to provide some context (and buzz) for Waiting for "Superman", the upcoming documentary on America's education… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 9:51pm — No Comments

Awesome Fighter Jet Installation (5 pics + video)



Fiona Banner blew everyone away with this massive new installation at London’s Tate Britain. Harrier and Jaguar bring the highly-charged physicality of two real fighter jets, both previously in active military service, into the unexpected setting of the neoclassical Duveen Galleries.



Banner has long been fascinated by the emblem of the fighter plane.…

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

Miranda Kerr: Victoria’s Secret Bridal Lingerie (12 photos)

Miranda Kerr looks absolutely flawless in this latest campaign by Victoria's Secret. Recently engaged to actor Orlando Bloom, the bride-to-be introduces a new line for the mid-2010 campaign -- Victoria's Secret Bridal Lingerie.

Victoria' Secret website
via fashionising

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture: Futuristic Sci-Fi Building in L.A.

B+U Architects designed this cool-looking proposal for a mixed-use office building in Los Angeles. The futuristic three-story building, which looks like it's straight out of a sci-fi movie, features a café and retail space at the ground floor, along with two levels of open office spaces above.



The unusually designed building has been enveloped in a…

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Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

New Surreal Artwork by Erik Johansson (7 pieces)



Erik Johansson is one of the most talented photo manipulators / surreal digital artists of our time. His work is truly mesmerizing, forcing us to take a few seconds to figure out what's really going on. Collected here are the latest masterpieces released by the 25 year-old from…

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

BMW Joy: 3D Building Projection in Singapore

Using one of Singapore’s largest malls as a backdrop, BMW created this 3D building projection to promote their "Joy"… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 30, 2010 at 12:30am — No Comments

Glastonbury Festival 2010 - The Big Picture

Last weekend in Glastonbury, England, on a site covering 1,000 acres, the 40th annual Glastonbury Festival was held at Worthy Farm. Started by a dairy farmer, Michael Evis in 1970 it has grown into the largest music festival in Europe. This year's headline acts on the main stage included Muse, Gorillaz and Stevie Wonder. Thousands of attendees were treated to a sunny… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 29, 2010 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Fashion Meets Street Art (15 pics)

Monsieur Qui is a French illustrator who beautifully fuses street art and fashion. Using a wheat pasting technique, he glamorizes the streets of Paris as if they were his blank canvas...…



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Added by Eugene on June 29, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Melissa Satta in Maxim Italy (10 photos)

Melissa Satta is looking somewhat inappropriate on the cover of Maxim Italy’s June 2010 issue. The 24-year-old American-born Italian model and actress was a showgirl in the Italian satirical series Striscia la notizia, and is the girlfriend of retired Italian Soccer player Christian Vieri. She was also featured in the 2010 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue.

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Modern Design: Furnibloom Grows Plants Inside

Many furniture brands claim to be "green" these days, but this table and stool set designed by Icelandic landscape architect Dagný Bjarnadóttir takes it to a whole 'nother level. Furnibloom plexiglass furniture cleverly houses plants, spices, vegetables, or flowers for easy cultivation, and is perfect for aspiring gardeners who live in the city.…



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Added by Eugene on June 29, 2010 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

World Cup Superstars: South Africa 2010 (9 pieces)

Kaká - Brazil



Of all the 2010 World Cup art out there, this series by Met Member Charis Tsevis is the creme of the crop.



"This is an experimental personal project inspired by the great African pattern heritage and the contemporary football culture, he says. "I am trying to…

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Added by Eugene on June 28, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Caught Beneath Waves (18 photos)



29-year-old Mark Tipple decided to shoot surfers underwater when he became frustrated with “normal” surf photography, and wanted to capture the action from a different perspective. "I guess it's transformed from a simple idea of seeing how the waves look underwater to how people adapt and what they go through when diving under waves," he says.

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Added by Eugene on June 28, 2010 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

You've Got to Love London

During the final days studying abroad, Alex Silver took 7,757 individual photographs and created this time lapse-video as a tribute to London.



Music: You've Got the Love by Florence and the Machine



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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Isabeli Fontana by Terry Tsiolis: Muse #22 (9 photos)



Supermodel Isabeli Fontana rolls around a sandy beach in this sexy shoot by Terry Tsiolis for Muse #22. The Brazilian turns 27 next month; Fontana's birthday actually falls on America's independence Day, July 4th.…

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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Creative Concept: Chrono Shredder (4 pics)



Although this may not be the most practical concept, it certainly doesn't lack in creativity. Designed by Susanna Hertrich of Germany, the Chrono Shredder is a calendar that shreds paper displaying each passing day.



This concept is most useful on bad days, when everything seems to be going wrong. The shredded paper symbolizes the end of that wretched day, and…

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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2010 at 1:00pm — No Comments

Modern Design: Hands-Free Faucet w/ MagneDock Technology

Here's a cool kitchen appliance perfect for all who love to cook in the kitchen. Brizo's exclusive, first-to-market SmartTouch Technology allows you to activate water flow with a simple touch to the faucet. The touch-sensitive spout and handle can keep water at a constant temperature and pressure from use to use.





And here's an added bonus: Brizo's exclusive MagneDock Technology features a patented… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 26, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Surreal Street Art from Eastern Europe (18 pieces)



We don't see much street art coming out of Eastern Europe, but these surreal street murals by Kiev-based Interesni Kazki rank up there with some of the best in the world.



"There is no street art scene in our country, says Waone and Aec, who make up the two man group. "[The] Ukrainian street art scene is represented by less than 5 people."



"We can…

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Added by Eugene on June 26, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Modern Design: Belkin's Conserve Valet (2 pics)

Belkin has created an energy-saving charging station for even the most tech-addicted environmentalists.



The new Conserve Valet power station presents a simple, energy-efficient way to charge electronic devices. A single platform charges up to four mobile devices at once reducing energy consumption by 75% overall, and the station itself draws zero power… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 25, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Halfway In - 2010 World Cup: The Big Picture

Model Larissa Riquelme celebrates Paraguay making it to the next round.

Nearly halfway through the month-long 2010 World Cup Tournament in South Africa, over a dozen teams have been eliminated from the original group of 32, with the Round of 16 beginning tomorrow, June 26th.



Collected here are recent photos from the 2010 World Cup, as some of… Continue

Added by Eugene on June 25, 2010 at 2:30pm — 6 Comments

Barneys New York Display is Totally Wicked! (11 photos)



Brooklyn artist Dennis McNett is the guy behind this sick new window installation at Barneys New York. Over-sized wolf, owl, and skull masks adorn mannequins inside the display. His imagery from nature, folklore, mythology, and storytelling mixed with graphic woodcut blocks, prints, masks, and paper mache sculptures sets a very unique stage for the retail store in…

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Added by Eugene on June 25, 2010 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

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