Eugene's Blog – July 2008 Archive (71)

Virgin America UFOs - Unbelievable Fare Opportunities - ends 8/7

Virgin America is at it again with its super low airfare deals. From LA, fly one way to New York for $139, San Francisco for $59, and Seattle for $79. I've never flown with Virgin America but have heard that it's a great experience.

Tickets must be purchased by 08/7/08. Travel must commence on or… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2008 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Trailer

Harry Potter takes a turn on the dark… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2008 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Black Maria Gallery - Two Sweet Exhibits: LA

Opening reception for both exhibits on Saturday, August 2: 7pm-10:30pm

The Black Maria Gallery is opening two very interesting exhibits this weekend. Both exhibits run from August 2nd through August 12th.

Get the Lead Out - features artist sketches, pen & ink drawings, watercolor and some sculpture. “Great art comes from deep in the depths of one’s imagination. This exhibition is about showcasing those ‘deep… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2008 at 11:00am — No Comments



The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor

The trailer of this movie looks really good but Rotten Tomatoes reviewers have given it a 6% rating, which equates to 1 out of 17 positive reviews.

Explorer Rick O'Connell to combat the resurrected Han Emperor in an epic that races from the catacombs of ancient China high into the frigid Himalayas. Rick is joined in this all-new adventure… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2008 at 10:00am — No Comments

Sapori Ristorante - Italian: Marina Del Rey

Annie and I were looking for a good Italian place around town tonight. We decided to search on Yelp and found Sapori Ristorante which was rated 4.5 stars and right down the street! Located in Marina Del Rey, it was nice to visit a hidden restaurant that's also a hub for many yachts and sailboats in the area.

Sapori is small and can host a little over a hundred people, but it's the size that made it… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2008 at 10:30pm — 1 Comment

Tight Modern Space

Pieter Peerlings and Silvia Mertens of Belgium have recently completed a clever office, residence and studio for themselves in what they call “Antwerp’s narrowest house” located in Anwerp’s former red-light district. They took a 2.4-meter (7 feet 10 inches) wide space between two buildings, erected a steel skeleton in it and installed four wooden floors, one each for work, dining, relaxing and sleeping, plus a bath tub on the roof.

A… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2008 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Open Sesame - Authentic Lebanese Cuisine: Long Beach

After a day of kayaking at Sunset Beach, Annie and I decided to try this Mediterranean restaurant after seeing it received four stars on yelp with over 250 reviews. Open Sesame is on East 2nd street, a street littered with little boutique stores, restaurants and bars - a fun street to walk around. Once seated, we ordered a couple Lebanese beers. It was little sharp but not bad. For our meals I ordered the Open Sesame combo plate that consisted of… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments


Opening artists' reception on Friday, August 1: 8pm-11pm

Jessica Cooper

The La Luz de Jesus gallery in East Hollywood will be hosting its annual "Cream of the Crop" show this weekend - a summer annual show featuring six hand picked up-and-coming artists. The featured artists this year are Jessica Cooper, Jennifer Jelenski, Carl Lozada, Mike Sosnowski, Star27, and Magda Trzaski.


August… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

The Peking Acrobats @ The Hollywood Bowl: Sunday, September 7 - 7:30pm

Since their debut in 1986, The Peking Acrobats have redefined audience perceptions of Chinese acrobatics. According to their website, they perform daring maneuvers atop a precarious pagoda of chairs, and are experts at treacherous wire-walking, trick-cycling, precision tumbling, somersaulting, and gymnastics. They defy gravity with amazing displays of contortion,… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2008 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment

Heat Sensitive Wallpaper by Shi Yuan

Shi Yuan created a fancy wallpaper that's heat sensitive and changes pattern when heat is applied through a radiator.

Shi Yaun's… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2008 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival - 8/22-8/24: SF

San Francisco's Golden Gate Park, once known as the Outside Lands, will host the first annual Outside Lands Festival in late August. No artist has ever played at the park at night until now. For three days, music fans will trample the grounds to catch sets by a mix of Top 40 and indie artists including Radiohead, Jack Johnson, Lupe Fiasco, Beck, Tom Petty, and M Ward. Click here… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

It's Shark Week! @ Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific

Shark Week @ Aquarium of the Pacific - 7/27-8/3: Long Beach

In conjunction with Discovery Channel's Shark Week, the public is invited to Shark Week at Long Beach's Aquarium of the Pacific, where guests can interact with sharks in several special exhibits. Guests will have the opportunity to watch shark feeding presentations and even catch a glimpse of shark babies inside eggs. Shark week runs from Sunday, July 27 through Sunday, August… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2008 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Urban Gorillas - Julia Malanjina

Posters from Atelier design house, created by Julia Malanjina.…


Added by Eugene on July 28, 2008 at 9:30am — No Comments

Pilobolus - Amazing and fun shadow dance troupe on the Conan O' Brian show.

Pilobolus takes creative dancing to another level. Here is a clip from Conan where they use shadows to trick your mind..

Pilobolus began as an experiment among three guys and one puzzled professor in a Dartmouth dance class back in 1970. It was survival of the giddiest, as the three non-dancers goofed around with the material they'd been given -- themselves -- and got entangled in science-inspired poses (think: "soft-belly protoplasmic thing") and movements.… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2008 at 8:00am — 1 Comment

Tansy Myer

Tansy was born and raised in Venice, California and received her degree in Fine Art from UCLA. According to her website - "Tansy explores the social constructs we use to define beauty and self." I really like the bright colors and sleek lines she uses.…


Added by Eugene on July 27, 2008 at 11:00pm — No Comments

Awesome Light Graffiti Pictures and Video

I've been seeing light graffiti getting more and more popular these days. Here are some great pictures and a great commercial with light graffiti.…


Added by Eugene on July 26, 2008 at 12:30pm — 4 Comments

Amazing Hand Shadow Show by Raymond Crowe

We all made shadow puppets when we were kids. Raymond Crowe never stopped and has since been promoted to Shadow…

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

I AM 8-BIT - LA art show celebration of '80s video games!

Opening Reception on 8/14 from 8pm to Midnight

If you're into old school video games this exhibit is going to rock! I AM 8-BIT, voted by LA Weekly as "Best Art Show," returns for its fourth installment this summer. The annual group art exhibition will have its grand opening extravaganza on Thursday, August 14, 2008 at the World of Wonder Storefront Gallery in Hollywood from 8pm to Midnight. The show will run until September… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 25, 2008 at 1:15pm — No Comments

Macacolandia - "Give more life to your illustrations."

I like how these pictures jump out at you. They were made by Macacolandia, a Brazilian illustration studio. The box at the top right states, "Give more life to your illustrations."

Macacolandia… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 25, 2008 at 9:30am — 2 Comments

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