Eugene's Blog – July 2009 Archive (81)

Beers at the White House - TIME

It would be pretty awesome to have a beer with the President at the White House, but then again, maybe not under these circumstances. Vice President Biden joined President Obama, Sergeant James Crowley and Professor Henry Louis Gates yesterday in the Rose Garden to discuss their prior incident.… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

The World's First Floating Apartment Complex



Could this be a solution for sustainable living if sea levels rise and the world goes under water due to global warming? Designed by Koen Olthuis of Waterstudio, the Citadel will be the world's first floating apartment complex when completed in the Netherlands.



Built on top of of a floating foundation, the Citadel will house 60 luxury apartments, a car park,…

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2009 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 7/31/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

Thirst

I've been waiting for this one! Thirst is getting great reviews, with critics saying it's a smart and exotic piece of film-making from one of Asia's leading commercial talents and a quality example of an Asian director exploring a classic genre.



Sang-hyun is a priest who cherishes life; so… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Business Cards Made From Leaves



Everyone wants a business card that stands out from the rest. These natural business cards made from leaves accomplishes just that. Using cutting-edge laser cutting technology and no ink, Brazilian Firm Tatil Design creates company logos that look stunning in the sunlight. The best part? The cards leave no adverse effect on the environment.…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2009 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

Whoa There, Giselle



There is certainly no lack of chemistry when it comes to Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen and fashion photographer Nino Munoz. "Hot and heavy" seems to be the theme of their latest shoot. I especially like the shot where she is arching her back, accentuating her beautiful lines and her long torso.…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2009 at 10:30am — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Animal Nature

Opening Reception: Saturday, August 1st, 7pm-11pm @ Instinct Gallery: Des Moines



The Instinct Gallery in Des Moines, Iowa just sent us these pics for their upcoming show "Animal Nature." The group show features one of our favorite artists, Jeremiah Ketner (above), whose beautiful pieces really do light up a room. Over 20 artists will be presenting their pieces, making this one very…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

21 Amazing Customized Nike Dunks

Thriller

Even if you're not the biggest shoe enthusiast, these customized Nike Dunks by Daniel Reese will absolutely blow you away! Drawing inspiration from films, music, and gaming, the 21-year-old self-proclaimed "sneaker freaker" for Michigan takes shoe art to a whole 'nother level.



The process starts when he strips the "wax like" coating over… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2009 at 4:00pm — 6 Comments

Awesome Power of Lightning - The Big Picture

Lighting is one of things that are naturally beautiful yet terrifying. With at least 1.3 billion lighting strikes a year, an average of 100 people per year are killed by these electric bolts. Here are some amazing pictures collected by The Big Picture that showcase the awesome power of… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — No Comments

Ferrari's Sexy New Beast - Introducing the 458 Italia



Meet Ferrari's F430 replacement – the super sexy 458 Italia.



Just released, the 458 Italia features a new direct-injected 4.5-liter V8, pumping out 562 horsepower and 398 lb-ft of torque. With a seven-speed dual clutch gearbox that directs power to the rear axle, it has has a top speed of over 202 mph (325 km/h) and goes from 0-62 mph in under 3.4 seconds,…

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Added by Eugene on July 29, 2009 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

To Infinitas and Beyond! (7 pics)



Now this is what I call modern luxury travel! From the designers of the squidy looking Oculus Superyacht, comes the Infintas, a 300-foot (91.5 meter) beast designed by E. Kevin Schopfer along with Sparkman Stephens of Naval Architects. While the Oculus was inspired…

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Added by Eugene on July 29, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pic of the Day - Scotland's Sky is on Fire

By Ian Cameron

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Movie on the Radar: Adam

Saw this trailer in the movie theater the other day and couldn't help but laugh. Adam, a lonely man with Asperger's Syndrome, develops a relationship with his upstairs neighbor, Beth. This leads to a tricky relationship that exemplifies something universal: truly reaching another person means bravely stretching into uncomfortable territory and the resulting shake-up can be… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2009 at 9:29am — No Comments

Playing in the Clouds



Have you ever looked up into the sky and seen figures in the clouds? Horst (aka hb19 on flickr) takes this type of daydreaming one step further. Perfectly aligning his hand and other props, he makes us believe that clouds can be anything we want them to be - if we just use our imagination. It's a great example of taking something ordinary and making it…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 1 Comment

Dancing Inmates are Dangerous

The inmates at the Cebu Provincial Detention and Rehabilitation Center in the Philippines are at it again! In another tribute to MJ, they performed "Dangerous" a couple days ago on July 25, 2009.



If you haven't seen these guys, you have to check out their version of "Thriller" which put them on the… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 27, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Gordon Brown: Wiring a Web for Global Good - Gordon Brown: TED

We're at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today's interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic -- and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 27, 2009 at 10:40am — No Comments

A Robot Love Tragedy (7 photos)



It was a typical day for one friendly robot before he saw his robot girlfriend cheating on him. He was having a great morning, riding his bike and doing some laundry, but he knew something was suspicious when she didn't pick up his call. Once he spotted his lover in the car with human being, things spun out of control and he started getting drunk on motor oil.…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2009 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

President Obama's Weekly Address: The Impact of Health Insurance Reform on Small Business

The President discusses a key factor that has been considered in the development of the health insurance reform proposals that are being considered: the impact of reform on small… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2009 at 10:30am — No Comments

Pic of the Day - Wedding Cake Mahem

Talk about gangster! This must be the James Bond's wedding cake...or maybe Jason Bourne....hmm..



Sponsored by: Los Angeles Wedding… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 25, 2009 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

If Walls Could Dream

Are you ready for a visual overload? In this video, projection technology is used to rattle our depth perception with amazing optical illusions. Pretty crazy how lights and shadows can alter our… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 25, 2009 at 12:15pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art - Living on the Edge (5 pics)



I guess you could call this urban wall art. If you happen to be looking for Brazilian artists Gabriel and Tiago Primo, you might want to start on a wall in Rio de Janeiro. Quite literally hanging out, the brothers have made this wall their home, attaching all types of furniture to it including tables, a cabinet, a bed, a sofa and even a hammock.



Since May of…

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Added by Eugene on July 25, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

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