Eugene's Blog – July 2010 Archive (78)

Global Warming & War by Blu (5 pics)

Global Warming - Berlin, Germany



One of our favorite street artists, Blu, just completed these amazing large scale murals in Europe. Using the facade of high-rise buildings as his canvas, Blu sends very relevant political messages through his works.



"Global Warming" is extremely clever and features a melting…

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2010 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

Camouflaged Like a Sexy Desert Fox



Camouflaged like a desert fox, a beautiful model is seen laying out by a cliff on a white sandy beach. The different textures and colors Sydney-based photographer Juli Balla captures are impressive.



Balla has been working as photographer since 1989. Initially working as an artist, she now focuses primarily on advertising, beauty, and portraiture.…

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Added by Eugene on July 31, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

Denver's Stunning New Airport Expansion (5 pics)

Spanish Architect Santiago Calatrava just unveiled his design for a new rail station at the Denver International Airport. The new South Terminal Redevelopment Program is made up of four independent yet physically integrated projects: a new rail station that will connect the airport to downtown Denver, a signature rail bridge, a multi-use plaza with retail and… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Urban Street Art: Jeremy Fish & Sam Flores in Guadalajara



Two popular modern artists, Sam Flores and Jeremy Fish, collaborated on a street mural in Gudalajara, Mexico. It's cool to see the styles of both artists infused into one piece, especially since we usually see their work in galleries, not on city walls.…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Perfect for Gamers: Space Invaders Couch



Although this couch concept by Igor Chak doesn't look that comfortable, how cool would it be to have it in the game room? You could play Space Invaders while sitting on the Space Invaders couch. It's like a dream come true...…

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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 10:30am — 4 Comments

Alien Bromance (2 pics)



Here's a funny street art piece by zed1 which features two of our favorite pop culture icons. Apparently, Yoda and E.T. have become good friends. Hopefully Alf doesn't find out or he's gonna be pissed....



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Added by Eugene on July 30, 2010 at 1:30am — No Comments

Infographic: Your Lack of Privacy on the Internet

Privacy has always been a concern on the internet. Here are some facts that may make you a bit nervous. See the larger version,… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 29, 2010 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

Mirror of Youth (8 photos)

When you grow old, what will you see in your mirror of youth? This well-executed series by Texas based photographer Tom Hussey focuses on the idea of reflecting back on our storied lives.



"I was awarded a job for an Alzheimer’s drug called the Exelon Patch made by Novartis," says Hussey. "The Exelon Patch helps patients maintain long-term memories during the… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2010 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Ant Hill Architecture

The way this giant ant hill was designed will surely blow your mind...



After pouring ten tons of cement into the ground to take to the shape of all the tunnels, a team removed about 40 tons of soil to reach the ant hill. The underground network is an intense system of main tunnels and branching side routes with short connections to decrease circulation time.



The planning, as the video… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 28, 2010 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Infographic: Reasons to Stop Drinking Bottled Water

Bottled water is really convenient, but it appears to be a shame. "Just look at the bottled water labels or ads: deep, pristine pools of spring water; majestic alpine peaks," the infographic say. "In reality, bottled water is just water; however, that fact isn't stopping people from buying a lot of it."



Here are some solid reasons to kick the bottled…

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Added by Eugene on July 28, 2010 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Urban Street Art: Ivy Hair (2 pics)



Here's a lovely site-specific piece titled "Tara" by Toronto-based street artist Dan Bergeron aka Fauxreel. It's the latest addition to his "Face of the City" series, which features "portrait-based works that combines the abrasive charm of the distressed…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2010 at 5:30pm — No Comments

Citycabs (4 pics)



If you're a traveler at heart, you may appreciate these posters by Antrepo Design Industry which look at taxi cabs from different cities. Included are the Blackcab from London, Yellowcab from New York City, Panelvan from Istanbul, and VW Beetle from Mexico City. Current taxi fare information is also displayed on the bottom of the posters.…

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Added by Eugene on July 27, 2010 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Modern Design: Halley’s Comet Inspired Light (3 pics)

Designed for Vibia by Jordi Vilardell & Meritxell Vidal, the Halley is a gorgeous symmetrical light named after the bright comet we all know and love.



It's completely portable, eco-friendly, and features a diffuser with a strip of LED lights. The simple click-in-place system comes in three configurations: floor-to-floor, floor-to-wall or… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 27, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

Infographic: Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act

Last week, President Obama signed into law the most comprehensive financial regulatory overhaul since the Great Depression, vowing to stop risky behavior on Wall Street that imperiled the U.S. economy. Here is a infographic that clearly shows the highlights of the bill. See the large version,… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 27, 2010 at 10:30am — No Comments

The Daydreaming Baby (15 photos)

Adele is an advertising copywriter from Helsinki, Finland. While her infant daughter Mila sleeps, Adele positions baby Mila in front of different household objects in an effort to recreate what she is dreaming. Adele titled the project, “Mila’s Daydreams.”



"This blog is my maternity leave hobby," says Adele. "While my baby is taking her nap, I create scene around her and take quick snap photos. I use only few minutes per picture, including creating idea, implementation and editing,… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2010 at 4:00pm — 8 Comments

Dancing Shadows (7 pics)

When artist Bohyun Yoon entered the military in South Korea, his superiors tried to brainwash all the new soldiers in regards to who their enemy was, and why they had to obey them. This training methodology and military law was very well structured and very effectively organized to control new troops.



He then learned about how Western governments have… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2010 at 2:00pm — 4 Comments

Violence in Rio de Janeiro (29 photos)

This is one of the most powerful photojournalistic sets I've ever seen. Portuguese photographer João de Carvalho Pina positions himself so close to the action, it's feels like we're right in the middle of the drama.



"The metropolitan area of Rio de Janeiro with about 10 million people is one of the most violent cities in the world where an average of 18… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2010 at 12:30pm — 3 Comments

Movie on the Radar: Holy Wars

Shot over a four year period in America, Britain, Lebanon, and Pakistan, Holy Wars follows a danger-seeking Christian missionary and a radical Irish Muslim convert, both of whom believe in an apocalyptic battle, after which their religion will ultimately rule the world. Tracking their lives from the onset of the “War on Terror” through the election of Barack Obama, Holy Wars shows that even the most radical of believers can be transformed by our changing… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 26, 2010 at 11:16am — No Comments

Hidden Tropical Paradise

Can you imagine how tranquil this tropical paradise in Bali must be? The bamboo bridge that's hanging right above the river looks like the perfect spot to spend a (technology-free) afternoon.



This hidden gem is owned by Linda Garland, an Irish designer who has lived in Bali since the early 70’s. She fell in love with the land and for the last 25 years she has… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 24, 2010 at 12:00pm — 4 Comments

Modern Design: Silver Chip and Dip Server

Here's a really stylish way to serve your ordinary chips and salsa. Designed by New York-based design studio MyDesign Group for Nambé, "Scoop Chip and Dip" features a dip bowl that hovers effortlessly over a larger serving bowl.



"The inspiration for the Scoop Chip and Dip came from the sweeping, fluid motion one performs when scooping an actual chip into… Continue

Added by Eugene on July 24, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

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