Eugene's Blog – August 2008 Archive (80)

Camouflage by Liu Bolin

No, this isn't Photoshopped. In his series "Camouflage," Beijing based artist Liu Bolin paints his subjects from head to toe to camouflage them almost perfectly into the background.…


Added by Eugene on August 31, 2008 at 2:30pm — No Comments

theMET Happy Hour v.1 @ Il Moro and TWO karaoke bars: LA

Last night, a group of us Metropolites met up at Il Moro Restaurant in LA during their infamous happy hour (M-F 5pm-7pm). During happy hour, drinks are full price but free food is offered! What a deal! Thanks to Jenni (aka Waffles) for setting it up!

You can't beat FREE food!! They had all types… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

Modern Mosaic Art Using Corks, Nails, and Toothpicks by Saimir Strati: Albania

Saimir Strati is an Albanian artist who is regarded as one of the world's most well-known modern mosaic artists. He has used materials including nails, toothpicks, corks, sea glass, eggshells, compact discs, coffee beans, porcelain and mirror glass among other materials.

2008 - In Progress

On August 8, 2008 the artist began his most… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

London From Above, At Night - Hi-Def Photos by Jason Hawkes

The city of London, at night, featuring the financial district, NatWest Tower, and the River Thames.

Big Ben, above the Houses of Parliament.

Commuters and traffic at Oxford Circus.

A busy roundabout junction.…


Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Last "Fridays Off the 405" tonight @ the Getty Center: LA

6pm-9pm @ The Getty Center, Museum Courtyard

Tonight will be the last night of the Fridays Off the 405 series at the Getty Center in LA for the year. Enjoy music and evening views of the city, tour the galleries, and revel in the end of the workweek in a casual and spontaneous atmosphere at this musical happening curated by culture magazine… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

8 Architecturally Awesome Sand Castles

These sandcastles are pretty impressive. Courtesy of Popular Mechanics…


Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Healing Clinton Supporters - The Daily Show

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 12:35pm — No Comments



Sukiyaki Western Django

Two connoisseurs of violence, prolific Japanese director Takashi Miike and American icon Quention Tarantino team up for this genre mash-up. Sukiyaki Western Django follows two clashing clans in Japan as they both try to lure a talented shooter to their side.… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 11:30am — No Comments

24th Annual Abbot Kinney Festival - 9/28: Venice

Sunday, September 28 10am-6pm

This festival looks really interesting - Venice has so much character and I like how this festival has a "green" theme.

On September 28, Venice will host the ultimate block party in celebration of the 24th annual Abbot Kinney Festival. Renowned for eclectic shopping and world class restaurants, Abbot Kinney… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 28, 2008 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Tokyo Architecture

Sweet photos of Tokyo’s architectural structures by psalmplasma.…


Added by Eugene on August 27, 2008 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Cannibal Flower’s 8th Anniversary Show

Saturday, August 30 7:30pm-2am @ Hangar 101 - Downtown, LA

The art pick this weekend looks like quite the show. Cannibal Flower is a underground art collective that has been throwing monthly warehouse parties for eight years straight. This weekend is their 8th anniversary show and I've read that the anniversary shows are the weirdest of the year.… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 27, 2008 at 10:30am — No Comments

Gutter Art - The 6emeia Project: São Paulo, Brazil

"The 6emeia project was created and developed by the artists Anderson Augusto, also known as SÃO, and Leonardo Delafuente, also known as Delafuente. The duo live in the Barra Funda neighborhood of São Paulo where they began the project with the purpose of changing and transforming daily life.

The duo's objective is to modify the means within which we… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 26, 2008 at 12:00pm — 1 Comment

China's Bao Reclaims Title as World's Tallest Man!

Aug. 20 - "Guinness World Records has returned the title of world's tallest man to China's Bao Xishun after Ukrainian Leonid Stadnyk refused to be measured under new guidelines.

Bao, who stands at 7 feet, 8.95 inches, held the title for a year before losing it in 2006 to Stadnyk, who is 8 feet 5.5 inches tall, Craig Glenday, editor-in-chief of Guinness… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 26, 2008 at 11:00am — 6 Comments

Paseo Cantina - Have a Beer on the Patio: Pasadena

Paseo Cantina is a spacious Mexican restaurant that has cool art, a nice patio and mediocre food.

The patio is a chill place to grab a brew during happy hour

They put cheese quesedilla slices in with the chips and salsa!…


Added by Eugene on August 26, 2008 at 10:00am — 1 Comment

Equator: Nice Interior - Mediocre Food+Drink: Pasadena

I was really impressed when I walked into Equator. The place is decked out with a huge Buddha, a modern looking bar that changes colors, and classy chandeliers. I was a surprised to find that they served Asian food with a name like equator.

I was craving orange… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 25, 2008 at 4:00pm — No Comments

Aled Lewis - Illustrator & Funny T-Shirt Designer

Aled Lewis is a designer based in London, England. He loves to think up stuff that makes people think and laugh. You can buy tshirts with his designs on…


Added by Eugene on August 25, 2008 at 3:00pm — 4 Comments

Magdalena Bors - Creative Photographic Artist

Magdalena Bors is a Photographic Artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. I like her creative photos and also her classic landscape shots where she chooses beautiful colors.…


Added by Eugene on August 25, 2008 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Laemmle Playhouse 7 - An Indie Movie Theatre: Pasadena

There's nothing like a good movie on a day when you just want to relax and chill. I'm all about huge blockbuster films, great sound, and big theatres, but I also value good indie flicks at small non-Edwards theatres.

The thing I like about Laemmle Playhouse 7 is the selection of indie movies that they play. You probably won't find movies like Dark… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 25, 2008 at 12:00am — 1 Comment

Saladang Song - Good Thai Food in a Pleasant Environment: Pasadena

Saladang Song is a pretty solid Thai restaurant located in Pasadena. There are actually two locations right next door to each other.

There is lots of seating on the patio and inside. A great place for super large parties.

I really like tall ceilings..

The… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 24, 2008 at 11:30pm — 4 Comments

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