Eugene's Blog – August 2011 Archive (68)

Gunpowder Portraits Pay Tribute to Ukrainian Miners

New York-based artist Cai Guo-Qiang brought his trademark gunpowder paintings to the industrial city of Donetsk, Ukraine. His solo show, titled 1040M Underground, is inspired by the artist's experience of the coal and salt mines of Ukraine's industrial Donbas region. During his visit,… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 5:30pm — 1 Comment

World's Largest Solar-Powered Boat Circumnavigates Globe

PlanetSolar's TÛRANOR is currently on its way to becoming the first solar-powered boat to circumnavigate the globe. Driven by a silent, pollution-free electrical engine that is powered exclusively by solar energy, the PlanetSolar team has two goals in mind. The first objective is to show that current technologies aimed at improving energy efficiency are reliable and effective. The second is… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 4:00pm — 3 Comments

Sprawling Goalkeeper Makes Save Over Highway

To stir up some excitement for the 2006 FIFA World Cup, Adidas put up this gigantic billboard of German goalkeeper Oliver Kahn, sprawling out to make a save over a highway near the Munich airport. Ad agency TBWA Germany actually broke the law by putting up the billboard, which is impossible not to see, as advertising on the autobahn is banned.…


Added by Eugene on August 31, 2011 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Retro American-Inspired Petrol Station in Italy

I'm sure you'd agree that gas stations look pretty much the same on every street corner. That's why we can really appreciate this design by Italian firm Damilano Studio Architects. Located in Cuneo, Italy, the station provides resting facilities, a café and a dining area, which was all inspired by retro American petrol stations. Glass walls close the shell reinforced concrete, which is cast… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 7:00pm — 3 Comments

Lobster Shell Motorcycles

After cooking up a delicious lobster dinner, some might say it's wasteful to throw away the tail. After all, the crustacean's bright orange shell makes the perfect body for a motorcycle sculpture.

Taiwanese chef and food carving expert Huang Mingbo created these bizarre masterpieces while giving a lecture at a cooking seminar inside the Fuzhou Hotel in China. The magnificent detail of… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 4:30pm — 2 Comments

A Razor So Sharp...

A few years back, New York ad agency JWT came up with this brilliantly creative campaign for razor company Schick. To illustrate "the power of four," they created a razor so sharp, it even shaves the hair off tattoos! Clever and creative.


Advertiser:… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Incredible Cosplay: Elizabeth of BioShock Infinite

Moscow, Russia-based Anna is dead-on with her cosplay costume of Elizabeth from the game BioShock Infinite. When she's not morphing into video game characters, Anna, who also goes by the Alas Omerli, leads a double life as a veterinarian. "I love BioShock," Anna says, "but… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 30, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Pay Attention While Walking...

Modern technology has caused the world to evolve at a break-neck speed and society has been forced to quickly adapt to the changes. Here's a new street sign by Jason Shelowitz (aka Jay Shells) that really shows us the brave, new world we now live in.

Jay Shells'…

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2011 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Hurricane Irene's Wrath - The Big Picture

A father comforts his daughter on the steps where their cottage once stood. August 28, 2011, Nags Head, North Carolina (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Although some have claimed that the media over-hyped it, Hurricane Irene still wound up to be one of the top ten most destructive and deadly hurricanes to hit the United States since 1980. The storm killed at least 27… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 29, 2011 at 11:30am — 2 Comments

Top Travel Destinations to Reenergize Your Spirit

Living in the city and working a 9-to-5 job can bog any person down. That's why traveling to incredible destinations around the world can be so rejuvenating. Seeing the natural wonders of the world first-hand and experiencing many different cultures can bring an overwhelming sense of joy, not only invigorating your life but also providing you with a renewed spirit.

Today, we've picked our top 10 places to travel to, specifically chosen as destinations that will…


Added by Eugene on August 28, 2011 at 3:30pm — No Comments

14-Year-Old Redesigns Classic Movie Posters

Talented 14-year-old Mahdi Chowdhury put his own spin on some of our favorite movies of all time. Currently in junior high school, Toronto, Canada-based Chowdhury says that "design has been a major part of my life since I was 4."

"The Film Exhibition is a collection of posters and designs done by myself over the course of a couple of months," he says. "These… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 27, 2011 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Floating Japanese Tea House

Talk about Feng shui! American architect David Jameson built this amazingly tranquil floating tea house, which also functions as a dining room, meditation area and a stage for the family’s musical recitals.

Hanging like a Japanese lantern in the garden of a suburban home northwest of Washington D.C., visitors enter through a 10 cm-thick wooden door, where a faceted timber ceiling… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 26, 2011 at 5:00pm — 1 Comment

Ferrari's Sexy New Spider Convertible

Ferrari arguably designs the sleekest, sexiest racing machines available to man. The Italian sports car manufacturer just released images of the new Ferrari 458 Spider, ahead of the vehicle's debut at the Frankfurt International Motor Show, which takes place in September.

The 458 Spider is the world's first convertible hard-top model for a rear-engined car. The top is made of… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 26, 2011 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Sunset Silhouettes on the Beach

Brazilian photographer Isac Goulart specializes in taking photos of stunning silhouettes on the beach. The main focus, however, is not on his subjects, rather, they're of the wonderfully vibrant colors that burst through our screens.

"I am a Brazilian who has traveled bits of the world, seen some incredible beauty, and decided to capture a small fraction of these frozen moments in… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 25, 2011 at 5:30pm — 6 Comments

Magnificently Surreal Sand Sculptures

"Puzzled" by Joris Kivits of the Netherlands

Like surgeons of the sand, artists gather from all over the world to compete in the annual World Championship of Sand Sculpting contest. Many of these artists have trained in other fields such as architecture, engineering and landscape design. A few are actually real-life surgeons.

In order to… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 25, 2011 at 2:30pm — 3 Comments

25 Inspiring Quotes Layered onto Landscapes Photos

“It’s great to be able to put a smile on so many people’s faces everyday," says Julian Bialowas, creator of 365, a year-long project. The Canadian graphic designer layers inspiring quotes that he stumbled upon in books, movies, newspapers, lectures and conversations onto gorgeous landscape photographs that he took in his hometown of Alberta, among other locations.



Added by Eugene on August 24, 2011 at 6:00pm — 2 Comments

Band of Crows

With "Staring Out The Window," D.C. band Fulton Lights created one of the most unique and well-executed music videos as of late. Directed by Ninian Doff, this hilarious video features a band of crows with microphone toting arms! Watch as they sing, dance and drink wine, among other things.…


Added by Eugene on August 24, 2011 at 12:30pm — 1 Comment

The Libyan Rebel Who Took Gaddafi's Hat

After months of what seemed like a never ending struggle, rebels swept into the center of Tripoli over the weekend, and the end appeared to be inevitable for the 42-year reign of Moammar Gaddafi.

A bearded Libyan rebel, identified only as al-Windy, has become an internet sensation as… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 24, 2011 at 11:30am — No Comments

Underwater Shipwreck Art Gallery - Photos Released!

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about a spectacular underwater gallery that was created on the Vandenberg shipwreck off Key West, Florida. The exhibition, titled Vandenberg: Life Below the Surface, recently released the 12 digitally layered images that were used, all of… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 23, 2011 at 4:30pm — 7 Comments

Experience Yosemite Like Never Before

Extreme adventure photographer Jimmy Chin narrates his own personal journey at Yosemite National Park while on assignment to shoot the cover story for National Geographic. It's exhilarating to see the amazing imagery Jimmy is able to… Continue

Added by Eugene on August 23, 2011 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

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