Eugene's Blog – September 2009 Archive (99)

22 of the Coolest Sculptures You'll Ever See



Today, we've compiled an extensive list of 22 modern day sculptures that are as cool as they are freaky. These three-dimensional pieces of art are mind-blowing not just because of the materials that have been used but because they leave an indelible mark on our memory. From the hyper-realistic sculptures from Ron Mueck and Duane Hanson to the magically moving…

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

The Philippines Under Water - The Big Picture

About a week ago, Typhoon Ketsana (known in the Philippines as "Ondoy") made landfall, and according to the Philippine Atmospheric Geophysical Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Ketsana dropped 455 mm (17.9 in) of rain on Metro Manila in a span of 24 hours on Saturday - the most in 42 years.



A month's worth of rainfall in a single day washed away… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2009 at 12:30pm — 2 Comments

Apparently, Everyone's Gotta Feeling - Lipdub

I'm not the biggest fan of this song by the Black Eyed Peas, but the concept behind the video is pretty cool. It features 172 communication students at the University of Quebec at Montreal during their initiation week, earlier this… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2009 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Cool Concept: The Ultimate Breakfast Machine



Imagine this - you wake up, stretch, wash up, and breakfast is made for you, right on time, by a machine. Thanks to Japanese designer Yuri Suzuki and artist Masa Kimura, this dream has turned into a reality.

Inspired by movies such as Pee Wee Herman's Big Adventure and Flubber, the machine has the capability to assemble a breakfast that consists of an…

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Added by Eugene on September 30, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cool Concept: Ora Watch Tells Time in Inches (8 pics)



The Ora watch is a rad new concept by Greek designer Alexandros Stasinopoulos. Breaking completely out of the box, the time is displayed by three separate, yet seemingly cohesive, measuring tapes which display the hour, minutes, and day.



"The design of the case reflects an 'inside-out' design approach as it was the mechanism's arrangement that prescribed…

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Added by Eugene on September 30, 2009 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Urban Street Art - Passionate Works of Raúl Gandolfo Rodes

These bright and beautiful street pieces come to us from Spanish artist Raúl Gandolfo Rodes a.k.a. Rosh. Claiming to have "a heart that pumps blood and ink evenly", Rosh is clearly passionate about his work. It really shows through in his pieces!…

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Added by Eugene on September 29, 2009 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

Bernie Madoff Finally Gets What He Deserves - Chen Wenling

The sculpture “What You see Might Not Be Real,” by Chen Wenling, was displayed at a Beijing gallery Sunday. A bull, meant to represent Wall Street, is seen ramming the biggest con man of all time, Bernie Madoff, into a wall. Totally deserving, if you ask me.



The huge cloud coming out of the bull's rear not only refers to the end of a greedy era, but also… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 28, 2009 at 4:00pm — No Comments

New York City Biker Gives High-Fives to People Hailing Cabs

The title pretty much sums it up. Hilarious! [… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 28, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Youtube's 100 Greatest Hits in 4 Minutes

This might be the most entertaining video of all time. Perfect for people with ADD! [… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 28, 2009 at 11:30am — No Comments

Urban Street Art - Steamrolled by Banksy: London

I'm absolutely lovin' this new piece Banksy recently put up on his website! The hilarious stencil is strategically placed on a steamroller and features some dude getting severely flattened. What a great use of surrounding environment!!



Banksy's… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 26, 2009 at 1:00am — 4 Comments

Helloooooo Kitty! - Luke Chueh

What the hell?! Why didn't anyone tell me that Hello Kitty was really a bear? Although I'm not the biggest Sanrio fan, this piece by Luke Chueh is pure awesome!



Chueh's latest piece is part of Three Apples, a Hello Kitty group show that will take place… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 26, 2009 at 12:00am — No Comments

Toy Soldiers in Paris (Tilt-Shift Video)

What's cool about this video is that it looks completely fake. But these aren't miniature toy soldier models in an animated short. This real-life video captures soldiers parading around Paris, France. Four cameras were used that day, however most of the footage is from two they had on top of a building on the Champs Élysées. The "Toy Effect" comes mostly from the use of tilt-shift lenses. Camera position, frame rate, and lighting conditions play a big role as… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2009 at 11:53pm — 2 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING: 9/25/09

PICK OF THE WEEK

Capitalism: A Love Story

Critics are giving Michael Moore's latest flick good reviews, saying viewers will appreciate what he does with the serious subject matter, while still keeping it entertaining and funny.



What is the price that America pays for its love of capitalism? Years ago, that love seemed so… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2009 at 8:38am — No Comments

Yosemite and California’s White Mountains - Timelapse Video

If you're like me and love the outdoors, this time-lapse video is for you. It features one of my favorite places, Yosemite, as well as California's White Mountains. The sequences, which were all shot on a Canon 5D2 camera, are part of a film entitled “These Short Days” (in production). Directed by Tom from Timescapes, with music by Michael Stearns.



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Added by Eugene on September 25, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Modern Design: Incandescent Light Bulb Oil Lamp (2 pics)



Sometimes my favorite designs are incredibly simple. In a clever twist of art and design, Brooklyn industrial designer Sergio Silva "transforms a modern object into the very thing it was created to replace."



Using old incandescent light bulbs, non-flammable paraffin wax, and a wick, Silva creates a striking set of oil lamps. Thanks to a strong spherical…

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Added by Eugene on September 25, 2009 at 8:30am — No Comments

Modern Architecture - Facebook's New Headquarters: Palo Alto (10 pics)

Many of us spend countless hours on Facebook, communicating with our friends and looking at photos. Here, we take a look at Facebook's new headquarters, designed by Studio O+A .



Formerly a laboratory facility for high-tech manufacturer Agilent Technologies, the 150,000-square-foot structure at Palo Alto’s Stanford Research Park brings together more than…

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Added by Eugene on September 24, 2009 at 1:00pm — 7 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Mac and Retna

Saturday, September 26th @ Robert Berman Gallery: Santa Monica

Prolific street artists and long-time collaborators Mac and Retna will host their first-ever collaborative show, Vagos y Reinas, at Robert Berman Gallery in Santa Monica this weekend. Together, the two artists have an accomplished collective history featuring over 20 outdoor murals, and… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 24, 2009 at 11:00am — No Comments

Cool Concept: Awesome Interactive Light Show For Your Room (5 pics)



Light projections are so advanced these days. Designed by The Popcorn Makers, "'Disturb Me' is an interactive installation that changes its pattern when in contact with different surfaces of a room. Sound emitted by spectators also alters the effects and changes the environment. Be sure to check out the video below to see it in action.…

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Added by Eugene on September 24, 2009 at 9:30am — 1 Comment

Replacing World Landmarks With Cheap Souvenirs - Part 2 (16 photos)

Dolphinarium Exhibition, Valencia, Spain



When most people go to a landmark or a tourist attraction, they take home a little souvenir to remind them of their trip. Then there's Michael Hughes's. He loves to take pictures of world famous landmarks - perfectly blended with cheap souvenirs.



You may have seen some of…

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Added by Eugene on September 23, 2009 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

Crazy Dust Storm in Australia - The Big Picture

No, this isn't Mars. A huge outback dust storm - 500 km (310 mi) wide by 1,000 km (620 mi) long - swept across eastern Australia and blanketed Sydney on Wednesday, September 23rd, disrupting flights and ground transportation and forcing people indoors for shelter from the hazardous air, gale-force winds, and in some places hailstorms.… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 23, 2009 at 2:00pm — 2 Comments

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