Eugene's Blog – September 2010 Archive (79)

Top 10 Clever Business Cards

10.) Divorce Lawyer

With so much competition out there, job seekers need to find ways to separate themselves from the pack.



A business card is an extension of who you are. It's a great, non-verbal way to let your potential employer know that you're a creative person who thinks outside the box. And, you know what they say,… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2010 at 5:30pm — 5 Comments

Introducing BlackBerry's New PlayBook (5 pics)

Earlier this week, BlackBerry announced that they're joining the tablet party. Claiming to be the world's “fastest" and first "professional” tablet, the new BlackBerry PlayBook has a 7-inch LCD screen with a 1024 x 600 WSVGA display, and capacitive multi-touch control.



Here are the highlights:



- The BlackBerry PlayBook is powered by… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2010 at 2:30pm — 1 Comment

Disneyland's Mickey Mouse Penthouse (4 pics)

Disneyland's Mickey Mouse Penthouse is the ultimate "Mouse Pad." Decorated with classic Mickey Mouse imagery and three-dimensional artwork, the 1,600 sq ft penthouse includes an open living room, dining and kitchen area, two bedrooms, and two and one-half bathrooms. Photos and sketches from the Disney library are prominently displayed, featuring images of Walt and Mickey… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2010 at 12:30pm — 7 Comments

Sebastian Seung - I Am My Connectome: TED

People like Sebastian Seung inspire me. Seung is a leader in the new field of "connectomics," currently the hottest space in neuroscience, which studies, in once-impossible detail, the wiring of the brain.



In the brain, neurons are connected into a complex network. Sebastian Seung and his lab at MIT are inventing technologies for identifying and describing the "connectome," the totality of connections between the brain's neurons -- think of it as the wiring… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 30, 2010 at 11:00am — No Comments

Business Cards Transform Into 3D Metal Sculptures (10 total)

Office

These fold-out business cards by Sam Buxton are insane! Three-dimensional miniature environments are folded out from a single, flat sheet of stainless steel, in a similar way to origami paper folding. Buxton discovered the idea through a chemical milling process while working in the electronics industry.



When a manufacturer spotted… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 29, 2010 at 5:30pm — 4 Comments

Urban Street Art: The Slums (2 pics)

This large scale mural by Brazilian street artist Raul Zito really struck a chord with me. Combining graffiti with photography, Zito depicts urban life and condemns unbridled consumerism. Completed in Pompéia, São Paulo, it's a stark reminder that people all over the world face hardship, especially during the global economic crisis.…



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Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 3:00pm — 2 Comments

Modern Design: It's Pouring Light! (9 pics)

Designed by South Korean Yeongwoo Kim, the "Pouring Lamp" is a fun lighting concept perfect for those who love optical illusions. The lamp freezes "tea" as it spills in mid-air. Simply give the tea bag a tug to turn it on.…



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Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

New York's Vertical Art Gallery (6 pics)

The Sperone Westwater gallery opened in New York last week, featuring a moving exhibition space that connects the floors. Not only does this structure by Foster + Partners encapsulate everything wonderful about modern design, the way it takes full advantage of its space is highly intelligent, as well.



The centerpiece of the Sperone Westwater gallery is a… Continue

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

Pic of the Day: Nutty Birth

Looks like it was a tough delivery...

via izismile

Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 12:00am — 2 Comments

Magnificent Surreal Artworks by Rafal Olbinski (10 pieces)

If you've been seeking a little adventure lately, you should submerge yourself into Rafal Olbinski's curious world. Unlike the boring fine art you see in museums, Olbinski adds humor and surrealism to create magnificent scenes, impressive by anyone's standards. It's quite amusing to see how the artist tricks our eyes and manipulates our brains, making us interpret… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 27, 2010 at 4:00pm — 5 Comments

Sexy French Laundromat (7 photos)

Photographer Jannis Tsipoulanis and model Gabriella Holsten have mad chemistry. The French photographer deserves a ton of credit for making his elaborate scenes appear so effortless, when in fact, they require a sharp eye, steady hand, and creative mind. The laundromat is the perfect setting for this series, commissioned by La Perla, because it creates a vintage background for…

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Added by Eugene on September 27, 2010 at 11:00am — 5 Comments

Infrared Lions in Africa (5 photos)

Our friends over at National Geographic never cease to amaze us. We thought we'd seen it all when it came to photos of lions in the wild, until we saw this. These new infrared images are totally amazing!



"It is only once the sun has gone down beyond the horizon that the deadly lion truly comes to life, using scent and sound to stalk and kill its prey," says… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

Captivating Oil Paintings by Angela Fraleigh (13 total)

Splattered with paint, Angela Fraleigh's female subjects look like they're desperately trying to say something. There's an uneasy vibe in her pieces, making her work even more captivating. Creating a lot of ambiguity, Fraleigh invites us to draw our own conclusions.



Fraleigh explains: "These tensions are heightened as paint itself becomes a tool for the… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2010 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival - The Frame

The Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival is held on the 15th day of the eighth month in the Chinese calendar. Chinese people believe that on that day, the moon will be the biggest, roundest and brightest, and the term "round" implies family reunion in Chinese. The Frame put… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2010 at 10:00am — No Comments

Great Discussion: Jon Stewart vs. Bill O’Reilly

Jon Stewart visits Bill O’Reilly on Fox News' O’Reilly Factor. Inevitably, an epic conversation takes… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 25, 2010 at 10:00am — 3 Comments

Modern Architecture: The Wave Apartments (7 pics)

The curvy shape of the Wave Apartments in Vejle, Denmark makes me want to go on a thrilling rollercoaster ride. Designed by Henning Larsen Architects, the structure was inspired by the characteristics of the area: the fjord, bridge, town, and hills.



The building includes 140 modern apartments,… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 24, 2010 at 3:30pm — 3 Comments

Creative Ad Campaign or Modern Art Rip-off? (2 pics)

More and more, I've been noticing how modern art has influenced advertising. Take this ad campaign by BBDO NY, for example. When I first saw the images, they instantly reminded me of Liu Bolin's… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 24, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

Eco-Friendly Sun Shade Powers Your Gadgets! (5 pics)

The Solaris Sun Shading System is one of those concepts that should already be on the market. After all, it makes so much sense, and it looks fantastic too!



Designed by José Vicente, the sun shading system is equipped with photovoltaic panels which allows users to charge their electronics with clean, renewable energy from the sun. It's an absolutely… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 23, 2010 at 4:30pm — 4 Comments

The Rager that is Oktoberfest 2010

There aren't many other places in the world I'd rather be during this time of year. I mean, look at how much fun these people are having at Octoberfest in Munich. With good food, happy people, and lots and lots of beer, the Germans sure know how to throw a rockin' party....



According to The Big Picture: "This year marks the 177th Oktoberfest to be held, 2010 is the 200th anniversary of the very first Oktoberfest in…

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Added by Eugene on September 23, 2010 at 12:00pm — 3 Comments

Pic of the Day: Self Portrait

“1985”

"This is a quasi self portrait of my formative years," says artist Mike Mitchell.



via daily… Continue

Added by Eugene on September 23, 2010 at 1:30am — 1 Comment

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