Eugene's Blog – October 2008 Archive (85)

Hi-Def Pics - One place I really want to go: Machu Picchu, Peru

The ruins of Machu Picchu, October 14, 2008. Constructed around 1460, overlooked by Spanish conquerors, and rediscovered by the West in 1911, the treasured site is visited by over 400,000 travelers every year. (© Gary Noel)

The ruins of Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate, October 13, 2008. (© Gary Noel)…

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Added by Eugene on October 31, 2008 at 11:55am — 2 Comments

Optical Illusions - 12 Tilt-Shift Miniature Faking Photos

Talk about trippy. These are not miniature models, they are actual life size objects. Tilt-Shift miniature faking is a creative technique whereby a photograph of a life-size location or object is manipulated to give an optical illusion of a photograph of a miniature scale model. Most faked tilt-shift photographs are taken from a high angle to further simulate the… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 31, 2008 at 9:00am — 5 Comments

Beautiful Fractal Art Images by Mistywisp: United Kingdom

These fractal art images by Mistywisp are really beautiful. Fractal art is created by calculating fractal objects and representing the calculation results as still images, animations, music, or other media. I like the colors and lines she uses in her somewhat abstract… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 30, 2008 at 2:30pm — 2 Comments

Sleek, Sexy, Fast Beast - Introducing the 2009 Nissan 370Z

Here's a peak at the new Nissan 370Z, which will debut officially at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show. The look is smoother and more organic than the current model. Nissan has yet to confirm what changes it's made beneath the metal, but it's safe to assume from the name alone that the larger 3.7-liter V6 from the Infiniti G37 will reside under that new hood. In the… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 30, 2008 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - MOVIES OPENING 10/31

PICK OF THE WEEK

RocknRolla

RocknRolla is finally wide released in the US on Friday! In the action flick, a Russian mobster orchestrates a crooked land deal, putting millions of dollars up for grabs and attracting all of London's criminal underworld. Directed by Guy Ritchie and starring Gerard Butler.



SCARY MOVIE OPTION #1

Eden Lake

In… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 30, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Obama for America Election Night Gala!: Los Angeles

Tuesday, November 4 8pm-2am @ Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel

Want to celebrate if Obama is able to escape election rigging? Join Obama for America CA, Generation Obama LA and the California Democratic Party to support Obama - Biden 2008 at the Election Night Campaign Party!



Featuring special performances by Shepard Fairey, Z-Trip and… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 29, 2008 at 4:30pm — 3 Comments

THE WEEKEND EXPERIENCE - ART+CULTURE: Death of the Bush Era

Saturday, November 1st, 7pm-10pm @ SPARC Gallery: Venice

Are you anxious for the Bush era to end? SPARC's Day of the Dead Exhibition presents "Death of the Bush Era: What Next?" The multifaceted exhibition will examine the global transformation prompted by the eight-year George W. Bush administration, the upcoming election, economic recession, illegal… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 29, 2008 at 10:58am — 1 Comment

Election Impatience - The Daily Show

Added by Eugene on October 29, 2008 at 10:12am — No Comments

What's Cuter Than Giant Panda Twins? Nothing. (7 photos)

Meet giant panda twins "Ping Ping" and "An An". These photos were taken on October 24th at the Bifengxia Base of the Chinese Giant Panda Research and Protection Center, in Ya'an County, southwest China's Sichuan Province. More than 30 giant pandas were transferred to the Bifengxia base from the Chinese Giant Panda Research and Protection Center in Wolong of… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 29, 2008 at 9:03am — 6 Comments

Happy Doggy Halloween Day!! Tompkins Square Pet Parade: New York

Love how these dogs get in the Halloween spirit! Here are some pics from the Tompkins Square Pet Parade in New York which took place on Saturday, October 25, 2008. I especially like Dogbama and the DogIphone!…

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Added by Eugene on October 28, 2008 at 11:30am — 4 Comments

The Ultimate Party Yacht - WallyIsland: Monaco

Got a few hundred million to spare? This luxury toy is supremely awesome. Monaco-based Wally Yachts, has created WallyIsland, a massive 325-foot yacht with a giant main platform which can be home to a garden oasis, a large lounge, a heliport, a tennis court or anything else your imagination desires. It has six large cabins that can also be turned into 12 smaller… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 28, 2008 at 9:30am — 6 Comments

A Little Bit Odd - Black and White Photos by Denis Olivier: Bordeaux, France

Ever feel like you got your head in the clouds? There's something off about these photos by French photographer Denis Olivier, and that's exactly why I like them.



Here's an excerpt from his bio: "At the age of 17 I began to take some photographs. I started studying biochemistry, but after 3 years I changed to Poitiers school of fine-arts, and took an… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 28, 2008 at 7:30am — No Comments

Want to race a bullet? At 1000mph, with Bloodhound SSC you might just win.

Do you feel the need? The need for speed? Meet Bloodhound SSC. England’s Science Minister Lord Drayson recently announced plans to create a car that is capable of reaching 1,000 mph. The car is an attempt to break the previous world land speed record of 760 mph set in 1997. In it's quest for land speed superiority, Bloodhound SSC will use a Eurojet EJ200 jet… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 27, 2008 at 1:00pm — 2 Comments

Halloween Option #8 - Absinthe, Vaudeville, and Half Naked Aerialists @ The Edison: Downtown LA

The Edison is one of my favorite spots in Downtown LA - It's also one of the creepiest, which is why it may be the perfect party spot for you this Halloween.



Ghouls, phantoms, and demons unite! Edison promises… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 27, 2008 at 9:00am — No Comments

Bombastic Gourmet Sandwiches - Say Cheese: Silver Lake

On our quest to find more gems of Silver Lake, Annie and I headed over to Say Cheese on Vic's recommendation. Thanks Vic! Say Cheese is more like a gourmet deli than a cafe. On their menu is a wide range of cold and hot sandwiches that run from $10-$12.

The… Continue

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

4 Super Fun and Creative Wallpaper Designs

1.) Light-Emitting Wallpaper

How cool is Dutch designer Jonas Samson's light-emitting wallpaper? Turn off the lights and the wallpaper illuminates the room, but when the lights come back on, the wallpaper looks completely normal. The design is not only an unusual wallpaper idea, but also an interesting way to look at having light without a traditional… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 25, 2008 at 10:30am — 3 Comments

The 9th Annual Japanese Food Festival - Tomorrow 10/25, 11am-3pm: Downtown LA

Do we have any Japanese food lovers in the house? The 9th Annual Japanese Food Festival will take place at the Kyoto Grand Hotel and Gardens in Downtown LA tomorrow from 11am-3pm. I've never been to this before, but looking at the pictures, this event has some serious potential. Tickets are $50 a pop.



According to the website, attendees will be able to… Continue

Added by Eugene on October 24, 2008 at 2:00pm — 3 Comments

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