Eugene's Blog – December 2009 Archive (83)

Digital Clock Made of 24 Analogue Clocks (4 pics + video)

Swedish designers "Human Since 1982" created this digital clock made of 24 analogue clocks. It's like they merged two opposite worlds together. Make sure to check out the video below to see the clock in action!…


Added by Eugene on December 31, 2009 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Magnificent Brown Bears (18 photos)

There are few land mammals more handsome than these big, furry, brown bears. Italian photographer Stefano Unterthiner sought of these magnificent creatures in their natural habitat, and captured these amazing shots.

Stefano travels regularly around the world in search of new subjects for his photographic stories. He specializes in trying to tell an animal's…


Added by Eugene on December 30, 2009 at 6:00pm — 4 Comments

LOST Underground Art Show at Gallery 1988 (13 pics)

A while back, Kevin posted about a painting by Alex Pardee that was part of the LOST Underground Art Show at Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles. In this follow-up post, we take a look at more pieces from the show. Collected here are photos that were taken at the opening reception of the… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 30, 2009 at 11:00am — 4 Comments

The Art and Beauty of Japanese Tattoos (12 photos)

Whether you're into tattoos or not, there is no way you can deny the skillful art and beauty of Japanese tattoos.

Continuing since about the 3rd century, tattooing in Japan is a tradition that has been developed over a long period of history. Popular themes include: carps, tigers, mythical animals such as dragons and phoenixes, flowers such as Japanese…


Added by Eugene on December 29, 2009 at 1:30pm — 7 Comments

Guinness World Records of the Decade (10 pics)

Darren Taylor performed the highest shallow dive at the LA County Fairgrounds

Guinness World Records celebrates a collection of world records, both human achievements and the extremes of the natural world. Having shortlisted a top 100 from every record set in several categories during the past 10 years, GWR now wants the the global online…


Added by Eugene on December 29, 2009 at 12:00pm — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture - Cloud 360 Observatory (4 pics)

Designed by Korean architecture firm Kyungam Architects Associates, "Cloud 360" was a competition entry to build the Daewon Park Observatory in Seongnam, South Korea.

The ground level is made up of open space, while stilts support the raised building and the two elevators inside. At the top, a restaurant, café, and media center all look out into…


Added by Eugene on December 28, 2009 at 3:30pm — 2 Comments

Sexy Silhouettes

In a world saturated with poorly-made digital art that all looks the same, Brano Hlavac's work is a breath of fresh air. With great use of colors, shadows and textures, the Slovakia-based graphic designer/illustrator masterfully creates stunning, sexy works of art. Collected here are my favorite pieces from his portfolio.…


Added by Eugene on December 28, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Hyper-Realistic Underwater Polar Bear and Raven (2 pics)

Finnish fine art photographer Susanna Majur plays tricks on my mind - and I'm totally loving it! Her fascinating images feature human beings interacting with mother nature and her animals, yet the hyper-realistic scenes are fantastically underwater!

Majuri graduated from the Turku Arts Academy in 2004 and has an M.A. in photography from the University of Art… Continue

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

Urban Street Art - Vhils and David Walker: Portugal

“I was recently invited by Vhils to Lisbon as a guest painter at the annual VSP (Visual Street Performance) show. VSP is an annual live painting event which takes place in the Portuguese cities of Porto and Lisbon. This year VSP took over a huge semi-derelict school in the heart of Lisbon to be decorated by a host of Portuguese talent, including Vhils, Hium,…


Added by Eugene on December 27, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

Giant George - World's Tallest Dog? (4 photos)

Meet Giant George, the Blue Great Dane who could be the world's tallest dog. The gentle giant stands at nearly 43 inches tall from paw to shoulder and weighs a staggering 245lbs. The four-year-old measures 7ft 3in from nose to tail.

George's owners David and Christine Nasser…


Added by Eugene on December 27, 2009 at 11:30am — 15 Comments

Creative Ad: Copenhagen Zoo (2 pics)

How much would it suck if someone was afraid of snakes and had to take this bus? Copenhagen-based ad agency Bates Y&R created this hyper-realistic version of "Snakes on a Bus." A huge constrictor snake is seen crushing the metal frame of a bus, giving the illusion that all of its passengers are in grave danger. Props to Bates Y&R for great execution, and… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 27, 2009 at 10:30am — 1 Comment

The Known Universe

I have to say, I started clapping by myself after I watched this amazing video. It truly reminds us how big this universe really is... Make sure to watch it in fullscreen HD!

The Known Universe takes viewers from the Himalayas through our atmosphere and the inky black of space to the afterglow of the Big Bang. Every star, planet, and quasar seen in the film is possible because of the world's most complete four-dimensional map of the universe, the Digital… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 26, 2009 at 2:00pm — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture - An Angel's Sleek Wings (6 pics)

Is it just me or do these buildings look like the sleek wings of a lightning-quick angel?

Perkins+Will’s Master Plan for SANY Beijing won first place in the “Conceptual Design” category at the 8th International Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism. The judging committee based their award selection on four central themes of the exhibition: spatiality,… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 26, 2009 at 1:30pm — 2 Comments

She Was an Angel (10 photos)

Using wonderful soft tones, Milan-based Tommaso Nervegna takes beautiful shots of model Antonella Missoni. I'm really diggin' the antique cameras and the scene where she's writing in a journal, as It gives the set a bit more character.

Born on June 24, 1986, Tommaso Nervegna is a multidisciplinary designer and photographer who works with art direction, brand…


Added by Eugene on December 26, 2009 at 11:30am — 5 Comments

Modern Architecture - Google Headquarters (14 photos + video)

We've looked inside the headquarters of social media giants Twitter and Facebook. Today, we turn it up a notch and take a tour of the "Googleplex" in Mountain View, California - a place where teams of…


Added by Eugene on December 25, 2009 at 10:00am — 12 Comments

Christmas is All Around - Billy Mack: Love Actually

Merry Christmas, everyone! As an annual Christmas tradition here at theMET, we present Bill Nighy as Billy Mack performing "Christmas Is All Around" from Love… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 25, 2009 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Three-Dimensional Cube Photos (4 pics)

Polish photographers Szymon Roginski and Kasia Korzeniecka worked together to create these images for the “O Mia O” Spring Summer 2009 collection of Ania Kuczynska. After taking shots of the collection, they cut up the photos and pasted them onto 3d objects. The photo cubes were then aligned and photographed to create the final product.…


Added by Eugene on December 25, 2009 at 9:00am — No Comments

Urban Street Art - Street Signs by TrustoCorp (12 pics)

Decorating the streets of Los Angeles, Miami and New York City, street artist TrustoCorp adds personality to Metropolitan areas with these hand painted street signs. While all of the signs are amusing, some of them seem to carry a social message, while others come off a bit lighter. I can just imagine a person looking up at one of these signs in confusion, before… Continue

Added by Eugene on December 25, 2009 at 2:00am — 2 Comments

Modern Architecture - Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya

Could you imagine taking a break from your hectic life and escaping to this modern sanctuary? Designed by Mexican architect Gilberto Borja, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya looks like the perfect place to relax.

Located 26 miles south of Cancun, Mexico, the Mandarin Oriental Riviera Maya is set amidst 36 acres of tropical forests, with calm water views…


Added by Eugene on December 24, 2009 at 6:30pm — 2 Comments

Beautiful Snowy Winter Scenes

As a kid, there's nothing like playing in the snow. As a grown-up, there are few things more beautiful than a snow-covered winter. Collected here are some magnificent photos of snowy scenes from all over the world.

"If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome." -Anne Bradstreet

via boston

Added by Eugene on December 24, 2009 at 11:00am — 2 Comments

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