Friday, February 28, 2014

These Will Wipe Anything But the Smile From Your Face. Crazy Beautiful Wet Wipes.

 



10  wet wipes to a pack, 11 packages to choose from. Beautifully designed with hilarious copy.









Crazy Beautiful Wet Wipes, $3.99 a pack, buy them here

Kate Moss (and That Wacky Little VooDoo Doll) For Alexander McQueen by Steven Klein.




With bright yellow hair, lots of cuffs and clutching a doll in her likeness, Kate Moss is the star of the 2014 Spring Summer ad campaign for Alexander McQueen - her first time appearing in ads for the brand. Shot by the fabulous Steven Klein, the images are accompanied by a short film (shown further down in the post), also directed by the photographer.



In the majority of the dark and moody

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Fashion You Can Sink Your Teeth Into. Moschino's 2014 Flavorful Fall Winter Collection by Jeremy Scott.

 



Whether you call it Fashion with Flavor or Culinary Couture, the 2014 Fall Winter RTW collection from Italian brand Moschino has zero trans fats and lots of humor. Processed and packaged goods are turned into couture gowns and dresses, McDonald's and Milk are the inspiration for suits, handbags and shoes. In his typically irreverent style Jeremy Scott's designs mock the fast food industry

The Perfect Oscar Party Accessories. Shoes & Bags For The Movie Lover.




The following heels and clutch bags by Charlotte Olympia make great accessories if you're attending the Oscars or simply an Oscar party.

Girls On Film Sandals:

Girls on Film is a cinematic silhouette with film reel straps and a gold buckle in soft sepia. Made from pvc and silk satin, this beautiful sandal emulates a classic film roll.



Take 110 Sandals:

Crafted from lustrous silver

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Art Fund Cooks Up A Clever Way To Help UK Museums and Galleries

 



above: Photographs by Maja Smend, food styling by Kim Morphew, prop styling by Lydia Brun

A new fundraising initiative from the Art Fund encourages art lovers to create edible masterpieces with all funds raised going toward helping UK museums and galleries.



Asking the public to combine their love of food and art, they are encouraging you to get together with your friends, family or

Water-Cooled House in Singapore by Wallflower Architects





Located in Bukit Timah, Singapore amongst the verdant landscape lies a two-story modern home of wood, concrete stucco, flagstone, limestone, granite, marble and lots of shallow ponds.








To unconsciously guide visitors to the living pavilion above, a minimal spiral staircase touches down within the entrance foyer.





An oculus within the pond highlights the main entrance, the circle of

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Nice New Honda Civic Tourer Spot from Wieden+Kennedy London Highlights The Inner Beauty.






From the Honda Newsroom:
Honda finds the ‘Inner Beauty’ with TV campaign for all-new Civic Tourer

The creative team behind Honda’s recent smash-hit viral film ‘Hands’ is aiming for further success with a new TV advertising campaign to welcome the Civic Tourer into Honda dealerships across the UK.

The campaign celebrates the idea that beauty is about much more than what appears on the

ATMs become GAYTMs for The Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras.

 



In their 8th year supporting the Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras, sponsor and partner banking group ANZ celebrated by turning 10 ATMS into GAYTMs and are donating the ATM operator fees for non-ANZ cardholders to non-profit organization Twenty10 for the duration of the campaign.



The GAYTMs even dispense rainbow receipts:



Created by Whybin\TBWA Melbourne, each of the ten GAYTMs is decked

Monday, February 24, 2014

The Hennessey Venom GT Nabs The Title Of The World's Fastest Production Car - For Now.

 



Bugatti has a little catching up to do - 0.63 mph. to be exact.


above: previous record holder for the world's fastest production car, the Bugatti Veyron Super Sport

Grabbing the title away from Bugatti for the fastest production car in the world, the Hennessey Venom GT set a new world speed record for 2-seat sports cars by reaching a top speed of 270.49 mph (435.31 km/h), beating the

Kartell's Bourgie Lamp Reimagined by 14 Designers for the 10th Anniversary.

 




It's been ten years since Kartell introduced Ferruccio Laviani's Bourgie lamp to their collection. To celebrate the tenth anniversary, Kartell dreamt up a unique initiative for the January edition of Maison&Objet in Paris to celebrate the special occasion and invited 14 designers to re-imagine the now classic table lamp.



The Bourgie Lamp, in its first classic clear iteration of transparent

Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Paragon Of Modern Organic Architecture, Ken Kellogg's Desert Home, Is On The Market for $3 Million. (60 Photos)

 






The Joshua Tree House - or Desert House as it's been called - is owned by Jay Doolittle, who started building the house in 1987 with his wife, Bev. Completed in 1993, this 4,643 square foot modern estate tucked away in Joshua Tree has been carefully designed, elaborated upon, crafted and finessed for 27 years and is now on the market for the first time.





The 3 bedroom 3.5 bathroom home,

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Modern Luxury Living - The Architecture & Interior Design of the Balance Hill House.





The Balance Hill home by Kirkpatrick Architects, with interior design by Antonia Hutt & Associates, is situated on a dramatic hillside terrace, high above the LA basin. In addition to the home's dramatic exterior design, inside it has regulation size bowling lanes, a glassed in wall wine storage, and a home gym in addition to the bedrooms, bathrooms, a formal dining room, kitchen, casual

Friday, February 21, 2014

Artists & Illustrators Draw On Their Love Of Animals For The Creative Pet Project.

 



I know there are many wonderfully innovative and creative projects out there asking for your funding on sites like Indiegogo and Kickstarter. But this one is truly worthwhile and supports two causes close to my own heart - Animals and Art. Rob Snow and the artists put a ton of work into it and the rewards for contributing are terrific (shown further down in the post), so I hope you will

All 5 Of The Brian Williams Rap Mash-Ups Including The Epic Rapper's Delight.

 



I posted this on Faceboook a few minutes after it aired Wednesday night because I was so impressed with it. Apparently, I'm not alone -  it was the number one trending item on Facebook all day Thursday. So, for those of you who have not been watching Jimmy Fallon's first week as host of The Tonight show, I will share it with you.

You may not know that this was not the first mash-up with NBC

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Mary Katrantzou's Wild 2014 F/W Collection Is A Big Departure for The Greek Designer.

 



When I first introduced you to fashion designer Mary Katrantzou in 2008 - 2009, she had barely broken into the fashion world. At that time her clothes had printed textiles which emulated chunky jewelry and perfume bottles and were accompanied by jewelry of her own design:


In 2011 I showed you that Mary's work had progressed to combine her digitally printed textiles with lots of

Darth Vader Appears At London Fashion Week - On Dresses and Blouses By Preen.

 



In the Fall/Winter 2014 Ready-To-Wear collection from Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, there was an unexpected appearance from Luke's Father on the runway during London's Fashion Week. The image of Darth Vader's head was integrated into 7 pieces from the new collection, appearing printed on geometric print dresses, atop dark busy patterns and on one crisp white blouse amongst the orange, lace,

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Kate Upton In A Bathing Suit In Zero Gravity For 2014 Sports Illustrated - 15 Pics and Video.

 



As part of the enormous 50th Anniversary Edition of Sports Illustrated's Swimsuit Issue, the buxom and beautiful Kate Upton was photographed at Cape Canaveral in their zero gravity chamber by James Macari.



In the following photos the bountiful model is wearing swimsuits by Delfina, Micoh, Beach Riot, American Apparel, Lolli Swim and Target's Limited edition Swimsuit Collection.












Meet Angela Clayton, An Impressive 16 Year Old Who Has Cosplay All Sewn Up.

 



16 year old Angela Clayton is blowing away the world of Cosplay with her impressive costume-making skills. After having designed, dressed and styled herself at Frozen's Queen Elsa (complete with photo shoot in a snowy forest), she's being cited as 'having raised the bar' by sci-fi and Cosplay fans alike.





above: Angela as Disney's Queen Elsa from Frozen in her own costume, makeup and

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

A $2500 Terrific Tome From Taschen of Annie Leibovitz' Awesome Photography.




UPDATE: My sincerest apologies to my readers, but the PR rep from TASCHEN contacted me this morning and asked me to remove the images that appear inside the book, telling me are copyrighted images owned by Annie Leibovitz and are not permitted to be used on this blog without explicit permission.

I figured since it was free advertising for their publication and that many of these images are

Whimsical Entrance Gates Designed For An Amsterdam School Garden by Tjep.

 




Two stunning entrance gates serve as portals to nature in the historical Amstel Area. Frank Tjepkema (aka Tjep), along with Leonie Janssen, crafted two colored galvanized steel gates coated with epoxy and on a concrete foundation for the Aemstel Schooltuin (school garden).






The new working-garden, where over 500 school children aged 9 to 11 will learn about nature and grow their own

Monday, February 17, 2014

Jeffrey Darling's Ad Campaign For South Australian Tourism. (All 3 Spots)

 




The third but no means final installment of the ads by KWP! for South Australian Tourism Commission (SATC) launched earlier this month. Following on from the highly successful Kangaroo Island, Let Yourself Go and Barossa, Be Consumed (both shown in this post) campaigns comes Adelaide, Breathe.

All three have been the result of a partnership between the South Australian Tourism Commission,

25 Body Art Illusions Done With Acrylic Paint By Hiraku Cho.





An illustrator and graphic designer by trade, Tokyo-born artist 趙 燁(ちょう ひかる) Hiraku Cho, plays with applying acrylic paint directly on the skin, giving the illusion of human forms invaded by technology, fruit and even other humans.






Admitted to Musashino Art University, Department of Visual Communication Design in 2012, these images reflect the theme of Unusual Art, in which she was

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Eat Fit Cutlery - A Workout With Every Bite.

 




Eat your way to bigger biceps as you shovel food into your pie-hole. Eat Fit Cutlery is a stainless steel knife, fork and spoon with a dumbbell as the handle. The flatware tips the scales at 1 Kilogram or 2.2lbs each - the equivalent of a bag of sugar.





The utensils are expensive as they are handmade. Knife and fork set is $125 and the set with dessert spoon weighs in at $149.

Saturday, February 15, 2014

Don't Know What To Make For Dinner? Daily Menu Dishes Will Decide For You.

 



The Kahla Daily Menu Plates project by  5.5 Design Studio is a collection of biomorphic dishes designed to fit specific meals for each day of the week. The plates function as meal suggestions when one suffers from a lack of inspiration.

"Daily Menu"

Sunday: pork loins / cauliflower




Monday: chicken / fries




Tuesday: chops / peas




Wednesday: Sausage / puree




Thursday: hamburger /

Friday, February 14, 2014

My Valentine To You: The Evolution Of The Kiss In Art.

 



Ah, the kiss. The most romantic expression of love and tenderness. You may think that kissing as a subject in fine art is trite or cliche, but that doesn't mean it hasn't been depicted beautifully by many of the world's most well-known and respected artists. As my Valentine to you, I have rounded up some of the most interesting and iconic expressions of "The Kiss"  (Le Baiser, Der Kuss) by

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Sony Bottles Their Waterproof MP3 Players And Sells Them Via Vending Machine.

 




DraftFCB of Auckland has created a marketing first - The Bottled Walkman. To illustrate the waterproof properties of Sony's W Series MP3 player, they cleverly packaged the device in bottles full of water and then hijacked a vending machine in a gym and transformed it into a product display, distribution channel, and talk piece.







Targeting swimmers specifically, the unique idea removes

A Look At The Barbie Shoot For The 2014 SI Swimsuit Edition.

 



News has broken that this year's cover model for the annually anticipated Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition is none other than the disproportionately endowed blonde we know and love as Barbie.



For the 50th Anniversary issue Mattel teamed up with SI for the cover shoot and 4 page interior article which features a 1959 vintage Barbie doll in her classic black and white chevron suit, a new

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

A Tiny But Terrific Prefab Home In Brazil by Architect Alex Nogueira





House 12.20 in Campo Grande, Brazil by Alex Nogueira







Copy is courtesy of the architect:
In a 9-meter-long (29.5') and 5-meter-wide (16.4') rectangular space, totaling 45 square meters (about 148 square feet), the orthogonality and the rigidity of the architectural environment create a contrast with the light and stripped atmosphere brought by the colors, by the furniture, by some of

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Baby Has Taken Her Last Bow. The Life of Shirley Temple Black As Told Through 85 Photos.

 



By now, most of you know that child star, actress, breast cancer survivor, mother and politician Shirley Temple Black has passed away of natural causes at the age of 85. The adorable, curly-topped redhead tap-danced her way into our hearts as a toddler and never left. Until now.



above: Shirley with Carole Lombard and Gary Cooper on a movie studio lot in 1934

Instead of an obituary or full

The Shining, Pulp Fiction, The Big Lebowski And More As Old School Arcade Games.

 



David Dutton of Dutton Films "gamifies" your favorite Hollywood Blockbusters into 80's arcade and NES inspired action for his own CineFix 8-Bit Cinema. With music by Henry Dutton, the results are a series of awesome Old School fun with no quarters necessary.



Check them out.

Pulp Fiction:


The Big Lebowski:


The Shining:


See more of CineFix's 8-Bit Cinema movies (they have 17 to date)

Monday, February 10, 2014

UPDATED: Dumb Starbucks Opens In Los Angeles, Making A Latte Fun Of The Original.

 





UPDATED 2/11 : Despite earlier reports that graphic designer and artist Marc Horowitz was behind the pop up parody coffee shop, the Los Angeles Times reports that it is actually the brainchild of comedian Nathan Fielder.

Yes, it's true. A faux Starbucks coffee shop named Dumb Starbucks opened in the hipster hood of Los Feliz yesterday to long lines of curious coffee-craving crowds.



With

Rocking or Rolling, Gloria Lavi's Bassinets Are Beautiful For Baby.

 




Hand made in Germany, the Cruiser and the Dreamer bassinets designed by Gloria Lavi represent a synthesis of organic design and excellent craftsmanship.



The Lavi Cruiser
The Lavi Cruiser has a shell made of solid 3D molded beech wood and an oiled undercarriage of solid light oak. It has extra quiet locking brakes, is super simple to put together using only four screws, and comes with a

Sunday, February 9, 2014

And Then There's These - Strapless Panties by Shibue Couture.




After dominating the Salon de La Lingerie runway in Paris and making headlines in the UK's largest daily publication "The Sun", Shibue® Couture unveiled that it's the only trusted Strapless Panty worn on the runway during Fashion Week and keeps designer collection debuts "panty-line free." Next, Shibue® Couture will grace the runways in New York during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.


above:

Pininfarina & Napkin Collaborate To Create A Pen That Never Needs Ink. Ever.




Italian design and engineering firm, Pininfarina, combines their seductive styling with Napkin's technology to introduce the 4.EVER Pininfarina Cambiano, a revolutionary writing instrument. The pen was made in conjunction with Napkin, who created the first stylus made of aluminum with a tip made of Ethergraf®, a particular metal alloy patented by Chic Trading. With this special metal alloy,

Saturday, February 8, 2014

A Simple Add-On Helps Turn Any Flat Surface Into A Table: The Floyd Leg.

 




UPDATE: Congratulations to Kyle and Alex, the Floyd Leg has been fully funded via Kickstarter as of about 16 hours ago!



So, what is it?

It's so simple, it's a wonder no one has created this before now. The Floyd Leg is like a C-clamp with a long, tapered, powder-coated steel attached leg. A tool that gives you the framework to take be the creator of your own furniture by utilizing wood

Friday, February 7, 2014

I Think I Am In Friend-Love With Yumi Sakugawa's New Book.




I have a confession to make.
I think I am in Friend-Love with you.

What's friend-love?
It's that super-awesome bond you share with someone who makes you happy every time you text each other, or meet up for an epic outing. It's not love-love. You don't want to swap saliva; you want to swap favorite books. But it's just as intense and just as amazing.



I Think I Am In Friend-Love With You is

Thursday, February 6, 2014

William Wegman Trades In His Weimaraners For Greyhounds In Trussardi's Spring Ad Campaign.

 



Italian brand Trussardi asked artist and photographer William Wegman to create its spring/summer 2014 advertising campaign. For the first time in his career, the American photographer famous for the photos of his gorgeous Weimaraners will be working with a new subject: Trussardi's greyhound, which he photographed to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the brand logo.



"I dedicate this project

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

A Modern Oasis In the Middle Of Yucca Valley: The Black Desert House Is Stylish Inside and Out.






The “Black Desert House” is a modern architectural home available to rent for professional Fashion, Editorial, Film and Advertising photo shoots, movies and commercials. Sadly, it cannot be rented as a vacation home. The 1,570 square foot home is fully furnished with designer decor and lighting and located about 2 hours outside of Los Angeles in Yucca Valley.







The secluded site offers

Vanity Fair's 2014 Hollywood Issue Cover, Close Up & Behind The Scenes.




On February 11th, The 20th Hollywood Issue of Vanity Fair hits the newsstands. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, the magazine celebrates a year of spectacular film with a group of distinguished actors on the cover as it has done annually for the past two decades.

Left half of the full shot:

Right half of the full shot:


This is the most racially diverse cover ever for the annual Hollywood

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Angela Nocentini Creates Couture Made With Magis Adhesive Tape.

 



Angela Nocentini, a sculpture teacher at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence, is known for her fashions made with recycled trash and waste to emphasize her environmental concerns. To illustrate the use of tape as a reusable resource, she collaborated with eco-conscious Italian adhesive tape company Magis S.p.A. (not to be confused with Magis Design) to create these fashions using their

Monday, February 3, 2014

Amazing Photographic Art Installation For The NYC Ballet & How It Was Done.




French artist JR was recently invited by the New York City Ballet to create a large-scale art installation, in collaboration with the dancers of the Company, for their 2014 Art Series.





The artist, who is known for exhibiting his works outside of museums and catching the attention of the public by freely placing his art on buildings and walls all over the world, has created an homage to

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Remembered Through His Films, Quotes and Photos.

 


above photo by Mark Abrahams

All of a sudden my blogging about Super Bowl spots seems so shallow and insignificant. That's because we lost one of the greatest actors of all time this Sunday Morning.



above: Philip Seymour Hoffman at the 2014 Sundance Film festival in a tintype photo by Victoria Will for Esquire Magazine

Now I'm not one who gets 'crushes' on movie stars, nor do I pretend to

American Football As Seen By Photographer Elvis di Fazio

 



A little Terry Richardson, a little Marc Van Dalen and a little vintage Helmut Newton, Elvis di Fazio's photography style is sexy and raw. Combining a little smut with a lot of beauty, he describes his own work as Kitsch Erotic.

As an alternative - or supplement - to today's macho NFL Championship game, aka The Super Bowl, I wanted to share with you his great shots of women depicting (not

Saturday, February 1, 2014

Celebrity Cavemen. 20 Famous Folks As Neanderthals.

 


above: Caveman Willem Dafoe

While most sports fans will be busy watching large men grunt as they play the NFL Championship game tomorrow, I thought I'd introduce you to a different sort of Troglodyte today: the celebrity caveman.

The following images are entries by various computer artists from six different Worth1000 Effects contests in which they were asked to combine Celebrities with

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