Guido Daniele’s Hand Painting Used To Sell AT&T’s Roaming Capabilities

Most of us ‘creative types’ and net surfers have seen Milan-based artist Guido Daniele’s amazing hand painting before, but its latest incarnation is in a new AT&T International Roaming ad campaign by BBDO Atlanta, shot by Toronto based photographer Andric (who happens to speak Italian so he could converse easily with Daniele). The animals and imagery painted on the hands are to symbolize the countries in which you have ‘roaming’ capabilities with AT&T. Read more

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Wocka Wocka Wocka Down The Runway: Giles Deacon Does Pac Man Couture.

Giles Deacon Spring Summer 09

Critics say that hot fashion designer Giles Deacon’s latest collection for Spring/Summer 2009 is fairly conservative for him and not as wacky or irreverent as his past fashion excursions. With more traditional silhouettes (there were exceptions), fabulous graphic colored camouflage patterns and trim, as well as streamlined solid colored double knit jersey dresses, he may actually be turning somewhat… dare I say it… wearable. Read more

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Paul Newman, May He Rest In Peace. 1925-2008. We Will Miss You.

Legendary film star, philanthropist, devoted husband, passionate car racer and worldwide sex symbol Paul Newman has died after a long battle with cancer.

Hollywood legend Paul Newman has died after a battle with cancer. He was 83. The star of such films as Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, The Hustler, The Color Of Money, Road To Perdition and many more over a career spanning 50 years, was surrounded by members of his family at the time of his death.

Newman was nominated for ten Oscars over the years, winning three, the first for the 1986 film The Color Of Money, directed by Martin Scorsese.

Newman acted in 60 films in all, appearing in some with his wife, Joanne Woodward, like The Long Hot Summer and Paris Blues. He worked alongside legends like Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Altman, Robert Redford, Elizabeth Taylor, Lauren Bacall and Tom Hanks. He even provided his voice for the 2006 Pixar movie Cars, which turned out to be his last role.

Famed for his philanthropy as well as his acting, Mr. Newman was married to Oscar-winning actress Joanne Woodward for more than 50 years.

Too see more wonderful photos and the original wedding announcement for Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward, go here.

He also had successful side careers as an auto racing driver and creator of a line of food products, Newman’s Own,** that bore his name and face on their labels.

The “Newman’s Own Foundation,” took profits from that company and sponsored numerous charitable organisations. Newman also founded his “Hole in the Wall” Camps, which provided fun summer breaks for children around the world suffering from life-threatening illnesses.

Above: In addition to being a great actor, his passion was racing. He was still racing cars, even at age 80.

“His love was his family and friends. And his heart and soul were dedicated to helping make the world a better place for all,” Robert Forrester, vice-chairman of the Newman’s Own Foundation, said in a statement.

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds paid tribute to the actor today, describing him as “an inspirational character”. Mr. Reynolds met Mr. Newman when the actor was looking for an Irish home for his Barretstown Gang charity. “It was Albert Reynolds who brought Paul Newman to Ballymore Eustace, where he found the estate to be enchanting and an ideal location for his children’s charity,” a spokesman for Mr Reynolds said.

Mr. Newman was born in a Cleveland suburb on January 26th, 1925, and was a Navy radio man in the Pacific during World War Two. Afterward, he went to Kenyon College in Ohio on a football scholarship but took up acting after being cut from the team because of a bar-room brawl.

After his father’s death, Mr. Newman helped run the family sporting goods store before heading to the Yale Drama School.

He ended up in New York, finding bit parts in TV and a Broadway role in Picnic in 1953. His first major movie role was portraying boxer Rocky Graziano in Somebody Up There Likes Me .

The above video is by Youtube user ItsCourtenayMmkay

His loss will affect the entire world and he will most certainly never be forgotten.

**Newman’s Own®, Inc., founded on a lark by Paul Newman and his buddy A.E. Hotchner in 1982, is now a leading premium food company that offers more than 150 varieties of delicious all-natural food and beverage products. Based in Westport, CT, the charitable mission of Newman’s Own is expressed in its Company motto: “Shameless exploitation in pursuit of the Common Good.” Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation donate all profits and royalties after taxes for educational and charitable purposes. Paul Newman and the Newman’s Own Foundation have given more than $250 million to thousands of charities worldwide.

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Pink Modern Classics From DWR For Auction In Support Of Breast Cancer

Pink Modern Classics From DWR

Design Within Reach has partnered with Emeco, Fritz Hansen, Herman Miller®, Knoll® and Spinneybeck® Leather to auction on ebay five special-edition, fully licensed classic chairs, with all proceeds going to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Read more

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Now THAT’S a rock! The Latest Diamond Find Could End Up Being The World’s Largest Polished Piece Of Ice

largest uncut diamond

A huge gem stone which could become the largest polished round diamond in history was recently unearthed at the Letšeng diamond mine in Lesotho just this past September 8th, 2008. Read more

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Graphic Concrete: Adding Life To A Big Ol’ Grey Slab

Think concrete just has to be a big ol’ plain slab? Not anymore… at least not in Helsinki, where Graphic Concrete applies texture and imagery to what would ordinarily be a big grey slab. They have devised a new way to produce a patterned concrete surface. The patented Graphic Concrete technology involves applying a surface retarder to the surface of a special membrane and this method allows concrete product manufacturers to produce different types of high-quality patterned concrete elements and slabs.

In addition to being patterned, the concrete surface can also be smooth or completely exposed fine aggregate as well as tinted or stained a color. A photo or text can also be reproduced/ designed into the concrete as you will see in the following examples.

You can choose from several of their surface patterns or even design your own. The effect looks great on both exteriors of buildings, interior walls, floors or installations.

Graphic Concrete Ltd
Porkkalankatu 11 H 11
Tel +358 9 6842 0093

Learn more, see their surface patterns, finished buildings and the process here at Graphic Concrete’s site.

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Mark Turpin’s Pine Island: Architecture In Miniature

mark turpin's pine island miniatures

You can’t call Mark Turpin’s creations Dollhouses, that would be a gross misnomer. Read more

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I Finally Found The Perfect Home! Anyone Got $12,500,000 To Lend Me?

mid-century modern home for sale

Just put on the market for $12,500,000 USD, this 8,000 square foot home has that combination of organic materials (wood and stone) with mid-century modern design and open floor plans, lots of light and a fabulous yard. Exactly what I’ve been looking for. It’s just a wee bit out of my price range. Sigh. Read more

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Shave The Pussy: RFSU Promotes Their Newest Products Via Virtual Pubic Hair Design

RSFU Shave The Pussy

The RSFU (The Swedish Association for Sexual Education) has launched an interactive microsite, Shave The Pussy, created to sell their newest personal shaving products.  It is one the most entertaining and imaginative ideas I’ve seen in awhile. Brought to my attention by my friend Scott Rench, is a website that allows you to style your ‘fiffi’ — as they call it. Read more

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Wake Up When You Wash Up In Any Nova Linea Bathroom Collection (35 photos)

Nova Linea bathroom furniture

Nova Linea was founded in 1987 and is located outside of Venice, Italy. With several collections ranging from fine wood veneers and funky cabinetry, there’s something for everyone. Below are tons of images from some of their vast collections; KOS, OTIUM, ADHOC, IMAGO, OPUS and FLEXUS. Read more

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