Shoot, That’s Fun. The Bullet Hole Art Of Walt Creel.

Bullet Hole Art
above image courtesy of The Birmingham News

Walt Creel of Birmingham, Alabama uses a deadly weapon, ironically, to create images of sweet Southern wildlife. Brandishing a rifle, he fires .22 caliber bullets through 4′ x 6′ white painted aluminum panels to form images of a deer, an owl, a rabbit, a possum, a squirrel and bird in his project, De-Weaponizing The Gun. Read more

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A Little Cancan, A Little Punk, A Lotta Gaultier – The 2011 Haute Couture Gowns [UPDATED]

Jean Paul Gaultier 2011 Haute Couture
above: The show included a performance by Cabaret dancer Psykko Tico in a white tulle-covered bustier dress lined with photo-printed legs.

The hair was punk, the look was “ooh la la” and one of the beautiful models walking down the runway was actually male. As Sid Vicious’s version of “My Way” played, Jean Paul Gaultier introduced his Spring/Summer 2011 Haute Couture Collection to Paris last week and the general consensus is a resounding leg kick. Read more

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Sneaker Lovers Can Get Their Kicks With These Cool Items

Electric Light Shoe

Now, you can own a part of advertising history.
Freedom Of Creation (FOC) designers, Janne Kyttanen and Mads Thomsen, produced this Laser Sintered creation for the international ad agency Amsterdam Worldwide for its client Onitsuka Tiger ‘ASICS’ premium heritage brand and the ad campaign called Electric Tigerland. (By the way, the recent Tansu Shoe for Onitsuka Tiger by Amsterdam Worldwide won a Gold Lion at the 2010 Cannes Advertising Festival for design) Read more

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Soup For Sluts and Other Rad Ramen Noodles

The folks over at Blue Q have taken the college student’s staple, instant Ramen Noodle Soup, and cleverly repackaged four different flavors with hilarious names. Read more

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Bottles Of Bud. Canna Cola Launches Five Flavored Pot-Laced Sodas.

Canna Cola Flavored Sodas

If you’ve been following the news, there’s been quite a bit of ‘buzz’, pardon the pun, about Canna Cola, a new line of THC-infused carbonated beverages for intended sale at medicinal marijuana dispensaries. Read more

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Modern Art Highlights From The Los Angeles Art Show – Part II


above: Halim Al Karim, Hidden Love 3 (detail), 2009, Lambda print on aluminum, 67 x 47 inches (170 x 120 cm)

Yesterday I shared with you some of the modern art from the Los Angeles Art Show in Part I and now the eye candy continues with Part II. Read more

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Modern Art Highlights From The Los Angeles Art Show – Part I

The 16th annual Los Angeles Art Show took place in the city’s Convention Center this past Thursday, January 19th through Sunday, January 23rd. I attended with my friend and fellow art-lover/collector Betsy Wills, who flew out from Nashville for the event and who is the author of an enjoyable art blog named Artstormer. Read more

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The Chicken Point Cabin Is A Loft-Like Modern Dwelling In Northern Idaho.

chicken point loft IIHIH

The Chicken Point Cabin is a modern, 3,400 square foot loft-like cabin designed by Tom Kundig, Design Principal and Olson Kundig Architects and is situated on a half acre of land. Read more

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A New Luxurious Getaway In Uruguay. Las Piedras Fasano In Punta Del Este.



Just last month, Las Piedras in Punte del Este, the first international property from the Fasano Luxury Hotels, opened in Uruguay. The hip and hedonistic resort is already booked solid and chances are you won’t get it at all this year, but there’s always next year.



The resort, which combines a boutique hotel and 20 modern bungalows, was designed by architect and filmmaker Isay Weinfeld. Spread across a vast 1,185-acre parcel, it gently slopes down towards the ocean and Maldonado riverbed.

Located on the southern tip of Uruguay, the luxury resort Fasano Punta Del Este seems almost carved out of the majestic and wild landscape itself.






The Hotel:




The Bungalows
An intimate grouping of 20 Deluxe Bungalows and 12 Suite Bungalows designed by architect Isay Weinfeld all offer views of the surrounding nature, HD TV, 300 thread count bedding, and a mini-bar.





Weinfeld’s 205 newly built residences are a tasteful addition to the incredible landscape, beautiful modern structures that use local stone and rich-hued indigenous woods. Unless you’ve purchased one of these elegant homes, or are seriously connected, chances are slim that you’ll be able to secure a reservation this year. The eagerly awaited resort has been booked solid since the restaurant’s soft opening last season.

Bungalow Interiors:
 



The main restaurant, Fasano, was built in an old farmhouse and serves Italian fare. Las Piedras is a casual all-day eatery and the pool bar mixes up the good kind of trouble.

The restaurants and bar:








The outdoor pool is surrounded by large natural stone and verdant green grasslands and they have a luxurious gym and spa as well.

The Pool:


amenities:
•Fitness Centre
•Indoor Sauna / Spa
•Lounge/Bar
•Restaurant(s)
•Swimming Pool – Outdoor
•Butler Service
•Concierge
•DVD Player
•Flat Screen TV
•Front Desk (24-Hour)
•Handicapped Facilities
•High Speed Internet (Wireless)
•In-room safe
•Laundry Service
•Massage
•Non-Smoking Rooms
•Room Service (24-Hour)
•Valet Parking

Las Piedras Fasano
La Barra Ruta 10, km. 161, Punta del Este, Uruguay, Tel: +598 42 77 0707

Book your stay here Or here

Thanks to Hotel Chatter for some of the additional information
images courtesy of: Isey Weinfeld http://www.laspiedrasfasano.com/ http://www.kiwicollection.com/hotel-detail/fasano-punta-del-este http://www.lhw.com http://www.hotelchatter.com/ http://www.a212.com

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