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Posts Tagged ‘ California ’

The Athletic Artworks Of Stephanie Lopez.


Recently I came across the fantastical illustrations of artist Stephanie Lopez of Wilmington, CA.  She’s a CSUEB grad who has a passion for basketball (that definitely translates into her work).  Having an extremely detailed, and slightly caricatured style of drawings, the artist better known as “2Craft” and her works tend to reflect athletes from basketball players to boxers.  From famous movies, to great moments in sports to celebrities, her “Michael Tudor-esque” style of art is definitely work checking out further.  Luckily… you can do that right here.

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Allendale Chizle – Allendale (Official Video).


Since the total reinvention of his image, and a change in name, the streets of Oakland have been clambering for some new music from Allendale Chizle.  The video, produced by ‘Albanza Films’ for his new single Allendale, should give the people exactly what they’re been looking for.  Check the video below.

California’s ‘Oak Pass’ House.


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Build a massive house made of concrete in the middle of a grove of 130 beautiful protected old oak trees and you have an ugly disaster in your hands.  This scenario sounds likely but it was elegantly avoided in the Oak Pass Main House that Walker Workshop designed for a private client in Beverly Hills, California.  The house sits on a 3.5-acre site at the rim of a canyon, which is why the fantastic views were the main consideration of the house plan.

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The ornate oak trees provide a contrast for the hard edges of the low-lying house – a delicate balance not easily achieved.  The use of glass allows for views and vistas over and through the house and makes the mass of the house seem much smaller than it is.  Structural concrete is the main building material as it lets large spans of space to flow into each other without columns or supports.  All of this leads to a calm harmony between the site and the elegant minimalist house.

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The 8,000 square-foot (743 sq.m.) single-family residence includes four bedrooms on the lower level beneath the green grassy roof, two kitchens, a dining room, a living room, an office, a 900-bottle wine room, an exercise room, a media room, four bathrooms and a powder room, a foyer and an art gallery courtyard plus a garage.  This large residence is on the same property with the much written-about Oak Pass Guest House that Walker Workshop completed in 2013.

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Eva Marie – The Hot Red Head.


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This California born beauty is actually from Walnut Creek (call us almost neighbors?! JK! ). Marie was  raised in Concord, California.Her mother, Josie, is Mexican, and her father, Barry, is Italian. Marie played soccer for California State University, Fullerton until she started modeling, acting, and doing promotional work.She graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Business Management and a minor in Human Resource.Marie received her associate degree in Art from Diablo Valley College.

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In 2013, Marie signed with WWE and was assigned to the WWE Performance Center in Orlando, Florida, to begin her training. In May she was announced as part of WWE and E!’s new reality show entitled Total Divas that would feature behind the scenes footage of select WWE Divas and a look into their personal lives. Marie made her main roster debut on the July 1 episode of Raw, in a backstage segment along with her fellow Total Divas co-stars.Marie accompanied Natalya to the ring on the July 4 episode of Superstars, where she defeated Naomi

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Barensfeld Architecture Ramps Hilgard Garden Terrace


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Nestled between neighboring townhouses, the ‘Hilgard Garden’ by San Francisco-based Barensfeld architecture takes advantage of its sloping topography with a series of angular terraces. Located in Berkeley, California, the brief called for an outdoor living and entertaining area, as well as an accessible seating spot at the top of the site. Based on a japanese maple sculpture park, a layered platform structure gently cascades down the steep landscape, referencing outstretched deciduous trees and navigating the change in elevation.

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The Mid-Lake Skate Ramp.


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Professional skateboarder Bob Burnquist has taken his skateboard on water to skate on the Floating Skate Ramp in Lake Tahoe, California. This is a unique piece of engineering made by skilful Jerry Blohm and Jeff King especially for Bob Burnquist. The 7,300 lbs skate ramp was built at 45-degree in 300 man hours featuring 1250 screws. The ramp is 36 feet long and 8 feet tall accompanied by 5 feet tall secondary ramp. Each wood panel was tainted with different color and polished to create horizontal stripes. No need to worry about the landing if you mess up a trick and go over the ramp. This floating ramp was actually built for Dream Big California Tourism Campaign.  Check it out.

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Justin Bieber- All That Matters


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Justin Bieber has dropped the new music video to his single, “All That Matters.” Bieber enlisted model Cailin Russo for the visuals, casting the 19-year-old California native as his love interest in the clip. In “All That Matters” the two are shown canoodling on a motorcycle, with Bieber later watching Russo dance and then pushing her up against a wall.

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