Happy New Year from Chuknum!

2011 is gone forever and we’ve started a new year with new opportunities! Its been a great year but I think a lot of people would agree that the year did have some trying times so heres to a better year and a happy 2012!

We’ve only just started this blog in may but thanx to our readers, we’ve have a great and supportive audience so we hope to keep you guys entertained for the new year with more posts and features!

We would just like to say thank you from Green and Blue.

So to wrap up 2011 here are some of our favorite posts from the year:

 
 
 

 
 

Architecture: Dalian International Conference Center

This a beautiful Conference center located in China which I quickly fell in love with. It might not look as so, but the building was designed to appear like a shell to accompany the sea next to it. The overall design looks amazing, it is sure that it was very challenging creating such mind bending platforms and structures.

 
 
 

 
 
Photography: Disney Dream Portraits

A lot of you have probably seen some of these portraits before, myself included. But I’ve never actually seen the full collection and there are over 15 different versions, so I decided to collect them all for your viewing pleasure. The series was done by the talented Annie Leibovitz as a campaign for the “Year of a Million Dreams” at the Disney Parks.

 
 
 

 
 

Architecture: Pozuelo de Alarcón Residence

This Estate is a 10,000 square foot residence located in “La Finca” estate in the town Pozuelo de Alarcón (Madrid).

I just love A-cero’s unique style, the modern feel with the impossible edges that seem to defy gravity, its just so original and fresh at the same time.

 
 
 

 
 

Video: Move, Learn, Eat

Move, Learn and Eat are three amazing videos created by Rick Mereki. The videos are basically a trip to many destinations of the world where 3 people “moved” from one place to another, “Learn”ed a lot about the cultures and of course “ate” all kinds of food, all done in a professional way.

 
 
 

 
 

Music Spotlight: Boyce Avenue

This amazing band is called Boyce Avenue who I’m honestly very surprised that I hadn’t heard of before. Each of their videos have millions of views and I believe that they deserved even more views. The lead singer is very talented and their covers of some of my favorite songs are sometimes better than the originals.

 
 

 
 

Photography: The Flying Japanese Girl

Meet natsumi aka yowayowa camera woman, a Japanese woman who takes self portraits like never been seen before. Instead of the usual self portraits, natsumi takes it to the next level, all her photos show her flying mid-air, her feet off the ground and there is no blurry elements what so ever.

 
 
 

 
 

Video: The Daily Life of John Lasseter (Pixar)

This is a very interesting short documentary behind Pixar’s most important man, John Lasseter. Born in 1957 he is an American animator, director and the chief creative officer at Pixar and Walt Disney Animation Studios. He produced and directed Toy Story, A Bug’s Life, Toy Story 2, Cars, and Cars 2.

 
 
 

 
 

Tribute: Calvin and Hobbes

If there was ever a comic that deserved to be forever etched in time, it would be the timeless Calvin & Hobbes.

This comic is one of the best parts of my childhood, even at a young age I was mesmerized by the gorgeous art and the funny stories. Even now years later my love for this comic has only grown stronger.

 
 
 

 
 

Art: eBoy Pixel Mania

This pixel perfection is made by the endlessly creative eBoy.

These three artists painstakingly create every pixel to create something so unique that it is instantly recognizable as their work no matter where their art ends up.

 
 

 
 

Travel: Stunning Italian Villa

This stunning luxury villa is located at the heart of a 2700 acre private estate on Tuscany border in Italy.

Everything about this place is pure perfection, and I love every bit of it. The location and views are spectacular and the interior is simple yet elegant.

 
 
 
 

 
 

Artist Showcase: Max Kostenko

The art of Max Kostenko looks like something straight out of a Pixar movie. His characters are so diverse and full of life, and the scenarios he puts them in are hilarious. Another thing I noticed is his use of light in his art it really adds that extra touch that makes his work so amazing.