24.5.10



   A WALTZ BETWEEN, HUMANITY, MEMORY AND WAR.






23.5.10




 PORTUGAL







Portugal: Uma Praça para o Mundo is a short film directed by Anze Persin with music by Rodrigo Leão, made for the Portuguese Pavilion at the Shanghai World Expo 2010.

22.5.10






 Famous for her crying babies editorial or her animal portrait editorial, Jill Greenberg aka the Manipulator has a impressive portfolio. Here is her latest series, an under water monochromatic synchronized swimming editorial.

20.5.10



Electro has always been the bread and butter of the Western crowd. France kicked off the distortion explosion with Justice, DatA and the Ed Banger sound, while the US set have been high balling with crunchy jams courtesy of the Los Angeles party set, including Steve Aoki's Dim Mak crew as well as Classixx and the late great Guns N Bombs. But over in Japan, Shinichi Osawa has been making plenty of noise with his relentless output of forward thinking, super-sized bangers, beating his Western contemporaries at their own game.

Having already unleashed a celebrated artist album back in 2007 (The One), Osawa's latest masterpiece comes in Teppan Yaki, and despite its dubious title, the oversized package collects all of Osawa's biggest remixes to date, including main-room reworks for the likes of Boys Noize, Cazals, Van She and Bag Raiders, as well as an extra disc of the producer's remixes for Japanese artists like De De Mouse, becoming a primer of sorts for far-out Japanese club culture.




19.5.10




Architect Gary Chang’s apartment is located in downtown Hong Kong, and represents a remarkable example of interior refurbishment. With only 32 sqm, Chang studied the different distribution possibilities to optimize his space.












#1 ARCHITECTURE CLASSICS






The Farnsworth House, built between 1945 and 1951 for Dr. Edith Farnsworth as a weekend retreat, is a platonic perfection of order gently placed in spontaneous nature in Plano, Illinois. Just right outside of Chicago in a 10-acre secluded wooded site with the Fox River to the south, the glass pavilion takes full advantage of relating to its natural surroundings, achieving Mies’ concept of a strong relationship between the house and nature.



 Mies explained this concept in an interview about the glass pavilion stating, “Nature, too, shall live its own life. We must beware not to disrupt it with the color of our houses and interior fittings. Yet we should attempt to bring nature, houses, and human beings together into a higher unity.”





Aside from walls in the center of the house enclosing bathrooms, the floor plan is completely open exploiting true minimalism. 
“If you view nature through the glass walls of the Farnsworth House, it gains a more profound significance than if viewed from the outside. That way more is said about nature—it becomes part of a larger whole.” 



17.5.10



British photographer David Parker investigates contemporary landscape through the medium of large-scale, black and white photography. Mostly known for his Siren series: long exposure shots of random islands and rocks in the middle of nowhere.
Conceptually, the work demonstrates contemporary art’s vital ability to affirm our physical and metaphysical interactions with the world around us.




14.5.10



The first "long movie" by Samuel Maoz,that more than talk about war or show the war, can make you feel the war.
An "you must see movie".


13.5.10



Kelsey Brookes is a former biochemist who attributes his raw style to an education system that "refuses to teach scientists to draw.” He abandoned biochemistry because, “I thought I was going to be there for a few months to make some money and get out of there. Four years later I was left wondering if I had become what I always despised – the funny guy at the water cooler, except not so funny. I was the confused, not so funny guy at the water cooler.” Science’s loss is art’s gain.







12.5.10



 British Pavilion - Shanghai


The Office Cadaval & Solà-Morales shows here The X House . This project takes place in Barcelona, Spain.











11.5.10



Take your life in to the hands of, Dr. Death







Not so much bloody,but still funny.






7.5.10



Lego Star Wars

5.5.10



Hornet is a one-wheel superbike, designed by Liam Ferguson.It looks like a big ball, really cool concept!
Powered by dual 74 hp (55 kW) in-wheel hydrogen fuel-cell six-phase Neodymium-Iron (Nd-Fe) electric, a top speed at 235 km/h, with two side-by-side small wheels to balance it gyroscopically when parked. As soon as the rider accelerates the motorbike, it tilts forward to lifts its rear stabilizer wheels off the ground to run on the central wheel.
 
 


HORNET
 

Phillip Starck Designed Yacht “A” 

 

 



Ephemicropolis 

 

 

4.5.10


Suppose Design recently finished a family house In Obama, in the Fukui prefecture on the sea of Japan. The site, situated near the beach, posed climatic problems such as damage from the sea breeze.  The client – the director of a company opposite the house – wished to combine openness on the ground floor to allow for parking spaces for his clients with more protected first floor living spaces.
 
 
 




Kitchen space, bathrooms, study corners and storage are strategically placed at the perimeter of the site to form a buffer around the living areas and bedrooms to protect them from the harsh climate.  Light and air are allowed in through the insertion of courtyards with glass-framed walls between the rooms.  It opposes the notion of letting the outside world in and offers an intimate controlled environment, but one that can be very open at the same time.




 









Standing beside the Vitra Design Museum by Frank Gehry (1989) and the Conference Pavilion by Tadao Ando (1993) VitraHaus in Weil am Rhein, by Herzog & de Meuron (2010) connects the two buildings.  The concept behind its design connects two themes which appear in the work of Herzog & de Meuron; the stacked volumes and the typical house figure which we drew as kids.





The entire concept and the primary purpose behind the design of this five-storey building is the presentation of Vitra furniture and objects for the home as if they are in your home.  The showrooms proportions and dimensions are very human like and very familiar as the VitraHaus is very similar to a residential setting – the architects prefer to use the term ‘domestic scale’ to describe the case.  Despite the showroom appearance, the interiors have turned out to be very cozy and welcoming.




However, what I find most fascinating is the element of the reversed perspective that VitraHaus has.  The building has a daytime and a night time view.  During the day, one can gaze from the VitraHaus outwards while when the night falls the illuminated interior allows for uninterrupted views from the exterior into the interior.  The interior lies before the eyes of the Vitra Campus and the countryside of Weil am Rhein.




Work of Brazilian/New Yorker photographer Gabriel Mendes, Urban Puns is an ongoing project to shoot random people (yes, random! found the same day in the street), in front of some beautiful graffiti murals in New York, Rio de Jainero & Sao Paulo/Los Angeles. The result is stunning! (Shot between 2006 and 2008)














TRAVEL WITH WORDS






Advertising Agency: IESP, João Pessoa, Brazil
Creative Director: Elias Figueiroa
Art Director: Elias Figueiroa
Copywriter: Elias Figueiroa
Published: January 2010





Graphic architectural series of photos by German photographer Holger Schilling



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