Dutch firm ArchitectenConsort just completed a wavy new skyscraper that brings a fascinating change to the cityscape of Seoul, South Korea. The undulating glass facade of GT Tower East makes it look different from every angle. The 427 foot (130 meter) high-rise stands out even further because it appears to drop down below street level.
911 Prestes Maia, a 22-story tower block in central São Paulo, Brazil, is thought to have been the largest squat in the world. In 2006, the abandoned building was home to an estimated 1,630 people, including 468 families with 315 children.
In 2002, the ‘Movement for the Homeless’ transplanted hundreds of homeless families into the empty building and made the place habitable, even going so… Continue
Ben Slow is a talented portrait artist from London. His subjects range from beautiful starlets to pop culture icons. “Working from my London studio, I find an exciting dynamic in the contradictory relationship between the glamorous pop images and the raw, unrefined urban context in which such icons are celebrated. The point of my work is to reduce the silhouette to its most elegant and minimal,… Continue
Brazilian bombshell Alessandra Ambrosio is photographed by Gavin Bond for the debut issue of GQ Brazil. Featured on theMET before as a seductive beauty, Alessandra looks drop dead gorgeous wearing seductive bathing suits and posing against an all-white backdrop.…
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Photographer Cameron Davidson has traveled to almost every state in America but he doesn't spend a lot of time on the ground. As an aerial photographer, his job is to see life from up above, or usually between 300 to 800 feet in the air. He's even flown as high as 12,000 feet in an Enstrom helicopter to shoot a sunrise over the Mississippi River in Tennessee.… Continue
Danish photographer Morten Koldby has taken the most impressive animal portraits I have ever seen! Staring at us straight in the face, from point-blank range, these wild animals look as if they're demonstrating a wide range of emotions.
Kolby captures a unique perspective and by doing so gives us a sense of these animals' mood and temperament. In addition, his photos are so crisp and… Continue
Now here's some hilarious (and a bit risqué) PSAs coming out for MTV by ad agency Grey. The right on point tagline states, "Sex is no accident. Always use a condom." Way to go MTV for not preaching to your audience but instead using some clever illustrations to deliver the "safe sex" message.
One of our favorite (and most talented) iPhone photographers Aik Beng Chia just sent over some very cool photos that pay tribute to street artist Banksy. Chia shot strangers on Singapore's streets and then used the Blender app to combine Banksy's pieces with his subjects. Finally, he used the Cross… Continue
If you're a designer, or really any entrepreneur, who left their stable 9-5 to start something on their own, you'll appreciate this video by Cape Town, South Africa-based Studio Botes. It's a stop-motion animation that was created for a design festival but more than that, it's many pieces of sound advice put together in an entertaining way.
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We're getting down to the wire! Week 4 of our Art of Photography contest, sponsored by YPOC, brought another great set of fantastic photos that made us firm believers in the… Continue
Let's get light on our feet! For their Spring/Summer 2011 collection, Nike released a new ad campaign Be Free by Paris-based art photographer Denis Darzacq and director Barnaby Roper that shows how women’s training apparel and footwear can be lightweight, breathable, and… Continue
Alex Kisilevich is an award-winning photographer from Toronto, Canada. He was recently named a MFA Candidate for Visual Arts at New York University. His interesting series On the Surface gives us a look into the future as well as the past. Each subject’s reflection is a vision of adolescence or maturity. In somewhat subtle ways, Kisilevich does an excellent job contrasting young and… Continue
It's hard to imagine what drove Kentucky-based artist Scott Beseler to attach mannequin arms to the street's intimate objects. In a strange yet intriguing way, he brings telephones booths, mailboxes, fire hydrants, and parking meters to life. What could Beseler be saying about these everyday objects? Do we take them for granted? Are they more of an extension of us than we might acknowledge?…
Viktor Hertz combines two of his greatest hobbies, graphic design and film, into a clever series starring pictograms! Often seen on signs or instruction manuals, pictograms serve as our universal language, a way for all of us to quickly figure out where we're going or what we're (not) allowed to do. To him, this set became Hertz's "form of expression," a way to stretch his creativity and… Continue
To try and capture the events surrounding last year's F1 circus, Chris Labrooy decided to make one hilarious set of 3D illustrations. The 2010 Formula One season ended with Red Bull Racing winning the Constructors' Championship with a one-two finish and Red Bull Racing's Sebastian Vettel snagging the Drivers' Championship after taking the final race of the season, the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.… Continue
Fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh helped launched supermodels to fame in the 1990s with his beautiful black-and-white photos. Rather than show this body of work again, he's branching out with an exciting and new series specifically for his first experience in China. Starting April 1st and through May 22nd at the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art in Beijing, Lindbergh will showcase The Unknown,… Continue
Call it the sign of the times when you see a crazy cast of Western cartoon characters painted into Chinese art. Zhang Gong is an artist who is currently exhibiting at the Eli Klein gallery in New York. With paintings that range in price from $5,000 to $70,000, three-quarters of which were sold out after just three week, Gong is one of several Chinese artists who is making a mark in today's… Continue
If you love yoga and you can't get enough of dogs, then you'll probably love Yoga Dogs, a book dedicated to some flexible furry creatures. Inspired by a friend’s mastiff that would imitate its master’s morning yoga routine, photographer Daniel Borris made a collection of 45 different dogs and puppies doing human yoga poses. Of course, the dogs weren't trained on how to do the "downward-facing… Continue
Called one of the most influential photographers of all time, Philip-Lorca diCorcia has had a long and varied career. He's shot everyone from his friends and family to prostitutes and drug addicts and even some of the biggest supermodels in the world. With a Masters in Fine Arts in Photography, diCorcia knows how to construct scenes that have a heightened sense of drama. His photos are a… Continue