The Sperone Westwater gallery opened in New York last week, featuring a moving exhibition space that connects the floors. Not only does this structure by Foster + Partners encapsulate everything wonderful about modern design, the way it takes full advantage of its space is highly intelligent, as well.
The centerpiece of the Sperone Westwater gallery is a… Continue
Added by Eugene on September 28, 2010 at 10:00am —
If you're looking for a hotel that speaks to your love for modern and contemporary art, check out Byblos Art Hotel Villa Amistà in Italy. Tradition blends harmoniously with modern design in a hotel that's filled with an impressive permanent collection of contemporary art from the likes of Cindy Sherman, Damien Hirst, Anish Kapoor and Takashi Murakami among… Continue
Added by Marica on September 28, 2010 at 12:30pm —
Designed by Coll-Barreu Arquitectos, the Basque Health Department building looks like it came straight out of a Spiderman
movie. Its façade looks sinister and foreboding, perfect as Venom's lair...
The striking façade is a shell of glass placed at irregular angles. The folds generate multiple reflections visible from the inside, changing its appearance… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 10, 2010 at 1:00pm —
Inspired by the heroic rescue of the 33 trapped Chilean miners, graphic designer Adam Campbell whipped up this fantastic movie poster. I got in touch with Adam to ask him about his background and his story behind this poster.
"My name is Adam Campbell, and I'm a Canadian web & print designer currently living in Huntsville, Alabama, USA with my wife Anna.… Continue
Added by alice on October 14, 2010 at 10:30am —
These are some spectacular photos by Stephen Alvarez
. If his photos don't make you want to travel around exploring the world, nothing will. He has been a National Geographic photographer since 1995 and has won awards in Picture of the Year International, Communication Arts and has exhibited in Visa Por L'Image in France. You… Continue
Added by Kevin Chung on October 14, 2010 at 3:30pm —
ORA-It has created a mutant object for Citroën to illustrate 400 years of mobility. This object, called EVO, can be equipped with additional modules. Similar to car options, independants plugs can be added to rods located back and front of the car. For the inauguration of ORA-Ito’s work, actress Mylène Jampanoï has played "the woman who came from nowhere” and has… Continue
Added by John Shark on October 18, 2010 at 12:30pm —
"The Alphabet Series" is a part of Drew Europeo's
"365 Days Projects." Europeo wonderfully mixes lines, shapes and color to create different letters of the alphabet. Each one has a unique look but fits well inside the series.
She also has a project that explores lines and geometry, and a project that explores pens and markers, as… Continue
Added by Kevin Chung on October 19, 2010 at 9:00pm —
Looking for a stylish way to carry your MacBook? Hard Graft's Shoulder MacBook Sleeve features a sturdy leather shoulder belt and includes a removable extras case for a power adapter and more. Just look at how lovely it looks. Waaant.
» Snug tailored fit for each MacBook model
» Removable extras case for cables, power… Continue
Added by Mandy Santiago on October 20, 2010 at 10:00am —
Love these unique handcrafted cardboard-shoes by Mike Leavitt
. Mike is re-producing all sorts of products using paper and cardboard, but has a big focus on shoes. Love the… Continue
Added by Ilja Keizer on October 22, 2010 at 6:00am —
Man! Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger
sure has a bunch of stunningly beautiful daughters. I already knew Jade
were well known "fashionistas" who both model and… Continue
Added by Ilja Keizer on October 22, 2010 at 3:00pm —
I don't know why...probably because I'm still a little girl at heart, but I’m still a big fan of pop-up books. "Il Était Une Fois" (Once Upon a Time) is a beautiful pop-up book which features eight classic fairy tales; Alice In Wonderland, Pinocchio, Sleeping Beauty, Bluebeard, Peter Pan, Little Red Riding Hood, Madame Butterfly, and Thumbelina. Highly talented… Continue
Added by Marica on October 23, 2010 at 9:30am —
A ground-breaking ceremony has been held for Foster + Partners' first project in Vietnam. The VietinBank Business Centre sends a strong message to the rest of the world: Vietnam is an up-and-coming nation.
Located strategically between central Hanoi and the airport, the project consists of two angular towers that will serve as a gateway to the city. The… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 1:00pm —
I wonder how many people have hurt themselves by walking into Eric Alan Grohe's painted walls. The large public mural projects are painted on site and typically take several months, giving the local community a unique opportunity to witness the day-to-day creation of a work of art.
Grohe was born in New York City in 1944. He moved to the West Coast when… Continue
Added by Eugene on October 25, 2010 at 2:00pm —
A beautiful and haunting art installation just went up in Manhattan's Madison Square Park. Created by Jim Campbell, an M.I.T. grad who majored in electrical engineering and mathematics, the installation consists of 1,600 sawed off lightbulbs whose coils have been replaced with energy efficient LEDS. The engineer-turned-artist designed the electronics so that the LEDs… Continue
Added by alice on October 25, 2010 at 3:30pm —
Enter a new Milan hotel by the Italian fashion brand Moschino and you'll feel as though you've fallen down a rabbit hole. The dream starts as you walk through the hotel's entrance and you're greeted by the image above – a lamp in the shape of one of Moschino’s famous dresses. As they say, “The common thread connecting the rooms is a fairy tale theme, because to sleep… Continue
Added by Marica on October 29, 2010 at 9:00am —
There certainly isn't a shortage of shapes and sizes in this shopping mall designed by Ron Arad Architects. Located near Santiago Calatrava's high speed rail station
in Liège, Belgium, "Médiacité" has a 1150 foot (350 meter) long winding spine that connects two mall buildings… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 2, 2010 at 11:00am —
At first glance, it looks like this sailor's ship is going down. But there's something strange about this image. Why does he look so calm?
No, this wasn't Photoshopped. French artist and ultimate prankster Julien Berthier adapted an abandoned 21 foot (6.5 meter) yacht so that it appears to be sinking. To create it, the vessel was split and a new keel was… Continue
Added by Eugene on November 3, 2010 at 2:30pm —
Just what is this monkey doing sprawled out on the lawn? Well, if you were made out of 10,000 flip-flops you'd probably have a few relaxed bones in your body, too! This awesome, site specific installation was created for Pixelshow's
2010 conference in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Local students came together and arranged… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on November 6, 2010 at 4:30am —
If you're suffering from a broken heart, never fear, a museum with memorabilia is here! The Museum of Broken Relationships is a bizarre tourist attraction where visitors come to look at items donated by people with broken hearts.
Olinka Vistina and Drazen Grubisic, two Croatian artists who broke up in 2006, decided to open The Museum of Broken… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on November 23, 2010 at 1:00am —
Just looking at this glacier-inspired interior gives me the shivers. Brooklyn-based art/architecture practice Snarkitecture collaborated with designer Richard Chai for this pop-up store in Manhattan. It is set in a shipping container underneath the High Line park.
The temporary retail installation was part of the… Continue
Added by thinkpossitive on November 9, 2010 at 9:00am —