One of the most inspiring art projects we've come across lately is this new playroom at the Royal London Hospital. To show the healing power of art and play, Cottrell and Vermeulen architects and designer Morag Myerscough all worked together to create this bright and fun space for the children's ward of the new hospital complex. "We wanted it to be a complete escape for the…
I Wrote This For You Though we get a lot of submissions coming through to our inbox every day, this one from photographer Sam Gellman really struck a chord. He wasn't writing about himself (though we'd previously featured his work) but of a fellow photographer named…
There's a great article at The New York Times about the hard working photographers taking those incredible underwater shots during this year's Olympics. Brooklyn native and award-winning photographer for Getty Images, Al Bello is…
You lug your camera with you wherever you go. In fact, people expect that of you. You're always looking for that authentic moment - that raw, real or priceless shot. You don't mind shooting strangers - you even prefer it. If this sounds eerily like you, you just may have what it takes to be the ultimate street photographer!
PhotoshopLooter is a new Tumblr blog, which popped up yesterday, where people of the Internet have banded together to show London looters in embarrassing situations. As Uproxx says of these meme, "Many of its reader submissions are LOL-worthy and a nice breath of fresh air in a maddening… Continue
A new exhibit at the V&A gives seven experimental architects the opportunity to showcase small structures. The spaces will be installed at a number of locations throughout the museum. Despite their size, they are meant to act as an immersive place reflection where visitors can directly experience the architecture.
"This exhibition will investigate small-scale structures and how they can define and enhance notions of everyday life and…
As the director at the German electronics manufacturer Braun for over 30 years, Dieter Rams is known in the modern design world as a legend. Coining the term, "Less, but better," Rams is known for his simple designs that take the superfluous out and leave only the necessary in. It's even believed that Rams has been very influential on Jonathan Ive, the head designer at Apple or a…
"The Festival reflects the growing worldwide recognition of the power of design to change things for the better, to help deliver economic prosperity and to improve quality of life." -- Sir John Sorrell – Chairman, London Design Festival
Last week, across the Atlantic (for those residing in North America), the… Continue
Don't know exactly why a large gathering of people singing in unison touches me...it just does. Here, 13,500 gather in Trafalgar Square for some karaoke fun all put together by T-Mobile. Don't make fun of me but I almost teared up. (Almost.)
Did anyone notice Pink in the crowd? She was in on the act!…
News broke on March 1st that our favorite graffiti artist is at it again! It's Banksy's first work we've seen since October 2008 when he surprised New Yorkers with a wild and wacky pop-up store called The Village Pet Store and Charcoal Grill. This time his work has… Continue
Lights off. Seduction on. The hauntingly beautiful images photographed by Craig McDean for W magazine's February 2009 issue beckon to mind dark, fashion forward works by Alfred Hitchcock and Orson Welles.
Above: Valentino’s silk dress. Lanvin shoes.
Ports 1961 wool lace coat. Charlotte Bjorlin D’Elia cuffs; Devera, Sevan and Fred Leighton necklaces.
HOTEL CIPRIANI, Venice
Clooney's bachelor pad when in town for the Canne Film Festival. This 50 year old legendary hotel perches on Giudecca Island facing San Marco, amid a sea of quiet streets, sprawling gardens, and that giant saltwater pool (hotel lore says it was planned in feet but the designer built it in meters, thus tripling its size). Hotel Cipriani
Doubles from $1,260;… Continue
Lately there's been a number of great boutique and luxury hotels sprouting up in LA. Though I'll always have a place in my heart for the W's, I'm always looking for something new and exciting; a unique experience, design elements that speak to me, subtle details that show me that they care.
The moment you drive up to The London West Hollywood you feel… Continue