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Belgium is a country of art collectors (in fact Belgians are even avid collectors in general), but it’s also houses some really talented young artists. One of those young art wolves is Antwerp native Andy Wauman.   His works speak about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and
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from Building an Igloo by Ulli Steltzer (text and photos), Douglas & McIntyre, Toronto, 1981 Tookillkee Kiguktak and his son Jopee demonstrate building an igloo. They live in Griese Fiord, on Ellesmere Island (Canadian arctic).   source : stoppingoffplace.blogspot.com   &nbsp
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“The locals call the Unité d’habitation La Maison du Fada – the crazy guy’s house. Photos from the early 50s show a huge, stark concrete building floating like a enormous ocean liner in a sea of French bungalows.”   The 6th floor.   We had three full days in the apartment. Time enough to discover
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There are no passengers on spaceship earth. We are all crew. — Marshall McLuhan   These photographs are all from the Apollo Image Gallery Archive. The Apollo program was the United States spaceflight effort which landed the first humans on Earth’s Moon. The archive holds a massive collection of photographs from each mission. I selected
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Le Corbusier loved Manhattan. He loved its newness, he loved its Cartesian regularity, above all he loved its tall buildings. He had only one reservation, which he revealed on landing in New York City in 1935. The next day, a headline in the Herald Tribune informed its readers that the celebrated architect FINDS AMERICAN SKYSCRAPERS
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I tried to capture these in between moments that feel intimate when the subject for one second, the subject forgets that they’re being photographed.   The selection of photographs here come from Martin Schoeller’s series titled, “Close Up”. Working with a medium format camera, Kino Flos light banks, and a very shallow depth of field
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De Yturbe Arquitectos is a Mexican architecture firm with a powerful aesthetic and a practice committed to social, economical and environmental sustainability. Once you have seen some of their work it is almost unmistakable. The buildings emphasize a use of natural light in the spaces they illuminate, as well as how the light interacts with
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  This ad from the 70′s describes the Polaroid SX-70, a Land camera with complex optics and advanced features that brought immediate-results photography via the Polaroid system.   source : youtube.com &nbsp
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Above is the most literal, architectural interpretation of crystals that I could find. It’s a theater, the Kinémax, at an amusement park in France that revolves around the future. The park,Futuroscope, opened nearly 25 years ago and the Kinémax has been an emblem of the park ever since. It’s kind of amazing. The theater, like most of
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Over the weekend I poured over the new Spring/Summer issue of Apartamento magazine, reading nearly all 223 pages. For those unfamiliar, Apartamento describes itself as “a magazine interested in homes, living spaces and design solutions as opposed to houses, photo ops and design dictatorships. The magazine is a logical result of the post-materialist mind shift.
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The Mobilier National is the successor to the Garde-Meuble de la Couronne (the entity originally responsible for the safeguarding of royal furnishings and tapestries), which was reorganized by Colbert in 1663; its structure still serves as the basis for the current administration’s organization. In addition to maintaining inventories and conserving and caring for furnishings, the
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I know, the interior work of Buttazzoni & Associates has quite a bit of “glam” flavor but I still really like some of these spaces. They work on both private and commercial interiors with a eye for the playful and sophisticated. I really like the first two rooms, the balance of color and space are
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“It’s that wonderful ability of 3 great designers, to work together, almost at the peak of their careers. You have Saarinen building his most important domestic commission, you have Girard doing probably his most beautiful interiors, and then you have Kiley’s gardens which have been regarded as one of the masterpieces of 20th Century landscape
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One of three executive suites in Paris, designed by legendary fashion-turned-interior designer Azzedine Alaïa. From an article by Laura Bradley: The mark of a good designer, or in fact any creative, is a strong, recognisable signature. Azzedine Alaïa has plenty: a monochrome palette, second-skin dresses, accentuated waists, laser-cut accessories. So it seems only right that the
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The upcoming Important Design Auction at Wright includes this rare lamp, designed for the 1958 Venice Biennale. This example comes from the collection of Maruizio Albarelli, the director of Vetri Seguso d’Arte. Sold with original framed drawing and framed vintage photograph of this work. Floor Lamp, by Flavio Poli, Exhibited: Venice Biennale, 1958, Italy, Estimate:
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