Yes indeed ... concrete & wood. Second on my list. First? Still the sea containers.
"Cramming a new residential building in a super-dense Tokyo
neighborhood—and doing so with aplomb—would pose a challenge for even
the most seasoned architecture firm. But if anyone is up for the task,
it’s Key Operation.
(The Japanese practice once designed a home based around the movements
of a client’s cat, for goodness’ sake!) Not to say that Yotsuya Tenera,
Key Operation’s minimalist concrete-and-metal-bar apartment block built
in 2010 in the quiet Tokyo neighborhood of Yotsuya, was a walk in the
Oh, how I would love to be in NY at the moment. Cool show!
"Die Wunderkammer; Objects of Virtue. Curated by Jason Patrick Voegele and Keith Schweitzer of Republic Worldwide. This wondrous exhibition is installed at a new gallery called The Lodge at 131 Chrystie Street in New York City.
"While creating an image for my Something to Weigh
series, I decided to photograph myself sitting alone on the Times
Square stairs to capture my solitude in a busy crowd. After developing
the film, I noticed that a man was standing behind me being photographed
by an attractive blonde woman. Rather than pose for her camera, he was
sneering at me behind my back.
Five minutes later and at another location, another man turns his
back to gawk at me while I am photographing myself sitting at a café
table. I have always been aware of people making faces, commenting and
laughing at me about my size. I now reverse the gaze and record their
reactions to me while I perform mundane tasks in public spaces.—Haley Morris-Cafiero"
As a way to pay homage and respect to a fellow Spanish artist, Pablo Picasso, Eugenio Recuenco has created a series of photographs using models to emulate poses from some of the Spanish master’s works.
Just downloaded it for Android. It's free and looks good.
Peer 1 Hosting has created an interactive Map of the Internet app that lets users explore the internet’s infrastructure. The app displays a global view, a network view, and a chronological view that shows the evolution of the internet from 1994 to today and even predicts what the internet might look lie in 2020. The Map of the Internet app is available now for iOS and Android in the iTunes App Store and Google Play.
Elizabeth Moran photo series 'The Armory': film sets at Kink.com, an online pornography company housed in The Armory Building in San Francisco. Porn sets without people. I you wouldn't have known this background story, would you look at them differently?
"“I like that you know something is off even though it feels familiar,”
says Moran. “The bedroom kinda looks like my bedroom, the kitchen sorta
looks my kitchen. It has a kind of off-putting normalcy.”"
The 'normalcy' in these settings do make sense. Unconsciously people recognize it as could-be-my-house.
Cute! It reminds me of the postcards my grandmother used to send me, the ones with the seemingly stuffed animals.
"Nancy Rose created theseries 'A Day In The Life Of A Squirrel' for fun, she features Mr Peanuts, and sometimes Mrs P, and their adventures.
To create the images, she buys props, places peanuts on a
set, and patiently waits for the little animals to look for their
peanuts and get into position before taking several shots."
"Much to our delight, J. Crew’s newest campaign film features its very own executive creative director, the super talented Jenna Lyons. Offering up her personal style notes on the perfect pair of shoes, Lyons also takes us on a visit to the brand’s Pisa, Italy shoe factory."
I wish I had the money. Originally $ 17.000, now $ 4.495.000.
"Part of a venture into modular housing by the venerable architect,
1923's Millard House (which Wright himself referred to as "La
Miniatura"—a label to describe his fondness for the house) was created
from concrete blocks, each featuring a carved cross and square pattern,
in a style he believed would lower the cost of home construction while
retaining delicacy and beauty. The 4,230-square-foot, four-bedroom,
four-bath home—currently on sale through Crosby Doe Associates for
$4,495,000—offers a rare opportunity to lay claim to a unique piece of
Wright history. The house, located in Pasadena, California, was
originally built for book dealer Alice Millard for $17,000. Wright once
said, "I would rather have built this little house than St. Peter's in