Objective Undefined

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cross-connect:

Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki make a giant Kaleidoscope inside a Shipping Container

For the Kobe Biennial’s Art Container Contest, numerous designers were challenged to create an environment with the confines of a standard international shipping container. Designers Masakazu Shirane and Saya Miyazaki decided to create a gigantic kaleidoscope that people could walk inside and experience (sort of like the entrance to Tokyo Plaza).

But it wasn’t just about putting mirrors at every angle so the environment would radically change as people walked through it, explains Shirane. “We wanted to create the world’s first zipper architecture. In other words, this polyhedron is completely connected by zippers. And in order to facilitate even more radical change some of the surfaces open and close like windows.”

Via Spoon-Tomago and Colossal and A'Design Award

archatlas:

Grundfos Dormitory CEBRA

"One of Grundfos Dormitory’s remarkable characteristics is providing student housings in the heart of Aarhus’ new harbour front development – that is, a low cost residential building on a very attractive site.

To reinforce the primary purpose of the building, which is to provide a place for students to live while they study, the project works with vertical stripes as a metaphor for books. From afar this makes the building look like books on a shelf, while close up it resembles a condensed micro Manhattan with bundles of small towers. Each ‘tower’ is treated differently both inside and out with varying materials and window openings. This creates a variety of living accommodation, suitable for singles, couples or friends living together.

The ‘towers’ are placed on the perimeter of the site establishing an open inner space that uses a simple design strategy to create an atrium with attractive functional as well as spectacular aesthetic qualities. The individual apartments are reached from balconies, which are encasing the 12-story atrium with mirror clad balcony fronts. The mirrors are transforming the sense of space by expanding the relatively narrow atrium with endless kaleidoscopic reflections of itself and the people moving through it.”

colin-vian:

Edward Hopper, Sun on Prospect Street (Gloucester, Massachusetts), 1934.

good day for some Hopper if you ask me

colin-vian:

Edward Hopper, Sun on Prospect Street (Gloucester, Massachusetts), 1934.

good day for some Hopper if you ask me

(via brain-smudge)

theparisreview:

“When we woke up the next day, the outside was yellow and brown, a strange mix of relief and disappointment. I tucked a curl behind my wife’s ear. We didn’t die, I said and smiled. Don’t be dramatic, she said and got out of bed. God, I need to brush my teeth, she murmured with her back to me, heading to the bathroom, I woke up with an awful taste in my mouth.”
—Shelly Oria, from “My Wife, in Converse.” Art: Kazuya Akimoto.

theparisreview:

“When we woke up the next day, the outside was yellow and brown, a strange mix of relief and disappointment. I tucked a curl behind my wife’s ear. We didn’t die, I said and smiled. Don’t be dramatic, she said and got out of bed. God, I need to brush my teeth, she murmured with her back to me, heading to the bathroom, I woke up with an awful taste in my mouth.”

Shelly Oria, from “My Wife, in Converse.” Art: Kazuya Akimoto.

cross-connect:

Tahel Maor is an artist and illustrator from Tel Aviv. She graduate of Kalisher College of Art and New Media, Tel Aviv. Her work has been showcased in many leading galleries in the cityAll amazing illustrations, pastel shades, tells a story and provides a glimpse into Tahel’s magical imagination. 

halfbakedpoet:

And here we see a majestic wild mop without a handle frolicking on a beach…

halfbakedpoet:

And here we see a majestic wild mop without a handle frolicking on a beach…

(Source: photosynthesis206, via gnarly)

“You stumble along, and often the truffle dog doesn’t get to eat the truffle … he just picks it up.”

brain-smudge:

Picasso. Need I say more…