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08 Apr 13:22

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz

by Christopher Jobson

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

Tattoos and Sketches by Jan Mráz tattoos illustration

I’m really enjoying the work of tattoo artist and illustrator Jan Mráz who is a new regular artist working at Bobek Tattoo in Prague. You can see more of his recent work on Facebook and in his sketchbook.

04 Apr 16:50

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright

by Christopher Jobson

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Photographs of Sunsets as Reflected through Shattered Mirrors by Bing Wright sunset mirrors

Broken Mirror/Evening Sky is a series of images by New York photographer Bing Wright who captured the reflections of sunsets on shattered mirrors. The final prints are displayed quite large, measuring nearly 4′ across by 6′ tall, creating what I can only imagine to be the appearance of stained glass windows. The series was on view early this year at Paula Cooper Gallery where you can learn more about the works, and you can see more on Wright’s website. (via Found Inspiration Moving Forward)

18 Mar 21:50

Cross-Stitched Germs and Microbes

by Christopher Jobson

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

Cross Stitched Germs and Microbes microbes germs embroidery

I’m loving these cross-stitched germs, microbes and other super tiny things by Alicia Watkins over at Watty’s Wall Stuff. The pieces are available a la carte, in sets, or as DIY patterns. (via This Isn’t Happiness)

14 Mar 19:21

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils

by Christopher Jobson

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Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Hyperrealistic Eyes Drawn with Colored Pencils illustration eyes drawing

Texas-based graffiti artist Redosking draws fantastically detailed eyes using colored pencils. It seems like eyes are a common muse for illustrators working in the realm of hyperrealism but these particular pieces seem above and beyond the average attempt. You can also follow him on Instagram. (via Illusion 360)

11 Mar 16:35

Bicycle Street Art by Mart

by Christopher Jobson

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Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

Bicycle Street Art by Mart street art murals bicycles

I’m completely in love with these bicycle murals from Argentinian artist Mart who began painting on the streets of Buenos Aires in the 1990s at the tender age of 12. His whimsical imagination is expressed through vibrant colors and stunning line work that flows freely from cans of spray paint. You can see much more of his work on Flickr, and read more about him over on Graffitimundo.

25 Feb 16:24

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time

by Christopher Jobson

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Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

Unzipping Public Spaces One Giant Zipper at a Time zippers Japan installation humor

For the last few years Japanese artist Jun Kitagawa has been installing these giant zippers in public locations around Japan. The 2D and 3D artworks have appeared in buildings, on walls, and even in public ponds, revealing a peek of what lies just below the surface. You can see more over on his blog.

Surprisingly, Kitagawa is not the only artist in Japan working with zippers in public spaces. Artist Yasuhiro Suzuki conceived of a zipper boat back in 2004. The vessel takes advantage of the wake behind the boat to make it look like a giant zipper is unzipping the water. (via Spoon and Tamago)

20 Feb 17:31

I am a pirate

by Sónia Costa Campos
What is happening to me?

I am the dried earth of the Past,
I starve for water to fill the cracks in my skin;
I will rule upon thirst,
I will be the victor of no man's land,
not even my own.

My face has become hardened
and I can no longer tell if the sun
with all its glory
can regenerate me or destroy me
or do nothing at all.

I am the pirate of my own ship
and I dwell in what I've stolen
for years and years
from all the little women
and all the mighty men.

Roaming alone for centuries
generation after generation
my fate has become one
my woes have stormed
causing thunders to strike me
with every step I take.

I despise the sea and all the creatures
for I am the damned one
I am the cursed starfish
that is fated to be shredded and put together
thousands of times as the waves come and go.

I will crawl on the sand eternally
always struggling to not sink
in its moving miseries
and wet surroundings
And I shall not surrender
because I'm doomed to it
and this is who I am.

I am the pirate
the one whose hair and beard is long
and the temper and patience is short.


15 Feb 13:29

Früute, Tarts Unordinary.

by Maria Pujol
Taking a look at the Früute homepage will make you want to buy all their tarts!
They seem so amazing and tasty... here is a little preview of their flavours... Enjoy!

15 Feb 16:28

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert

by Christopher Jobson

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New Geometric Sandcastles from Calvin Seibert sculpture sand geometric

New York-based sandcastle artist Calvin Seibert (previously) just returned from a 10-day trip to Hawaii where he completed a number of his abstract, geometric sandcastles. For the past 30 years Seibert has worked as a sculptor’s assistant and puts some of his acquired skills in construction and basic carpentry to use while executing these perfect, angular sand structures. You can see more of his recent work here.

15 Feb 22:37

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14 Feb 19:05

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes

by Christopher Jobson

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

A 19th Century Lithographer Transforms the Alphabet into a Series of Sweeping Landscapes typography lithographs landscapes illustration alphabet

Buried in the archives of the British Museum is this wonderful series of lithographs from illustrator Charles Joseph Hullmandel that transforms the English alphabet into sweeping landscapes. Hullmandel was one of the most important figures in the advancement of British lithography in the first half of the 19th century. These particular pieces were produced sometime between 1818 and 1860 and you can see the full collection here. (via Juxtapoz)

13 Feb 19:15

Black Desert House in Yucca Valley

by Shan Tara

The atmosphere is otherworldly & serene and — though only 30 minutes from Palm Springs — its location in Yucca Valley, at an elevation of 4,000 feet, enjoys a unique combination of mild but seasonable weather. The exceptional quality of silence is unparalleled and the beauty of the dark night sky borders on spiritual. Five minutes from civilization, the site nevertheless gives the sensation of being beyond time.

The “Black Desert House” is a different minimalist refuge. Elevated sheet of glass frame 70 miles of pristine Mojave Desert landscape; a constant-changing panorama of shade, color and light as the sun shifts westward. Articulated around a central courtyard, the 3-bedroom sleeping area opens onto the skewed rectangle of a deep, black-tiled pool. The enclosed patio is protected between the house and the towering boulder formation which, after dark, is strikingly illuminated from below.

The Black Desert House

The architecture spirals down to the level of the kitchen and dining room, for all intents and purposes the central cockpit of the house, and then descends via deeply tiered steps into the vast sunken living room. Black walls, midnight quartz, high-gloss anthracite and darkened steel form the backdrop for sporadic bursts of color.

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The Black Desert House

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The Black Desert House

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11 Feb 19:29

Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm

by Christopher Jobson

Submerged Turntable by Evan Holm music installation

Apparently with the right electronics you can submerge a record player and still get nearly perfect audio, as demonstrated in this Submerged Turntable installation by artist Evan Holm. To see how it all comes together, here’s a short documentary showing how he brought a set of submerged turntables to SFMOMA. (via Dennis Hlynsky)

12 Feb 11:00

World’s Tallest Building May Shut Down Elevators, Air Conditioning Due to Outstanding Fees

by Julie M. Rodriguez

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The world’s tallest building, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, has run into some financial troubles that may result in management shutting down air conditioning and elevator service to its 163 floors. A dispute over thousands of dollars in unpaid service fees threatens to leave residents stranded in a sweltering building after paying $55,000 in cash to live in the tower for the year.

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03 Feb 15:02

You Need Nothing

by swissmiss

Nothing

From the idea that some of us have everything, Pim de Graaff from The Netherlands created Nothing. His Nothing is a piece of wood with a black finish that reminds people to enjoy everything they already have. Absurdly poetic.

Making of Nothing. Get Nothing.

30 Jan 16:01

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves

by Christopher Jobson

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Kelly Marquardt

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Kelly Marquardt

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Andy Rathbun

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Barbara Alwes

Record Temperatures Freeze a Path to the Spectacular Lake Superior Ice Caves Wisconsin Lake Superior is it spring yet ice caves
Photo © Kelly Marquardt

For the first time since 2009 Lake Superior has frozen thick enough to safely permit access to the ice caves at the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore in northern Wisconsin. An estimated 1,000 people are arriving daily to trek out to the islands for a glimpse of frozen caves which are covered in a cascade of icicles formed from water runoff and waves that splashed against the caves before the surface solidified. If the weather holds out, officials estimate the caves could remain open for another month. A huge thanks to Kelly Marquardt, Andy Rathbun and the Wisconsin Department of National Resources for sharing photos of the caves. (thnx, Amy!)

Update: Journalist Andy Rathbun who provided many of the photos above, now has his own article about the ice caves over on the St. Paul Pioneer Press.

31 Jan 18:30

Porsche’s First Car Built in 1898 Was Electric!

by Marc Carter

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When Porsche fans think back to the history of the brand that is responsible for the iconic 911, most of us think the brand came to life in 1948 and in many ways it did. But long before the 911 was born, Porsche’s founder Ferdinand Porsche built the electric Porsche P1 in 1898.

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29 Jan 01:06

Where do emotions go?

by Sónia Costa Campos
When emotions go to places they stay there.
And when we visit them - places and emotions - there they are.

Carry your emotions in the pocket of your heart
and let them be confortably hugged by the warmth
that they originally had when they were born.

Then try to keep them close to you
just in hand, just there at reach
so that whenever you need them
you can always find them.

Because if you don't pay close attention
they'll runaway as independent and lost
as some alley cat who never had a home,
and then you will have a faint idea of all of your loss
but there won't be anything you can do.


21 Jan 18:42

http://crypticpoetry.blogspot.com/2014/01/true-love-is-ultimate-bomb-when-it.html

by Sónia Costa Campos
True Love is the ultimate bomb: when it starts it is exploding with happiness and when it ends it goes nuke and annihilates everything.
22 Jan 18:53

http://crypticpoetry.blogspot.com/2014/01/blog-post_22.html

by Sónia Costa Campos
being a better human,
a better human being,
human being a better,
a human being better
22 Jan 16:39

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich

by Christopher Jobson

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Geometric Public Space Sculptures by David Mesguich  street art sculpture geometric Belgium

Artist David Mesguich (previously) has been creating large geometric sculptures that he installs in locations around Belgium and France, blurring the lines between street art and fine art. The pieces are displayed in public areas and aren’t made to be sold but are instead donated to the city. Of his most recent work, PRESSURE 1.0, he remarks:

The story of “pressure”—it’s the story of people who are on the fence, in between worlds, those who are both on the inside and on the outside. My inspiration came from two sources: a family history that steeped me in a violent, carceral universe during my youth and more than 10 years of trespassing with graffiti.

Mesguich has several other pieces you can see on Behance and on his website.

19 Jan 15:23

Mother Photographs the Close Bonds Between Her Sons and Animal Friends on Their Idyllic Farm

by Morgana Matus

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Mother and photographer Elena Shumilova may have one of the world’s most enchanting family albums. Her work captures the interactions between her two young boys and their bonds with the animals living on their Russian farm. Witnessing her children grow and interact with their dogs, cats, ducklings, and rabbits makes the viewer long for the innocence of youth and a closer connection with nature.

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20 Jan 18:41

Uruguai, Mujica, Liberdade e Proibições

by Al Reiffer
O Uruguai sempre foi um país de maior desenvolvimento social e cultural que o Brasil. Foi e é ainda mais. Não é à toa que o chamam de a "Suíça da América do Sul". Sou um admirador do Uruguai e também do seu atual presidente, José Pepe Mujica. É um homem que, além de ter a coragem de ser simples e humano em um mundo de aparências e de louvor ao tecnológico, vem sendo um símbolo da expressão da liberdade, direito humano fundamental que vem sendo ameaçado em muitos países devido às políticas ditas "antiterrorismo", ao condicionamento exercido pelo pensamento único midiático, à pretensão de controle da internet, aos interesses dos grandes grupos econômicos, entre outros fatores.

A direita brasileira, as elites, as viúvas da ditadura odeiam o Mujica. Normal. Eles não gostam de liberdade, seu negócio é proibir o máximo que puderem, inventar leis e normas que protejam seus interesses, coibir, censurar, enfim, acham-se os senhores do que é correto, julgam que sabem plenamente o que é bom para todos.  Já a esquerda brasileira, de um modo geral, é covarde. Não tem a coragem de Mujica. Às vezes nem esquerda não é. 

Mujica Liberou a maconha, por exemplo, e fez muito bem, por um motivo extremamente simples: como disse Montaigne: "Proibir algo é despertar o desejo". Os governos preferem proibir a educar. No Brasil é assim. Proibir é fácil, é só outorgar uma lei e pronto. "Não faz isso porque a gente não quer que tu faças!" Agora, educar, PARA QUE CADA UM DESENVOLVA SUA CONSCIÊNCIA PARA DETERMINAR POR SI PRÓPRIO O QUE É BOM PARA SI OU NÃO, aí fica bem mais complicado. Sai mais caro. Leva mais tempo. E se corre o sério risco de gerar-se seres pensantes, críticos, sensibilizados, que não caem tão facilmente nos engodos dos governos e nas ilusões da moda e da mídia.

Por isso sou contra proibições. Quase toda proibição é um autoritarismo, uma arbitrariedade que esconde uma ausência e um descaso com a educação e/ou uma forma de privilegiar interesses particulares ou de determinados setores dominantes da sociedade mascarando-se com o "é para o bem-estar comum e para o progresso da nação". Se não me engano, foi o romano Tácito que disse: "O estado mais corrupto é o que tem mais leis." Essa frase e o Brasil são mera coincidência. 

Aqueles que defendem a proibição total das drogas devem estar realizados com o sucesso da política antidrogas brasileira, que proíbe tudo, menos o álcool: o tráfico cada vez mais forte e o número de usuários cada vez maior. Esses são os que preferem policiais nas ruas matando bandidos do que crianças nas escolas aprendendo a viver e a pensar. Pensar faz mal. É perigoso. Pode mudar a "ordem natural" das coisas. O bom mesmo é proibir.

16 Jan 23:40

Estatueta dourada para Portugal?

by O Homem Que Sabia Demasiado
Não é todos os anos que nos podemos orgulhar de ter um português no lote de nomeados para os Óscares. É verdade que não se trata de uma nomeação nas categorias principais e mais mediáticas, mas não deixa por isso de ser importante. O realizador, Daniel Sousa (nascido em Cabo Verde) é o português com muito talento que conseguiu ver distinguida a curta-metragem pela Academia de Hollywood. A curta chama-se "Feral" e é já o sexto filme de Daniel Sousa. Ou seja, os grandes filmes não se medem em tamanho.
A curta revela a história de um menino selvagem que tenta adaptar-se à cidade. O filme de Sousa já ganhou diversos prémios de animação e prepara-se agora para poder ganhar a tão desejada estatueta dourada. 
Eis o trailer:
16 Jan 00:46

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead

by Christopher Jobson

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Severe Skies: The Photography of Storm Chaser Mike Hollingshead weather lightning clouds

Just a cursory glance at a few storm photos by Mike Hollingshead and it’s clear this guy has probably seen it all, and probably put his life at risk to do so. The intrepid storm chaser has been enduring foul weather since the late 90s, clocking some 20,000 miles a year in his car as he stalks thunderstorms and other extreme weather occurrences waiting to capture the perfect shot. Hollingshead shares his story with Jakob Schiller over at Raw File, and you can see hundreds of his photos, many available for purchase as prints, over on his website. All images courtesy the artist. (via Raw File)

09 Jan 01:29

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian

by Christopher Jobson

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Graphite Portraits of Friends by Thomas Cian portraits drawing

Milan-based artist Thomas Cian is extraordinarily talented with a pencil, and lucky for us he has chosen to open the pages of his sketchook to share a wide variety of drawings and experiments online. Of particular note is his Moleskine sketchbook reserved solely for drawings of friends, where the 24-year-old renders faithful interpretations of individuals closest to him using nothing but graphite. You can see much more of his work on Behance and over on Facebook.

09 Jan 10:44

Hitchcock e o Holocausto

by O Homem Que Sabia Demasiado
E agora para algo completamente diferente: um documentário raro de Alfred Hitchcock sobre o Holocausto:
09 Jan 00:01

Black White Residence

by swissmiss

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These images over on Ignant of the Black White Residence by David Jameson took my breath away. It is located in Bethesda, USA, inhabiting the masonry shell of an existing house. Just look at that living room! Click here to see the full house tour. Stunning!

06 Jan 14:30

Spa House by Metropolis Design

by Shan Tara

This Spa house has been built avenue Suzanne, Hout Bay in Cape Town By Metropolis Design.The building is conceived of as a hovering set of abstract sculptural elements, lightly suspended over a large waterscape, which forms an extended terrace on the mountainside.
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The inter-penetration of two simple forms, in combination with the staggering of the floor plan, allows a surprising amount of volumetric complexity and spatial interplay in and around the building. Transparency, an apparent lack of structural support, and the gaps between elements, dematerialize the building and create a presence in the landscape which is of nature, despite its abstraction.

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The guest accommodation block hovers dramatically over the water and projects into space towards the mountain and sea. It shelters the dining area, itself submerged below water level. Pool decks are arranged as islands in a sea of water, connected by a bridge. The underwater spa with large viewing windows into the pool has a sense of stillness and mystery.
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The ground floor opens up entirely and entrances the experience of the building as a light platform in a vast landscape.

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06 Jan 15:19

Revolutionary WaterWheel Helps Women Transport Water More Efficiently in India

by Nicole Jewell

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Water, hygiene, and transportation are constant challenges for developing nations like India, and women often shoulder the burden of collecting water for their families. In order to make this chore less arduous, Wello, an American social venture company, has designed a device to transport water in a more efficient and hygienic way. The WaterWheel is a round 50-liter container that enables people to roll water from water sources rather than carry it on their heads. Thanks to this new invention, three to five times more water can be transported compared to traditional methods.

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