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DOC NYC 2013: “Finding Vivian Maier”

By sheer stroke of serendipity, John Maloof plucked photographer Vivian Maier from the precipice of total and complete obscurity.  The beauty of her work, the comedy and the tragedy of her photos would have otherwise been forgotten – forever blotted from the visual history of the mid-20th Century had fate …

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Hidden From Public View: The New SOPA

Unfortunately, the internet is once again under threat of being closely examined by corporations, in order to monitor the browsing habits of people. We can only assume the sort of veiled secrecy conducted in the “closed” meetings described in the announcement below aren’t a good thing. From Freepress.net The Trans-Pacific …

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BRANDBLACK Sportswear Launch Event

Earlier this week, BRANDBLACK, a sportswear brand with a keen focus on image and performance, together with MIRRORmirror International, celebrated its reveal at Los Angeles’ oldest continually operating movie studio, Mack Sennett Studios.  DJs Mess Kid, Rashida, JMV and Jules Gayton spun to an eclectic mix of fashion, entertainment and …

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Sou Fujimoto’s “In Between” Structures

In the film below, Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto discusses designing structures, which are “in between.” The concept of opposing concept,s such as nature and design are reoccurring themes in the architect’s breadth of work. I like to find something in between. Not only nature and architecture but also inside and outside. Every …

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Form Tea Set by Tom Dixon

This is not a collection plate for C3PO parts, but instead the Form Tea Set by British designer Tom Dixon. The set is made of spun brass and includes a tea pot, tall jug, tea caddy, milk jug, sugar bowl and tray.  

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ImaI by Katsutoshi Sasaki + Associates

The ground was too narrow to allow any space for garden, so we set an inner garden at the end of the ground floor and a terrace on the north end of the second floor. High window in the living room is designed not only to let in light, but …

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Soft Wood Chair by Jules Levasseur

The draft of the French furniture designer Jules Levasseur, comes from a long line of research and experimentation on the technique and the use of bentwood.

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Opening Night of DOC NYC: “The Unknown Known”

In Errol Morris’ latest documentary, “The Unknown Known”, the former Secretary of Defense, Donald Rumsfeld looks headlong into the camera and plainly states: “Freedom is untidy.”  Matter-of-factly, he explains away his acceptance of the inherent and unavoidable messiness of war – civilian casualties included. Donald Rumsfeld is an acrobat of …

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Priestmangoode’s Air Balloon For Traveling to Earth’s Atmosphere

While trips to space are still only for the insanely rich, British studio Priestmangoode has developed a lightweight pressurized vessel, for Paragon‘s World View program. The vessel will be lifted by helium to take six adventurous passengers and two crew members to the cusp of Earth’s atmosphere. The video below simulates what …

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Howlin’ For Fall/Winter 2013

Antwerp based label Howlin’ offer a modern knitwear collection made in Scotland. Their Fall Winter 2013 brings Californian bands Allah-Las and Nick Waterhouse together along with photographer Alassan Diawara for a Navajo inspired shoot. Great pieces for endless winterarrangements.

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Yayoi Kusama Presents “I Who Have Arrived in Heaven”

Yayoi Kusama’s artwork has no beginning, no middle and no end.  It is akin to looking at a postcard sent from time itself.  Whether expressing her vision through full-scale sensorial environments, paintings, drawings, performance art or film, the obsessive suggestion of infinity is ever present.  Her synthesis of the pandemonium …

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The ‘Aleph’ Soundcomputer by Monome

This is what love at first sight looks like. The ‘Aleph’ Soundcomputer by Monome is so beautifully designed, it only enhances the prowess of this machine. Monome put into words, how diverse and functional the Aleph truly is: Aleph is an adaptable soundcomputer where synthesis, drum machines, samplers, loopers, and …