Wednesday, 31 March 2010
There is a little bookstore cafè in Manhattan’s Nolita neighborhood called McNally Jackson Bookstore, where I used to spend quite a bit of time reading the magazines provided and drinking hot american coffee...Well, I just found out reading the contemporist blog, that New York based Front Studio have completed the design for its renovation...in a really nice way!
One of the first sequences of the 'Objectified' film contained a fun fact about Japanese toothpicks. As you may have noticed, one end is decorated with some grooves. Well, In Japan, breaking off the tip not only signifies that the toothpick has been used, it also gives the toothpick a small stand to rest on. I have been using these toothpicks my whole life and never realized this fact, Brilliant!!!
Sunday, 28 March 2010
Just finished watching Objectified, finally, by Gary Hustwit(director of Helvetica)and thouht of posting the gorgeous work by Dutch designer HELLA JONGERIUS who works with fusing traditional and contemporary influences, high tech and low tech, the industrial and artisanal. Love the way her works show the traces of how they were made,
embracing imperfections and unusual mixtures of materials and techniques.
Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Mexican hotel in the Caribbean coast town of Playa del Carmen made out of a mix of recycled 50's industrial aesthetic and real recycled materials, like the rooftop pools made out of oil tanks and the cabanas made from the back of old trucks. Pretty hip and young.
Tuesday, 23 March 2010
Monday, 22 March 2010
British photographer Matt Stuart wanders parks, tube stations and the city streets of London, waiting for ironic and funny visual accidents to cross his path.
If u see Stuart’s street photography you will find yourself smiling and nodding to his humorous touch.
Wednesday, 17 March 2010
In different metro stations in Paris you can relax in loungeroom settings provided by IKEA that has developed this new campaign where customers can really interact with the brand by sitting on the products provided.
Tuesday, 16 March 2010
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
Yesterday, on a snowy tuesday night, I went to see the new Scorzese thriller-horror-B-movie 'Shutter Island' based on Dennis Lehane's novel.
I cannot deny the power of the best B movies of the past, but, when one of the best directors of the present revives such monsters, what can he expect!!!
I loved though the drammatic and vivid lights of the photography, by director Robert Richardson, who has an extraordinary tecnique of making us brood over his images...