A wooden Rubik’s Cube-like coffee table named the Float Table by RPR. Composed of wooden blocks that are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables, at a glance, the cubes seem to simply float. Asked about their work, RPR explained: “The Float Table is a matrix of magnetized wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The secret of the “floating cubes” consists in the subtle steel cables that keep each piece close. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character. Price for such an item? A table made of 27 cubes costs $10,000 and the one composed of 54 cubes has a double price.
Rented out in France at attrap-reves hotel and skyriverone hotel for around € 100 a night, the Bubble Tent is basically a transparent apartment that you could set up pretty much anywhere you desire (at only about 13 feet in diameter they’re relatively easy to pack up). With the Bubble Tent you can literally view the stars while you slumber, and sleep closer to nature than you have ever been before.
The concept came from french designer Pierre Stéphane
In the centre of Milan, and old soap factory from the 19th century was transformed into lofts. One loft was restructured to become a combination of house and office. The building’s past was the starting point of the new project: a glass version of the “supervisor’s office” (with a 4,5m sliding glass door) was raised above the antique wooden work floor creating an office space that is isolated acoustically while still seeing the rest of the open space and preserving the abundant flow of light. During office hours, the dining room transforms into the meeting room by closing the kitchen in an oversized closet. The semi-underground decanting tubs were transformed into one big sleeping room with dressing room and bathroom.
lives in hong kong
born munich, germany
the focus of the german photographer michael wolf’s work is life in mega cities. many of his projects document the architecture and the vernacular culture of metropolises. wolf grew up in canada, europe and the united states, studying at uc berkeley and at the folkwang school with otto steinert in essen, germany. he moved to hong kong in 1994 where he worked for 8 years as contract photographer for stern magazine. since 2001, wolf has been focusing on his own projects, many of which have been published as books.
French tattoo artist Loïc Lavenu, also known by the nickname Xoïl, has a very distinctive Photoshop collage aesthetic. The results are always surreal, sprawling, and highly experimental.
Peter is incredibly skilled at creating many visual art styles, be it watercolor, cubism, or precisely shaded pencil drawings.
Ondrash in Znojmo, Czec
Ondrash is practically becoming a household name due to the raging popularity of the watercolor tattoos he specializes in.h Republic
Mariusz Trubisz in Wroclaw, Poland
Mariusz has a flair for shading and creating incredibly vibrant tattoos that are practically neon.
Madame Chän in Berlin, Germany
Madame Chän does a few different styles, but my favorite ones are the dreamy, chimerical tattoos she specializes in.
Marcin Aleksander Surowiec in Warsaw, Poland
Marcin uses incredibly vibrant inks to achieve his brand of highly vivid surrealist tattoos
Kenji Alucky from Hokkaido, Japan
Kenji is known for a dotting technique called stippling. His tattoos employ geometric and tribal motifs, and beg to be inspected up close.
David Hale in Athens, Ga
Working out of his own Love Hawk studios, David’s ornamental artwork is tinged with a folk-art spirit.
Ien Levin in Kiev, Ukraine
Ien works solely in black ink. His extremely intricate drawing style has a macabre yet whimsical feel.
Amanda Wachob does the impossible with tattoo ink — her pieces look so impeccably close to real paintings.
Chaim Machlev in Berlin, Germany
Known in the tattoo world as Dots to Lines, Chaim Machlev creates stark black-ink geometric tattoos that are both intricate and pristine.
Optical illusions commercial by Honda
PROJECT BRIEF by Libeskind web site:
The redesigned Dresden Museum of Military History is now the official central museum of the German Armed Forces. It will house an exhibition area of roughly 20,000 square meters, making it Germany’s largest museum.
The armory was built from 1873 –1876 and became a museum in 1897. Since its 1897 founding, the Dresden Museum of Military History has been a Saxon armory and museum, a Nazi museum, a Soviet museum and an East German museum. Today it is the military history museum of a unified and democratic Germany, its location outside the historic center of Dresden having allowed the building to survive the allied bombing campaign at the end of World War II.
In 1989, unsure how the museum would fit into a newly unified German state, the government decided to shut it down. By 2001 feelings had shifted and an architectural competition was held for an extension that would facilitate a reconsideration of the way we think about war.
Daniel Libeskind’s winning design boldly interrupts the original building’s symmetry. The extension, a massive, five-story 14,500-ton wedge of concrete and steel, cuts through the 135-year-old former arsenal’s structural order. A 82-foot high viewing platform (the highest point of the wedge is 98 feet) provides breathtaking views of modern Dresden while pointing towards the area where the fire bombing of Dresden began, creating a dramatic space for reflection.
The new façade’s openness and transparency contrasts with the opacity and rigidity of the existing building. The latter represents the severity of the authoritarian past while the former reflects the openness of the democratic society in which it has been reimagined. The interplay between these perspectives forms the character of the new Military History Museum
Inside, in the original, columned part of the building, German’s military history is presented in chronological order. But now it is complemented, in the new wide-open spaces of the five-story wedge, by new exhibition areas with a new focus on thematic consideration of the societal forces and human impulses that create a culture of violence.
The project opened in October 2011 completed by Architekt Daniel Libeskind AG (ADL) with Studio Daniel Libeskind (SDL).
For milan design week 2013, kengo kuma’s urbanistic ideas are given a new context in the ever-burgeoning landscape of skyscrapers.
His ‘naturescape for urban stories’ presents a vision for a living space in the midst of urban development in the center of the design capital.
These ‘urban stories’ are suspended between sculptural environment and architecture, an abstracted and layered japanese garden comprised of pietra serena stone, bamboo, water and gravel, the topographic installation creates a terrain of depressions and elevations that dictate the shape of water and the paths of movement. The quiet, form-making power of water confronts the material tenacity of stone, while exposing the ability of the aqueous force to render the pietra serena delicate and soft. The design posits that the urban environment can be intensely livable and inextricably connected to the original architecture of the earth. The project was a enthusiastically backed by a collaboration of frassinagodiciotto and il casone, together with agape, pratic, tribù and vaselli, and with technical support from davide groppi.