Category: Photo & Design

Photo & Design

mecanoo and civic transform vast locomotive hall into tilburg’s ‘new living room’

described as tilburg’s ‘new living room’, the LocHal is a converted locomotive hall that now houses a major new library for the dutch city. the building, which dates back to 1932, contains bibliotheek midden-brabant (the public library), kunstloc brabant (a regional knowledge and expertise center for culture and art), brabant […]

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this little white (& black) chapel in las vegas will host your instagram-worthy wedding

graphic designer joshua vides has debuted one of his signature black and white installations at palms casino resort in las vegas. recreating a little white wedding chapel — one of the city’s most iconic landmarks — vides’ installation titled ’til death do us part’ comprises an 800 square foot, illustrated […]

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Photographer Spotlight: Jean-Vincent Simonet

A vibrant project from Paris/Zurich-based photographer Jean-Vincent Simonet. Driven by a penchant for “entropy” and “excess,” Simonet’s chemical manipulations and surreal photo-collages are not the product of a detached observer, but rather an artist wholly immersed in the landscapes and interior worlds of his subjects. With “In Bloom” Simonet transforms countless nights of drug-fuelled parties […]

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irene posch + ebru kurbak build programmable computer using golden thread embroidery

irene posch and ebru kurbak have used historic gold embroidery materials and knowledge to craft a programmable 8 bit computer. in questioning the current digital and electronic technologies surrounding us the two artists have built the embroidered computer using solely a variety of metal threads, magnetic, glass and metal beads, […]

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Becoming a Being: Susan Sontag on Transcending the Bounds and Biases of History

“Time and reason are functions of each other,” Ursula K. Le Guin wrote in her philosophical novel exploring why honoring the continuity of past and future is the wellspring of moral action. The human animal is indeed a temporal creature, our experience of time at the center of our psychology. Locating ourselves is therefore largely […]

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Artist Spotlight: Jenny McGee Dougherty

A selection of work by Massachusetts-born, Maine-based artist Jenny McGee Dougherty. Drawn to ideas of human interaction and our environments (both natural and built), McGee Dougherty attends to the construction of and markings within public space as well as the collective uses and movements of the individuals who inhabit them: “Within our understanding of the […]

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corten steel visitors center punctuates the vast dryness of chile’s atacama desert

chilean architects emilio marín and juan carlos lópez construct a public information center in the atacama desert, the driest in the world. the ‘center of interpretation of the desert’ is situated near the first wind farm in northern chile, between san pedro de atacama and ayquina. through the design and […]

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Hermann Hesse on Solitude, the Value of Hardship, the Courage to Be Yourself, and How to Find Your Destiny

“No one can build you the bridge on which you, and only you, must cross the river of life,” the young Nietzsche wrote as he contemplated what it takes to find oneself. Somehow, this man of stark contradiction, cycling between nihilistic despondency and electric buoyancy along the rim of madness, has managed to inspire some […]

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