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Surreal Blue Spheres of Ice Juxtaposed with Everyday Life Document the Unrelenting Pace of Melting Glaciers

 Photography #climate change #glaciers #India May 31, 2019 Laura Staugaitis 62.15 cubic meters – the average volume of ice lost on Tipra Bank glacier every half hour Amidst everyday scenes of contemporary India, unusual blue spheres appear atop buildings, nestled next to marigold vendors, and resting on temple steps. Though the composite images, created …

Designs

odd matter used 17th-century scagliola technique to create ‘guise’ collection

a 17th-century technique for producing faux marble is paired with a spray-painting technique from the custom car industry, to create this furniture collection designed by odd matter studio. as its name suggests, the ‘guise’ collection explores notions of appearance, embracing what the amsterdam-based studio describes as ‘an almost scary instinct’ to subvert the meaning of …

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A Dozen Design Gift Ideas for Dad

My dad was amongst the special breed who always insisted we forgo spending anything for him for Father’s Day. Every June he’d indubitably find a way to turn away the limelight from himself, ever insistent he didn’t need anything. “Family is enough.” That is, until one year I found out what he truly wanted (and …

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COLLECTION 1 by Ángel Mombiedro

The pieces of Madrid-based architect Ángel Mombiedro’s COLLECTION 1 – his first furniture collection – are best viewed as elements of a whole. It’s a system that functions by observing each piece in relation to the others. The fundamental forms, flat colors, geometry, symmetry, straight lines, and curved planes of the collection are based on searching …

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Friday Five with Venus Williams

With 7 Grand Slam titles, 5 Wimbledon championships and 4 Olympic gold medals, tennis legend Venus Williams is not only a force on the court, but also an emerging star in the world of interior design. In 2002, after earning an Interior Decorator certification, Williams founded V Starr Interiors, a full-service commercial and residential interior …

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Shuttered Windows and Placid Canals Show Venice’s Sleepier Side in Night Photographs by Thibaud Poirier

 Photography #architecture #night #travel #Venice #water May 31, 2019 Laura Staugaitis Scenes of contemporary Venice often inevitably include throngs of tourists amongst the centuries-old architecture. But French photographer Thibaud Poirier (previously) took his camera out during the city’s quieter hours. During a weekend trip this past winter, Poirier sought to capture the timelessness of …