Black and White Photography of Couples in Paris

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For once, the excitement, the bright red wrapping, pink hearted decals, the smell of sweet perfume and fluffy cuteness surrounding Valentine’s day didn’t leave us untouched. Hence, we decided to dedicate a post this sometimes controversial holiday. Love is everywhere around us and every day should be a celebration of the magical curse that’s been thrown upon us.

In his book, French Kiss – a Love Letter to Paris , the american photographer Peter Turnley presents a collection of couples … Read the rest

Swine Studio Mobile Foundry Solves Urban Waste

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Can City from Studio Swine on Vimeo.

Studio Swine created ‘Can City’- a project based in São Paulo where a mobile foundry operates around the city’s streets. The foundry smelts aluminum cans using waste vegetable oil collected from local cafes as fuel. The molds and the finished pieces are all made on location, turning the street into an improvised manufacturing line.

 In a city with some 20 million residence the waste is on a massive scale, however over 80% … Read the rest

Porcelain Skulls With Exquisite Leaf Designs

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porcelain skulls

French artist Noon collaborated with K. Olin tribu for a second edition of his embellished porcelain skulls. The new edition is poetically called “Black Cashmere”. The contrast between the delicacy of the leaf motif and the skull design makes for an edgy piece of art.

The sculptures measure 20 cm x 13 cm x 13 cm and are strictly limited to 50 pieces, each one numbered and delivered in a custom wooden case. You can order them here

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Black and White Photography by Benoit Courti

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What makes Benoit Courti’s story interesting is that he’s been doing professional photography only since 2010. He embraced the portrait/art after spending years as a music composer. The result is a convincing mixture between a powerful and imaginative narrative on one side and a carefully crafted minimal imagery, rich in texture and detail on the other.

Benoit Courti lives and works in Paris and most of the work on his website is for sale.

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Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake Expressed in Crystal by Tokujin Yoshioka

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Japanese designer Tokujin Yoshioka has exposed a bed of crystals to the Tchaikovsky’s music and the result is an incredibly expressive icy surface. The crystals picked up on the tonal vibrations and created these highly specific formations.

“Nature shows us a beauty that exceeds our imagination,” says Tokujin Yoshioka. “The forms of nature are unique and cannot be reproduced. This endows them with mysterious beauty and makes them fascinating to us”.

According to Phenom World, a Netherlands based manufacturer … Read the rest

Sola Rosa Delivers Big With A New Studio Album

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After the success of Get It Together and its accompanying remix album, the New Zealand collective Sola Rosa strikes again with the release of their new album – Low and Behold High and Beyond – another record jammed full of thick bass lines, adept musicianship and tight production.

From a humble, self-released one man project started by Andrew Spraggon, Sola Rosa has grown to a live collective of international repute. Successfully blending hip hop, reggae, jazz, latin, soul and funk, … Read the rest