Friday, January 31, 2014

how puppies protect you more than you know.

I believe that people are getting sick more often
and becoming allergic to absolutely everything
because kids are restricted to lame, boring
ridiculously unadventurous
foods that introduce them to nothing.

Wonder why we don't get peanut allergies in Asia?
Cause we feed them to the kid the moment they
can eat a sundae. -- just sayin'

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by: Minute Earth

Friday, January 24, 2014

copper x triangle = best lovechild possible.

Copper is like the new rose gold of interiors.
Understated but nothing short of tantalizing.

If I could put copper EVERYWHERE I would.
More importantly this is a space where some people WORK.
 I would have no issue waking up and going to a place like this.

 This space was envisioned to break the mold, 
to allow for open conversation and discussions while
keeping delineation and personal bubbles.


 The main space planning revolved around:
access to the exterior & exposure to natural lighting.


Seriously I would wake up every morning thrilled--
No problem even if it is a Monday.

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'Elliot Wood Partnership' - London
by: Emrys Architects, London

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

gradients don't fade.

When designer Ramy Fischler's firm RF Studio
was given the project of refurbishing ad duplex apartment 
in Paris' 16th arrondissement, Place de Colombie.
This space already has enough going for it,
it's own garden and street entrance. 
Coming from the 1930's Art Deco residential
complex known as the "Walter Buildings"
They took on a whole new take to
"melding the old with the new"

This artful transformation highlights the apartments historical past
and unique aesthetic traits while pressing down on its current spot in time.


 The intentions of layering were the most evident from the space.
From the whimsical gradient (of which was applied by hand)
to the layering of curtains throughout the space
the contrasts provided by texture and colour
were as dramatic as the art deco elements itself.

 Ramy Fischler takes each project as a chance to explore
creativity, craftsmanship & the science of experiementation
'The Place de Colombie apartment,'' he says,
''is the result of a group of ideas and talents coming together as one. 
For me, designing an apartment or house is like running a research laboratory,
during which different expertise comes together in order
to produce a singular piece that is the result of a collaborative process

Furniture in photo were all custom pieces design by Fischler.  Bespoke leather, cotton sofas, & lacquered coffee table.

the Master Bedroom

Calacatta marble through the master bathroom
Strategic cut lines to distort perspective
Parquet flooring carefully integrating the preserved material with a new application

White lacquer curtains drawn by hand by Ramy Fischler and molded by artisans

Apartment in the
'Walter Buildings'- Place de Colombie, Paris

by: RF Studios

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Adult Swim Singles.

An installation for each single by
Adult Swim.

I personally know nothing about the music 
but these installations by
Branden Collins, Brian Smith, 
Candice House & Jacob Escobedo
are BOSS.

Adult Swim Singles
Killer Mike
Adult Swim Singles
Mykki Blanco
Adult Swim Singles

Adult Swim Singles
Autre Ne Veut
Adult Swim Singles
Lightning Bolt

Adult Swim Singles
Pig Destroyer

Adult Swim Singles
Marnie Stern

For the music:

Monday, January 20, 2014

taste your sounds.

 Where exploding foods and spices blow away more than your taste buds.

'The Sound of Taste'
 by: DJ MJ Cole, Chris Cairns, Machine Shop  X  Schawartz Flavor Shots

Sunday, January 19, 2014

frozen Toronto.

Well, I for one am glad to say that Toronto 
is not so frozen anymore.
Considering the numerous falls and bumps I have 
received due to tundra sidewalks and ice death hazards,
I cannot wait until Spring rolls around and punches 
Winter right in the balls.

Toronto photographer Tom Ryaboi
on the other hand seems to be more enthusiatic
about our city's recent weather adventures.
The daredevil photographer isn't afraid to get all Spiderman 
on the edge of a skyscraper in order to snap a jaw dropping shot.
(Want proof? Check this picture out)

"The problem didn't lie in getting into the high rise construction site,
but with how one properly dresses for a rigorous climb (all 60 flights of stairs)
and be prepared to shoot atop the skyscraper at -20 degrees C with windy conditions,"

"Of course, we ended up overdressing for the occasion.
The climb was tough - I thought I almost suffered a heat stroke,
having to carry all that camera gear, and wearing a heavy parka,
two layers of sweaters, and very tight long johns.

In the end, the incredible towering views were well worth the effort.
Everything on the top 3 or 4 floors was exposed to the elements.
And, due to the ice storm our city suffered through several day ago,
it seemed like every object on these floors was covered with a thick layer of ice.
We had to abandon our initial plan of climbing the scaffolding at the rooftop,
which was too dangerously slippery.
That hardly mattered, the views we experienced from
inside the top floors were enough to make any grown man weep.
The frigid air started pounding my body after several hours of shooting,
and soon after, I recall telling myself that I really should
have been more warmly dressed for this ungodly climate."


by: Tom Ryaboi

Friday, January 17, 2014

tokyo bokeh.

My recent acquisition of a Canon 700D 
has drawn me to watching numerous Youtube
tutorials on the basics of photography. 

Now that I know how to do sort of cool things with
this cam, I've also picked up some new lingo including 
the word Bokeh.

(Originally /ˈbkɛ/, /ˈbk/ BOH-kay  Japanese: [boke]) i
s the blur, or the aesthetic quality of the blur,in out-of-focus areas of an image.
Bokeh has been defined as
"the way the lens renders out-of-focus points of light"
 Photographer Takashi Kitajima takes the word
and brings it back to it's roots, photographing 
Tokyo in all its light polluting glory (which I have no issue with)

Each composition creates abstract landscapes
that are as whimsical and dreamy and photography can get.

by:  Takashi Kitajima
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