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Between Poetry and Provocation

Between Poetry and Provocation

IMM Cologne closed on 20 January, but there’s still a good reason to go to the German city. The exhibition Isn’t it Romantic? opened alongside the international furniture fair at the MAKK in Cologne and will close during ART Cologne on 21 April. Romanticism, an artistic era in the 19th century, is usually only looked back upon, most often not in a

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Peering up through the forest floor

Peering up through the forest floor

Wald aus Wald by Takashi Kuribayashi   A fairytale forest crafted from paper is a homage to nature, floating airlessly above a gallery floor in Hong Kong. The Wald aus Wald installation resembles a giant cloud as it hovers above visitors, with intermittent head-sized holes for viewing. Peering up through the forest floor, guests can see the

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Drift by Snarkitecture

Drift by Snarkitecture

Inflatable canopy at Design Miami For this year’s Design Miami/, Brooklyn-based design firm Snarkitecture created a levitating adaptation of the white vinyl tent for a festival entrance pavilion. Drift uses inflated white tubes, bundled to create a porous ceiling that lets in sunshine and air, creating a mountainous form on the outside and a softly lit cavern within. ‘Filtered light passes between

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Electrical Cloud Engages Viewers

Electrical Cloud Engages Viewers

Cloud by Caitlind r.c. Brown and Wayne Garrett Six thousand new and burnt out light bulbs were used to form a colossal installation that engaged and amused its viewers. Cloud was realized for one night only during a Nuit Blance Festival in Calgary, Canada, on 15 September. As visitors approached the massive cloud, they could pull strings to

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The Beauty of Decay

The Beauty of Decay

Havana by Michael Eastman Self-taught photographer Michael Eastman has since long established himself as a master in portraying the process of architectural decay and deterioration in the most beautiful cities of the world. Art photography counts a long tradition of artists devoted to capturing ruins and abandoned buildings in the urban landscape. Such a tradition has been

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Staples to Launch 3D Printing Service

Staples to Launch 3D Printing Service

3D Printing to be Available in 2013 in Europe While affordable 3D home printers may still be a thing of the future, custom-printed models for everyday folk will soon be one step closer: at your local Staples. If you live in the Netherlands or Belgium, that is. The ‘Staples Easy 3D’ service is expected to begin in

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A Photographic Fairy Tale

A Photographic Fairy Tale

Flying Houses by Laurent Chehere In the hands of French photographer Laurent Chehere, contemporary techniques of photo-manipulation are used in the service of a fantastic world, where buildings float in the sky. The series Flying Houses was inspired by the architecture of Paris, Chehere’s city, particularly that of the 19th and 20th arrondissements. But the original shots are just

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