Entropy…

We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom..

Art & Design | 27 Aug 2014

Flourish

Discover the artist Dana Tanamachi-Williams listening to country music or collecting vintage packaging for inspiration while she works on any given number of projects within her newly-formed Brooklyn-based design firm.

Tanamachi Studio started modestly, but now Dana is adding clients like Oprah, Time Magazine, Nike, Burton, Target, and even Google to her roster.

Flourish

DT Sketching

Tanamachi Studio

Architecture & Design | 05 Jul 2014

Emptiness to Infinity

Tadao Ando: From Emptiness to Infinity

From Emptiness to Infinity pays homage to one of the world’s most renowned architects, Japanese minimalist master Tadao Ando (born 1941), offering an exclusive glimpse into his work process. Ando is known for his creative implementation of natural light, his deft interweaving of interior and exterior space and for designing structures that elegantly evoke the contours of the landscape in which they are set.

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Conceptually and aesthetically, his award-winning exposed concrete designs forge a link between traditional Japanese architecture, Zen and contemporary modernism, while also expressing his fundamental belief that “to change the dwelling is to change the city and to reform society.” Directed by Mathias Frick and produced by Susann Schimk and Jörg Trentmann, the film introduces viewers to his world-famous buildings and offers an exclusive look into his work process, as Ando shares his sources of personal inspiration and motivation and looks back over his 40-year career.

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Published by Walther König, Köln
A Film by Mathias Frick.

Ando Thought

Langen Foundation building by Tadao Ando, Germany

Langen Foundation building by Tadao Ando, Germany

TADAO ANDO – Trailer from film moment

Literature | 18 Apr 2014

A Möbius Strip In Time

Entwining Tales of Time, Memory and Love.. Space was changed and time corrected by the designs of his absolute will..

We the inventors of tales, who will believe anything, feel entitled to believe that it is not yet too late to engage in the creation of the opposite utopia. A new and sweeping utopia of life, where no one will be able to decide for others how they die, where love will prove true and happiness be possible, and where the races condemned to one hundred years of solitude will have, at last and forever, a second opportunity on earth.

Gabriel García Márquez,

García Márquez maps out the spiritual geography of a fictional Latin America, intercutting the fates of his individual characters with the social history of a country beset by biblical plagues and civil wars; and in doing so, he sets forth a cyclical vision of time in which everything that happens emerges as a variation on earlier events, earlier lives.

Márquez mythologized the history of an entire continent, while at the same time creating a Rabelaisian portrait of the human condition as a febrile dream in which love and suffering and redemption endlessly cycle back on themselves on a Möbius strip in time.

Via NYT

Art & Design &Music | 08 Mar 2014

Ears Have Eyes

Vinyl Cover Art – Champions of vinyl, The Electric Recording Company have been meticulously recreating rare vinyl LPs, making perfect copies of the originals without digital interference.LPs out of a North London Studio.

This video provides a fascinating insight into the artisan skill and techniques used in reproducing the packaging in a purely analogue way, as described by Phil Abel.

Pl watch an in-depth look at the technical and artistic care behind the project.

There are certain recordings in the classical music canon that are exceptional. And many that are exceptionally rare, especially in their original old-fashioned vinyl format. But to some collectors, the vinyl LP is still the ultimate expression of this music, a format never bettered in terms of reproduction and quality of natural sound.

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OLD VINYL

Art & Design | 08 Feb 2014

The Paper Skin

Leica is certainly proud of their new creation. They used specially treated paper called ‘Constellation Jade’ made by Iconic Fedrigoni Papers that they claim is better than even the best leathers. It’s acetone resistant, abrasion resistant and can withstand temperatures between -40 and 158°F. The final product is placed in book-style packaging to complete the “brand experience” they’re going for. Feast your eyes:

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leica Packing

leica Box

Architecture & Design | 01 Dec 2013

The Architecture of Nordic Light

The Magic of Light

Nordic Light

The quality of light in Scandinavia has given rise to some of the most important and influential architecture of the modern period. This book celebrates established icons, newly discovered gems and contemporary masterworks that represent the highest expression of Scandinavian design and response to their environment.

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Highly refined building techniques combined with the stark contrast between the scarcity of light in winter and the glow of long summer days have provided the context for architectural acts of genius. Just under fifty projects are featured here in detail, ordered according to the way in which different light conditions have imparted particular qualities to the buildings.

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Henry Plummer treats his subject with a uniquely authoritative perspective in which the words resonate with his artfully taken images.

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