Bien connu pour être produit avec des tâches d’encres, le test de Rorschach est ici réinterprété par le photographe Esther Lobo avec des aliments tels que des yaourts, crèmes glacées et sauces en tout genre. On obtient des motifs colorés avec des effets de reliefs intéressants, d’autant plus que le packaging de l’aliment utilisé est exposé. À découvrir.
Combler l’écart entre les humains et la technologie : à l’heure d’une informatique portable et omniprésente, comment pouvons-nous connecter mondes réel et numérique ? Voici la question à laquelle les équipes de ThalmicLabs ont essayé de répondre avec leur projet Myo. Un bracelet qui se porte autour du bras et qui, grâce à ses capteurs de mouvements, permet de prendre le contrôle à distance d’applications.
The front of this house in Kraków, Poland, is curved dramatically up towards the sky so that Polish architect Tadeusz Lemański could squeeze a garage underneath (+ slideshow).
Tadeusz Lemański designed the building – known as Domo Dom – for a single resident who was keen to have a garage in his home, despite local planning rules that tightly restricted the size and shape of the new structure.
“The main idea of the project was to design each room in the way that they do not lose anything from their functionality,” explained the architect. “At the same time, the house has to meet land development conditions that impose using gable roofs.”
Lemański’s solution was to create a single-storey volume and abstract it, so the end angles up towards the sky. This allowed a boxy garage volume to be slotted in underneath.
“The concept of the house is a simple cube that includes the main functions – living room, kitchenette and bedroom,” he said. “In order to fulfil the development conditions, the bedroom was lifted to the loft and the garage was moved under it.”
The house is located in a suburban neighbourhood on the edge of Wolski Forest, west Kraków. To echo the materials used on the more traditional neighbouring structures, the architect specified grey sandstone and black titanium-zinc panels for the exterior cladding.
The contrasting shades of these two materials also help to emphasise the division between the main living spaces and the garage.
The garage door fronts the building, so the main entrance is situated along one of the side walls.
It leads through to a compact hallway with a combined living room and kitchen to the left, a bathroom in front, and a staircase on the right that leads up to the first-floor bedroom.
Two side windows are angled to match the slope of the staircase, which runs alongside the garage wall.
“Their shape underlines the dynamism of the building that rises in the same direction,” added Lemański.
In the bedroom, the unusual shape of the roof creates a ceiling that rises up to a point then curves down so much that it almost meets the floor.
Three skylights bring daylight into the space, while built-in wooden fittings offer seating and storage.
At the rear of the house, a wall of glazing allows the resident to open his living space out to an elevated terrace and a lawn.
It comes as no surprise that Tesseron Cognac—with its family lineage at the pinnacle of winemaking—is among the more graceful and interesting offerings in the world of brandy. Alfred Tesseron is the current director of the stunning estate in the……
OK, so it’s the Leica that took the photo of Russian troops taking the Reichstag, but you get the idea! Alas, there is no Black Friday discount on this camera, which goes on the block tomorrow in Hong Kong as part of Bonhams’ droolworthy Leica centenary sale (note to Tom Sachs: there’s also a fine circa-1966 NASA model up for grabs) and is estimated to fetch between 3 million and 4 million Hong Kong dollars—approximately $390,000-$520,000 at current exchange.
While working as a photojournalist for the Soviet news agency TASS, Yevgeni Khaldei used the trusty chrome Leica III to take Raising a Flag over the Reichstag (above), one of the most famous photographs of World War II. There is more than Khaldei’s eye and the Leica’s Elmar 3.5cm f/3.5 lens to thank for the image: taken on May 2, 1945, it’s a restaging of the moment two days earlier when Red Army fighters had first flown the Soviet flag over the Reichstag (Germans had fought back and dislodged the Red Army, scuttling that photo op). And there was also a bit of Soviet-style proto-Photoshopping involved: more smoke was added to suggest that the fighting was still taking place and the soldiers’ looted watches were made to vanish from their wrists and from history.
Steve McCurry n’a plus sa réputation à faire en matière de photographie. Depuis des années, le célèbre photographe voyage de pays en pays pour en capturer des images uniques et spontanées. Dans cette série, nous découvrons l’Inde, ses habitants, leurs coutumes et l’atmosphère qui y règne à travers une sélection d’images pleines de couleurs.
FHAMS‘ Tama Hotel hotel occupies the top floor of the 22-story Phnom Penh Tower in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
Guests can choose from a variety of different room sizes, the smallest of which are contained within a row of tiny wooden huts.
“The main design [feature] in the hotel is the smallest room, which only has five square metres and looks like a house,” explains Fukumoto in the movie via a translator, which was filmed at Inside Festival 2014.
Each hut squeezes in a single bed, sofa and desk into the limited space, but larger, more traditional hotel rooms are also available, offering double beds and views out across the Cambodian capital.
“Most of the rooms have big windows and you get to enjoy the view of the city,” Fukumoto says.
FHAMS also designed the hotel’s bar and restaurant, which is separated into distinct zones. Guests can choose to eat in a formal restaurant area, or more causal arrangements of sofas, chairs and booths.
“The main focus of the hotel is dining rather than accommodation,” Fukumoto claims. “We designed the dining area based on time zones by imaging somebody’s day in a hotel.”
Inside Festival took place at Marina Bay Sands in Singapore from 1 to 3 October. Award entries for next year’s festival are open from February 2015.
We’ve been publishing interviews with all the category winners from this year’s event over the last few weeks. You can watch all the movies below.
In 2007, Goodhood opened its doors on a back street in Shoreditch, promising Londoners a curious collection of clothing and home goods. Last September, founders Jo Sindle and Kyle Stewart expanded their inventory and moved shop a block away to a……
Les toiles d’Erik Jones sont aussi graphiques que colorées. Avec des portraits hyperréalistes de femmes nues se cachant derrière des bandes sporadiques de couleurs, l’artiste exprime cette supposée pudeur en appliquant plusieurs matériaux tels que de l’aquarelle, acrylique, pastel, huile et crayons de couleur. À découvrir dans la galerie.