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norberto miranda creates huge inflatable beans to host exhibitions in mexico

norberto miranda has inflated three giant beans in the central garden of papalotla, mexico. created to host music, science and cultural exhibitions for all ages, the inflatable structures are formed to provide fun and entertainment to locals. using the bean shape as the starting point behind t...

volkswagen presents all-electric ID. BUGGY at pebble beach concours d’elegance

after its international debut at the geneva international motor show in march, volkswagen brings the ID. BUGGY concept to california’s prestigious pebble beach concours d’elegance. as a modern interpretation of the classic dune buggy, the new all-electric design incorporates a 62 kwh battery tha...

GEOM design stacks red bricks to build the façade of JPG coffee in china

chinese studio, GEOM design, has built ‘JPG coffee & LAB burger’ situated in china‘s zhujiang new town. formed using a simple red brick façade, the dense elevation breaks with the architectural language of the surrounding buildings, which are made up of towering glass structures. punctu...

dutch artist hella jongerius transforms paris gallery into massive open textile studio

throughout summer 2019, lafayette anticipations in paris presents the experimental textile work of dutch designer hella jongerius. with the exhibition entitled ‘interlace,’ the artist makes use of the building’s performative qualities to transform the interior into a vast, constantly shifting ...

urwahn reinvents the bike frame in stadtfuchs V5F, made for rigorous city use

made for rigorous use in cities, the stadtfuchs by urwahn bikes is a sophisticated all-rounder that has reinvented the bike frame. the innovative new frame is made for every imaginable situation in any urban landscape. it blends ergonomic design, functionality and safety, resulting in an elast...

burning man 2019 pavilion reimagines myth of andromeda for female empowerment

john marx of form4 architecture pays homage to heroic women at burning man 2019 with an intricate and luminous pavilion entitled ‘andromeda reimagined: a sanctuary in deep playa.’ while drawing from philosophical and poetic themes, the project provides respite to visitors in the heat of the nevada ...

humans since 1982 transforms drones and CCTV cameras into sculptural artworks

the stockholm based design studio humans since 1982 presents their latest projects titled ‘collection of drones – triptych’ and ‘suspended drone’. both of these works exhibit drones as found objects to create sculptural artworks that preserve and display the items, similar to how an entomologist w...

IN studio builds wooden ‘cultivable’ house for family of farmers in japan

IN studio has built cultivable house, a residence in konosu, saitama prefecture, japan, focusing on its connection to the surrounding field and local farmland area that are closely tied to the family’s history. using a traditional wooden frame construction, the architects have created a ho...

atelier tree brings life to beijing storefront with golden heart installation

in an old hutong building, located in west xinglong street, beijing, a golden heart shines through its windows. atelier tree created an installation for the second store of poppee, a quiet two-level shop on the entrance of a hutong. the owner of the shop fell in love with the location in bei...

TAPO builds horizon house on a japanese hillside to frame views of the ocean

for its latest project TAPO (tomioka architectural planning office) has designed the ‘horizon house‘ for a coastal site in the japanese city of omaezaki. with a prominent hillside position overlooking the pacific ocean, the residence has been formed to gain unobstructed sea views. built in par...

ben zank composes surrealist portraits that explore human connection with nature

born, raised and based in new york, ben zank is a journalist-turned-photographer that creates surrealist images — most of the time featuring himself — that bend our reason. guided by his dreams and subconsciousness, zank explores humans connecting with nature as well as a rare sense of isolati...
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National Gallery Photo 2018-06-08 13:15

In Turner's beautifully epic portrayal of Homer's Odyssey, we see Ulysses standing aloft on his ship deriding the Cyclops, whom he and his companions have just left blinded, and invoking the vengeance of Neptune. One of the flags is painted with the scene of the Trojan Horse. The horses of the Sun are rising above the horizon ('Odyssey', Book 9). Opening on Monday, visit 'Thomas Cole: Eden to Empire' and see Turner's influence on this American artist: http://bit.ly/2JsMlxa

Tate Photo 2018-06-07 18:20

This Volunteers' Week we are celebrating the extraordinary contribution of over 500 volunteers at Tate who give their time, passion & expertise to visitors from all over the globe, across our four galleries. 'I didn’t know anything about contemporary art until I started volunteering at Tate in 2016. I’ve learnt a lot! I love passing on this knowledge to visitors. It keeps my brain active! My favourite room in Tate Britain is the 1840s room and my favourite painting is The Lady of Shalott. I like all the Pre-Raphaelites in Tate Britain. This is my favourite room and my favourite place to be.’ - Steve Daszko, volunteer visitor host with John William Waterhouse’s The Lady of Shalott 1888 https://goo.gl/RvZ97V

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum Photo 2018-06-07 15:58

On view tomorrow, June 8—"Giacometti” fills the ramps of our rotunda, featuring nearly 200 sculptures, paintings, and drawings by the preeminent artist Alberto Giacometti, whose intensive focus on the human condition continues to provoke and inspire new generations. A collaboration with the Fondation Giacometti in Paris (Fondation Alberto et Annette Giacometti), this comprehensive exhibition examines anew the artist’s practice and his unmistakable vocabulary. Learn more: https://gu.gg/2xPE44R … Photo: David Heald

Gun of the Day - NRA Museums 2018-06-07 13:01

GUN OF THE DAY - A Ranger 1911A1? The Robert E. Petersen Gallery holds many unusual handguns and this Colt 1911A1 is right in there swinging. While some might be captivated by the fine set of stag grips on this GOTD, the oddly truncated trigger guard sets this pistol apart. There are a number of similar handguns in existence that were modified by Texas Ranger Captain Manuel T. Gonzaullas, who spent considerable time in later life in Hollywood, not far from where Robert E. Petersen lived. Is this one of that Ranger's handguns? We just don't know. Caliber: .45 ACP Production Date: 1943 #NRAmuseums #GunOfTheDay #guns #history

National Gallery Photo 2018-06-07 12:43

Gauguin was born #OnThisDay in 1848. 'Bowl of Fruit and Tankard before a Window' by Gauguin is a tribute to a Cézanne painting Gauguin had acquired around 10 years earlier, 'Still Life with Compotier, Glass and Apples'. It repeats many of the elements of this painting, such as the fruit, pottery, rumpled tablecloth and the knife at the lower right. On a wider level it is also indicative of Gauguin moving away from Impressionism to a more structurally rigorous art exemplified by Cézanne's work. View this homage to still life in Room 43: http://bit.ly/2GQArzJ