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coudamy refurbishes 19 sqm les arcs apartment with a space saving ‘flying table’

originally designed by french architect charlotte perriand in the 1960s, les arcs 1800 ski resort is a classic example of modernist alpine architecture, which made winter sports and leisure activities accessible to the public. for their latest project the team at coudamy has carefully conserved...

FORGO ‘just add water’ hand soap eliminates plastic

swedish design studio form us with love has launched a new subscription-based cosmetics brand that avoids plastic and minimises carbon emissions. called FORGO, the brand’s first product is a mix-it-yourself hand soap in the form of concentrated powder.images courtesy of form us with lovethe powde...

ship architecture adds alley garden to japan’s town house in ikegami

designed by tokyo-based practice ship architecture, town house in ikegami is a 113-square-meter residential property in japan. the house, which is located in an area where properties feature an alley in between them, has taken this space and transformed it into a small garden. this alley gard...

david altrath captures the lively artworks of stockholm’s underground metro stations

david altrath has captured the historic art installations found in stockholm’s metro stations in his photo series ‘metro’. built during the 1950s, each of the 100 stockholm underground metro stations showcase unique art works and installations completed by 150 different artists — earning the name ...

designboom editorial internships available in MILAN!

are you knowledgeable about architecture, design, art, and technology? passionate about writing, communication, and digital media? want to make a meaningful contribution to contemporary culture? designboom is seeking two editorial interns to join us at our headquarters in MILAN. we’re cur...

HASSELL reveals plans for ‘first light pavilion’ at jodrell bank observatory

architecture firm HASSELL has revealed plans for a new permanent structure to be built at the jodrell bank observatory in northwest england. ‘first light pavilion’, which is now under construction, intends to transform the visitor experience at the famous observatory, bringing radio astronomy...
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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:

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

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: … 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: