PHOTOGRAPHY by JOHAN SANDBERG


(Model: Kristy Kaurova for D la Repubblica October 2011)

- http://www.johansandberg.com/

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SAN CATALDO CEMETERY by ALDO ROSSI (1984)

Aldo Rossi’s ‘City for the Dead’ in Modena, Italy, stands as a largely unfinished project in which Rossi explores the thematic elements put forth in his book ‘Architecture of the City’, primarily the forms of memory and meaning. The project was originally won as a competition in collaboration with Gianni Braghieri in 1972. Construction began in 1978 and to this day stands at roughly fifty percent completion. The site was originally to contain the ossuary cube and a series of rib-like buildings, which terminated in a cone housing the communal graves.

San Cataldo Cemetry
Strada Cimitero San Cataldo
41100 Modena
Italy

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OHLA HOTEL (BARCELONA)

(Junior Suite from €360 EUR)

At Barcelona’s Ohla hotel, it’s understood that the evolution of an urban center is a delicate and time-intensive operation. In a city where it might take well over 100 years to build one church (see: Sagrada Familia), it pays to consider your design and architecture choices carefully. Make a wrong move, and you may well be laughed right out of town.74 rooms are modern, minimalist, and dressed in stark shades of black and white. The scheme here is in the details.

(Rooftop Pool)

Fresh, bespoke scents lace bedsheets of your choosing, natural oak flooring sits warm beneath your feet, and custom curated music mixes and bathsalts wait just as you’ve requested them.Barcelona is a social place, so it makes perfect sense that all four dining and reclining spaces open out to the city. Whether you seek gastronomic bliss at the Michelin starred Sauc Restaurant or a casual bite and poolside cocktail way up high at the rooftop bar, your senses will always be dually intrigued by the tastes of the city, and the feeling of its air on your cheek.

Ohla Hotel (*****)
Via Laietana 49
08003 Barcelona
Spain
T: 933 415 050

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BACK TO THE FUTURE II NIKE SHOES

Not that pretty actually, but I bet that I will have to buy a pair like the rest of you when they are on the market:-)

- http://www.back4thefuture.com/

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THE SEED HOUSE by T3ARC

This house is located in Jiutepec, Mexico, in a vast terrain that previously produced and sold Fichus trees in one of its boundaries. The idea was that the house would not impact the natural context. Casa La Semilla 
has been a very quick and simple construction, and thanks to the qualities of concrete, it is difficult to determine the boundary between the inside and outside. We did a house with bounded size that seems very large and it is almost imperceptible from several parts of the site. 

Because trees were planted very close one together, they have grown tall and slim. Our proposal uses the trees as an advantage, covering the south sun while having a completely open facade to them.

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ARITHMETIC COMPOSITION by THE VAN DOESBURG (1930)

Theo van Doesburg (30 August 1883 – 7 March 1931) was a Dutch artist, practicing in painting, writing, poetry and architecture. He is best known as the founder and leader of De Stijl. It was while reviewing an exposition for one of these magazines he wrote for, in 1915 (halfway through his two-year service in the army), that he came in contact with the works of Piet Mondrian, who was eight years older than he was, and had by then already gained some attention with his paintings. Van Doesburg saw in these paintings his ideal in painting: a complete abstraction of reality. Soon after the exposition Van Doesburg got in contact with Mondrian, and together with related artists Bart van der Leck, Anthony Kok, Vilmos Huszar and J.J.P. Oud they founded the magazine De Stijl in 1917.

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VOX HALO – “CRIMINAL (FEAT. LADOLLA) (2011)

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KEONA BEACH & SPA RESORT (BARRE DE SÃO MIGUEL)

( €371 – €1560 EUR)

Imagine a private sanctuary of tranquility and balance where the smallest of details have been carefully crafted with your experience in mind. Imagine an escape destined to expand your journey, while ensuring your privacy. Imagine Kenoa, a first wave eco-chic design resort. Embraced on the north by the resplendent panorama of miles of virgin Atlantic outback and on the east by the turquoise enchantment of the open sea, Kenoa Resort is as wondrous as it is very private, a place where luxury is defined by its earth-given beauty.Kenoa service style is best described as residential luxury.

Intimate without being intrusive. Executed by impeccably trained attendants who capture your preferences and whims without perception, Kenoa – Exclusive Beach Spa and Resort delivers a world-class hideaway experience that only the fortunate few can enjoy, and that Brazil is proud to present.

Keona Beach & Spa Resort
Rua Escritor Jorge de Lima, 58
Barra de São Miguel
Brazil
T: 57180-000

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SRETAN BOR

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MP3: BOB HUND – “I STÄLLET FÖR MUSIK: FÖRVIRRING” (1999)

Always loved this song!

“Ännu en gång är det dags att gå in i ett nötskal
Månad i rad har jag varit lika glad som en blåval
Ännu en gång är det dags att dupera min samtid
Träffar jag rätt har jag en chans att få mer av min framtid

Du ska inte stå brevid
Rock’n'roll på nolltid
Werther hade smärtor
Jean D’Arc gick på knark

Dansar runt ett vitt skelett
Livet känns så fritt och rätt
Bidragstagaren full och mätt
Heja Sweden vinner lätt

A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring
A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring

Lalala…

A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring
A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring
A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring

Jag har glömt vad jag sagt jag har tappat all takt
Jag är borta
Mitt liv är ett brus jag har för många ljus i min tårta

Gamla moster fosterland
Du har retat mig ibland
Därför spelar jag i band
Därför krossar jag min hand

A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring
A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring
A Aa Istället för musik: förvirring

Lalala…”

- ($0.99 USD)

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ALESSI “IL CONICO” KETTLE by ALDO ROSSI

(Kettle in polished steel. Produced by Alessi, Italy)

- ($259 USD)

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DIOR HOMME DERMO SYSTEM REGENERATING MOISTURIZING BALM FACIAL TREATMENT


- $65 USD
- Dior Homme (Official)

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SPA AT FOUR SEASONS PARK LANE (LONDON)

Envisioned as the most dazzling urban spa in the United Kingdom, the new luxury Spa at Four Seasons Hotel London at Park Lane crowns the building with a 10th-floor rooftop retreat, offering 360-degree views over the treetops and the historic cityscape.Sleek, contemporary and glass-walled, the Spa’s design features an organic blend of dark wood and light stone in perfect harmony with the natural elements of Hyde Park. Among the nine treatment rooms is an ultra-luxurious double suite with 180-degree views. Each treatment room has its own individual relaxation pod – a private sanctuary that allows guests to prolong the post-treatment tranquillity.Adjoining the Spa, the Fitness Centre features state-of-the-art cardio- and weight-training equipment, inspiring your workout with southeast views of Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament and the London Eye.Men’s and women’s changing rooms each feature a skylit vitality pool, steam rooms and saunas with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking London.

Spa at Four Seasons
Hamilton Place, Park Lane
London
England W1J 7DR
T: +44 (20) 7499-0888

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SWATCH ART PEACE HOTEL (SHANGHAI)

The former Palace Hotel fronting Shanghai’s Bund waterfront is one of the city’s oldest hotels. In its opening year, 1909, the First International Opium Commission was held here, and Chiang Kai-shek and Soong Mei-ling celebrated their engagement in 1927.

Winding the clock forward to 2011, this venerable landmark has been re-set as an ‘art residence’ for jet-set artists and travellers by new leaseholders, the Swatch Group.

The Swatch Art Peace Hotel
中国上海市南京东路23号(外滩19号),邮编:200002
23 East Nanjing Road (Bund 19)
Shanghai 200002
China
T: +86 21 23298500

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TAC 02 by WALTER GROPIUS

The tac 02 stemware was designed by walter gropius for rosenthal. gropius, the worldwide founder of the bauhaus, brought the designs and maxims of classical modern styles to the table. he has achieved perfection with tac 02, which includes stemware and dinnerware in several variations.

- Buy

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SCOTT WATERS

I love his work! Check out his website for more.

- http://scottwaters.ca/

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PHOTOGRAPHY by ALEXI LUBOMIRSKI

(Model: Toni Garrn for Vogue Spain October 2011)

- Alexi Lubomirski

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“STRAWBERRIES NEED RAIN” COLLAGE by CAROL BOVE (2003)

Carol Bove (born 1971 in Geneva, Switzerland) is a New York City based artist and collector.Her work includes drawings and installations which concern the social, political, and artistic movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Ink drawings of nude women taken from Playboy magazines from this time period or inspired by a vintage Newsweek picture of Twiggy, or sculptures made up of bookshelves with books from the same time are examples of Bove’s work.

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MASERATI MEDICI SHOW CAR (1974)


One-off show car was commisioned by an American customer from top designer Giorgio Giugiaro’s Ital-Design studios and exhibited at the 1974 Turin show. It was Giugiaro’s concept of a modern ceremonial car, and was called “Medici” after the famous Florentine banking family and patrons of the arts.A novel feature of this luxury hatchback is the steel-framed transparent roof panelling. The first version had retractible headlamps. In 1975 it was shown in Los Angeles modified by Ital-Design as a longer six-seater version with a fitted bar and the four rear passengers sitting facing one another. This definitive form of the Medici car was shown at the 1976 Paris Motor Show, and is then said to have been sold to the Shah of Persia.V8 cylinder – 4930cc – 320 bhp – 280 km/h (175 mph)

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ALFA ROMEO 8C2900B TOURING BERLINETTA (1938)

At 10 am on the Sunday morning of the 1938 24 Hours of Le Mans, Clemente Biondetti and Raymond Sommer held a commending 11-lap lead over their closest rival in their startling Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Le Mans Coupe. At well over an hour and 160 km (100 miles) this was the largest lead at Le Mans ever but could not be converted into a victory due to a succession of mechanical problems. After those disastrous final hours of the race, the car was shipped back to the Alfa Corse workshop and not raced again. After a lengthy spell in private hands, the car was reacquired by Alfa Romeo and is today proudly displayed in the beautiful ‘Museo Storico’ museum.The chassis used for the unique Le Mans special was one of five 8C 2900Bs modified for racing early in 1938. Although offered to customers as a road car, the 8C 2900B was effectively a road going version of Alfa Romeo’s Grand Prix cars and nearly identical to the 8C 2900As that had convincingly won the 1936 and 1937 editions of the Mille Miglia. Built around a steel ladder frame, the car featured independent suspension at both ends. The front end consisted of twin trailing arms, while at the rear single radius arms and swing axles were used. What set the five competition cars apart from the ‘regular’ production cars was the rear of the frame, which was bend further down to make the use of a quick-lift jack possible.Giving the 8C 2900 its name was the beautiful, Vittorio Jano designed straight eight engine with a displacement of just over 2.9 litre. It represented the ultimate road going development of the engine first introduced in the all-conquering 8C 2300 of 1931. Constructed almost entirely from lightweight alloys, the 8C engine consisted of two blocks of four cylinders. As a result the double overhead camshafts were driven from the middle of the engine. In this configuration the length of the camshafts was cut in half, making them less prone to flexing. With the help of two superchargers, one for each block of cylinders, the 8C 2900 engine produced 180 bhp in road trim and a hefty 220 bhp in competition specification.Another advanced feature of the 8C 2900 was the use of a gearbox that was fitted in unit with the rear differential. This ‘transaxle’ helped shift some of the weight towards the rear of the understandably nose heavy car. The competition cars also used a sizeable petrol tank that was mounted behind the driver’s seat, on top of the rear axle. Like most high performance cars of the period, the 8C 2900 featured hydraulic drum brakes. The rolling chassis of the car weighed in at around 850 kg (1874 pounds). The coach-builder of choice for the 1938 cars was Touring of Milan, who produced light and very slippery bodies.

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AIAIAI TRACKS HEADSET WITH MIC

- AiAiAi (Official)
- Buy

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THE L HOUSE by MATHIAS KLOTZ

- Mathias Klotz (Official)

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THE BOXES HOUSE by LUÍS SANTIAGO BAPTISTA, TIAGO LEITE DE ARAÚJO

(© FG+SG – Fernando Guerra, Sergio Guerra)

Via Archdaily … The «boxes» house is a rehabilitation of a ground floor house, with a contiguous garden, located in Largo de Carnide in Lisbon, Portugal. The project reinterprets the idea of patio-house, both the Mediterranean vernacular typology and the Mies van der Rohe’s modern conception, and the informal domesticity and constructive simplicity of the Case Study Houses, that we found developed by Inaki Abalos in the idea of the “pragmatist house” in his book “The Good Life”. On the other hand, the existing urban context, the specific configuration of the house, and the new program required, demanded a conceptual research of the complex and ambiguous relations between interior and exterior.

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MERCEDES-BENZ 540K SPECIAL ROADSTER (1937)

The parent company of Mercedes-Benz, Daimler-Benz, was Germany’s leading producer of luxury cars and heavy trucks prior to World War II. They enjoyed much success in Grand Prix and sports car competition thanks, in part, to Mercede’s advanced technology including supercharging, fully independent suspension, light-alloy metallurgy, and overhead camshafts.Mercedes-Benz began producing a line of large and fast grand touring cars beginning in 1932. The 540K model was offered from 1936 to 1938 and was the design work of Hermann Ahrens and built to order by Karrosserie Sindelfingen (a Mercedes-Benz in-house coach building subsidiary). The Special Roadster, with its towering grille and sweeping scallop-edged fenders, featured an arrogantly long hood with a low windscreen and a very tight cabin. There was an elegant, flowing, tapered tail and a price tag that was equally extreme as the car.There were around 400 examples of the 540K produced and only twenty-six were Special Roadsters. These are considered the pinnacle of German pre-war automotive design. They were virtually hand-built with an exceptionally high construction quality. Inside, there was a mother-of-pearl instrument panel, rich leather seating, and twin spotlights that flanked a swept-back windshield. The enclosed versions of the 540Ks could cruise at 100 mph on Germany’s high-speed Autobahns. The lighter Special Roadster could top 115 mph. Despite its fully independent suspension, the 540K is a smooth-riding grand tourer and not a sports car.This example was restored by Chris Charlton in Oxford, Maine. In 2004, it won its class at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance. The car is powered by a 330 cubic-inch, 16-valve supercharged overhead valve V-8 engine. It produces 180 horsepower and is mated to a 4-speed manual with pre-select for third and fourth gears.By Daniel Vaughan | Jul 2011

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HOUSE ALMERE by BENTHEM CROUWEL ARCHITECTS (1984)

The house was designed for an ‘unusual homes’ competition held by De Fantasie in Almere. The brief was to design a house without taking into account current building regulations. All prize-winners were awarded a plot of land on loan for five years. This meant that the house and its foundations had to be easy to dismantle. In the compact house, the living room is bounded on three sides by glass sheets to gather the surrounding landscape into the house. Sandwich panel walls enclose the private zone comprising the two bedrooms, kitchen and bathroom.

The extraordinary construction of the house combats wind pressure in three ways. The space-frame floor structure is attached to a foundation of concrete slabs, stabilizing fins are placed strategically at the seams of the toughened glass sheets and finally two steel tension cables secure the lightweight profiled steel roof borne aloft by the glazing.

- Benthem Crouwel Architects

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ABSOLUTE CRYSTAL PINSTRIPE BOTTLE by MAGNUS SKOGSBERG & MIMMI SMART


Created by Swedish design duo Magnus Skogsberg and Mimmi Smart, the Absolut Crystal Pinstripe Bottle is a grandiose reinterpretation of the iconic Absolut bottle. Limited to 800 examples, the bottles ($1,500) were made from crystal sourced from Reijmyre Glassworks of Sweden and each individually numbered by the bottle’s master crafter. There will also be a black variation released in a very limited run of 10 units and will be priced at $10,000.

- Absolut (Official)

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SUNSPEL COTTON BRIEFS


- $24 USD
- Sunspel (Official)

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JIL SANDER WINDOWS PHONE by LG

LG has decided to collaborate with German fashion house Jil Sander for its first Windows Phone Mango device. Called “Jil Sander Mobile”, the phone is a slightly redesigned LG Optimus 7.Apart from coming with the latest version of Windows Phone, the handset features a 3.8 inch WVGA display, HSDPA, Wi-Fi, GPS, 3.5mm headset jack, 5MP autofocus camera, 1GHz single-core Qualcomm processor, and 16GB of internal memory. There’s also a Jil Sander app that “creates a dynamic interface between users and its seasonal collections, connecting to social media activities and sharing extra content.” The Jil Sander Windows Phone Mango handset should be available starting today in the UK, Germany, Italy, France and Austria. Reportedly, the handset costs only about €300, and interested customers should also be able to find it online here (although I don’t see it there yet).

- Jil Sander (Official)

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MUSEO DEL AGUA WATER MUSEUM (LANJARÓN)

(Photo © Fernando Alda)

Museo del Agua de LanjarónThe Museo del Agua de Lanjarón opened for the public on the 29th of March 2010. The official inauguration had taken place on the 13th of February. For various reasons the opening was delayed several times, but now its doors are open every day, except on Mondays. The Water Museum is a small scaled display of the relationship of Lanjarón with water. There are three rooms, in the first one an audivisual show explains the water´s cycles. The second room is an audivisual space that explains the aspects of water related with the agriculture, health, and industry. The third room is dedicated to the historic aspects related with the water of Lanjarón.One of the attractive aspects of the museum is combining parts of the old building with modern arquitectural concepts. Formerly the buildings had functioned as a flour mill and as a distillery. In the seventies it became the municipal slaughterhouse. Juan Domingo Santos, an arquitect from Granada, has been responsible for converting the old buildings into a museum and for the design of the outdoor spaces. A nine metres high wooden construction immediately catches the eye on entering the premises. In former years some natural springs were protected by wooden pavilions that people could enter, and this is the idea that the arquitect has emphasized. Instead of a spring, it encloses a kind of pond, and it is the sound of water that you hear all around you when visiting the Museo del Agua.The small exposition is quite appropriatly situated next to the Río Lanjarón. At the other side of the river a path goes up into the mountains as an invitation to experience aspects of water in its natural surroundings. At this moment there will still be snow on the Cerro del Caballo (3,0005 m), the highest peak of Lanjarón.

Museo del Agua Señor
de la expiración, 95
Lanjarón
Spain
T: 958 770977
Winter opening hours 10:00-14:00 and 17:00-20:00
Summer opening hours 10:00-14:00 and 18:00-21:00

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LINGERIE by ANDRES SARDA

- http://www.andressarda.com/ss11/

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VILLA IN BEROUN by PETR HAJEK

The building is designed as a three-dimensional structure – grid – comprising 24 cubes. Each of the cubes forms a separate unit with its own function. Individual rooms are defined by their position and the number of fields from this imaginary three-dimensional chessboard. The operation of a family house is organised in this abstract structure. Square fields are defined as needed by fixed or sliding walls. These walls respect the overall structure and form a grid 3 x 3 m. No distinction is made between individual fields and their character is determined purely by their contents. Vertical interconnection of some of the cubes allows the onlooker to observe and perceive the geometrical structure of the villa. The building is constructed as a prefabricated steel skeleton with concrete and glass panels.

- Petr Hajek

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ADEE PHELAN SALON (BIRMINGHAM)

Adee Phelan Salon (Birmingham)
The Cube 196
Wharfside Street
Birmingham B1 1M
England

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TWINS by WILLIAM O’BRIEN JR.

This design proposal for two vacation homes for two brothers and their families on one plot of land in upstate New York represents an examination of a curious part to whole relationship. The mathematical principle of “dissection” states that any two regular polygons with equal areas can be divided into sets of similar shapes; “minimal dissection” is the pursuit of the fewest number of subdivisions in each polygon. This scheme appropriates this principle as a solution to (1) general similarities in the programmatic requirements, and (2) distinctions in the desired relationships to the site, voiced by the two brothers for each of their homes.A regular six-sided polygon and a regular four-sided polygon contain the same five shapes—each are made up of the same four trapezoids and one triangle. The adjacencies between the five shapes are different within each of the regular polygons, as are their orientations relative to the outer perimeters of the polygons. Translated into spatial divisions in an architectural plan, these fixed arrangements prompt sectional-flexibility. Conceptually, in section the floor planes and the roof planes are configured in order to accommodate strategic micro-topographic continuities and discontinuities across the collective surfaces.Flows in circulation of residents and water govern possible configurations of the floorscapes and roofscapes respectively. An overall articulation of the five volumes as discrete parts acts as a second ambition which directs the possible formal outcomes of the houses. Programmatically, the pairs of parts are used similarly between the two houses, although each programmatic piece utilizes its unique adjacencies; for example, the triangular space is used as a vertically-oriented, sun room in the center of the square house, and as a landscape-oriented, screened-in porch in the hexagonal house.Proximity of houses relative to one another is calibrated through the development of the agricultural usage of the interstitial land. Water collection from the two roofs is directed to a subterranean piping system between the houses. The agricultural development of the land between the two houses separates them visually (to varying degrees depending on season) while linking them inextricably, both infrastructurally and communally. Water dispersal stems from two pairs of “water channels” embedded in two walls in each house. The planometric dovetailing of four different crops, which oscillate in harvest seasons, accommodates different proximities of crops to each of the houses. Leaf vegetables, berries, wheat and corn are braided together in order to provide each house immediate access to each food type.Materially, the houses remain abstract, to offer a reading of the forms as packages of discrete volumes with orientational differences made possible by the large apertures. There is a rubber roofing system that is used for the tops of the houses and dark, thick stucco that coats the sides and underbellies of the houses.

- http://www.wojr.org/work/twins/

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THE CRAMPS – “HUMAN FLY” (1978)

Dopest song ever!!!

- ($0.99 USD) Amazon MP3

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BRUCE WILHELM

- http://www.brucewilhelm.com/

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THE SMITHS COMPLETE SUPER DELUXE COLLECTOR’S BOX


Individually numbered and strictly limited to 3000 copies only. This Super Deluxe box set includes all eight digitally remastered Smiths albums on both CD and vinyl LP, 25 seven-inch singles, rare and deleted artwork, a DVD of the band’s music videos and eight high-quality twelve inch prints of the album sleeves as well as a large poster. This is the most comprehensive and exciting Smiths collection EVER!

- ($501.49 USD)

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SCARY CHOCOLATES by DOUGLAS LITTLE


He has worked with confectioner valerie gordon to create the mori ex cacao (death by chocolate) collection. The delicately delicious skulls are done in bittersweet chocolate and filled with either scorched caramel, bitter brandied cherry or chili and chocolate and then painted with colored cocoa butter. A set of three, one of each flavor.

- $90 USD

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SMALL CONFIDENCES #8 by LE CORBUSIER

- ($107.56 USD) Book: Le Corbusier: The Art of Architecture
- ($543.37 USD)Book: Le Corbusier Complete Works in 8 Volumes

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THE RIDING HOUSE CAFÉ (LONDON)

The Riding House Café
43-51 Great Titchfield Street
London W1W 7PQ
England
T: 020 7927 0840

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FALTMOEBEL GARNITUR


This portable, folding table-and-stool set goes back unmistakably to better days, when a ‘Sunday in the country’ was more than just a phrase, but a piece of leisure culture: eating together in a nice spot of your own choosing. We suppose there must be a number of reasons for the sad loss of this culture; anyway, there’s now one reason less with the arrival of the ensemble we present here. We got the idea from some old things we saw on a camping-site in Denmark: marked by age, but still in working order. A simple plywood table surface with four fold-out legs with short diagonal support struts. Easy, and stable too. And the hollow underneath of the table holds the four folding stools. Unfolded and arranged round the table they make a most delightful picture!

- £411 GBP

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PHOTOGRAPHY by VIVIANE SASSEN

(Title: ‘In Bloom’. Model: Lisanne de Jong for Dazed & Confused)

- Viviane Sassen

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M3/KG by MOUNT FUJI ARCHITECTS STUDIO

Via Archdaily … his is a house to be built in Tokyo, for a movie producer couple.This architecture is consisted by combining L-shaped blocks of reinforced concrete and sequential frames of box-shaped engineer-wood. We put bedrooms, film archive and galley in solid concrete part for security, and living room in engineer-wood part for openness. As material that consist an open space that is 6m in height, 5.5m in width, 14m in depth, we choose thin engineer-wood (38mmx287mm). Main theme for this architecture is to bring out a sense of mass and material, which were denied by modern architecture which pursued “white, flat wall” as a style. We intentionally left the wood grain of mold on the surface of concrete, and choose textured stones and irons.It goes without saying that a house is a relaxing place. A house like a white-cube, surrounded by flat, white walls everywhere, gives a person very abstract image. But that image could only be sensed when we use intellective part of our brain. The problem is that we’re not all-intellective-creature. For the people like this client, who do enough intellectual labor on a daily basis, white-cube would only bring sense of fatigue. The role of architecture, especially the ones for living, is to soothe the sensory side of people, not to stimulate the intellectual side. That’s my take. Sure, intellectual living would have got some meaning as a fashion at the time when modern architecture was born. However, now that it became a part of everyday life, its identity has been lost. We have to examine whether our approach is rational or not every time we build architecture.

- Mount Fuji Architects Studio

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ROLLS-ROYCE 40 50-HP PHANTOM I BARKER TORPEDO TOURER (1926)


The 40/50 HP Silver Ghost models were sold for a period of fifteen years as the companies only offering. By 1922, the Rolls-Royce Company began offering the Twenty which was offered to a larger market, though still very exclusive. Competition such as Hispano Suiza had caught up with Rolls-Royce by 1925; Rolls-Royce responded. Development began on a more modern version of its Silver Ghost engine that would be more powerful and durable. The stroke was enlarged providing a greater increase in horsepower. The resulting vehicle was named the ’40/50 New Phantom’. When the Phantom II was introduced in 1929, the ’40/50 New Phantom’ was retrospectively named the Phantom I. There were two wheelbases offered on the Phantom I, a 143.5 and a 150.5 inch. Many of the mechanical components stayed the same as the Silver Ghost. The gearbox was the same but the clutch was replaced with a single dry plate unit. This provided a smoother and quieter ride.

- ($26.40 USD) Book: The Rolls Royce Motor Car: and the Bentley Since 1931
- ($69.99 USD) 1965 Rolls Royce Phantom V “J.Lennon” Model 1/43

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THE ROLLING STONES – GIMME SHELTER (1970)

Opening track on the band’s 1969 album Let It Bleed. A classic!

- ($0.99 USD) Download MP3

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“I CAN SEE THE WHOLE ROOM … AND THERE’S NOBODY IN IT” by ROY LICHTENSTEIN (1961)

- ($1.215 USD) Book: Roy Lichtenstein by Diane Waldman

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HOUSE IN KITAKAMI by NADAMOTO YUKIKO ARCHITECTS

Via Archdaily … This house, located in a quiet residential neighborhood in Kitakami City, Iwate Prefecture, was built for a family of four. The client wanted a home that consisted of “a single, unified space that would accommodate the separate, individual activities and pursuits of each family member, rather than an open, continuous space that integrates the living room, dining room, kitchen and terrace into a single room.” These requests played a major role in our design process.

- Nadamoto Yukiko Architects

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THE EDGAR ALLAN POE PORTFOLIO by BERNI WRIGHTSON (1976)

- ($16.47 USD) Book: Complete Stories and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe

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HAKKASAN MAYFAIR RESTAURANT (LONDON)

Hakkasan
17 Bruton St
London, UK W1J 6
England

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SILENCIO CLUB (PARIS)

Club Silencio was conceived and designed by David Lynch, from the interior to the furniture.The club will open its doors starting Thursday 6th October 2011, from Tuesday to Sunday,  6:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.Until midnight, Club Silencio is accessible for members and their guests. Members have access to concerts, films and other performances.Concerts by artist-in-residence and prestigious guests, up-and-coming bands and eclectic DJs.A new cinema experience with a programme of premieres, movies of the week and retrospectives.Club Silencio offers a large choice of original and unique cocktails, wines and spirits, finger food as well as food tasting.

Anyone can get into Club Silencio after midnight, but there’s a membership for those who want to hang out earlier: €780 ($1115) for a regular, year-long membership, €1,500 ($2140) for the premium, and €420 ($600) for the under-30s and non-French residents.

Selencio Club
142 rue de Montmartre
Paris.
France

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ROBERTO CAVALLI BLAZERS SPRING 2012

- Roberto Cavalli

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