25 year old Syrian painter Mahmoud Hariri lives in the refugee camp of Za'atari where he and his artist group started to imagine and sculpt miniatures of Syrian historical destroyed monuments. The aim of this project is to never forget the historical places as of the Palmyre, Deir ez-Zor bridge and Mosquee Umayyad in Alep that they are rebuilding in tiny replicas using only materials from the camp. In an interview the young man that “as artists, they must play an important memory role and that it’s in their duty to leave tracks of their architecture”. We like!
Turkish artist Aydın Büyüktaş's latest project is called Flatland which shows the law of gravity using landscapes of two dimensional worlds. Aydin's inspiration comes from the famous Inception movie scene. The series of pictures show the most famous spots of Instabul - distorted. Check this out!
Everything startet with a family cutler founded in 1820 by Emilie Puiforcat. Its success, almost a century later, came through Jean Puiforcat, cousin from fourth generation. He wrote the most remarkable history of this modern silverwerk. Since 1990s the manufactory is owned by Hermès. Director of the Maison, Hélène Dubrule, took Ignant behind the scene showing its incredible heritage, its avant-garde design and the value of today’s table culture. Despite the success Puiforcat's manufactory still consists of only fifteen craftsmen, every one of them specialized in the 400-year-old technique of silversmithing. Take a look to this stunning handicraft.
Designer Olivier van Herpt and Studio van Broekhoven are cooperating on exploring textures made by sound vibration. The project called Solid Vibration consists in a 3D printer which produces ceramic vessels scored by the bouncing rhythmical deep beat of sound. The output are products which appear almost like woven baskets. Take a look!
Based on the traditional building methods of asiatic boats, Israeli designer Tal Engel created the bathtub Otaku by weaving together strips of white ash and maple veneer forming a sheet. Once dry, layers of resin were coated over the tub, adding strength and durability as well as crucially keeping the bath watertight. Take a look!
Hong Kong’s already pulsating and multifaceted bar scene keeps receiving additions. Named after the eponymous flower, Foxglove is the renaissance of the classic drinking hideouts of the 1930's. Visiting this place will bring you on a time travel journey back to the golden era, optically as well as culinary. Foxglove is the meeting of two worlds – Old World finesse and cutting edge innovation. Take a look!
Legendary Grace Coddignton steps down as Creative Director at Vogue after almost 30 years assuming the new role of Creative Director at Large. Coddington will begin working on additional projects outside the Condé Nast publication, however, the stylist is contracted to produce at least four editorial spreads a year and will continue going to shows with Vogue. Moreover, she is also keeping her office. Vogue has no plans to replace Grace any time soon.
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Buenos Aires based artist Alexandra Kehayoglou got her inspiration from thread leftovers of her family's carpet factory. Using the scraps she fabricates wool carpets that reflect the natural mimic of moss, trees, water, and grass. Her creations even function as tapestry or flow from walls to floor giving to each ambiance a natural atmosphere.
Animeyed is the latest project of Hungarian photographer Flora Borsi's. The series of attractive pictures feature animal's eyes matching exactly Borsi's face lineaments. The outcome of this layer experiment is a stunning animal/human hybrid picture that evocates the impression of fabulous mythical creatures.
"A man. A date. A catastrophe. And for one time: all real. Naught fake." Nora Zukker
Take a read from our new column! Author, journalist and SRF 3 radio moderator Nora Zukker wrote down her very own thoughts on the brand PARSHIP. You wll see...it's kinda heart-warming.
Leandro Erlich's latest piece of art is called Swimming Pool. The successful exhibition already got a permanent home at the 21st Century Museum of Art of Kanzawa, Japan as well as temporary installations at MoMAPS1 and the Venice Biennale. The Argentinian artstist invented an illusory pool that seems filled with water allowing visitors to walk around the bottom of the pool. In fact the water is actually only a 10 cm transparent blurred glass. Take a look!
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