EDWARD WESTON: Clouds, Trees, Water

Artist Feature, vol. 6   Though Weston is mostly known for his still lifes of inanimate objects such as peppers and cabbage leaves, his landscapes explored the same subject of form that guided most of his work. Here, in Clouds, Trees, Water Weston captured the flora and scenery at Point Lobos,CA and the desert landscape of Oceano,CA. If you look closely through his images you’ll note why Edward was a part of the f/64 group (which included legendary landscape photographer Ansel Adams). His images often employed the use of deep depth of field allowing for all planes of the images…

PROJECT FEATURE: Casa BOX

Project Feature vol. 1 This 387.5 squared ft getaway on the shores of Sao Paulo was designed by Brazilian architects Alan Chu and Cristiano Kato as a maid’s quarter . The petite treasure of a building was featured in the 8th Brazilian Architecture Biennale in 2009. This often forgotten programmatic space was given a new importance in the Casa Box. The upper bedroom juts out from the large boulder adjacent to it as the kitchen grows organically below. The structure is at once modern and contextual with the use of linear forms and natural materials such as stone and wood….

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MILAN: Salone del Mobile 2011

EVERY YEAR IN MILAN THE MOST INNOVATIVE AND INFLUENTIAL PERSONALITIES of the design world gather for a week to contemplate the newest creations, trends and technologies. This year the event hosted by Baccarat and Veuve Cliquot was held April 12-17th. Baccarat displayed their new collection of crystal chandeliers amongst whimsical cloud installations (as seen above). So what did all the big names in Italian design bring to the table this year? Moroso displayed the Biknit Seating collection by Patricia Urquiola: “an exaggerated stitch pattern, an expanded, intense aesthetic transforms a weave into a visible, dramatic design.” They also showed her…

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WALK THROUGHS: Modern Ocean Penthouse

These are photos from one of the most recent projects from Miami based interior design firm DKOR Interiors. The design of the ocean-front penthouse borrows from the seashore nearby it’s curvilinear forms, organic textures and abundant light accentuated with the repetition of white.Β The result? An airy modern beach house in the sky. Photos by Renata Bastos

ANDREAS GURSKY

Artist Feature, vol. 2 I first learned about the German photographer when a professor of mine suggested I look at his work. He knew I was majoring in architecture and was trying to motivate me towards this genre. I didn’t find it too compelling. I thought it was too restrictive. Then, I saw the beauty in restriction when I observed the seemingly infinite repetition and grand scale of Gursky’s work. Architecture is expressed through space and form. I was trying to devise a method to express this third dimension in a 2d format that would be more than a formal…

ANISH KAPOOR

Artist Feature Vol. 1 Born in Bombay in 1954 the Indian sculptor has lived in London since the early 70’s where he studied at the Hornsey College of Art and Chelsea School of Art Design. “Anish Kapoor is one of the most influential sculptors of his generation. He sees his work as being engaged with deep-rooted metaphysical polarities; presence and absence, being and non-being, place and non-place and the solid and the intangible. Throughout Kapoor’s sculptures his fascination with darkness and light is apparent; the translucent quality of the resin works, the absorbent nature of the pigment, the radiant glow…

HOLGA, WHO?

TOY CAMERAS IN THE 21ST CENTURY Toy cameras, as they are lovingly referred, were first discovered by North Americans in the 1960’s. Originally fabricated in China, these inexpensive cameras contain the most rudimentary elements necessary for photography resulting in images full of distortions. So why are they still being produced and why are people like me interested in them? In this day and age of ever-escalating Megapixels low-tech cameras, such as the Holga and the Diana, are utilized specifically for the unpredictable kinks inherent in these cameras. Camera technologies continue to become more complex with every passing moment . It…