the Vitra Design Museum: an abstract assemblage of cuboid and curvaceous forms
(dedicated on 3 November 1989 - the first of the California architect's buildings to be realised in Europe)
Bob Rizzo assemblage - Mr. Rizzo's work is in the collection of the International Museum of Collage, Assemblage and Construction - collagemuseum.com
Architectural Digest: Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s Malibu Home For their family’s highly personal retreat in California, the stars called on Stephen Samuelson to design an adobe-style residence full of intimate spaces, organic forms, and handcrafted details. Tour the property, plus see additional outtakes—an online exclusive—from the photo shoot. To read the story click on the picture above.
Favourite Places and Spaces
The visit would have been Bush's first to Europe since he admitted in his autobiography, Decision Points, in November that he had authorised the use of waterboarding – simulated drowning – on detainees at Guantánamo accused of links with al-Qaida. Whether out of concern over the protests or the arrest warrant, it is an extraordinary development for a former US president to have his travel plans curtailed in this way, and amounts to a victory for human rights campaigners.
Fashion - turn to the left
Aarhus, Den Gamle By The Old Town in Aarhus, Denmark (Danish: Den Gamle By), is an open-air town museum consisting of 75 historical buildings collected from 20 townships in all parts of the country. In 1914 the museum opened as the world's first open-air museum of its kind, concentrating on town culture rather than village culture
Love the colors.
Dorothy Dandridge was the first African American to be featured on the cover of LIFE on November 1, 1954.
President Barack Obama, first African American to be elected as the 44th President of the United States on November 4, 2008 and was sworn
For seven decades, Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) was a major figure in American art. Remarkably, she remained independent from shifting art trends and stayed true to her own vision, which was based on finding the essential, abstract forms in nature. Source: Georgia O'Keeffe (1887–1986) | Thematic Essay | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art
WILL AND JADA PINKETT SMITH’S MALIBU HOME For their family’s highly personal retreat in California, the stars called on Stephen Samuelson to design an adobe-style residence full of intimate spaces, organic forms, and handcrafted details.
Interiors - Residential
Sebastião Salgado with a Leica M6 | "Brazilian social documentary photographer and photojournalist." | "Appointed a UNICEF Special Representative on 3 April 2001, he has dedicated himself to chronicling the lives of the world's dispossessed, a work that has filled ten books and many exhibitions and for which he has won numerous awards in Europe and in the Americas."
Reflecting pool of Seoul Museum of Art - Beauty can be found everywhere in Seoul. The Seoul Museum is place of Korean design and culture. It's conveniently located in the Deoksugung Palace area near the Jeongdong Theater and the Nanta Theater. To get there from City Hall exit 1, go to the right and turn down the first street on your left before Deoksugung Palace. Keep going for 5 minutes; the museum is on a small hill to the left. #seoul #art
I have no idea where this is, but it's beautiful. I want to say it's probably somewhere in Europe, considering the design of the buildings.
BB's Preemie BBib Since preemies spend the first few months of their lives in the hospital, many times they are dedicated or baptized right in the NICU. Because of all the tubes and IV's they are unable to wear a Christening gown. This pretty bib can be put on the baby, and serve as a keepsake for the parents.
~Sculptural composition titled “Dying Lion”, carved into the rock in the center of the city of Lucerne, is the first picture of the animal on the monuments in Europe. The writer Mark Twain, while in Lucerne, called the monument “the most mournful and moving piece of rock in the world. It is an incredible sight to see in person.
Here's the first poster of 'Luv Shuv Tey Chicken Khurana'! The movie will be in cinemas on 2nd November
The one with love
Winner of the British Panton Chair Competition by Jump Studios. -- 50 years ago, Verner Panton designed the first single mold plastic chair with a curvaceous profile called the Panton chair. Vitra UK held a design competition among its clients to customize a Panton chair.
Maharaja of Mysore’s 1825 State Carriage – to be auctioned in the UK on November 24 - TheTopTier
Herzog & de Meuron’s VitraHaus Opens in Germany The building stands next to Frank Gehry’s Vitra Museum and joins structures by Buckminster Fuller, Zaha Hadid, and Tadao Ando on the company’s Weil am Rhein
Favourite Places and Spaces
Rob Gonsalves, On the Upswing. During his childhood, Rob Gonsalves developed an interest in drawing from imagination using various media. By age 12, his awareness of architecture grew as he learned perspective techniques and first began to paint renderings of imagined buildings. In his post college years, Gonsalves worked full time as an architect.
Vatican Museum Fusion Piston Fountain Pen Gold Trim - BroadThe Delta Vatican Museum pen pays homage to the innovative 19th century architect and engineer Giuseppe Momo. Born in Vercelli in 1875, Momo is famous for his work featured in many important religious buildings throughout Italy. In 1932, Pope Pius XI commissioned Momo to transform the Vatican by designing a new entry allowing access for visitors to the exhibition grounds of the Vatican Museum. His design for a staircase became the famous Double Helical Staircase.
@Rebecca Trawick Digital print; assemblage of historic museum labels. Made by Rebecca Jewell while Artist in Residence on the Melanesia
Man o’ War in his coffin. The most famous Thoroughbred died on November 1, 1947 at the age of 30 of an apparent heart attack. He was the first horse to be embalmed, and his casket was lined in his riding colors. Man o’ War’s funeral was broadcast internationally over the radio and over 2,000 people came to pay their final respects.
The Marina district of San Francisco had problems getting water to fight the fires on several buildings after the Loma Prieta earthquake, 1989. Photo: Deanne Fitzmaurice, The Chronicle
One of my travel priorities from the last year was to start visiting my family’s ancestral homes in Europe. This was my first time getting to see the Highlands. And as beautiful as the landscape was, I was shocked at the history that I learned. On this trip I learned just how dark and difficult life in the Scottish Highlands used to be.:
'Indian Hunter' Statue by John Quincy Adams Ward -- Central Park, New York City, New York This 1866 bronze statue of an 'Indian Hunter' by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910) sits west of Literary Walk. A Native American hunter, bow in hand, restrains his snarling hunting dog. Cast in 1866 and dedicated on Feb. 4, 1869, the statue was the first sculpture by an American artist to be placed in Central Park, and is one of the oldest works on
Estudio Nômada created an abstract forest in their design of the cafeteria and museum shop within the Cidade da Cultura de Galicia (Galician City of Culture). Designed by Peter Eisenman.
Lifting the kimono on samurai-era Japanese erotic art - here, Kitagawa Utamaro. "Lovers in the upstairs room of a teahouse" from Utamakura (Poem of the Pillow) c.1788 At the British Museum, an exhibition dedicated to shunga, the sensual art of samurai Japan. Other images at the link are as NSFW as a British daily paper can print.
Punto in Aria ~ Needlelace "Punto in Aria (literally stitch in air) is an early form of Needle lace, devised in Italy. It is considered the first true lace because it was the first meant to be stitched alone, and not first onto a woven fabric. It is a closely related needle lace to Reticella, and their designs have many similarities when compared side-by-side. However, the Punto in Aria was an important improvement on the Reticella method, and was a breakthrough in needle lace design
¤ James Henry Daugherty (1887-1944), Cape Canaveral, 1965, Oil on canvas, 72 x 48 inches. Among the early American modernists, James Daugherty was one of the first exponents of abstract color painting. Throughout his career, whether he was working in an abstract or a representational mode, Daugherty felt pure color to be the most effective means of creating powerful and evocative works of art.