Posts By Pirate Manu
Located in the heart of Tribeca and built in 1862, this renovated and consolidated limestone Loft Mansion is an incredible place to live in dowtown. With 30,000 sq. ft. of usable interior space, huge windows,multiple skylights bathe all areas and with the ceiling heights ranging from 12-17 feet you can’t complain about anything when it comes to space and natural light.
Located in Bucharest, Romania,this amazing house is surrounded only by buildings that date from the 30′s and the 40′s. The owner bought this house that was built in the early 40′s with the purpose to rehabilitate it and enjoy living in the heart of the city.
An awkward series of products that will never exist in this form suggesting wine glasses with side opening, closed at the front end tablespoons, open rubber boots or umbrellas made of concrete – the “guilty” for all of these is the architect Katerina Kamprani. She tries to imagine creatively terrible products – items that would be somehow functional (maybe), but an absolute pain for the actual user. The ongoing series is called “The Uncomfortable.” Enjoy!
Toronto-based artist William Fisk has produced a collection of astoundingly photorealistic paintings that is simply titled “Portraits”—instead of people, they depict second-hand items like vintage gadgets.
From an old Minolta camera to a pair of over-sized retro headphones, these paintings could easily be mistaken for photographs—it is hard to believe that they have been created with brushes and pigments.
Artist and photographer Caleb Charland has taken the classic grade school science project and expanded on it. His photography series ‘Back to Light’ captures light displays that run solely on vegetable-powered electricity.
On applying science to art and the organic nature of his work, he said, “I utilize everyday objects and fundamental forces to illustrate experiences of wonder.”
New York-based graphic design studio Pentagram has designed the gates of the Super Bowl MetLife Stadium for this Sunday’s Super Bowl.
Pepsi, a major sponsor of the Super Bowl, engaged Pentagram to design a large typographic installation that spans the entire complex. In addition, two graphic sculptures and a massive four-storey high version of their trademark globe logo greet visitors as they enter.
Beetle’s House is the name for the raised home designed by japanese architect Terunobu Fujimori which is currently on display as part of ‘1:1 – architects build small spaces’ at the v&a museum in London. The small dwelling sits in the museum’s medieval & renaissance room, high atop its pillared structure. The design is clad in rich black charred pine beams that no doubt reference the colour of the beetle. This type of wood creates a unique texture that preserves the wood and extends the building’s lifespan.
The structure, like Fujimori’s other works is intended to by-pass all architectural styles that have
developed since the bronze age, returning the act of living to a more primitive state. this home is
designed to host an english version of the traditional japanese tea ceremony. It’s only accessible
through a small hatch in the floor which visitors enter from a ladder.
Here we get a closer look at the Nike SB Shelter, a striking indoor skate park that opened earlier this month in the center of Berlin. Awash with smooth concrete atmospheric lighting, the new landmark is filled with banks, rails, ramps and ledges of various sizes. Frequented by those of the Nike SB team — Farid Ulrich, Lennie Burmeister, Denny Pham, Youness Amrani, Shane O’Neill — the space also hosts workshops held by Skatehalle Berlin. Shot by Timothy Burkhart, enjoy the monochromatic photos.
Corrado Vanelli is a stunning digital artist living and working in Italy. He discovered computer graphics several years ago (around the mid 90′s). After some experiments with 3D modeling he decided to work only with 2D painting because its for him the best way to expand and concretize his ideas.
This water tower was originally built in 1931 and was converted into a one of a kind, modern bachelor pad. Its nine stories feature a small, round room on each floor with the top floor serving as the “master” which leads out to a spacious deck. The steel and concrete throughout give it a very forward thinking vibe and the spiral staircase is very impressive.
Designed by Prague studio SGL Projekt, the Stork Nest Farm is located on the site of a former farmstead and distillery that now accommodates hotel, conference and leisure facilities. The Stork Nest Farm was both inspired by and named after storks that resided in the roof of the distillery long after it fell into disuse.
Photography is by Jaroslav Malý, apart from where otherwise stated.
Volkswagen Autostadt visitor center and these two towers are impressive during the day and lovely at night. The light show they create during the night attracts as much curious people as at day light cars do. It’s designed by well known international firm HENN Architekten that made this 48-meter tall silos functional and eye attractive.
The garage of future is landing the vehicles at the right position from the factory by taking subterranean tunnel. That is very impressive event watching the cars traveling from the factory to the garage and parking at the glass slots.
Digital artist Kim Nguyen has an amazing illustration series titled ‘Anthro’ and ‘Anthro II’ featuring stylish animals with human characteristics.
In her illustrations, a jaguar transforms into a rockstar, suited monkeys and dogs turn into gun-toting gangsters, a fox preens as a demure geisha, and a bull terrier engages in a spot of baseball, all rendered with their own unique personalities and forms.
There is definitely a bit of sense of humor in the Smoking Kids series of photograhps by Frieke Janssens. With the tobacco industry’s push toward attracting children to consume their products, Janssens has theatrically staged and costumed his kids to act the part of “sophisticated” adults enjoying a good smoke.
Warsaw, Poland-based artist Marta Turowska creates these whimsical bowls and plates that feature our favorite animals like cats, hedgehogs and whales. Her works are all made completely by hand on a potter’s wheel and then the animals’ tiny features are painted on.
META-Project, a Beijing based research-design studio has recently completed a renovation for VANKE in Shenyang, China that infused new life into the dilapidated water tower in an exquisite manner.
This water tower is located in the campus of a run down military factory, formerly known as the People’s Liberation Army No.1102 Factory, founded in 1959 during the Great Leap Forward. Formerly one of the most important heavy industrial production bases of China, the Tiexi District in Shenyang is now full of miscellaneous industrial relics from that time period.