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Listening / Viewing: Lykke Li – Hard Rain

Directed by Anton Tammi.

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

Postures by Carl Kleiner

The graceful tulip flower has long been revered by artists; its balletic fall from sun-reaching to arced, due to the blossom’s weight, almost makes the tulip as exciting in it’s final days as a cut flower as it’s freshest. Swedish photographer Carl Kleiner captures this elegant devolution in his ongoing series Postures. Recalling Robert Mapplethorpe’s tulip photographs, Kleiner takes floral arrangement to a new, poetic level by supporting the tulips with minimal metal braces as they become relaxed and change shape, shot against a stark background. The dance is captured effectively in video format, where the natural form responds to gravity and the assistance of Kleiner’s design.

More at: Carl Kleiner

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

House in Nakauchi by SNARK

Japanese architecture firm SNARK designed this minimal home in Maebashi, a city located in the northern Kantō region of Japan. Utilizing a creative composition of materials to strike a balance between indoor and out, a semi-transparent volume extends from the main residence, providing natural light and additional spaces to the structure; sliding glazed partitions allow for flow between the rooms. An angled roof allows for loft-like platform space for sleep or storage, accessible via metal ladders, and wooden built-in storage and shelving pieces are incorporated to the interior architecture.

More at: SNARK
Photos: Ippei Shinzawa

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The Green Ray by Jotta Studio

The optical phenomenon known as the “green ray” can occur just after sunset or right before sunrise as a very brief flash of distinct green light above the upper rim of the sun’s disk. The subject of Jules Verne’s Le Rayon-Vert, the mysterious fleeting visual event has inspired explorers and artists alike.

Commissioned by Scottsdale Public Art for Canal Convergence 2018, London-based Jotta Studio’s “The Green Ray” installation follows the rising and falling of the Arizona sunset above the Arizona Canal running through Scottsdale. The half-circle sculpture floats just above water level, relying on its own reflection to complete the sun’s shape. The piece, which, in part, represents our dependence on the elements of sun and water, consists of a framework of under-lit stainless steel fillets, inspired by modernist ideals exhibited in surrounding desert architecture. As dawn breaks, the sun emerges from the horizon line of the water through an intense bright yellow, before morphing to a piercing white light at high noon. During the day, The Green Ray’s panels reflect and refract the bright desert sun across the water; at night, the solar-powered structure is lit to recreate the completion of the sun’s cycle, shifting through the color spectrum towards the blood orange sunset, and finally, at twilight, revealing the green ray moment, before settling on the blue hour of night.

More at: Jotta Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Musa by Note Design Studio

Produced by Spanish lighting brand Vibia, Stockholm-based Note Design Studio have introduced the Musa lighting series. A lamp design that consists of a hand-blown opal glass sphere resting inside a concave aluminum dish, the thoughtful composition evokes an organic and familiar feeling. Musa is available in wall sconce or table lamp form, as well as in a chargeable variation to avoid cords, in three color options: white, salmon, and mink grey, each offering a special warmth and depth to the quality of light.

More at: Note Design Studio

Listening / Viewing: BØRNS – I Don’t Want U Back

Directed by Chuck.

Human Nature by Lucas Foglia

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaLava Boat Tour, Hawai’i. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaMatt Swinging between Trees, Lost Coast, California. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaNew Crop Varieties for Extreme Weather, Geneva Greenhouses, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, New York. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaTroy Holding a Guinea Fowl Chick, GreenHouse Program, Rikers Island Jail Complex, New York. © Lucas Foglia.

Human Nature by Lucas FogliaGas station, Wyoming. © Lucas Foglia,

Photographer Lucas Foglia studies the relationship between man and nature with his collection of images, Human Nature, published in book form by Nazraeli Press. Foglia grew up on a farm east of New York City; as a result of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, the farm saw terrible destruction, leading Foglia to explore climate change and the importance of the human to land relationship through his photography.

The average American spends 93% of their lifetime indoors; Foglia captures the human connection to nature, as well as governmental and science programs that either connect humans to the land, or gauge how connected we really are, important programs that are at grave risk, considering cuts and control from the Trump administration. The collection of visual examples of human and natural world interactions, from city to untouched wilderness, many unexpected, is a reminder of the changing times, both distressing and encouraging.

More at: Lucas Foglia

Dressing for the Season Pt. 2: Éditions M.R Spring 2018 Menswear

Éditions MR SS18

Safari meets urban life in Mathieu de Ménonville’s Spring 2018 Éditions M.R collection; a sandy tan palette and smart tailoring are balanced with cool and casual layered styling. The designer declares the line as “not trying to be part of the fashion world,” a perfect characterization of the natural vibe of the brand, one that makes no effort to conform or compete. 

More at: Éditions M.R

Dressing for the Season Pt. 1: Totême Spring 2018

Totême SS18 Totême SS18

Totême SS18

Totême SS18

Swedish line Totême is known for the serious editing approach of its creators Elin Kling and Karl Lindman; their minimal tendency manages to incorporate character and nods to classic silhouettes. Totême’s travel-ready Spring 2018 collection perfectly suits those that forgo tropical prints in favor of rich fabrics and easy-to-wear sophistication, from pajama-inspired to refined holiday.

More at: Totême

Listening / Viewing: The Blaze – Heaven


Directed by The Blaze.









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