One of the lesser known examples of the 1920s constructivist architecture, for which Moscow if famous, is the Novo-Ryazanskaya Street Garage built in 1929 to a design by renowned Russian constructivist architect Konstantin Melnikov and engineer Vladimir Shukhov. There are plans to convert it into an arts center.
Just by walking through the column range you can sense what power means. A feeling that increases once you step in : everything is constructed so solid and out of proportions. But if you go on the back side of the building, this general impression will be disturbed. Looking up, you will notice that the stone columns are reinforced by bamboos fixed by Chinese vases. The hole facade looks like it is doing some exercise...It’s looks so funny. (actually, whilst invited for an exhibition Ai Wei Wei did judge that the building seems to fall apart and that it needs a bit of reinforcement...) I love it.
As a child in Hong Kong, I was always mesmerized by all the glass and mirrors and the way they created this illusion of space. My favourite were aquariums with seahorses in them. Kowloon Market in Chinatown satiates my aquaphilia with their fish tanks, while also satiating my appetite for freshly bonked fish cleaned and ready to be steamed.
There isn't the greatest selection of take-away places in Bergen but Ichiban sells super fresh and well prepared sushi. They primarily focus on take-away, though there are a few seats within the premises. Note - closed on sundays.
A contemporary art space made from an old railway goods holding shed, this spot in a central meeting place for artists and art lovers in Perth with cool exhibitions ( including one we did there ;) and a attached cafe with yummy coffee & treats set in an urban garden
Clément Mancini is a French contemporary artist who lives and works in
After his studies in graphic arts, he moved to Lyon for 6 years where he
developed a work of murals paintings in which abstraction took more and
Close to his graffiti roots and to the energy that emanates from the street,
he seeks to reinterpret in his works this energy mixing balance in compo-
sition and movement, as in the treatment of line and texture.
Now working mainly in his studio, he loves to shake up his painting prac-
tice.and techniques, he describes his work as constantly evolving.
Fiona Cribben is an Irish fashion designer living in Iceland since 2007. Currently she is specialising in designing hand crafted jewelry made from whale teeth and reindeer horns using gold and silver. She also designs one off pieces of clothing and shoes made out of reindeer skin, horse skin and bull horns. Iceland is a really inspiring place but she doesn't loose her irish roots.
She freelances and lectures in fashion design and also enjoys designing outfits and characters for fashion apps and other large gaming companies.
Katrin Rodegast is an award-winning paper artist, illustrator, designer and art director based in Berlin, Germany. Her tactile objects, sets and scenarios are produced from paper, products, graphic elements or everyday materials in her studio at Alexanderplatz. This unique and directly engaging style of illustration is commissioned by international clients for advertising, magazines, brochures, websites, apps, shop windows or animated films.
I was born in 1989 in country NSW, Australia. Since graduating in 2010 with a Bachelor of Design, I live in Melbourne where I embark on self initiated projects - the most satisfying kind. Most of my exploration is within the fields of collage, illustration, animation and photography.
Whilst in Melbourne I also work as a freelance designer to save dollars for overseas adventures. Coming home to Melbourne post-travel only reinforces my appreciation of this city.
zoe MILLER and david GOODMAN
Our studio is based in Brighton on the south coast of England
At MILLERGOODMAN we strive to create innovative toys which encourage open ended play. Award winning Modern design classics, for the young and young at heart. We are driven by the art of play and nurturing the imagination.
With every toy we make, we thoughtfully try to combine our own desire for originality in design, with the creative, and often abstract, world of the child. We endeavor to do this by producing simple shapes, undefined forms and patterns that encourage and engage children to play again and again. No need for instructions we believe in ‘less is more’ and ease of use when defining our designs. Our toys provide limitless fun.
We are deeply inspired by the links between modern art and objects for children And have an innate admiration for what children can teach us.
All our products can be used inventively in their own right or together as a system to build a wonder-world of play and excitement.
Ruggiero Colonna Romano and Yara De Nicola have been a couple for three years, they live together in Milan with their tiny cocker Maria. Ruggiero works in the environmental field and turn into a DJ in his free time. He is obsessed with photography as a memory record and keeps buying small cameras that he always brings along with him.
Yara is a photographer working for fashion magazines such as Self Service, Elle Collections, Grazia...She is a terrible cook but a passionate eater and is developing an interesting eye in the food area.