Worlds Under Glass by Thomas Doyle

February 17th, 2012



Some days it feels like you’re stuck in your own bubble. From an outside perspective, this could be what it looks like. These miniature, 1/43 scale Worlds were created by artist Thomas Doyle. Here are some words from Thomas about his work:

The private intensity of moments rendered in such a small scale draws the viewer in, allowing for the intimacy one might feel peering into a museum display case or dollhouse. Though surrounded by chaos, hazard, and longing, the figures’ faces betray little emotion, inviting viewers to lose themselves in these crucibles—and in the jumble of feelings and memories they elicit.

The glass itself contains and compresses the world within it, seeming to suspend time itself—with all its accompanying anguish, fear, and bliss. By sealing the works in this fashion, I hope to distill the debris of human experience down to single, fragile moments. Like blackboxes bobbing in the flotsam, these works wait for discovery, each an indelible record of human memory.

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Hanna Park Residence

February 17th, 2012



This Edmonds, Washington home sits on a high bluff above the Puget Sound. The home, although at 2,000 square feet, was originally designed for one person. Living spaces are found on the main floor while the master bedroom and office are on the second floor. Aluminum-framed glass, brick, cement stucco and Western Red Cedar were the main building materials.

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Mens Fashion of the 70s

February 16th, 2012



It would take a truck load of confidence to sport theses 70s jumpsuit. Adding sunglasses to the outfit sure makes it seem even cooler. Also worth checking out are these outfits from women’s fashion from the 1970s.

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Star Wars Empire Strikes Back Behind the Scenes

February 15th, 2012



To mark the Star Wars The Empire Strikes Back movie, VF.com released these behind the scenes photographs. Each of the images were pulled from the The Making of Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back book released in 2011. Talk about nostalgic photos!

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Desert House by Marmol Radziner

February 14th, 2012



This prefab home was designed by Marmol Radziner and is located on a five-acre plot in Desert Hot Springs, California. The indoor and outdoor living spaces, in both design and color, fit well with the surrounding landscape. The “L” shaped layout helps protect the courtyard which includes a pool and fire pit.

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Amazing Pencil Sculptures by Jennifer Maestre

February 12th, 2012







Artist Jennifer Maestre created these remarkable sculptures made completely from pencils. Each was inspired by the shape and look of Sea Urchins. The sections of pencils represent the different textural surfaces. More words from the artist about her work:

Paradox and surprise are integral in my choice of materials. Quantities of industrially manufactured objects are used to create flexible forms reminiscent of the organic shapes of animals and nature. Pencils are common objects, here, these anonymous objects become the structure. There is true a fragility to the sometimes brutal aspect of the sculptures, vulnerability that is belied by the fearsome texture.

To make the pencil sculptures, I take hundreds of pencils, cut them into 1-inch sections, drill a hole in each section (to turn them into beads), sharpen them all and sew them together. The beading technique I rely on most is peyote stitch.

Experimental Fluid Typography

February 12th, 2012





Hussain Almossawi of Skyrill created this beautiful fluid type as an experiment. Each of the letterforms would make an amazing exhibit if they were to be blown up life-size. Regardless, they’re still very cool.

Yosemite Timelapse: This is where we live

February 8th, 2012



How often do you stop and think about where we live? How about just looking up at the sky? It’s remarkable that we live on a planet: a round marble-like chunk of rock seemingly floating in a sea of blankness that we call the universe.

This time lapse video was a collaboration between Sheldon Neill and Colin Delehanty. It was shot in Yosemite National Park on a Canon 5D Mark II using a motion controlled dolly.

Continue reading to see a couple shots of their setup.

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House in the Trees by Coop15 Architects

February 7th, 2012



This house in the trees by Coop 15 is located outside the small town of Preston near Issaquah, Washington on an eight-acre plot of land. The home is a 4,000 square feet and has three levels. A great home nestled in the great Northwest.

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The Netherlands Apartment

February 5th, 2012



Dutch firm Laura Alvarez Architecture completed renovation and interior design of this two-floor apartment in Amsterdam. One of the goals of the project was to transform the small, dark apartment into a brighter space. The building is a national monument, so retaining some of the original interior features was necessary.

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Cathedral Made from 55,000 LED Lights

January 31st, 2012





Wherever art meets architecture there’s something interesting bound to happen. In this case, a structure much like a cathedral was created for the 2012 Light Festival in Ghent, Belgium. The structure is about 90 feet tall and composed of 55,000 LEDs.

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The Queen Anne Kelly Residence

January 31st, 2012



Coop15 Architecture designed this beautiful residence on Queen Anne in Seattle. The home was renovated and expanded in 2008. The house received additions such as a bedroom on the lower level and interior living, dining and kitchen area expansions.

The interior of the home had extensive cedar paneling that had darkened with age. The architects added more glass and replacing some of the wood with white gypsum wallboard. This allowed more light in and brightened up the interior—great move.

Friend and photographer Will Austin shot these beautiful photos of the home.

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