In his series “48″, graphic designer and photographer Victor Tretiak transforms his pictures into mosaics of 48 squares that distort the scale, the perspective and the colors of the images. Some of these tropical scenes seem nearer or farer than they truly are, giving the viewer the impression that he is admiring these “Rubik’s Cube” landscapes with a pair of binoculars.
The Future of Architecture in 100 Buildings is a book written by the American architect Marc Kushner, recently published by TED Books/Simon & Schuster. In this book, he theorizes the “new age of architecture” that he describes as an era where we no longer consider the buildings as shelters but as artistic, aesthetic and inspiring elements that are parts of the urban landscape.
Studio Swenyo has designed the collection “Skurniture” (Skate + Furniture), inspired by the shape of a skateboard. This object can be used as a bench, a laptop table, a nightstand or a side table at once. Available for the price of 89$, in bright or black wood with red, white or black legs.
Jacob T. Swinney, whose we already talked about, has gathered in a video the first and last frames of famous old and recent movies. On a music by Thomas Newman – “Any Other Name”, this supercut shows the circularity of some movies like Melancholia, Gone Girl or Somewhere and the meaning and beauty of other movies Fight Club, Black Swan or The Master.
Mixfader is the first connected crossfader provided with a dedicated DJ app that dematerializes the classic turntables on any smartphone and tablet. Anyone can now mix and scratch anywhere and anytime. Created by DJIT, Mixfader has been designed by sound engineers in collaboration with professional turntablists.
For his “LA Dance : Hearts & Arrows project” and Nowness, Benjamin Millepied has choreographed and directed a video that offers a bit of grace in the middle of electrical pylons and concrete by staging dancers in the heart of the Los Angeles River. On a music by Philip Glass – “String Quartet No.3 (Mishima)”, this video mixes classical and urban dance at once, with elegance and harmony.
After The Island, Spanish artist Rocio Montoya comes back with a new series of collages entitled “Hypnopompic”. The hypnopompic hallucinations are the in-between state that separates the awareness and the sleep. Visual and hallucinative perceptions can happen and seem very real. The artist drew her inspiration from this phenomenon, plus the Raphaelite paintings, to represent a feminine imagery in synergy with an ephemeral nature.