March 30, 2012
March 25, 2012
We recently discovered the German-born musician and composer Nils Frahm, and since then his album felt is played all day long in the atelier. It was in part to make sure he didn’t disturb the nocturnal rest of those around him that Frahm developed the calm intimacy of new album, Felt, by muting his piano. As he writes in the sleeve notes, "Originally I wanted to do my neighbours a favour by damping the sound... If I want to play piano during the quiet of the night, the only respectful way is by layering thick felt in front of the strings and using very gentle fingers." The result is a wonderful, intimate album that, while it won’t disturb the nocturnal respite of Frahm’s friends next door, provides the listener with nocturnal reverie. It feels like you're not only listening to the music but to all the material that surrounds him, the wood of the piano, the felt, the microphones...
Libellés : Music
March 24, 2012
... the best restaurant in the world in both 2010 and 2011 by Restaurant magazine. NOMA concentrates on creating meals from locally harvested and seasonal foods. Continuing their experimental nature, they’ve worked with 3XNS Interior to create a food lab of sorts where “chefs could continue to take their skills further in the evolution and development of Nordic cuisine.”
March 22, 2012
March 21, 2012
Tsubaki is the Japanese camellia, which blooms in late winter and heralds spring.
Equipped with LED backlighting, Tsubaki Flower Arrangement is made from just one piece of Washi Paper, folded by Origami Artist Elke Muche without using scissors and glue.
Find out more about this amazing origami tessellation on Comali website.
March 12, 2012
March 5, 2012
The Farnsworth House, built by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe in 1951 and located near Plano, Illinois, is one of the most famous examples of modernist domestic architecture.
But on September 14, 2008 rain poured down on the Fox River valley in Plano, IL, causing the river to spill its banks and flood Mies van der Rohe’s Farnsworth House. The flood damaged the house and the furniture within, specifically a large wardrobe that was added to the house at the request of Mies’s client Edith Farnsworth.
The Barnsworth project, a group of students from the Illinois Institute of Technology are putting their education to work and designed an additional exhibition space to safely house the furniture in case of another flood.
To learn more about it and to help fund the project, visit their Kickstarter page.