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social networking – colin mortimer

23 Jul

london-based artist colin mortimer offers commentary on the actual barriers that our highly virtual social communication networks trap us in these days.

the piece is on show at london’s phillips de pury gallery until the end of august.


norwegian wood

8 Jul

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a little bird told me that deep in the norwegian forest near the fjords in the west coast hides a true gem: the juvet landscape hotel.

the eye is drawn away from the ten minimalist, sparsely decorated huts and to the dramatic glass walls opening onto beautiful wooded scenery complete with a meandering river.

the installations include a spa, and common and dining areas in an old, tastefully restored farm house, and the all-encompassing company of nature in this secluded, privileged spot.

– escape to the forest

crystal cathedrals

17 Jun

inspired in gardener and architect joseph paxton’s magical crystal palace in london, the spaniards bought into the dream of glass cathedrals with their own creation 36 years later, coming up with these beautiful structure in el retiro park.

photographer fernando manso captures the quiet fairytale ethereal outlines of the palace reflected on the lake in a wintery foggy day.



mothers- martin creed

27 Apr

i heart mine.

and this piece – “work no. 1092” from english artist martin creed.

looking for the dark side- cedric delsaux

19 Mar

was alerted by boy to paris-based photographer cedric delsaux’s awesome work – where characters from star wars play out the struggles with the dark side in deserted or abandoned construction sites in dystopic, everyday urban settings.

i am sure there is a phd in cultural theory in there somewhere, but i’m mostly into the pictures.

it reminded me slightly of the famed vw ad

bon weekend.

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