Archive for November, 2009

Kusho by Shinichi Maruyama

November 10, 2009

Kusho is the latest collection of prints by japanese photographer and artist Shinichi Maruyama. Kusho, the japanese word for writing in the sky’ features ten large-scale photographs that represent the midair interplay of black india ink and water. Maruyama captures-two liquids colliding the millisecond before they merge into gray allowing the viewer to see in extraordinary detail chemical and physical processes invisible to the naked eye.  Capable of capturing this phenomenon at a 7,500th of a second, Maruyama takes full advantage of a recent advancement in strobe light technology.

You can order Maruyama’s book or collection of limited edition of the silver prints through his website.

 

<images via here>

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What’s your style?

November 8, 2009

Just took a “What’s your design style” test by Deborah Needleman (the founding editor-in-chief of Domino).

I’m a Glamorous Classic.

You have a refined sensibility with an appreciation for history and tradition in your furniture and your rooms. You value beauty and craftsmanship. You are visually sensitive and understand how symmetry and a balanced layout give order to a room. But you definitely like to shake things up with some unabashed luxury and glamour to keep things from getting boring. You go for rich materials like velvets, one-of-a-kind objects, lady-like touches, glimmering accessories, and a sense of old-Hollywood romance that makes your home dramatic and elegant.

This is SO me.

To find out who are you, click here.

Wayfarers in Palos Verdes

November 8, 2009

After early morning browsing through several construction sites in Palos Verdes, CA I found myself a mile  away from the famous Wayfarers Chapel.  Built in 1951 by Lloyd Wright, son of THE man of American architecture Frank Lloyd Wright, the Chapel amazes one with its fusion of nature and architecture. Yes, it looks amazing on pictures but the atmosphere is beyond the words. It made me wish for my wedding day to be ahead again, as I cannot imagine a more harmonious place than this to speak out your vows.

wayfarers chapel

 

wayfafers chapel

wayfarers chapel

chapel<images via me except for the last one by www.joeyikemoto.com>

Christmas is coming to town…already?!

November 6, 2009

I barely packed my Halloween costume that all stores have stocked up on Christmas cuties already. Let’s stop rushing fences and enjoy the upcoming Thanksgiving with this collection of Fall centerpieces (with mine being the first).

pumpkin-centerpiece

<images via me, simply stated, purecontemporary.blogs, kellyhicksblog>

Glen Luchford…The BOOK

November 4, 2009

Glen Luchford, the author of millions of pictures of the “i-wish-it-was-me” type, released THE BOOK! Now we can enjoy his masterpieces in one place instead of roaming through dusty piles of gloss.

This on is definitely on my Wish List for Christmas.

<images via amazon.com and captivateme.wordpress.com>

don’t you just love this tote…

November 2, 2009

Stow a baguette, a wheel of Brie and a bottle of vine and take the City of Light (our you neighborhood) with this spherical tote, a spin on the panier picnic basket from Perrin Paris – the company has been famous for luxe leather gloves since 1893.

For more Riva bags and accessories cick here.

riva-bag<image via Conde Nast Traveler magazine>

the venus project

November 2, 2009

Can you imagine our society without money and shopping. Where everybody has everything one needs, where you don’t have to go to work and can do/learn/create whatever you like in your free time.

Well, you don’t have to torture your imagination with that because a group of people already developed the idea. The idea of resource-based society instead of money-based one. They prove that when depositing all the energy and resources (that people put now in generating monetary profits, war and politics) into technological innovations we can create that perfect world utilizing all the natural resources without any harm to the environment.

The Venus Project is the plan for the future self-sustained cities where one has everything one needs. Headed by JACQUE FRESCO, a93 -year old industrial designer and social engineer, the Venus project partnered up with The Zeitgeist Movement. Together they try to change the way people perceive our society and  open our eyes on manipulative political and financial systems.

Check out this  12 min video on the Venus project architecture and technological planning if the future cities. For the full insight on their philosophy  watch the movie “ZEITGEIST: ADDENDUM” and you’ll be shocked how good those on top have you tied up.

Part 1

Part 2

 

happy hallo

November 1, 2009

my costume inspiration

my Halloween reality