Thursday, May 28, 2009

Rozen Vases by Marre Moerel

Another great design by Marre Moerel from the Netherlands. The Rozen vases are series of vases that reminiscence the wood stick but only in earthenware ceramic. These vases is still nice on display even without any flower.

Louis Vuitton | A Passion for Creation Exhibition Coverage

The highly anticipated Louis Vuitton “A Passion for Creation” exhibition is now open. Showcasing an comprehensive list of artist compiled by the Fondation Louis Vuitton pour la Création with various mediums of work a huge attraction at the Hong Kong Museum of Art. This remarkable installation includes some names that just run of your tongue with frequent LV collaborators Takashi Murakami, Richard Prince and Stephen Sprouse. While other names include the likes of Jean Michel Basquiat, Paul Chan, Cao-Fei, Yang Fudong, Gilbert & George, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Andreas Gursky, Pierre Huyghe, Jeff Koons, Bertrand Lavier, Christian Marclay, Richard Prince all included. The exhibition is open until August 9, so if you are planning a summer holiday why not head over to Hong Kong.

Saturday, May 23, 2009

UEC Iluma By WOHA Architects & Realities:United

I LOVE THIS!! SuperDuperCool :D
In various ways this concept blurs boundaries as it actively merges the concept of a media screen with an ornamental architectural screen filtering air and light and as it blends abstract futuristic shapes with a 1970’s Vegas style.

The Urban Entertainment Centre is a complete entertainment district incorporating theaters, clubs, bars, shopping and public space stacked up into a cube 80m x 80m x 80m. The concept was an Ibiza-Bali club sandwich, with various programmatic levels linked by “tornadoes” – vertical circulation voids that transport people quickly to their destination.

The building incorporates an interactive façade designed by Realities:United (realU) from German where realU created a light and media facade, which had to be effective both during day and night.

The 'screen' facade is formed by a tessellated pattern made up by physical plastic bodies. A regular matrix of fluorescent lamps is superimposed onto (into) this idiosyncratic physical structure. That produces a display screen, which however is vividly distorted by the strong geometry of the individual light fixture and which is peppered by the regular perforations of the physical screen as well as by variations in the arrangements of the light fixture objects.

By intention a complex and ambivalent impression. On one side there is the impression of an ultra large media screen, which is not yet fully there. It appears to be still deep frozen under a surface of ice, cracking and thawing. A herald of a fundamental change of architecture, which is about to transform from a static to a dynamic art.

On the other side the individual blinking crystals carry a strong reminiscence to the look of the “modern city” of the 20th century. The idea of “entertainment” linked to flashing neon signs and excessive baroque carpets of light bulbs with its on-off moving aesthetic. Because there will be change. Being the first development inside the new officially promoted Bugis night life area of Singapore the project anticipates the arrival of several competitors over the next 15 years. Instead of starting a race in latest tech LED glamour, which the project would soon loose to its younger competitors the project concentrates on establishing a superb size and lighting power in combination with a striking visual appearance thereby building the claim of becoming the areas first and lasting land mark.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Get hooded

Adidas Premium Style 2009 Spring // Summer

Adidas Originals by Originals Kazuki Neighborhood


CTRL Girls Rehab Ziphood

CTRL Zulu Reneisance Hood

Martin Clothing

Nike Sportswear Spring // Summer 2009

Oliver Spence Spring 2009

Sophnet Spring // Summer 2009

Sophnet Spring // Summer 2009

The North Face Swallow Tail Jacket

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Knitted Art

Irina Shaposhnikova's Knitted Pieces in Russian Vogue
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Home Accessories

Thursday, May 07, 2009

mer? // Malaysia

Lee Sun // mer?

Walking Through Your Fear

The situations, activities, and individuals that frighten us remain static. Their relative intensity does not change. Fear, on the other hand, self-magnifies. It is when you are afraid and envisioning all that might go wrong that the energy underlying your fear grows. A tiny flicker of anxiety can easily develop into a terror that manifests itself physically and eventually paralyzes you into inaction. Though frequently, in walking through that fear, we discover that the strength of our fright was out of synch with reality. And we learn that doing what frightens us can lead to great blessings. Confronting your trepidation head-on will help you accept that few frightening scenarios will ever live up to the negative disasters that we sometimes play out in our minds. 

Though fear is literally an evolutionary gift meant to sharpen your senses and energize you during times of great stress, it can nonetheless become a barrier that prevents you from fulfilling your potential by causing you to miss out on rewarding, life-changing experiences. During the period before you face your fear, you may have to deal with a barrage of negative thoughts and emotions. Walking through it, whether your fear is public speaking, taking part in an activity that makes you nervous, or asserting yourself when the odds are against you, may be equally as difficult. But once you have emerged unscathed on the other side, which you will, you will likely wonder why you assumed the worst in the first place. As you spend time worrying about what might happen, it’s good to know that your fear probably won’t happen at all. It may feel like a great weight has been lifted from your shoulders, and you will likely feel a sense of passionate pride. Walking through your fear can! Mean taking risks and can require both practice and patience. Since it is challenging to act when you are gripped with fear, start small. 

Each step you take into fear will strengthen you and help you confront future fears with poise, courage, and confidence. You will also find that when you are willing to stare your fear in the face, the universe will always offer you some form of aid or support. When you see the heights of accomplishment and personal evolution you can attain when you walk through your fears, your faith in yourself will grow, allowing your next step to be easier.

from: ayako