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Balancing act: Case-Real convert Japanese storehouse into modern work space
Creative folk are often heard complaining of a work-life imbalance, and the trend for live-work spaces is on the up. Helping one productive Japanese duo to achieve this illusive, much sought-after life goal, are former Wallpaper* Design Award winners Case-Real, who have created an effortlessly elegant multi-functional work space in a converted Japanese storehouse.
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“Good, honest stuff for good, honest people” is the claim made on the website of Almond Surfboards & Designs, making clear right from the start the cornerstones of the philosophy of this manufacturer of surfboards, based in Newport Beach, California. The idea came to Dave Allee in 2007, while he was still a student in the department of economics at Chapman University, and became a reality in 2009 after a chance meeting with Griffin Neumann-Kyle, a “shaper” trained under the wing of Bruce Jones, pioneer of the surf industry with over 40 years of experience in the sector.
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Bruce Munro illuminates Australia’s vast desert landscape in a field of light
At Ayers Rock Resort in Australia, British artist Bruce Munro has installed a ‘Feld of Light’ that illuminates the vast desert landscape. Marking his largest project to date, this immersive work — the most recent in a series of monumental light-based installations — comprises more than 50,000 slender stems, crowned with frosted-glass spheres. The sculpture stretches to an area the size of four football fields just beside Uluru — the monumental sandstone monolith in the heart of the Red Centre desert. Throughout the day, the semi-transparent solar-powered spheres collect and store sunlight, coming alive by night through a network of illuminated optical fibre threads. The labyrinth of color forms pathways that lead viewers through the landscape, as well as the installation’s dynamic abyss.
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Andres Serrano has a reputation for outrage, so the postcard he is holding face down against his chest as we share the closest thing London has to a New York brunch must be strong stuff. Is it a photograph of a shocking sex act, a broken body, a desecrated Christian symbol? He explains that he has never shown this picture before, but decided he had to include it in his new retrospective in Brussels. It is a portrait of Donald Trump.
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Tube socks, empty swimming pools and boards.
Hugh Holland is a photographer who captured the skate scene in Los Angeles in the 1970′s. Over three years, he took a ton of photos, chronicalling the skating’s evolution from its roots of ’unruly after-school activity’ to a fully fledged sport.
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