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Tree in the House


via knstrct.com

Buried in the trees of Kazakhstan’s sweeping Almaty forest is a cylindrical glass structure designed to help one with spiritual and creative development. At the moment, the four-story greenhouse designed by Architect Aibek Almasov, founder of A.Masow Design Studio, is still in early conceptual phases. Soon, the realized home will be a tranquilizing escape from the bustling of Almaty – Kazakhstan’s largest, most developed and culturally diverse city.
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Bacoc Hacienda, Yucatan Peninsula


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This 19th century hacienda has spent many hard years in abandonment and disuse. In the last few decades, its main house stood with preserved stone masonry without a roof, just an empty shell of what it was over 100 years before. Recently, a new owner purchased the hacienda with the dream of restoring it into a traditional-meets-contemporary residence. The old masonry still stands, but a remarkable work of modern architecture rises around it.
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オリヴィエ・ポルジュ : シャネル新専属調香師


via International Flavors & Fragrances | Photo © Hajime Watanabe
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I never like photographs of myself. They are often a bit too “cosmetic.” It feels like someone is trying to make me look like a movie star, and I am afraid I can’t live up to that. There’s nothing artificial about this one though, so that’s good. I look a bit serious, don’t I? I get tired of seeing people smiling all the time in photographs… If I had been able to choose, I would have stood further away from the camera, not right in front of it, with my hand in front so that I fade into the background…
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Smoke Bomb


via publicdelivery.org | photo © Filippo Minelli

Italian artist Filippo Minelli was commissioned by Storyline Studios, Norway’s largest movie firm, to create four photos of his Silence/Shapes series for their new ID. Recently, the whole identity-renewal created by Workinprogress received gold at the Norwegian Design Awards and silver at the European Design Awards 2013.
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