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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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During a recent trip to California, British photographer Garrod Kirkwood documented the Golden State’s laid-back cool.
Working in muted tones and a minimal style, Kirkwood’s lens focusses on classic Californian motifs: skaters, basketballers, vintage cars and neon motel signs, complemented by candid portraits of locals taking it easy.
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Suburban dream: nature and concrete meet in this Canadian home
Don’t let the verdant surroundings of Angela Tsementzis’ Concrete House fool you; this home, perched on a slope within the quiet and leafy location of Toronto’s Moore Park Ravine, is conveniently located only a 15 minute drive away from the city’s downtown center district. This urban oasis was built for husband and wife John Pylypczak and Diti Katona and their two children. The couple, who run a branding studio, wished for the design of the 380 sq m home to be centred around their passion for nature, and ‘pure, honest and refined aesthetics.’
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The city of Guthrie is a small rural community in southern Kentucky that once played a significant role in the expansion of the country’s transportation network in the early 1900’s through the construction of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad line. After a period of economic decline, the city has recently been the focus of renewal efforts to revive its downtown core.
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In a new classic brace, a molecular masterpiece and a molecular legend are paired for the first time. The essential elements of Monoscent G and Monoscent E: Galoxolide® Super (2007) and Timbersilk® (2012) by IFF, are the newest versions of Galaxolide (1965) and Iso E Super (1973), respectively. Both denatured alcohol solutions are entirely manufactured in the state-of-the-art IFF facility in the United States.
These fundamental aroma molecules are contemporary classics. Just as the iconic white t-shirt serves as the basis for a signature style, Monoscent® can be personalized, worn singly, or layered. A celebrity athlete turned entrepreneur remarks, “after my morning workout, my grooming routine is topped by two sprays of G over a half spray of E, and I’m ready for the day!”
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Gallery show: an East London live/work space joins the best of both worlds
The East London real estate market is hot property at the moment, so maximising one’s space is a clever move for the savvy homeowner. Which is exactly what the founder of the Roman Road Gallery just did, opting to commission emerging London practice Threefold architects to both redesign and expand their space in the heart of Bethnal Green.
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