Friday, July 25, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Sunday, July 20, 2014
Saturday, July 19, 2014
This quaint old bungalow turned hotel is nestled in the heart of Pondicherry’s ‘old quarters’. This old property was re-designed drawing from it’s environs incorporating the distinctive fusion of Tamil and French Culture.
The floors were treated with handmade tiles from Tamil Nadu, while a lot of the wood work around this boutique hotel was resurrected from old houses, to create contemporary pieces. It is austere and luxurious at once.
Artist: Felix Vallotton
Type: Oil on canvas
Friday, July 18, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Do you remember when tabs didn’t exist in browsers?
Oh shit, i was feeling nostalgic about the internet of yore, but then I read this and… I can’t handle working without tabs. I’ll stop being nostalgic now, ok.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
The Golden Gauntlet, Henri III of France’s armour (details), c.1550
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Japanese artist and student Takayuki Hori created this awesome (and award-winning) series of eight translucent origami skeletal animals entitled Oritsunagumono, which translates to mean ‘things folded and connected’.
Printed on translucent paper, each piece represents an endangered species native to Japan’s coastal waterways and contains a foreign object inside their body - human-made detritus - representing the environmental threats faced by these animals. They are hauntingly beautiful memento mori for fragile wildlife struggling to cope in a hazardous ecosystem.
[via Beautiful/Decay, designboom and Colossal (visit all three for additional images)]