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17 Aug


Kühn Keramik

August 17, 2015 | By |

A charming ceramic shop in Berlin-Kreuzberg, where Ignant made this beautiful photo series. Located in a former pharmacy, the shelves of the showroom are bursting with handmade ceramic pieces. After climbing down the staircase from what used to be a poison cabinet, you enter the workshop where Bernhard Kühn and his team create everything from unique cups and plates to small decorative sculptures. The products are made of clay from the Westerwald region and the glaze comes from Meissen. They are typically spruced up with gold, silver or platinum. Additionally, they feature more than 400 different motifs burnt into the ceramic. No piece is like the other, yet they all carry Kühn’s signature style.

Next to the ceramics we love the old pharmacy interior and chandeliers very much! Have a look…

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Source: Ignant

14 Jun


Bar Luce

June 14, 2015 | By |

luce_1If you’ve ever dreamt of being on a Wes Anderson film set (like, all day long), now is your chance. Sip coffee amongst his signature pastels (personally chosen by Wes), listen to the jukebox wailing out tunes that would appear on his soundtracks and play the part of a Royal Tenenbaum in this fabulously kitsch new bar in Milan…

The Italian luxury brand Prada, are huge fans of the quirky film director, having worked with him on many of their mini-movie advertisements, and so its no surprise they approached Anderson to design the café/ bar at their brand new art and culture complex, Fondazione Prada.

Spy a Steve Zissou pinball machine, retro formica tables and an old-fashioned candy bar; Bar Luce is every bit a Wes Anderson movie, set in the 1950s.

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14 Jun


Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature

June 14, 2015 | By |

Processed with VSCOcam with e4 presetLa Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature (the Museum of hunting and nature) is maybe the most underrated museum in the city of Paris. Behind a blue doorway, this place is an absolute gem. And the best part is – it’s completely empty! The museum also has very much kept up with the times, mixing modern art installations and cabinets of curiosities alongside pieces that have been held in the French archives for centuries. They get a little funky with their taxidermy sometimes too.
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Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, 62 Rue des Archives, 75003 Paris. 

14 Jun


Floating Iceberg

June 14, 2015 | By |

Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_01Architectural office Barozzi/Veiga created this philharmonic hall in Szczecin, Poland, accommodating a concert hall and a chamber music hall. The massive structure seems like an iceberg floating through the streets. It responds to traditional local architecture with vertical proportions and steep pitches as well as the nearby industrial influence with its shear scale. The facade is made of a translucent glass creating an obvious contrast to the immediate surroundings to create a reference point in the area and a symbol of the city’s transitional nature. Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_03 Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_04 Szczecin-Philharmonic-Hall_06

14 Jun


Set in Motion

June 14, 2015 | By |

Je gif, tu gif, il gif… Un gif dans ta gueule… is created by French photographer and animator Nicolas Monterrat. He brings surreal scenes to life adding a bit of humor to historical photos, paintings, and other borrowed imagery. Enjoy!

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All images © Nicolas Monterrat | Via: Colossal

15 May


Walter Hugo for Paul Smith

May 15, 2015 | By |

Paul-Smith-Red-Ear-Fall-2013-1-630x371Born and raised in London, Walter Hugo has centered his work on using scientific processes to pioneer the modern development of early photographic techniques. Hugo’s creations are wonderfully laboured, capturing the life of the subject in an unparalleled way and engaging with the history of photography in an entirely contemporary manner.

For the 2013 winter collection of Paul Smith Hugo photographed using a giant pinhole camera. With Walter using a 19th century brass lens, the subjects had to sit incredibly still as the camera had a four second exposure. The developing chemicals were on site for immediate processing and there were no negatives, each image being completely unique. Paul worked with Walter on the final edit and the options not selected were destroyed to leave final eight portraits.

After the photographs were dry, Paul and Walter worked on the colour palette for hand colouring. Walter subsequently painted the portraits to highlight certain tones. The treatment was particularly popular in Japan, where hand colouring was a finely practiced art form.

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11 May


The secret possessions of Frida

May 11, 2015 | By |

341992Frida Kahlo’s wardrobe and world is brought to life in Ishiuchi Miyako’s photographs, first seen in AnOther Magazine S/S15.

“If I met her, I wouldn’t ask any questions. I would only want to stare at her and touch her body.” Japanese photographer Ishiuchi Miyako is talking about Frida Kahlo, the subject of her latest body of work. Self-taught Ishiuchi Miyako has been creating powerful and beautiful collections of photographs since the late 1970s, many of them concerned with the passing of time, and last year received the prestigious Hasselblad Foundation International Award in Photography. In her series Mother’s (2000-05), she photographed the personal articles of her late mother, and in 2007, documented the clothing and personal items of victims of the devastating atomic bombing of Hiroshima. Her training in textile design means that she is appreciative of the delicate subtleties of the forms, structures, colours and fibres of the garments she photographs, and also manages to delicately handle the cultural and personal stories woven into them. “She is not somebody who makes decorative pictures,” says gallerist Michael Hoppen, who is hosting an exhibition of her Frida series at his eponymous London gallery, opening in May. “She’s somebody who really does live and breathe her particular stance on life.”

Source: Another Mag

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11 May


Gorgeous Birds

May 11, 2015 | By |


Thomas Lohr is a Bavaria-born fashion, portrait and still-life photographer. His solid portfolio includes fashion’s biggest names, from Dior to Hermès, Lanvin and Kenzo. Despite his frantic work schedule, Lohr still manages to carve out time for personal projects, the latest of which is the lustrous Birds. Printed on Japanese paper and bound in a white, velvety cover, the book invites us to reflect, close up, on the beauty of feathers and plumage, Lohr’s masterfully-lit shots providing an artful and enigmatic study. Here the photographer discusses abstraction and traveling into the unknown.

On his fascination with birds…
“Birds are inspiring creatures, but with this project I wanted to abstract things and look closer at something kind of surreal that I see when looking at birds’ feathers in real detail.”

On the inspiration behind the project…
“The initial idea behind the book was a study on textures and colors. What I wanted to do was to show the beauty of birds while approaching it from a different point of view.”

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Birds is out now

Source: Another Mag

19 Mar


The Fabric of India

March 19, 2015 | By |

8_muslim_borderFrom October 3rd 2015 – January 10th, 2016 the V&A’s “The Fabric of India” will be the first major exhibition to explore the dynamic and multifaceted world of handmade textiles from India from the 3rd to the 21st century.

Showcasing the best of the V&A’s world-renowned collection together with masterpieces from international partners, the exhibition will feature over 200 objects ranging from the 3rd to the 21st century. Objects on display for the first time will be shown alongside renowned masterworks and the very latest in Indian contemporary design. The astonishing skills and variety evident in this incomparably rich tradition will surprise and inform even those with prior knowledge of the subject, and is sure to delight visitors.

Check also the blog of the V&A with many fascinating stories about Indian fabrics.


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10 Mar


1980s Moscow Olympics

March 10, 2015 | By |

Anastasia_Tsayder_Olympic_Game_80-1For St. Petersburg born photographer Anastasia Tsayder, moving to Moscow came as a shock. Accustomed to the classical architecture of the 19th century, she was surprised to now be surrounded by Soviet style buildings of the late 70’s. She took an interest in the history of the urban development of her new city and found that many of the structures were built for the 1980 Moscow Olympics. Around the time Tsayder moved to Moscow, the country was in full swing preparing for the Sochi 2014 winter games. Interested in legacy of the 1980 Olympic games, she sought out to photograph these now defunct buildings for her series Summer Olympics, as it may serve as an example for the fate of these single use venues in the future.

Shot on a twin-lens Rolleiflex, Tsayder’s intention was to get inside these often forgotten buildings to discover and document their current use, more than thirty years after they were built. Many of the original functions of these sports venues are lost.

Source: Feature Shoot