Mother Nature doesn’t get any better than this. For the first time in over 42 years, Chile’s Calbuco volcano erupted on April 22, bringing on an extraordinary display of smoke, ash and lightning.
And now onto one of the most heartwarming stories of the week. A mother dog has saved all nine of her puppies from burning alive after a forest fire broke out in Chile. She dug a hole, placed her week-old babies inside and not one of them was injured by the flames. After the fire, volunteers ventured into the forest and found the pups, lifted them out of the hole and then reunited them with their mama dog.
You won’t believe your eyes. We present to you… the World’s largest swimming pool! In some ways we’re not even sure if swimming pool is the right term to use as it conjures images of a few yards of water that you can swim across in under a minute easy. If it’s a big one you might not be able to stand in the deep end but that’s normally about the limit. This monster at the San Alfonso Del Mar private resort in Chile is technically a swimming pool, but we urge you to remain open minded!
The Laguna Roja is a blood-red lake that sits on a plateau amidst the mountains of the Parinacota volcano region in northern Chile. At 40-50˚C, the warm water sustains the thermophilic red algae population that gives it its striking hue. Bernhard Edmaier captured a stunning aerial image of the lake for his recent book, EarthArt: […]
Hailing from Chile, Follakzoid’s sound was defined in their first jam back in 2008 during which they experienced, by their own admission, a ‘trance experience between friends, sort of a soul abduction’. Psych-pop, kraut-rock … I’m not sure that any of these accurately describe their music. But this video for their track Pulsar does them […]
Alongside Dizzlecciko, Animales Exóticos Desamparados and diaBlo, Mostro are one of the most interesting bands I heard during my three years living in Santiago de Chile. Mostro are Carlos and Jaime Reinoso, two brothers who make strange instrumental electronica with live percussion (think UK post punk band This Heat, Mount Kimbie and Jad Fair’s instrumental […]
For many people from outside the America’s, the only realistic depiction of life in Chile during the Pinochet period has come from the recent Academy Award nominated film, No. The film follows the advertising political campaign during the historic 1988 election when it was to be determined whether General Pinochet should have another 8 year […]
By Jessica Chow in New Fashion on Saturday 16 March 2013
Chilean designer, Alexandra Guerrero, found an interesting use for the thousands of wasted cigarette butts found on floors, streets and beaches, turning them into colourful, retro-styled and wearable clothing. She later founded Mantis, inspired by this new discovery, which aims to spread this recycling ethos, putting an emphasis on the message that one person’s trash can be another’s treasure.
The Water Cathedral in Santiago, Chile, is born from the Young Architects Program that coaxes outdoor installations with shade, seating and water from emerging architects. This installation features white sand-filled fabric bags with a topography of stalagmites.
Filmmaker Peter Greenaway, who is best known for his controversial and visually lavish films, was recently a guest of Santiago a Mil Arts Festival in Chile. As part of the program, Greenaway presented a 90 minute live cinema experience on four screens, which was a mix of magnificent visual and aural chaos.
Some of the most startling and original images seen on the streets of Santiago, Chile, are the anthropomorphic creatures of artist Basco Vazko. These surreal creatures seem to have lept out of the story of children’s books mixed and cut-up with medical textbook imagery. One of Basco’s strengths is how he uses the weathered walls not as an accidental background for his work but as integral part of the image.
Construction company Infiniski has laid out a mission statement in the form of a house. The Infiniski Manifesto House in Curacavi, Chile, is made of recycled and repurposed materials and other eco-friendly elements. The house utilizes renewable and self-sustainable energy systems such as solar heating and natural ventilation, and the architects boast that it is […]
Patagonia is more than a land of sheep and magnificent Asado al Palo (Patagonian BBQ). It’s also a land with a significant tradition, with people who love their land, and protect their customs. In Chile, in the Aysen region, two friends are working on a project that reflects how people live daily in a manner similar to that from more than a century ago.
I’m writing this sitting in the driveway of one of the most magnificent hostels and neighbourhoods I’ve had the privilege to visit. Seagulls fly overhead, and in front of me, to the end of the driveway, lies a view of the Pacific Ocean. The sun reflects against the peeling white paint of the hostel and neighbouring garage. It radiates heat but not enough for me to feel uncomfortable.