Historical structures and their contemporary add-ons

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By Rachel Oakley in Architecture on Friday 4 October 2013

Old meets new in this fascinating collection of historical structures and their contemporary add-ons. And in this particular collection from Architizer, the newest additions are all on the roof. From the Metropolis Center in Bucharest to the incredible Secondary Landscape project in Tokyo, this photo collection is eye candy for all you armchair architects. But […]

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Sleek Mexican Taqueria at San Pedro, just outside Monterrey

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By The Urban Grocer in Cool Travel on Thursday 21 March 2013

Step into most Mexican taquerías and sophisticated is not the first word that comes to mind. Delicious? More often than not. But taquerías are indoor/ outdoor spaces where the smell of pork roasting on a spit and plastic cups of hotter-than-thou salsas count as ambience. Taquería Canalla in San Pedro, just outside Monterrey, is looking […]

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Vibrant work from South African artist Marna Hattingh

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By Michelle in New Art on Friday 15 March 2013

Marna Hattingh is a Cape Town-based artist, active in the art world since 1999. She is also a well known children’s book illustrator. As a contemporary South African artist, Hattingh works forms part of the new school of expression. There may be elements of an African-ness in her work, particularly the use of colour, but she […]

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Drawings by Ketut Kusuma [Kei]

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By Sara in New Illustration on Friday 14 September 2012

Ketut kusuma’s [Kei] drawings are magnificent. Despite his young age and being self-taught, his works are literally like an old masterpiece mixed with contemporary art. Exquisite beyond words.

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The Boy In The Box Breaks Free: art by Michael Carini

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By Michael Carini in New Art on Thursday 30 August 2012

Michael Carini’s creative visions illuminate the human condition as he delves into the uncensored depths of his mind and invites you to catch a glimpse of the other side. It is a journey depicted through weaving blasts of light, color, and energy trapped within the boundlessness of space. As his hands and brush create a musical dialogue and dance across the canvas, Carini describes his technique as a poetically alchemical process based upon the principals of equivalent exchange.

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Yis Goodwin: blending reality and fiction with bold colours

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By Jeffery Hsu in New Art on Saturday 28 January 2012

Ever seen a boldly-colored monster regurgitate a killer whale? How about happy clouds ejecting t-rexes from their fluffy bosom That’s what Yis Goodwin, aka NoseGo, specializes in: a contemporary style that mixes wacky fictional creatures with the realism of fine art to deliver highly energetic work. His designs feature abstract patterns full of vibrant colors, and characters derived from his imagination and his surrounding environment.

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Portraits by Antonia Griva

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By Antonia Griva in New Illustration on Thursday 17 November 2011

My work is surrealistic and it’s dominated by figures often seen in colorless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings. These portraits show a fragment of the sentimental world these figures live.

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Antonia Griva

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By Antonia Griva in New Art on Saturday 3 September 2011

My work is surrealistic and dominated by figures often seen in colourless or one color background. These figures live in a world of silence, almost always sunk in an emotional depth with pain and agony being the predominant feelings.

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Carla Fache

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By Catherine Woods in New Art on Wednesday 24 August 2011

Carla Fache’s works reflects the universal, the primitiveness, the essential, and the endless language of color. Her command of shapes, shades and layers, and the invisible energy behind them, invites the viewer to build vibrational paradigms framed by the energy of color.

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Contemporary photography on Someplace Something

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By Craig Thomas in Cool Websites on Wednesday 3 August 2011

Someplace Something is a new contemporary photography blog that showcases emerging and established artists side by side. The site provides an easily digested snapshot of some of the best artists working in photography from across the world.

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The Bab Hotel in Marrakech

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By studioHOPSCOTCH in Architecture on Wednesday 15 June 2011

studioHOPSCOTCH, a London-based design practice, recently completed the Bab Hotel in Marrakech, a pioneering urban hotel where traditional Moroccan influences meet contemporary design. They based its design on light and transparency to create sequences, rhythm and movement throughout the bar, restaurant and hotel rooms. The furniture was found in the souks of Marrakech, or designed by Clemence Pirajean and custom-made by local craftsmen.

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Beautiful interior design by Carlos Herrera

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By Carlos Herrera in Architecture on Thursday 19 May 2011

These corporative interiors have been designed by Carlos Herrera (a Mexican-Canadian designer), the owner of Habitat Innovation Designs in Toronto. He combines practical clean lines and a unique contemporary style in work that is commendably ecologically friendly.

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