Every two years, the romantic city of Venice transforms with a wave of creative types wearing black for the Architectural Biennale. This year’s event, which runs until November 25, is directed by the iconic British architect, David Chipperfield, and features National Pavilions exhibiting the best works from a variety of countries, as well as from selected universities and individual architectural practices.
Most city-slickers think of pigeons as ‘rats with wings’, but Julian Charriere and Julius von Bismarck feel differently. The two want to change people’s perception of these birds, so they spray painted some pigeons and let them loose during the 2012 Venice Biennal (without harming the birds, of course). The brightly-colored birds are quite a sight to see, but no matter what color they are, they’ll still poop on your head.
Bored of the too-easy point/click way we find new music, I decided to make my own songs harder and more interesting to get hold of. I spent a year hiding CDs with my music on in cities around the world (with a little help from friends). I filmed the whole thing, including the responses I [...]
I have to say I have always been a sucker for a band with an accordion, so when I meet the Minneapolis based Dark Dark Dark in Venice this summer and they not only had an accordion but an upright bass and a cello, I fell in love with their sound. This music is magnanimous, [...]
Lucky Dragon is a collection of limited edition and signed hand-built tables by designer Mike Lee. Like them? So do we. But be prepared to dig deep: prices range from $4800 to $12,200 and the tables can only be viewed at the Chinese Jesus showroom in Venice, California.