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20 Beautiful Libraries From Around The World PDF Print E-mail
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Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland


For some people it’s castles with their noble history and crumbling towers, for others it’s abandoned factories or lost cities. But for those who enjoy reading, a huge beautiful library is a place of endless pleasure. Meet 20 of the biggest and most beautiful libraries around the globe, as presented byCurious ExpeditionsYou can find this and more fascinating pictures on Candida Hofer's Libraries book. 


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Public Tweeting Bench Makes Your Seat All A-Twitter PDF Print E-mail
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It is obvious that Twitter has invaded our lives and changed the world drastically, but there is still a definite separation between the digital realm of Twitter and the physical world we exist in when we aren’t online. Chris McNicholl, a design student at the University of Dundee in Scotland, is bringing a bit of Twitter to the real world – and a bit of the real world to Twitter.

 

 

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Experience | A Night of Grace with Sisa Designs PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief   
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The trip to NYC was oddly ritualistic. Fashionably late, I was certainly looking forward to seeing Simone Rodriguez of Sisa Designs. I wonder if I’d fallen in love with an angel… again. This Brazilian fashion designer, her creative spirit and unrelenting stride towards success are both as attractive as she.  She is a wonderful lady so for her I will try to be on my best behavior. The last thing I want to do is embarrass the classy owner of Sisa Designs; a fashion boutique nestled in Union Township, New Jersey.

 

 

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Artistic Alphabet: Still-Life Photography of Life-Sized Letters PDF Print E-mail
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The ‘font’ itself is simple, and the process strangely circular – epic amounts of work are put into placing all of the pieces in three-dimensional space, all to set the stage for single photograph of what looks like a two-dimensional letter.

 

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Installation Art by Terence Koh PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief   
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Installation art has recently become a favorite of mine. One of todays more progressive thinkers just so happens to be a installation performance artist. Born in Bejing, Canadian Artist Terence Koh, a.ka. The Asian Punk Boy has seen his popularity grow ever since his first major American museum show featured at the Whitney. A master of attracting attention, his performance installations have been known to include [1]“white chocolate, potato starch, white sugar, blinding white light and bodily fluids.”

 

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Jiri Gellers Sculptures PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Khalid "Bless" Bey | Editor in Chief   
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Both contemporary and classic, Jiri Geller Sculptures are a vivid depiction of color, imagination and courage. He bravely combines unconventional elements I find absolutely refreshing. A silversmith with a penchant for cartoonish sculptures living in Helsinki, Finland is easily one of my favorite visual artists. See and decide for yourself.

 

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Jonathan Hillyer's Architectural Photography PDF Print E-mail
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Written by Mini Boss   
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Atlanta architectural and interiors photographer, Jonathan Hillyer, is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and has been photographing for architects, interior designers and corporate clients for over 25 years. He is passionate about capturing the rhythm and spirit of his subjects, translating three dimensional space into iconic images which reveal his clients’ design vision.

 

 

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Stop in Style: Bus Shelters Transformed into Living Rooms PDF Print E-mail
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IKEA is at it again, filling select metro waiting areas with comfortable couches and interior design-themed wallpapers. The effect is both expected and surprising:  the spaces feel more cozy but also look less out of place than one might have guessed.

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