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The Edge Effect

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In March of 2012, Daniel Kukla was awarded an artist’s residency by the United States National Park Service in southern California’s Joshua Tree National Park. While staying in the Park, he spent much of his time visiting the borderlands of … Continue reading

Summertime by Nika Zupanc

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While we visit Slovenia every summer, this year we are changing our routine.  And while at this time of year I would be sitting by Ljubljanica river in downtown Ljubljana with my best friends, drinking ‘bela kava’, ‘aperol spritz’ or … Continue reading

Kindergarten Kekec, Playful Architecture

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Architecture office Jure Kotnik is the author of this playful kindergarten Kekec in Ljubljana, Slovenia. The new kindergarten extension, a prefab construction made of wood of local origin, grows out of the south side of the existing building and stretches into the garden, adding an additional 130m2 of playroom surfaces to the original volume of a typical Slovene kindergarten from the mid 1980s. Continue reading

A Charming World of Dara Scully

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Welcome to the fantasy world of Spanish artist Dara Scully. Her photos blend the lines between facts and fiction, and each of them is loaded with rich narrative potential. Acting frequently as the protagonist, Dara places herself in a storybook-like world where she plays with Bambi and baby elephants, has tea parties with bears, and plays hide and seek with wolves. Her bike flies with hot air balloons and her adventures rival those of Alice in Wonderland. Continue reading

Festive December

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Every day there is a party in Mexico, and December certainly prevails in this matter. Starting with Posadas, the “Guadalupe-Reyes marathon” (festivities which last from 12 December, Day of our lady Guadalupe, until 6 January, when we celebrate Reyes magos (Three kings)), Christmas and New Years, charity and other events and festivities, December is certainly the most festive month of the year in Cabo San Lucas. For many it is also the busiest month, as the high season is kicking in, and everybody wants to finish as much as possible in this year while still possible. Continue reading

Confetti System, making nostalgic and lighthearted fun paper decorations

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Only recently I came upon a glittery website of Confetti System and got excited about their work immediately. Nicholas Andersen and Julie Ho, duo behind Confetti System, transform simple materials such as tissue paper, cardboard, and silk into interactive objects that to me evoke a nostalgic feel, reminding me of days when we all made our party decorations by hand, a sense of craftsmanship that converts even the simplest decoration into a focal point and an object of entertainment, creating a perfect party mode or a display for an event, gallery, store… Continue reading

Frank Gehry Talks About His Work

"When I interviewed Frank Gehry for HBR, he had recently bought an iPad. Every time he mentioned a building, he'd pick up the iPad and swipe until he came across a good photo to show me. This slideshow is an approximation of that experience: a sampling of Gehry's work, accompanied by his words." Katherine Bell. Photo credit: Dave Lauridsen © 2011 admin. All rights reserved.

In the November 2011 issue of Harvard Business Review you can read an article “Life’s Work: Frank Gehry”, interviewed by Katherine Bell. Here’s couple of lines from it:

Frank Gehry is, at 82, America’s most celebrated living architect. His designs, including the Guggenheim Bilbao and Disney Hall in Los Angeles, are all technically challenging and unmistakably his. Gehry’s creative process famously borrows from artists; less well known is his fierce commitment to budgeting and the architect’s role as project manager. Continue reading