“Guesthouse” by Ai Weiwei & HHF Architects31/08/2012
Located in upstate New York, the Guesthouse is a unique project which saw Ai Weiwei and HHF Architects combine. The chinese artist known for his outspoken activism shows his talents spread broader than we already knew. The Guesthouse is a simple "Y" shaped, single bedroom property. The design blends into its environment - its's materials ensure it continues to blend over time.
Source - ArchDaily
REED + RADER Interview
Pamela Reed and Matthew Rader are Reed + Rader, a design duo who have been pushing their brand of digital art for a while now with quirky animated gifs that get noticed. Reed + Rader are known for their work in the fashion field, an area that was once strictly aligned with glossy print and the odd big budget film spot.
November Books Interview29/08/2012
Established during the summer of 2010, November Books sources, buys and sells rare and out of print fashion books and related material, encompassing photography books, rare magazines, modern first editions, art books and counterculture. We recently caught up with Paul Lawrence of November Books for a chat.
New Gallery: Paper29/08/2012
Launching 1 September, the newest contemporary art gallery in Manchester makes no fuss about what they do. Simply put, Paper Gallery sells affordable works on paper by local and international artists at various stages of their careers. For the gallery, works on paper includes drawings, paintings, prints, photography as well as hand drawn animation. Occupying Sarah Hardacre’s former studio, the gallery is located at Mirabel Studios in central Manchester.
A$AP Mob “Lords Never Worry” Mixtape29/08/2012
Huge hype surrounds A$AP Mob on the back of their anticipated mixtape Lord$ Never Worry, released yesterday. Notably, the mixtape's artwork is being touted as the first .gif album cover, designed as a three-piece work by SHOWstudio's Matthew Williams and Supreme's Ricky Saiz. Taking inspiration from early '90s hip hop imagery and the current online trend of basic .gif animation, the cover art is stiking and unique. Lord$ Never Worry can be downloaded here.
Stephen Powers "A Word is Worth A Thousand Pictures"28/08/2012
Seven years after his last solo exhibition in New York, Steven Powers is set to exhibit a new body of work at Joshua Liner Gallery, entitled, A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures. In this new series, the prolific artist will present a panoramic assemblage of paintings that will occupy the entire breadth of the gallery. A Word is Worth a Thousand Pictures will consist of a multitude of enamel on aluminum paintings, ranging from 10-x-8 inches to 10-x-10 feet.
Ernesto Neto x Nike Flyknit Collective
Contemporary Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto recently brought his celebrated hand crochet method to London’s 1948. Swingflybaby is an introduction to the Nike Flyknit Collective project that will span five cities before concluding in Rio De Janerio next month.
This summer Nike celebrated the culture of sport in East London with a series of sport and creative workshops, inspired by Nike’s innovative Flyknit technology, that will ultimately motivate and inform urban regeneration for the local community.
The Imposter is a documentary about a 23-year-old French-Algerian man, Frédéric Bourdin, who successfully steals the identity of a teenage boy missing from his home in Texas for over three years. Posing as their child, Bourdin begins a new life with the boy’s family in a poverty stricken Texas town. Despite all the clear evidence he is not who he says he is, the family welcome him into their home. The barely believable story is masterfully told by London native and debut director Bart Layton.
Frank Gehry to design new Facebook Campus25/08/2012
You might think Facebook's Mark Zuckerburg would be feeling the stress at the moment, with pressure on his CEO position at the social network he founded, but he seemed pretty relaxed and happy today when he gave details through the site of the new Facebook campus to be designed by the great Frank Gehry. This is likely to be yet another reason Facebook will not be forgotten in a hurry.