Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Carol (2015) -- Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara

Director Todd Hayes latest film starring two of modern cinema's most provocative female leads falling in love....with lush, gorgeous cinematography.

Architectural masterpiece of Sleek Minimalism

House on the Cliff by Fran Silvestre Arquitectos

Fran Silvestre Arquitectos have designed a house on a cliffside near the Spanish town of Calp.
Project description
The extremely steep plot of land offers such spectacular sea views that it invites one to spend time, relax and do nothing.
A piece is encrusted into the sloping land, maintaining its natural profile which is overshadowed by the house on top.
Under the sunlight, the swimming-pool is closer to the sea and a quiet cove.
In the point of inflection, the stairway posits an evocative journey, a garden on the basement…
Considering the steepness of the land and the desire to contain the living area on one storey, a three-dimensional structure of reinforced concrete slabs and pieces that adapt to the land’s topography was chosen, thus reducing earthworks to a minimum. A horizontal platform is created by this stone-anchored monolithic construction on the level of access from the street, where the living area is located. The swimming-pool is located on a lower level, in a flat area of the site. The concrete construction has external thermal insulation with a flexible, smooth, white grout lime coating. The remaining materials, walls, flooring, roof ballasting… are in the same colour, underscoring the homogeneous character.
Photography: Diego Opazo

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Oprah & Lady Gaga: Behind the Theatrics

Having been an 80's Art student, Madonna will forever be the girl who captured my era in terms of her performance art, music and politics.
Therefore , not being Gaga's star struck little monster, I didn't pay much attention to her story....until she opened up to Oprah. She was clearly meant to succeed due to her raw talent, formidable passion and strong, supportive family.
One has to admire her honesty, guts and ambition to help those in need with her talent by using her public platform to raise awareness regarding the destructive culture of Bullies and Victims.
It's not surprising she seeks a traditional private life to balance her fantasy stage work.
It's certainly more interesting than becoming yet another  Egomaniacal, Self  Destructive Star, lost in Self Indulgence and Escapism (as a  hostile, cynical public looks on passing judgement without knowing the truth).

Architect Emad Zand - sketch 01 - خلاقیت در معماری عمادالدین زند

Friday, May 22, 2015

The Artist Is Absent: Martin Margiela

The perfect and ONLY example of creating a high profile while remaining INVISIBLE: Simply

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Oprah visits India's Slums and Palaces.

The Ultimate example of the power of Personality, Education, Faith and Opportunity.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Donna Karan: Looking the part, Living the philosophy.

Just Like Coco Chanel, Donna Karan is her own best Brand Image Ambassador....designing and wearing the Donna Karan Look.....bringing it to life...merging her dream into her reality, sensuously...fabulously. Celebrating a real woman's body draped in simple jersey showcasing hand crafted, fantasy-sized, tribal inspired accessories...creating a modern, seductive signature.