carl-viggo holmebakk: sight apparatus

by establishing an articulated division between nature and architecture, the observatory defines a site for users to enjoy optimal views of the sognefjell mountain range.

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sonic water – liquid soundscapes by sven meyer + kim porksen

the liquid soundscapes react like the forces of nature, reproducing identical
vibrational patterns found in the tones of the solar system.

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Volkswagen Tiguan: Not found

A special action has been surprising those looking for the off-road Tiguan, from Volkswagen, on the internet: a release published on several portals, Facebook and the brand’s institutional sites informs everyone that the car ran away from its own site to travel the world. The announcement takes the users to the Tiguan site, which was replaced by a fake Error 404 page ( saying that the car took off to enjoy life and that to find it you have to click “search.” When doing that, the person is directed to the Pinterest social network where he/she will see all the model photos published on the web around the world: Created by AlmapBBDO, the “Not Found” action reinforces Volkswagen off-road model concept, the SUV with a high level of safety, comfort and drivability. Until the morning, the fake page will replace the information about the Tiguan and its image on Volkswagen’s institutional site, the VW portal Premium site, the brand’s Brand Channel and even the model’s page. In it, the phrase “If you want to enjoy life with it, click here” will take the user to a map of Brazil where he/she can locate the closest dealership to find the Volkswagen Tiguan.

Advertising Agency: AlmapBBDO, Brazil
General Creative Director: Luiz Sanches
Digital Creative Director: Luciana Haguiara, Sandro Rosa
Art Directors: Sascha Piltz, Sandro Rosa
Copywriter: Pedro Cavalcanti
Digital Production Director: Fernando Boniotti
Programmer: Thalles Freitas
Digital Producer: ON Interactive
Project Manager: Denise Aya Kotsubo
Account Executives: Gustavo Burnier, Filipe Bartholomeu, Thiago Godoy, Aline Padovani, Vanessa Silva
Media: Paulo Camossa, Brian Crotty, Fábio Urbanas, Kauê Lara Cury, Raphael Vignola, Larissa Andrade
Approval: Artur Martins, Fabio Rabelo, André Mota, Luiz Abud

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abandoned star wars film sets in the tunisian desert by ra di martino

constructed out of mud, cement-covered MDF and coiled aluminum a series of photographs capture the state of deterioration of abandoned star wars film sets.

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studioXAG: fred perry + christopher raeburn storefront

studioXAG has installed billowing military parachutes in fred perry laurel wreath stores to mark the launch of christopher raeburn’s collaborative collection.

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NY Design Week 2013: BKLYN Designs Celebrates Ten Years of Exhibiting the Best of the Borough


The Jacob K. Javits Convention Center won’t be opening its doors for the 25th annual ICFF for another week, but the NYCxDesign festivities are well underway as of this weekend, and besides the second edition of Frieze New York and its satellites, today also saw the opening of BKLYN Designs at St. Ann’s Warehouse in DUMBO. After a brief hiatus (including a stint at the Javits in 2011), the showcase of independent designers from the borough du jour is back in Brooklyn for its tenth anniversary.

Organizer Karen Auster and the Brooklyn Chamber of Commerce have wisely opted for first weekend of the inaugural NYCxDesign festival so as not conflict with ICFF—the exhibition will be on view through this Sunday, May 12. (BKLYN Designs is rather more accessible than Frieze, both geographically and metaphorically, though we recommend the humble bicycle as the most pleasant mode of transportation to either location; rest assured most of next week’s events are clustered in the more central districts of Soho and Noho. Check out our NYDW Guide for more details.)

Here are some of the standouts from our quick tour of the space this morning:


Palo Samko, an elder statesman of the Brooklyn scene, has been exploring with casting in earnest ever since he started making his own brass hardware (drawer pulls, table legs).




As with many of the woodworkers at the show, Bien Hecho was a custom/contract studio for years before debuting their first collection at BKLYN Designs.

BKLYNDesigns-BienHecho-2.jpgFounder John Randall noted that “Water Tower” was made of reclaimed wood from the very same; it’s intended to hold a standard five-gallon water bottle, as an alternative to the mundane water cooler.

BKLYNDesigns-Hooker-1.jpgWhat’s that around the corner…?



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