French artist Maud Vantours plays with paper, colors and collages by realizing paper works in 3D. Her circular and geometric shapes have an effect of depth, her floral patterns give an impression of relief and her spirals look hypnotizing. via fubiz.net
The Experimental media and performing arts center (EMPAC) has been designed by Grimshaw Architects for the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, a technological and optimized performance space developed to intersect the arts and science through sound, movement and light.
Situated on a steep hillside overlooking the hudson river, the 200,000 sq-ft. building extends the existing RPI campus westward. It provides five different performance environments: an elegant 1,200-seat concert hall, a 400-seat theater, two adaptive performance studios, and a dance studio. It also houses audio and video editing suites, artist-in-residence studios, and the campus radio station. a multi-functional building provides space for performances and other activities, which can take place concurrently without absolute segregation of building users. Key to the design is the atrium space, which acts a hub for informal social interaction and as the lobby to the major spaces. via designboom.com
Anabella Vivas, Miguelangel Troccoli, Vanessa Redondo
POT.PURRI is a mixture or collection of miscellaneous or diverse items. A combination of incongruous things.
It is a collection of small, modular containers, designed with some basic parts that through various materials and combinations can construct more than 50 unique objects with different shapes and capacities, from lamps to tableware.
Inspired by the ambition of ‘cutting distance’ between design and material and ‘fluctuating shapes’ as our expression of contemporary deisgn, the project is cultivated around the concept of modularity and the customization. via contemporist.com
Appearing in the April cover story from Numero Russia, Cora Emmanuel models pretty pastels with a retro twist for a fashion publication. Francesco Carrozzini of 2b Management captures the French beauty in vintage cars and voluminous coifs for the moody shoot. Editor-at-Large Andre Leon Talley styles the looks with Cora giving her ladylike best in the designs of Giambattista Valli, Burberry Prorsum, Christian Dior and more. via fashiongonerogue.com
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Louis Vuitton explores Parisian origins in the House’s new collection of watches and jewellery with its new film Emprise.
Art Director : Jeremie Rozan
Music : Gesaffelstein
Stylist : Lilly Marthe Eberner
Makeup : Damian Garozzo
Hair : Vi Sapyyapy
Model : Manon Leloup
A Girl Named Elastika, 2014
She’s young, dreamy and fearless, she drives cars way too fast, she’s also a yamakasi. She likes adventure, fireworks and unrelenting seas.
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Producer: Najeeb Tarazi
Executive Producer: Nick Read
Makeup / Hair: Nidia Alire
Assistant Camera: Stephen Lucas
Grip: Lucas Pitassi
A campaign signed by Grey Brazil for Burn, Coca-Cola’s energy drink, bets on the surrealist universe with tads of humor to introduce new formula and positioning of the brand.
Agency: Grey, Brazil
Production: Hungry Man