The more our phones do, the more they demand of us. Sometimes it’s good to take a break. But until now, the only alternative to hyper-connected smartphones has been the kind of phone you find at the back of a drawer. The Punkt. MP 01 is a stylish, well-crafted mobile phone, designed by Jasper Morrison, which focuses on modern simplicity, inside and out. It makes phone calls and sends texts.
Eileen Gray started her career as a lacquer artist in Paris creating new furniture and living accessories with striking colors and understated shapes. Remaining stalwartly independent, Gray developed an opulent, luxuriant take on geometric forms and industrially produced materials.
The Swietokrzyskie Mountains are an unique place for geologists, as there are exposed rocks illustrating 560 million years of Earth's history located on a relatively small area. A few steps in this area is like turning back time by 100 million years. The fact that the layers of rocks of different ages located around Checiny are now on the surface, is a unique phenomenon on a European scale.
Terrace Wires revealed the eagerly anticipated Terrace Wires public art installation, Thought of Train of Thought, by Royal Academician Ron Arad at St Pancras International.
A unique opportunity to learn about the lives and creativity of the world's leading artists
Hans Ulrich Obrist has been conducting ongoing conversations with the world's greatest living artists since he began in Switzerland, aged 19, with Fischli and Weiss. Here he chooses nineteen of the greatest figures and presents their conversations, offering the reader intimacy with the artists and insight into their creative processes.
Published to coincide with the ICA exhibition Judy Blame: Never Again (29 June - 4 September 2016)
The Bauhaus school in Germany has long been understood through the writings of its founding director, Walter Gropius, and well-known artists who taught there such as Wassily Kandinsky and Laszlo Moholy-Nagy. Far less recognized are texts by women in the school s weaving workshop. In "Bauhaus Weaving Theory, " T ai Smith uncovers new significance in the work the Bauhaus weavers did as writers.
It’s the latest edition of MAARTEN BAAS' Real Times' series: a gigantic clock (over three metres in height) in the Lounge 2 at one of the world's most popular airports. Every year 15 million people travel through Lounge 2 at Schiphol, hosting passengers from all around the world.
This book looks at the idea of horror and its analogues in architecture. In these, normal compositions become strange: extra limbs appear, holes open where they should not, individual objects are doubled or split or perversely occupied. Horrifying buildings re-imagine the possibilities of architectural language, shifting from “natural” norms to other, more rarified and exciting options.
In this special live episode of The Urbanist, Monocle editor Andrew Tuck hands over the floor to city-planners and urban leaders to discuss how to build a better London. Featuring Peter York, consultant and author, Sharon Ament, the director of the Museum of London, Peter Wynne Rees, professor of places and city planning at UCL and Christopher Choa, vice-president at Aecom.
Pablo Bronstein is interested in the links between classical architecture and contemporary urbanism, between settings and decors, between art and dance.
Through drawing, sculpture, video and performance, he looks at the historical otherness in order to unveil the links between power, fascination and classical art.