Sonntag, 24. Juli 2011

Jeez, I'm stunned!

How cool is that? The architecture team Zecc Architects have transformed this historical building in a unique single dwelling: I love its huge spaciousness. It's simply breath-taking. Wow, kinda nervous and really happy I stumbled on this project. How amazing can some architects be?!? They absolutely used the space in the right way and made a magnificent "house" out of it. Would you like to join me going to church? 

Samstag, 23. Juli 2011

Daisy, Daisy, Daisy

Daisy Lowe for the British Esquire magazine by Greg Williams. She's an English fashion model and has done several editorial shoots and commercial advert campaigns and worked as a runway model. She's the daughter of Gavin Rossdale, lead singer for Bush, and Pearl Lowe who finally became a fashion designer. I love the video not only because there's a sexy girl crazily dancing but also because of the composition and the light. Love the furniture and the light "from the back". Great artwork!

Freitag, 15. Juli 2011

AUSTRA | Beat and the Pulse (uncut)

The balance of learning versus letting go. Getting the world known in a different way and letting other thing go is the most liberating feeling. This song for example ... I might have been into electro-pop-punk-synthy-music quite a while back, but surely not now. I happened to hear a song from Austra's new album and was immediately re-introduced to that sort of music. What I want to say is that if we can let our thoughts be flexible enough to let go of some prejudice we would experience re-introduction to the world around us constantly. So life would become much more interesting and lively... Just a thought
But anyway. Wanted to post something about Austra quite a while ago - I really fell in love with'em - but somehow I couldn't find the time. The band is a Toronto based trio of vocalist/pianist Katie Stelmanis, drummer Maya Postepski and bassist Dorian Wolf. Katie joined the Canadian Children's Opera at 10, sang for the CAnadian Opera company, and pursued a career in opera (whilst learning viola and piano) until she attendet a punk show and joined a band. INstead of going on to focus on music in college, she listened to NIN and the Knife and started doing production work, deciding she wanted to "make classical music with really fucked up, distorted crazy shit on there." Austra are claimed to be the rising stars from tomorrow. I really love her voice. Unfortunately nowadays good singers are really rare! I got a classical singing education as well and combine it with "crazy shit on there"... So you see, I really must love their music.

Gardens on the tip of the world

Idyllic urban oases offer inspiration to anyone yearning to add nature and serenity to an outdoor living space. Rooftop Gardens showcases some of the most unique and extraordinary outdoor spaces in New York City that urban dwellers have created as retreats from the daily chaos of life. A sumptuous array of gardens ranging in style from working to exotic fills the pages, a diverse selection befitting different scales and changing seasons. From the lush produce garden of Eli’s Vinegar Factory to a glass-enclosed conservatory perched atop Park Avenue in which amaryllis, paperwhite narcissus, and cyclamen grow during the winter months, this stunning portfolio illustrates innovative and original ways to design one’s own outdoor sanctuary—be it sky-high or ground level—and is a must-have for homeowners, decorators, and landscape architects alike.
The description of the the book "Rooftop Gardens: The Terraces, Conservatories, and Balconies of New York" promises a lot. New York's rooftops are amazing. It's definitely worth it having a sit in a cosy armchair and enjoy the lovely view. I highly recommend it. Here a few super cool gardens. They sort of invite me to go there, hang out with'em and enjoy life with idyllic surroundings. Wanna go there? 

Mittwoch, 13. Juli 2011


Wow, that's hmm.. Can't really find the right words for it. Well, my first thoughts were "Well, yeah... How strange... OMG AGGY!!! ... Uhm, somebody watched too much Harry Potter..." Yes, and I think that's exactly that what I think about it. The clip is a bit strange - I reckon it wants to be deep but in the end it's a bit superficial...?!? Or not? I can't really decide what to think about it. Also the music - It definitely catches the clips mood or the clip catches the music's mood. I'm torn between "Yeah, it's def cool" and "kind of non-sense..." BUT it surely is art - great art because it makes me think about it. Fact is, Aggy is sooooo hot in here! 

Samstag, 9. Juli 2011

Pervading Beauty

Gemma Arterton (here for the british GQ by Miles Aldridge) was born in Gravesend,  Kent 1986 and was brought up with her sister by their single mother. After working as a makeup salesgirl she took several arts courses at different colleges and finally degreed the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. The role as the Head Girl Kelly in the british film St. Trinian's set her breaking-through (Although it's a teenie movie it still has the british charm and finesse - it's actually that good that I'd recommend it. She also played as the Bond Girl Strawberry Fields in A Quantum of Solace and lately in the Prince of Persia. 
I love her pretty face and here headstrong attitude. She's not the normal hollywood diva and not the complete opposite. She kind of gives the feeling of doing whatever she wants no matter what the consequences are... Which I think is sort of sexy