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Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh

Reading Between the Lines / Gijs Van Vaerenbergh
Architects: Gijs Van Vaerenbergh Location: Looz, Limburg, Belgium Stability: Ney&Partners Execution: Cravero bvba (steal) / MEG (fundaments) Initiator: Provincie Limburg / Z33 Year: 2011 Photographs: Filip Dujardin ‘Reading between the lines’ is a project by the duo Gijs Van Vaerenbergh, a collaboration between young Belgian architects Pieterjan Gijs (Leuven, 1983) and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh (Leuven, 1983). Since 2007, they have been realizing projects in public space together that start from their architectural background, but have an artistic intention. Their projects do not always originate out of the initiative of a classical client, for example, and carry a large degree of autonomy. ‘Reading between the lines’ is part of ‘pit’, an artistic trajectory with works by some ten artists in the region of Borgloon-Heers (in the Flemish province of Limburg). All these layers merge in one work of art that is open to various readings, from a strictly architectural one to an artistic one.

Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studio (Video) By Eric • Mar 10, 2011 • Selected Work Completed in 2008, the Hemeroscopium House is like no other house. Located in Madrid and designed by Ensamble Studio, the 4,300 square-foot residence is an impressive combination of heavy infrastructural pieces. The entire structure took the studio a year to engineer but only a week to build. Hemeroscopium House by Ensamble Studios: “For the Greek, Hemeroscopium is the place where the sun sets. Hemeroscopium house traps, a domestic space, and a distant horizon. The order in which these structures are piled up generates a helix that sets out from a stable support, the mother beam, and develops upwards in a sequence of elements that become lighter as the structure grows, closing on a point that culminates the system of equilibrium. It took us a year to engineer but only seven days to build the structure, thanks to a total prefabrication of the different elements and a perfectly coordinated rhythm of assembly. Photos by: Roland Halbe, Ensamble Studios

Playtype | Typographer's Glossary Serif: Serif's are semi-structural details on the ends of some of the strokes that make up letters and symbols. A typeface that has serifs is called a serif typeface (or seriffed typeface). Some of the main classifications of Serif type are: Blackletter, Venetian, Garalde, Modern, Slab Serif, Transitional, and Informal. Fonts in each classfication share certain similiar characteristics including the shape or appearance of their serifs. Serif fonts are widely used in traditional printed material such as books and newspapers. Show all Serif Didone is a typeface classification characterized by slab-like serifs without brackets; vertical orientation of weight axes. Mythical Creatures List, Mythical Creatures A-Z

lux ferre: Tori Lux's Guide to Perfect Anal Sex - Everytime! Anal sex: a pleasurable, albeit nerve-wracking activity that lots of people enjoy and many hope to enjoy but are too afraid of the potential risks. Will it hurt? How do you make sure you’re “clean”? Surely an unexpected mishap would absolutely kill the mood and then you’d be utterly mortified! Does this sound like you? Whether you’re giving up your ass virginity to the love of your life (congratulations!) Preface: Things you need 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Step One: Pre-preparation The night before I have anal sex, I always eat VERY lightly. However, in the morning, it’s safe to eat a huge breakfast (minus the bananas - to be perfectly honest, I’m not sure why, this is just something I’ve heard), drink some coffee and take a nice big dump before the next step. Step Two: Cleaning out After taking your massive, tyrannosaurus-sized dump I previously mentioned, it’s time to clean yourself out. Dump out the saline laxative in the enema bottle. If you’ve never done an enema before, don’t worry. xoxo p.s.

9 hours (9h) Designer Capsule Hotel Review I’ve been lucky enough to stay at some very nice hotels over the past couple of years but in Japan I was on a tight budget and determined to try something a little different. Originally created for businessmen who worked too late to catch the last train home, capsule hotels (カプセルホテル) have developed as an economical alternative to normal hotels in a country where space comes at a premium. Consisting of a large number of extremely small coffin-like “rooms” big enough for a single person to sleep in, Japan’s first capsule hotel made its appearance in Osaka in 1979. They have a bit of a grim reputation for their chicken-coop approach to habitation but in 2009 Tokyo-based Cubic Corp decided to take a fresh approach to this uniquely Japanese mode of accommodation. Upon arrival the first thing you do is place your shoes in a numbered locker and give the key to reception while checking-in; I doubt they get many people running off without paying the bill! Map Data Map data ©2014 Google, ZENRIN Map

DIY Minimal Business Cards on the Go The ever-clever Mikey Burton has come up with a fun idea that I just may try out. He was asked to participate in the “Designer Challenge” for the October issue of Computer Arts Projects and was tasked to put a new spin on traditional business cards. So his idea was to pare down a card to the absolute essentials: name, website and possibly a stylized bear illustration, and print it in a unique way. What’s really neat about the cards that Burton made was the tool he used: a 3/4″ inspection stamp. I was really intrigued by this so I did some research and found a few places that will make fairly affordable, custom inspection stamps, in case anyone is inclined to try this out: 1) Fivestar Rubber Stamp 2) Stamp-Connection 3) Des Moines Stamp Manufacturing (via Mikey Burton)

25 Vintage Magazine Covers from Japan 25 Vintage Magazine Covers from Japan This post began as a compilation of magazine covers from the website of a Japanese antiquarian dealer. I dug through all 1500 or so images and saved (like a good little digital hoarder) hundreds to feature, though only 8 made the first cut. This is because I decided to revisit Bookcover Design in Japan 1910s-40s (ISBN 4-89444-426-7; Amazon link). See my earlier posts for more. 1946 [thanks Ingrid!] c. 1930s [update: found a better scan of this one] c. 1930s 1945 [thanks Ingrid!]

Life Force: Colorful Illustrations of the Energy Inside We all know that everything on Earth including each one of us is made up of energy, but it’s still a pretty incredible concept to wrap our minds around. That’s why I love to see the way artists interpret the energy that is life. Martín Satí has a unique way of creating vibrant portraits that show the energy’s fluidity. Unlike the representational fractal visions of artists like Alex Grey and Amanda Sage, Satí’s portraits are less geometrical, but embody a similar theme. Amidst the abstract bubbles of color, each figure remains recognizable, much like the human brain has found a way to identify and label the world around us. See Also THE ESSENCE OF BEING: SPIRITUAL PHOTOMANIPULATION Martín Satí’s about section describes his work perfectly: If we try to define his work, we would say that is a mix between the sober and the visceral, an attempt to express what’s inside things, energy, evil, the passion … all without losing balance or the forms.

Escape Into Life Bjarke Ingels Group Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) is offering a Business Development Coordinator position in their New York City office. Start date is mid-May/early June, and the position is paid and full-time. The salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. As a Business Development Coordinator, you will: -Give active support to the Business Development team; -Assist with preparation of responding to RFQ/RFP/RFI etc.; -Assist in maintaining a clear overview of business related inquires; -Assist in initial assessment of potential new projects; -Assist in market research; and -Prepare regular status updates. BIG is looking for applicants: -With a background in Architecture and an interest in Marketing & Research, Business or Communication; -Who are available to start work in mid-March/early April; and -Who have all legal permits and visas required to work in the US. How to apply Deadline for submission is Wednesday April 23, 2014.

55 Great Sites For Woodworkers :Construction Management Schools: Construction Management Degree Do you have a love for woodworking? Having a husband that loves working in the garage and two sons in woodshop at school, I decided to put this list of sites together to help them as well as help others. From the novice to the advanced, if you are looking for some tips and tricks, design ideas, or just want to see what others are doing, this list has what you are looking for. These sites are not listed in any order other than by general topic. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. – Chris Baylor is the woodworking guide for 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 48. 49. 50. 51. 52. 53. 54. 55.

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