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Foreign Office Architects - Yokohama International Port Terminal Photo: arcspace The brief of the Yokohama International Port Terminal asked for the articulation of a passenger cruise terminal and a mix of civic facilities for the use of citizens in one building. The site had a pivotal role along the city's water front that, if declared a public space, would present Yokohama City with a continuous structure of open public spaces along the waterfront. Our proposal for the project start by declaring the site as an open public space and proposes to have the roof of the building as an open plaza, continuous with the surface of Yamashita Park as well as Akaranega Park.

An Installation by David Byrne Creative Time presents Playing the Building, a 9,000-square-foot, interactive, site-specific installation by renowned artist David Byrne. The artist transforms the interior of the landmark Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan into a massive sound sculpture that all visitors are invited to sit and “play.” The project consists of a retrofitted antique organ, placed in the center of the building's cavernous second-floor gallery, that controls a series of devices attached to its structural features—metal beams, plumbing, electrical conduits, and heating and water pipes. These machines vibrate, strike, and blow across the building’s elements, triggering unique harmonics and producing finely tuned sounds. Click here to read an interview between David Byrne and Anne Pasternak

Art and Photography Just noticed these rather eye-catching Vintage by Hemingway prints at Habitat, which are ideal if you want some interesting graphic design on your walls. Continue reading "Exclusive Vintage by Hemingway prints at Habitat" » Love Bowie? Love old paperbacks?

madame hervé : behind the curtains 2013 was a good year, not superbe, but really ok. I'm looking forward to 2014 and I'm sure it's much better than this last year. We have big plans for 2014, I will tell you more when the time is right! Have a wonderful rest of the year and a perfect start 2014! Enjoy your days off with you're loved ones.. and make time for each other.. 360 degrés coffee table by Roberto Paoli for Ligne Roset Product news: an extra surface swings out from underneath this coffee table by Italian designer Roberto Paoli (+ slideshow). Designed for Ligne Roset, 360 degrés has a second shelf tucked underneath the larger table top, which can be rotated outward and positioned on three sides next to the slightly higher surface to create more flat space. The additional shelf is balanced on an arm that branches from the single leg supporting the primary table.

7 proven ways to create viral Pinterest posts Pinterest has demonstrated its traffic-driving ability in a big way. As a lifestyle blogger, I have seen huge traffic from Pinterest in the past six months. I have had multiple posts go “viral,” each receiving anywhere from 1,000 to 35,000-plus pins. Ronan & Erwan Bouroullec Design A new Museum called MUDAM (Museum of Modern Art- Grand Duc Jean, Luxembourg) opened in July 2006 in a building designed by Architect I.M Pei, an unfurling of mineral facades punctuated by slanted glass sides. Under one of these high glass roofs and in an adjacent room are located the restaurant and the shop of the Museum, which director Marie-Claude Beaud asked Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec to design. The main challenge under the glass roof was to counteract a strong light both direct and reverberated by the floor.

Fabrics - Decoration - Arts & Crafts Home The Arts and Crafts Home is currently updating their collections of beautiful fabrics, ensuring the authenticity and quality of the materials and designs. Many of the designs are available, but some have been discontinued. The prices may also have changed - we are updating the site as quickly as possible. Please email us to receive samples. These will usually be sent free of charge to the UK Mainland.

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