The Society of the Crossed Keys
The Society of the Crossed Keys
When photographer Sandro Miller decided to do a project to honor the photographers who had inspired him and shaped his career, he called on his longtime friend and frequent collaborator John Malkovich to help him. The result is Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, a brilliant series of 35 recreations of iconic portraits, all starring the actor as the subject.
SO every time I visit the Philippines, I hear my sister’s friend speak to gay men in a language that sounds like Tagalog, but I don’t understand anything she’s saying. It turns out that homosexuals and people who spend a lot of time with them have developed a sociolect (I just learned this word) of their own. And I finally found the Wikipedia article that talks about it. A very interesting read that shows a lot about Filipino culture (especially what kind of words have been translated, i.e. “G.I. Joe means A foreign lover, particularly American”).
A skylight the length of a football field will be the signature element of downtown L.A.’s New Wilshire Grand. But at what cost?
When it was proposed, there were concerns about how it would react during an earthquake. And would it be able to support the weight of a cleaning crew?
These places are truly worth it.
I visited the High Line in New York this past month (I didn’t even know it was unfinished when I visited), and this article describes perfectly what kind of place it is. Architecture/design dreams.
september 17, 2014 - pike place market, seattle, wa
ft. cookiemaanster looking fantastic
The 72-Room Bohemian Dream House | Via
The building at 190 Bowery is a mystery: a graffiti-covered Gilded Age relic, with a beat-up wooden door that looks like it hasn’t been opened since La Guardia was mayor. A few years ago, that described a lot of the neighborhood, but with the Bowery Hotel and the New Museum, the Rogan and John Varvatos boutiques, 190 is now an anomaly, not the norm. Why isn’t some developer turning it into luxury condos?
Because Jay Maisel, the photographer who bought it 42 years ago for $102,000, still lives there, with his wife, Linda Adam Maisel, and daughter, Amanda. It isn’t a decrepit ruin; 190 Bowery is a six-story, 72-room, 35,000-square-foot (depending on how you measure) single-family home.
“I can’t believe it,” says Corcoran’s Robby Browne, an expert in downtown real estate. “I thought it was vacant.”
The house now feels like a dream world, or a benign version of the vast hotel in The Shining. Hallways go on forever. Rooms are filled with projects in various phases of completion. The renovations, mostly done by Maisel, are very “artists live here.” The air-conditioning, for example, is a building-wide network of giant plastic tubing (the kind used to ventilate greenhouses) that funnels cool air from six units, one on each floor. “It would have cost thousands to put in central air when I moved in,” he explains. The Mylar shades on the windows help keep the heat out; he and Linda make them in one of the rooms on the fifth floor.
Andres Velandia is a colombian photographer who profoundly explores feelings and human nature through photography. He likes blue, dark and desaturated photographs. He finds inspiration by watching human beings and nature, and films of course.
Jared Muralt was born in 1982 in Bern, Switzerland. Though he attended art school for one year in Bern, Muralt is primarily self-taught, and he developed his precision and skill through the careful study of books as diverse as those pertaining to anatomy, art history and comics. Muralt is also co-founder of BlackYard studio, a Swiss illustration and graphic design agency that was honored with Bern’s Advancement Award for Design in 2009.
Muralt is largely inspired by the quotidian: his sketchbooks, which he carries with him at all times, are filled with fascinating studies of people, scientific inventions and the animal kingdom.