Benoit Paille is a 26 year old French-Canadian photographer. Although he started studying medical biology for 3 years, he turned to fine arts and finally became a self-taught succesful photographer. His photos were published in several publications around the world. He had exhibitions in Canada, Japan, L.A, Barcelona, Moscow and Ukraine, Paris. He often holds workshops about photography and art around the world – Paris, London, barcelona, Amsterdam,Mexico, Turino, etc. and he collaborates with an advertising agency. His many project is are about people , portraiture , and the night time.
There once was a trinity of high style, Le Corbusier, Emilio Terry and Charles De Beistegui, who created one of the most unusual and surreal collaborations in design history with the Parisian apartment for De Beistegui.
I ask how would anyone top that today? Or why would anyone even attempt to? That being said, it is one of the great moments in the annals of decorative arts. The melding of the flamboyant taste of De Beistegui with the stark, sculptural architecture of Le Corbusier, and the whimsically garish furnishings designed by Emilio Terry all explode onto the serene and stately 8th arrondissement of Paris. It must have been viewed as shocking at the time.
Carney Logan Burke designed this 950 square foot guesthouse is the first phase of a master plan for a 5-acre sloping wooded property owned by the architect and his wife in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. The design was intended to immerse the owners in the experience of the forest both visually and aurally. Through its siting near a stream that provides the sound of rushing water, and large windows that open the intimately scaled rooms to the outside, the house creates the feeling of actually being in the woods.
Finnish designer Paola Suhonen’s ‘lento’ fly on the wall photoelectric smoke alarm not only brings added security to your home, it also provides an entertaining alternative to the boring and unattractive options which are on the market. Produced by Jalo Helsinki, the entire external casing of the ‘pesky insect’ acts as a press switch, silencing any false warnings, as well as for testing, eliminating any tiny buttons.
Melissani cave can be found on the east coast of the island of Kefalonia in Greece. It is located about 2 km from the town of Sami and 10 km from the town of Argostoli. The caves are surrounded by forests, while a mountain slope is located to the west. Below you will find a gallery of this magical place along with additional information on the cave’s history as well as the best time to visit and what you can expect to see.
Monastero Santa Rosa was originally a 17th century monastery which has been restored into an exclusive boutique hotel and luxury spa. It opened in May 2012 with 20 oceanfront guest rooms and suites, an extraordinary spa, a restaurant with a Michelin-starred chef, an infinity pool, and beautiful gardens, including a special herb garden. The views are spectacular, overlooking the Gulf of Salerno and the coastline.
Made entirely by hand in a buenos aires workshop, argentinian luthier ezequiel galasso and pro skateboarder Gianfranco de Gennaro Gilmour have collaborated to develop electric ‘skate guitars’ from reclaimed skateboard decks. Both the body and neck are constructed with layered maple – with models equipped with features such as single volume knobs, whammy bars and humbucking pickups
“13th century gothic architecture becomes a bookstore through continuous dialogue between history and modernity. In Maastricht, Selexyz Dominicanen is a project with multiple souls, where tradition and innovative solutions come together over a good book and a good cup of coffee. In the Classical world, Mercury, the god of merchants, was also considered the messenger of the gods and the protector of swindlers. Since then, trade has been traditionally labeled as “amoral,” a notion that gained ground during Christianity, when St. Nicholas was named the patron saint of thieves and merchants and St. Thomas Aquinas concluded that traders would be kept from entering the Kingdom of Heaven seeing that temptation figured as an integral part of their profession.