Fully Functional Upside-Down Buildings



Why would anyone want to build an upside-down house? I don’t think a rational answer for that question exists. However, it’s impossible not to stop and stare at these unorthodox structures.

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I WANT YOU magazine’s focus is to highlight artists’ work rather than dilute its impact by enforcing editorial perspective. Each page of the print edition consists of a single large format image from a series of each artist’s work and a url that leads you to their feature on iwantyoumagazine.com. I Want You magazine features a broad range of artists from around the world, exclusive art work, and spotlights on forgotten or overlooked artists.

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40 Amazing 3D House and Home Architectural Visualizations

3D and computer graphics allow for unparalleled architectural visualization, which saves architects and designers a ton of time and money when designing houses, and it also allows them to push their creativity to the maximum when creating a concept. This results in some seriously cool architecture concepts, from the very realistic, to futuristic, and even ones that seem quite strange.

This post showcases creative 3d houses from some of the best architectural visualizers in the world. You’ll love some of the concepts, and maybe even be inspired when designing your own home. Plus, you’ll get a glimpse into the future of architecture and design and what you might be seeing very soon around the world.

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The Outstanding Beauty Of Susan Coffey

This is the portfolio of a very beautiful woman: Susan Coffey, also known as “susancoffey” on deviantart. Susan Coffey is a model from United States; her photos are really heavenly, inspiring and beautiful. Appreciate!

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Painting the town red – Kate Burnett, idfx editor, on day 4 of London Design Week

The busiest week of the year is now in full swing here in London and the idfx team have been painting the town red (hopefully the new hot colour). Tuesday evening was balmy and beautiful and the perfect start to a week of frantic networking (aka partying). The Alternative Plans soiree lived up to its well-deserved reputation for great hospitality with an oriental theme to the food and drinks. We sipped sparkling sake and gazed lovingly (or should that be covetously?) at the kitchens from Italian brands Modulnova and Strato, both new to the UK and destined to be a must-have addition to the rash of ultra luxury pads that are springing up all over the capital. A single kitchen sat in a perspex jewellery box on the piazza outside the showroom with the river and sunset in the background – sigh.

After that it was a quick dash across town for more oriental entertainment, sharing a delicious dinner at China Tang with Kelly Hoppen and the always up-for-it Graham and Brown team, launching Kelly’s new collection of papers for the UK’s best known wallpaper manufacturer. The collection includes some bold use of colour, including red, especially from a designer whose reputation still seems saddled with the ‘beige’ tag.

Clerkenwell was buzzing with parties on every corner including the new Kohler showroom on Clerkenwell Road and the always striking Kvadrat showroom near Old Street. We don’t want to sound too design fixated but we’re not all about parties and new products are always guaranteed to get our pulses racing. We were particularly taken with the striking new pieces from US manufacturer Bernhardt from designers Noe Duchaufour-Lawrence, Monika Forster and Scottish newcomer Jephson Robb (great red upholstery!) plus a new collection of very clever door furniture for the Ize brand designed by Terence Woodgate.

We don’t want to sound too design fixated but we’re not all about parties and new products are always guaranteed to get our pulses racing. We were particularly taken with the striking new pieces from US manufacturer Bernhardt from designers Noe Duchaufour-Lawrence, Monika Forster and Scottish newcomer Jephson Robb (great red upholstery!) plus a new collection of very clever door furniture for the Ize brand designed by Terence Woodgate.

The handles are the ultimate in simplicity in terms of form and proportion – a refreshing change in the sometimes macho world of door furniture design – but the fun is in the function which allows the round ‘knob’ to mimic the lever function of a handle. A witty detail which is sure to please design purists. As usual in the London Design Festival there is so much to talk about – we’ll be back shortly with more products and more gossip from around town.

Kate Burnett, idfx editor

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Industrial Photography – A Tribute to Progress


The sceneries of large industrial facilities, construction sites, and images of giant equipments, pipelines, chimneys, tanks, etc. have always inspired artists to create visual works, commonly tagged as “industrial”. Industrial photography is one of the most common forms of such art, where particular manufacturing or production surroundings are at sharp focus. Whether it is a modern, highly technological plant with the definite signs of rapid progress and constant motion apparently expressed by its even smallest detail or, on the contrary, an abandoned quarry, where the time itself seems to be frozen and stiff, – an eye of a skillful photographer can always find the particular angle, where an industrial scene can be turned into an artful panorama with highlighted focus and meaningful details at the sidelines.

Industrial photography is capable of provoking the most vivid emotions, ranging from the pride in human evolution and technological achievements to the shame at the horrible environmental consequences of industrial revolution. Many of the industrial photographs were meant to show people that very long price, which not only present but all the consecutive generations will have to pay for our “experimenting” with nuclear energy, devastating natural resources, and trying to interfere with the natural course of life on planet Earth. Blinded with financial or social revenues of industrial progress, we often miss the real value and price of our progress. Thanks to its ability to “freeze” the moment, photography offers us a chance to reconsider the situation, object, or event, and get to the true quintessence of the scene.

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Beautiful Portraits That Pull You In



One of the first thing you’ll notice when you visit photographer Jeremy Goldberg’s website is that his photos are divided up into three unique and distinct sections – CinemaScope, EightTrack and ShoeBox. See more at My Modern Metropolis.