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New Mural by Handiedan for One Wall Project in Berlin

September 30th, 2014

The art of Dutch artist Handiedan involves a complex cut and paste mixture of computer montage and highly detailed sculptural hand cut collages, complimented by conscientiously collected antique ornamental frames. Read more

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20 Modern Retro Style Websites

20 Modern Retro Style Websites

September 30th, 2014

With so many awesome designing features in retro/ vintage websites it is impossible to go wrong when using this theme. So here we have gathered the best and most recent modern retro styled websites that speak for themselves …

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Digital Illustrations by Kittysophie

Digital Illustrations by Kittysophie

September 30th, 2014

Collection of original digital portrait illustrations by Kittysophie, a 18-year-old artist from Finland. Visit Kittysophie

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50 Inspiring Lock and Key Tattoos

50 Inspiring Lock and Key Tattoos

September 30th, 2014

Tracking the lock and key tattoo imagery a century back, one finds they first emerged, just like a majority of modern ink, with sailors and social outcasts. As the skin art was getting accepted, more and more people from …

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Awesome Concept Art by Angel Palacios

Awesome Concept Art by Angel Palacios

September 30th, 2014

Set of creative digital concept illustrations by Angel Palacios, an artist from the United States. Visit Angel Palacios

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Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Nestled amidst a neighborhood of single story bungalows in Venice, California, the Solar Umbrella Residence boldly establishes a precedent for the next generation of California modernist architecture. Located on a 41’ wide x 100’-0” long through lot, the Solar Umbrella addition transforms the architects’ existing 650 square foot bungalow into a 1900 square foot residence equipped for responsible living in the twenty-first century.

Inspired by Paul Rudolph’s Umbrella House of 1953, the Solar Umbrella provides a contemporary reinvention of the solar canopy—a strategy that provides thermal protection in climates with intense exposures. In establishing the program for their residence, which accommodates the couple and their one child chose to integrate into the design, principles of sustainability that they strive to achieve in their own practice. The architects carefully considered the entire site, taking advantage of as many opportunities for sustainable living as possible. Passive and active solar design strategies render the residence 100% energy neutral. Recycled, renewable, and high performance materials and products are specified throughout. Hardscape and landscape treatments are considered for their aesthetic and actual impact on the land. The Brooks Scarpa Residence elegantly crafts each of these strategies and materials, exploiting the potential for performance and sensibility while achieving a rich and interesting sensory and aesthetic experience.

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

Solar Umbrella House by Brooks + Scarpa

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