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Artist Feature: The Art of Bri Cirel

April 23rd, 2014

“I’m interested in what artists are making, what they are saying and what they are not saying. I Use Text in my paintings to insert narration while utilizing the font’s graphic qualities to visually corrupt and …

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H&M Spring/Summer 2014 Swimwear Campaign fest. Gisele Bundchen

April 23rd, 2014

For Summer 2014, Swedish fashion label H&M has enlisted 33-year old Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bundchen to star in its campaign. Read more

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Digital Illustrations by David Cobos

Digital Illustrations by David Cobos

April 23rd, 2014

Dose of cool digital illustrations by David Cobos. Enjoy! Visit David Cobos

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Portraits by Cristina Otero

Portraits by Cristina Otero

April 23rd, 2014

Collection of amazing portrait photography by Cristina Otero. Visit Cristina Otero

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Hot Digital Portraits by Zolaida

Hot Digital Portraits by Zolaida

April 23rd, 2014

Set of brilliant digital illustrations by Zolaida. Enjoy and get inspired! Visit Zolaida

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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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