Brooklyn-based French photographer Franck Bohbot has a new series that captures the dreamy beauty of New York City’s Chinatown. Simply titled ‘Chinatown’, his photographs of its deserted streets and alleys, shuttered stores and towering high-rise buildings have a gauzy, misty feel that will make you see one of Manhattan’s most distinctive ethnic enclaves in a different light. Taken at night, they avoid the clichéd daytime shots of crowded pavements and bustling activity that comes to mind when you think of the place.
Guillaume Kurkdjian works in illustration, graphics, photography and animation. His latest project, entitled ‘Bisous les Copains’, is a series of beautifully simple and subtly humorous animated gifs. Guillaume lives and works in Nantes, France.
The Kama Sutra Alphabet is a personal project from French born and London based illustrator Malika Favre. In 2011, Malika was commissioned by Paul Buckley at Penguin Books US to illustrate the new Deluxe Classic Cover of the Kama Sutra by Vatsyayana. Using the original set of 7 letters she created for the cover as a starting point, Malika then decided to develop the full set of 26 letters as part of an exhibition project. Each letter is a very limited edition of 25 screenprints, signed and numbered by the artist.
In the photo series Ecce Homo Berlin-based photographer Evelyn Bencicova shot naked bodies in a quite artistic way. Ecce Homo, Latin for “behold the man”, is a common artistic motif with Biblical origins that has since been expanded to include depictions of violence and war.
Cristophe Jacrot is a French photographer who is fascinated by skywater. Drops of rain on windows or rain falling on the ground turns into art when Jacrot has his camera at hand. The raindrops on a window makes bright colors blur and reflect in a special way.
Secret tip from us: hold your eyelashes against each other, it's like you're looking at a painting. Cool.
In 2011 Alessandro decided to buy an old (but super well constructed) motorhome, Hymer 1983 and move it along the south coast of Portugal in some of his favorite places along the european coast. He did that to be able to realise his personal photography project. This is a small series of images Alessandro took when going to bed over the course of 2013.
Mugi Yamamoto's diploma project is a compact inkjet printer, which is placed on top of a paper pile. When printing, “Stack” slowly moves downwards and swallows the pile until no paper is left. The paper disappears under the printer and exits on top, where it creates a new pile. Thanks to this new way of printing it is possible to remove the paper tray, the bulkiest element in common printers. This concept allows a very light appearance and avoids frequent reloading.
Ninebyfour is an archetypical tubelight fixture, crafted from an atypical material; wood. This is possible through the use of energy efficient Philips LED light tubes. These LED light tubes eliminate the bulk of electronics necessary for traditional neon tube light. And the light does not warm up during use, allowing for the use of wood and cork. And-and; the led tube will probably out-live those born before 1980.
Emma Phillips’ photographs of a salt mine in the Nullarbor Plain of Western Australia make the familiar look otherworldly. The landscapes, featuring towering pyramids of white in muted tones, are studies in simplicity and abstraction. She likes pictures with not much in them and not too many distractions. Phillips came across the salt mine by chance but immediately saw an opportunity for a series.
The NW3 speakers by Germany based interdisciplinary collective Neue Werkstatt are designed, manufactured and distributed in close collaboration with local craftsmen and businesses. The collective tries to explore alternative forms of production and graphic shapes. The NW3 speakers form a natural looking and sounding HiFi system. Their warm sound fill almost every area.
Mark Bramley's pictures raise a feeling of desolation. In each picture there are obvious clues that indicate mankind was here someday, but they seem long gone. The places where Bramley (UK) takes his photos seem to concentrate in the USA. His style is peculiar. Although people could always be around the corner, he never tends to focus on them. Instead, empty landscapes or objects tell the story humans don't.