Pionen – White Mountain in Stockholm, Sweden, designed by Albert France-Lanord Architects, functions as the WikiLeaks Headquarters. It is housed in a former 1,200 sqm Cold War bunker (originally built as a World War II bunker); 30 meters down under the granite rocks of the Vita Berg Park in Stockholm. The starting point of the project was to consider the rock as a living organism. One of the original founders of WikiLeaks is architect John Young. Visit the Albert France-Lanord Architects site HERE for more info!
Ma Yansong is one of China’s youngest architects and the leader of the firm MAD. The firm has earned international fame and has created some stunning projects! I especially love his attitude towards the role architecture should play in our society. He Says: “People shouldn’t fit architecture…architecture should fit people!” Check out the video below and read more about Ma Yansong over at The Creators Project HERE! (While you are there, make sure to check out some of the other amazing creators).
This is a interesting TED talk, in which TED collaborated with animator Andrew Park to illustrate Denis Dutton’s provocative theory on beauty — that art, music and other beautiful things, far from being simply “in the eye of the beholder,” are a core part of human nature with deep evolutionary origins. Also interesting to see the conversation this talk sparked on YouTube….check it out HERE!
Ok, first of all, i LOVE The Selby…If you all have never looked at the amazing interiors of creative folks from all over, you are seriously missing out…I fell in love with this one in particular: Lyndsay Caleo, a jewelry designer and Fitzhugh Karol, a furniture designer, share this pad…Does this not look so inviting and stylish?!…Check out more by The Selby HERE! and see the post on Lyndsay and Fitzhugh’s home HERE! You can also check out Lyndsay’s jewelry HERE! and Fitzhugh’s furniture HERE!
This is an impressive website for Diego Monetti, or more so an interactive experience…see some screen shots below, but they do not, by any means, give the experience justice…so make sure to check out Diego Monetti’s website here!
INFLUENCERS is a short documentary that explores what it means to be an influencer and how trends and creativity become contagious today in music, fashion and entertainment. The film attempts to understand the essence of influence, what makes a person influential without taking a statistical or metric approach. Written and Directed by Paul Rojanathara and Davis Johnson, the film is a Polaroid snapshot of New York influential creatives (advertising, design, fashion and entertainment) who are shaping today’s pop culture.”Influencers” belongs to the new generation of short films, webdocs, which combine the documentary style and the online experience. Make sure to support the film on Facebook HERE!INFLUENCERS FULL VERSION from R+I creative on Vimeo.
The Dark Side Of The Lens is a short film that shows a side to surfing that few of us, as observers or surfers, will glimpse: the life of the photographer. Renowned surf photographer Mickey Smith worked with Allan Wilson (director of photography) from the Astray Collective to show what drives him to spend countless hours in cold and hostile waters in search of a single shot…“I wanted to create that something that would give insight into what it takes to grind out a living as a water-based photographer in the surfing industry,” Smith explains, “to provide a short, experimental glimpse into life lived in the shadow of what is, for me, an obsessive pursuit.”We at (echo)witness love the message of the film: “If your life is spent simply observing and documenting what you see, are you ever really present? It’s this willingness to go unnoticed, to hide in the shadows and sacrifice personal notoriety for the sake of one’s art…”