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Monumental Art by Alexander Calder

1. Alexander Calder’s statue of “Man”, originally located near the Scandinavian Pavilion on Île Sainte-Hélène, Montreal for Expo 67
2. “Flamingo” in Federal Center Plaza, Chicago and 3. found.

more: Calder Foundation

Rapid Motion, Rapid Prototyped

Peter Jansen creates sculptures that focus on the body’s movement freeze-framed in time and space.

via mocoloco

Mind the Gap


What do you do with a remnant space only 2.4 meters (7 feet 10 inches) wide?
Turn it into a live/work space.

Architects Pieter Peerlings & Silvia Mertens, Sculpt(IT)

Klein Bottle House

 

This holiday house is situated on the Mornington Peninsula 1.5 hrs drive from Melbourne, Australia. It is located within the tee–tree on the sand dunes, a short distance from the wild 16th beach.

Klein Bottle House, by Rob McBride, Debbie-Lyn Ryan, for Manufacturer
via Materialicious

Icon: Richard Neutra’s Kaufmann house up for Auction

A classic house is up for Auction. Christie’s expects the house to sell for somewhere between $15 million and $25 million (€9.7 million-€16 million). It sits on 2.1 acres on a cul-de-sac in an exclusive section of Palm Springs.

Auction: Kaufmann house, by Richard Neutra, at Christie’s New York on May 13.
via IHT

Viable Angles

Cabinet 414, by Viable London

Selected Chairs by Bernhardt Design

Chris Adamick – Audio,
Lievore Altherr Molina – Celon,
PearsonLloyd – Coast, for Bernhardt Design

Exhibition: Arik Levy in Chicago

Designer Arik Levy exhibited new work at the Wright20 gallery in Chicago last month.

via: Dezeen

Food: Chef Grant Achatz, of Alinea

 

An excellent story from the New Yorker:

1. Grant Achatz, a devotee of molecular gastronomy, torching cinnamon. “He likes to come up with new culinary ideas late at night, when the restaurant is empty, sketching various ‘prototypes’ on pads of paper.”

1.2 Gelled sweet potato, brown sugar, and bourbon, tempura-fried on a torched cinnamon stick.

2. Huckleberry juice thickened with modified starch and frozen.

3. Tropical fruits under a sheet of coconut.

and other creations….

Grant Achatz, of Alinea
via The New Yorker

Buy the book: Alinea Book by Grant Achatz

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