You know, I just can't walk past a mirror without taking a self portrait.

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Christo

Taschen Books is releasing a unique Art edition of Christo's work. 'Christo & Jeanne-Claude, Art Edition, No. 1-6'.  Original collages, 6 in total, of the "Over the River.." and "the Mastaba" projects, accompanied by the Art editions No. 1-6. One collage and one clamshell book $50k. Yes a hefty price tag but then it is an original by Christo. Not surprising several have already been pre-sold.




Also included with every book is a copy of "Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude's Hand", an edition limited to 100 signed and numbered copies.

all images courtesy of Taschen Books

Taschen is also offering several other options on Christo's work. Clamshell box on its own (1,000 copies), and Clamshell box with a copy (no. 7-100) of "Project for Jewelry on Jeanne-Claude's Hand".
Really quite wonderful in my opinion.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Architecture - Houses Built on Stilts

While Terunobu Fujimori's 'Tea House' may be extreme and certainly gives new meaning to 'High Tea'

Other houses have been built on stilts, especially here in the U.S. for more pragmatic reasons. Take these homes for instance that were built in North Carolina's outer banks.
An area susceptible to severe storms and significant tidal surge, pilings or stilts help not only protect from continual water damage, but also facilitate relocating the homes as the shoreline erodes.



Olson Kundig Architects, have taken a novel approach to a weekend house by building it on steel stilts. This 1,000 square-foot house, which looks more like a watch tower or a  hunting tower, is located near a river in a flood plain. Delta Shelter as it is called is a three story structure on a 20' x 20' footprint, and can be completely shuttered when the owner is away.



photos; Tim Bies

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

'Architectural Masterpieces'

'Architectural Masterpieces' is a collection of writing instruments resulting from a collaboration between S.T. Dupont and jeweler Phillipe Tournaire.
                                  
A limited edition, a set of 3 pens, 15 pieces each. Total of only 45 pens ($7,300-$9,300 per pen) and all are already spoken for.
The ‘Masterpieces’ were inspired by three architectural icons – St Basil’s Cathedral in Moscow, Les Invalides in Paris and The Pogoda of the Sun in Guilin China.



Saturday, June 5, 2010

AVP Pro Beach Volleyball - Huntington Beach

It's summer and that means it is time for the AVP Pro Tour. This weekends event was in Huntington Beach, one of 4 events held in So. California. Here are several images I shot, the rest can be found on my website.