Reflective Ponds and Alternating Open Spaces: the Strand Residence
Characterized by an overwhelmingly-diverse geometry, the Strand Residence in Dana Point, California inspires opulent modern living. The imposing residence was envisioned by Horst Architects as a series of open spaces, strongly rooted in the environment. Every room offers extensive ocean views and reflecting ponds at each level ensure a soothing atmosphere.
Suprasensorial. Experiments in Light, Color, and Space,
at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) LA
Low Cost Housing in Vietnam from Vo Trong Nghia Architects
By reducing the functions of the house and using few and cheap materials, Vietnamese studio Vo Trong Nghia Architects has developed a prototype house that can be built for just $3,200.
(via Home Design Find)
Bar Americano NY
Shake it up with one of Bar Americano’s signature cocktails. Delicious morning, noon and night. Or if you like it straight, saddle up to the Brazilian-style bar and ask for a shot of our house Mezcal.
via Travel Leisure
the art resort is now available on google currents for iPad, iPhone and Android devices.
An elegant way to read your humble magazine on anything slim and shiny.
You can now star stories to save them to look at later, stories have read / unread indicators, everything is neatly organized and your tablet/phone looks snazzy at the pool :)
Go here to subscribe (You need to have currents installed). Works on iPad, iPhone and Android. Of course everything is free.
Building a city in the middle of nowhere
Living in a temporary camp under the scorching sun, heavy winds and the omnipresent desert sand doesn’t sound too desirable at first. But if you consider the time there as an urban experiment–one that integrates you into an artistic community building a temporary city–the balking fades.
A bureau with an orchestra
Beach Bar Pavilion Los Carpinteros
“A wood-slat egg-shaped pavilion on the beach just steps from the Atlantic may be the most popular art intervention of the Art Basel Miami fair, which closes this Sunday. Commissioned for the fair by Absolut Vodka’s “Art Bureau,” the lantern-like pavilion comes with an orchestra that plays specially-commissioned music by Joan Valent outside until 11 P.M. Inside is a vodka bar, where bartenders wave martini shakers to the beat of the music.” [via]