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Art collector Jean-Marie Donat’s affaire-de-coeur with TeddyBär began three decades ago when he stumbled across the very first snapshot picturing the mammoth wooly creature traipsing down the streets over Berlin. Over the last twenty years, the Frenchman has committed himself in earnest to tracking down TeddyBär in his many incarnations, discovering dozens of men who from the 1920s until the 1970s, donned bewhiskered polar bear suit in hopes of e...
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A group of pilgrims arrived at Lalita Ghat on their way to the Nepali Temple. Varanasi, India. January 2016.Credit Walter Astrada
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In summer 2015, me, my girlfriend Oana and our four-year-old son Vladimir did a four-month trip across Europe, through 41 countries and 28.000kms. We rode a 2014 Ural Ranger sidecar, that we call Zair.
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Some see it as ugly, some as beautiful; but there’s no denying how many people fetishise the stark lines and ominous grey expanses of Brutalist architecture. Captured well in a photograph, these structures have the power to cast an eerie aura over a space, especially liminal spaces such as abandoned buildings. Polish photographer Michal Łuczak’s work ticks all these boxes and more, capturing the now-destroyed Katowice Railway Station in Poland.
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Body silhouetted against the bright sky, hair streaming behind him, skateboarder Kevin “Spanky” Long flies through the air. In the background, the Süleymaniye Mosque rises out of the urban haze of Istanbul. Some passersby stop and stare, while others ignore his feat of physical daring.
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Rare treasures for hard-to-please collectors
There’s treasure there, in the corner of a packed cabinet of curiosities. But it takes a trained eye to find it. Enter the collectors—with their appreciation for the rare and unique. Whose homes ri...
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Crazy and Daring, These Concrete Soviet Bus Stops are Tributes to their Unknown Designers ¶ From Brutalism to sheer whi…
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Un petit bureau jaune et deux valises | | PLANETE DECO a homes worldPLAN...
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A blog about Art, Photography, Film, Music, Design, and Collaborative Projects.

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HomeMade Modern EP9 Concrete Pendant Lamp
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Built in 2005 in Mazama, Washington, and designed by Tom Kundig, the Delta Shelter is 1000 square feet of modernist retreat. It measures 20×

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Gabe Angemi is a second-generation fireman in one of the poorest and most dangerous cities in America: Camden, New Jersey. Gabe’s photos are

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the urban rough sleeper backpack turns into a homeless shelter, supporting and improving the current lifestyle of those in need with an expa

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