Category Archives: culture

quiet motion.

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I am loving the idea of this…movement in silence.  There is something very epic about the sounds of silence….if one can appreciate sounds extensively, one increases their appreciation of silence.

This installation was done by BMW in relation to their “i” sub-brand.

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video explaining the installation:

src: intersection (fr)

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all photos taken by Syed IEDEI.

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petrol station lounge.

Well this is quite lovely, as created by Sophie Valla Architects:

“the construction of the north-south subway presented amsterdam north with the opportunity to turn the center of district into a park. sinking the nieuwe leeuwarderweg highway by seven meters allowed to merge three existing green spaces to create a central recreational zone for the residents of the area. located in a site where two gas stations from the eighties were going to be demolished, buildings mirror each other on both sides of the entrance – uniquely suited for public gathering.”

i’d like to sit there, in winter, and have a coffee.

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

 

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

 

De Tanker, Sophie Valla architects

src: designBoom

 

 

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Beady Eye: Flick Of The Finger.

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The NSFW (sorry, that’s a late warning innit?) album cover to the new Beady Eye album:

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It’s no secret i’ve been a massive Oasis fan since I was a kid.  I’ve never cared much to meet heroes or mingle with celebrities…..BUT meeting Liam Gallagher when I was 18 was quite literally a life-changing experience.   He was friendly, real, and most of all— super nice to a kid who was finding his identity.  Fast-forward many years…and Beady Eye have released their first single from their new album “BE” and it is one hell of a single.  The new album comes out in June.

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The Coldest City On Earth.

This is YAKUTSK in Siberia.  Is it really that cold, you ask?

“No other place on the planet experiences the temperature extreme found here: in winter, the temperatures regularly fall to minus 40° (the coldest temperature recorded was -64°C) and in summer often reaches temperatures above 30°C”

Yakutsk has a population of 270,000 people (!).

Photographs by Steve Iuncker

Read the rest of the story and pics at: TIME

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

Yakutsk: coldest city in the world / Iakoutsk: ville la plus froide du monde

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quote of the month: mediocrity.

I’ve never read anything that a gentleman named Norman Mailer has written, however while perusing Nolan Bushnell’s twitter feed, I came across this quote which is just phenomenal.

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Dazzle Ship.

A beautiful oil painting by Edward Wadsworth from 1919 as a part of the glorious Vorticism movement, entitled “Dazzle Ship In Drydock At Liverpool”.

I’m currently on the lookout to buy some original Vorticist paintings by people such as Wyndham Lewis and Edward Wadsworth, amongst others, so if anyone reading this has any leads to places which may have such paintings for sale or on auction, please shoot me an e-mail or leave a reply here with your contact info.

Dazzle-ships in drydock at Liverpool

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Trick of the lights.

James Nizam has put together a series of installations which play games with light, entitled “Traces Heavens”.

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sulk.

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Sulk have (finally) released their debut album, “Graceless”, out now.  go and buy it.  a hell of an album.

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Anatomy book re-imagined.

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This is beautiful.  I wish my Anatomy books looked like this when I was in Med. School.  A concept for a futuristic/re-imagined/beautiful anatomy/osteology book by Irene Shkarovska.

Irene: if you’re reading this.  I want a copy….or two!  Just take my money.  I’m blown away.

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beautiful abandonment.

Buzzfeed has a very cool list of the “33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World”.  Here are some of my favourites from that list.  Check out their article for the locations and the rest of the list.

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Pictures of you.

The Cure“Pictures Of You”

Still beautiful after so many years.

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all images taken at different times through different eyes connected to the same mind (IEDEI).

You’re just a spy too, as far as I know.

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Static Motion.

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by the wonderful Italian band Calista Divine

you can download their EP/Album for free on the link above.  What are you waiting for, again?

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Fovea.

When i sit quietly staring into my own eyelids, i dream of places like this.

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“How long can we respond to our visual perceptions and sound together? Working on the positioning and distance of light, sectioned on multiple reflective surfaces, the installation will be focusing on the idea of dark adaptation and how the contrast with light movements and illumination can heighten our senses. Sound will reflect on the repositioning of light on each reflected panel to create an intensified live performance.”

src: florenceTo via iLikeThisArt

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Vortex Rikers.

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I’ve been listening to this quite a bit while I get my work done.  Really fantastic stuff.  Made even better by the fact that you can download much of their stuff quite easily (and freely most of the time at the link below).   Really love their artwork as well; entirely adds to the listening experience.  They are from Germany.

download Vortex Rikers records at their Bandcamp

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waves.


Gliss

What a boss tune.  Listened to it about 20 times on Friday.   Last year, i remember bickering with my wife (who has loved this band for a couple of years) about how they weren’t any good….but my mind has changed.

from the album “Langsom Dans”

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intersection.

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i really enjoyed looking at these series of nighttime photographs by Navid Baraty of nyc streets and intersections.  many evenings, you’ll find me glaring out of my own window staring at the intersection nearby.  i do think they are fascinating for their motion and for their halt and go premise.

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src: behance

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all photos taken by IEDEI.

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“Nights In White Satin”

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my mate Neil (ex-Mainline, ex-Brothers Movement) is now in a band called Sweet Jane, who last year released this cover of the Moody Blues’ “Nights In White Satin”.  Pretty fantastic.

 

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dignity.

this is quite simply just a beautiful set of photographs done by Bence Bakonyi in Shanghai, China.  Lovely contrast and just a lovely idea.

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band of the moment: Peace.

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Madchester, early 90s UK indie, and with the sense of sarcasm and irony that is most welcome in these drab musical days—-Peace have released a couple of singles and one EP.  All of them great.   They do have sort of a frankly rubbish name—although i have to say i’m quite shocked there has never been another band named “Peace” before.  I’m sure there have been; however they must have been insignificant.

(warning: the Wraith video below has significant amounts of dirty booty—so you have been warned at work!)

photo via counteract

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