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Hand with Reflecting Sphere redux

With apologies to M. C. Escher.

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Prelibri poster

Prelibri poster

Poster design for Prelibri by Chikako Oguma.

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Braun lithographic print

Just one from a folio of 16 six-colour metallic offset lithographic prints to commemorate Braun’s classic hi-fi range. Published in limited numbers to mark the end of hi-fi production at Braun in 1990.

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Anton Bruehl

Swimsuit advertisement from 1951, photographed by Anton Bruehl (1900 – 1982).

Via QUT Art Museum.

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Charlotte Perriand: Nuage

Charlotte Perriand: Nuage

Cassina have reissued Charlotte Perriand‘s Nuage modular system of sideboards and bookcases originally designed back in the 1950’s.

Shown above is a promotion for the original range from 1956 and a photograph of the system in use at the library for the Air France office in London, 1957.

Read on for images from the new range.

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Bot

Bot by Peter Konig.

Via Rude Mechanicals.

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Lifeguard pod

The handiwork of German engineer Ulrich Müther along with architect Dietrich Otto, this nicely appointed lifeguard pod can be found on the beach in Binz, on the German island of Rügen.

Photo by Harry Kulle.

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Ucycles

Minimal, back to basics urban bicycles, handmade in Italy, from Ucycles.

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Zaha girls

Architecture by Zaha Hadid.

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Basket Monks

komusō (虚無僧) was a Japanese mendicant monk of the Fuke school of Zen Buddhism, during the Edo period of 1600-1868.

Komusō were characterised by the straw basket (a sedge or reed hood named a tengai) worn on the head, manifesting the absence of specific ego. They are also known for playing solo pieces on the shakuhachi (a type of Japanese bamboo flute). The Japanese government introduced reforms after the Edo period, abolishing the sect.

Komusō means ‘priest of nothingness’ or ‘monk of emptiness’.

Via Retronaut.

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