Casa Etérea, the mirrored retreat among Mexican nature

Casa Etérea, the mirrored retreat among Mexican nature

Giulia Guido · 2 weeks ago · Design

There are only two kinds of ideas: those that never come to fruition and those that become reality. The Casa Etérea is definitely part of this second category. 

Casa Etérea is a home born entirely from the mind of Singaporean writer and designer Prashant Ashoka and built-in Mexico, twenty minutes from the city of San Miguel de Allende and surrounded by nature. Inspired by the concept of “emotional architecture”, by the architect Luis Barragán and the sculptor-painter Mathias Goéritz, the house goes far beyond the traditional idea we have. 

Prashant’s project, in fact, is presented as a small structure developed exclusively on one floor and that does not have partitions inside. The different rooms of the house follow one another side by side, from the living room to the bedroom, ending with the bathroom with a bathtub. This lack of delimitation continues with the surrounding nature: the huge sliding doors connect the interior with the patio, equipped with a heated swimming pool, which in turn overlooks an endless expanse of olive trees and rocks. 

Being in the middle of nature, to ensure all the necessary comforts, Casa Etérea is equipped with both solar panels and a rainwater collection system.

But the main feature, the one that immediately jumps to the eye looking at the photos, is another. The house is covered with mirrored panels that reflect everything around and that, above all, play with the bright and sunny colors of the day and the darker ones of the night. 

– Read also: Invisible House, the mirror house in California

You could say that in this way Casa Etérea shags, hidden by the same nature that is reflected on its walls. 

Discover more about Casa Etérea by going to the dedicated Instagram profile and book a stay here

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Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Ugur Kayan, NSFW and provocative photographs

Collater.al Contributors · 2 days ago · Photography

Ugur Kayan is a Turkish freelance photographer based in Istanbul that produces intense and exuberant NSFW shots. In his work the woman’s body and its expressive potential are the central focus, they are the subjects and protagonists of the photographs.
His style and aesthetics unashamedly reveal the sensual aspect of bodies, they are disturbing, allusive and provocative images that lay bare both the performer and the viewer.

His works are exuberant, lively and disorienting, part of a broad and sexualized view of the world and a primal expression of creativity.
Ugur Kayan plays with reflections, contrasts, colors, the seduction of sight unseen and explores the intense contention between light and shadow. Ugur is the founder of White Magazine, an online magazine on NSFW photography.

See a selection of his work here and follow him on Instagram.

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InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

InstHunt – The 10 best photos on Instagram this week

Giulia Guido · 2 days ago · Photography

Every day, on our Instagram profile, we ask you to share with us your most beautiful pictures and photographs. 
For this InstHunt collection of this week, we have selected your 10 best proposals: @carla_sutera_sardo, @kevin.ponzuoli, @kickxiia, @kryvoruchkoelen, @impolite___, @samros___, @_slightlyoutoffocus_, @wonmin.9, @zero.source, @romins.tears.

Tag @collateral.photo to be selected and published on the next InstHunt.

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Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Giangiacomo Pepe’s erotic intense shots

Buddy · 2 days ago · Photography

Giangiacomo Pepe is a Genoese photographer who loves to take black and white photographs of explicit nudes with a strong visual impact. Natural shots and provocative cuts discover, under the light captured by his camera, the daily and intimate gestures of each woman, showing us how sometimes provocations are behind simple gestures.

Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe - Foto di nudo in bianco e nero
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
Giangiacomo Pepe's erotic intense shots | Collater.al
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The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

The hypnotic photographic portraits by Jake Wangner

Collater.al Contributors · 1 day ago · Photography

Jake Wangner is a young American photographer who creates hypnotic analogue portraits. His career began in 2010, at the age of fourteen, and has not stopped since. This is his only certainty.

“In 2010 I had my first pay day. I took photos and video of a graduation at the high school my mom taught at in Keller, Texas. I sold DVD’s to the parents and made enough money to convince my 14-year old self that this was my lifetime career.”

Jake Wangner is a creative, original and thoughtful photographer who produces beautifully crafted analogue shots. Playing with colour, light, timing and double exposure, he creates powerful, dynamic and sensitive images.

Colour plays a fundamental role in his work, the choice of one shade rather than another has a consequence on the whole result of the shot. Colours convey different energies, emotions and moods and each combination produces a unique effect. His photographs are a mirror in which to look at oneself, prompting the viewer to confrontation and self-analysis.

Jake Wangner has also recently published a book of photography and poetry entitled alone, together, which can be purchased on his personal website.
See a selection of his shots here, follow him on Instagram and visit his website.

Words by Federica Cimorelli

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