The latest library of X+Living, a forest of mirrors

The latest library of X+Living, a forest of mirrors

Giulia Guido · 4 weeks ago · Design

In the southwestern part of China, in the Sichuan province, about fifty kilometers from the city of Chengdu, you can still visit one of the oldest sites of the country and UNESCO World Heritage Site, Dujiangyan and its irrigation system built around 250 BC.
This place and its intricate system inspired the architects of the X+Living studio to design a library for the city of Dujiangyan. This is not the first time that we have visited X+Living‘s bookshops, we had in fact talked about the one in Beijing and also the one inspired by Escher‘s works. 

This time, however, it seems that the architects wanted to overcome all their previous projects. The bookshop develops horizontally, but thanks to the creation of lofts and small terraces accessible by spiral staircases and, above all, a fully mirrored ceiling, in the store seems to go on forever. 

As far as the shapes of the bookcases and the furnishing objects are concerned, X+Living has taken its cue from the shapes and characteristics of the landscape in the area. The columns full of books are reminiscent of the bamboo forests, while the black floor is a tribute to the Min River and the wooden benches in the corridors and rooms are reminiscent of the typical boats that populate the waterway. 

Buying books has never been so beautiful!

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The naive and explosive art of Andy J. Pizza

The naive and explosive art of Andy J. Pizza

Buddy · 2 weeks ago · Art

Andy J. Pizza aka Andy J. Miller is an American illustrator, podcaster, and speaker, capable of creating works that are always rooted in whimsical narrative and modern graphics.

His illustrations are immediate and sunny, explosions of colors loaded with positive and motivational messages. The style is ironic and childish, obtained from simple shapes and flat colored backgrounds, with a spontaneous ability to characterize creatures born from his imagination.

Thanks to his language and his snapshot ability to communicate, he has worked for The New York Times, Nickelodeon, Amazon, YouTube, and Warby Parker.

Andy is the founder of the popular Creative Pep Talk podcast which helps young creatives build their careers with lessons ranging from marketing to inspiration to the pursuit of their own style.

The podcast was presented by Apple, BuzzFeed and Threadless and the book was published by Chronicle Books in spring 2017.

L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
L'arte naif ed esplosiva di Andy J. Pizza
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The BEAMS and THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL collaboration

The BEAMS and THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL collaboration

Andrea Tuzio · 2 weeks ago · Art, Style, Style

The Japanese clothing brand and retailer Beams, founded in 1976 in the Harajuku district of Tokyo, has recently presented the new exclusive capsule collection in collaboration with the Japanese sub-label The North Face Purple Label, for this FW20.

The collection of outerwear is mainly characterized by a Field
Jacket
characterized by a particular indigo dye, cuffs and elastic in black and by the logo on the left sleeve, also available in black and beige; by a medium size Sten Coat very classic but revisited in a contemporary key in black and brown; by a longer Big Sten Coat, in black, brown and beige, with a clear traditional aesthetic. A perfect trench coat for the season.

The peculiarity of all items of this capsule is the fabric with which they were made, made of 65% polyester and 35% cotton fiber, which makes the entire collection wind resistant also thanks to the Primaloft padding that keeps the heat. 

The BEAMS x THE NORTH FACE PURPLE LABEL collection is available exclusively on the BEAMS webstore.  

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“Rebuild the future”, LEGO celebrates children’s creativity

“Rebuild the future”, LEGO celebrates children’s creativity

Emanuele D'Angelo · 2 weeks ago · Art

“Rebuild the future” is LEGO’s latest project which involves children and all their creativity.

The globe made by LEGO collects 450 constructions of children from all over the world, made in the last 6 months.
A celebration of the creativity of children, whom with their little bricks have filled the entire globe.

But like children’s creativity, this creation will soon build, dismantle and rebuild itself. But for now have fun.

On display at LEGO House in Billund, Denmark, it took 2,700 hours to create “Rebuild The World” using over 350,000 LEGO bricks and elements.

A joyful symbol of hope and positivity with the children’s creations divided into five different categories: nature, vehicles, fantasy, objects and places.

To see all the works just connect to the site, but you can still participate with your creations on a digital version of the globe.

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“Your Life as a Comedy” the optimistic work of E.LEE

“Your Life as a Comedy” the optimistic work of E.LEE

Emanuele D'Angelo · 1 week ago · Art, Art

“Your Life as a Comedy”

“I don’t know how best to describe my last job if not with a series of difficulties that we all go through: sometimes we are in a desert, sometimes in a flood.
But we find more balance once we get out of the holes we fall into, and we start to build some security around us.”

The latest artwork by the American artist E.LEE is an “optimistic” work.
The viewer is the protagonist and is more or less the story of our life.

The work shows the metaphorical obstacles that we all have to overcome every day.
The desert: an empty and arid place, without nourishment, is loneliness and a feeling of isolation.
The ocean: water represents turbulent emotions, it is the opposite of a lack, but rather a feeling of possible drowning.
Anvils floating above us on balloons: this is anxiety, the random event that can fall on our heads out of nowhere, a completely unexpected event.
A crack in the Earth: this represents us falling into a hole, a big problem or depression from which we have to get out.

Once we go through these difficulties we arrive at the last step represented by a bedroom.
The last artwork represents the improvement of our life, the construction, and the opportunity to take a breath and rest, because the cycle and the challenge will start again soon.

A work undoubtedly optimistic and profound that of E. Lee in the streets of Chicago, who wants to encourage us to be the best version of ourselves, overcoming the obstacles that life puts in front of us.

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