Seminole Hard Rock, the first hotel in the shape of a guitar

Seminole Hard Rock, the first hotel in the shape of a guitar

Collater.al Contributors · 8 months ago · Design

How many times while we travel do we stop in front of the Hard Rock Cafe and we want to buy a t-shirt that somehow testifies to our passage in that city? And how many of you know that the Hard Rock Café is actually part of a larger complex, a chain of luxury hotels?

The Hard Rock chain has just opened its latest hotel and resort: the Seminole Hard Rock Hollywood which is located in South Florida, in Hollywood, the homonymous location to the Californian one.
This project is part of a $2.2 billion investment in two new “Hard Rock Hotels & Casinos”.
The special feature of this hotel is the shape of the guitar, which is a symbol and distinctive sign of the chain.
The building is externally made of sheets of glass, a special feature of this design is the presence of six illuminated “tubes” representing the strings of an imaginary guitar neck. These are made with LEDs that light up in the evening and are programmed to change color and intensity following the rhythm of the music during the shows. In addition, the six fixed, high-power beams of light are projected at 20,000 feet into the night sky.

The Guitar Hotel is 450 meters high and has a 13.5-hectare swimming pool, a lagoon for water sports and a concert hall that can accommodate up to 7,000 spectators. There is also a family-friendly reservoir, a rooftop bar on the top floor of the hotel that allows guests to enjoy the Florida skyline and sunsets, a lounge area and 14 restaurants, as well as shops, large conference facilities and a casino with 3,000 slot machines and 228 gaming tables.
The 122-meter-high guitar body houses the rooms, while those who want maximum comfort and privacy will have access to several villas of different sizes with personal butler service and private pool. The rooms and suites combine natural stone surfaces with interwoven textures. The guest bathrooms, which include an open view of the showers/bathtubs in the bedroom, are made of natural stone through custom workmanship.
A real gem welcomes guests: the golden piano that once belonged to Elvis Presley.
The inauguration it’s been last October, 25th and it was attended by many famous people, including the American band of Maroon Five who performed in a concert reserved to the guests and guests of the hotel.

If you’re passing through, the resort is located at 1 Seminole Way, Hollywood, 15 minutes from the beaches of Fort Lauderdale and 30 minutes from Miami and its airport.

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Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Glen Martin Taylor and his reconstructed ceramics

Giulia Guido · 1 day ago · Art

Among the most famous and fascinating artistic techniques, the ancient Japanese art of Kintsugi undoubtedly stands out. It is a practice born from the idea of transforming an imperfection, a damage or a wound into something even more beautiful and perfect. Basically, this technique consists in repairing ceramic objects, even those of daily use such as cups and plates, using gold or cast silver to weld the shards. The final result gives the object a unique look and, what is no small thing, a much higher value than the original. It is precisely from the art of Kintsugi that the artist Glen Martin Taylor was inspired for his works. 

Like the Japanese, Glen Martin Taylor repairs ceramics of all kinds, some made by him and others bought but replacing precious metal with everyday objects, from twine threads to metal elements. 

If in Kintsugi’s art the only important part is that of repair, for the artist the act of reassembling objects is as important as that of destroying them. Through these two phases, the artist frees his emotions and confronts them by creating objects that will eventually have lost their primary purpose, but not their importance. 

Discover all the works by Glen Martin Taylor on his Instagram profile

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The Old Man and the Sea 2.0, Aero new mural

The Old Man and the Sea 2.0, Aero new mural

Giulia Pacciardi · 1 day ago · Art

Commissioned by Les Ateliers du Graff, in the context of the second edition of the MX29 Graffiti Tour Festival 2020, The Old Man and the Sea 2.0 is the latest work by French artist Aero in the city of Morlaix.

The mural, which occupies the facade of an entire building to a size of 70 square meters, is a tribute to the short novel by Ernest Hemingway that the artist had wanted to realize for many years and that in 4 days, in the rain and with all the attention required by the current situation, he completed.

Characterized by the realism typical of most of Aero’s works and the use of black and white, the mural shows in the foreground the portrait of Santiago, the old sailor protagonist of the novel that earned Hemingway the Pulitzer Prize in 1953, and in the background the stormy sea that the man faced to prove to himself and others that he was still able to fish.

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✨✨"The old man and the sea 2.0"✨✨ Performance of 4 days betwee the drops… – ➡️ Since the time I wanted to illustrate this wenderful novel by Ernest Hemingway, or rather what results from it, @mx29_graffiti_tour gave me the opportunity to invite me to @ville_de_morlaix (FR) to paint this 70m2 size building wall. A big thanks to @zag_artist_official and @anje.lag for the invitation and the organization at the top despite a complicated post-confinement recovery, @lesateliersdugraff @plastigraff, to Maud, Kyllian and Loùfor their hot welcome, to the staff of the Taylor Coffee (Ermate guys), to @kristof_kiger for the beautiful pictures, to Morlaix city and especially to the Morlaisiens for their smiles and their kindness!!! Special respect to Jeanne and Alexandre to whom I dedicate this painting, owner of this wall, aged 88 and 90 respectively, who offered me their facade and their confidence without asking for a model beforehand… A beautiful lesson… ❤️ Great meeting of @akhine.art, keep the vibes bro and hope see u soon! Big up to @sock.wildsketch, @leonkeer, @jeanrooble and @kaldea who have already worked superbly and to @sweo_5.7crew, @mister_copy, @artisterast, @nikita_5.7crew and @marko93darkvapor coming soon!!! – – – #aero2020 #graff #graffiti #graffitiart #aerosol #streetart #streetartist #spray #spraycan #spraycanart #mural #muralism #photorealism #photorealistic #photographer #hemingway #sailor #sea #birds #atlanticpuffin #zion #baiedemorlaixtourisme

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All pictures by: Kristof Kieger

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Women and nature in Amylili’s illustrations

Women and nature in Amylili’s illustrations

Giulia Pacciardi · 12 hours ago · Art

Flower Lover and Plant Lady, this is how the Luxembourg-based illustrator Amarylis Hibon aka Amylili calls herself.

When taking a tour on her Instagram, it is not difficult to grasp the strong bond the artist has with nature, its colors, and shapes.
In all her illustrations, whatever the protagonist, there is always an element that can be traced back to the natural world, it can be a print on a T-shirt, a bracelet made of flowers or the surrounding environment.

Graduated in Product and Furniture Design from London Metropolitan University, what she loves to do is express herself and her passions through illustration, a medium she also uses to send strong messages.
Her words are especially dedicated to women, those she would like to see more self-confident and aware of their strengths, qualities and possibilities.

Here you can find, as always, our selection but to see all Amylili’s works follow her here and here, to support her business instead follow her here.

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We Are Who We Are, Luca Guadagnino first TV series

We Are Who We Are, Luca Guadagnino first TV series

Giulia Pacciardi · 11 hours ago · Art

The first series by award-winning screenwriter, director and producer Luca Guadagnino will be released in October on Sky and in streaming on NOW TV. It consists of 8 episodes that tell the story of two young people living their adolescence in an American military base in Italy..

We Are Who We Are is a story that deals with themes such as friendship, first loves, contrasting feelings typical of the age of the two protagonists, and of all teenagers in this world.

HBO, who didn’t want to leak too much information, commented on the series when the teaser was released: 

We Are Who We Are is the story of two American children living on an American military base in Italy. The series explores friendship, first love, identity and plunges the audience into the messy sense of euphoria and anguish of being a teenager – a story that could happen anywhere in the world, but in this case, it happens in this small slice of America in Italy.

The cast of the series, along with the two protagonists played by Jack Dylan Grazer and Jordan Kristine Seamón, also includes actors of the calibre of Chloë Sevigny, Kid Cudi, Alice Braga, Francesca Scorsese, Corey Knight, Beatrice Barichella, Ben Taylor and Sebastiano Pigazzi.

While we are waiting to learn more about this first experiment carried out by the director of films such as “I am Love”, “A Bigger Splash”, “Suspiria” and “Call me by your name”, take a look at the teaser you can find here.

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