mentaltimetraveller:

Sarah Lucas, Cherub. Cherub, 2006

mentaltimetraveller:

Sarah Lucas, Cherub. Cherub, 2006

domusweb:

The Metabolist routine

Living the Metabolist dream

The window is large and circular; it seems huge in such a space. Our room faces west, overlooking the surrounding buildings and the Shimbashi crossing, which at night is filled with lights. The frame is fixed, to avoid accidents, yet this precludes natural ventilation in the room. In the ’70s, all the windows had a round fan system that controlled the amount of light coming in, but today only the metal support in the middle of the window remains. As a result, and despite the fact that we put up a blue curtain, every day at 6am light invades the capsule. At first, sleeping was a problem, but now we are used to it.

All the surfaces are in contact with the outside and the insulation is not particularly good. The result is simple: the capsule is sweltering in the summer and freezing during winter. There is an enormous ventilation system integrated into the original design of the capsule. The wheel button allows three options: “fan”, “low” and “high”, but the air temperature cannot be controlled since it is set by the general system of the entire building. The air ducts are damaged in many places and some residents speak of possible contaminations. Even though we use an electric heater and the capsule is warm when we go to bed, all the heat quickly dissipates overnight.

(Source: 990000)

christopherbettiglikesthings:

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER
Designed by Kisho Kurokawa and constructed in 1972 in Tokyo, this is the worlds first capsule living / working building actually constructed. It features 140 prefabricated units that are attached only by 4 tension bolts so that they can easily, and individually, be replaced or updated.

christopherbettiglikesthings:

NAKAGIN CAPSULE TOWER

Designed by Kisho Kurokawa and constructed in 1972 in Tokyo, this is the worlds first capsule living / working building actually constructed. It features 140 prefabricated units that are attached only by 4 tension bolts so that they can easily, and individually, be replaced or updated.

digbicks:

The Arrow of Time, Diego Goldberg

Every year on June 17 — that’s his anniversary with his wife — Goldberg takes a portrait of everyone in his family, and adds it to this project. There are no formal preparations, so the photos reflect the way each person looked on that day. There is no fancy equipment either. Goldberg uses his Nikon — at first he used film, but now he shoots with digital — to take the pictures. "Even if everybody has a camera, and anybody can do it, nobody thought of such a simple idea." But, he adds, "sometimes the simplest ideas are the best."

Diego says he gets mail every day from all over the world, and viewers express one of two things: “I will do it when I form a family” or “How come I didn’t think of it?” In response, Diego says: "Find your own angle and stick to it. After a couple of years you’ll see it was worth the effort." 

(Source: zonezero.com, via meniodd)

likeafieldmouse:

Francis Alys - Sometimes Making Something Leads to Nothing (1997)

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complexae:

Opus PJW320 Study N°3600 by ph. Paul Jung

complexae:

Opus PJW320 Study N°3600 by ph. Paul Jung

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space-ghost:

Peter Paul Rubens. The Fall of the Damned, 1620.

space-ghost:

Peter Paul Rubens. The Fall of the Damned, 1620.

(Source: jaded-mandarin, via alex-reynolds)

untrustyou:

Bryan Derballa
papelcouche:

Farida Khelfa by Jean-Paul Goude. París, 1985

papelcouche:

Farida Khelfa by Jean-Paul Goude. París, 1985

mentaltimetraveller:

Bharti Kher, I write your name in white, 2009

mentaltimetraveller:

Bharti Kher, I write your name in white, 2009

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vineofficial:

This is fucked upThis fucked me up

vineofficial:

This is fucked up
This fucked me up

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Andy Warhol - Self Portrait in Drag, 1981

(Source: arpeggia, via r-ageful)

fernbrb:

The Doll - Hans Bellmer

fernbrb:

The Doll - Hans Bellmer

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