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I have always loved the inspired simplicity of Japanese art and design, but this one really does take my breath away. Curves are the basic building blocks of nature, not straight lines, but I cannot begin to imagine how much work went into creating this organic, deceptively simple shape. Pure perfection.
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I love tech aggregators, such as New Atlas, but I also love the art brought together in one place by Soul Draft. Hope you enjoy it too. 🙂
I hate brutalist architecture, but that doesn’t mean I hate all modern architecture. Case in point is this amazing building in Prague.
Called the Dancing House, or sometimes the Fred and Ginger house [in a nod to dancing legends, Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers], this organic looking building playfully denies the engineering that must have gone into its construction. Just looking at it makes me smile.
Here are a few more views:
To learn more about the Dancing House, or to visit the sites from which the images were taken, just click on the relevant picture.
Now I’m off to do some gardening on this glorious, sunny Sunday!
I came across this article in Quartz just now, and the video clip literally blew my mind:
Here in Australia we’re used to having so much space, it’s hard to believe that an apartment so tiny could be so much fun to live in – almost like an adult sized dollhouse, or perhaps a space capsule.
My favourite bit is the elevator cupboard in the kitchen. Imagine never having to bend or stretch again?
As for the cat facilities…what can I say? These architects have thought of absolutely everything, except perhaps the kitty litter. That was the one thing I didn’t see.
All in all, I would love to retire to one of these high tech apartments when I’m 90. Fun and function all in the one, small package.