I’m a big believer in the fact that a good workspace can make all the difference in your attitude and productivity. So taking a peak at the studio fo Australian firm Bark Design Architects I’d wager that they get a shitload of amazing work done. The building is made up of steel, glass and plywood and sits elevated upon a hill which has coastal views. The workspace also doubles as a place to stay as well, with areas for eating, sleeping and bathing.
I can only imagine working in a space like this, I’m honestly not sure if I could think of a better place to work in. I love all the natural light, the tall ceilings and the copious amount of room to work in. One day I’ll hopefully work in something at least a quarter as cool as this.
Found through ArchDaily
I was changing up my bedroom and workspace a couple nights ago when I came across this great magazine I had picked up called Selector. It’s a large format magazine similar in scale to ANP Quarterly and features a bunch of great artists and designers like Mario Hugo, Jason Nocito, No age, Handsome Furs, Taro Hirano and a bunch more. It’s a really nice publication and the big, colorful photo by Taro Hirano definitely grabbed my attention. They only have the one issue out so far but it looks like you can pick up a copy in just about every major metropolitan area.
Turns out there’s another great show this Saturday in addition to the Michael, Kevin & Geoff show at HVW8. World class graffiti artist WK Interact is going to have a new exhibit at Submliminal Projects called How To Blow Yourself Up.
In How to Blow Yourself Up, WK Interact twists and inverts the fatalism of end-of-the-world prophecies, turning destruction into a matter of free will. “If you believe the world will end in 2012 and you can’t do anything about it, maybe it’s better to blow yourself up when you feel like it,” says WK. To that end, he has turned objects of control and personal movement – skateboards and bicycles, as well as three-dimensional panels – into instruments of self-destruction, equipped with what appear to be pipe bombs and other menacing apparatuses.
Should be an intense and amazing show.
The absolute best way to get this morning started is by listening to the new Miami Horror song Sometimes, who is absolutely trying to give Cut Copy a run for their money. Not only is this song amazing, and possibly one of the best dance tunes I’ve heard all year, this music video above is like the Australian Blue Lagoon, but with a twist at the end that’s kinda silly. Nonetheless, it’s a sexy video and it totally makes me want to head down under to dance hang out with hot people on a tropical beach. So rad.
Newspapers are certainly in a state of flux, I’m not sure if they’re on their way out quite yet, but things are definitely not looking good. The Telegraaf Media Groep from the Netherlands has something new they want to try with newspapers. It’s a vertical newspaper, which unlike traditional newspapers you turn the page from bottom to top and vice versa.
This seems like such a no brainer idea, the amount of space you could save could really be beneficial. But I also think this guy is really funny, really trying to push the idea of how revolutionary the vertical newspaper is. He almost reminds me of a character in a Charlie Kaufman screenplay, which to me is somewhat endearing.
Found through unfolded/now