Looking at the photos of Erwin Olaf you can tell he’s a very talented guy, even though they might be a little off-kilter. Olaf was born in The Netherlands in 1959 and has been shooting for about 25 years now. In the photos above, taken from his series Rain, he takes a Norman Rockwell approach to his photos, with strong, but desaturated colors, and an intense feeling of nostalgia. But this is just a few of the photos from the many series of photos he’s taken, not to mention video and other projects he’s done as well.
Not all of his photos are safe for work, and there are some naked people in some of them, jsyk. But they’re still pretty amazing, so definitely check them out.
What do you get when you combine and 800 year old Dominican church with an upscale bookstore? Just the most awesome bookstore ever! This is the Selexyz Dominicanen, a bookstore that’s been built into a beautiful ex-church in the city of Masstracht, Netherlands. With a minimal amount of floorspace, the architects chose to build upward, utilizing the extremely tall ceilings (yet still getting nowhere near them).
I love how amazingly the old and new blend together. The dark steel of the giant bookshelves makes the church aspect of it seem even more important and beautiful. I would love to see how it looks at night, I have a feeling it would be absolutely amazing. There’s even a small cafÃ© in the back of the space to drink and enjoy your book in the wonderful space.
I want more of this kind of stuff in LA!
Found through The Cool Hunter
Angelique over at MU was kind enough to e-mail some pictures of Bend the Void, Geoff McFetridge’s most recent show.
Man oh man it looks so rad! I want that giant pencil in my apartment, although it would probably fill the whole thing, easy. I need to fly to the Netherlands ASAP!
Check under the cuts for more pictures!
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I’m obsessed with Geoff McFetridge, I can’t help it! He has to be one of the most creative people alive right now.
In conjunction with his new exhibit ‘Bend The Void: The Space Between Yeah and Yes’ at MU in Eindhoven, Netherlands, indie publishing house Nieves has released a 16 page, full color book showcasing some of the work from the exhibit. And it’s only $14!
Click here to check it out!
Link via the always wonderful unfolded/now
Stroom Den Haag is a Netherlands based design, visual arts and architecture activity center. This is the best way I can seem to describe what they actually do. What I know for sure is that they do a lot of really amazing art and architectural projects for their community.
Above are pictures from an intervention done for the De Paradijsvogel elementary school. The project was completed by Marleen Kaptein and Stijn Roodnat (also known as KapteinRoodnat). The intervention consisted of hundreds of meters of bright green tubes that occupied not only the schoolyard, but the assembly hall as well.
Be sure to check out all of the amazing projects Stroom has at their website, definitely not something to miss!