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Modified Office Chairs Perform an Autonomous Dance Through Gagosian Gallery

Nine office chairs, each in a dazzling jewel tone, swirl and scuttle across the reflective floor of Gagosian‘s West 21st Street gallery. PLAY was conceived by Swiss artist Urs Fischer (previously) with choreography for the inanimate objects provided by New York City-based artist Madeline Hollander. The self-propelled furniture is controlled by programming and sensors embedded in their seats which moves them away from visitors or...

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL EXPERTISE of Manuscripts, Autographs and Books

FREE AND CONFIDENTIAL EXPERTISE of Manuscripts, Autographs and Books    6-7 September 25 avenue de la Costa, Monaco, office Hermitage Fine Art for the upcoming AUCTION 16-20 NOVEMBER Russian Art, Militaria Manuscripts, Numismatics Jewellery and Watches Modern and Contemporary Art In advance of our upcoming auction on November 16th - 20th, we kindly invite you for a free and confidential valuation of your manuscripts, autographs and books on September 6th and 7th at the office...

Over Fifteen Thousand Paper Kites Create a Two-Toned Cloud Inside New York’s St. Cornelius Chapel

A mass of circular black paper and bamboo kites merges with a collection of identically designed white ones inside Governors Island’s St. Cornelius Chapel in an installation titled The Eclipse. Created by artist Jacob Hashimoto, the paper orbs hang from the ceiling by pieces of string to comprise a layered formation that appears like roving waves or clouds. This is the second...

Lush Greenery Fills Pixelated Openings and a Vertical Landscape in Jean Nouvel’s Tower 25

Tower 25 is a 220-foot-tall structure by French architect Jean Nouvel that features a range of perforated square openings packed with a variety of lush greenery. The building opened in Nicosia, Cyprus in 2015 and includes a vertical landscape on the south facade that is 80% covered in verdant matter. This element works as a natural awning for the apartments and offices...

Buttercream Succulents Decorate Edible Planters by Leslie Vigil

Two years ago Leslie Vigil decided to merge her love of succulents and baking, using buttercream to decorate cupcakes and multi-teared cakes with bountiful collections of aloe, cacti, and echeveria. The Southern California-based cake artist quickly discovered that the traditional tools and piping nozzles available on the market were geared towards petals and other flower-based designs. Vigil modified her materials with...

A Friendly Octopus Found Within Ancient River Pebble Mosaics in Greece

Pebble mosaics dating from the 4th century BC have been unearthed in Arta, Greece. During excavations at the Small Theatre of Ancient Amvrakia, the floor of a 12-foot wide bathhouse was revealed. Achaeologists discovered carefully laid mosaics of swans, octopuses, and winged cherubic figures  surrounded by a spiral border. Each design was formed using smooth river pebbles in white, off-white,...

Conceptual Sculptures by Dario Escobar Reflect the Product Displays of Popular Sporting Goods

Unlike Guatemalan conceptual artist Darío Escobar, most people who pass through the sporting goods section of a store would not pause to consider the accumulation of mass-produced industrial objects like soccer balls and the cultural value that they gain via those who consume them. Escobar’s sculptural works make use of balls that have had their patches removed and resewn inside...

6 Key Tips to Prep Your Boat for Winter

If you go on fishing, then you know the importance of prepping your boat for winter. Doing so extends the life of your vessel and make its engine efficient. So take care of your sea vessel during the winter to save money, and Mother Nature. Why You Need to Prepare for winter Winterizing your Pleasure Craft demands in-depth knowledge of...

Vietnam’s Newly Opened Pedestrian Bridge Lifts Visitors with a Pair of Giant Weathered Hands

Two giant hands seem to suspend a golden pedestrian bridge which recently opened at the Bà Nà Hills mountain resort just outside of the city of Da Nang, Vietnam. The 500-foot bridge rests in two outstretched palms which have been weathered with cracks and moss to give the appearance of age. While walking along the attraction visitors can look out over the...

An Eight Foot Micro Vehicle Will Soon Make its Way onto European Streets

The Microlino, a front-loading super compact vehicle from Swiss mobility company Micro, has just been approved for European streets. The mini electric vehicle is smaller than a Smart Car, and comes with a rechargeable battery that works with any standard European electricity outlet. The automobile is inspired by BMW’s “Isetta” design from the 1950s, and shares a similar appearance to several...

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