Being born in Munich, growing up in Canada and the United States and now living in Hong Kong, German photographer Michael Wolf is fascinated by his surroundings and contemporary life in big cities. After capturing the architectural density of his adoptive hometown and claustrophobic images of public transport passengers, Wolf now offers a different view on Paris. His series „paris roof tops“ avoids all the clichés connected to the „city of lights“ and instead features geometric patterns and muted colours in the distinctive looks of the French capital’s buildings.
All images © Michael Wolf
With her watercolor/crayon illustrations, Carmel Seymour is delving into the boundless realm of imagination. Carmel herself describes her art as ‘Feeling the mystery of the world, the way you do without all the answers.’ With that in mind, it’s no wonder we find comfort within the whimsy of her brushstrokes and pencil shadings. In her art, we don’t have to know the answers, we don’t have to know the ending, it’s all about the journey, the story, the narrative.
All images © Carmel Seymour | Via: Booooooom
TVA Architects have designed a home in the town of Sisters, Oregon.
Located on a 40-acre parcel of agricultural land in arid Central Oregon, the Frankel home is oriented to capture the magnificent views of the Three Sisters Mountains to the west and Mount Jefferson to the north. The home sits on a constructed plinth, 30-inches above the existing ground plane and is organized around sheltered patios and outdoor living spaces. Two fireplace chimneys soar above the horizontal composition and provide a visiual landmark from afar, and the stucco-clad pavilions that make up the composition are tied together with glazed passageways. A double allee of Swedish Aspen runs the length of the major landscape element and ties the composition together.
Design: TVA Architects Photography by Stephen Cridland
Marianna Jamadi is a passionate traveler capturing beautiful and authentic scenes from around the world. Her mother is Finnish, her father is Indonesian, she was born and raised in California, spent her twenties in New York, and now she roams the world finding beauty in experience. She also co-founded El Camino, offering accompanied trips to people who’d like to experience their trips from a local perspective and live off the standard tourist paths.
All images © Marianna Jamadi
We’ve already featured talented Austin-based photographer Emily Blincoe a couple of times on iGNANT. Her output is amazingly creative and never fails to make us smile. Emily is probably best known for her color-coded arrangements.
For her latest works she collected color permutation of tomatoes, oranges, eggs, ice cream and leaves and sorted them into groups and gradients for each image. You should also check out her Instagram, Tumblr and available prints.
All images © Emily Blincoe | Via: Colossal
Christopher Simmonds Architect have designed a contemporary home in Ottawa, Canada.
Simplicity and openness define the experience of being in this modest home. To the river, a continuous wall of glass spans the living, dining and kitchen space allowing a full panorama of the passing seasons.
Away from the water the view is framed and edited by a simple porch. The porch roof has been opened to create space from nature, a single Japanese maple which is inserted as a foil to the simple black stained cedar cladding of the house. The garage volume is differentiated from the house by a cladding of grey cement board.
To the river, the simple cantilevered form of the deck is surrounded by frameless glass. The porch and deck, occurring opposite each other, stretch the space of the living room out into an experience of the landscape and provide varied options for sun, shade, shelter, and view.
In the kitchen, high gloss cabinetry with sleek pulls and a glass tile backsplash create a custom look while staying within the modest budget.
The juxtaposition of natural and industrial materials continues on the interior; bamboo stair treads complement polished concrete floors in the lower level. Bamboo flooring and cabinetry bring warmth to the master suite. The open-riser stair with its glass guard keeps the lower level family room feeling connected to the main living space.
Design: Christopher Simmonds Architect Photography by Younes Bounhar & Amanda Large | Doublespace Photography