Varied Bricks and Ceramic Blocks Comprise the Asymmetric Facade of a Spacious Community Center in Bengal

 Design #architecture #bricks January 25, 2021 Grace Ebert All images via Abin Design Studio What began as a task to install a new parking structure in Bansberia, India quickly morphed into an open community center awash with patterned brickwork. Conceived by Abin Design Studio, “Gallery House” spans 380-square-meters and combines multiple masonry techniques to form the asymmetric facade. The Kolkata-based team alternated ceramic blocks created by a local artist and a mixture of rectangular, chevron, and curved bricks sourced from a nearby field, resulting in a variegated, textured structure…

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“Panama” by Photographer Levi Walton

Brooklyn, New York-based photographer Levi Walton (previously featured here) made his latest series while on a recent trip to his home country of Panama. Although he’s used to visiting often, this trip felt different—”The consequences of the pandemic forced me to slow down and realize the things that really matter—and how family is everything,” he explains. “I miss my mother’s frituras, my father’s farm, and my older brother blasting his music every morning before leaving for work. I never thought so much of a culture shock until this time around…

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Nostalgic Photographs by Ian Howorth Frame the Nuances and Liminal Moments of British Life

 Photography #United Kingdom January 26, 2021 Grace Ebert All images © Ian Howorth, shared with permission Ian Howorth frames the seaside villages and debris-laden roadsides that populate the U.K. through evocative, nuanced photographs captured with 35 mm film. Born to a British father and Peruvian mother, Howorth moved often as a child before settling in the U.K. Today, his view on rural towns is idiosyncratic and wavers between an insider’s knowledge and someone just passing through. His largely cinematic shots of abandoned vans, ashtrays left outside, and residents on…

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A Brilliant Studio Ghibli-Style Ad for Travel Oregon Imagines the State as an Adventurous Dreamland

 Animation #advertising #Oregon #travel #video January 26, 2021 Grace Ebert Imagine Oregon’s hot springs, hiking trails, and sand-dune escapades “only slightly exaggerated.” An advertisement for Travel Oregon entertains that enhanced view of the western state as it paints it in a magical light, Studio Ghibli-style: cloud figures saunter through the sky, a rock pulls a lever to shift the world from night to day, and packs of dogs frolic in the countryside. Evoking the aesthetics and fantastical imagery of the iconic Japanese animation studio, the promotional piece is the…

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A 9-Year-Old Dancer Grooves to an Intensely Choreographed Routine and Clocks 10,000 Steps in Just Three Minutes

 Dance #health #kids #video January 26, 2021 Grace Ebert  It’d be difficult for most of us to move as gracefully as nine-year-old Lilyana Ilunga, but a new campaign by the Swedish nonprofit Generation Pep just wants to get young people on their feet. Set to a revamped version of a 2007 track by French EDM musicians Justice, “DANCE 10000” showcases the young prodigy, who flaunts her moves from the second she wakes up and slips on one of the many pairs of sneakers strewn about her room. Ilunga…

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