It doesn’t get much better than a smiling elephant swimming underwater. Photographer Claudia Legge captured these shots of a lifetime while on a trip to India. If you’re in London, you can see these wonderful prints in person at Sheridan & Co.
via It’s Nice That
#MUSIC: STREAM DAFT PUNK’S “RANDOM ACCESS MEMORIES” (FULL ALBUM)
You’ve waited long enough: Daft Punk’s new album, Random Access Memories, can now officially be heard in full!
Snippets of the album have leaked over the past month or so, but this is apparently the real, hour and fifteen minute long affair, featuring the likes of Pharrell, Julian Casablancas, and famed producer Giorgio Moroder.
I LOVE the look of TVR’s. They kind of remind me of the Beretta assault rifle… and this Beauchene (Exploded) Skull. I swear, I’m a pacifist!
Cummulus, Art that Tackles Environmental Challenges
In Le Laboratoire, Argentine architect and artist Ciro Najle and his team draw inspiration from the form and function of nature in their design of systems water uptake, Cummulus. An elaborate and moving sculpture, Cummulus is a bold engagement of both artistic and scientific dialogue.
Developed using computer-numerical technology and idealized using crochet and wool, Cummulus creatively tackles the challenges of global water distribution. Visually, in its elegant waves of extravagant crocheting, Cummulus is a sophisticated abstraction of the clouds. More technically, on the other hand, Cummulus is a “fog-collecting net” that captures moisture in the atmosphere from which it can be recycled into usable water, giving Cummulus a practical importance in the environmental concerns of water access.
Najle’s work not only aesthetically engages, but also interestingly treads the overlap of art and science, design and technology. Such overlap, as we might have come to sense, is one that may be potentially productive today as we gear for the future.
- Carrie Chui
Death to Photoshop. Real Darkroom Swag.
Photograph by Manu Brabo—AP
(A Syrian man cries while holding the body of his son, killed by the Syrian Army, near Dar El Shifa hospital in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012.)
Columbia University has announced the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winners for breaking news and feature photography. A five-photographer team from the Associated Press was recognized in the Breaking News photography category for their photographic coverage of the ongoing Syrian civil war. Rodrigo Abd, Manu Brabo, Khalil Hamra, Muhammed Muheisen and Narciso Contreraswere members of the team that contributed to the agency’s coverage of the two-year-old conflict.