Portuguese photographer André Vicente Gonçalves started his career in computer science, and it is perhaps this rational side that has led him to his most well-known work: Windows on the World, collages of windows from about twenty countries. While it’s popular to say that architecture has become too homogenized amidst globalization, a project like this reminds us of the power of vernacular architecture.
Canned Air from New York City – on sale on Etsy for $10 (by photographer Kirill Rudenko)
With all the talk of the guy selling rocks from Brooklyn, we were reminded of this Etsy listing by Prague-based photographer Kirill Rudenko selling Canned Air from various cities. These $10 cans of air have various positive effects, as the listing describes, each can “relieves stress, cures homesickness and helps fighting nostalgia.”
A preview of Chinese artist Ai Weiwei’s installation as part of the unconventionally multicultural team of artists representing Germany at the 55th Venice Biennale. Photo courtesy of designboom.com.
If you happen to be in Venice on June 1st, you will find yourself surrounded by the world’s top artists and their spectacular works of art; founded in 1895 as a biannual celebration of the international art world, the Venice Biennale (or the “Art World’s Olympics,” as it is more fondly known) brings together visual artists in order to showcase their work in resplendent, breathtaking “pavilions” that will adorn the many giardini (or gardens) of Venice.