Designed by Open Architecture the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art opened in Qinhuangdao, China. “The curvilinear form of UCCA Dune winds over 930 metres underground, and includes multiple galleries, terraces, and viewing areas.. The decision to bury the museum partially underground was an environmentally conscious one. With the museum designed to sit beneath the dunes, the views of the sea are preserved. Unlike many areas along the sea, the area surrounding UCCA Dune will be safe from development, providing a visual sanctuary for sea views for years to come.” via @Minimalissimomag
Elodie Milan is a french photographer very inspired by paintings from The Renaissance.
She sacralizes her friends and empowered them with lights from Caravage and sometimes thanks to their clothes, an other big theme in her work
Bali-based Patisabdhika Studio and architect Daniel Mitchell recently completed this gorgeous brutalist house. Named A Brutalist Tropical Home in Bali, the multi-level 5,500 square feet (512 sqm) house is located in a small valley nestled within rice fields on the south coast of the island. (P.s. for those who still have misconceptions of Brutalism as “brutal”, it is nothing to do with it - just “raw” and “cement” means a lot for Brutalism, but it’s still debatable)
@LilMiquela - fictional instagram model created by Brud company, shares her influencing and role model life for 1.5m followers and take a part in numerous fashion related causes. The latest made one for Notion Magazine was directed by Julia Galdo and her studio @JUCOphoto. Little did I know when started Designcollector in 2003 that in a matter of 15 years we’ll cover robots living modern life :) Looking forward for the next 15 years with our own digital art research platform @DigitalDecade
Master of mellow sunsets and manipulated golden hours artist Jang Dong Won creates illusions we all deserve at the end of the day
Photographer Ami Vitale’s images of six nature art installations around the world aim to spread good news about efforts to protect the environment. The project was carried out in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme
Take Care for Future, by Saype, in Huila, Colombia
The work covers an area of 8,000 square metres and portrays a local inhabitant, Maria Paula. It is meant to symbolise the need for new generations to take care of the land and the planet
After years of armed conflicts and the spread of illegal farming in Colombia, the fields are lush again with the help of a project promoted by the Giuseppe and Pericle Lavazza Foundation. The aim is to offer support for the development of sustainable farms by training local communities to use new farming techniques and by providing internet access
The work was created using water and 100% biodegradable materials. Saype said: ‘What is interesting when I paint on grass is how quickly the ecosystem regains life. Flowers start blooming again, butterflies fly just above the grass, thousands of ants start moving around. It’s really incredible how nature takes over my artwork’
Mvuvi wa mikoko, by Mantra, in Gazi Bay, Kenya
The painting, measuring five metres by three, was painted in three days and then installed on a raft secured to the mangroves
The Mikoko Pamoja organisation plants 4,000 new mangroves in Gazi each year to protect coastal communities from floods and tsunamis and to act as a natural carbon sink. Now that Gazi’s forests have begun to grow thicker again, many aquatic animals have found a perfect habitat
‘Art comes after nature because humans have developed a powerful capacity to observe the world around them and reproduce it. I believe it is nature that has given an essence to art’ – Mantra
Rebirth, by Millo, in Genk, Belgium
The mural was surrounded by six bees to celebrate the insect that symbolises the rebirth of Genk
The mural was created in five days using water-based wall paint. ‘When I draw a grey city, I feel that I have to add colour as a complement. The message thus becomes to think of spaces in a more sustainable way, as in Genk’ – Millo
A former industrial and coalmining area, today Genk is in a new cycle of sustainable development and has welcomed the return of bees. The redevelopment of the abandoned industrial area has created 69 new gardens where people can meet and grow organic food, and the efforts of local residents have created the ideal conditions for bees to thrive
Perpetual Flow, by Gerada, in Ouarzazate, Morocco
The image is meant to symbolise the ability to reuse water to create a greenbelt around the city and so protect it from sandstorms
The inhabitants of Ouarzazate, a city known as ‘the door to the desert’, have protected it against sandstorms by creating a greenbelt around the city using innovative irrigation systems. Waste water is recycled, collected, filtered in reservoirs and then pumped into the greenbelt with the aid of clean power generated by the biggest power plant in north Africa
Perpetual Flow extends over 37,500 sq metres and was created using rakes, stones found on the site, 36 tonnes of dark gravel, and vegetable oil
Dendrochronology, by Gomez, in Petchaburi, Thailand
The work is made up of six oil-painted plexiglass sheets up to 120cm high
The Wildlife Friends Foundation of Thailand and other organisations have regenerated degraded forest land, creating a perfect habitat for gibbons, above all, but also elephants and numerous other species
‘The portrait of a proud woman becomes at one with the trees and foliage because of the transparency of the plexiglass,’ according to the artwork’s description
Encompass I, by Hula, on the Rhône glacier in Switzerland
The work was created using non-toxic, 100% biodegradable materials and portrays two children sheltering under a blanket, symbolising the future generations who face challenges such as climate change and melting glaciers
The Rhône glacier is an expanse of ice and snow 10km in length and 1km in width. During the ice age it covered all of Switzerland. Today it shrinks by approximately nine metres in length and depth each year. People from this area have decided to try to protect the glacier using white geotextile blankets that reflect the sun’s rays
‘These mountains instil a sense of respect at first glance. Yet, when we reflect that the glacier has shrunk considerably in just a few years, it is easy to see how much it needs to be protected. We are at a crucial juncture for action’ – Hula
Fashion apparel designer Konstantin Kofta returns with a new collection of accessories inspired by nature. His “Mellow SS19” refers to surrealistic feeling of joy and abundance; appears bright but intriguing, tastes juicy but fibrous, sounds amusingly and inspiring at the same time
Founded by artists Marc Evan and Chris Soria, Maniac is now in its 10th year of creating intricately carved pumpkins for clients ranging from the New York Yankees and CNN to engaged couples.
“And their innovative approach to a centuries-old tradition extends far beyond famous artworks: Maniac’s artists have been known to etch the likenesses of pop cultural icons like David Bowie and Aretha Franklin in fine detail, to sculpt voluminous renderings of the ewoks from Star Wars, and to churn out classic jack-o-lanterns”
Ludwig Favre travels the world documenting its wonders in a way that elevates their look, creating an almost surreal, paint-like quality to the very landmarks we probably take for granted. From the front-facing wall of a building, to national parks, the designs of universities, pristine beaches and cityscapes around the world.
Below is his latest series “Oregon”
Bobby Rogers is a photographer and visual artist working in Minneapolis and New York.
He began his career exploring work on mental illness and addiction. Then the DIY aesthetics of street culture and its influence on high fashion. Today, he’s investigating revolutionary ideologies reshaping Black culture.
Photographer, director and motion video creator Tim Tadder shares a lot of visual overdose on personal Behance profile. Here is his personal selection of Cinemagraphs styled by Julia Reeser, with hair and makeup by Victoria McGrath