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A Series of Photographs by Shadi Ghadirian each depicting women in headscarves partaking in "Western" activities.

Capturing the contradictions in everyday life, Iranian photographer Shadi Ghadirian draws on her environment and culture to create her work. Born in 1974 in Tehran in the Islamic Republic of Iran, Ghadirian “fell into photographing women” after completing a B.A. at Azad University. Soon after, Ghadirian gained an international audience for her innovative images, depicting [...]

Digital Art by Kunstdrom

Digital Art by Kunstdrom! (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com)

ES 102 Intermediate Swivel Arm Chair by Eames

A member of our Flickr group submitted his latest acquisition, and it’s a humdinger: an ES 102 Intermediate Swivel Arm Chair. This is an Eames design I’d never seen before. A close relative of the Executive Chair, the ES 102 office chair was born in 1968 but discontinued five years later due to “high production [...]

“Home for Life” in Denmark Produces More Energy Than It Consumes

“Home for Life” is a sustainable residential project coming from Danish architects AART. Located near Aarhus in Denmark, it is said to be the first “Active House” on the planet, trying to make a statement in the field of architecture by emphasizing on low energy consumption and a “low-carbon future”. Amazingly enough, this home produces [...]

Building Poetry

Wrapping up the Lower Manhattan chapter for my NYC guidebook I came across the below video at the Poets House web page. Their new home is by Louise Braverman Architect and is inside Riverhouse by Polshek Partnership Architects. Those who know me are already aware I have a hard time passing up anything with Bill [...]

#30300 – The Horse in Motion – A flatpack walnut…

The Horse in Motion – A flatpack walnut backpack that plays with the design of knock down/ flat pack furniture. Features cabinetry hardware, allowing flat-pack ability and easy portability. Ready to assemble. (Want more? See NOTCOT.org and NOTCOT.com) This article was shared by me in Google Reader. I don’t want to take complete credit for [...]