Heavy in Tahiti

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RAY COLLINS
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In our profile last year of Ray Collins’ incredible seascapes, we learned how being colorblind forced Collins to look more at shapes, lines, and lighting. In this recent image, shared last week on Facebook, Collins added:

Something changed in me this day… Tahiti. Can you imagine the chaos of one’s mind in the midst of such an experience? Most scared I’ve ever been in the ocean, and I was in a boat. There’s a few images from this day in my Water & Light book, but this is the first time I’ve shown this particular image. Life is crazy!

 

For more from Collins you can see his work at the links listed above. And be sure to check out our full feature from last year: Ray Collins Captures Waves Like You’ve Never Seen Them Before (24 Photos)

 

 

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Sparrow Mart, an All Felt Supermarket With 31,000 Handmade Items

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After her wildly successful US solo exhibition debut last year at The Standard’s High Line Hotel in New York, Lucy Sparrow is back with ‘Sparrow Mart’, a 2,800 square-foot pop up shop at the Standard’s Downtown Hotel in Los Angeles.

While last year’s ‘Fauxdega‘ featured 9,000 items (which quickly sold out), this year’s version features an ambitious 31,000 handmade items by Sparrow and her team of 5 assistants, who spent the last 12 months creating them in her studio outside London.

In an interview with CBS, Sparrow adds:

“Felt is a very childlike fabric, and it often evokes nostalgia. So I think it often harkens back to being at school and some of your first craft projects. I just take it to the extreme. I’ve just got a dream that’s just a little more unusual than everyone else’s, I just want to make real life out of felt.”

 

Sparrow Mart runs from August 1st – August 31st and every item is available for sale. For more from Sparrow, check her out at the links below.

 

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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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LUCY SPARROW
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Inside Hong Kong’s Shocking Cage Homes

 

Hong Kong is the most expensive housing market in the world. It has been ranked as the least affordable housing market on Earth for eight years in a row, and the price per square foot seems to be only going up. The inflated prices are forcing Hongkongers to squeeze into unconventionally small spaces that can affect their quality of life.

Tens of thousands of Hongkongers are living in spaces that range from 75 to 140 square feet. To put that in perspective, the average parking space in the US is about 150 square feet. And in the most extreme cases, Hongkongers have resorted to homes the size of a coffin.

Vox Borders spent some time exploring the living situation in Hong Kong to find out why housing has become so expensive and spaces so tight.

 

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Simone Rocha’s Dresses Photographed as Never Before

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Photographer Linda Brownlee first met designer Simone Rocha in Ireland when the pair were in their early twenties. Both women were born in Dublin, but the two became close acquaintances after moving to London and embarking on their respective careers, beginning a fruitful collaborative relationship in 2013. “Simone was an emerging designer when we first worked together, when I photographed a very early collection…

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Artist Draws With Charcoal and Flour

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A Sri Lankan artist (name unknown) has been generating buzz with his 3D drawings using only flour and charcoal. The temporary works use ‘forced perspective‘ to give them the 3D feel, meaning they need to be viewed from a specific angle to achieve the 3D effect.

Viewing from other angles and the image will appear stretched and distorted. If you enjoy this kind of art be sure to check out our previous art posts that use forced perspective!

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A very special little place, all your own—MUJI Hut


A very special little place, all your own—MUJI Hut


A very special little place, all your own—MUJI Hut


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A very special little place, all your own—MUJI Hut

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The Time a 73 Year Old Aretha Franklin Brought Down the House at the Kennedy Center

 

On December 6th, 2015, the Queen of Soul performed an iconic rendition of “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” in tribute to the song’s co-writer, Carole King, who was receiving the Kennedy Center Honors for lifetime achievement alongside Rita Moreno, Cicely Tyson and other luminaries.

King, who is the most successful female songwriter of the latter half of the 20th century in the US—having written or co-written 118 pop hits on the Billboard Hot 100 between 1955 and 1999—is the one standing in awe and jubilation beside Michelle Obama.

There’s a fantastic ‘oral history’ of the unforgettable evening by The New York Times, and if you want to learn more about the legendary Franklin, you can start with this remembrance piece on NBC News.

 

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