Like drawing back a curtain to let bright light stream in, Miss Representation uncovers a glaring reality we live with every day but fail to see. Written and directed by Jennifer Siebel Newsom, the film exposes how mainstream media contribute to the under-representation of women in positions of power and influence in America. The film challenges the media's limited and often disparaging portrayals of women and girls, which make it difficult for women to achieve leadership positions and for the average woman to feel powerful herself.
We are into trouble if we continue to teach our kids and daughters especially, that all that matters is the way they look . Miss Representation seems to make a brilliant job! Watch the amazing trailer for their movie that premiered at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival, and aired on Ophra Winfrey Network.
If I ever get to Shanghai this is where I will stay - definitely!
What an amazing Hotel or better outstanding architecture. Both, inside and outside is by Neri & Hu.
Founded in 2004 by partners lyndon neri and rossana hu, nhdro(neri&hu design and research office) is a multi-disciplinary architectural design practice based in shanghai, china. NHDRO works internationally providing architecture, interior, master planning, graphic, and product design services.
Located on the banks of the Huangpu River and in the vicinity of the 2010 World Expo (Puxi) site, The Waterhouse at South Bund will raise the boutique hotel stakes in Shanghai with its cutting-edge design and one-of-a-kind experience.
The Design Concept
The hotel's design philosophy is based on a blurring or an inversion of internal & external spaces, creating a disorienting yet refreshing spatial experience for guests in search of something out of the ordinary. The public places allow glimpses into private rooms while the private spaces invite guests to peek into public areas. The result is a stay that both defines and distinguishes the visitor experience at The Waterhouse at South Bund.
Ideally located in the vicinity of the 2010 World Expo site and adjacent to Shanghai?s latest cultural hotspot, The Cool Docks, The Waterhouse at South Bund is situated east of the city's old town, which was the focal point for the city?s shipping and trading activities in the 1800s.
With a magnificent view of the Pudong skyline, The Waterhouse is part of a quaint low- rise district where much of the city's architectural heritage is still intact. Across the main road of Zhongshan Nan Lu that leads to The Waterhouse is the famous Shiliupu fabric market where tourists and locals have their suits and gowns tailor made.
To the east, across the Huangpu River, is the bustling commercial centre of Lujiazui while to the south is the Nanpu Bridge, the first steel and concrete composite girder cable-stayed bridge built in Shanghai and the fourth longest of such bridge in the world.
Rooms start around 200 €.
all photos © image courtesy of Nerhi & Hu, Tuomas Uusheimo
From the same year is this absolutely stunning series by Bill Ray. Amazing pictures! Love the style these Ladies have.
Have a look at the whole series .
All pictures :
Bill Ray/TIME & LIFE Pictures
Browsing the LIFE archive with the LIFE I Pad app is my new addiction. I love this series on the beginning of skateboarding back in 1965 in New York.
All pictures form Bill Eppridge/TIME & LIFE Pictures/Getty Images.
Pat McGee on Point
National girls' champ McGee shows how it's done.
Walker Pickering is a photographer based in Austin, Texas. His work is represented by B. Hollyman Gallery and he teaches photography at The Art Institute of Austin.
more here: http://walkerpickering.com/
Discovery of the day : Dutch Photographer Bas Princen.
I like the italian photographers Luisa Zanzani work.
She studied Product and Communication Design in Italy and later Photography in Germany.
These Pictures are from the series Adria.
More of her work here:
I saw this installation in Paris at the "maison et object fair". It's absolutely stunning.
RGB is a work about the exploration of the “surface’s deepness”.RGB designs create surfaces that mutate and interact with different chromatic stimulus.?RGB’s technique consists in the overlapping of three different images, each one in a primary color. The resulting images from this three level’s superimposition are unexpected and disorienting. The colors mix up, the lines and shapes entwine becoming oneiric and not completely clear. Through a colored filter (a light or a transparent material) it is possible to see clearly the layers in which the image is composed. The filter’s colors are red, green and blue, each one of them serves to reveal one of the three layers.
I recommend reading this " The Telegraph" article on the russian street artist P183. Some stunning pieces.
I strongly recommend checking this site from David Jongkwon Kim, the korean Director and Cinematographer makes brilliant videos.
[SAVE THE BIKE LANE] was one of the biggest project of [SEOUL got SOUL] series. (SEOUL got SOUL is a series of short documentray films that tells about fixed gear riders living in Seoul city). This film got selected for Bicycle Film Festival (BFF) 2011.
Seoul is not covered up with enough bike lanes compare to the size of the city, so the main purpose of this project is to create bike lanes on the road as a propaganda against Seoul city.
[SEOUL GOT SOUL] SAVE THE BIKE LANE (Full Ver.) from David Jongkwon Kim / DKSHOP on Vimeo.
also discovered via http://lescouillessurlapotence.wordpress.com/