Brooklyn-based artist Kip Omolade creates large-scale oil paintings of chrome masks, depicting not only the subtle details of female faces, but incorporating the reflected environment of each piece. Continue reading
“A healthy body is a guest-chamber for the soul; a sick body is a prison.” ~Francis Bacon
There are a million different advertisements nowadays, from pills that will help you drop 30 pounds quick to face wash that doesn’t have a single ingredient you’ve heard of. Continue reading
A steep gabled roof emerges from behind a snowy hill and blends in with the tightly clumped furry green pine trees surrounding it. The Villa Boreale is slowly revealed: a modern scandinavian-inspired cabin designed by Cargo Architecture for a young couple looking to nest in the frigid wilderness of Charlevoix, Quebec. Continue reading
Since Roman times, the towns of Graun and Reschen high in the Alps near the Italian-Swiss border had been occupied. But in 1939, the local power company drew up plans for a dam that would give the area plenty of seasonal electricity but create an artificial lake that would unify two natural lakes and submerge the towns in the valley between them. Continue reading
Located in Krausnick, Germany, this tropical island retreat is completely artificially constructed and contained in an unusual place. The hotel opened in 2004, offering a beach, lagoon, water slide, restaurants and exotic birds, flora and fauna. It basically has everything you could want from an island resort. Except it’s nowhere near an island. Because this warm, beautiful beach surrounded by snow.