Insanely epic dollhouse designed by Snohetta for @SFMOMA’s Art Auction.
Images: Snøhetta, Dollhouse, 2012; Mixed media, ed. 2/2; Dimensions variable
there is no right way to express your masculinity or your femininity through dress. we are all struggling to find our balance, to express who we are in a way that is comfortable and authentic while also navigating the world in a way that communicates to others who we are and how we want to be hailed. read through to: Autostraddle — Butch Please: Butch Gets Dressed
Damien Hirst - Medicine Cabinets (1988-94)
1. Installation view
2. Nothing to Fear
3. My Way
5. Enemy (detail)
6. Sinner (detail)
“Hirst started his series of ‘Medicine Cabinets’ whilst in his second year at Goldsmiths. In their arrangement of objects the cabinets link Hirst’s earlier collages to his later work. The used packages that fill the cabinets, described by Hirst as ‘empty fucking vessels’, were originally arranged as if the cabinet were itself a body, with each item positioned according to the organs it medically related to. However, this system did not last and the ‘minimalist delicious colours’ of the designs swiftly became the most important criterion for their arrangement within each cabinet. The works explore the distinction between life and death, myth and medicine.
Sinner is Hirst’s portrait of his grandmother, Eileen Brennan, taken through the drug packaging she left to him, on his request, on her death.
Eileen played an important role in Hirst’s upbringing. He recalls: ‘She’d tell me that Father Christmas didn’t exist when I was really young, and was really kind of logical with me […] She promised that if ghosts exist she’d come back and haunt me. So I thought, after she died of lung cancer, obviously they don’t. And then, recently, I kind of thought, well, maybe they do, and she came back in a way that I don’t quite understand.’”
Michael Johansson - Pack Daddy’s Suitcases (2006)
“The title comes from an old Swedish rhyme and refers to the difficulty of repeating the same thing several times. This time, the repetition lies in differently sized suitcases that fit perfectly inside one another, and thus lose their original purpose.”
Where fantasy and architectural engineering meet, awesome structures like this incredible Dragon Bridge are born. Not only is the bridge shaped like a dragon, with the arches forming the body, its head breathes giant plumes of fire or jets of water.
Located in Da Nang, Vietnam and designed by the Louis Berger Group, the 1,864-foot-long, 9,000 ton dragon-shaped steel bridge was created to commemorate the 38th anniversary of the capture of Da Nang by North Vietnamese forces during the final days of the Vietnam War. Construction began in the summer of 2009 and the bridge was inaugurated on March 29, 2013. At night the bridge is lit by a system of 15,000 LEDs that enable it to change colour. And it only cost $85 million to build.
Know were you stand: Modern Day Locations blended with Major Historical Events by Seth Taras
1. The Hindenberg Disaster of May 6, 1937
2. Allied soldiers rushing the beach at Normandy in June 1944
3. The Fall of the Berlin wall in 1989
4. Adolf Hitler touring Paris and standing in front of the Eiffel Tower in 1940