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Janet Cardiff: Forty Part Motet by siena scarff

Just Beautiful "The Forty Part Motet (2001), a sound installation by Janet Cardiff (Canadian, born 1957), will be the first presentation of contemporary art at The Cloisters. Regarded as the artist's masterwork, and consisting of forty high-fidelity speakers positioned on stands in a large oval configuration throughout the Fuentidueña Chapel, the fourteen-minute work, with a three-minute spoken interlude, will continuously play an eleven-minute reworking of the forty-part motet Spem in alium numquam habui (1556?/1573?) by Tudor composer Thomas Tallis (ca. 1505–1585)."

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Inbook Charging Stations by somesiena

This is a very needed item in my house on the bedside table. Of course, I would prefer a white book.  I Love this.

In this day and age of never ending cords for our multiple gadgets and their myriad functions, it’s nice to see a charger camouflaged in an old book. Yes, for true (sentimental) bibliophiles, it hurts a tiny bit to know that a book has been put out to pasture, but it’s certainly a relief to know it’s not been chucked into some landfill, and it’s doing a different job altogether. The book acts as housing for a charger (it’s a solid unit), and means there’s no losing the cord behind your nightstand or desk.

Designed to be compatible with iPods and iPhones (iPod/nano/touch, iPhone 3G, 3GS & iPhone 4G), accommodates sync and charge functions via a USB cable, wall connector is not included.

inbook Charging Stations — ACCESSORIES -- Better Living Through Design.

Cloud Cities / Hamburger Bahnhof by somesiena

The dreaminess of Tomás Saraceno's installations shatter traditional concepts relating to place, time, gravity and traditional ideas as to what constitutes architecture. His works are utopian and invite the viewer to play a part in their impact on a particular space, as they reach up to the sky and down to the ground. The artist creates gardens that hang in the air and allow visitors to float in space, fulfilling a dream shared by all humankind. Saraceno draws inspiration from soap bubbles and the incredible strength and flexibility of spider webs. Hamburger Bahnhof - Museum für Gegenwart - Berlin

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Back To The Start by somesiena

 

 

 

 

A commercial that put tears in my eyes, really, and it's for Chipotle for gods sake.
A new stop motion ad for Mexican food chain Chipotle by London-based Johnny Kelly, set to a Willie Nelson cover of the Coldplay song, The Scientist. The video features the story of a farmer seduced by profits into large-scale unsustainable and unhealthy farming practices who decides to go “back to the start”, ridding the farm of its factory machinery resulting in happier and healthier animals. The quality of the animation is simply incredible and I was left wondering how on Earth they had accomplished some of the shots. Luckily the production team at Clapham Road Studios was a step ahead of me and shot a making-of clip that shows the enormous table containing the farm and hundreds of components used to make it move.
Epic “Back to the Start” Stop-Motion Ad for Chipotle (Plus Bonus Making-Of Goodness) | Colossal.