Italian product manager and web designer Francesco Mugnai recently added a collection of images to his blog touting some of the most beautiful images of abandoned spots and modern ruins that he’d ever seen. The images Mugnai has captured come from empty castles, shuttered power plants, and dilapidated churches around the world. From a sunken yacht in Antarctica to a forever-closed amusement park in Japan, these images all make up a sort of anti-phoenix; rather than rising as new from the ashes, these husks remain preserved in decomposition, forcing viewers to confront the strange beauty of ruination.
Alfred Beck Centre, Hillingdon (1974) by Hillingdon Borough Arch Dept.
The Architects Department of the newly created Hillingdon borough, led by Thurston Williams, created a range of buildings such as housing, schools and other public buildings that led away from the prevelant monumental modernism and towards a more modest style that featured low rise buildings with pitched roofs and ground floor access.
Michael & George sono designer londinesi. La loro idea è stata quella di trasformare una classica matita in una lampada da pavimento. Simpatica l’idea di utilizzare il cavo elettrico dell’alimentazione come fosse una linea tracciata dalla matita.
Un ultimo dettaglio, questa lampada costa 999 Sterline