Monthly Archives: January 2013

VANISHING AMERICA

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Biography
Michael Eastman has established himself as one of the world’s leading contemporary photographic artists. The self-taught photographer has spent four decades documenting interiors and facades in cities as diverse as Havana, Paris, Rome, and New Orleans, producing large-scale photographs unified by their visual precision, monumentality, and painterly use of color. Eastman is most recognized for his explorations of architectural form and the textures of decay, which create mysterious narratives about time and place. He still relies on capturing the image on film and continues to print the images himself.

Eastman’s photographs have appeared in Time, Life, and American Photographer, and they reside in the collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the International Center of Photography, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and other prestigious institutions. His books include Havana (2011, Prestel), Vanishing America (2008, Rizzoli) and Horses (2003, Knopf), which is now in its fifth edition. Eastman lives in St. Louis.

http://eastmanimages.com/

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FORGOTTEN PALACES

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In  this series Forgotten Palaces, French photographer Thomas Jorion has captured deserted palaces and stunning villas abandoned by their owners for various reasons. Mostly shot in Italy, these poignant images underlie the ephemeral, the fragility of human existence. These forgotten palaces reflect a singular aesthetic between decay and eternal beauty, quiet places where the sound of our footsteps still resonate, where melancholy is ever-present, a poetry of absence and silence.

Thomas Jorion photographs urban ruins and condemned buildings, spaces that no longer serve the purposes for which they were built. He lives and works in Paris.

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http://www.thomasjorion.com/

LE GROTTE DELLA CIVITA – SEXTANTIO HOTEL II

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Sextantio Hotel “Le Grotte della Civita” in Matera, Basilicata (Southern Italy).

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The Hotel Sextantio’s entrance.

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The hotel is a throw-back to the Middle Ages, with craftwork made by locals. Also in this case, tradition and simplicity are interwoven with modern comfort.

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Every piece of furniture is either an antique find or made by hand, using the antique methods and techniques.

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The modern bath-tube matching the antique furniture. Just perfect.

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http://www.sextantio.it/

Where others see decay, Daniele Kihlgren sees opportunity, creating hotels that breathe life and a future into the fading communities of Italy’s past. If you want ton read more about him visit the link here below:

http://www.madebyoriginals.com/originals/daniele-kihlgren

STONE BLUE SHADES

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http://trouvais.com/tag/lillian-williams/

THE CABIN

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Cabin in Eskifjördur, Iceland.

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A-frame in Lapland, Finland.A-frame in Lapland, Finland.

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Off-grid log cabin in Sweden handbuilt by Eetu Puurtinen in 2008.

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Cliff-top fisherman’s shed on the Llyn Peninsula, Wales.

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Stone & thatch cottage in Pescaglia, Italy.

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Cabin in Port Lockroy, Antarctica.

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Mt. Baker Ski Patrol Cabin in the Cascades of Washington State.

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Barn on Liberty View Farm in Highland, NY.

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Yurt along the Silk Road, China.

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Earthen shelter in Abisko National Park, Sweden.

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Headquarters for the second Cabin-Time Art Camp on Bogus Lake, Minnesota.

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Writing cabin in Northwest Connecticut, designed by Charlie Myer and built by author Michael Pollan as detailed in his book A Place of My Own.

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Dock shed in St. Helens, Oregon.
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Floating sauna on the Baikal lake, Siberia.
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This photo was taken on January 5, 2011 in Rocha, UY.
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This photo was taken on January 10, 2011 in Aguas Dulces, Rocha, UY.
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Remote cabin on the Norwegian island of Vannøya.
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Fishing Shack in Blue Rocks, Nova Scotia.
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Red hut in Refugio Italia, Argentina.
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Lookout at Saint Mary Peak, Bitterroot Range, Montana.

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Alpine Huts of New Zealand.

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Alpine Huts of New Zealand.

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VILLA PATCHWORK

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I collected some inspiring pictures from different sources and I made a “Patchwork” of different places. The villa here below doesn’t exist, at least as a single place. It is an imaginary mansion and it has not been easy to make it look coherent and with a balanced style.

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http://www.shabbychicmania.it

SEXTANTIO HOTELS

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Sextantio “Diffuso Hotel” in Santo Stefano of Sessanio Village – L’Aquila

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The restaurant at the hotel. For those who value the taste of a local meal.

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Flickering candles on the tables and the fire burning in the fireplace. Romantic!

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Let’s discover the rooms…

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You will find beautiful locally woven bed linens, 17th century wooden ceilings and an ancient fireplace, all combined with modern technology.

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Local workshops.

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The tradition of ancient crafts, such as wool hand-weaving done by the villagers has been re-introduced in the village.

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http://www.sextantio.it/

Where others see decay, Daniele Kihlgren sees opportunity, creating hotels that breathe life and a future into the fading communities of Italy’s past. If you want ton read more about him visit the link here below:

http://www.madebyoriginals.com/originals/daniele-kihlgren