Launch 2011 is fast approaching. This premier event will entail displays of art, graphic design, photography, and major emphasis on fashion. This year’s music headliner is Neon Indian, a psychedelic synth-pop artist whose sound has been compared to a cross between New Order and a saw wave cutting a Doobie Brothers song in half. Currently touring with Sleigh Bells, they’ve also played the late night stages of Kimmell and Fallon, and received high praise from the New York Times, Pitchfork, and Rolling Stone, just to name a few.
Launch Festival is an invigorating audio and visual experience you won’t want to miss. This third annual festival will be on July 23rd at The Greens Hotel in Sacramento. For more information visit 5432Launch.com or to buy tickets online visit Ticketleap.com.
The Sandhills Road House was designed by Fearon Hay Architects on Great Barrier Island, New Zealand. This would be the nicest place to relax and read or work on projects. Absolutely beautiful and a true work of art. I really love Modern architecture because so much precision and geometry goes into the design of the buildings.
Located on the Eastern coastline of the Huaraki Gulfs, Great Barrier Island the ‘Great Barrier House’ is a relaxed holiday destination that references traditional notions of bach occupation. Drawing inspiration from the idea of two sheds linked by stretched tarpaulin, the house consists of two habitable areas joined by an expansive floating pavilion. Wide expanses of sliding glass doors & adjustable blinds allow the pavilion to respond to different environmental conditions while providing the location for eating dining & relaxing within the natural surrounds of the property.
Found via Archdaily.
images courtesy of zaha hadid architects
I recently saw this posted on my friend Cole’s Facebook and Kanye’s blog and I had to post it here because the design and craft work is amazing. This timeless design was built by the Zaha Hadid Architects for the chamber music hall and was completed at the Manchester Art Gallery for the performances of Johann Sebastian Bach. Steel is covered by a sleek fabric weaving through the room to form appearance of wonder. The movement of the design is in “response to the intricate relationships of Bach’s harmonies.” (www.designboom.com). I really wish I could go to see Bach perform here.