Reinventing contemporary architecture to better respond to tomorrow’s socio-environmental challenges? This is the innovative project that Oscar Mendez, a young entrepreneur who makes recycling the source of a new and intelligent business model, is offering.
A great mixture of vintage furnishings and a modern hipster atmosphere, the new owners of Chez Jeannette knew how to guard the authenticity of Strasbourg Saint-Denis’ cult destination. 1940’s lighting and “La Goulue” wallpaper remind us of past times when Toulouse-Lautec painted the cabaret…even the stucco ceiling has been conserved.
Having gained clients such as Topshop, American Express, Elle magazine and more, Niki Pilkington is a successful Welsh illustrator, now based in New York. Her work mostly consists of drawings of girls with Welsh, or sometimes English, quotes or slogans included in the illustration. We interviewed the artist to find out more.
Marcus Schaefer is a German freelance photographer whose work has been featured in publications such as GQ, Fucking Young! and Vice, among others. Combining both art and fashion to produce creative and surrealist images, we came across Marcus’ photographs on Instagram and decided to interview him to find out more.
As well as a place to document your life, or to create a mood board of the things you like, Instagram has become an important and practical platform to show off your work to the rest of the world. For illustrators, the application is an opportunity to exhibit their artwork to buyers, businesses or simply everyday Instagram users who could learn a thing or two from a clever or funny illustration. Here we pick a few of our favourite Instagram illustrator accounts.
Escape, adventure, exploration, so many words to talk about a very common and universal desire at the moment: to travel. Instagram accounts about the subject are multiplying and the lifestyle press are always following it. Eldorado illustrates the movement: the magazine approaches the theme with aesthetic through the tales of travellers and a contemplative and sporty vision of nature. In addition to its print version, Eldorado emphasizes its highly sensitive approach by posting perfected videos that you will be watching again and again!
Faced with the worldwide success of comic strips and manga, drawings and illustration occupy a growing place within the communication and design world, to single out the speech of a brand. Drawing indeed enables us to humanise our way of receiving information, by « humanising » the screen.
Lucas Zimmerman studied photography at Weimar. The young German photographer spent three years capturing the poetry of traffic lights in what resembles a flat country bathed in mist. A photographer of silence, he likes to work at night, while others sleep, to capture the life of the pavement and that of the elements of the urban landscape imagined by man. Traffic Lights 2.0 restores the poetic universe of light and seems to illuminate absence.
Today we share with you a visual pleasure. It’s not a matter of scrolling through perfect images, but contemplating these looping videos designed by two associates of the design motion studio More and More: Tom Darracott and Carl Burgess.
Sara Andreasson is the new voice of committed feminism. This 27 year-old Swedish illustrator offers her vision of the world in a deliberately fun and colourful style that attracts people’s attention to important subjects. Her vision of women breaks the rules. Bodies are sculptural and come from all backgrounds. For example, armpits are not shaved to suggest an assumed femininity, and girl gangs eat junk food, smoke and chill in causal clothes.