In 1957 an international competition was held for a design of a new city hall. A total of 520 designs were received from 42 different countries. The winner of the competition was Finnish architect Viljo Revell. In 1965 Toronto's fourth city hall opened and still serves as the home of the city's council. The 27 storey east tower and the 20 storey west tower surround the saucer shaped council chamber. The saddest part of the history of our current city hall is that Revell died of a heart attack at 5... [more]
The University College Main Building at No 15 King's College Circle on the University Of Toronto campus. Constructed in 1853, the building was severely damaged by a fire that gutted the entire eastern wing and the college library in 1890. More than 33,000 books were destroyed in the college library but within two years, the library was replenished through donations. University College was designated a National Historic Site of Canada in 1968.Original photography from 2010 using a Canon EOS T1i body... [more]
"The Princess, the Fire and the Castle”e-book is also available on HOPES STORE at only 0,99 Euro. Created by Roberto Alborghetti and Mitrani Yarden, it is a modern fairy tale with 40 wonderful photos, 80 pages, an amazing graphic style offering a great show of Art, Fashion and Beauty! It’s a present for your New Year 2016. The story is set in the impressive Rocca Aldobrandesca, a XIII Century fortress in Piancastagnaio (Siena, Tuscany, Italy) with the participation of model and actr... [more]
This is the Volcano Dress, presented for the first time in Tuscany (Mount Amiata, Piancastagnaio, Siena) on October 25, during the events for the Italian premiere of “The Ghost Bus” short film produced by Roberto Alborghetti with Bartons PLC and ACT Group.
The picture is a special preview from the forthcoming Video and Booklet : “The Princess, The Fire and the Castle”. The Volcano Dress is an HotCouture Creation by Mitrani Yarden based on the original picture by Roberto A... [more]
“We both agree, sometimes archives can be fun!”
Just before everyone disappears to their holiday hideouts, I meet with ICA London curator Juliette Desorgues to explore her new exhibition about the Austrian architecture magazine Bau. We browse through the show together and compare personal favorites.
Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning, Issue 2, 1965
Bau: Magazine for Architecture and Urban Planning (1947-71), similar to the RIBA Journal, existed as a trade magaz... [more]
This is the videoclip I created about the spectacular wedding dress made by Mitrani Yarden, fashion designer and artist.
THE WEDDING DRESS BY MITRANI YARDEN - VIDEOCLIP BY ROBERTO ALBORGHETTI
Three months of work, meters of silk and stretch tulle, 5 different kinds of lace-embroidery (stitched directly on the dress), hundreds of blue an red pearls, 35 covered buttons: these are some numbers behind this wonderful creation.
Through my photos and video I tried to bring my eyes close to the... [more]
The small Dutch city of Utrecht is receiving worldwide attention this weekend as its charming canals and cobbled corridors play host to Le Grand Départ: the launch of the Tour de France, which hits the road on Saturday.
As with any major sporting event, the rights to host Le Grand Départ are as much rights to major commercial and tourism opportunities as they are to the Majesty of Sport. Naturally, Tour merch abounds and nearly every shop in town has a decorated Peugeot racer, sleek... [more]
With the scope of art continually expanding to include everything from film to fashion wear, the design world is finding itself on the up and up. More art collectors are including works by iconic designers into their collections, and many major art institutions—MoMA for instance—either have departments dedicated to architecture and design, or they’ve presented major exhibitions of prominent design figures and movements (David Adjaye, for example, is currently having a huge retrospect... [more]
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Final Call For Entries:
Submission deadline for the MENA Interior Design & Architecture Awards is 16th March 2015
Dear Industry Colleague,
With less than 1 week until the competition closes, we have received entries from some amazing architecture and design projects from across the entire region and our panel of judges are gearing up to start the judging process.
The deadline for receiving entries for the 2015 MENA Interior Design & Architecture... [more]
Black and white photos of various buildings and structures in and around the Toronto Canada area.
Top to bottom:
No 200 Bay St RBP South Tower Toronto Canada 2
Roadside Antiques Shop
Apartment Buildings At Sunset From The Pape St Bridge
Art Gallery of Ontario Exterior Stairs
Ashbridges BayWater Treatment Plant 2
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18 - 21 MAY 2015 | DUBAI WORLD TRADE CENTRE, UAE
Share your knowledge and experience at Design Talks 2015
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Returning for another year, Design Talks at INDEX and workspace at INDEX will provide the region's design community with inspiring, informative and invaluable insights to inspire and educate architects, interior designers, contractors, and specifiers.
From 18 - 21 May 2015 at the Dubai World Trade Centre, Design Talks will feature 4 days of case studies, panel sessions, round tables and interactive discussion... [more]
16 February: Deadline for submissions2 March: Finalists announced2 March - 4 May: Finalists to source all materials for build4 May: Provide final stand design16-17 May: Finalists build room sets onsite at the exhibition18 May: Judges' winner announced18-20 May: People's Choice voting period21 May: People's Choice winner announced
AN EX... [more]
MOSTYN OPEN 19: CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS
£10,000 overall prize | £1000 'People's Choice' Prize | open to all ages, media, and locations
If you think this opportunity would be of interest to your contacts and followers on social media, then we would be very grateful if you could circulate this information to them.
Search for 'mostyn' on facebook. Our twitter is: mostyn_wales_ and our hashtags for this opportunity are #mostyngallery and #open19. Our short url is: bit.ly/1yzm2t2
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Rearrange your sock drawers. Rapper turned painter turned Lion turned hosier Snoop Lion just released a fresh line for your feet. Working with Swedish sock company Happy Socks, Snoop and the creative team at Cashmere Agency developed a collection of three designs inspired by his foray into painting.
"The Art of Inspiration" sock collection includes the navy and white paisley-patterned "Snoop Dogg Gin & Juice," the brightly colored paint supply-themed "Snoop Dogg Painter," and "Snoop Dogg Stripes & P... [more]
Recently, a “Stereotypes of the Netherlands” map made its rounds on the Internet, describing how the Dutch conceptualize their small country’s terrain. Down south, in the middle of Brabant’s “Catholic Carnival Country,” a short distance from “Dumb People, Great Beer” (apologies, Belgium), is the technological oasis of “Philipstown,” so named for the diversified technology mega-corporation. If the city is known for innovation in technology... [more]