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The Space Project by Vincent Fournier is based upon Jules Vernes book, “From the Earth to the Moon”. It is a photographic archive of the most representative space organizations in the world: Gagarine Cosmonaut Training Center near Moscow (Russia), Mars Desert Research Station in Utah (US), observatories in the Atacama Desert (Chile), and the Guyana Space Center in Kourou (French Guiana).

Tree hotel anyone? By Tham & Videgård Arkitekter. Cool.

Beautiful digital imagery by Toronto based Alex Fischer. Via todayandtomorrow.

The Photographers’ Gallery is holding an auction at Christie’s on Thursday 17 February 2010 to help raise funds for the construction of a new building in the heart of London’s West End. Up for grabs is work by Rineke Dijkstra, Tracey Emin, Maryin Parr, Bill Brandt, Corinne Day, Terry O’Neil and more.

RCA Secret is a unique annual exhibition and sale of original postcard-sized art, made by professional artists, designers and illustrators, plus current postgraduate students at the Royal College of Art.

2800 postcards are displayed anonymously and are signed on the reverse, so that the artist remains a secret until after the cards are purchased and their signature is revealed.

Over 1,000 artists have donated work to RCA Secret this year, including Tracey Emin, Grayson Perry, Yoko Ono, Jake Chapman, Olafur Eliasson, Yinka Shonibare, Sir Peter Blake, John Baldessari, fashion designers Manolo Blahnik, Mary Quant and Sir Paul Smith, animator Nick Park, photographer David Bailey, film maker Mike Leigh and designers Ron Arad and James Dyson, as well as students and graduates from the Royal College of Art.

Each postcard costs £45 and a maximum of four cards may be purchased per person.

Over the last six years FUEL have produced and published the Russian Criminal Tattoo Encyclopaedia Volumes I, II and III. Now for the first time the original artworks from these popular books are being exhibited. The ‘Russian Criminal Tattoo Exhibition’ shows 120 original ink drawings by Danzig Baldaev and 16 photographic prints by Sergei Vasiliev.

The exhibition will run from 29 October – 29 November at 4 Wilkes Street, Spitalfields, London E1 6QF, Thursday to Sunday, 11am-6pm.

Powers of Ten is a 1968 American documentary short film written and directed by Ray Eames and her husband, Charles Eames, rereleased in 1977. The film depicts the relative scale of the Universe in factors of ten (see also logarithmic scale and order of magnitude). The film is an adaptation of the 1957 book Cosmic View by Kees Boeke, and more recently is the basis of a new book version. Both adaptations, film and book, follow the form of the Boeke original, adding color and photography to the black and white drawings employed by Boeke in his seminal work.

Chen Man, one of China’s most celebrated avante-garde fashion photographers.

Great name, great work.

Jim Denevan makes temporary drawings on sand earth and ice that are eventually erased by waves and weather.

“This year—the Serpentine’s 40th Anniversary—the Serpentine Gallery Pavilion is designed by world-renowned French architect Jean Nouvel. This 2010 Pavilion is the 10th commission in the Gallery’s annual series, the world’s first and most ambitious architectural programme of its kind. It will be the architect’s first completed building in the UK.

The building consists of bold geometric forms, large retractable awnings and a sloped freestanding wall that stands 12m above the lawn. Striking glass, polycarbonate and fabric structures create a versatile system of interior and exterior spaces, while the flexible auditorium will accommodate the Serpentine Gallery Park Nights and Marathon and the changing summer weather.”

Never owned a motorcycle, but these make me want to. (Did someone say mid-life crisis?)

Back from a weekend on the Lakes…

Nice shots by April Cakes on Flickr.

Lovely images made with data and code.


Original polaroids on show by Ansel Adams, David Bailey, Robert Mapplethorpe, Steven Meisel, Helmut Newton, Andy Warhol, Rankin and others at Atlas gallery, London. Showing until 28th November.


Michelangelo di Battista shoots Claudia Schiffer for Harper’s Bazaar.


The only thing I want to say about this is I want one.


Juergen Teller + Marc Jacobs = pure fashion perfection.


The centrepiece of the July issue of Wallpaper* magazine is a unique collaboration between Wallpaper*, legendary art director Peter Saville and photographer Nick Knight. Take a look behend the scenes. (NSFW)