The Pitch, AMC’s newest original series premieres April 30, 2012
Gregory Thielker, qui vit entre Washington et New Delhi, est un peintre au talent incroyable. S’inspirant de situations vécues, ces peintures reprennent des photographies de pare-brises sous la pluie. Un rendu époustouflant à découvrir dans une série d’oeuvres dans la suite.
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Issue 12 is nearly sold out! I have fewer than 200 copies available, also on their way to the warehouse. Issue 12 is available here along with other back issues and will ship once it gets to the distribution warehouse next week.
A couple of spreads from UPPERCASE have made it into the Society of Publication Designer‘s annual, earning a merit for the “design of an entire issue” category. Nice to see it listed on a page with The New York Times Style Magazine and TIME! The spreads displayed are about illustrator Martin Haake and a contents page featuring a photo by Paul Octavious.
Robert Wilkinson, a Canadian, got arrested for intoxication and didn’t agree with the charges. After pleading his case, he decides to belt out his emotions… through the music of Queen.
In the last few weeks we’ve published a few projects where architects have come up with inventive ways of getting around restrictive planning requirements. Here’s a roundup of the most popular buildings we’ve featured on Dezeen where disguises, moving walls and even skis have been employed to skirt around these obligations.
1. at the top of the list are these designs for a plastic-covered house in Poland, which feature an extra wall where the planning authorities wanted the facade to be.
2. in second place is Sliding House, a glazed house that can be transformed into a typical English barn by a 50-ton mobile structure that slides over the top.
3. next up, architect Jack Woolley concealed this house and workshop behind a brick wall with a secret door so that no one would notice it was there.
4. at number four is a leisure complex inside a former bullring, where architects Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners were able to retain the historically sensitive facade by lifting it up off the ground.
5. a copper-clad house extension comes in fifth place, after the architects got around the stipulation for a pitched roof by designed the whole building as if it were one.
6. number six is a house with an electronically controlled stone wall that slides across the facade to hide a large window that wouldn’t otherwise have been allowed.
7. in seventh position is a sled-like sauna on skis that can be towed out onto a lake, which was constructed after the client was refused permission for a permanent structure.
9. this house, number nine in our countdown, was hidden underground in order to maintain sight lines towards a listed stone tower on the site.
10. last but not least is an energy centre designed to look like a row of gabled houses.
See you next month for another top ten!
Corey Arnold est à la fois photographe et pêcheur commercial. Basé en Alaska, ce dernier cultive un amour pour la photographie et chercher à immortaliser l’intensité d’une telle pratique ainsi que des moments plus poétiques. Une sélection est à découvrir dans la suite.
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A limited edition single-varietal vintage release shakes up the vodka scene
Prized for its silky mouth feel and distinct flavor, Karlssons began in 2001 when a group of Swedish potato farmers sought a way to improve their business. At the behest of Peter Ekelund—well-known as an entrepreneur who had helped launch Absolut in the 1970s—the group began working together as a collective and immediately saw an uptick in demand for their Swedish-grown spuds.
This success spurred another idea—to make a vodka from the many varieties of local virgin potatoes. Ekelund brought on Börje Karlsson, a former colleague and master vodka blender (he’s the guy who created the original recipe for Absolut vodka), to create a vodka from the crops of these local farmers. From this was born Karlsson’s Gold, a blend of potato spirits that lend the small-batch vodka its signature taste. Master Blender Börje Karlsson blends the individual spirits and vintages from seven different potatoes, all of which are grown in Sweden’s Cape Bjäre region. Karlsson finds that these potatoes are much like grapes, with noticeable variances from season to season. When sampling the spirits he realized that some of them were exceptional on their own, and the idea for Karlsson’s Batch was born.
The first single varietals worthy of Mr. Karlsson’s small batch mission were distilled in 2004, but this limited-edition Karlsson’s Batch 2008 marks the brand’s first major single-varietal vodka expression commercial release, made exclusively from Gammel Svensk Röd (Old Swedish Red) new potatoes harvested in 2008. The label bears the name of the farmer, Bertil Gunnarsson, along with the property from which it was harvested and the bottle’s number in the edition. The vodka is very distinctive, and unlike blended vodkas that aim for even palate, has a sharp and complex flavor profile.
This deconstructionist concept is a bold move in a market dominated by expansion almost exclusively from flavored vodkas; it’s more often seen in the domaines of champagne and whiskey. Karlssons may be the first spirit brand to embrace this approach.
Karlsson’s Batch 2008 is restricted to 1,980 bottles, the majority of which are headed for select retailers, bars and restaurants in the U.S. market, including New York’s PDT, Del Posto, Craft and Astor Center, among others.
If you miss out on this edition stay on the lookout for the second Batch release in Fall 2012, featuring the Solist varietal from 2009.