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Amazing U-Shaped Skyscraper In New York Is Unveiled

Manhattan’s skyline is about to get thrown for a loop – literally. Plans have officially been unveiled to construct the world’s first U-shaped skyscraper in New York City, and it’s going to push the limits of architecture above the curve.

The Big Bend is an ambitious project being carried out by Oiio Studio, a world-renowned design team previously confronted by the city’s land usage restrictions. “If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan,” they wrote on their official website about their plan to circumvent the laws by building long instead of tall.

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Dolomites in 50 Shades of Grey

Art director and photographer based in Paris, Clément Merouani likes to immortalize and sublimate the places he visits around the world : London, New York, Venice, Barcelona… In his “Black & White Dolomites” project, published on Behance, the artist unveils a series of monochrome landscapes. We discover the quiet and majestic reliefs of this mountain range located between the Alps and the north of Italy, in different shades of gray.closevolume_off

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Suspended Moments in Pastel Colours

Arch McLeish is an art director and photographer based in New York. His pastel-coloured compositions transport us into another world. closevolume_off

The artist is particularly interested in empty spaces and leaves a lot of freedom for personal interpretation. While everyone can imagine the scenario they want behind these images, they all give a feeling of tranquillity, solitude and suspended time. Arch McLeish finds beauty in empty streets, passers-by in a street or rubbish, often accompanied by a sky that looks like it came straight out of a dream.


A romantic approach to image making for him, and a real treat for the eyes for us.

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Our Mini Postapopcalyptic Futures

We (Scapa and Joe) teamed up to make pop art of how the future could look due to climate change. We use as many recycled materials as possible, along with 3D designing and printing.

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Photographer Captures The Unique And Amazing People Of The New York Subway (40 Pics)

Have you ever wanted to be a model? Well, if you live in New York and take the subway, you might become one. New York photographer Andreas, better known as Mr. NYC Subway, asks random strangers on the subway if they would like to model for him and the result is quite amazing.

Simple strangers going to work, for dance practice, or just living their lives become professional models. Andreas’s photos also show the many unique, beautiful, and simply fun people in the world! The pictures inspire you to dress the way you want to and express yourself for who you really are.

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New Yorker Draws Sketches Of Masked Strangers On The Subway, Captures The Spirit Of The Times

Devon Rodriguez is known for his subway oil paintings of unsuspecting subjects. He has now taken to drawing sketches with a pencil while on the subway. His TikTok has several process videos of it, with some of them climbing over a few million views. The artist is also selling these sketches on his website if you’re interested in owning them.

Devon says that his work is about documenting the world around him, typically on the NYC Subway. His job is not to direct reality, but to let reality lead him. He likes to remain hyper-aware of what’s going on and tries not to disturb his subjects in any way.

More info: devonrodriguezart.com | Instagram | tiktok.com

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

The author has also told Bored Panda what it’s like to be drawing these people: “I’m curious about people, how they operate, what they wear, how they interact with the world around them, etc. Even when I’m not drawing, I’m watching people and thinking about their nuances and the different mannerisms that people adopt. They’re a perfect subject for me to draw. When I’m drawing, it’s like meditation. As I’m rendering their forms and clothing, I’m pondering things like ‘what does their body language say about them? How does the way they present themselves describe their psyche?’”

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

And Devon isn’t using his opportunity to draw these sketches just so he can practice the art that he’s been immersed in for 8 years—it’s more than that. “I see a greater meaning in this endeavor. The subway has been a subject of mine for several years now. Faces are a thing that I’m so used to capturing on the subway and now most of them are covered up with the COVID-19 masks. I think it’s interesting to capture this devastating moment in time with art. It’ll reflect 2020 when I look back on them in the future. It’ll be interesting to capture the different types of masks people wear and how they wear them.”

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

“I’m going to continue the sketch series for a while. I’ll be making one a day every day for the next few weeks, at least.” And since he’s not stopping any time soon, keep following him on his social media to get updates on the series.

TikTok Video by Devon Rodriguez

Image credits: devonrodriguezart

Devon Rodriguez in his studio in the Bronx, New York

Image credits: Jacob Pritchard

Devon Rodriguez was born in the Bronx, New York, and has been published in The New York Times, The New Yorker, and been featured in numerous other articles. His love for New York is evident in his artwork. He currently has a portrait of his mentor showing at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, and his self-portrait will be exhibiting at the Wausau Museum of Contemporary Art this fall.

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My 12 Colorized Vintage Portraits Of LGBT Couples Show Beauty And Support For The LGBTQ+ Community

Hi, my name is Andrea and I’m a gay art director based in New York. A couple of years ago, I came across “The Invisibles,” a touching collection of vintage portraits of love and pride curated by Sebastien Lifshitz. I found these photos of gay lovers and friends so touching, and I realized at that moment that the LGBTQ+ community has a history too. And a beautiful one.

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I asked myself if there was anything I could do to make this history visible and closer to the present day. That’s how I started to personally color them, trying to imagine what the real colors and tones might have been. It was my hope to do them justice, to show that we are connected to them, that love is strong and resilient and it will always win.

I created a dedicated page on Instagram where I’ll keep posting colorized images. If you have vintage images showing gay lovers and friends, I’ll be happy to colorize it for you via a $5 donation to the Trevor Project. Together, we can help build the future of the LGBTQ+ community through its past.

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Amazing U-Shaped Skyscraper In New York Is Unveiled

Manhattan’s skyline is about to get thrown for a loop – literally. Plans have officially been unveiled to construct the world’s first U-shaped skyscraper in New York City, and it’s going to push the limits of architecture above the curve.

The Big Bend is an ambitious project being carried out by Oiio Studio, a world-renowned design team previously confronted by the city’s land usage restrictions. “If we manage to bend our structure instead of bending the zoning rules of New York we would be able to create one of the most prestigious buildings in Manhattan,” they wrote on their official website about their plan to circumvent the laws by building long instead of tall.

If carried out successfully, The Big Bend will end up becoming the longest building in the world, surpassing even Dubai’s Burj Khalifa in total length. The building will require an elevator system that can travel in loops and curves to scale its unique shape, which sounds somewhat like a rollercoaster. We don’t yet know when to expect this world wonder on 57th Street, but we’re bending over backwards to stay patient.

More info: Oiio Studio (h/t)

This is The Big Bend, a revolutionary curved skyscraper to be built on New York City’s 57th Street

The structure, designed by Oiio Studio, uses space effectively with its unique U-shape…

But doesn’t skimp on capacity, and is simply built long, rather than tall

The Big Bend will, in fact, become the longest building in the world, surpassing even Dubai’s Burj Khalifa

It was designed to circumvent strict New York zoning laws, which limit the height of buildings in the city

The building will require an elevator system that curves and loops just like the tower

The construction date is unknown, but The Big Bend will take Manhattan’s skyline above the curve when it arrives

For greener skyscrapers check out the vertical gardens in China.

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These 3D-Printed Honeycomb Pods Are The Future Of Homeless Housing In New York

Homelessness is a global issue that is especially noticeable in big metropolises like New York. The statistics show that the number of homeless people in the Big Apple has been steadily growing since 1955 and by now there are about 61, 000 people sleeping in the city’s homeless shelters and thousands more living on the streets. Although there is no quick solution to the problem, creative agency Framlab recently came forward with a project called “Homed” that might help dealing with the issue.

The company suggests utilizing the otherwise blank side walls of tall buildings as a new spot for homeless housing. The honeycomb-shaped pods would connect to scaffolding structures next to the buildings and provide a versatile space for people to live in. Constructed from steel and oxidized aluminum the housing modules could be assembled and, if needed, disassembled in a matter of days and serve all-year-round. The interior made from wood-clad 3D-printed plastic would allow for the equipment, furniture, and cabinets to be integrated into the design with no need for extra accessories. The smart glass on the face of the pod would allow for art pieces or commercials to be screened on the module clusters.

However, while the ambitious project sounds and looks pretty impressive, the creators state that installing these honeycomb pods will not solve the existing issue completely. “The massive extent and complexity of the situation requires work on a broad regulatory and policy-making level. But, it is critical that the design community is part of the process.”

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Source: framlab | behance (h/t)

Creative agency Framlab recently suggested a new project called “Homed” for housing the homeless in New York

These honeycomb-shaped pods that would connect to scaffolding structures on the blank side walls of buildings and become a temporary home for the less fortunate

The structures would be made in a way that will allow them to be erected and disassembled in a matter of days

The equipment, furniture, and cabinets would be integrated into the structure so that no additional accessories would be necessary

The pod will have a lockable entrance to ensure security, outlets, and the necessary storage space

The exterior of the unit would be constructed using steel and oxidized aluminum while the interior would be designed from 3D-printed plastic clad with wood laminate

The smart glass on the face of the pod would allow for art pieces or commercials to be screened on the module clusters

The creators agree that while the project offers a quick solution, the homelessness problem requires way more attention from the society and other institutions

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Pelle Transforms New York Showroom into “Unnatural Habitat”

Pelle’s “Unnatural Habitat” setting is on display through June 28. Photography courtesy of Pelle.

New York-native brand Pelletransformed its Flatiron showroom-atelier into a dream-like setting with cream carpet and subtly shifting shades of pale yellow curtains offsetting its new works. Design duo Jean and Oliver Pelle (at left) call the installation Unnatural Habitat.

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The scene-stealing Nana Lure, a continuation of the Lure lighting collection initially launched in 2016, dominates the space with its large-scale banana frond shade cast in cotton and painted in sumptuous purples and greens. Two fixtures with patinated stepped spines suspend from boat hardware and leather straps made in collaboration with friend and leather designer Jason Ross of Artemas Quibble. The effect is pure tropical fantasy.

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Nana Lure and Fin Chair by Pelle. Photography courtesy of Pelle.

Also not to be missed: Dust, a suspended arrangement of reflective shards producing a hazy ambient light and evoking a post-apocalypse world where shiny fragments become treasures. Is this the next wave? Final touches include Pelle’s solid aluminum DVN table with its precise zero-tolerance leg joints plus elevated timber and brass stool/tables from the Stiletto series that Jean describes as “the best way to present wood” with mesmerizing grain patterns on full display. The set-up is on view from May 15 to June 28 at 56 West 22nd St.

Dust, a suspended arrangement of glass shards, by Pelle. Photography courtesy of Pelle.
DVN table by Pelle. Photography courtesy of Pelle.

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