By discovering the principle of crystal’s formation, Auguste Bravais inspired more than the new generation of scientists.
The discovery of the imperturbable structure of crystal breathed a wind of inspiration to the expressionist movement in Germany.
Above: Bruno Taut, Werkbund Pavilion
Facing a world of chaos and disharmony crystaline forms were understood both as a reassuring, repetitve order, and a jagged, dynamic force.
A lazy, sophisticated summer pop mix for open windows and easy moods.
Full of fresh tracks from firm FUNDAMENTAL studio favourites, melodic and catchy, easy and free.
MOSHIN HAMID - 3 WORKS
A trilogy of books that explore the bewilderment and missunderstandings between east and west, between new and old, rich and poor, stable and unpredictable. Hamid uses daring but accompolished writerly experiments to draw his themes into a sharp and fresh relief.
Available in English and German
FREDERIC BEIGBEDER - 99 FRANCS (Alternative title: €14,90 or €39,90 or 9.99)
A great beach read about success and regret in the advertising world in Paris, reccomended by newest team member...
Casa Sobre o Mar, 1950
Some archtitects shift from the margins to the center with the passing of time, and with the recognition achieved by thier students, in this case Álvaro Siza and Eduardo Souto de Mora
Tennis Pavilion in Porto, 1960
Fernando Távora's very personal and specific approach is a great inspirtion. There aren't many architects who use such bold geometetries so sensitively.
Casa dos 2, 1997
Brent Wadden is a Canadian born artist who works in textile, drawing and installation.
His feeling for geometry and the tension between the perfection of an idea, and the flawed human drive toward that perfection is of particular interest to us.
His works are intuitively thought provoking and still deceptively easy on the eye.
We're excited to watch his career develop, and see which direction he will take.
TRON is a 1982 sci-fi classic that visualised a man's journey into a computer. The film baffles and inspires in equal measure. We love it because of its extremely free way of visualising the world.
The depiction of spaces as grids and wireframe outlines is reminiscent of late 60s early 70s Italian theoretical architects Superstudio. (below)
The more or less outrageous use of wireframe visuals mixed with live action actors and actresses, as well as the bold and fresh colour palette inspired our SWITCH wire basket.
However, people love this film...
Some winter mornings can't be overcome without a warming bowl of porridge. As an Irishman it pains me to say that after much testing, I have to concede that the Scottish custom of using only water in preparation yields the better result. (In Ireland and southern England the tradition is to use milk, or half-half). However, when oats are cooked in water, it draws the gluten out into the broth, creating a wonderful thick, creamy texture. Milk hinders this process somewhat, and is more likely to stick to the bottom of the pan.
Don't think you're getting away with a...
1 hour and 20 minutes of crisp, fresh, hearfelt and sincere festive songs drawn from the calypso, bluegrass and folk scenes, that we've been listening to on repeat to get into the festive mood without drowning in shopping mall cliches.
This is the perfect dish for when you open your fridge and see a whole load of veg that is too old to get excited about and still too good to throw away.
The principle is to create a savoury, wintry spicy base with the harder root vegetables and some good spices, then add a few more delicate veg on top with the stock, throwing in a can of beans or so for protein if you like.
Here is a sample of the principle with some typical ingredients:
- 2 onions
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 2 Carrots
- Half a celeriac ...