Monthly Archive for November, 2009
Serial Cut is a Madrid based studio, established in 1999 by Sergio del Puerto, working on a wide variety of worldwide projects, and working alongside an ever-growing team of professionals, who specialize in different areas such as photography, design, motion-graphics and 3D design. Depending on the nature of a given project, different collaborators are chosen to give each piece a new dimension.
Serial Cut aims to go beyond what’s in their minds and clients’ minds when they start a project, taking the challenge a little further both in terms of technique and of concept, and to always end up with a contemporary and fresh result.
Vitra has manufactured furniture designs by Charles & Ray Eames and George Nelson since 1957. Building on this foundation over the years, the company has developed a wide range of furnishings for the office, for the home and for public spaces in collaboration with progressive designers.
To see more of Kyoko’s beautiful work, click here.
The Private World of Ingmar Bergman
FOR 40 YEARS, INGMAR BERGMAN LIVED, WORKED AND FOUND INSPIRATION ON THE WINDSWEPT SWEDISH ISLAND OF FĂ…RĂ–. HERE, FOR THE FIRST TIME, A VIEW INTO HIS DEEPLY PERSONAL REALM.
When Ingmar Bergman turned 62, in 1980, his children gathered on FĂĄrĂ¶, the remote Baltic island he called home, to perform a play they had written about God and the Devil betting on who would win his soul. His nine offspring (by six women) took on assorted roles, playing their mothers, Bergman himself at various ages, God, the Devil and Death. Rounding out the cast of characters were Godâ€™s angels and Bergmanâ€™s mistresses, portrayed by his broodâ€™s friends and girlfriends. Death walked around in a black cloak and didnâ€™t say much, while the others read poems they had written. But the question of where Bergman would spend eternity was never settled; instead, the troupe erupted into a dazzling song-and-dance number, making for a decidedly un-Bergman-like finale. â€śMy father loved it,â€ť says his youngest daughter, Linn Ullmann, now 43, recalling the spectacle in the garden at DĂ¤mba, an old limestone farmhouse Bergman owned on FĂĄrĂ¶. â€śIn fact, we had to do an encore the next day so he could film the whole thing with his handheld camera.â€ť
For Bergman, of course, FĂĄrĂ¶ provided more than the setting for his home movies. It was his haven, his creative wellspring and a central character in a number of his films. Here he wrote his scripts, filmed several of his groundbreaking works and screened movies twice a day in a converted barn. Unforgiving and elemental, with its rocky beaches and weather-beaten forests of gnarled pine, FĂĄrĂ¶ epitomized Bergmanâ€™s unsparing and unsettled internal world. Thereâ€™s a sensuality in its hardness that reveals itself only if you look closely: FĂĄrĂ¶ does its best not to charm you.
When Bergman saw it for the first time, in 1960, while scouting locations, he thought, â€śThis is your landscape, Bergman,â€ť as he recalls in his autobiography. Six years later, after returning to makeÂ Persona with Liv Ullmann, he built Hammars, a house on the edge of the sea near the spot where theyâ€™d shot the film and fallen in love. From that moment, the windswept island became the stage on which Bergmanâ€™s artistic and domestic lives intertwined.
Bergman died on FĂĄrĂ¶ in 2007 and in his will, written in the Nineties, instructed his heirs to strike the setâ€”to sell off his houses, his cinema and their contents to the highest bidder. â€śAbout this I want no emotional hullabaloo,â€ť wrote the director of some of the most psychologically intimate, emotionally harrowing movies ever made. Before the sale, the family agreed to allow his private rooms and favorite vistas to be photographed for publication for the first time,
See full article in W magazine, here
Our friends at Polyghost and Last Legion Games have produced an amazing new application that brings your favorite FriendsWithYou characters straight to your iPhone!
This FREE app allows you to flip, tumble, twist, turn, and interact with them in your device’s camera. No matter what you do with your new buddies, don’t forget to activate the Polyghost social feature to share your creations with FriendsWithYou and Pocko on Facebook and Twitter!
Read the story and play the game here!