One of my favorite buildings located in Alcacer do Sal, Portugal, House for the Elderly by Aires Mateus. The project is based on a attentive reading of the life of a very specific kind of community, a sort of a micro-society with its own rules. Somewhere in between a hotel and a hospital. The reduct mobility of those who will live in the building suggests that any displacement should be an emotive and variable experience. The distance between the independent units is measured and drawn to turn the idea of path into life, and its time into form. Check the link in my recent story for the full project on TheHardt.com. Photos as usual by fernandogguerraHomedesignhomedecorsymmetryshapesPortugalPortugueseArquitecturaarquiteturaarquitetos
Soon after her return to India, after completing her rat studies in Paris in 1934, Amrita Sher-Gil set about capturing the Indian villagers in her paintings from 1935 onwards. The faces of her subject at this time have their faces and stances steeped in melancholy and are marked by large, sad eyes.
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Caprani bentwood floor lamp with pleated linen shade; Mads Caprani for Caprani Light AS, 1970.
Looking back through old photos from our travels and realising I take rather unconventional vacation photos. Like the Caprani floor lamp from our hotel in San Francisco.