Roos van Dijk | Beautiful structures

Roos van Dijk
Born in Utrecht, 1989



"A fascination with modern architecture and the rush of modern life are themes that are strongly present in the work of Van Dijk. The aesthetics of the human-made environment is cast in paint, and forms and places from our daily life are moulded in a new way of seeing. Through the action of capturing large architectural structures and their beauty first in photographs, Van Dijk frames her source in a way that is surprising. As a following step, the artist translates the photographs into paintings where the departing point is left aside and the layered, refined painting takes over. What moves this process is the artist's will to give shape to her personal encounters with such overwhelming spaces and hidden places, in a way that becomes an accessible and open experience for the viewers as well." 

Suzie Hermán, 2012

Ice Cube In The Eames House

“They was doing mash-ups before mash-ups even existed.” Ice Cube

Ice Cube Celebrates The Eames for Pacific Standard Time the birth of the LA art scene. For more info on Ice Cube & The Eames visit http://pacificstandardtime.org.

Ice Cube drives Inglewood blvd. describing the Los Angeles that he knows. He talks of landmarks like The Forum, Five Torches, Cockatoo Inn, Brolly Hut, and Watts Towers. He refers to the 110 as "Gangsta Highway". Cube says coming from South Central LA teaches you how to be resourceful. The video cuts to Cube walking the Eames House perimeter, through the Eames living room, and sitting in the Eames lounge chair. He brings us back to his NWA years when he studied architectural drafting before launching his rap career. One thing he learned that translates is to always have a plan. Cube describes the modern, green and resourceful building design of Charles and Ray Eames. Visionaries of connecting nature and structure. Cube ends by saying "Who are these people who got a problem with LA? Maybe they mad cuz they don't live here." Song during intro is "A Bird in the Hand" off of Death Certificate.

See also NY Times Q&A 'Ice Cube Is in the House!'
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/12/08/garden/ice-cube-on-eameses-and-his-hometown...

More Eames on kathykavan.com http://kathykavan.com/?sort=&search=eames

Fab Modernist Cards | London, Barbican, Winter, Le Corbusier | Stefi Orazi Studio

These are just great, I want them all. Designed by the Stefi Orazi studio http://www.stefiorazi.co.uk/ and available to buy here http://www.thingsyoucanbuy.co.uk/

Modernist London and Britain Winter Collection

The card pack contains London's Post Office Tower, Isokon Building, Barbican, Golden Lane estate, the K8 telephone box and the Royal Festival Hall plus other British modernist examples, all come with added snow.

Modernist London

Barbican Estate

Le Corbusier