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Design and all sorts of beautiful.
by ricardo cajigas

In his series ‘Master Plan’, designer Chad Wright is conflating a child’s sandcastle with architecture typifying postwar American suburbia. Chad grew up in a sprawling suburb of Southern California, he lived in a tract house (symbol of the American Dream) just like his neighbors. When he was young, him and his brother would build cities in the sand. Chad chose this artifacts from his childhood, combining them to create ‘Master Plan’. It is phase one of what will be a three-part series. He focuses on the mass-produced tract house, re-examining it as symbol for the model American Dream that seems to come to nothing, just like his installation | http://www.ignant.de/2013/07/25/master-plan/

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Christine Muraton born 1988 in France is a fine art photographer and visual artist. Lives and works all around the world. He has an extraordinary talent for capturing hauntingly stunning photographs that convey intriguing stories. Muraton says that for her, photography is “a reflection on reality, a visual and thus more suggestive way to interrogate the nature of things.” She aims to make viewers wonder more about each photo, all the while exploring deeper concepts about life and existentialism.

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Aerial Views of American Sprawl

By Christoph Gielen

Christoph Gielen’s aerial views offer a look at America’s most aberrant and unusual sprawl forms in ways we usually don’t get to see them: from far above the ground—a vantage point that reveals both the intricate geometry as well as the idiosyncratic allure of these developments.

1. Nevada _ 2. Florida _ 3. Arizona _ 4.Florida _ 5. Arizona _ 6. Nevada_

7. Texas

via Plataforma Arquitectura

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#Repost from @natgeo
Photo by @thomaspeschak A African penguin displays outside its nesting burrow, partially obscured by a seasonal display of wildflowers. #on assignment photo from a upcoming @natgeo story on southern African marine reserves. #wwf #sanparks #penguins #seabirds #flowers #conservation @thephotosociety

#Repost from @natgeo Photo by @thomaspeschak A African penguin displays outside its nesting burrow, partially obscured by a seasonal display of wildflowers. #on assignment photo from a upcoming @natgeo story on southern African marine reserves. #wwf #sanparks #penguins #seabirds #flowers #conservation @thephotosociety

Greatest Rides 

Israeli designer Ido Yehimovitz has created a collection of vehicles from movies and tv shows that the liked from their childhood. 

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François Dourlen is a photographer from Cherbourg-Octeville, France. He has made a hobby of saving movie scenes as pics on his phone and then finding the perfect background in the real world to hold the scene up in front of. Sometimes the scene he sets replicates the movie, as in the case of The Dude in the grocery aisle. And other times, the background is hilariously surreal, like Bruce Willis being stuck in a microwave.

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