This construction made by architect Alexander Lefebre and artist Jetske Verhoeven popped up during the alternative art event Kunstvlaai in Amsterdam. It’s a small temporary movie theatre used to show a film by Jetske Verhoeven about abandoned places. The construction called Upon, refers to ‘once upon the time in the west’ and is inspired by the good old saloon you can find in a stereotypical Western movie. 730 Orange crates were used to create an experience comparable with visiting the dilapidated houses and motels in the Wild West. Here on the prairie the ever blowing wind is always tangible through the open windows and doors of the abandoned wooden cowboy houses. The open spaces in the walls of this cottage provide an additional atmosphere supporting the projected film. Check out the (Dutch) video below to find out more about Upon.
After all urban time-lapse videos I’ve seen over the past years, I don’t watch all of them any more, but this one is beautiful. Rummel by Christoph Kalck is a beautiful video capturing the atmosphere and style of one of the very large Spring fairs in Germany, the Stuttgarter Frühlingsfest. Rummel is a colorful and bright showcase of a fairground, a maze of stalls and rides, shows and shops for about 1.4 million visitors, as UrbanTick explains it strikingly.Read more →
What might a city designed by Warhol, Rothko, and Mondrian look like? Italian illustrator Federico Babina addresses this very question in a series of drawings titled Archist City, in which he incorporates the iconic imagery and stylistic elements of famous artists into illustrations of standing buildings.Read more →
In a modern metropolitan experience-focused society everything is about the ‘momentum’ — clubs, shops and bars, among others, are hot the first two years before they slip back into oblivion. We’re all experience hoppers, zapping between shots of inspiration. Cool shops currently do not have to focus on the slow process of building a circle of…Read more →
Millions of children grew up playing Monopoly: I know I always looked forward to Grand Opera night where I could collect $50 from each of my opponents, and dreaded the feared Poor Tax Chance Card (fifteen whole dollars!). It embedded the names of the Boardwalk and Park Place for everyone as the best place in the city, especially if you could afford a fancy red hotel. Apparently, someone has tried to turn the streets of Chicago into a city-sized game of Monopoly. Nate Berg at The Atlantic Cities tipped us off about the new street art installations, and they’re all sorts of fabulous.Read more →