6.27.2016

AIR DRIVE BY RENAUD MARION

Motivated by the idea that “our dreams of today are the reality of tomorrow” and his quest to create the flying cars of his boyhood imagination, french photographer Renaud Marion developed the unique concept for his Air Drive series. Surreal images with a blend of retro style and futuristic imaginings. Iconic cars from the glory days of automobile production are transformed into airborne transport, catapulting their vintage design into a visionary age.

Taking cues from his childhood imaginings and inspired by science fiction films and artists, Marion depicts his vision of futuristic transportation of wheel-less cars serenely suspended above the ground. But he has included a neat twist: While the vehicles’ levitation most definitely smacks of sci-fi, the cars are in fact modified vintage classics, including Chevrolets, Mercedes, Jaguars, Aston Martins and Porsches.

All photos © Renaud Marion via M.A.D.GALLERY

6.13.2016

PARIS APARTMENT RENOVATION

This gorgeous home is an early 20th-century abode in the 5th arrondissement, Paris, recently renovated by Jean-François Faure. The architect preserved the original moldings and wooden floors adding elegant touches of modernity. The result is an airy space filled with natural light and lots of midcentury designed pieces.

6.09.2016

CARLTON WAREHOUSE

This old warehouse, located in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton has been re-invented by Kennedy Nolan Architects to contain a stunning dwelling with glorious views and a verdant garden on two sides.

Photography by Derek Swalwell

6.06.2016

SAN SEBASTIAN APARTMENT

Located in San Sebastián, Spain, this apartment, designed back in 2004, is the home of Jose Gabriel and Calparsoro Gorritxo, founders of the design firm Estudio555. They reached out Andrée Putman to see if she would be interested in designing their home. Putman, at the age of 80, said yes and the three went on to collaborate to create this beautiful space.

The house was completely gutted, and the team went about filling it from scratch with volumes, axes, inversions, prospects and light plays. Optimising light was a priority, which saw an entire wall replaced with glass bricks – a simple, yet hugely effective idea. Most of the furniture and storage was custom-made, efficiently built-in as part of the architecture, like the suspended library shelving in the living room and the luxurious ‘room within a room’ bed.

The overall effect is a little Japanese and a little modernist in nature. Putman said: “It’s peaceful, solid and dignified. It’s not meant to impress people.” Nevertheless, it does.

Photography Antonio Terrón for AD España
Text via Yellowtrace

Read more about the life and work of Andrée Putman here

6.01.2016

"NORTHERN NOIR" BY KORTNEY ROY

Northern Noir is the new book by Paris-based photographer Kourtney Roy, published by Editions la Pionniere. It unfolds as a series of movie stills from a fictional film noir set in rural suburbia in which Roy herself is the protagonist.

"My intent was to create a series of film stills taken from an unknown and fictional film, more precisely, a crime film. I wanted to photograph the non-events that encircle the places where transgressive acts may have taken place. The banality of the scenes photographed both hides and yet hints at the presence of shady and malevolent happenings. These fragments capture unintentional and marginal details. Their mundane and anecdotal qualities are fetishized and magnified, adding a sense of dread to the otherwise indifferent and un-extraordinary scenes."
          - Kourtney Roy on The Eye of Photography


All photos © Kourtney Roy via Yatzer