The Origins of Branding and Design

Wiener Werkstätte The group of the Wiener Werkstätte was founded in 1903 by Josef Hoffmann and Koloman Moser . These artists and craftsmen were very much inspired by the ideas of Art & Craft and Art Nouveau  (Jugendstil) movements that were made to be used or seen in our everyday lives and made the link with the […]

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ZÏLON NOWAVE

Backstreet Cocteau Montreal Urban Style Dark alleys were the first to be marked with Zïlon’s poetic signature. Dubbed « The Backstreet Cocteau » (ref to French  poet, filmmaker, artist Jean Cocteau), he was one of Montreal’s key figures during the 80’s punk and underground movement.  I decided to display here only his work in Black and White… […]

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San Zhi Pod City Eerie Decay

Doomed Futuristic Homes Left to Rot in Beauty These abandoned flying saucer-style holiday homes built for US military officers in Taiwan left to rot are built on burial grounds… Sanzhi Pod City in Taiwan was designed as a holiday resort for US officers Space age homes built in 1978 on top of a burial ground […]

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FUTURO HOUSES

A FAILED 1960’S ATTEMPT AT UFO LIVING The UFO-shaped house in Royse City, Texas, sits alone in an overgrown field, a vision of some solitary failed retrofuture dream. The Futuro House was designed by Finnish architect Matti Suuronen in the late 1960s. Made of new materials like plastic and manufactured to be portable and adaptable to diverse terrain with its raised legs, […]

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Creepy Nightclubs

Weird but Awesome Those that are drawn to the more creepy side of life will be thrilled to find out that 1920s Paris was obsessed with all things macabre. And that goes for nightclubs, too. During the 20th century, a number of different cabarets opened across the city, complete with gargoyle ceilings, bone chandeliers and […]

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Art Nouveau II

Art Nouveau Is a Philosphy, a Way of Life Art Nouveau is an international philosophy and style of art, architecture and applied art – especially the decorative arts – that was most popular during 1890 — 1910. It was inspired by natural forms and structures, not only in flowers and plants, but also in curved lines. Architects tried […]

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