Gilles Deleuze and Félix Guattari distinguish between two kinds of spaces: smooth space and striated space. This distinction coincides with the distinctions they draw between the nomadic and the sedentary, between the space of the war machine and the space of the state apparatus. 
Shinjuku, Japan

Ekaterina Panikanova // Errata Corrige Paintings on Books

Between the Clouds 

Financial District [Photographer: Chris Chabot]

Iconology Series - A3 Watercolour drawings

fusxoxo asked: hey <3 your blog'a a brilliant inspiration, found you while looking for small flats. about to move into 20m2 one with mezzanine bedroom so if you have any space saving tips hit me :P again, brilliant! have a great day! xxx

Hi, very sorry this might be a late reply, I think its great your in such a small apartment, I find them quite intimate and definitely fun when it comes to design solutions! [] has a lot of quirky ideas on space saving, I particularly I’m intrigued with stackable furniture, creating storage under stairs and along main walls as features. The mezzanine would form a great space and verticality, definitely have some fun with it! And thank you! Regards, Ivana

How does it make you feel?
Courtesy of Simon Zec [a very talented Lord]
An Interview with Rem Koolhaas

"For architecture the conditions have changed more in the last 30 years than they changed in the previous two centuries, yet we still act as if it’s the same profession. There have been radical changes to so many things, such as computing power, engineering and the relationship between architect and client, yet we persist as if we are still old pipe-smoking gentlemen."

An informative interview with an exceptional architect and influential man, If you like Rem Koolhaas as much as me, give this a read.

Triennale floor lamp, 1952. Arredoluce, Monza, Italy. Via Wright. 
"The body is at the very essence of our being and our spatial perception. As we move through spaces, the body moves in a constant state of essential incompletion. A determinate point of view necessarily gives way to an indeterminate flow of perspectives. The spectacle of spatial flow is continuously alive in the metropolis, as well as throughout the world. It creates an exhilaration, which nourishes the emergence of tentative meanings from the inside. Perception and cognition balance the volumetrics of architectural spaces with the understanding of time itself. An ecstatic architecture of the immeasurable emerges. It is precisely at the level of spatial perception that the most powerful architectural meanings come to the fore."

-Steven Holl, “Elastic Horizons” from Parallax (Princeton Architectural Press, 2000)

(Source: 247forever)

CCTV / OMA , Rem Koolhaas 2012
Beijing, China
An excellent interview with Rem Koolhaas to follow..


Zack Seckler

Absolutely beautiful images from Botswana, the colours and patterns are breath taking. It’s so easy to forget how incredible nature can be.  7

‘Being above the ground at such low elevations, and having the ability to precisely maneuver, was like gliding over an enormous painting and being able to create brushstrokes at will. As soon as I saw the landscape from above I knew there was potential to create a special body of work.’