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London in 1927 & 2013

In 1927 Claude Friese-Greene, one of the British pioneers of film, traveled around England with his new color film camera and in the end of his trip captured some stunning shots of London‘s everyday life. Starting February 2013  filmmaker Simon Smith took a challenge of recreating same exact images taken 86 years ago. Fun personal study resulted into interesting conclusion – with all modern additions and time passing London hasn’t changed that much after all. Enjoy the fascinating video comparison.

Nike UK Headquarters by Rosie Lee

British agency Rosie Lee has recently redesigned Nike headquarters in central London, UK.  Three-floor head office consists of a designated color, hand-painted illustrations and text graphics referencing milestones from the brand’s history. “Nike wanted to utilize its rich brand and product heritage to bring to life the company’s London headquarters,” said Stephen Bates of Rosie Lee. To turn the concept into action Rosie Lee engaged a team of London’s leading illustrators, artists and interior decorators such as Chris Martin,  Rob Flowers and others. New look of the office brought to Nike lively and visually rich work space as well as excitement and appreciation among staff.

Picture of the Day: Giant Rooster amid the Trafalgar Square in London

Few days ago, on July 25, 2013, a giant blue rooster appeared amid London’s Trafalgar Square. The  4.7 meters (15 feet) installation is called “Hahn/Cock” and made by German artist Katharina Fritsch. This is the most recent sculpture to occupy the Forth Plinth, which every now and then is carrying the artwork of the art contest winner, organized by London’s mayor Boris Johnson. The enormous bird supposed to symbolize the male-dominated Britain and will remain on the plinth for 18 months. 

London Through Kornel Flint’s Eyes

Kornel Flint – UK-based, polish-born photographer, after moving to London early 2012, he fell in love with the city and ever since, every now and then, he loves to grab his camera, tripod and go out to shoot his new home city. He uses a Sony A700 + 16-105mm f3.5-5.6 lens and some Cokin ND filters, adding an amazing HDR-like effect to his images. The results are truly magical.

London eMotion

London, the one city that has it all, the aim of millions of visitors annually, and the hub of major cultural, social, sports, commercial, etc.(you name it) events. Located on the Thames river, London is the largest urban zone and metropolitan area in the United Kingdom, and the European Union by most measures. UK-based, Italian-born photographer Mattia Bicchi shared with us his latest creations, this gorgeous timelapse short film, showing off the beloved city in all its aspects. Bicchi tried to capture the variety of the weather and the emotions that make London such a beautiful city. Roaming the city using public transport, he shot 10,230 pictures, taking him a total of 2 months… Read more »

Fairy-Tale-Like Landscape Architecture by Charles Jencks

American architectural theorist, landscape architect and designer Charles Jencks is the brilliant mind behind this fabulous flight of stairs, located in the Garden of Cosmic Speculation in Scotland. The stairs have 25 landings that mark the important shifts in cosmic history. Starting at the top, in the present day, and descending down, visitors are moving through 13 billion years of cosmic evolution. The steps finally disappear into the dark water below, which represents the mystery of the origin of the universe. Born on 21 June 1939 in Baltimore, he has surely made him self a respected reputation in the field of landscape architecture, he now divides his time… Read more »

Landscape and Urban Photography of the UK by Martin Turner

Stunning photography speaks for itself! Photographer Martin Turner of Bristol, UK, has been shooting for over six years, mostly in UK with a mix of different environments of landscape, architecture and urban fabrics. His work has been featured in numerous publications and recently featured in the Landscape Photographer of the Year book. Scroll your way through this heart-warming collection of Martin’s work.

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