Cabin fever finally driven you mad? You’ve been moaning, they’ve been moaning, You’re both lashing out at each other because you’ve not gone anywhere apart from Ikea and the supermarket and there’s stuff that needs doing round the house. It’s not their fault, their perfect. It’s not what you’ve wanted to achieve in 2010, you wanted to travel more and live life “to the full”. Take an Easter break before you kill each other.
The hotel room you choose is so important. So, which hotel we think you should stay in is a matter of what kind of couple you are.
If you’re a couple of media-lovers then Hotel Omm in Barcelona will be right up your modern street. Both equally as fashionable as you are well-travelled? Then the Lanchid 19 in Budapest will tick all your dapper boxes. Or, as we don’t all have our own summerhouses, try the warm and cosy lakeside Hotel J on Nacka Strand, Stockholm.
Diverse and hopelessly romantic? Then Krafft in Basel or the Hotel des Academies in Paris. However, what if you’re a new couple and you’re trying to avoid the obvious romance? Ca’Pisani Hotel in Venice might be appropriately placed for love but is so subtly seductive that it will put you completely at ease.
Enough of work, home, sleep, work. Easter 2-5 April.
Korčula artist Edita Pecotic’s Temporary Internet Files are a testament to the beauty and tranquillity of the Croatian island. The time-lapse videos are all shot from the same perspective with a heavenly view through the trees and over the sea. The files are meditations on the seasonal changes in Korčula, and as video works the medium nods at our contemporary perception of time. Watch the undulating water and changing sunlight of the most recent videos as a meditation, a reflection of Korčula’s winter tranquillity. Read the rest of this entry »
If like us you’ve survived the freakish winter, the new decade slog at work, the tedious post New Year chats, you’re probably starting to feel a bit like robots. Yes? Then, do something about it. We might not be able to offer you hot hot hot, but we can offer you a change of scenery. We know how sometimes you can’t pinpoint what you want so it blurts out as “sun, oh god the sun, I miss the sun”. It’s maybe not just the sun. We need a bit of variation as going to a different supermarket or taking a different route home is a start but it really isn’t as environment changing as we’d like.
We’re looking out for your needs, for your welfare and happiness. Think of us as something between a shoulder to cry on and fun fascists.
Go away for Easter – you have no idea how happy it will make you.
Vienna’s Breaded Escalope Studio (bE), run by Sascha Mikel, Martin Schnabl and Michael Tatschl has a history of challenging the system, or rather, improving upon faulty yet well established systems in our day to day lives. Their design philosophy integrates strategies of social sustainability with the idea that objects and environments should facilitate interaction and add convenience to the lives of users.
The studio doesn’t create work; rather it makes “statements” which are often produced through playfully interactive performances. They don’t believe in adhering to traditional standards of beauty, however they do believe in the poetics of a communicative and functional product. Their statements are a result of a research-based approach and results in the production of a limited edition of “statements”. Read the rest of this entry »
The Cologne collective Lichtfaktor, spearheaded by artists $ehvermögen, beat.surfers and JIAR, is quietly cultivating “light writing”, the latest form of graffiti. The basic premise of light writing is to take long-term exposure photos of light sources that “draw” an image. The goals of traditional graffiti and light writing are similar and both strive take it one step further than was previously thought possible. However the technique is drastically different. Lichtfaktor “writes” with various light sources while taking a time-lapse photo. The result is a psychedelic burst of energy across a seemingly empty landscape. Read the rest of this entry »