This cute, remote line-up of our places under the rubric of Wild Thing, conjures Mother Nature into a neat little edit of 6 boltholes, some far afield, other close to home, each a topographical mirror of their terrain and sitting oh so snug to the landscapes, you could easily miss them.
Meet Pio and Margareth, the charming souls behind Lagació Hotel Mountain Residence where a deep respect for nature and Ladin heritage has resulted in a hotel that feels more like the home of a good friend.
Did you hear the one about the goose who laid the golden egg? It never ceases to amaze that some objects are so indelibly intertwined with a concept, an ideology, or a story that any use of their form is seen as either working with, or directly attempting to subvert, that dominant association. Much like that philosophical question about the chicken and the egg, however, Dove Bradshaw’s series of 18k gold broken egg shells Nothing gives no clear answer, but opens up a rather zen-like opportunity for contemplation. This, it seems, was exactly her intention, to conjure Buddhist ideas of form as emptiness and emptiness as form. Thomas McEvilley summarizes it quite well: “First there’s the possibility of nothing, meaning it’s possible that there would be nothing; then there’s the possibility of nothing, meaning the world of potentiality comes out of nothing.”
Not quite feeling up to an existential mental workout? You can leave all that to the side if you like, too, and simply enjoy Bradshaw’s works for their elegant beauty. Sure, it’s a little like going to a yoga class because you like the way it makes your mid-section look, but there’s nothing really wrong with that either. Other works aside from the Nothing series focus on the forces of nature and how they can effect changes in materials over time with Waterstone 2011 (pictured directly below) being a perfect example. As the water slowly drips onto the sandstone below, it changes the stone and completes the work. Water, salt, and stone do seem to be Bradshaw’s favorite materials, but acetone, mercury and sulfur also figure prominently in the creation of pieces like Contingency Pour I, 2006 (pictured far below), which is being displayed as a photograph of how it appeared in February 2010. Returning now, if just briefly, to that famous chicken/egg mind-twister: Bradshaw’s work is perhaps best approached as an unanswerable question; a clear answer, or finished product, is never the goal, but rather the evolution and process of arriving at the point you find yourself in the present.
The exhibition was just extended, so you can still catch it until the 31st of August at Thomas Rehbein Galerie. While you’re Cologne, find yourself in the present at The New Yorker Hotel, as chosen by White Line Hotels.
What you see above are the top image hits that came back from typing “tired” into google today. Yeah, falling asleep on top of the computer with a cup of coffee in hand is a classic, and sleeping babies and pets can be pretty cute, but we think you’re more creative than that, and just to prove it, we have a new contest for you!
Show us just how tired you really are and you could be enjoying 4 nights for 2 people this summer at one of White Line Hotels Alpine Edits.
And to make it just a little sweeter, breakfast is included…if you can wake up in time, that is. Have we got your attention? Check out more details here.
With an impressive number of tattoo parlors within easy walking distance of the Avenue Hotel in Copenhagen, we just had to share this video we recently came across on the tradition of Danish Tattooing. If you’ve seen a copy of the cult book Russian Criminal Tattoo lying around a friend’s coffee table, consider any future gift giving dilemmas solved; Jon Nordstrøm’s photography books Danish Tattooing and Nordic Tattooing are sure to reach a similar cult status among tattoo lovers, as well as photography book lovers.
You can read more about it on Cool Hunting.
Whether you’re planning on coming home with a new tattoo, or having just thought about it, we think there’s no better place to call your home away from home in Copenhagen than White Line Hotels edit Avenue Hotel.
photo courtesy of Cool Hunting