Artist Kim Cogan Captures The Quiet Side Of City Life With A Paintbrush.

Artist Kim Cogan is one of my favorite fine artists. His painterly depictions of Brooklyn, San Francisco and other urban centers capture the grit of city life with an elegance and loneliness that stirs the soul. The large scale oil paintings feature rooftops, intersections, subways and other elements of the city, but usually devoid of people. When rendering figures, they are not engaged with others, but instead in the acts of the ordinary (smoking, walking, biking) making the viewer feel like a voyeur in these intimate moments of the mundane. (more…)

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Swimming Pools To Di(v)e For. Amazing Pool & Landscape Designs by OFTB.

Amazing Pool & Landscape Designs

Established in 1995, Australia’s Out From The Blue (OFTB) is one of the foremost landscape architecture and pool construction companies in the world. They seamlessly integrate contemporary landscape design with quality concrete pool construction, resulting in residential backyards the likes of which you’d never want to leave. (more…)

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Jolly Green Giants: Metropolitan Reforestation Project In Milan Begins Construction.

The Bosco Verticale

After its initial design in 2007 by Italian Steffano Boeri’s architecture firm Boeri Studio, Treehugger, Inhabit and Gizmag recently reported that construction of the Bosco Verticale (Vertical Forest) in Milan has finally begun. That intrigued me to do a little more research and bring you images of the original renderings , models and diagrams as well as some new construction photos. (more…)

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