This staggering residence in Joshua Tree, California is an example of creative modern architecture at its best. With a concept initially carried out by architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg, the Organic Modern Estate seems one with the desert. Work on this architecture gem started in year 1988. Even though it was finished in 1993, interior designer John Vugrin spent several years making “tweaks.” The result is a genuine looking dwelling in concrete, steel, glass, and copper, perfectly blending in with its rocky landscape.
The strength of the hard and rugged protective shell exterior is drawn from the desert, contrasting with an interior that exudes warmth throughout. According to the architects, the design highlights the masculine and feminine forms that are the hallmark of organic architecture. The residence is currently listed on the US market for $3 million.
Photography: Lance Gerber / Nuvue Interactive
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"This video shows a rabbit heart that has been kept beating outside of the body in a nutrient and oxygen-rich solution. The new cardiac device — a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes — is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats."
February was an active month for many typefoundries, like Latinotype which released 3 typefaces this month: Showcase (beautiful script font), Australis and Ride My Bike Serif. Ride My Bike Serif as the name says is a variant of the original Ride My Bike, it’s curious how this month other designers released variants of previous typefaces: Kermel Serif, Pacific Northwest, Lust Slim and Core Magic were examples of this trend on the month. Others designers decide to launch all the variants of a typeface at the same time, this is the case of the family Bandera (original, text and display), which by the way, was also released this month.
If we should choose 3 winners of the month for best typefaces (based on sales, aesthetics and personal taste), we go for this guys:
Here is the full list of the best fonts released on February, feel free to click on the name of the fonts to see full details (many of this fonts have introductory offers up to 90% off):
- Glober (90% off)
- Campton (84% off)
- Showcase (80% off)
- Australis Pro Swash (50% off)
- Ride My Bike Serif (70% off)
- Samui Script (35% off)
- Streetscript Redux
- Liebedoris (30% off)
- Core Magic (40% off)
- Lust Slim (30% off)
- Koni Black
- Rufina (60% off)
- Ainslie (77% off)
- Minimo (80% off)
- Kermel Serif (50% off)
- Pacific Northwest Letters (50% off)
- Sparhawk (50% off)
- Shentox (30% off)
- PF Bague Sans Pro
- Lichtspiele (retropolis) (85% off)
- Neue Swarha Deco (50% off)
- Bandera: Bandera, Text and Display (80% off)
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Michael Grab has mastered the art of stone balancing. He explains how he does it. “The most fundamental element of balancing in a physical sense is finding some kind of “tripod” for the rock to stand on. Every rock is covered in a variety of tiny to large indentations that can act as a tripod for the rock to stand upright, or in most orientations you can think of with other rocks. By paying close attention to the feeling of the rocks, you will start to feel even the smallest clicks as the notches of the rocks in contact are moving over one another. In the finer point balances, these clicks can be felt on a scale smaller than millimeters. Some point balances will give the illusion of weightlessness as the rocks look to be barely touching. Parallel to the physical element of finding tripods, the most fundamental non-physical element is harder to explain through words. In a nutshell, I am referring to meditation, or finding a zero point or silence within yourself. Some balances can apply significant pressure on your mind and your patience. The challenge is overcoming any doubt that may arise.”
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