chunhsiangtseng:

New York Sour
2 oz bourbon
1 oz fresh lemon juice
0.75 oz simple syrup
0.5 oz red wine

chunhsiangtseng:

New York Sour

  • 2 oz bourbon
  • 1 oz fresh lemon juice
  • 0.75 oz simple syrup
  • 0.5 oz red wine

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gregmelander:

BELOW THE SURFACE

Amazing illustrations of what might be below the surface.  At the Schusev State Museum of Architecture

(Source: taktophoto)

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archatlas:

Concreto Vermelho Fernando Pires

A rustic structure by the architect Lina Bo Bardi in São Paulo serves as the inspiration for Concreto Vermelho. The design uses only two colors, red and gray concrete, in perfect harmony. Fernando Pires revisits this building in a photography essay that explores symmetry and tries to convey a sense of visual comfort. 

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unpopradicalism:

Speculum humanae salvationis, France 1470-1480. Marseille, BM, ms. 89, fol. 26.

unpopradicalism:

Speculum humanae salvationis, France 1470-1480. Marseille, BM, ms. 89, fol. 26.

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french-animation:

French animated films : Taxandria (Raoul Servais, 1994)

English Title : Taxandria - Power of the Image

The plot : A young boy and his tutor hide in a dreary seaside resort, alledgedlly so he can prepare his exams. The place is not as safe as they expected it to be, however ; armed men nearby are on a manhunt. Nevertheless, the boy is bored out of his mind and finds an unexpected friendship in an old lighthouse keeper who appears to be seriously involved in the scuffle. He claims he can take him to a parallel world called Taxandria, a place lying in the “eternal present,” where future has been abolished… Through the downfall of Taxandria, their respective secrets will be unveiled.

Why you should see it :

  • Oh dear, this movie has a very special and important place in the history of animation and yet it remains largely forgotten today. Servais’ only full-feature film, it was supposed to showcase an animation technique he had invented himself : the servaisgraphie, that is, a revolutionary way to integrate 2D-drawings and live-action actors. Unfortunately, production on the film grew longer and longer, to the point that the technique had become obsolete by then. Think about it, Toy Story, the first integrally CGI-animated film, came out only one year later ! And yet Taxandria was at the time the most computer-animated movie ever (yes, even more than Jurassic Park). So it’s really the swan song of the old age of animation and it deserves credit for that.
  • François Schuiten, who draws the Cités obscures series of comic-books, was the lead designer of this movie. His unique aesthetic is an anarchic and apocalyptic blend of belgian architecture, art nouveau, art déco and surrealism, and gives the film its principal artistic value. Later on they released an opus to the Cités Obscures, linking the story of this movie to the series.
  • The story’s strength lies in its originality, so I’m not going to spoil it for you. Let’s just say that nothing is what it seems and that you can expect a few twists and turns in the end… But mostly this movie is an atmosphere to enjoy, and incredible journey where the plot is a bonus. It mainly deals with themes of freedom and opression, leaving you the choice of making your own opinion.
  • The live-action actors are great, especially considering they play several roles in the movie (one in Taxandria, one in the “original” world). Armin Mueller-Stahl absolutely kills it, Katja Studt infuses a very short role with charisma and personnality and Richard Kattan managed very well considering his young age.
  • Special mention goes to the music ; some find it too eclectic, but I happen to love each track individually. If only they had an original score on CD…

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