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Changement de perspective

Changement de perspective

On nous demande souvent quelle est notre méthode chez Name City pour créer des noms. Logiciel ? Définitivement non ! Brainstorming ? Rarement. Mood boards ? Parfois… Mind mapping ? Nous appelons cela plutôt « association d’idées » Changement de perspective : vous brûlez !       Le monde n’est-il pas...
Tourisme : Vers l'infini et au-delà !

Tourisme : Vers l’infini et au-delà !

Si vous êtes lassé du trekking dans l’Himalaya. Si traverser l’Amazonie en kayak ou le Pôle Sud à raquettes vous semble trop « déjà vu », une nouvelle option pleine d’aventures et d’imprévus s’offre à vous : le tourisme spatial !     Alors que les fonds aloués par les gouvernements à...
Pool Art

Pool Art

  Take a deep breath and dive in a fresh, clear water! Looking through these underwater paintings and you start to immediately remember what it feels like it. That moment when the world’s worries wash away and a sense of calmness overtakes your body.   Zener calls that shared feeling...
Is it serious ?

Is it serious ?

  “My sculptures cause an uproar, astonishment and put a smile on your face, » says Florentijn Hofman the artist. « They give people a break from their daily routines. Passers-by stop in front of them and enter into conversation with other spectators » Hofman’s famous giant duck has floated in waters around...
Let's the garden come inside

Let’s the garden come inside

  It could be very easy to go overboard on forest/nature inspired creations. Since years nature had already inspired painters, designers and creators in different ways. Still, when I see these beautiful furnishings, I think that we could definitively let trees, flowers and plants of all kinds totally overrun our...
How Does it Feel Inside the Wave ?

How Does it Feel Inside the Wave ?

These incredible snaps were taken by photographers Nick Selway, 28, and friend CJ Kale, 35. CJ, from Hawaii. Specialized in risky pictures they  positioned themselves directly under the waves as they crashed above their heads. They explained how taking their time was the secret to their success. « We spend most...
Pool Houses

Pool Houses

Spa-House by Metropolis Design via Arch Daily First Crescent Villa by SAOTA Nettleton 199 by SAOTA  via ArchDaily Natural Mountain Home By Bohlin Cywinski Jackson The Paraty House by Marcio Kogan Architects via Contemporist Pierre Cardin Bubble House by Antti Lovag Tangga Hous by Guz Architects via Home DSGN Surfside...
Really High Speed Trains

Really High Speed Trains

Photographer Aaron Durand’s takes long exposure light paintings of trains which give new meaning to the term « faster than the speed of light. » Those pictures are so beautiful, we’ll never look at the trains the same way we did before…   Share This:
Museum in the middle of nowhere

Museum in the middle of nowhere

In the middle of Gobi desert stands Ordos a brand new city as a result of a bureaucraty’s’ utopia. An ideal city built in six years in Inner Mongolia evolving from a rural culture into a glistening (and strangely underpopulated) vision of the future Shaped like a large undulating blob,...
A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

A tribute to the pioneers of the High Alpine Road

Is it a sculpture ? A rock ? A bunker of a new kind ?  The new Pass Museum is part of the Timmelsjoch Experience designed by italian architect Werner Tscholl, and is located in the mountains of Austria. A road, once a mule track, links the Passeiertal valley and...
Ready to live in a church?

Ready to live in a church?

  In Netherlands Utrecht-based studio Zecc Architects has converted a catholic church built in 1870 into a spectacular spacious house of 475 m2. If you need a more spacy home, this renovated church is for sale ! More information on Woonkerkxl. Share This:
Nature is Back in Town!

Nature is Back in Town!

« Bosco Verticale » designed by italian architect Stefano Boeri is under construction in Milan ((it was finished in 2014, NDLR). Composed of two residential towers of 110 and 76 meters height, it will be realized in the centre of Milan, on the edge of the Isola neighbourhood, and will host 900...
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Where will You be this Summer ?

Where will You be this Summer ?

Jiuzhaigou-China Lucca, tuscany, Italy Plitvice Croatia Ubud, Bali Viceroy Hotel Bali Riomaggiore, Italy Navagio Beach, Zakynthos island, Greece Katikies Hotel Santorini Greece Soneva Gili Maldives Hotel Casa de la Flora, Thailand… Share This:
A World with no Gravity

A World with no Gravity

Is it because world crisis seem so heavy to carry that we are searching lightness in our everyday lifes ? Let’s get a little higher and breath some fresh air… Chinese artist Li Wei, one of the first who played with levitation, uses a combination of mirror, metal wires, scaffolding and acrobatics to create his...
Glass Houses

Glass Houses

Would you dare to live in one of those transparent houses ? Situated on a hill overlooking Atami, Japan southwest of Tokyo, Water Glass House By Kengo Kuma. Philip Johnson Glass House : the first one : designed 1945-48 Glass house by Carlo Santambrogio and Ennio Arosio. Created as a concept to showcase Italian company...
Photographers who tell People Stories (1)

Photographers who tell People Stories (1)

You might have already heard about Irina Werning’s project « Back to the Future » : « it’s imagining how people would feel and look like if they were to reenact them today… Two years ago, I decided to actually do this. So, with my camera, I started inviting people to go back to their future »... The argentinean...
Style : The Mad Man Way

Style : The Mad Man Way

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Spring, at last !

Spring, at last !

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Take a Look at my Balcony!

Take a Look at my Balcony!

Designed by Hong Kong architect James Law, this distinctive project in Mumbai, India, originated from the idea of adjacent forestry and trees. Using nature as an inspiration, the development encapsulates the natural form of indigenous trees and how it grows and lives symbiotically hosting other life forms.It will house over 200 apartment units, each with...
How to upset the seemingly normal situation

How to upset the seemingly normal situation

Until March 4th 2012 : Perceptions exhibition, an exciting installation by Buenos Aires-based artist Leandro Erlich is presented at the 104 a new art complex in Paris 19e. A Parisian facade gives viewers the impression that they’re vertical. Visitors are encouraged to walk all around the outside of the building, scaling its walls and jumping...
A journey into the depths of glacier caves

A journey into the depths of glacier caves

The photographer Eric Guth has become an expert on glaciers over the past few years, shooting them from every possible angle. “What I appreciate about these structures (other than their beauty) is that they are always changing,” he has explained. “I love the fact that if a cave happens to exist a year from when...
Creativity only, No Photoshop

Creativity only, No Photoshop

  This iconic “Bubble” series was created by fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky for the Harper’s Bazaar 1963 Spring Collection. I love the strong contrast between the model’s freshness and modernity and the darkness and the old fashion air of the parisian streets of these times. But can we believe that all these innovative images were created before Photoshop ! In...
The transparent steel church

The transparent steel church

  This beautiful church made out of 100 stacked layers of steel and 2000 steel column plates is signed by architects Pieterjan Gijs and Arnout Van Vaerenbergh, partners behind the firm Gijis Van Vaernbergh.  The project is entitled « Reading between the Lines ». Through these installation they’re stating that, though something cannot always be seen clearly,...
Where are you going for Winter Vacations ?

Where are you going for Winter Vacations ?

The Treehotel in Sweden : treerooms with contemporary design in the middle of unspoiled nature       The Magic Mountain Hotel : this amazing hotel is located in Southern Chile in the Huilo Huilo Reserve           Also located in Chili, ElquiDomos was born as a result of its creators hoping...