Category Archives: Travel

Outstanding Book Report: ‘Gentlemen of Bacongo’ is Excellent

“This book provides a fascinating insight to the vibrant street style of the ‘Sapeurs’, the elegant and immaculately dressed dandies from the heart of the Congo.” Published by Trolley Books.

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A Surprisingly Excellent City: Chicago, Illinois

Presenting, for your consideration, the city of Chicago, Illinois. Outstanding. Excellently.

Presenting Chicago,Illinois. An Outstandingly Excellent city. Image via The Excellent People On Location. Sunday, May 13, 12:58 pm.

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Adrian Ghenie Is Excellent

The work of the Outstanding Mr. Adrian Ghenie will be on view, from May 4 to May 7, 2012,  during the Excellent Frieze New York art fair, located on Randall’s Island, just off the coast of Manhattan.

Study for Self Portrait, 2011. Adrian Ghenie. Photograph: Courtesy of the artist and Plan B Cluj /Berlin

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Faye Toogood is, Outstandingly, Always Excellent

An Excellent example of London-based designer Faye Toogood‘s Outstanding work, via Phillips de Pury & Company. To enjoy, and download, our Excellent conversation with Toogood, please click HERE

FAYE TOOGOOD Cage For Birds, United Kingdom, 2011 Steel, Patinated Mesh, Mirror, Iridescent Glass 140 x 70 x 125 cm (55 1/8 x 27 1/2 x 49 1/4 in.). Image via Phillips de Pury & Company.

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Excellent Destination: Design Days Dubai 2012

‘Lathe V’ by Sebastian Brajkovicas seen during Design Days Dubai, a fair dedicated to collectible furniture and objects presented by international and Middle East galleries.

'Lathe V' by Sebastian Brajkovic. Image via Wallpaper.

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Architecturally Outstanding Higher Education: Singapore University of Technology & Design

Singapore, 2010-2014

Once completed, The Singapore University of Technology and Design, Excellently conceived by UNStudo, of Amsterdam and Shanghai, “will offer four key academic pillars: Architecture and Sustainable Design (ASD), Engineering Product Development (EPD), Engineering Systems and Design (ESD) and Information Systems Technology and Design (ISTD). The New SUTD campus will facilitate cross-disciplinary interaction between all four pillars of academia. The orientation and organisation of the campus is designed through two main axes; the living and learning spines which overlap to create a central point, binding together all corners of the SUTD. These thoroughfares create a 24/7 campus of seamless connectivity. An open forum of learning is established by bringing professionals, alumni, students, and faculty together to interact both on an academic and a social level.”

Educated Excellence: Singapore University of Technology and Design as envisioned by UNStudio. Image via UNStudio.

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Panoramic Excellence: Artist Olafur Eliasson For The ARoS Art Museum

Information via Laura Raskin for Architectural Record: “Rendering Denmark’s second-largest city in 52 colors, artist Olafur Eliasson has perched his permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama” on delicate columns 12 feet above the roof of the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus. Curved glass panels progress along the UFO-like structure. Visitors do, too, as they walk the 490-foot-long circular path, which opened in May. Each laminated pane of glass contains a color foil and was manufactured to withstand harsh weather. Recessed lighting in the walkway sets the building aglow at night. With Viking roots stretching back to the eighth century, Aarhus is a waterfront town and home to architectural gems that get great billing from the installation’s 360-degree views. Eliasson says that “Panorama” is a lighthouse: “The work becomes a compass in time and space.””

Outstanding Panorama: Artist Olafur Eliasson's permanent installation “Your Rainbow Panorama”, at the ARoS Art Museum, in Aarhus, Denmark. Image via Architectural Record via Studio Olafur Eliasson.

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Lessons in Excellency: Karen Knorr’s Outstandingly Excellent ‘India Song’

Karen Knorr is an American photographer living in London who was born in Germany, grew up in Puerto Rico and went to art school in Paris and London. Info via The New York Times.

Visual Excellence: The Photography of Karen Knorr. Image via The New York Times.

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Excellence Down Under: The Photographs of Australia’s Bill Henson

Presenting Untitled#1 by Australian photographer Bill Henson, represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Bill Henson, Untitled #1. Image via Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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