Underground New York Library

This is a brilliant project by photographer Ourit Ben-Haim. In this project Bem-Haim makes photos of people on the New York Underground reading books: the ‘Reading-Riders’ look happier than the ones travelling without the company of a book. You should actually check the project on the website itself, since the lay out is awesome. Here are just some screenshots from the website: the background makes me happy, obviously.

 

Paris Paris

Every now and then, I go through one of my favourite books, which was a gift by Parisian friends at my graduation party. Parisiennes is a book full of amazing photography, as a hommage à Paris women. The book is published by Flammarion, and as they say ‘la mythique Parisienne existe bel et bien!’ I still feel homesick for Paris once in a while, so today it is the perfect book to flick through. I just decided it is hightime to book a spring trip to my biggest crush.

Urban vibes at Art Rotterdam

I visited Art Rotterdam this weekend and got inspired by the works presented there by top galleries like Stella Lohaus from Belgium and Krinzinger from Austria. The fair (12d edition this year) is situated in the beautiful Cruise Terminal (the former departure hall for the Holland America Line) which results in a nice industrial atmosphere. My favourite works at this edition of Art Rotterdam all had something to do with architecture, urban development and photography. I just wanted to share a few favourites with you (some of these works were shown at the 2011 edition of Art Rotterdam, I found some others by checking out the websites of the artists and galleries). Already looking forward to Art Rotterdam 2012!

Melting Havana, Stephane Couturier, Courtesy: Van Kranendonk Gallery

serie Verwoest Huis, Marjan Teeuwen, Courtesy: Cokkie Snoei

7Architecture of Density #57, Michael Wolf, Courtesy: Galerie Wouter van Leeuwen