Winners of the BJP International Photography Awards 2016

Juno Calypso and Felicity Hammond have been named the winners of British Journal of Photography’s International Photography Awards 2016.

Juno Calypso won the Series Award for Joyce, a collection of performative self-portraits that reflect on “modern rituals of seduction and the laboured construction of femininity.”

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Seaweed Wrap, from the series Joyce 2015 © Juno Calypso

As a photography student, Calypso spent her loan to fly to “the middle of nowhere in Pennsylvania,” alone, to picture herself in the state’s honeymoon hotels.

“I began staging these photographs three years ago, using my grandma’s bedroom as the set, or a room found on Airbnb,” Juno tells BJP. “The idea always starts with the location – finding somewhere with a time-warp feel. This year I went to stay alone at a couple’s honeymoon resort in the US to continue the project. So it begins with an appreciation of 1960s pink decor, but also ends up as an awkward social encounter. I like to explore those feelings – seduction, solitude, desire, disappointment.”

“Juno’s photography has a very original identity; visually it is surreal and seductive,” Hannah Watson said of the winning series. “Although she only graduated recently, she already has a unique voice in photography. I can’t wait to see how she will exhibit this work in a gallery context.”

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Massage Mask, from the series Joyce 2015 © Juno Calypso

Felicity Hammond was awarded the Single Image Award for Restore to Factory Settings, a large scale photographic collage printed as a cyanotype.

Hammond’s image explores economic and social evolutions in London; a cityscape once defined by factories and industrial structures, now given over to the incredible demand for residential and office spaces.

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Restore to Factory Settings 2014 © Felicity Hammond

 

Via British Journal of Photography


Adam Nathaniel Furman

Monaco: “A little bit of 1930s Rome (in drag) for your living-room” by Adam Nathaniel Furman

Architect Adam Nathaniel Furman undertook a residency at the British School in Rome in 2014-15, as he became familiar with the city he was struck by the coming together of Italian style and consumerism with the ancient and resonant architectural and religious traditions. “It’s all present in Rome, there is a duality that runs through the city, there is a seriousness and weightiness – they have a word for it ‘romanita’. It was very present in the fascist period. At the same time there is this totally self absorbed sense of play, pleasure and sensuousness.” When Adam was commissioned to design some furniture for a client in Monaco, he decided to explore this idea further.

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Architect Adam Nathaniel Furman undertook a residency at the British School in Rome in 2014-15, as he became familiar with the city he was struck by the coming together of Italian style and consumerism with the ancient and resonant architectural and religious traditions. “It’s all present in Rome, there is a duality that runs through the city, there is a seriousness and weightiness – they have a word for it ‘romanita’. It was very present in the fascist period. At the same time there is this totally self absorbed sense of play, pleasure and sensuousness.” When Adam was commissioned to design some furniture for a client in Monaco, he decided to explore this idea further.

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5 Inspiring Stools

Here a collection of chairs, stool and armchairs that we like and have inspired us.
To see the complete collection and credits visit our pinterest board.

 


anastasiya koshcheeva crafts

traditional siberian craft and contemporary design come together in berlin-based maker anastasiya koshcheeva’s latest collection: ‘from siberia’. the series of objects is composed of ‘tuesa’, ‘taburet’, ‘svetoch’ — each representing a different approach to the use of natural birchbark in the home. ‘from siberia’ is a continuation of koshcheeva’s ‘sibirjak lounge chair’ project, in which she learned and developed the processes of birch-based manufacturing.anastasiyakoshcheevadesignboom01

each product in the series showcases the unique and outstanding qualities of the material. the ‘tuesa’ containers are perfect for storage of food, spices, teas, etc. because of naturally-occurring antibacterial and isolating qualities, ‘tuesa’ can keep its contents fresher for two to three times longer then conventional counterparts made of glass or plastic. vessels are light and robust, with a natural soft and non-slip surface that remains graspable even when wet.

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the ‘svetoch’ lamps are cylindrical forms that produce a soft, diffused light. koshcheeva’s design is based on a traditional no-glue method of joining, allowing for the shape to be created with nothing more than a few select stitches. ‘svetoch’ is a celebration of birchbark, and establishes a homey, comfortable atmosphere in any interior.

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10 chairs that inspire us

Here a collection of chairs, stool and armchairs that we like and have inspired us.
To see the complete collection and credits visit our pinterest board.

 

 


Scolapianta - (be green)

Multidisciplinary studio Mathery designed ‘Scolapianta’, a dish rack that has been remodeled to also water your plants while cleaning the dishes. [via ignant]

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Designing for The Grand Budapest Hotel

In its meticulous creation of the State of Zubrowka, Wes Anderson’s latest film, The Grand Budapest Hotel, is a typographic treat. The film’s lead graphic designer Annie Atkins was responsible for every graphic prop in the movie. Creative Review talk to her about her work.

 

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human heart tattoo [inked]

After the first collection of Mandala Tattoos

is the time for a new collection of Human hearts tattoos!

Enjoy it!


Spoonplus

When a spoon met chopsticks. Aissa Logerot’s SpoonPlus is a utensil hybrid that functions as both a spoon and a set of chopsticks (or a vessel for sauce). definitely brilliant!