The Lightbox House: A Photographer’s Dream House near Puget Sound

Lightbox is a 1,500 square foot home for a photographer and his young family in coastal Washington
Its glass and wooden structure is modern in inspiration but modest in scale, a rare balance in 21st century design

A photographer’s dream house is designed around the dance of highlight and shadow. In the [...]

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Portland-Based Artist Bryan Ray

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Acrylic and paper on wood, recent works by Portland-based artist Bryan Ray. Great stuff. More images below.

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Photographer Brittany Wright Captures Foods in Colorful Gradients

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Photographer and food enthusiast Brittany Wright sets up intricate culinary still lifes that focus primarily on the differentiation of fruits’ and vegetables’ coloration. Wright captures a rainbow of colors in foods ranging from heaps of apples to carrots plucked freshly from the earth. Each photograph focuses on the produce against a stark white background, a way to display the food’s vibrant shades without distraction.

The Seattle-based photographer is fascinated by capturing the aging process of vegetable and fruits, displaying the variety of forms each piece takes during ripening and decay. Wright even includes fruit harvested from her own backyard, photographing raspberries both plump and shriveled.

Wright’s client list is diverse, including brands Dry Soda and Samsung as well as (appropriately) several farms. You can see more colorful gradients and food-based imagery on Wright’s Instagram. (via Junk Culture)

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Your Camera Strap Sucks. Long Live the Hard Graft Atelier Hang Camera Strap

That branded strap that came with your DSLR? It belongs in the garbage. If you’ve dealt with a stock strap from a Nikon or Canon DSLR, you know what I mean. They tend to unstrap themselves in heavy use, letting your DSLR go tumbling to the ground (or worse). They display [...]

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The Urwerk 105TA Watch is Probably Powered by Magic

It’s a watch unlike any other. For 18 years, Urwerk has produced a line of watches that tells time in its own way. There are no hands, no tourbillons, no conventional movements — just a style of indicator that is unique to this brand. The new Urwerk 105TA Watch continues this [...]

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Magnificent Aerial Footage of Antarctica Shot by Kalle Ljung

While touring Antarctica for a few weeks with his 73-year-old father, Stockholm-based filmmaker Kalle Ljung brought along a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter to film their excursion from above. The footage he captured is extraordinary, from isolated shots of crewmates teetering on lone icebergs to pods of whales breaching the surface shot directly overhead. In a deluge of nature/travel films shot with GoPros and drones, this really stands out. (via Vimeo Staff Picks)

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One of BMW’s Most Powerful Motorcycles Becomes a Sculptural Work of Art

The BMW K 1600 GTL was already an intimidating motorcycle. It has been heralded as one of the finest touring bikes of this decade, but what it offered in speed it lacked in style. It wasn’t built for show, it was built for long hauls across continents. What you’re looking [...]

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