Opening the Greek Film Festival this year was a film called Brides. It’s about a ship full of women from many areas in Eastern Europe who are travelling to America to an unknown destiny in 1922.Centre to the story is Niki from the island of Samothrace played so subtely and beautifully by Victoria Haralabidou who is replacing her younger sister as a bride for a tailor in Chicago.
She’s a seamstress and on board the ship she meets photographer Norman Harris, (Damian Lewis), who’s returning to his home country after failing as a war correspondent in Turkey.
But this film is about the many women who leave their home country either willingly or unwillingly and the traps into which many may fall.
This melodrama and I love melodramas is really beautifully performed, it’s heartfelt and tense and romantic. Steve Berkoff plays a Georgian who is actually preying on these women for his own nefarious business. He could have been grotesque, he is in fact, but he’s believable.
p/s: a good movie with the understanding of different country culture n poverty, but the length of movie should be more tense!! a little bit boring!!
the acting of the NIKI n her luv to NORMAN seems not really there yet!! but it is a good story as well!!
ppl cant choose the thing they like as there are alot of things need to be considered each time. NIKI cant be with NORMAN at the end as she choose to keep her promise n marry to a strangers.
So, if u got chance to choose, n u have choose the best, it is really good n great n appreciate wat u have!!!
Chiho Aoshima is a CG artist who creates her unique and extraordinary world through manipulation of Bezier curves, a feature of the computer software Illustrator. She constructs her works with such elements as bodily fluids, reptiles, insects, and old, concrete buildings. Her works are audaciously enlarged and printed by heavy-duty printers, not only onto papers but also onto leather and plastic surfaces, giving her works the sense of transcendence of both art and illustration. link
Flight 001 is a travel merchandise boutique designed in the style of a Pan-Am era first class airline cabin. The stock just about everything you need to travel in style, from Tepper Jackson passport cases to Hideo Wakamatsu carry-ons, from in-flight CD compilations to their own exclusive storage merchandise. I took some pictures during a recent visit to the new Chicago store.
Expand-A SeriesA lot of their merchandise focuses on getting the most into your luggage. The Expand-A-Bags come in many sizes and uses, all collapsible with sharp, utilitarian diagrams for your re-folding needs. I found the Expand-A-Bowl and Expand-A-Carrier especially amusing: http://mocoloco.com/archives/003001.php#more
Happen surfing to livingarts malaysia.com juz now. Viewing into the gallery of the acting studio in KLPAC , having came across with this romi and joo lee show last time when we wen there to do our acoustic assignment. SO enjoyable with their acting and songs...........appreciate the director to let us to have a look it. the actress is really pretty and cute!
City of Biscuits At Selfridges in London. In the work of Chinese artist Song Dong, thousands of biscuits and sweets are being used to create an edible city. After completion it will be, well, eaten. The work is meant to criticize the (cookie-cutter?) sameness of Asia's new cities, the confectionary quality of their showpiece buildings? http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/in_pictures/4733304.stm
Fifteen Restless Nights 15 Restless Nights is an image/text/sound collaborative art installation of a map-like journey across the night-time landscape of Canada. Fifteen large-scale, high-resolution images of individual unmade beds, reconstructed from photographs gathered over nights spent in motel rooms across Canada, will be reproduced on vinyl geotrans, and realized as black and white electro-microscopic images incorporating text fragments based on individual anonymous experiences men and women have had in motel rooms across Canada. An original jazz piece based on the theme of long night highways between cities will be integrated with the fragmented telling of fifteen original texts, recorded as spoken word in French and English.
Is these games can be recognise as a global game? Does it reach a global level? It has different names but it also have same action. 1.Batu Seremban or Batu Tujuh (seven stones) in Malaysia 2. Jacks in Australia and New Zealand 3. Knucklebones in Egypt and in Europe 4. Otedama in Japan Can we recognise Batu Seremban as one of Malaysian Cultural Identity, althought it has similarity with other traditional games in other country? a link from nurul rahman
Discover a place where got this kind of playful things A coourful and decoractive door long staircase behind the hotel A red colourful fruits get behind the bazaar
One day trip, See the colouful part of seremban. A very relax trip to the site, looking and talk to the people there. Accidentally get to the same cafe that dat day went to eat breakfast with rabbit. Taking the KTM, going through all the different towns, seeing all the people move in and move out....... Thanks to dear oddy to accompany me to go to Seremban.
Background Cassandra Complex was established in 1999 with a view to extend architectural expression into a wider public realm. Through extending awareness and proffering new ideas, Cassandra Complex has taken a greater than normal responsibility within the culture of architecture and our media drenched society. These exercises have been undertaken in Europe and Australia.
Again, today crit by lecturers again. The process seem very fast, she only wan to know about ideas. today the indonesia ppl come to our studio to visit us, it seem surprise to see them, but our students explain to them wat actually is going on in the studio third year. I feel very unhappy last few days, maybe too disappointed with the site model. It actually is a group work of thing, but it ends like nobody cares about it. When ask other group members to come to help as well, they oways use excuses to escape. It seems very disappointed to see the group work become like this. Nobody even want to ask about it.............. The next day, moving the site model to the studio, again, i saw nobody wants to giving a hand to it......What is the problems to the group? i suddenly feel dat everyone dun k dun k character very annoying.But, i understood dat, it is the model leader problems as well, he dint even want to take the responsibility at all. Why our group become like this? A simple task in the class let me see more clearly that: There are thousand of faces in the class, everybody holds one, patient in everyting no only in architecture, but in the relationship with others as well, be patient on everyhting.................
I m going to separate my personal blog with architecture blog. Recently, this blog dint allow me to upload photos. so, i decided to open up a new blog under my name as well. http://phayung2.blogspot.com (this blog will be more to architecture and garfield) http://phayung.blogspot.com( this blog will be more to my personal life )
The creation of the work is based on the movement of pedestrians on a pedestrian crossing in public space. Some pedestrians walk only on the sidewalk and use the pedestrian crossing for crossing the street, other pedestrians freely make shortcuts on the formally imposed trafic situation.
Pedestrian Levitation.net is an artwork in public space that reflects on this movement. It visualises the real movement of people, and adds a virtual movement based on the assumption that the mind of people is not subject to gravity or any other physical limitations.Irregular white triangles are applied on the sidewalk- for the real movement, and up onto a high empty wall for the virtual movement.
The work creates a graphical layer above existing architecture that acts as a interface towards movement of thought. The work flows from the pavement up to the wall of a building or buildings. It creates a visual motion: when you walk into the work, your visual senses are pulled to the directions of the triangles.
The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are the world's time-bound and quantified targets for addressing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty, hunger, disease, lack of adequate shelter, and exclusion-while promoting gender equality, education, and environmental sustainability. They are also basic human rights-the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security.
I rode the A Train to the end of the line from Times Square. It's amazing that the same train that goes through the middle of one of the world's busiest cities also rides along a quiet, lonely beach. These houses sit on poles, suspended over the calm waters of Jamaica Bay. You never think of it, but this is New York.Winner: Tropolism Hidden City Contest - Best Natural/Urban Overlap
Camron has just been appointed by the Zhongtai, China’s leading lighting specialists, to handle international media relations for the opening of its new Shanghai headquarters designed by acclaimed Japanese Architect Kengo Kuma. This is an exciting project for Camron and is our first client in the region. The four story building in the historical French Concession is an oasis of calm in the frenetic hustle of high rise Shanghai and is despite its small size a world class building. In keeping with Kengo Kuma’s architectural philosophy the building is an exercise in subtlety. Adapting the existing building, a 19 Century Watch factory, Kengo Kuma has created a real dialogue between the building and its surroundings. The building will house an exhibition and cultural space on the first floor, with ever changing exhibitions and events. A lighting showroom and offices occupy the second and third floors. However, it is the top floor that will truly amaze. Amongst a landscape of moving water sit two beautifully appointed rooms by Kengo Kuma. Add to that, a gym, library, wine cellar, a cigar bar and a 24 hour concierge and you have a unique travel experience. These rooms are available to those travellers in search of something truly memorable from November. link
“We have made many big openings in the facades to create different daylight situations inside the building. The position of the windows are defined by the interior programs. By varying the ceiling heights each floor has a very different atmosphere.”SANAA
The design, a cuboid structural shell, picks up the basic functional and effective idea used by the original Zollverein architects Schupp and Kremmer.The oversized cube, which measures 35 meters by 35 meters and is 35 meters high, reflects the dimensions of the Zollverein mine
“Our aim was to achieve transparency in the concrete structure.”SANAA
Garfield who don't like pizza so much, always looks tired, seldom active, mostly passive, but foreverly SLOW.
This Garfield live without big dreams and big aims in life..... but with extreme interest in ARCHITECTURE.
Hoping to travel and enjoy ARCHITECTURE.
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