French Basque guesthouse

Loving the look of This 18th century timber framed construction, in the mountains of the French Basque country which has been restored and turned into a high-end guesthouse with 5 rooms. Guests are spoiled with succulent diners in a contemporary ambiance. Modernity and tradition go hand in hand; in the architecture, the interior and the cuisine.

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Unfortunatlely: I DO NOT know where it is or the name of it as these images were borrowed from the above site. If you find out .... let me know!
Pictures by Jean-Pierre Gabriel

More of Lee Jungjin's photographic poems

OK, so after a visual taste of Lee Jungjin's "pagodas" ... I'm in the mood for more Korean ... art : Lee Jungjin's photographs just opened my appetite!!! So here are a few more samples of his stunning and poetic work!

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Lee Jungjin's Pagodas

photo emulsion on rice paper

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Calligraphies ... camera toss

B&W water

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Cifford Ross, HORIZON XI. Silver Gelatin Print (frame) 2001

2 Cifford Ross, HORIZON VIII. Silver Gelatin Print (frame) 2001

3 Cifford Ross, HURRICANE SCROLL I, II, VI. Archival Pigment Print (paper) 2001

4 Adam Thompson, Untitled (force - VI). 2003. Velvet matt inkjet print

5 Adam Fuss, Untitled, 1988 Unique gelatin silver print photogram

6 Jun Morinaga, Ogi Sado from the Sea, On the Waves series, 1974 Gelatin Silver Print, Printed 2003

These are just a few sea images I love ... discovered as I was scanning a very cool blog called Moon River.


Sandy Island Gallery

Sandy Island Gallery is just the place where prospective buyers of Sandy Island properties ("a rare collection of 18 waterfront villas within a tropical island oasis of privacy and calm, designed by world renowned British architect Claudio Silvestrin with the collaboration of multi award-winning Australian landscape designer Jamie Durie and comissioned by Asia's YTL group") come to look at the the different models of homes. It is quite a luxurious project, but I am more interested in the look of the branding which was designed by Mean and Mister Jones (Belgian creative duo Fanny Khoo and Tom Merckx) who now head the design team at Singapore's Equus-Brand Consultants. I love the sleek and minimalist look, as well as the monochrome palette which gives a sense of peace and safety: almost sanctuary like!