Does love really has to hurt? According to artist David Catá it obviously does. The Spanish artist uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. In his ongoing series ‘A Flor De Piel’, he embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life – family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand.

‘Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history’, Catá explains. ‘Every moment lived stays in the memory to finally be forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind’. The woven flesh work establishes a symbiosis between union, separation, pain and love, a performatic and symbolic action of loss and preserves the memories through memorial, corporal and videographic footprints.

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The Cannon House  |  Domaine Public Architects
Visualization - Sérgio Merêces
Location: Tulum, Mexico

- A client’s desire for an expansive outdoor program allows for contextual integration within its larger site, while maximizing the benefits of potential environmental strategies. By elevating all primary functions, the ground floor is liberated from all construction. It is transformed into an expansive lush garden, an extension of the Mexican jungle. The elevated program is punctuated by a series of small courtyards, where coconut trees mimic the surrounding flora. Natural shading, rain protection and natural ventilation are hence maximized. Also programmatic differentiation is achieved enabling a unique varied visual experience from the different parts of the house.

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Sophie Wedgwood

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Boys hang balloons on a rope so customers can shoot them with an air gun, on a breakwater, in front of the Bosphorus strait in Istanbul, Turkey on Aug. 9, 2014. (Emilio Morenatti/AP)


My issue with films that present the future landscape of our lives as dominated by garish advertisements – The Fifth Element, Blade Runner, The Zero TheoremWall-E, and so on and so on – is that they choose color and caricature over the sinister alternative of subtly seeping advertising directly into daily infrastructure.

This guy totally doesn’t get ‘existentialism’

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