Motoi Yamamoto has taken salt of the table and turned it into art! His intricate mazes and labyrinths made entirely out of salt display not only a lot of patience, but also an incredible imagination and devotion to his work.
“Beer Press is a modern product and art piece for your home, office, basement, and bar. The collection was designed by highly talented and seasoned graphic artists. Made in the USA, each printed piece is delicately handcrafted by a vintage 1960’s letterpress for the most beautiful and decorative coasters on the market.”
I’m working on a new diorama! The main ingredient of this one is glitter.
The pile of gold looks more like a pile of sludge at the moment, but it will look better when I get a dragon in there (spoiler alert!).
Historic Watertower, New Media Quarter, Barcelona, Spain by Pere Falqués
The tower is located on Calle Ferrers 2, close to the modern Diagonal Mar complex. The architect Pere Falqués, best known for the classic streetlamp benches that decorate the Passeig de Grácia, designed the tower.
The tower’s initial purpose was to pull water from the Besós River. In theory, the goal was to sell this water. However, a problem arose when attempts to purify the water failed. It never reached standards set for the city’s drinking water supply. Thus, the project was never completed.
Once this idea was discarded, the tower went on to form part of a metallurgic factory operated by the Girona brothers (the Macosa Factory). The factory manufactured trains, trams, subway cars and escalators. The factory disappeared a long time ago. The only remaining trace is the tower’s most notable feature: its balcony. It is located where the water depository used to be. The tower is an interesting example of industrial architecture, painted by artists such as Calsina, Subirachs and Vilà. The tower has been conserved in a surprisingly good condition.
Photography: Joan Guillamat