In celebration of their comprehensive re-engineering of Dieter Rams’s 620 Chair Program, the Vitsoe shop in New York will be launching the ‘620 Reading Room’ with a party tonight. This will continue through Monday, with books curated by neighbor Dashwood Books, and free Intelligentsia coffee pour-overs by Gasoline Alley Coffee.
If you are in New York for ICFF this week, this will offer quite a contrast to the usual ICFF grind and noise.
The Verge has posted an interview with Apple product photographer Peter Belanger. Amazing how much work goes into the process. As evidenced by this video, there’s a lot more than straight up photography going on, which is to be expected. Was a little surprised they went as far as to accentuate the chrome on the bezel but I supposed it’s par for the course with this sort of thing.
Overall I was a little underwhelmed with the process. I would have assumed Apple did this all in-house in some space that looked like a set from 2001 with airlocks and cleanroom suits.
Peter Belanger Interview | Macworld Cover Creation Video
Polish born Karezoid Michal Karcz stepped away from the paintbrush and canvas years ago and focused on photography, only until recently has he started painting again but digitally this time, here’s some of the photos he’s taken further into fantasy using his altered technique.
Fun fact: most of the early space suits were manufactured by ILC Dover, also known as Playtex, the same company that made women’s undergarments. More wall-worthy goodies from the San Diego Air & Space Museum on Flickr. How well can you head-bang in space?
Photographer Paul McDonough spent time during his summers in the 70’s and 80’s travelling across America and captured some wonderfully nostalgic images. Sasha Wolf Gallery is having an exhibition of the work entitled Sight Seeing through May 5th, 2013.
Excellent “Back-To-The-Camera-Shot” supercut from Plot Point Productions. A bunch of my favorites from above, but be sure to watch the piece below.
More goodness from the San Diego Air & Space Museum Archives on Flickr. These fantastically-yellowed photos, probably taken at the Skunkworks facility in Palmdale, CA in the 80’s, almost look like illustrations.
Concresco is Dutch photographer David Galjaard’s photographic account of the decaying communist-era bunker infrastructure of Albania. The interiors — and chairs in particular — are perfect.
Via Conscientious & Wired