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That newspaper article was never written, but it could have been. The reason for its non-appearance at the height of the Second World War can be summarized in one word: Mustangs.
In the two decades before the war, the Army Air Corps developed the theory and practice of strategic bombing. Because there were no long-range fighters, the necessary concept arose around the self-defending bomber, a flying fortress, so to speak, that would escort itself. Thus, the lack of a technology drove the emerging doctrine: the technological tail wagging the doctrinal doggie.
The concept didn’t work. It was demonstrated in Spain
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Simon Jones scours the planet to track down wild, weird and experimental guitars and his collection now includes rarities from the UK, America, Russia, Germany, France and beyond. Lars Mullen drops in.
It’s been seven whole years since Guitar & Bass ventured to the far depths of Cornwall to witness Simon Jones’ startling selection of guitars. Simon isn’t a man to stand still, though, and since that time many of his instruments have been put on the block to make room for yet more way-out custom guitars. Is it about time for us to pay the man and his remarkable
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Apps and Animals For Your Wild Side
Bonnie may live behind bars, but she still likes to bang on drums while fellow resident Kyle enjoys playing the piano. Both musicians are wild animals when it comes to making sounds on a tablet, but that’s not a backhanded compliment. These two inmates are, in reality, orangutans.
And just when you thought only humans are able to embrace the world’s newest tech culture, right?
Well, not so, say the apes who are going bananas over their ability to use iPads at the Smithsonian’s esteemed National Zoo. In fact, the Apps for Apes
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Expanding The Audience
United Photo Industries’ massive public exhibitions bring modern photography to accessible public spaces
In an era when the resolution of smartphone cameras has reached an astonishing 41 megapixels, and photo filter apps can render even the most mundane moment into a Technicolor feast for the eyes, digital photography may seem to be reaching a saturation point. Surprisingly, however, as digital imagery pervades all aspects of our lives, the reverence for photography in the art world has risen to new levels as proven in the sale of a fine-art photograph by Andreas Gursky auctioned for $4.5 million at
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Does not stop there, we also prepared a six-page special Working At Home thing. 60 which contains tips, innovative products and inspirational suggestions for an ideal workspace design that you can apply in occupancy. Workaholics or not, you will love these ideas home office!
In September, the festive event Indonesian Contemporary Art & Design (ICAD) 2013 will again be held. Check out a sneak peek preview of the works of this year’s exhibitors at the article The Art of History p. 24. Do not miss the exclusive article A Beautiful Mind terms. 30 the results of our interview with Samuel
Continue reading The world of work is no doubt a big part of our lives as professionals. Office area became part of the daily routine and this can sometimes make us feel bored. Special Office on this issue we invite you to peek design three office options Home & Decor editor who has a different style and theme on it. 44.
The highs and lows of adventure photography.
I’ve always had an interest in art and creativity and at school my point and shoot accompanied me on most adventures. When it came to picking a university degree I decided on natural science course thinking this was my best opportunity for a career that would take me outdoors, the p ace where . I am happiest. After studying science for four years I realized something was missing. Unsure of what this was I looked for a place to get lost in introspection and the ocean seemed the perfect destination: The day after
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ZAHA HADID ARCHITECTS PRESENT AN EXPERIMENTAL UNIVERSE AT THEIR EXHIBIT IN DENMARK
Zaha Hadid in collaboration with design studios Kollision and Wahlberg, and The Centre for Advanced Visualization and Interaction (CAVI) presents her first solo exhibition in Scandinavia at the Danish Architecture Centre. This exhibition presents a world of interactive architectural forms that are synonymous with Hadid’s styles along with an installation called Parametric Space. With the intention to merge design with geometry, the Iraqi-British architect showcases sophisticated towers, shell constructions, design objects and furniture through this unique amalgamation.
The Parametric Space is the key highlight and appears as a
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AFTER GARNERING INTEREST FROM POSTS ON FLICKR, THIS SELF-TAUGHT PHOTOGRAPHER RECEIVED CRITICAL ACCLAIM AND ORGANICALLY GREW AN ONLINE FOLLOWING FOR HIS EXQUISITE LOW-LIGHT IMAGES. LET’S HEAR IT FOR MIKKO LAGERSTEDT…
MIKKO LAGERSTEDT’S images do all the talking. No, scrap that. They scream and shout brilliance. From the modest beginnings of posting images to Flickr, self-taught photographer Mikko has managed to grab the attention of the photography world and forge a following of fans.
«To be honest, I really didn’t expect anything from my pictures,» says Mikko. «At first, I just went out and took photos and posted them in Flickr.
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It’s about time lessness. The enduring strength and character of iron, combined with the benefit of modern fabrication techniques, results in craftsmanship that adds lasting value to your home or project. But most of all. according to owner Todd Miller. Old World Iron is about relationships.
Customers receive the exceptional benefit of the decades of experience Miller and his team bring to channeling ideas and practical inspiration into ex¬pert design work and detailed renderings — at no extra charge. And with the personal rapport that arises from producing custom work to exacting specifications and the company’s focus on impeccable results.
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This month, things get personal for Sophie Goodwin and Annabel Rivkin
Some people find joy in sex, others in world peace or at the bottom of a tub of Viennetta. We find it in personalisation. Our names make us… us. They are magic! Personalisation makes everything nicer, see. And the proper joy of it is there isn’t much you can’t embroider, emboss, stamp or paint. Pyjamas with your name hand-embroidered on the pocket? You’ll sleep better. A toothbrush with your initials on the handle? Cleaner teeth. Your monogram spelt out in fishfingers (tricky, but persevere)? Much tastier and definitely less
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