For me, the camera is a sketch book, an instrument of intuition and spontaneity.
—Henri Cartier-Bresson

Divus Vespasianus (continue)

Divus Vespasianus (Divine Vespasian) exhibition continues to the Palatino and Roman Forum.   Article: Colosseum exhibit focuses on taxes, toilets, public works  

Divus Vespasianus

Divus Vespasianus exhibition at the Colosseum focuses on taxes, toilets, and public works of the Flavian dynasty and it’s founder Emperor Vespasian. Above the interior exhibit halls.   Article: Colosseum exhibit focuses on taxes, toilets, public works  

The Bons Enfants Building

A web of silver by architect Francis Soler covers the Bon Enfants building, the headquarter of French Ministry of Culture & Communications at Rue Saint-Honoré 182, Paris. The web made of metallic ironwork wraps the facade of the original 1919 building opened in 2005.   Article: La resille argentée de Francis Soler  

Vertical Garden

The vertical garden at the Musée du Quai Branly, Paris by Patrick Blanc. The garden, a living wall of greenery, covers 800 square meters of the facades of the museum and 150 square meters of the interior walls. A total of 15,000 plants from 150 species throughout the world. Wallflowers, ferns, fuchsias, irises, heuchera and willows growing like…

Linke Wienzeile 40 & 38

Otto Wagner architect and owner designed one single urban block that cemented the Jugendstil movement with Linke Wienzeile 40 and Linke Wienzeile 38 in 1899. The project composed of three buildings, Linke Wienzeile 40 and 38 which turn the corner to Köstlergasse 3. Wagner dismissed classical decoration and introduced a new architectural simplicity, with flat exterior walls and plain,…

Centre des Monuments Nationaux

The visual identity system for the Centre des Monuments Nationaux (National Monuments Centre) of France launched in 2007 by creative studio C’est Signé. The Centre des Monuments Nationaux conserves, restores, and manages historic buildings and sites which are the property of the French state. A total of around 85 monuments which became the main graphic element of…

Fossil – A New Look

Fossil new look coinciding with revamped store concept launched 2014  


St. Johann ski resort in the Kitzbühel Alps.  

Joshua Tree National Park

Joshua Tree National Park encompasses two distinct desert ecosystems, the Mojave and the Colorado deserts. The park was initially created as a National Monument in 1936, elevated to a National Park in 1994. The higher, slightly cooler, and wetter Mojave Desert is the special habitat of the Joshua tree, a native of Southwestern North America. Desert vegetation,…

Desert Sky

Death Valley cloud skyscape.  

Death Valley, Zabriskie Point

Zabriskie Point is surrounded by a maze of wildly eroded and vibrantly colored badlands composed of sediments from Furnace Creek Lake, which dried up 5 million years ago. Source: Wikipedia and National Park Service  

Death Valley, Devil’s Golf Course

Devil’s Golf Course is an immense area of rock salt pan eroded by wind and rain into jagged spires, located in the Mojave Desert. Source: Wikipedia and National Park Service  

Desert Sky Sunsets

Death Valley sky at sunsets.  

Death Valley, Mesquite Flat Dunes

Mesquite Flat Dunes, located in central Death Valley. The dune field includes three types of dunes: crescent, linear, and star-shaped. Polygon-cracked clay of an ancient lakebed forms the floor. Mesquite trees have created large hummocks that provide stable habitats for wildlife. Death Valley is surrounded by warped mountains of a visually diverse landscape of colors…

Death Valley National Park

Death Valley National Park in California and Nevada, located east of the Sierra Nevada. Death Valley National Monument was declared in 1933 and the park was substantially expanded and became a national park in 1994. Colorful badlands, snow-covered peaks, beautiful sand dunes, rugged canyons, the driest and lowest spot in North America, and the hottest in…

Alabama Hills, California

The Alabama Hills are a range of hills and rock formations near the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada west of Lone Pine California. There are two main types of rock exposed at Alabama Hills. One is an orange, drab weathered metamorphosed volcanic rock that is 150-200 million years old. The other type of rock…

Succulent Greens

Succulent Greens from the Encinitas Retreat Meditation Gardens. Agave Attenuata Aeonium Undulatum, Agave Americana & Aeonium Arboreum  

California Sunsets

Sunset skies over the Pacific ocean.  


The Islamic Art Wing exhibition space designed by the French architect Rudy Ricciotti and the Italian architect Mario Bellini, sits under an undulating golden canopy in the middle of the museum’s neo-Classical Visconti Courtyard. The Italian Renaissance hall empty just before closing time.  

December in Paris

Notre-Dame Cathedral & Pont au Double bridge Eiffel Tower & Canal Saint-Martin  

Anamorphic Artwork, Espace Fondation EDF

Pegasus and Medusa by the team at Truly Design: Urban Artists based in Torino, Italy. Pegasus and Medusa are series from Anamorph featured at the #Streetart exhibition at the Espace gallery of the Foundation EDF in Paris. Source: Pegasus/Anamorph and #Streetart Project  

Les Marquis de Ladurée

From Ladurée, a new chocolate-centric boutique Les Marquis de Ladurée opened in 2014 on Rue Castiglione in Paris. The sumptuous interiors appear just as lavish as any of the ornate jewelry boutiques at the nearby Place Vendôme, but with a modern-design twist that mixes a 21st-century graphic sensibility.  

Christmas Window Season

‘Wish You Were Here‘ windows at Bergdorf Goodman designed by David Hoey evoking a journey through fantasy travel, sly visual wit and far-flung places. ‘Have a Foodie Holiday” windows at Barney’s New York featuring famous gourmands and Food Network personalities designed by Simon Doonan. Article: ‘Window-Dressing Warriors‘ and ‘Simon Doonan’s Very Foodie Windows‘  

Isamu Noguchi, ‘Listening to Stone’

  Isamu Noguchi was one of the twentieth century’s most important and critically acclaimed sculptors.  Through a lifetime of artistic experimentation, he created sculptures, gardens, furniture and lighting designs, ceramics, architecture, and set designs.  His work, at once subtle and bold, traditional and modern, set a new standard for the reintegration of the arts. Born…

The Queensboro Bridge

The Ed Koch Queensboro Bridge, also know as the 59th Street Bridge is a two-level double cantilever bridge over the East River in New York City. Designed by architect Henry Hornbostel and completed in 1909, it connects the borough of Queens with Manhattan, passing over Roosevelt Island. The bridge is flanked on its northern side…

Andy Goldsworthy, Storm King Wall

The wall was built stone-by-stone upon the remnants of an old farm wall that Goldsworthy found in the woods overlooking Moodna Creek, at Storm King’s eastern boundary. Rising to a maximum height of about five feet, it follows a path the artist chose—winding through a row of trees that grew from seeds to saplings to…

Kracher Weinlaubenhof

Beautiful use of typography, colors, and printing techniques that reveal a subtle sophistication in the branding of labels of the Krascher winery in Burgenland, Austria.  

Autumn Colors

Autumn foliage in all shades of red, yellow, purple, black, orange, pink, magenta, blue and brown. Oslo, Norway | October 2012 Prague, Czech Republic | October 2014 Lancaster, Massachusetts | October 2006 Brooklyn, New York | October 2008  

Prague, A Cubist lineage

Czech Cubists – sharp points, slicing planes, and crystalline shapes. The Grand Café Orient is the only cubist-designed space of its kind in the world, designed in 1912 by modernist architect Josef Gočár for the House of the Black Madonna building, the first Cubist building in Europe.  

Prague, City With a Thousand Years of Architecture

Prague, the Czech capital on the Vltava River with the spirit of a new Bohemia Europe. The history of architecture in Prague: Romanesque, Gothic, Renaissance, Baroque, Neoclassical, Art Nouveau & Cubist, Functionalist, and Communist.  

Urban Posters

Cool poster designs with type and illustration.  

Johanna Fessl Ceramics

A treasured discovery from Andorf, Austria, Johanna Fessl’s beautiful ceramic creations. Johanna’s handmade objects are tactile and functional, down to the simplest details. The design has an ethos of earthiness, textural, and timelessness craftmanship.   Johanna Fessil – Ceramic  

Urbanize Poster

Poster for the 6th annual International Festival for Urban Exploration – Urbanize! Illustration by Patrick Klose. Layout by Atelier Liska Wesle.  


The Augarten is a public park in the Leopoldstadt, the second district of Vienna. It is the city’s oldest Baroque park in the French Baroque style with elaborate flower gardens and shady avenues of chestnut, lime, ash and maple trees. The Augarten is surrounded by the Palais Augarten, the performance hall and home of the Vienna Boys’ Choir and the porcelain…

150 Years Ringstrasse by Olga Georgieva

The Ringstrasse (Ring Street) in Vienna celebrates its 150 anniversary in 2015. The street was built to replace the city walls, which had been built during the 13th century. In 1857, Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria issued the decree ordering the demolition of the city walls and moats. In his decree, he laid out the…

Oslo Bay

In 2013 we left Oslo, Norway for Vienna, Austria. The trip was on the Color Line ferry from Oslo to Kiel, Germany, which offered a beautiful view of Oslo bay. It was late September, the warm sunray felt faded, the trees almost finished turning color, and the air already had a crispy winter breeze. Oslo looked and felt like it was settling…

Wolfgangsee & Attersee

View of Wolfgangsee (Lake Wolfgang) and Attersee (Lake Atter) from the Schafberg Mountain in the Salzkammergut, lake district of Austria.  Wolfgangsee named after Saint Wolfgang of Regensburg (c. 934 – 994). He is regarded as one of the three great German saints of the 10th century, the other two being Saint Ulrich and Saint Conrad of Constance.…

Safteriet, Made in Norway

A beautiful packaging/branding discovery from Norway, Safteriet. Safteriet beverages are made in Stavanger, Norway. Organic and from local sources Norwegian farms. From light to dark: elderflower, apple, plum, rhubarb, raspberries, blackcurrant, cherry, and bilberries.  

Kings of Convenience, Made in Norway

Kings of Convenience from Bergen, Norway at The Bowery Ballroom in New York, September 2009. Videos from the concert: Boat Behind, Know-How featuring Fiest who made a surprise appearance.  

Pascal Café de la Paix + Chris Ofili

Pascal Café de la Paix at the Nobel Peace Center in downtown Oslo with its mural designed by British artist Chris Ofili, before his “controversial” days. The yellow and green mural resembles the asymmetrical shard of colored glass or colorful patterns as seen in a kaleidoscope. Pascal Café de la Paix is no longer in this space. Alfred cafe, named after Alfred Nobel,…

Oslofjord Islands

The Oslofjord is a large protected inlet with many islands of varying sizes dotted with hundreds of small cabins. The Oslofjord is not a fjord (a long, narrow, deep inlet of the sea between high cliffs) in the geological sense. In Norwegian, the term “fjord” can refer to a wide range of waterways. The bay is divided into the inner and outer…

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