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SEBASTIAN CAMPION'S URBAN CURSOR AT INGRAVID

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EVENTS: Computer UI meets the physical world with Sebastian Campion’s Urban Cursor. Operating as an interactive art exhibit, Sebastian’s work evoked natural human curiosity and fused it with something akin to a social experiment.

As they describe the project: “Urban Cursor is a GPS enabled object designed to facilitate social interaction and play in public space. The object, which is shaped as an oversized 3-dimensional computer cursor (pointer), was placed on a square in Figueres, Catalunya during the cultural festival Ingràvid. Here, people could touch it, move it around and sit on it as an alternative to the benches. Also, via an embedded GPS device, the cursor transmitted its geographic coordinates to a website. At the website, the coordinates were mapped in Google Maps thereby documenting the cursor’s movements in the physical world and making it possible for participants to see how they collectively helped move the object around.” Click Read More for additional information and photos.

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TOKYO SUITE SELECTED BY NIGO

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Nigo – the japanese fashionaire, music producer and entreprenuer – teams up with the Park Hyatt Tokyo to release a compilation album in recognition of their 15th Anniversary. Inspired by the hotel’s sweeping views and super luxurious suite on the 50th floor, it’s packed with quality tunes. As noted by SuperFuture, “The album contains hiphop, house and lounge beats from the late 80s and early 90s by japanese artists and will be released in japan on November 25.” Click Read More for additional information and photos.

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SPACE AGE CAR PORT

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We’re addicted to car museums. We love observing the curation, creative history and models displayed. While it’s one thing to stroll through a museum, it’s a completely different ball game to drive through one.

Leave it to China to take it to another level. In an upcoming project, Francesco Gatti – the chief architect at 3Gatti in Italy – is putting together an interesting concept and feat of architecture. As AutoBlog reports, the museum “allows drivers to climb to the top in their cars and then walk back down via an inner spiral ramp. It seems the structure can be replicated in origami…" This is most interesting within the realm of fusing a parking garage and curated auto museum. Click Read More for additional information and photos.

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CITYSCAPES BY MARC YANKUS

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Marc Yankus is a talented guy. His visions of dream-like cityscapes captivated us from the moment we came across them on the Behance Network. As he describes it, "I am especially fascinated with the city in its rare moments of tranquility “as it sinks into slumber, as it rouses itself to face a new day. At such times the city is all abstraction looming shapes, diffused light, spectral shadows. In these moments of transient repose, when its elements are briefly cloaked in softness, a kind of beauty envelops even the most mundane street scenes… and my work aims to capture that ineluctable quality.” Click Read More for additional information and sample photos of Marc’s work.

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ACE HOTEL TEAMS UP WITH MINT & SERF

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Our friends at Ace Hotel did it again! Their brilliantly styled rooms have made them a favorite among our list of places to stay. This time they’ve upped the ante by partnering with Mint & Serf.

Over the last six months Mint & Serf curated original artwork for rooms at the newly opened hotel. They invited a few of their favorite artists to contribute to the project – Brian Procell, Enjoy Banking, Faust, Machine (Team Facelift), Mosco, PegLeg, Pork, Pablo Powers, Jordan Seiler, Stephen Holding, Sean Vegezzi and Tristan Eaton. Be sure to check out their work here. You can also click Read More for additional information and photos.

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WORKSPACES BY JOSEPH HOLMES

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We love checking out other peoples’ workspace. Since work spawns most of our travels, it’s interesting to see their creative laboratories. They’re like launching pads both physically and mentally. That’s why we got lost in the beautiful photos by Joseph Holmes.

Per Joseph’s artist statement: “The ”http://portfolio.streetnine.com/workspace+/" target="_blank">Workspace Project is my ongoing attempt to examine the quasi-private spaces people carve out of their public work lives. Such spaces represent a tug of war between personal expression and comfort on the one hand and the unyielding demands of work on the other. The long-term accumulation of the tokens of that struggle, over years or even decades, can be formally beautiful in a very human and touching way. The project is part of a larger series in which I ask friends and strangers to open up private spaces to my camera." Click Read More for additional information and photos.

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100 HOTELS UNDER 150

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The New York Times has a fantastic list of hotels for under $150. From Amsterdam to Venice you can find great places to stay during those last minute jaunts across the Atlantic or Pacific. Generally, budget hotels are hit or miss, but with this list you’ll feel more confident about your bookings.

As the Times reports: “That’s the thing about budget hotels. Sometimes they turn out to be a disaster, leaving you to lie awake at night, fighting to go to sleep as you try to shut out the noise from the busy street just beyond your window and hoping you will get to morning without having inherited a family of bedbugs. And other times, they turn out to be diamonds in the rough, places you can’t wait to brag about to friends back home.” Click Read More for additional information.

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