Stargazing At The Elqui Domos Hotel In Chile | Designed by RDM Arquitectura | Photos by James Florio
In the heart of the mythical Elqui Valley in Pisco, surrounded by the Andes Mountains, 500km north of Santiago in central Chile, lies a magical place that allows for star-spangled dreams beneath the clear pure sky. Combining stargazing and specialized astronomic tours with night-time horseback riding, meditation and even tarot readings, Elqui Domos is a hotel quite like no other.
It was completed in 2005 to fulfil its owners’ desire to observe and enjoy the grandeur of the one of the world’s most star-filled skies. It is one of only seven astronomic hotels around the world and the only one in the Southern Hemisphere, offering breathtaking views of the magic skies draped over the Elqui Valley (the valley is renowned for its sharp, clear skies, as it happens to sit under one of the clearest atmospheres in the world). The lack of rain and pleasant weather all year round set the perfect conditions for astronomic tourism, where guests can gather to enjoy a unique chance to liaise with the stars.
Woah!!!! Hopefully no one was bothered to make that. If not holy shit, amazing. I hope I can see stars like that one day
Polina by Bastien Vivès
I always find this style of work appealing - it’s loose and gestural, yet it’s still well composed and clear. You can understand what the figures are doing in each panel with what appears to be a hastily drawn line. The ink looks like it was just thrown at the page, like each panel was drawn in an instant. But, each panel holds together. It doesn’t feel like the arrangement of the figures is sloppy, or that the negative space is awkward.
I don’t read or speak French, so I don’t really know what happens in the story, but this is a book I like to look at from time to time.
behind the scenes season 6
Cute tableware by London Designer Donna Wilson.
Moscow/Красная площадь (by N+T*)
Make your own medium format camera and learn about pinhole photography in style
Kelly Angood, creator:
The Videre works without a lens, instead using a simple pinhole to take photographs onto medium format film. I have translated my original design into a beautiful and hardwearing do-it-yourself kit so that everyone can make their own Videre camera and learn about pinhole photography in style.
The kit will be printed and die-cut onto thick recycled card and supplied with easy to follow instructions and a spare medium format spool. I also plan to produce a short instructional video, which will be viewable online alongside a virtual gallery space where pinhole photographs that have been taken with the camera can be submitted.
- Video Above -