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International, intelligent and influential, Wallpaper* is the world’s most important design and lifestyle magazine brand. Since 1996, Wallpaper* has attracted a sophisticated global audience by constantly pushing into new creative territories and ensuring that its coverage of everything from architecture to motoring, fashion to travel, interiors to







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FASHION I did it on a whim

DESIGN Fall in Loft


Photography Awards 2011

GRAPHIC Matt Wisniewski

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Pixar Exhibition - PAC John Lasseter says that it takes three things to make an animated film: world, character and story. In the simplest sense, that is the heart of this exhibit, the handmade designs for the worlds, characters and stories of Pixar’s first twenty years of filmmaking. At Pixar, we realize we are associated, in many people’s experience, with computers. We do use computers in the making of our films. However, at the center of everything we do is the love of story and the wonderful pictures that help tell the story. The computer lets us create worlds and characters that otherwise

Born this way- Lady Gaga

we could only dream of enjoying. The computer lets us invite you into the dream to dream along with us. The computer is where we finish our

Born This Way debuted in the top five spots of every major market, including the Billboard 200. In the United States, Born This Way sold 1.108 million copies in its first week an estimated 440,000 copies were sold on Amazon in two days of its first week at a price of 99 cents. Four of the album’s singles – “Born This Way”, “Judas”, “The Edge of Glory”, and “You and I” – went on to chart in the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100.



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Snowbreak - Dolomiti All-Mountain snowboarders make up arguably the largest group within the sport. An all-mountain rider is one who dabbles in each discipline while focusing mostly on riding everything the

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mountain has to offer. A typical day for an allmountain rider may involve riding groomed trails, moguls, gladed (tree) terrain, ungroomed terrain, the terrain park or halfpipe, and even a run or two

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through a racecourse. Oftentimes an all-mountain rider will decide where to ride based solely on the day’s conditions - a powder day sees them charging through ungroomed terrain and glades, whereas a soft spring day has them perfecting freestyle moves in the park.

running Mac OS X Snow Leopard. Over 140,000 apps made just for iPad let you do all the things you do every day like you’ve never done them before.


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Trompe l' oeil - illusion “By weaving the powerful story-telling abilities of the narrative mural into the engaging impact of the life-size trompe l’oeil illusion artist John Pugh has created a stimulating and enlightening venue for both public and private art. His murals have been instrumental in revitalizing the trompe l’oeil genre as a vital mode of artistic expression that is both aesthetically and intellectually challenging. By the synthesis of deception and enlightenment Pugh has legitimatised and expanded the horizons of the trompe l’oeil mural. He has created a truly monumental body of work and an artistic style worthy of its own descriptive expression: Narrative Illusionism.”

Asian world- We Love Sushi Sushi is an extremely popular food that many people enjoy, and the world’s longest sushi roll indulges these individuals to the extreme. It may be breaking Guinness World Records, but now the true challenge will be not to waste this mammoth of a meal. A Japanese restaurant in the city of Yekaterinburg, Russia, was determined to make the world’s longest sushi roll and they were successful in accomplishing that goal. Created in the shopping center aptly named ΜΕΓΑ, this endless snaking sushi roll spans an impressive 2.5 kilometers (1.55 mile) long. It took 60 chefs to craft 1.5 tons of rice, 500 kg of cucumbers, 14 thousand pieces of seaweed and 25 kg of sesame into edible sushi rolls.


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Fashion Shows- Neon And again we are taken back to the wonderfully confusing 80s where neon colors were popular… just like today! That’s right, neon colors are it for this spring’s hottest colors. Like it or not, here are

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a few suggestions on how to wear neon colors… the right way.Although I wouldn’t necessarily recommend neon colors, if you’re a fan by all

Favela tourism, an increasingly popular tourist avenue, could help to dent the abysmal level of socio-economic inequality in Rio de Janeiro. These tours, first introduced in the early 1990s, draw awareness to the searing needs of Rio’s underprivileged population, while giving tourists access to a side of Rio that often lurks in the shadows. The tours are viewed as a spectacular, if grim, alternative to mainstream Rio de Janeiro attractions, such as Sugarloaf Mountain and Christ the Redeemer.

means let it all hang out this spring because it’s your year! We will start to see the shelves fill with everything neon colored from pants to shirts and even purses. Of course, there will also be a wide variety of neon accessories! Now the runways have shown us neon colored skirts and pants, but I cannot condone that! I think if u stick to a neon colored top, it is more than enough. Neon colored pants are just not right, in any way. But if you must, remember the rule: keep it simple!


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Rico had dedicated

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ick Genest (born August 7, 1985) is a Canadian artist and fashion model born in Montreal. He is also known as Zombie Boy for being tattooed like a corpse across the majority of his body. Nevermind Gaga walking for Mugler, who everyone seems to be raving about is Nicola Formichetti’s muse and model – the skeleton tattooed Rick Genest – also known as ‘zombie boy’ and ‘Rico’ – a lovely young man from Canada whom he found on Facebook. Rick’s ambition was turning himself into a zombie and


after countless hours of tattoos – and pain – and at a cost of over £4,075 he did it, becoming a minor celebrity on the internet in the process a couple of years ago. Now he is the latest toast in fashion town after starring next to Gaga at Nicola Formichetti’s Mugler show in Paris. Everyone is smitten with the handsome tattooed model, maybe because behind the tough exterior, lies quite a cool, charming and down-toearth man. Here are some excerpts from an interview that Rico did.


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On the tattoos

They’re about the human body as a decomposing corpse – the art of a rotting cadaver. It’s also a tribute to horror movies, which I love.

On his influences

When I was a kid I was a big fan of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and I wanted to be a ninja turtle and live in the sewers. But as I got older I fell in love with zombies and wanted to become one. Oh, and I love George A Romero’s Living Dead movies.

On how he feels

They’ve been a part of me forever – before I even got them done. They reveal how I feel on the inside. I’m so used to how I look now that I don’t see them anymore. It’s like if you met someone with purple hair – after ten minutes you’d think, “Oh yeah, they have purple hair. So what?”

On his mum thought

Well, I don’t think this is what my mother had in mind for me. When I got my hands done it broke her heart. She said, “You’ve got your hands tattooed like a skeleton! You’re never going to get a decent job!”


On people reactions

There’s all sorts of weird shit here in Montreal, so I kind of blend in with the culture. Some people come up to me and say, “Wow, nice tattoos.” Sometimes you get a smart-ass kid who yells “Hey, it’s Halloween!” Just about every day I get some kind of skeleton joke. The classic is “Why didn’t the skeleton cross the road? Because he didn’t have the guts.”

On ageing tattooed

Everybody ages – me too. Are you worried about what you’re going to look like when you’re 60? It’s just life – tattoos turn green. I joke that once the body suit’s done they’ll be so faded I’ll have to start again at the beginning.

On girls thoughts

There are girls who dig it, but the kind of girls who dig it are usually trouble.

On his philosophy

You’ve got to respect that everyone’s different and has to do what they’ve got to do. I can’t tell you what to do, you can’t tell me what to do – but we can still get along just great.



Rick Genest, 25 years photo by Daniel Craig

“i started when i was 12...”

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Rick Genest, 25 years photo by Daniel Craig


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etting tattooed to look like a cadaverous zombie was the best career decision Rick Genest ever made.Seriously. Yeah, there were some people who thought Genest was crazy 10 years ago when he made the fateful decision to tattoo his entire body to look like a cadaver.To be fair, many of those same people probably haven’t changed their minds about whether it was a wise decision for Genest to make his outsides look like his insides.In fact, a year ago, someone created a Facebook fan page called “I bet this guy will regret getting this tattoo once he’s older!!”However, a lot can happen in a year. Ironically, that page, which was set up to make fun of Genest, led to his being discovered by Nicola Formichetti, the creative director for fashion designer Thierry Mugler and a frequent collaborator with Lady Gaga.As a result, Genest now has proof that his unique look has paid off in tangible ways. Not only


was he featured in the new Thierry Mugler Autumn/Winter men’s collection when it debuted in Paris in January, but Gaga hired Genest to appear prominently in her “Born This Way” video.“It’s proof of the power of the Internet,” Genest told AOL News. Now he’s got a whole bunch of offers from Italian television; a film role in “Ronin 47,” a Keanu Reeves movie set for release at the end of 2012 and other major fashion shows.Not bad, considering he had no ambition other than to be a zombie when he first tattooed his hands to look like skeletons a decade ago. In fact, he never imagined that lifestyle choice would lead him to where he is now. Genest doesn’t see himself as the traditional model or as a traditional role model, either.Then again, most models haven’t thought about having their ears removed, a goal he once confessed to Bizarre magazine.Tattooed Zombie And Becomes Fashion Model and Lady Gaga’s Co-Star,


first tattoo


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A macaron is a sweet meringue-based confectionery made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond, and food coloring. The macaron is commonly filled with buttercream or jam filling sandwiched between two cookies.Macarons can be found in a wide variety of flavors that range from the traditional (raspberry, chocolate) to the new (truffle, green matcha tea). The fillings can range from jams, ganache, or buttercream.

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Traditionally, the cheese is placed on top of the patty, but the burger can include many variations in structure, ingredients, and composition. he cheese is usually sliced, and then added to the cooking hamburger patty shortly before the patty is completely cooked which allows the cheese to melt. When cheese is added to a burger the nutritional value of the burger can be changed substantially.

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A high-fat breakfast of bacon and eggs may be the healthiest start to the day, a new university report showed. For the first meal eaten after a night’s sleep appears to programme the metabolism for the rest of the day, the researchers found.And the age-old maxim “Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a pauper� may in fact be the best advice to follow to prevent metabolic syndrome, according to a new University of Alabama at Birmingham study.

Roasted beef

Roast beef contains proteins, fats, vitamins and minerals that may enhance your intake of certain nutrients, yet also contains substances that may increase your health risks.


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Loft Choose your style

Interior design by Philippe Starks



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efore you decide on a loft interior designer, you have one major decision: how lofty do you want your loft design to be? Do you want to walk in and feel the impact of high ceilings and miles of floor space with only building struts and pillars separating you from those wonderful industrial-sized windows? Did you buy the loft because you love the downtown neighborhood? Or do you want the luxury of divid-


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ing a space to your personal needs? Whichever style you choose, Designer Previews will show you the work of many loft interior designers and architects and help you can compare their approach in relation to your personal needs. Lofts are generally spacious with minimal obstructions in the layout so the furniture pieces to be used should contribute to the openness of the space. They must be in neutral colors to blend with the rustic charm of the interiors or they can create an explosion of colors with bright red and velvety blue surprising the bare white walls and ceiling. Furniture pieces can serve as area dividers for separating interior spaces. Console tables can be placed in between the living room and the dining room. Free-standing closet cabinets can distinguish the bedroom from the adjoining living rooms. Loft interior designs of the past have been tasteful but safe. Today, however, designs have been modified to suit the lifestyle of young professionals who know how to get down to business and when to spice up their lives with parties and gatherings. Since lofts resemble wide, high-ceilinged, industrial galleries, the furniture can be the art and sculptural pieces that they will showcase. Ifyou want to entertain frien


or business associates then you can bring them to your loft and show them the updated version of a straightforward androgynous design with an eclectic edge. Furniture pieces from different design eras can be combined to set a cohesive effect. Scandinavian furniture pieces that are functional and sculptural can be mixed with streamlined wicker accent chairs and coffee tables. A Queen Anne wingchair with contemporary damask pattern can be paired with a low coffee table made of wood and steel legs. The glass dining table can be a backdrop for six dining chairs with mismatched designs. You may be worried by the entire style if you’re personal taste and used to identical pieces of furniture, but wait until you see the visually stimulating effect when you walk into the front door. You will be thrilled at how distinct your loft will look, especially if you have carefully selected each design element inside. The grand spectacle before you is the end-result of your combined ingenuity and personal taste and a testament to modern interior design ideas! Carpets can define the space in an open layout. Placing a contemporary, plush carpet beneath the living room set identifies its function in comparison to the dining tables and chairs adjacent to it. You can use different art forms to personalize your loft. One eye-catching element is the modern droplight that can be low and imposing on the dining table below.

Loft: interior design: space structure, accessories.

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An Unconventional Space:Mighy Tieton Lofts

Loft by Jack Brian

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Decorate your interiors


hoose your anchor color by going to your local home improvement store and browsing the paint swatches. You do not necessarily have to paint the loft this color, you are simply choosing a favorite shade that both soothes and inspires you. Pick a contrasting accent color as well and hold onto your paint swatch sample cards. These will come in handy later on when you begin to shop. A classic loft decor is done in basic cream or white, with bold splashes of accent color. So when picking your paint swatches, don’t be afraid to go wild. Remember that classic loft decor includes a stark coat of light colored paint on the walls to create a base for subtle color splashes.If you would like to keep up with the most current trends in loft design, pick an accent wall and paint it a bold color. As a general rule, the best wall to paint an accent color is going


to be the wall containing the majority of the room’s windows, or the wall directly opposite the window.Either of these options works as the play of light from the window brightens and expands the color from the accent wall, creating light and warmth in the space. After you have established your base of either a basic light colored room or a light room with a single accent wall, you are ready to begin space planning and furnishing the space. Most true loft spaces contain large windows. Make these the focal point of your room, arranging the furniture to generally face the view. While it may be necessary to include a television in your loft space, never arrange the furniture solely around the TV. This will create a cold feeling room as opposed to the inviting atmosphere of a room arranged to face the natural light of windows. Understand that the furniture in a loft space is generally modern.

Interior design by Patricia Urquiola


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photo by Adam Taylor, United States


here are many ongoing questions about different aspects of photography. In her writing “On Photography” (1977), Susan Sontag discusses concerns about the objectivity of photography. This is a debated subject within the photographic community. [32] Sontag argues, “To photograph is to appropriate the thing photographed. It means putting one’s self into a rela-

tion to the world and therefore like power.”[33] Photographers decide what to take a photo of, what elements to exclude and what angle to frame the photo, and these factors may reflect a particular socio-historical context. Along these lines it can be that photography is a subjective form of representation. Modern photography has raised a number of concerns on its impact on society.


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Stephen Wilkes, United States

In Alfred Hitchcock’s Rear Window (1954), the camera is presented as promoting voyeurism. The camera is an observation station, the act of photographing is more than passive observing.



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Michal Powell’s Peeping


Hurray Poras Chaudhary, India

Tom (1960) portrays the camera as both sexual and sadistically violent technology that literally kills in this picture and at the same time captures images of the pain and anguish evident.



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Fashion photos by

Barry Raygate


Photography is one of the new media forms that changes perception and changes the structure of society.[34] Further unease has been caused around cameras in regards to desensitization. Fears that disturbing or explicit images are widely accessible to children and society at large have been raised. Particularly, photos of war and pornography are causing a stir. Sontag is concerned

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that “to photograph is to turn people into objects that can be symbolically possessed.” Desensitization discussion goes hand in hand with debates about censored images. Sontag writes of her concern that the ability to censor pictures means the photographer has the ability to construct reality One of the practices through which photography constitutes society is tourism. Tourism and photography combine to

create a “tourist gaze”[35] in which local inhabitants are positioned and defined by the camera lens. which indigenous However, it has also been argued that there exists a “reverse gaze”[36] through which indigenous photographees can position the tourist photographer as a shallow consumer of images. Additionally, photography has been the topic of many songs in popular culture.


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Matt Wisniewski T

he first time I saw the work of Matt Wisniewski I spent several minutes staring at each image whilst the saliva in my mouth collected and began to drip down my chin. The drooling wasn’t solely due to an overwhelming awe - I was fully aware of his technique and use of Photoshop to pro-


duce the beautiful collages but rather how intricate and flawless his work was. Originally hailing from Philly,U.S., Matt is a web developer who exhibits a remarkable talent and eye for visual art too. To our excitement Matt agreed to partake in an interview where in a very humble manner he discussed his technique with us.




Some people create images to make a statement. Others, like Matt Wisniewski, do it because it looks pretty. “It’s mostly just aesthetic,” explains the 21-year-old computer science student of his spectral photo collages. “Whatever looks nice, really.” Art for art’s sake is no new conceit. But Wisniewski has created a particularly successful iteration by overlaying portraits with organic patterns—from flowers to jagged peaks to a Rorschach blot. He came to the combination through experimentation. “It just sort of clicked,” he says. “Natural elements tend to be a little simpler and fit together a bit more obviously with the portraits than urban elements.”The process begins with images from Tumblr and other online portfolios. A few experimental overlays later, Wisniewski lights on something that catches his eye. “I decide that I want to go further on it and then clean that up.” For his image of a bearded man in a diaphanous red coat, Wisniewski found an overlay photo that “fit well and had a similar shape to his body.” Although many of his portraits eschew color, the red hue of the overlay image appealed to him. “I just

thought it looked interesting.” Whether he works on the face or body is also guided by aesthetic fancy. “Usually if I do something with their body it’s because it’s simple enough that I can just work over it,” he says. “Sometimes I see that covering up their face looks a little nicer than not.” Wisniewski, who studies at New York’s Rochester Institute of Technology, prefers Photoshop to a paintbrush. Yet despite his technical knowledge—he works as a web-developer in his spare time—he’s self-effacing about his tools. “[Photoshop] is a lot more forgiving,” than traditional media, he says. “I can easily fix mistakes or experiment with an idea and complete erase those changes if I feel they don’t fit.” That isn’t to say he hasn’t tried drawing, painting and photography. Growing up in Philadelphia, Wisniewski applied his tinkering instincts to whatever was at hand. “I’ve created things for as long as I can remember, really. The collage is just sort of something that happened as a result of that.” On the cusp of graduating and moving to Brooklyn, Wisniewski hopes to maintain his autotelic creed. “I honestly don’t think of anything I do.



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