Pop-up shops seem to be all the rage as of late, and there have been many different types of businesses that are stepping up their game with creative storefronts. One of the most exciting– a gourmet tea shop in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Located in the Cidade Jardim shopping center in the Brazilian city, this tea shop doesn’t go unnoticed; even when it’s folded down into it’s hidden state.
The shop is a tiny little space, only about 10 square feet! But it unfolds piece by piece to reveal an all inclusive, exciting retailer that is sufficient in its tiny square footage. The exterior is painted in bright, bold colors and neons with all of the important elements being painted in neutral tones– even the store’s signage is hidden during hours of non use. It’s dynamic and ever evolving; a truly gorgeous space. Photos via: Chu e Kato
Olafur Eliasson’s dazzling “Your Rainbow Panorama” is a permanent installation on the rooftop of the ARoS Museum in Aarhus, Denmark. The spectacular work of art has a diameter of 52 metres and is mounted on slender columns 3.5 metres above the roof of the museum. Visitors can literally walk through the entire color spectrum viewing the world for the first time in all pink, green, blue and yellow tones.
“Your rainbow panorama enters into a dialogue with the existing architecture and reinforces what is assured beforehand, that is to say the view of the city. I have created a space which virtually erases the boundaries between inside and outside – where people become a little uncertain as to whether they have stepped into a work or into part of the museum. This uncertainty is important to me, as it encourages people to think and sense beyond the limits within which they are accustomed to moving”.
- Olafur Eliasson
HydroProject plots thethe construction of damsin Ethiopia andChina. The series by photographerRüdiger Nehmzow,portrays the relationships between natureand howhuman endeavour can control it for its own benefit. I find the scale of everything really mind blowing.