Incredible series of digital images exploring fractals by digital artist Tom Beddard. The images were rendered with the artist’s WebGL 3D fractal creator. Fractals have a mesmerizing effect when stared at. An endless array of images repeating and morphing into a new images. What is more fascinating is the appearance of a 3D object that is actually one dimensional.
London-based sculptor Hitomi Hosono has a versatility that to her work that is hard to miss. Educated in both Japanese and European sculpting techniques, the forms of Hosono’s ceramic sculptures range from having zen-like simplicity to intricate detail. Despite the vast differences in her styles, there is a balance between them, as the styles mirror, yet contrast one another. Her most recent works are compact, plant-like forms look almost like they could be functional vessels, but Hosono makes them sculptural inside and out, with ornate plant-like details and gold-leafing on the insides of the works. Of her work, the artist writes: “I study botanical forms in the garden. I find myself drawn to the intricacy of plants, examining the veins of a leaf, how its edges are shaped, the layering of a flower’s petals. I look, I touch, I draw.”
Scenically located in Cote d’Azur’s ancient village of Eze, on a private peninsula that juts out into the twinkling blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Cap Estel is an intimate, recently renovated boutique hotel where you can experience all the glamour and charms of the French Riviera, from Michelin-starred cuisine and artistically decorated rooms to magnificent sea views, fragrant landscaped gardens and sublime well-being in its luxurious, full-service spa. Re-imagined by illustrious architects and interior designers, the hotel excels in all aspects, including design, luxury and comfort. Its refined interiors are a sensual mix of contemporary, unpretentious elegance and old-world charm.
"Slow" marine animals show their secret life under high magnification. Corals and sponges are very mobile creatures, but their motion is only detectable at different time scales compared to ours and requires time lapses to be seen. These animals build coral reefs and play crucial roles in the biosphere, yet we know almost nothing about their daily lives.