<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/VJ10orx.png" style="height:242px; width:450px" /></p> <p><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255); font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif; font-size:18px; line-height:1.6em">Destroy, a negatively perceived word, can bring a whole new meaning to art and design. Objects can be transformed to give back meaning and purpose.&nbsp; In this issue of Curvature, you will experience spaces and objects that were purposely destroyed for the sake of making something remarkable...</span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/vj0lsab.png" style="height:61px; opacity:0.9; width:100px" /><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="font-size:12px"><strong><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/5b72f450-1f95-4799-af0f-4b37753048e8/preview#episode/2"><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">ABOUT</span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">&nbsp;&nbsp; : &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://cantaloupe.us3.list-manage.com/subscribe?u=a578ebf2dc4e4c291ec76d174&amp;id=b17b9809c1" target="_blank"><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">SUBSCRIBE</span></a><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">&nbsp; &nbsp;: &nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)"><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/5b72f450-1f95-4799-af0f-4b37753048e8/preview#episode/3">ARCHIVE</a></span></strong></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/67e40e31-4ae0-4bd2-9771-fdf1fe3aefef/preview#episode/3"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/HxO5px6.jpg" style="float:left; height:180px; margin-left:20px; margin-right:20px; width:300px" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:helvetica">See an artist&#39;s passion for blowing up antique lighting and creating new life</span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/67e40e31-4ae0-4bd2-9771-fdf1fe3aefef/preview#episode/5"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/1nsYjuc.jpg" style="float:left; height:120px; margin-left:20px; margin-right:20px; width:200px" /></a></p> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:helvetica">Internationally recognized graffiti artist spices up French hotel room like you&#39;ve never seen before</span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div>
<div><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/67e40e31-4ae0-4bd2-9771-fdf1fe3aefef/preview#episode/6"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/WEZ7k6m.jpg" style="float:left; height:120px; margin-left:20px; margin-right:20px; opacity:0.9; width:200px" /></a></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:helvetica">Artist redefines normalcy by creating &#39;mutant&#39; sculptures out of recycled tires</span></span></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div>
<p><a href="http://divvy.cantaloupe.tv/storybooks/67e40e31-4ae0-4bd2-9771-fdf1fe3aefef/preview#episode/7"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/lpENq68.jpg" style="float:left; height:120px; margin-left:20px; margin-right:20px; width:200px" /></a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:helvetica">&quot;Mighty O&quot; sunk for &quot;Super Bowl&quot; of diving</span></span></span></p>

I locate new pieces in several ways.  Tracking down the owners of properties that look promising to see if they are interested in selling items is common.  Depending on the season I spend a lot of time visiting tag sales and flea markets or walking antique shops and malls.  All of these methods allow you to meet new people and build working relationships.  It is fun to hunt the items down, but it is also nice to have the items find you from time to time.

My favorite places to find things is in the old house or building where they originally installed.  There is nothing like walking into a room and finding pieces in situ.  It is almost like being able to travel back in time or look at an old photograph with the added sensations of touch and smell.  Every building we are accessing has been around for generations.  People spent a lot of time in the spaces and they always leave behind clues about their lives.  Some are subtle details open to interpretation, but many times it is literally writing on the wall.       

I regularly pack and ship items out of the continental United States.  My most common destinations abroad are Japan, Australia, and England.  Other places like Hong Kong, Russia, New Zealand, and Spain pop up from time to time as well.  Several times a year I make the drive east to New York City personally deliver orders.  That run is 1400 miles round trip and detours are inevitable.  Detours into the cities and towns along the way to sight see and buy from local vendors.  The longest road trip in recent memory was from Indianapolis, IN to Worcester, MA.  1800 miles round trip to buy a large quantity of light fixtures from their Masonic Temple.  Fixtures originally installed when the building was constructed in 1914.

<p><span style="font-size:20px"><span style="color:#660000"><strong>LAYERING DESIGN</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:#660000"><strong>Visual Task</strong></span></span><br /> <span style="color:rgb(102, 0, 0); font-size:16px">Providing enough light to recognize a flaw in black silk or to be able to walk safely through&nbsp;a corridor.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>General Lighting or Ambient Lighting</strong><br /> To set a mood or impression and maybe the lighting that provides&nbsp;for safe circulation within the space.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Visual Interest</strong><br /> Something that adds a touch of magic, or something to tickle the user&rsquo;s &ldquo;joy button.&rdquo;</span></span></p> <p><br /> <span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px">&nbsp;<img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/f8uXXBI.jpg" style="float:left; height:103px; width:200px" /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="font-size:20px"><strong>LIGHT AFFECTING BEHAVIOR</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px">How the lighting affects the behavior of people using the space is also of considerable concern for the designers of the space and their clients. Lighting designers think about how behavior is affected by lighting. Here are a few interesting examples in terms of how lighting shapes behavior:</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Visibility of vertical / horizontal junctions aids orientation</strong><br /> Lighting where vertical meets horizontal is important in terms of safe navigation through a space.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>People follow the brightest path</strong><br /> Basically people are like moths&mdash;attracted to brightness.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Brightness can focus attention</strong><br /> When creating a focal point, increasing the brightness contrast between the object and the surround increases the impact.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Facing wall luminance is a preference</strong><br /> People like to face walls that are illuminated. If having a choice, they select seats that faced the illuminated walls. But&hellip; they don&rsquo;t like to sitting in brightness but like to see brightness.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Lighting can affect body position</strong><br /> Any one that has worked at a computer screen&nbsp;knows that reflected brightness on the screen will&nbsp;cause you to alter your sitting position or sometimes&nbsp;the position of the screen.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:20px"><span style="color:#660000"><strong><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/64STOyt.jpg" style="float:left; height:103px; width:200px" /></strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:20px"><span style="color:#660000"><strong>CREATING THE APPROPRIATE IMPRESSION</strong></span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px">Obviously, there are other elements in the space that affect our subjective impressions, and as design professionals we make an even stronger statement by have the lighting express the same impression as the other elements. To create the following impressions, here is a summary of how to manipulate lighting conditions.&nbsp;(If you wish to create the opposite impression&nbsp;than those listed below, remember to do the opposite&nbsp;with the lighting.)</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Pleasant</strong></span></span><br /> <span style="color:rgb(102, 0, 0); font-size:16px">Use wall lighting, instead of the majority of the lighting coming directly down from the ceiling. Use a non-uniform distribution of brightness in the space; how bright or dim is dependent upon the visual tasks being performed within the space.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Public</strong><br /> Rely on higher levels of illumination with a more uniform distribution of light from overhead lighting sources, predominantly.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Spacious</strong><br /> P</span></span><span style="color:rgb(102, 0, 0); font-size:16px">rovide overall high levels of illumination with even distribution of light on the walls and uniform lighting on all surfaces.</span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Relaxed</strong><br /> Use non-uniform distribution, wall lighting, and lower light levels, typically.</span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#660000"><span style="font-size:16px"><strong>Visually Clear</strong><br /> Provide higher luminance on the activity/task planes, with peripheral luminance.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/72uy4QL.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/lIdO3ZU.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/xrDezCT.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/pSvxd80.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/9vzZvEU.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/mTEEYgQ.png" style="float:left; height:301px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/WWygick.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/lDMPyH8.png" style="float:left; height:229px; width:250px" /></p>
<p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Zaf44nF.png" style="height:598px; width:650px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/8zLSYTX.jpg" style="height:334px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/YQpM39L.jpg" style="height:334px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/jYC9FIr.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:freight-sans-pro,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:18px">Internationally recognized graffiti artist&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://graffitilt.blogspot.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 18px; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none; color: rgb(93, 145, 33); text-decoration: none; font-weight: 600; font-family: freight-sans-pro, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Tilt</span></a><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:freight-sans-pro,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:18px">&nbsp;has just completed this eye-popping interior design work for the&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://www.auvieuxpanier.com/" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 18px; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none; color: rgb(93, 145, 33); text-decoration: none; font-weight: 600; font-family: freight-sans-pro, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Au Vieux Panier</span></a><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:freight-sans-pro,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:18px">&nbsp;hotel in Marseille, France. The hotel has just five rooms that are annually reconceptualized by commissioned artists and designers, somewhat similar to&nbsp;NYC&rsquo;s&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://www.carltonarms.com/the_rooms.htm" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 18px; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none; color: rgb(93, 145, 33); text-decoration: none; font-weight: 600; font-family: freight-sans-pro, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;" target="_blank"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Carlton Arms</span></a><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:freight-sans-pro,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:18px">. For this space entitled&nbsp;</span></span><a href="http://cargocollective.com/bigaddict/Panic-Room" style="margin: 0px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 18px; vertical-align: baseline; outline: none; color: rgb(93, 145, 33); text-decoration: none; font-weight: 600; font-family: freight-sans-pro, Helvetica, Arial, sans-serif; line-height: 30px;"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Panic Room</span></a><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:freight-sans-pro,helvetica,arial,sans-serif; font-size:18px">&nbsp;(which might aptly describe your mental state after a few nights in this Willy Wonkaesque environment) Tilt divided the room perfectly down the middle, one half covered entirely in his trademark vibrant and bubbly graffiti and the other half left stark white.</span></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/urlGaxv.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/KxpjRpF.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/oOhxe6x.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/C9vuzCs.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/JqMNhEI.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/mBgusHx.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/g2T0ZCE.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/fG4sIRp.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/KAvKryC.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/dtdAndD.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/c3BdEmY.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Ph8FweI.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/zE0rSnO.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/VyBvOfN.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/8S49nji.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Y3BPF3O.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/8ErZRqe.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><strong>Tilt reflects on Au Vieux Panier:</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:18px">&quot;The hotel Au Vieux Panier asked me to design a room, I first told them that I wasn&#39;t interested doing just decoration in the room&nbsp;but I wanted to create something that will look more like an installation. I thought about it also as a huge canvas where I needed&nbsp;to think about the composition and play with the empty white part of the room to accentuate more the idea of Chaos on the other&nbsp;part. Then I asked my friend Tober who gat a great old school style for tags, Grizz who is also the man behind the camera and&nbsp;Don Cho who is a Hip Hop singer from Marseille but who used to be a tagger from my home town Toulouse.&nbsp;It took one week&nbsp;to do the whole thing cause the idea was to exaggerate what you can usually see in some abandoned places. Too much tags,&nbsp;too much drips, too much sentences, too much throw ups ...&nbsp;What I also wanted to show is that people can appreciate&nbsp;any type of graffiti, even the more basic, it&#39;s just a matter of point of view...&quot;</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Ga3PEcy.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/bhuS7le.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/o1vjAro.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/fwLaBqa.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)">Tilt is an internationally recognised traditional graffiti artist, originating from Toulouse in South France. A self declared &quot;graffiti fetishist&quot;, he learned his trade in the streets and on trains as a youngster. In the time since he did his first tags on a skateboard ramp back in &#39;88, his ensuing career has been nourished and influenced by extensive travel. Inspirational journeys have seen Tilt exhibit and leave his mark as far and wide as the U.S.A, Hong Kong, Japan, Mexico, Thailand, Australia, New Zealand, Laos, Taiwan, China, Canada, Philippines, Indonnesia, Maldivians and in excess of 12 countries throughout Europe.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/7UgFq1X.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/U3OFVz0.jpg" /></p> <p><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Tilt loves demonstrating that basic, primitive graffiti can be as strong as complicated 3D lettering, wildstyles and characters. His focus on fun, high impact shapes and strong colours is a reflection of his history as a true graffiti writer, trained on the streets and in the train yards. Similarly, his extensive use of bubbly, curvaceous forms relates to his obsession with beautiful females.</span></span></span></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Kw5cWDo.jpg" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/oU6omTL.jpg" style="height:602px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/O40977k.jpg" style="height:904px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/CrRGXHb.jpg" style="height:446px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/OqGKDjI.jpg" style="height:446px; width:668px" /></p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Me9sRWO.jpg" style="height:966px; width:668px" /></p> <p><span style="font-size:18px"><span style="font-family:arial,helvetica,sans-serif"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">Following classic hip-hop graffiti ideology, his individual styled name is the focal point in the majority of his paintings, in Tilt&#39;s case a bubble letter &quot;throw-up&quot;. &quot;Throw-Up&quot; is graf terminology for a writer&#39;s spraypainted name incorporating fast lines and done in one or two colours, designed for fast execution; it is the action which Tilt is most interested in, thus he utilises his throw-up styles to visually communicate the fun of creating graffiti in risky situations.</span></span></span></p> <p><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-family:georgia,serif"><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/XjI68ba.jpg" /></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp; &nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/7WWQ2sk.jpg" style="float:left; height:31px; width:400px" /></p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify"><strong><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">AVExciters</span></span></strong></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF">AVE is a collective of Architects and Designers specialized in digital prototyping and new technologies.&nbsp;At the border between real and vir- tual, it tends through the realization of micro-architectures and interactive installations to the advent of non-standard architecture.&nbsp;The group includes audiovisual as an architectural expression tool with the ability to reveal the quality&nbsp;of a place or a project.&nbsp;AVE is also an Architecture&nbsp;Agency using new technologies. The projects are always turned into unusual treatment of space. The team tries to reveal through Architectural projects the new problematics of our Society.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/oHCY08u.jpg" style="float:left; height:31px; width:400px" /></p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Julien Colombier -&nbsp;Fabrication of dreams</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-size:14px">&ldquo;Painting for me is an act of appropriating reality. I press this wonderful and stupid world to try and extract some of its poetry and absurdity.&nbsp;I work with mental images, with urgency of transcribing them onto the canvas. As in any translation, this path is not linear but it&rsquo;s precisely the distortion produced by the gesture of painting that interests me.&nbsp;My paintings evoke worlds without humans or human-related objects. Their atmosphere could be post-human, or pre-human, insofar as the human presence is only announced without ever becoming a clear visual utterance.</span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/VA64rv0.jpg" style="float:left; height:31px; width:400px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-size:14px"><strong>Thomas Canto</strong></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="font-family:inherit">Born in 1979, lives and works in France.&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:inherit; line-height:1.6em">Thomas Canto translated into painting his vision of his environment.</span><span style="line-height:1.6em">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:inherit; line-height:1.6em">A disorganized clutter of urban life, it offers technical, abstract and double vision.</span><span style="line-height:1.6em">&nbsp;</span><span style="font-family:inherit; line-height:1.6em">On the one hand the city, framed by walls, or technical, the other human in all its individuality.</span></span></span></p> <p style="text-align:justify">&nbsp;</p>
<p>&nbsp;</p> <p><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/Dz43eGL.jpg" style="float:left; height:31px; width:400px" /></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#FFFFFF"><strong>Pixtil Studio</strong><br /> Pixtil is a graphic design studio formed by a duo of designers and digital textile graduate ensci. After working in various agencies, Delphine and Olivier Saltet Paradeise decided in 2011 to join their world in a common script. They imagine collections of patterns and textiles for home professionals and fashion. For the sake of modernity, Pixtil designs its own digital tools to propose a reinterpretation of traditional know-how. In 2013, the studio created his first collection of bed linen under its own brand. The collection is thought responsible for the sake of production and high quality.</span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p>&nbsp;</p>
<p><span style="color:rgb(255, 255, 255)"><span style="font-size:20px"><strong><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/xQryXFg.jpg" style="float:left; height:880px; margin-left:25px; margin-right:25px; width:400px" /></strong></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><span style="font-size:16px"><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105)"><strong>Destroying the Deck</strong></span></span></p> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#696969"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">Kaboom! &nbsp;In its heyday, that is a sound that could have lead to imminent death for the USS Oriskany.&nbsp;</span></span></span><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105); font-family:arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px">Kaboom! &nbsp;In its twilight, the same sound ushered the&quot;Mighty O,&quot; as she was affectionately called, into immortality.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105); font-size:14px">The USS Oriskany, commissioned in 1950, battled for the United States in the Korean and Vietnam wars but finally went to her watery grave to the delight of the world&#39;s divers. &nbsp;When it was harnessed with explosives in May of 2006, the Oriskany became the first &nbsp;ship intentionally sunk with the goal of being used as a reef for scuba divers. &nbsp;The ship, which is the largest artificial reef in the world, &nbsp;sits 24 miles southeast of Pensacola, Florida and is now casually known as the &quot;Great Carrier Reef.&quot; &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></div> <div> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#696969"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">Divers can scour the 911 foot flight deck and search the ship&#39;s tower as they find a variety of aquatic life including whale sharks, puffer fish, snapper, barracuda along with many others.</span></span></span></span></div> </div> </div> </div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div> <div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#696969"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif"><span style="font-family:arial,sans-serif">The end of the story for the USS Oriskany is really the beginning of the story for divers who set out to conquer the Mighty O.&quot;</span></span></span></span></div> </div> </div> <div><img alt="" src="http://i.imgur.com/byyqMg0.jpg" style="float:right; height:290px; width:350px" /></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:16px"><strong><span style="color:#696969">Some Interesting info:</span></strong></span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#696969"><strong>: On the day the &quot;Mighty O&quot; was sunk,</strong> experts thought it would take up to eight hours, but the ship actually went down in less than 40 minutes.</span></span></div> <div><strong><span style="font-size:14px"><span style="color:#696969">:&nbsp;</span></span></strong><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105); font-size:14px"><strong>As she sank to the ocean floor,</strong> the 32,000 ton ship landed upright in a North-South orientation.</span></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105); font-size:14px"><strong>: The USS Oriskany sits at the edge</strong> of the Gulf Stream where the waters are clear, calm and ideal for divers.</span></div> <div><span style="color:rgb(105, 105, 105); font-size:14px"><strong>: The ship is wide open</strong> and is easy to access for divers. &nbsp;Exploring the sunken ship has been characterized as the &quot;Super Bowl&quot; of diving.</span></div> <div>&nbsp;</div> <div>&nbsp;</div>

The USS Oriskany, commissioned in 1950, battled for the United States in the Korean and Vietnam wars but finally went to her watery grave to the delight of the world's divers.

When it was harnessed with explosives in May of 2006, the Oriskany became the first  ship intentionally sunk with the goal of being used as a reef for scuba divers.

The ship, which is the largest artificial reef in the world,  sits 24 miles southeast of Pensacola, Florida and is now casually known as the "Great Carrier Reef."

Divers can scour the 911 foot flight deck and search the ship's tower as they find a variety of aquatic life including whale sharks, puffer fish, snapper, barracuda along with many others.