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From glitchy parrots to pop-art champagne, the photographer’s work explores our perceptions of nature, influenced by strong colour and the climate crisis
In a post-apocalyptic future, what might happen to life if humans left the scene? After all, humans are very likely to disappear long before the sun expands into a red giant and exterminates all living things from the Earth. Assuming that we don’t extinguish all other life as we disappear (an unlikely feat in spite …
One in three people suffer from Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), and women are 70% more likely to suffer than men. In London, Buzzbar (the walk-in digital and marketing production service) has responded to these statistics by creating the world’s largest SAD lamp for passers-by to up their serotonin levels on the way to and from work.
Dubbed “Wellness Window,” the idea was inspired following a friend of Buzzbar’s CEO, Anna Downey, being diagnosed with SAD. “She was a different person,” Downey tells us. “And the stats around SAD are shocking. Buzzbar already brightens up one of the busiest intersections of London; the Lumie installation takes this to the next level. We’re hoping that the installation will help hundreds of thousands of Londoners and visitors from around the world. People seem to be enjoying it… We’ve had a few locals having coffee breaks in front of the lamp.”
With permanent collections in the Tate Modern, Centre Pompidou and the Museum of Modern Art, Martin Parr is recognised globally for his poignant documentation of the western world. As one of the most prestigious and influential British photographers of our time, we caught up with Martin to find out more about his journey and why he likes to talk about his own death, less so his past.
Ilex Studio’s avocado and acorn vases give new trees a head start while adding some greenery to your interior space. Riffing on the age-old technique of using crossed toothpicks or grilling skewers to balance sprouting plants over water, the uniquely shaped glass vessels are comprised of a large, fl