Soviet modernism, brutalism, and post-modernism [*]

soviet architecture

This sub-5 minute film gives a brief overview of the cultural changes in architecture during the mid-to-late 20th century. If you haven't noticed already, I love modernism and brutalism. I've even got a Twitter account dedicated to the movements. So when I saw this short film, I had to share it. Soviet Modernism. Brutalism. Post-modernism. …

Nike SB's Gizmo opens the skateboarding community to all [*]

Nike SB's Gizmo

As the first woman to become a professional skateboarder, Elissa Steamer was a trailblazer from early on. The Floridian lent her nickname (given to her by her father) to Nike SB's new all-women's film. Steamer features alongside other women from the Nike SB roster including Lacey Baker, Hayley Wilson, Leticia Bufoni, and Sarah Meurle, amongst …

Porto's Banco de Materiais brings the azulejos to the yards [*]

Azulejos

If you visit Portugal, you might notice all the blue tiles. They're called azulejos and they're a major part of the country's heritage. They're used on walls, floors, and ceilings and depict the history and culture of Portugal. But as modernisation takes place, some of that heritage is lost for a wider cosmopolitan feel. That means …