with the aid of fine needles and pieces of string, the ‘disintegrating’ series comes to life through thousands of individual photographs. the intricate scale models of a mercedes-benz 300 slr uhlenhaut coupé with gullwing doors, a sleek, black jaguar e-type, and a sensual ferrari 330 p4 that oefner creates, replicate every inner detail hidden within the hood. carefully strung and placed floating in space, singular photos are taken of each part, then blended together in post-production to create one unified image. ‘what looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending hundreds of individual images together. there is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment…freezing a moment in time is stupefying’, oefner explains.
Desk Convertible to Bed by Athanasia LeivaditouAthanasia Leivaditou, the creative mind behind the award winning project 1,6 S.M. OF LIFE by Athanasia Leivaditou says, The main concept was to comment on the fact that our lives are shrinking in order to fit into the confined space of our office. Eventually, I realised that each civilisation may have a very different perception of things depending on its social context. For example, this desk could be used for a siesta or for a few hours of sleep at night on those days when someone struggles to meet deadlines. The project was named after the dimensions of the prototype (2,00 meters long and 0,80 meter wide =1,6 s.m.) and the fact that work keeps taking up more and more space in our life. .CJWHO: facebook | twitter | pinterest | subscribe
The proportion of women on corporate boards in Norway has skyrocketed since the country instituted a 40% quota in 2006. On our new blog about gender equality, Equals, Shane Ferro writes that quotas are a good thing:
Initial (rather limited) research suggests that forced board diversity in Norway wasn’t necessarily a good thing for firms’ profits. However, the study found that this had more to do with the corporate governance experience the new female board members had (not much), rather than their gender. This rule wasn’t instituted with short-term corporate profits in mind. It was instituted by the state, with equality in mind. And being as women are not innately incompetent at governance, there’s unlikely to be any long-term harm to corporate profits by requiring more women at the top.