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Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt. Paul Colin (French, 1892-­1985). Color pochoir lithographs from Le Tumulte Noir. Published by Éditions d’art, Succès: Paris, 1929. Baker wears the famous skirt of yellow bananas introduced at the Folies-Bergère music hall in 1926.
Poster artist Colin, Baker’s one-time lover and life-long friend, published a portfolio of vividly colored lithographs titled “Le Tumulte Noir” (“The Black Craze”) which captured the exuberant jazz music and dance that dazzled Paris.

books0977:

Josephine Baker in Banana Skirt. Paul Colin (French, 1892-­1985). Color pochoir lithographs from Le Tumulte Noir. Published by Éditions d’art, Succès: Paris, 1929. Baker wears the famous skirt of yellow bananas introduced at the Folies-Bergère music hall in 1926.

Poster artist Colin, Baker’s one-time lover and life-long friend, published a portfolio of vividly colored lithographs titled “Le Tumulte Noir” (“The Black Craze”) which captured the exuberant jazz music and dance that dazzled Paris.

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A-Frame Residence, New York, USA by Bromley Caldari Architects | via

This striking looking A-Frame Residence is the result of an architecture conversion delivered by New York City-based studio Bromley Caldari Architects. The designers completely renovated the interiors of a 1960s beach home on Fire Island, turning it into a sleek hideout. With a spiral staircase splitting down the middle, four dark and cramped bedrooms, a leaky roof, and a cracked pile foundation, the original building required serious interventions.

By adding a new staircase, the layout was positively transformed and functionality took over he entire abode: “On the main level, a double-height living/dining room stretches the length of the window-clad north façade. The open kitchen and house utilities run along the south side. The master bedroom suite features full-height glass sliding doors that take advantage of the view. Although the doors stay mostly open, when guests are present and privacy is required, the sliding glass doors fog up at the flick of a switch.”

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Souichi Furusho (Japan)

Mobile Photography Awards winner Souichi Furusho is a Japanese photographer and graphic designer who caught everyone’s attention with his stark use of light and shadow. His photography is simple yet stunning. Recently, he has been creating incredible abstract dreamscapes with his photography. “My style is what I call “freedom & simple.” And I approach it from many different angles. It is the result of pursuing my own vision, which is represented by my works. I often have the final image in mind at an early stage of the creative process. One challenge becomes seeing whether I can achieve the final image as envisioned using the applications at hand. I then proceed using these various applications as I work to complete a piece. At times, surprising forms take shape while processing, and this can change the final outcome. I find this process quite interesting.” says the artist in his interview with Life In LoFi.

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