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Best of the Month - May
Posted on Jun 01, 2017 in Best Of The Month

Best of the Month - May

It's finally sunglasses season, and as summer arrives we can already taste the cocktail of suncream & piña colada. However, before we hit the pool, here are our most-loved finds, photos, accounts & office tunes from the past 4 weeks. 

Enjoy, and share if you're feelin' them! 

 

Best of the Web

Lorenzo Quinn’s ‘Support’ features two giant hands arising from the famous Grand Canal in Venice, Italy. The hands serve as a visual statement of the impact of climate change, and rising sea levels on the historic city. “I wanted to sculpt what is considered the hardest and most technically challenging part of the human body. The hand holds so much power – the power to love, to hate, to create, to destroy.” states Quinn. The sculpture celebrates this year’s Venice Biennale, and will be on display until November 26.

 

 

The Shiki-Shima Train is a ten-car sightseeing train that was designed by Ken Okuyama - the former Pininfarina Design Director responsible for the Ferrari Enzo. The experience offers a host of delights for its passengers including a dining room serving cuisine from Eastern Japan, an airy lounge, two window-lined observation cars, and suites that combine traditional Japanese design with modern touches. 

 

 

'The Infinite Now' is a piece by Armand Dijcks in which he brings the oceanscapes of photographer Ray Collins to life in the form of cinemagraphs. Each cinemagraph is created from one of Ray's stills, and sets it in infinite motion, making a unique moment in time last forever.

These cinemagraphs inspired André Heuvelman from the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra to get together with pianist Jeroen van Vliet to record a very moving custom soundtrack, which I combined with a selection of the cinemagraphs.

 

 

This hyper-realistic rendering by visualisation studio VER depict a board-marked concrete house with factory-like glazing, which Mexican architecture studio Lázaro is planning to build in the city of Uruapan.  

 

 

On the Bailang River bridge in the city of Weifang, in the Shandong province of China, stands a mighty installation that takes the title of ‘world’s largest spokeless ferris wheel.’ The ride, which goes by the name of the Bailang Bridge Ferris Wheel, measures a total height of 145 meters — already 10 meters taller than the world-famous London Eye.

 

 

Tens Soundtrack

It's been a great month for new music! Here are some of our office favourites. Who else should we be checking out?

 

Who to Follow

Here are some of our favourite accounts to follow on Instagram. If you know anybody that we should be following, let us know! This month we've got @lewismillerdesign, @msalisbu, @mattcrump, @geronimoballoons & @mpkelleydotcom. 

 

Best of #FilterYourWorld

At Tens we put our community first, no matter what it is that we're up to. Here's where we share some of our favourite customer photos with Tens from the last month. We love seeing your tags with Tens, so be sure to tag us + #FilterYourWorld for your chance to be featured!

 

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Photos submitted (in order) by @twintheworld, @chloefinlayson, @campbell_ellie, @konradborzy, @hp_visuals & @_mrclark.

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What things have you discovered this month? Are we missing anything? Message us on Facebook with suggestions!