VTN Architects Designed a Vietnam Home With the Green Space on the Inside

Images via Vo Trong Nghia Architects / Hiroyuki Oki

Blurring the line between the interior and exterior, Vo Trong Nghia Architects designed and built a three-level residential home in Ho Chi Minh City that is overflowing from within with fiddle leaf fig plants, various palms, and winding vines. Going beyond arrangements of potted house plants, the architects integrated the flora into the physical structure. Corridors, staircases, and rooms are lined with natural dividers that add color, block sunlight, and ventilate the space.

The latest project in the firm’s “House for Trees” series, the Stepping Park House is a commentary on environmental issues in Vietnam caused by a lack of green spaces. Views of the exterior show that the driveway, balconies, and perimeter fence have also sprouted leaves. The top floor of the building has an open slatted design with spaces that are filled with even more greenery, which further connects the home with the surrounding environment, and in particular to the rare park nearby. (via Jeroen Apers)

Jordan Peele’s Us had the biggest opening of any original horror film, ever

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The trailer for Jordan Peele’s second feature film, Us, got fans very excited when it was released on Christmas Day 2018, and big reactions at the premiere earlier this month (March 8) only fuelled the fire. Now, in the film’s opening weekend, it’s becoming obvious that…

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Yeezy lemonade stands raised money for a mental health charity

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Lemonade stands are a staple of summertime Americana: stalls set up by the side of the road, often by little kids, to sell passersby... well, lemonade. Kanye West and Kim Kardashian had a slightly different idea this week (March 23) though, setting up “lemonade” stands selling not cold beverages, but Yeezy Boosts instead. Specifically, Yeezy Boost 700 v2 Geodes, made in partnership with read more »

Ariana Grande breaks yet another record with Thank U, Next


Ariana Grande is no stranger to broken records; “thank u, next” pipped both BTS and Taylor Swift to the most YouTube and Vevo views in 24 hours late last year, and in January her track “7 Rings” read more »

When the Pawn…

Each Sunday, Pitchfork takes an in-depth look at a significant album from the past, and any record not in our archives is eligible. Today, we revisit Fiona Apple’s second album, full of diamond-sharp writing that mines the depths of her psyche and emotion.

Handcut Paper Models by Seba Naranjo Welcome Dinosaurs Back From Extinction

Images courtesy of Seba Naranjo

Inspired and informed by the work that paleontologists have done over the past few decades, Chile-based artist Seba Naranjo designs and builds 3D paper models of dinosaurs for a project called Khartosauria. Through careful planning, cutting, and folding, he forms fun and expressive sculptures that roam desks and table tops the way their organic counterparts did millions of years ago.

With a background in graphic design and children’s illustration, Naranjo tells Colossal that his fascination with dinosaurs and paper started when he was just a kid playing in the printing shop where his mother worked. After honing his skills significantly over the years, Naranjo now spends upwards of 20 hours a week cutting and constructing figures such as a red and beige Styracosaurus, multi-colored mini Dromaeosaur, and an elegant Apatosaurus.

Model kits complete with scientific biographies and instructions for building are available online. Follow Naranjo’s experimentation process and see more of his creations by following the dino-enthusiast on Instagram.

Cardi B is trademarking ‘Okurrr’


Cardi B – the first woman to win Best Rap Album at the Grammys and, as of this week, a bona fide movie actress – is making even more moves to secure her personal brand. This week it was read more »

The Acrylic Paintings of Kate Klingbeil

Kate Klingbeil layers acrylic into sculptural, absorbing paintings that explore personal themes. She uses the female form to craft landscapes and towering structures, as figures explore and dance among the terrain. These massive stretches of activity convey both psychological and physical expeditions.