The Mary Wong noodle bar in the center of Rostov-on-Don, Russia. Concept, pendant light fixtures, graphics and construction control by Moscow based Fork studio aka designers Ivan Maximov, Kirill Ermoshin, Platonov Pavel and Alex Nekrasov
NSFW alphabet book inspired by ancient Greek and Roman art, illustrated by sculptor Sergey Merkurov.. Printed in the Soviet Union circa 1931.
This is a Russian tampon commercial that goes straight to the point, without using “those difficult days of the month”, “sensitive area” and women being skeptical about going to their office with their beige tight skirts. Perfect for this time of the year!
Tilda Swinton with a rainbow flag, in front of Saint Basil’s Cathedral in Red Square Moscow, July 2013. Tilda’s photo was released along with a statement that read: In solidarity. From Russia with love.
An unknown anti-gay activist hits in a very manly way the already arrested Russian gay and LGBT rights activist, Nikolai Alexeyev, during an unauthorized gay rights activists rally in central Moscow. Image by Andrey Svitailo / Getty Images
Belarusian beauty Maryna Linchuk, for April’s Russian Vogue editorial: How I Met Your Mother.. According to Vogue Maryna -not a mother in real life- is the perfect modern ..mama, all she needs is her sky-high Christian Loubouti stilletos and an always flying ponytail. Baby is optional but NEVER gay. Check the series here
The 60-year-old president Vladimir Putin posing shirtless and shaved in Siberia, July 2013. Video footage and images was released by the Kremlin, showing a macho Putin fishing, driving a motorboat and petting reindeer with his prime minister and defense minister. (read more here)
“Welcome To Sochi 2014” poster series by artist Vasily Slonov (visit full collection here), is cencored in Russia for ridiculing the 2014 Olympic games in Sochi and exposing Vladimir Putin’s continuous violations of human rights.
Putin’s most recent laws include the criminalization of the “propaganda of non-traditional sexual relations” as well as the “provision permitting the government to arrest and detain gay or pro-gay tourists for up to 14 days, before deportation“.
Russian LGBT community calls for Boycott of 2014 Olympics .
Previous greetings from Russia, here.
Location: Russian village of Kamarchaga, Siberian taiga
Artist/Designer/Architect: Pensioner Olga Kostina
Material: 30.000 plastic bottle caps
Technique: conventional macrame technique of weaving and knit knots
Ink on paper drawings by Russian graphic designer Vasilj Godzh (plz click to enlarge).
A convertible 60sqm apartment divided lengthwise by a multi-functional plywood structure, designed by Russian architect Vlad Mishin.
“Main part of transforming blocks creates space of a common room. It is three rotating blocks, main one has tv-panel. Block rotates on its axis and it makes possible to look tv from different places- bedroom, kitchen and common room. Two other blocks are folding and auxiliary, they also serve as door opening to bedroom.”