As exercise, I’ll be sharing a drop of my inspiration folder each day for a month. The theme will remain unspoken and will be relaxed yet connected. Let me know what you think and if you’d like to suggest a topic :)
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I’m not a Superman fan.
But I am a David Bowie fan. And David Bowie does have a song called ‘The Supermen.’ And he was, once upon a time, The Thin White Duke. And this Thin White Duke was a sort of pale, blonde, Aryan kind of guy.
So basically this is Superman as David Bowie as The Thin White Duke as The (Super)Man Who Fell to Earth as Der Ubermensch set sometime in the late 19th century.
Don’t think too hard about it…
Done as part of a fun re-imagining project between myself and my good friend, Sishirprithvi Bommakanti.
Of course, I am dangerous. I am police, I can do terrible things to people with impunity.
This industrial-eclectic loft is the home of designer and artist Alina Preciado and her two cats, situated in a 1800s industrial building in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. The 2,000 square foot loft with one bedroom and one bathroom mixes old and new pieces together, with findings that Preciado has picked up from her travels to places like Japan, Spain, India and the Middle East. The designer imports handmade goods for her business, Dan Gitane. “Dar” is Arabic for “home” and “gitane” is French for “gypsy”, which sums up Preciado’s personality. The loft was originally a woodshop, which has divots and scratches on the flooring, which has been preserved for its history.
The loft features an incredible flow with an open and airy floor plan, huge windows and high ceilings that keeps the space well lit. The home also has a hammock which Preciado spends a lot of time on, as well as a trapeze bar, perfect for stretching. The living room was a vintage leather sofa from the 1960s, the leaning ladder was obtained from a warehouse. The living area also has a large wood-burning stove with a double-insulated chimney, which is in keeping with the industrial theme as well as providing plenty of warmth in the winter months. A neat tip that Preiado does with her stove is place citrus peels on top and left the smell permeate through the home.
Photography: Chris A. Dorsey