For British artist Simon Beck, scenes in the snow are his castles in the sand. Beck seeks out winter landscapes on which to create impressive geometric images. He can spend up to ten hours a day working on them, in subzero temperatures.
It's a Wrap
Personal Assistant Ulrike Meyer from Hamburg has made it her job to custom wrap her clients' Christmas presents in unique and surprising ways. We accompany her as she hunts for ideas and supplies in the mad rush to the holidays.
It's the kind of footage you'd expect to have been produced with the help of high-end film cameras. But German video artist b-zOOmi has an alternative. He assembles thousands of photos to create the illusion of a camera flight. It's painstaking work that creates stunning visual effects.
Crime writer Lorenzo Silva is a native of Madrid who won this year's Premio Planeta award which recognizes the works of authors who write in Spanish. Within weeks of the announcement, his prize winning book La marca del meridiano sold nearly 300 thousand copies, so we wanted to find out more about this bestselling author.
The British artist Jermey Hutchinson produces dysfunctional everyday objects. From leadless pencils to toothless saws, his flawed objects address mass consumption and question the worth of luxury goods.