Italian illustrator Federico Babina has created this wonderful series of images which, as their name suggests, belong everywhere and “nowhere”.
Fusing classic retro-futuristic ideas of the modern world with glimpses of bygone fashions and design, the “parallel universe” invites us over for cocktails on impossibly elegant balconies in exotic dream-like locations. It’s difficult to see these pictures and not hanker for a martini while looking out over the Los Angeles, Tokyo or Milan skylines of imagined futures past.
The artist has created many other series of beautiful, whimsical illustrations with architecture and design themes. These tantalising dream-worlds remind us that architecture doesn’t always need to be built to be real in our minds.