Tensta Konsthall is inspired by the fact that most designs change with time; the surfaces get old and scratched, things are moving all the time. So they created this poetic 3D wallpaper made of plastic and silk flower.
Tensta Konsthall Front
Alain Delorme, photographer from Paris, captures fascinating photos of bicycle carriers in Shanghai, China. Under the blue sky of a highly colored Shanghai, men carry throughout the city unbelievable piles. These precarious columns made of cardboard or chairs appear as new totems of a society in complete transformation, both a factory for the world and a new El Dorado of the market economy.
Earonic Iphone Cases designed by Daniela Gilsanz for CollabCube is a collection of iPhone cases with photographic images of ears. There are five ears in total, the funny thing is to choose one that has nothing to do with your physiognomy.
Designer Dragan Trenchevski envisions this portable cook top as a boon to travelers and campers who can pull up recipes while whipping up meals miles from home, thanks to its 3G connection and battery pack. Once a recipe is selected, it becomes a stove top. Using induction heating, the cook can select how hot the surface needs to be to cook the particular dish. Read More…
Their versatile modules have been adapted as add-on office space for homes, writers/artists studios and more, but Shea Homes development project in San Diego is using one in a new way – as a high end leasing office at their site. The project was completed in 3 weeks, and the module is fully insulated, heated and air conditioned. Read More…
We’ve had a lot of great guest photographers on CubeMe recently. But we are particularly impressed by Chris McVeigh’s photographs and his geek universe. His works shows creating clever, quirky and often comical pictures that employ everything from action figures to backyard wildlife.
I am extremely patient and focused when it comes to my work. I have no problem giving a task all of my attention, and sticking with it until I feel it is complete (or at the very least, I’ve reach a certain threshold in the process). I’m not sure my patient with the creative process necessarily translates into overall patience, though… I’m easily annoyed by bad drivers, for example.
Cloud softlight mobile by Molo Design is a cluster of luminous clouds that can be suspended from a single point, providing light and moving with a gentle buoyancy in the air currents overhead.
The hollow honeycomb structures are internally lit by LED, making the three-dimensional forms mysteriously radiant when viewed from any direction. The three sizes of cloud mobile may be hung in any configuration, tailored to the individual space they are shaping.
‘AIBS’ house has been completed by Atelier d’Architecture Bruno Erpicum & Partners in Spain. The house which overlooks the sea from the cliff seems to engage in landscape. Away from view, the swimming pool lies to the side of the building beyond the terrace, surrounded by the natural environment.
Under blue skies the building appears calm and serene whilst in stormy weather it has a striking and tormented air about it. The land becomes rippled before turning into a staircase which leads you down to the lower bridge from where you can appreciate the landscape in all its beauty. The living areas are enclosed by a single large window frame. The windows also provide protection against the winds. Read More…
The 9/11 Memorial is located at the site of the former World Trade Center complex in lower Manhattan, and occupies approximately half of the 16-acre site. The 9/11 Memorial features two enormous waterfalls and reflecting pools, each about an acre in size, set within the footprints of the twin towers. The names of the nearly 3,000 victims of the September 11, 2001 and February 26, 1993 terrorist attacks are inscribed on bronze panels lining the two pools. More than 5,200 ideas from 63 companies and virtually every state of the union were submitted to the 13-member selection jury representing a broad cross-section of viewpoints—from world renowned architects to family members of those who died in the attacks—for review.
Each submission was evaluated on its adherence to the memorial’s mission statement with the winning submission,Reflecting Absence, coming from New York architect Michael Arad. And, with a $500 million budget, it is the most expensive public memorial ever created on US soil. Read More…
Photographs mounted on the shipwrecked Vandenberg are part of the underwater art gallery set up by Andreas Franke. The digitally layered photographs are attached to the ship’s weather deck with strong magnets. Franke, an avid diver and professional photographer, explored the Vandenberg last year and took several photos of the wreck, which rests in 120 feet of water and rises to 55 feet below the surface. When he returned to Austria and examined his photos, Franke wanted to add life to what he saw as a dead ship, which was sunk as an artificial reef.
Airan Kang composes book-shaped objects and explores the space of reflection. Born in Seoul, was educated there, meanwhile habitually read western philosophy such as Immanuel Kant during her adolescent period. After 1999, she began to use book-shaped object in her works in order to symbolize the knowledge and the individual history.Her book, molded in trasparent resin, into the shape of lifesized book, in which is installed LED light that emits gleams.
Recentry she has transferred her expression into the cyber space, presenting her series of digital book projects that interlace virtual- real worlds .For nearly a decade she has been both personifying and objectifying discourse and our concepts of knowledge by simulating libraries, bookstores, and reading rooms. Made with LED devices that emit colored lights programmed to continually change in brightness, hue and intensity, each “book” in this exhibition conflates material and ephemeral depictions of knowledge to realize the pluralistic spaces of our imagination.
Spiral Garden Museum is a sustainable structure that is an entry into the competition for the new Taipei city museum in Taiwan designed by Influx Studio, a Paris based architectural firm. The design of the building is very individualistic and attempts to incorporate a lot of the Taiwanese culture in order to make it rather iconic.
The basic structure of the building includes a spiraling walkway that is as tastefully artistic as it is in touch with nature, considering the greenery of the park surrounding the building. The corkscrew building has five floors, and the floor area increases as we ascend towards the top.
The building is centered on the basic idea of a walkway lining the facade of the museum enabling people to climb to the top by taking the spiraling path.
The cork-screw and spiral architectural plan of the museum comprises of a green continuous walkway along the circumference of the building leading to the rooftop.
This would provide the visitors a 360′ view of the beautiful landscape apart from experiencing the beauty of the museum from within. The spiral ramp that connects the museum from the base to the top, is set at an inclination of 4% and is a circular route that has incorporated the green elements of the adjoining natural environment.The Sky Art Terrace is where the spiral ramp stops and leads to a vertically-spread cultural exhibition open- air area. However, internally, the building is organized into segments that offer various exhibition spaces and pliable lamellas that allow the areas to be used in many different layouts. Read More…
Slovenian designer Nika Zupanc combines the feminine, the frivolous and the kitsh to create bold, witty designs. Delicate stitching ribbons and frill effects abound in her work, but with steely edge.
‘I use feminine archetypes in alternative ways. They are usually considered frivolous, but in my work they’re restrained, so they inquire new meaning’.
This year , she launched her new ‘Selfdiscipline’ collection at Spazio Rossana Olrlandi in Milan which sees her combines her signature glossy retro style which sees her combine her signature glossy retro style with a stricter, clean -lined aesthetic.
The tiny hotel is nestled in the shadow of the ancient Aravali mountains, an hour’s drive from Jaipur,Radjasthan. There are just two bedrooms within the main thatched house in addition to a romantic Rajasthani-tented bedroom in the garden, surrounded by swathes of lush free farmland.
This is a side to India that most tourists never have the opportunity to see; a glimpse of rural life that has not changed for many centuries. Expedia flights makes it easy and affordable to be able to see this one of a kind diamond in the rough. Anopura was created by Belgian- born Philippe de Villegas-ex-Honorary consul to Belgium in Marakech and a man to whom the beautiful things in life truly matter. As such, the rooms are all supplied with super king-size beds, superb mattresses and the finest locally sourced linens. Ceiling fans air conditioning as well as plenty of inspirational reading matter help guests to fell more at home.
Un samedi soir mon mac ton en panne, étant donne qu il est 18h passe, je me rends directement chez un réparateur fort sympathique recommande par des amis. Le diagnostique est que mon disque dur est mort et qu’il va falloir des heures pour le remplacer mais il part en vacance le lendemain: dimanche.
Pendant ce temps une cliente entre précipitamment au magasin et lui pose quelque questions d’ordre pratique.
Elle lui dit également: bon l’ancien disque dur, j’en fais quoi?
Il lui répond: oh tu sais je ne sais rien en faire a part peut être l’envoyer en Afrique.
Il s’avère, bien évidement que ce disque dur est celui qui va atterrir dans mon mac. (Un très bon hasard des choses, qui a l’air d’arranger les deux personnes. Surtout quelqu’un comme moi qui vit d’un travail exécuter par mon ordinateur. J’ai besoin qu’il soi réparer peut importe les conditions. Il est tellement sympa de passer du temps en plus avant son départ, n’importe quelle solution me convient).
A 10h du soir mon mac est soit disant réparé, je lui demande combien je lui doit; 200 Euros.
En rentrant chez moi, super contente, j’allume l’ordinateur super lent, se détraque complètement.
Comme l’ordinateur est on outil de travail, la première chose a laque je dois penser, c est comment le faire réparer au plus vite. Je veux que le travail soit vite fait, quitte a payer le prix, je me rends donc au magasin mac le plus cher de Bruxelles: CAMI. Diagnostic est que cela me coutera au maximum 180 euros. ( Moins cher que chez Computer factory). Mais il s’avéra que le montant total a payer fut de ’0′vut que le Mac était sous garantie des deux premières années ce que Philippe de chez computer Factory avait omis me communiquer tout en allant lui même se faire rembourser le disque dur défectueux.
Évidement je contact Philippe pour lui communiquer que le disque dur qu’il a remplacer par celui de la cliente était défectueux et que nous devrions trouver un arrangement. A cela il me répond: désole ma petite, je ne peux rien faire pour toi, le disque dur que j ai mis dans ton ordinateur était neuf.
En gros le message que j’ai compris , c est qu’il avait besoin de 200 euros pour partir en vacances et que j’étais la bonne poire venue au bon moment.
Si vous vivez a Bruxelles vous avez eu un probleme avec votre mac et vous etes fait clairement arnaque par ce cher Philippe de Computer Factory, Brussels, Avenue Jean Volders 37, saint Gilles · 1060 Bruxelles. N’hesitez pas a nous communiquer votre histoire.