’38,’ Pendant Light by Omer Arbel for Bocci
Designer Omer Arbel has designed a new collection for light brand 'Bocci' made of recycle glass. The pendant light features spheres of glasses suspended to semi-rigid copper cables forming irregular arcs floating in the air. The orbs comprises between four to six blown glass balls wherein inside three of them LED are inserted. Small plants can be insert in the rest of the cavities to form a harmonious illumination that united greenery, light and ecology.
LM Guest House, NY by Desai Chia Architecture
LM Guest House situated in upstate New York, celebrates the beauty of the surrounding landscape – embracing views through an all-glass facade magnify the spacious, open feel of the living areas. The high-performance glass facade was pre-fabricated off site, shipped in one container, and erected in two days. An innovative steel frame structure allows the roof to cantilever dramatically over the open living areas and bedroom. The residence engages sustainable design strategies including geothermal heating and cooling, radiant floors, motorized solar shading, photovoltaic panels, and rainwater harvesting.
MOS Floating House on Lake Huron in Ontario, Canada
The Floating House MOS Architects based on an island on Lake Huron is the intersection of a colloquial house typology with the fluctuating conditions of this unique place. The location on the Great Lakes has imposed complexities to the house’s fabrication and construction, as well as its relationship to site.
‘Port-a-Bach,’ Holiday Portable Container by Atelierworkshop Architects
Atelierworkshop Architects created this holiday portable container designed to be environmentally clean. It is an quick and easy transportation and installation to any orientation with minimal impact on site. The container features large internal storage cupboards and shelves, stainless steel kitchen and fittings, bathroom with open shower, sink, composting toilet. The interior fabric screen system gives the versatility of creating rooms within the large open living space: includes bunk beds, double bed room, dressing room, kitchen and bathroom.
Casa el Pangue in Chile by Elton + Leniz Architects
El Pangue Residence is built by local architects, Elton and Leniz located on a abrupt hillside facing the ocean. The house is organized with a central vertical circulation, connecting the 4 levels and 3 terraces. The lower level features the parking area connected to the upper levels by stairs. The main living area is on the third level, an open space with floor to ceiling windows which lead out onto a generous terrace where planters take the place of railings to allow an uninterrupted sea view. The upper level is deck out in wood, chosen for its timelessness and blend in ...
Villa Rieteiland-Oost by Egeon Architecten
Villa Rieteiland-Oost has a facade entirely covered of wood paneling, on one side of the facade, they are applied horizontally while on the other side of the facade they are applied vertically. The spiral staircase on the outside fits entirely with the exterior of the facade and allows to access to the first floor from the outside of the house without having to go inside, which allows have some privacy. The three levels of the residence accommodate the open plan living room on the bottom floor, the private areas in the middle, and an office space to literally top it ...
Merendero is designed by José A. Gandía and manufactured by Gandia Blasco is a wonderful private place to hang out, read, eat or talk with friends.The whole creates the impression of being in a room. Very innovative, Merendero has a drape roof and two privacy walls. It is made of anodized aluminum and plastic canvas.
Among the wide variety of projects developed by Pascal Architects, this is the first of its kind. The Casa de la Meditation is located in a residential area and being planned as an isolated construction from the surroundings, wherein an indoor illuminated yard was built.
Microsoft Surface turns an ordinary tabletop into a vibrant, interactive surface. The product provides effortless interaction with digital content through natural gestures, touch and physical objects via a multi-touch screen.. Surface is a 30-inch display in a table-like form factor that’s easy for individuals or small groups to interact with in a way that feels familiar, just like in the real world. In essence, it’s a surface that comes to life for exploring, learning, sharing, creating, buying and much more. Soon to be available in restaurants, hotels, retail establishments and public entertainment venues, this experience will transform the way people shop, dine, entertain and live.
STONE FOREST creates hand carved granite sculptures which combine the simplicity of Japanese style with contemporary design. A Stone Forest granite bathtub is carved from a single block of natural stone. Each stone tub will reflect the individual character of the block from which it was carved as well as the inspiration of the craftsman.
This summer get a pair of Stash Sandals from Reef. Just like the name, you can stash cash, credit cards, and keys among other things in a pullout drawer located in the sole of the sandal. The compartment is large enough to hold a credit card, a key or two, and some cash. Not too shabby! I’ve been waiting for a shoe manufacturer to do the same so I can stash some emergency cash in my sole in case things ever go bad while traveling abroad.
Brick: The Exhibition will open at the Groot Handelsgebouw in Rotterdam during the manifestation Rotterdam 2007, City of Architecture.The ekwc wanted to stimulate the technical and artistic development of the manufacturing and application of brick as a construction material, by setting up special projects, particularly its studies into innovative ceramic building materials. One of these projects is Brick, in which architects, designers and visual artists from The Netherlands and abroad have been asked to develop a new type of brick or come up with a new use for existing bricks.
Peter Lippman ’s photography, from concepts and personal researches to fashion and food…. Among the many, he worked for Vogue, Cartier, Calvin Klein. Take a look at his gallery of photos, from concepts and personal researches to fashion and foo.
WaterTile Ambient Rain overhead showering is incorporating four shower heads in each panel, which fire an impressive 216 jets of fine water over the user. By widely spacing the tiles, the Kohler shower offers a broad coverage of refreshing falling water. Surrounding the Vibrant Brushed Nickel tiles is a wide square of translucent colour, that bathes you in mood-enhancing chromatherapy. From bold reds and warm golds to cool greens and blues, the Kohler overhead shower panels reflect and soothe your emotions and mind.
The Great Eastern Hotel and fourteen students from the Royal College of Art’s acclaimed Design Products department led by Professor Ron Arad designed reactive installations and objects that invite guests and visitors to take part in an experience and step into a hidden dimension where a hotel is more than just a place for the night. Part of the project is Bedtime Stories. This blanket, designed by Tiago da Fonseca, has several sheets containing a traditional bedtime story. Each “page” adds a layer of linen making you warmer and comfier hopefully guiding you and your partner into a pleasant night’s sleep.Once upon a time there was a blanket. This blanket had several sheets containing a traditional bedtime story. Each “page” adds a layer of linen making you warmer and comfier hopefully guiding you into a pleasant night’s sleep.
Dinner In The Sky, created from an idea by Belgian chef Quentin Jadoul, is for people who expect more from their restaurants than four concrete walls and a solid floor. Instead, diners perch around a massive table, which is suspended from a crane high up in the air. It sounds completely insane, but as the most unusual and entirely legal way of getting high over dinner, it is the new must-do experience for the super-rich and adventure-hungry who yearn for something a little more extreme at mealtimes.
Celeste personalizes serenity and simplicity and brings ideas like relaxing, cocooning and Zen to life. “It is a sky,” says Belgian designer Kris Van den Berghe. In fact, you can project images of the sky, day or night, onto the canopy to get the full celestial effect. Celeste may just prove the ideal solution for separating your sleeping place from your living area, it’ s a sky bed that transforms your sleeping area into an intimate sleeping hut!
The new pool is to be called the Piscine Josephine Baker, after the American dancer, actress, singer, civil rights activist and French resistance heroine, who died in Paris in 1975.
The Piscine Josephine Baker is more of a swimming pool barge hugging the bank of the Seine, but it could prove to be a new solution for public bathing. Up to 375 people can swim in the 25-metre pool with extra space on the sundeck and in the cafe and gym.
Although still in the prototype phase, the Corona Solar Light from designers Emi Fujita and Shane Kohatsu is an inspired entry in the realm of intelligent “green” design. The long-stemmed light features a solar voltaic cell that charges the LED surrounding the face. With its sleek appearance and the ability to detach the light from the stem, the Corona Solar light is an intriguing and versatile outdoor light. It can be staked to the ground, attached to a wall, or simply placed on a table top.
Laptop skins are professionally designed vinyl “stickers” that make your laptop unique. They protect your notebook against abrasion and damage. Simply tell them the exact size that you require your laptop skin to be, and the manufacturers will supply a perfect fit for your computer.
This cascading fabric is designed by British artist Michelle Brand. Michelle Brand’s flower-like Cascade curtains are made from plastic bottle bases and tag ties. Michelle cuts, sands, and strings together recycled bottles to create this light catching fabric.
Booklampen is created by Bomdesign, the Dutch design shop that features several products fabricated from recycled materials. Books are reused and molded into pendants lamps and sconces, beautifully re-crafted and shaped into shades that emit a soft glow. As they are handcrafted, the Booklamps are perhaps more art than everyday fixture.