’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 ...
Los Angeles based designer Carlo Aiello recently won the prestigious 2013 ICFF Studio Award with the Parabola Chair. The design intention of the Parabola Chair by Los Angeles-based product designer Carlo Aiello was to create a simple and porous yet highly sculptural chair. The challenge was to achieve a single surface that serves as seating, armrest, and backrest supported by a minimal structure. Although the chair exhibits curvatures in two directions all its components are straight and easy to manufacture. In order to achieve perfect comfort both curvatures were carefully calibrated to hold the body in the best position.
The Australian artist ‘Buff Diss’ based in melbourne, creates graffiti from masking tape. His passion for traditional graffiti led him to see the city as canvas and paved the way for his unique style of art.
This stunning video captures in Death Valley National Park features floating stones of Racetrack Playa, and a hot-pink aurora uncommon at such a low latitude.
“This time our timelapse adventure took place at the infamous sliding stones of Racetrack Playa Lakebed in Death Valley, where we got lots of cool shots of the stones themselves, as well as some epic starscape stuff — including a desert aurora, crazy star trails, and an awesome milky way pass. The initial intention was for this all to be done in one shoot with the Dunes of Part 1 — but time restrictions and work etc. caused us to split up the shoots — and so we visited the Racetrack on March 17-19th 2013 to film this second installment. ”
The structure of the floating housing designed by NRJA architects has the shape of a barn. The focus is on the black facade and its minimalist shape. The foundation of the house ( buried under water) features: the water tank, gray Filtered water, diesel fuel tank, water tank and power generator. The house boat comprises two levels, the ground floor is the where the common area are: bathroom, kitchen, dining room and living-room while in the second floor is dedicated to private space with 2 bedroom and a work space.
Korean artist Bohyun Yoon has created this fantastic shadow art installation made of members of the body of doll. Attached to the fishing line , the fragmented pieces of the doll are positioned in such a way that the assembly of this sculpture reflects the erotic position on the wall when the light is projected toward the installation. Read More…
Either Or, Short Movie by movie director Adam Tow realized his short film inspired from the famous poetry by Pulitzer-winner Maxine Kumin. The theme of the movie focuses on the miniscule nature of human existence juxtaposed against the magnitude of the world just outside the window. This is a true masterpiece of both modern and poetic work. Watch it!
This motorcycle helmet designs by NLO is pretty original helmet will distinguish you among the bikers.The hyper realistic Predator helmet is perfectly safe helmet and made of fiberglass, carbon fiber and polycarbonate.
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The wooden window frames were replaced by stainless steel ones, that are invisible from the exterior and provide a more direct illumination of all the interior space. The irregularly shaped glass lantern runs through the upper floor and illuminates the indoor pool, as well as it separates two different areas of the living upstairs. All the other constructive and decorative elements suffered a complete restore, in order to fix existing pathologies that could affect the durability of the building.
That’s the coolest Feeding System ever, the spoon features motion sensitive and light-up bib. It is the perfect replica of The Original Series USS Enterprise NCC-1701! Flashing LEDs on the nacelles keep baby aligned for mess-free docking at the face station, while lights on the bib act like a tractor beam for you.
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On occasion of the 52nd edition of the Salone del Mobile, Joost van Bleiswijk launched his new Construction Lamps collection for the renowned Dutch design label Moooi.
The Construction Lamps were presented at Moooi’s Milan exhibition: find your way home to Moooi’s ”unexpected welcome” and were accompanied by the current and new collection by, among others, Marcel Wanders, Studio Job and Nika Zupanc, shown in a setting of iconic, rich and colourfully dressed living quarters.
The lamps are inspired by metal factory constructions, electricity poles, and constructive elements.
This collection, like other designs from Joost, originate from his inventiveness and curiosity combined with expert skills and industrial tools.
The Construction Lamps are available in matt black and white combined with wood.
Jonas Damon has created a support for iPod and iPhone that converts your device into an old school alarm clock. Wood Areaware Jonas Damon Alarm Dock for iPod or iPhone is used to charge your mobile at night and gives your mobile phone the lookof an old radio clock.
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Though not in the same league as other multi-purpose chairs listed here, The Stooler wins a place for sheer innovation. Rather than being a chair that can turns into other things, it is something that can turn anything into a chair.
Though The Stooler can literally transform anything, from a ball to a pile of papers to a bale of hay into a functional chair, it’s not guaranteed that it will actually be comfy. The Stooler is the type of thing you want packed away in your camping gear so you can knock up a canny little seat with whatever is lying around. Read More…
‘Enjoy everyday design’ would stir things up during the 52nd Milan Design Week to insiders was no surprise. Yet the ease with which the international press and visitors embraced Bronwassers design exhibition in Milan exceeded all expectations. Bronwasser: ’It is really inspiring that my vision connects with so many people. Doing more with less, consciously seeking for a sustainable balance between functionality and aesthetics. There is definately a need for such an approach towards product design.’
The crowd favourite turned out to be Homedia, a distinctive new concept for television.This eye-catcher represents the true essence of his overall vision on design: making the ordinary extraordinary. Already some leading manufacturers are showing interest in collaborating with Bronwasser. Also the Q electric scooter concept for Qwic was met with great enthusiasm. The furniture and interior products Bronwasser recently designed for Cascando, Geesa, Gispen, Goods and Palau earned a similar acclaim. All inspiring expressions, in a universal design language that everyone understands.
Personalize your television
Watching TV is a social phenomenon. We love it. But while the number of channels in the past twenty years has quadrupled, the industrial design of the TV exterior did not evolve. The average telly is a technical black shrine constructed of hard plastic. And the worst part is: its uninspiring form is dominating our interior.
The Homedia concept by Bronwasser redefines the definition of ‘television’, crossing its technical functions with its future role in the home decor. The machine is dressed in fabric in order to give it a natural position within the larger interior design. Television becomes personal, earning the role of a high quality shape shifter adding intimacy and identity to any room.
Less Armchair by Attila Jónás pushes the boundaries of product design, It is a minimalist furniture that was born from several issues.
What is the design or art, what is beautiful and what is ugly, how far we can go, what do we call, a well-designed product? If something is simple , is it beautiful as well? Why? If less is more, a little is much? How does the simplest armchair look like?
This one’s for the hoarders; the adaptable design by Stephen Schulz allows for users to fill in the gaps with whatever they wish. Choose colourful fabrics and cushions, cuddly toys, or the entire contents of your desk draws. The idea behind the chair was to hand over design flexibility to the owner and to give them a chance to make their own mark on it by filling the gaps with whatever takes their fancy. The designers suggest using fully recycled and upcycled goods to retain the eco-friendly ethos.
The site of Villa Bloemendaal is situated close to Bloemendaal, on the edge of the Kennemer dunes. A sustainable home that follows a minimalistic design and shows respect for man and nature alike, in a unique residential area where the existing flora and fauna are given full rein.
29 interior architects worked on the interior of a villa which was designed by Paul de Ruiter architects. A minimal approach to the materialisation and detailing of the building is a core value of both the interior and exterior design. The large expanses of glass and the patio result in maximum daylighting and give the inhabitants the feeling that the villa and the surrounding landscape are one. Read More…
Studio Boeri is now building the first vertical forest that willcontribute to purify the air in the cities, absorb CO2 and dust particles, producing oxygen and protect from radiation and acoustic pollution.