Pendant Light with Coloured Cable
Playful, elementary and useful this pendant light allow you to realize creative light arrangement. Made just from lamp socket and a colorful cable, this lamp will bring an old school touch to your decor. BUY IT HERE
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.
House H, Japan by Mattch Architecture
House H based in Japan by Mattch Architecture has very special external structure. The curved facade and the irregular shape of the roof tends to cut conventional corners. The highest point of the roof, a light source comes from the middle of the ceiling providing illuminating the courtyard of the house. Glass walls slide back to connect the patio with the interior, where a kitchen, living room and dining room occupy one double-height space at the front of the building.
‘Connect 8,’ the Latest Green Energy-Efficient Prefab Series by Connect:Homes
Founders of Connect:Homes, Jared Levy and Gordon Stott, announce the second installation of their revolutionary prototype home. In a first for the prefab industry, Connect:Homes will manufacture modern, green, and affordable prefab homes from a single California-based factory and ship these homes to national and international markets in a ground-breaking use of the intermodal shipping container network. They became increasingly frustrated with the state of the current prefab marketplace and left to design a modular system that solved the longstanding limitations endemic to the modular industry: namely high delivery costs and home affordability. The new system allows Connect:Homes to be ...
Westcliff Pavilion by GASS Architecture Studios
GASS Architecture Studios completed the Westcliff Pavilion based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The facade of the house is just incredible, it combines modernity with roughness of the stones. GASS Architecture Studios say: The cottage at 28A Pallinghurst is a steel-framed pavilion structure located on the Westcliff Ridge in Johannesburg, South Africa. This 2 bedroom dwelling, nestled away in its wooded surroundings, is positioned just before the inception of a major sheer face of the Westcliff Ridge. This affords the building a private, tranquil hiding place in the trees juxtaposed with a feeling of floating above the ridge combined with magnificent views of ...
The Solar Vineyard House is a conceptual proposal for a house designed especially for wine lovers in the temperate climate of California. The 5000 square foot structure incorporates a small wine making facility, and it would be built in the middle of its own private vineyard. The house would be partially powered by four large curved solar panels that are integrated into the south side of the structure.
The house also incorporates natural ventilation and the interior is shaded with large overhangs that extend over all of the glass windows and doors. Sustainably grown wood slatted pathways run throughout the small vineyard that surrounds the house. Five of these pathways flow up and over the structure and three of them cover and partially shade three large sections of glass that bridge between four concrete composite arch shaped segments of the building. Read More…
The majority of women in the developing world prepare food on a technology called a three-stone fire. It is basically three rocks that support a pot with an open fire in the middle. This cooking method is very inefficient and leads to many environmental and health problems. One very real side effect being that children are denied education and future because they are sent to collect firewood. Wood that every day is founder at further distances. The walk takes all day and leaves no time for school.
However, since the three-stone method is a tradition since thousand of years a new stove must allow the user to keep their way of life intact to be successful. The solution found by Claesson Koivisto Rune is to make a stove that burns wood, but as efficient as possible.
The design approach has really been the same as with any design project. Design is about solutions – function, usability, unification – and about adding an immaterial – humane, aesthetic, iconic – dimension.
You can still cook over burning wood, but with the Baker stove you need only one third of the wood of before. In numbers from tests at the University of Nairobi the
Baker Cookstove achieve a 56% reduction in CO and 38% reduction in particulate matter.
To make your shower look like a scene from Alfred Hitchcock movie, nothing like ‘Blood Bath Shower Gel’. The gel looks like a thick blood but with the convenience that it smells of cherry and it is much more easy to clean.
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Bark Furniture is delighted to announce the launch of their new Acorn One-Seater and Two-Seater chairs alongside launching Bark Jr with a mini version of the Kustom armchair. Their latest additions to the Acorn range were inspired by an old piece of furniture spotted in a second hand shop while travelling through South America, and the resulting designs are neatly infused with a sense of history while still remaining firmly in the present.
Windworks, the latest project of Merel Karhof, just opened last week on the Dutch National Mill Day at the well-known and typical area of the Zaanse Schans, in the north-west of the Netherlands.
Unique to this project is that the materials (dyes, fabrics and wood) are all created at the Zaanse Schans and all use a free and inexhaustible energy source; the wind. Visit Windworks until 19 May at colour mill ‘De Kat’, and experience how windmills that are working together can turn into a complete production process.
Windworks can be seen as an urban factory, using wind as its main source of energy. According to Merel Karhof there is an important element missing in the discussion around free sources of energy as she explains the idea behind her project as follows: ‘’Everyone is talking about green energy, but nobody knows what that means, how much wind energy do you need to make a scarf? In this project I have visualised the wind, and what it can produce.”
A variety of little colourfull pillows form the upholstery of the stools, chairs and benches. Each size of the pillow represents the amount of time needed by the wind to make it, thus giving insight into length of the production process.
Kiki van Eijk has been invited, together with Joost van Bleiswijk, to exhibit an overview of their works for the re-opening of Het Noordbrabants Museum in
‘s-Hertogenbosch. The exhibition, designed by Kiki and Joost themselves, will show their individual artistic evolution as well as their joined evolution: Co-evolution.
The exhibition consists of 80 masterpieces from the first ten years of the careers of the designer duo. In the form of a timeline Kiki’s work will be on display, starting with her first design the “Kiki carpet”, which signifies the beginning of her international career, up to her miniature decors for La Montre Hermès from 2013.
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.
The Royal Norwegian Consulate in New York will promote Insidenorway at the ICFF (May 18-21) in Booth 922. One of the most exciting features is the return of a special prototype exhibit featuring the work of 21 emerging designers. Curated by Paul Makovsky, who traveled around the country to make the final selection, The Essence of Things: New Designs from Norway will present prototypes of home furnishings that reflect the vibrant design scene in Oslo and beyond. One of the prototypes from last year – blankets designed by Snøhetta – is now being produced by Røros Tweed and will officially launch at the show this year. After the ICFF, the exhibit will travel to LA for Dwell on Design.
‘Foulard’ is a curved glass wall shelves collection, designed as a modular system to allow several layouts on the wall. The traditional archetype of the wall shelves, meant as a horizontal plane only, is reinterpreted in a three-dimensional way, made possible thanks to the features of curved glass using FIAM’s advanced production technology. ‘Foulard’ is a sequence of curves and deformations of the material that creates a series of shelves and transparency plays, creating the illusion to wrap itself around the objects inside. Read More…
For ‘Superhero’ fans, there is a ways to keep a touch of your favorite super hero while remaining discreet. Beneath your uniform or work clothes, the extra touch of that will remind you the Marvel Superhero and give you and the extra geek touch.
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Fans of internet, youtube, facebook etc. like take their iPad with them into their bathtub. This is true, as well, that with juts one wrong move and your iPad can be lost just as quickly. This waterproof case for iPad allows full use of the tablet in up to 6 1/2′ of water.
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Only available at Hammacher Schlemmer online Store, this flash drive enables you to transfer and view files from a computer into your iPhone or iPad. Just plug the device into a Mac or PC’s USB port, the device can bear up to 16 GB of documents, photos, videos.. Then connected it to an iPad or iPhone and transfer the files or simply view or listen to them on the mobile device.
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New York based Studio Lindsey Adelman has created the catch pendant light made of class blown straight into water-jet brass links. The two shapes fuses as the glass slumps naturally with gravity. Glass bubbles are taken and suspended into pendant metalique links which form an irregularly shaped lamp.
Lighting specialists Artemide and fashion brand ISSEY MIYAKE are proud to announce their participation at
Clerkenwell Design Week this May. Situated in the prime location of the Farmiloe Building’s main window on St Johns Street, Artemide and ISSEY MIYAKE will curate a spectacular installation of the IN-EI light range, a collection of lights born from a collaboration marrying Artemide’s lighting expertise and Issey Miyake and his Reality Lab.’s innovative approach to material and design.
“IN-EI” is Japanese for “shadow, shadiness, nuance”. Each lampshade is created using 2 or 3D geometric principals, where light and shade harmoniously alternate. Miyake’s unique folding technology creates both statuesque forms as well as sufficient solidity. The structure of the recycled material, together with an additional surface treatment allows these shades to perfectly keep their shape without the need for internal frame, and to be reshaped when needed. Read More…
Netatmo Weather Station is a Monitor weather, temperature and humidity and air quality device for your iPhone or Android’s application. It features a range meteorological models and environmental applications like; CO2 levels, indicates the best moment to ventilate…It then connects via WiFi to the free Netatmo App on your iOS device – providing immediate access to the station’s measurements.
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