Could this be the perfect reading hideaway for all the bookworms out there? Colombian artist Miler Lagos constructed this self-sustained dome made entirely of books, titled Home, for an installation exhibit late last year at MagnanMetz Gallery in New York. Remarkably, there is nothing holding the novels together…
Rikke Jespersen and Kim Thomsen asked architect Jørn Johansen to create a modern home that did not resemble any others in the area. Johansen conceptualized five plans before coming up with this triangular shaped house that the couple were happy with.
"People come and photograph our house at all hours of the day, and of course, it's great that others like the house which we ourselves have… Continue
If I asked you where this home was located, the last place you'd probably guess would be Iran. Located in Mohammad Shahr region, near Karaj city, Villa Kiani is set in the middle of a lush green garden.
Architects Makan Rahmanian and Kamran Heirati purposely designed the Villa’s interior space this way so that it became an extension of the landscape. With high ceilings and large… Continue
"Peering out of the windows of the International Space Station (ISS), astronaut Tracy Caldwell Dyson takes in the planet on which we were all born, and to which she would soon return. About 350 kilometers up, the ISS is high enough so that the Earth's horizon appears clearly curved."
If you're looking to get away from civilization, the Iseami House by Robles Arquitectos may be the perfect home for you. Located on a hill above the ocean on the Peninsula de Osa in Costa Rica, the house is over 18 miles (30 km) from the closest town.
Because of its isolated location, the project is 100% self-sufficient and powered by an on-site hybrid… Continue
If you're in a home decorating rut, the best thing you can do is find some inspiration. Magazines like Elle Decor and blogs like Decor8 can give you that much needed boost you're looking for. But if you've read every magazine a million times over and…
RAFAA Architecture & Designs recently won first prize with this awesome eco-friendly floating home. My favorite feature? Roof-integrated solar panels generate electricity for the two electric engines that propel the home. The Last Resort is about 16 feet (5 meters) wide and 49 feet (15 meters) long with two levels. Sleeping bunks, mechanical equipment,…
At first glance, BookArc just looks like a chunk of metal. And yes, well, it is. But what makes it so interesting is that it elevates your iPad and lets you position it, turning that other chunk of metal into a slew of different devices.
"Park it on your desk to watch streaming news feeds. Set BookArc on the kitchen counter and swipe through a cookbook. Place BookArc… Continue
Looks like our favorite superheroes have finally grown old. Now, instead of flying around, taking down bad guys, and saving the world, they're spending their last few days at a nursing home made for Superheroes.
Superman leans on a walker, while Catwoman takes her afternoon nap. The Incredible Hulk, flabby and in tatters, vegetates in a wheelchair. Mr.…
Remodelista.com, a leading home design blog, today relaunched as the first design website to tightly integrate cutting-edge editorial content with a curated selection of products.
With a new array of tools and services, Remodelista has evolved into a full-featured online sourcebook for architects, designers, and consumers seeking to make better-informed home design decisions… Continue
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"North Korean President Kim Jong Il has pardoned and released two U.S. journalists, state-run news agency KCNA said Wednesday. The announcement came after former U.S. President Clinton met with top North Korean officials in Pyongyang to appeal for their release.
'Clinton expressed words of sincere apology to Kim Jong Il for the hostile acts committed by the… Continue
San Francisco based artist Alex Pardee (Cardboard City, Zerofriends) missed his friend Shia LaBeouf's birthday last year so to make it up, Alex sneaks in to surprise Shia with a mural. Or so you think.
I know this is a joke (as YouTubers pointed out you can see Shia at 1:18) and the guy in the back was kind of a "dead" giveaway but I liked thinking it was real (for a second). Shia's a pretty good actor, isn't he? What did you think?
Philips's new 56-inch LCD, displayed at CES this year, plays in 21:9 aspect ratio and lets you enjoy movies as you would in the theater. No more borders on the top and bottom! However, delicious aroma of double butter popcorn not included.
Note that regular TV, HDTV, or the large number of films that aren't filmed in 2.40:1 may look wacky. This is ideal for your home theater reserved for big-budget blockbusters. Call me!
How cool is Dutch designer Jonas Samson's light-emitting wallpaper? Turn off the lights and the wallpaper illuminates the room, but when the lights come back on, the wallpaper looks completely normal. The design is not only an unusual wallpaper idea, but also an interesting way to look at having light without a traditional… Continue
I just saw this on CNN and it's absolutely wild. In this troubled housing market, a couple in Annapolis, Maryland is trying to sell their million dollar home in a radically different way - selling $50 raffle tickets. The Grand Prize is a 6000 sq/ft custom home with 6 bedrooms, 4 ½ baths and 2 kitchens on a level, grassy 2 acre parcel. The winner will receive the… Continue