Located in the mountains of West Virginia, photographer Nick Olson and designer Lilah Horwitz have built their own enchanting retreat made out of discarded windows. The towering home away from home boasts a creative facade made of windows of varying sizes, giving it an artistic flair that is both rustic and modern. More than anything, though, it is a representation of the couple's…
Added by Pinar on October 27, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
Brazilian architect Isay Weinfeld has designed Casa Cubo, a personal museum of sorts, for an anonymous couple in São Paulo. More than just a place of rest, it is a space for the art enthusiasts to display their wonderful collection. The home away from home is both an architectural project that displays Weinfeld's own creations and design prowess as well as the works of other…Continue
Added by Pinar on October 24, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
UK-based company Pro-Teq has developed a spray-on solution to create a trail of illuminating stars aptly known as STARPATH. The innovative product boasts an anti-slip and water-resistant surface, not to mention an energy-free alternative to streetlights, that is ideal for pedestrians at night. It is both cost-effective and less labor-intensive, two incentives that Pro-Teq promotes and seeks to…
Added by Pinar on October 23, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
As it says on the the Workwankers website, "You know who they are. Now you know what to call them behind their backs." Though created for those who work in the advertising industry, anyone who makes that daily trek to the office will appreciate this hilarious set of illustrations called Workwankers. (Wanker was…Continue
Added by alice on October 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
As children of the '80's continue to have children of their own, it's only appropriate that the toys reflect those rad times when high top sneakers, Nintendo, and big hair were totally in style. With a love for both cars and Back to the Future, clever mom corey4281 created this DeLorean Push Car for her 1-year-old son Cooper, who already had the matching red vest.
Added by katie hosmer on October 23, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Located at the Freie Universitat in Berlin, Philologische Bibliothek is an expansive library designed by architect Norman Foster. While its size and collection seems to be straight out of a bibliophile's dream, it's the visually striking interior design of the architecture that immediately captivates the senses. The eye-catching interior displays a bright wash of white…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 22, 2013 at 12:08pm — No Comments
Looking as if it was plucked straight out of a sci-fi movie, the Sub-Biosphere 2 is an ambitious architectural concept created by designer Phil Pauley that is meant to be a submersible, sustainable, underwater environment. Created to house anyone from a scientist to a tourist, the architecture is made up of one large biome with eight surrounding domes connected to it.
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 22, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
Time to get into the holiday spirit! Anthony Herrera has released a new set of DIY paper snowflakes that are all inspired by Star Wars! Back in 2011, we first posted about Matters of Grey's awesome fold and cut creations, and since then, artist…Continue
Added by alice on October 22, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Is it just us or do these trees look like something out of a sci-fi movie or, the very least, digital paintings? Sure, there's a bit of post processing done to these images but, for the most part, these are actual photos of Supertrees at Gardens by the Bay in Singapore. Back in 2009, we posted on…
Added by alice on October 20, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Primeval Symbiosis (Single Pole House) is an architectural design project by architecture student and interior designer Konrad Wójcik that seeks to organically install living spaces in forests without disrupting the innate beauty of nature.…Continue
Tower 2.0 is an architectural design proposal by Polish architect Adam Wiercinski that resolves to revive the historic water tower in Wronki, turning it into a multipurpose venue, while retaining its core architecture. The basic concept of the revamp is to add rings around the tower, keeping the Neo-gothic water reservoir visible and allowing visitors to to explore various commercial…
Added by Pinar on October 17, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
This beautiful rooftop garden brings a touch of nature to the top of the 11-story City Hall building in downtown Chicago. Placed directly amid the noisy chaos of urban life, the functioning garden is the most famous in all of the city.
In 2001, the project's design initiative was led by Conservation Design Forum, who saw a creative opportunity to convert the often…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 16, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
The Beetle Chair is designer Maximo Riera's latest addition to his ongoing project aptly titled The Animal Chair Collection. We've seen him turn anything from a majestic elephant and mighty…
In collaboration with Hamburg-based shipbuilders Blohm+Voss, world-renowned architect Zaha Hadid has revealed a design project to create six different superyachts. The London-based architect conceptualized a 128-meter yacht that served as the inspiration for five smaller (90m) luxury boats known as Unique Circle Yachts. Each vessel features a dynamic design, highlighting an…
Added by Pinar on October 16, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
Zaha Hadid Architects has designed a towering 21-story property for Dubai featuring the firm's signature futuristic style. The unique design scheme for the Opus Office Tower is essentially a cube with a large void in the center, splitting the building into two structures. They are connected by an illusively hidden base that makes the edifice appear as though it is floating…
Added by Pinar on October 13, 2013 at 1:00pm — No Comments
On an action-packed road trip sponsored by Mountain Dew, filmmaker Devin Graham of Devin Super Tramp had the opportunity to shoot some incredible footage of extreme sports aficionados launching off a custom-made slip 'n slide, aptly known as Slip N Fly. The #DEWROADTRIP took Graham and his crew…
Added by Pinar on October 11, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments
The faster you pedal, the faster you will zip up, up, and away on Ethan Schlussler's human-powered elevator. In only one week, Schlussler eliminated the need for a regular old ladder and replaced it with this environmentally friendly pulley system that transports him 30 feet up to the entrance of his tree house.
Anchored to a rock, the bicycle sits waiting for…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 9, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Gone are the days of boring furniture with basic structures like a simple top and four regular legs. These days, it's more fun to mix things up with a variety of creative furniture, like this Woodsman Axe Table by Duffy London.
The piece is made out of solid walnut, oak, or ash and comes in the form of a dining table, coffee table, or console. It was inspired by…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 7, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Developed by architect E. Fay Jones, The Thorncrown Chapel stands among the trees in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, and serves as a non-denominational chapel for anyone interested in getting married within the nature-inspired space. Since 1980, the majestic design has provided visitors with a unique, award-winning space for celebration.
As a result of his work as an apprentice…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on October 7, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
To a child, visits to the doctor can be a frightening ordeal, but even a simple image or familiar creature could help alleviate that fear. That's why the aptly named Giraffe Childcare Center designed by Hondelatte Laporte Architectes is just what the doctor ordered. The children's hospital features three different cement animals embedded into the…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on October 6, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments