Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 31, 2014 at 12:30pm — No Comments
Midnight Planétarium is a spectacularly innovative watch design that allows you to wear a little piece of the Solar System on your wrist. Developed by Van Cleef & Arpels in partnership with Dutch watchmaker Christiaan van der Klaauw, the intricate concept replaces hands of a watch with six tiny planets orbiting around a central rose gold Sun.
Entitled Fragile Future III, these highly sculptural light fixtures are made of bronze, LED's and real dandelion seeds that were meticulously picked by hand and then connected one by one to the lights. The Dutch artists Lonneke Gordijn and Ralph Nauta of Studio Drift strive to promote critical engagement through their conceptual work and the use of this labor-intensive…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on January 29, 2014 at 6:00am — No Comments
It’s not everyday you see a book that can be read in six completely different ways, and this small book from the National Library of Sweden is definitely an anomaly. According to Medieval book historian Erik Kwakkel, this 16th century text has a special sixfold dos-à-dos (or “back to back”) binding with strategically placed clasps that makes it possible for six books to be…Continue
Added by Sara Barnes on January 28, 2014 at 2:16pm — No Comments
Designer Carina Ostermayer has developed a pair of headphones called Guitar Ear-O that takes advantage of the raw materials left behind whenever a defective electric guitar is produced. The innovative design uses the leftover fingerboards as a unique connecting headpiece, while the speakers are made from the guitar's wooden body and even feature the remanent, attractively glossy…
Slinky Chair is a sculptural seat designed by Italy-based studio Infinity Design that takes inspiration from Japanese calligraphy. Like the gracefully painted characters of the ancient Asian art, the chair manages to convey action and elegance in visually striking curves. It is both functional and aesthetically pleasing, offering a complementary balance of modern design and…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 25, 2014 at 10:30pm — No Comments
Sölvesborgsbron, or Sölvesborg Bridge, is Europe's longest pedestrian bridge, spanning over 2,480 feet. Located in Sweden, the bridge connects the small town of Sölvesborg with a new modern housing district across the bay. Wanting to further enhance the already impressive design, Swedish design firm Ljusarkitektur in collaboration with lighting company…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 25, 2014 at 10:28pm — No Comments
Designers Kyuho Song and Boa Oh have developed a solution to having no electrical power source to plug into on the go. While our advancing technology provides countless benefits, it has also added to our modern day inconveniences. One such annoyance that nearly everyone can relate to is having your phone die on you with nowhere to recharge it. Luckily, Song and Oh have designed…Continue
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 24, 2014 at 11:35pm — No Comments
Expectant parents are often eager to meet their child, treasuring their ultrasound until the bundle of joy's arrival. Now, a company called 3D Babies is offering excited parents-in-waiting a three-dimensional replica of their unborn fetus in the womb. The customized models, which are created through 3D printing technology, use 3D/4D ultrasound images to recreate each customer's baby, reflecting…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 23, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
IgluLodge is an ice hotel located on the Nebelhorn, a high mountain in the Allgäu Alps near Oberstdorf, Germany. The venue offers a unique experience for visitors looking for a wintry getaway with eye-catching design featuring the sculptural and architectural work of local artists. Owner Matthias Lenz insists, "The interior design makes our guests speechless over and over…
Added by Pinar on January 22, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Architects Luís Rebelo de Andrade and Tiago Rebelo de Andrade have recently designed and built two new additions, known as Tree Snake Houses, to the Pedras Salgadas Eco Resort in Portugal. These single-room cabins, prefabricated and assembled on site in order to minimize the impact on the nature park,…
Added by Jacob Paul Wiegmann on January 19, 2014 at 2:32pm — No Comments
Devised by the marketing department of Canadian Tire, the entire body of this Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD is made of more than 11,000 lbs of ice. The Icetruck was built by the automotive parts manufacturer to test the limits of their motomaster eliminator battery by freezing it to -40 degrees Celsius.
The frame was welded and reinforced to support the substantial ice body, preventing it from…Continue
Added by Noel Kat on January 18, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
In Moscow, visitors to the All-Russia Exhibition Centre are welcome to explore inside this unique, inverted house, where the ceiling is on the floor and vice versa. Everything within the home, whose name is roughly translated as Shifted House, is completely ordinary… if you're standing upside down. Ultimately, the cleverly crafted piece of architecture is an impeccably designed space…
Added by Pinar on January 18, 2014 at 10:40am — No Comments
German design company Goldtatze (Gold Paw) specializes in transforming ordinary rooms into overhead playgrounds for cats. By adding wooden bridges, hammocks, scratching posts, and even little dens for cats to hide out in, each site-specific installation offers playful felines plenty of room for adventurous activity and their much needed catnaps.
With Goldtatze's installations, cat…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 15, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments
About a month ago, Northwestern Ontario reached frigid temperatures of about -13°F that lasted for approximately four weeks. While most grew disdain for the bitter cold, Chris Marchand (aka UnspeakableFilth) took advantage of the icy weather by building himself a colorful ice fort in his backyard.
Equipped with plastic…Continue
Added by Pinar on January 15, 2014 at 10:00am — No Comments
Not only does this Global Data Chandelier function as overhead illumination, but it also distributes information through various lighting patterns. From a distance, the artwork appears to be just a number of lights strung together from the ceiling. However, from underneath, viewers will see that the purposeful arrangement is formed in the shape of a global map.
The permanent art…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 15, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you love a good illusion, you'll get a kick out of these cleverly designed shelves! They look like a gust of wind has suddenly caused a stack of blank, white paper to blow through your house! Japanese design studio YOY is behind Blow, white shelves formed by bending A4 size thin steel plates into five different types of shapes. Used either upside or downside,…
Added by alice on January 13, 2014 at 10:30am — No Comments
At the recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, 3D Systems showcased the world's first 3D food printers. Called Chefjet and Chefjet Pro, the innovative machines are capable of producing an amazing array of delicious goodies in 3D geometric form.
The countertop-sized printers come…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on January 12, 2014 at 9:32am — No Comments
Added by Pinar on January 11, 2014 at 11:13am — No Comments
This finally proves that treehouses aren't just for kids! About 22 miles from Seattle, you'll find TreeHouse Point, a unique Bed and Breakfast that lets you spend a night in the trees! Owner Pete Nelson had the idea to create this amazing destination in 2005, nearly 20 years after he had built his very first treehouse with his dad at the tender age of five.
Nelson designed his…Continue
Added by alice on January 10, 2014 at 11:00am — No Comments