Once overlooked and unused, this abandoned garage has since been transformed into a gorgeous, functioning space that serves as a retreat, a meditation space, a lounge, an artist studio, and accommodations for an overnight stay. The bright, eco-friendly design was developed by Graypants, Inc, a firm based in both Seattle and Amsterdam who strive to produce thoughtful projects that tell a good…
Added by katie hosmer on March 2, 2014 at 7:30am — No Comments
The world's next big designer may just be this four-year-old girl whose love for fashion goes way beyond the average kid. The young girl, lovingly called Mayhem by mom Angie (@2sisters_angie), was not satisfied with playing dress-up in store-bought princess dresses or in her mom's clothes. She began wrapping…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on February 28, 2014 at 11:30am — No Comments
Brussels-based illustrator and graphic designer Laurent Durieux draws upon a variety of old films like Jaws, The Iron Giant, and The Birds as the inspiration for his series of intriguing movie posters. The artist uses a retro-futuristic approach to his…
This spectacular winter wonderland is a frozen labyrinth of caverns, archways, glacial formations, and tunnels in Colorado, Utah, and New Hampshire. Creator Brent Christensen began building these insane designs when he and his family first moved to Utah. A combination of artistic endeavor and cabin fever led to his first at-home attempt which his kids dubbed the "Ice Castle." He gradually developed his idea…
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NY-based Pedal Power designs and builds pedal-powered machines that allow users to generate their own energy while reaping the health benefits of an active lifestyle. Founded in 2008, the company is run by two best friends Andy (engineer, entrepreneur, and bicyclist) and Steve (programmer and entrepreneur). This hand-built machine, named Big Rig, is constructed from all-steel frames and stock…
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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.
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
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
Manooi Light Creations, founded by János Héder and Judit Zoltai, provides the world with a wide variety of stunning, glittering lighting fixtures. The company's flagship chandelier, Ozero, adds a little sparkle to any room with hundreds of tiny crystals suspended from a stainless steel base.
The intricate design is assembled by hand and, when gathered together in a…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 20, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
If you are lucky enough to find the right place to work, gone are the days of stark white walls and stuffy office cubicles! More and more, large companies, including Google and now, Twitter, are providing their employees with a dynamic work environment…
Added by katie hosmer on December 19, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments
Animal Lace is a spectacular collection of intricate designs developed into the shape of animal busts. The series was created by young artists Linlin and Pierre-Yves Jacques who used 3D printing techniques to develop the wall sculptures out of white polyamide and gloss paint.
By day, the strong white 3D shapes protrude out from the wall in a decorative display.…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on December 19, 2013 at 7:30am — No Comments
In this Water Balloon Light Bulb design, it looks like a tiny little universe has been captured inside a piece of glass. Created by Koichi Suzuno and Shinya Kamuro of Torafu Architects, the clever interior lighting is inspired by the process of filling up a water balloon underneath a faucet. The shapes swell and expand and seem to hang heavily towards the bottom, just…
Added by katie hosmer on December 19, 2013 at 7:00am — No Comments
Set within 12,000 acres of African wilderness, Leobo Private Reserve in South Africa is the epitome of secluded luxury. Located in the Limpop Province, the massive, exclusive villa was designed by award-winning architects Silvio Rech and Lesley Carstens. Up to 26 guests at one time are greeted by a full staff, including private chef, who assist in providing a wonderfully luxurious…
Added by katie hosmer on December 18, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments
Swing Rest is an innovative hanging couch developed by French designer Daniel Pouzet. Created for furniture company Dedon's Island resort, the structure was inspired by high ceilings and an open, airy layout. The basket-like structure can be suspended from any sturdy support system and functions as a couch both outside or indoors. The unique concept creates the sensation of floating and…
Added by katie hosmer on December 16, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
At first glance, you might think these scenes are just rough line drawings along a wall. However, upon closer inspection, it quickly becomes clear that each "illustration" is actually formed out of purposefully arranged wire. Entitled Rough Sketch Products, the series of unique pieces was developed by Tokyo University of the Arts student Daigo Fukawa for his 2013 senior thesis…
Added by katie hosmer on December 11, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
Founded by industrial designer and orthopedic surgeon Scott Summit, the company uses 3D scanning technology to capture an image of the existing leg, and then builds a matching…Continue
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This innovative boat design features the best of both worlds in regards to form and function. Developed by creative studio Formquadrat, FINES is an average-sized boat that folds out into a large recreational space. The design concept includes a slim body for docking as well as practical dimensions for traveling, but then once out on the open water, the hull unfolds into a larger deck area where…
Added by katie hosmer on November 16, 2013 at 1:01pm — No Comments
The High Line in New York City has rapidly developed over the years, becoming quite the spot for tourists and locals alike. Just recently, developers announced the final phase of construction for the 1-mile elevated park, which is built on a historic piece of New York railroad. The plans consist of a nature-filled, rounded structure that will consume a wide area, dubbed the Spur, that extends…
Added by katie hosmer on November 16, 2013 at 8:55am — No Comments
This unique, temporary wooden pavilion seems like the perfect place to wander through and get lost in a daydream. Designed by Amsterdam-based firm FABRIC, Trylletromler is a freestanding fence structure that creates an illusion of motion throughout the King's Garden in Copenhagen.
The title of the piece, Trylletromler, is based off of the Danish word for the zoetrope, a 19th…Continue
Added by katie hosmer on November 12, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
With this fun design, no longer will parents have to distinguish between play time and reading time. The Reading Net, by creative studio Playoffice, is a lively design that encourages learning through playing. The Madrid-based studio transformed the idea of a formal library into this interactive net that can be installed in the home. The unique space provides a happy solution for both…
Added by katie hosmer on November 11, 2013 at 8:30am — No Comments