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…
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Founded by industrial designer and orthopedic surgeon Scott Summit, the company uses 3D scanning technology to capture images of each leg and then recreates the existing leg over…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…
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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…
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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
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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…
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In light of the tough housing market throughout the past few years, London-based design firm Two Islands designed this large structure as a universal symbol of the thousands of homes lost to foreclosure. Developed by architect William Villalobos with colleagues Cesc Massanas and Tomas Selva, Mark's House was a 28-foot-tall Tudor-style home that sat high upon a pedestal in a…
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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.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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As of August 2013, visitors to Universal Studios Orlando are invited to step into a giant Springfield USA, the hometown of the Simpsons family. For years, the theme park has been developing the section of the park in honor of the series, which has been on the air since 1989! Basically a life-sized set, the area includes all kinds of references to the show as well as large…
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If you know anything about Grumpy Cat and Boo, then the next time you are planning a party, here is a great idea for some delicious favors. The concept was recently featured on Bakerella, a baking and decorating blog run by Angie Dudley and filled with all kinds of creative sweet treats. When Dudley discovered that Chronicle Books, publisher of her own cake pops book, was…Continue
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A combination of clever design and recycled furniture, this Fish Tank Cabinet by furniture and product designer Dobromila Kruszynska serves as a creative home for your little swimming friends. Inspired by this 16th-century Queen Anne display cabinet, the piece blends the antique, which was originally designed to display porcelain, with contemporary lighting and a sealed water system.
Although not best-suited for large, fast-moving fish, the system works nicely…Continue
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As we've seen in the past, the designers at Studio Drift are always working to bring the miracles of nature into their many innovative creations. Often, their lighting systems involve complex structures organized around the very delicate dandelion. The Amsterdam-based studio says,…
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When Walmart vacated this large warehouse building, the abandoned space sat empty for quite a while before Meyer, Scherer & Rockcastle decided to do something about it. The architecture firm transformed the former retail store, located in McAllen, Texas, into a huge, functioning library.
124,500 square feet of space on one single level now features not only shelves and…Continue
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UK-based illustrator Andy Ward created this Natural History poster series as a way for kids—and everyone—to learn about the animals of the world. Leo the Lion was originally developed for a children's book, but the little guy was set aside and sat on a shelf for almost ten years. Eventually, Ward pulled Leo off the shelf and, along with 15 other African…Continue
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With this new 3D-printed exoskeletal cast idea, the incredibly fun and funky looking design provides a bit of leeway when it comes to scratching that itch halfway down your arm or balancing one leg outside of the shower so as not to get the cast wet. Victoria University of Wellington Architecture and Design school graduate Jake Evill recently developed this concept, called…Continue
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Imagine taking a sip of your hot coffee or tea, only to come across a sugary skull peering out at you through the dark liquid. In a sleepy morning haze, such an unexpected moment could be quite startling. Snow Violent thought this kind of surprise would be an entertaining way to start your day. So the artist developed these Sugar Skulls, a series of skull-and-bones shaped…Continue
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