Archive for ‘Design’

September 20, 2011

USA Needs This!


If this comes to the US it’s over for me. Full hibernation mode. You couldn’t tell me nothing. We do have sleep areas in the States but they are NOTHING like this, its more like a kindergarten “nap-time” set up. Bitch I’m grown, give me a room and some privacy.

Originally conceptualized in 2009. Russian architects Arch Group have completed the first of their tiny hotel rooms for napping at airports. The Sleepbox unit at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo airport contains two beds and can be rented for between 30 minutes and several hours. Sleepbox, a personal, rentable, portable box with a bed and outlets to juice up your gadgets. It is constructed from ash-veneered MDF, although future units could instead be made from metal or glass-reinforced plastic. It is the perfect private rest stop for any airport, features include up to three beds, sockets for charging up gadgets, luggage storage space under the bed, LED-reading lamps, electric-driven blinds, Wi-Fi, safety deposit box and even a touchscreen TV.
Available options include:
Matted film on windows with changing transparency
Mood lighting – LED lamps with changing light colors
Built-in media block (TV, touch-screen monitor)
Wi-Fi router
Alarm, intercom
Safe deposit box
Built-in payment station with magnetic keys

More photos below.

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September 2, 2011

Video: The Minimalist Bicycle

Salute to designer Joey Ruiter at Inner City Bikes for this idea.

It is a sci-fi cycle with the essentials only: an aluminum frame, freewheel rear hub, 36-inch tires, disc brakes, custom-fit cranks, and a seat. Not even a chain or drive train.

Priced between $3,000-5,000

August 24, 2011

A Shelf’s Shelf

Typeshelf design

The Typeshelf is a part of a new series by designer Ufuk Keskin called flat objects designed for Thirtyfive Creative Works, an up and coming design studio in NYC that specializes in creating simple and clever products. This series takes 2D objects and with interaction from the user transforms those objects in to 3D functioning products.

Typeshelf design

Typeshelf design

Typeshelf design

Typeshelf design

Seen: Dtail

July 9, 2011

Viking Bathboat by Wieki Somers

Bathboat by Wieki Somers design

A sense of nostalgia and Nordic pride goes hand and hand with this artfully crafted bathboat. Only if we had these when I younger. Taking a bath in this would really make us feel like we’re about pillage and plunder some poor sap’s land.

Seen: Dtail

June 4, 2011

Read Your Book Case!

Read your Books Shelf

Designed by Eva Alessandrini and Roberto Saporiti for the Saporiti firm.

Props: LikeCool

May 27, 2011

iLove: Japanese Architecture

Nothing crazy, just simple and clean.

Another small scale (and small budget) Japanese wood house spotted on Dezeen: the Small Box House is built on the western hillside of Mt. Moiwa, overlooking the city of Sapporo. The architects designed the space to have a barnlike feel with separate living areas (the owners plan to open a cafe on the premises in the future). To see more of the firm’s work, go to Akasaka Shinichiro Atelier.

Seen: Remodelista

May 24, 2011

Nike Chairman Mark Parker’s Treasure Chest Of An Office

Nike chairman Mark Parker’s office is a sport fanatic and hipster’s wet dream rolled into one. Talk about nostalgia. Out of all the offices I’ve seen, whether its Google, Skype, or the Nike Campus, this one takes the cake. I’ve never enjoyed looking at so many dope collectors items in one sitting.


More after the jump.

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March 30, 2011

The Ritz-Carlton Hong Kong: Highest Hotel In The World

The Ritz-Carlton, Hong Kong yesterday announced the opening of their 16th property in Asia, which boasts the title of “highest hotel in the world.” Located at the very top of the International Commerce Centre (ICC) in Hong Kong and occupying floors 102 to 118, the hotel takes the honors away from the current title holder in Dubai.

“The opening of this landmark hotel in Hong Kong is the culmination of many years of hard work and dedication to delivering the very best product, facilities and service in this international gateway city,” said Herve Humler, president and chief operations officer of The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C.

More pics after the jump.

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March 23, 2011

Would You Work Here?

Skype’s Modern Palo Alto Office design

Welcome to Skype’s Palo Alto office. Pretty dope isn’t it? Is Skype’s office better than Google’s in the UK though?

Skype recently hired architecture and interior design firm Blitz to renovate their current 54,000 sq ft space in Palo Alto. Their primary goal was to create a world-class office that would differentiate themselves from their Bay Area competitors. Ultimately, they want to recruit the best talent in the field.

The new space reflects Skype’s spirit of innovation in a highly functional yet creative workplace designed to encourage interaction and spontaneity. Specific acoustic requirements were made in order to support the audio and video capabilities of their 250 employees. The project is seeking LEED Silver certification.

Skype’s Modern Palo Alto Office design

More pics after the jump

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March 23, 2011

Mini Cities From Muji

Tokyo City in a Bag

Tokyo in a Bag; $14 at Muji.

London City in a Bag

London in a Bag; $14.

Paris City in a Bag

Paris in a Bag; $14.

Via: Remodelista

March 23, 2011

Event: West Elm x Etsy x Remodelista in NYC

RSVP by Monday the 28th.

March 21, 2011

LeBron James And Furniture?

In WTF news, LeBron James has a furniture line called Home Court by LeBron. The line is catered towards kids, you have to admit, the guy knows how to keep his brand relevant in all aspects. If you have any interest you purchase this line at Value City & American Signature stores.

Shouts: TO

March 17, 2011

Manhattan’s $90 Million Townhouse

This place is ridiculously big, it looks like Queen Elizabeth should be staying here instead of some yuppie. *shrugs*


This French Gothic townhouse in Manhattan has just hit the market for a whopping $90 million, and that makes it New York’s priciest pad to date. The 35-foot-wide townhouse at 4 East 80th Street was built in 1916 for the middle daughter Helena (Mrs. Charles) McCann of American retail tycoon Frank Winfield Woolworth. Late gym mogul Lucille Roberts bought the townhouse in 1995 for $6 million. Now, her family has put the home on the market. If you think the asking price is too much, you can also rent it for a cool $210,000 a month.

More pics after the jump.

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March 8, 2011

Sculptured Staircase by Alex Haw x Atmos Studio


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Via: Atmos

March 4, 2011

Kitchens In Loft Spaces

The Hoeber loft in Philadelphia by QB3 Design

The Soho loft of Natalya Kashper of DUB Studios

The London loft of Ochre partner Solange de la Fouchardière

Dutch artist Paula Leen’s loft kitchen in Amsterdam

A Los Angeles loft by Tommy and Kathleen Clements of the Melrose Project

Seen: Remodelista

February 20, 2011

Vertical Gardens by Michael Hellgren

Michael Hellgren:

The project at the new Replay concept store in Florence was completed in spring 2009. The vertical garden is a part of an ecological theme developed by the architects. It covers a 7m high L-shaped wall in the 3-storey boutique.

The garden is inspired by the undergrowth of a temperate forest, similar to what could be found in the lower parts of the hills not too far away from the city of Florence. Although as with any indoor garden, the plants themselves are of mostly of tropical origin to do well in the indoor climate. The overall picture is a soft, yet dense and fresh greenery, with some small-flowering plants like lanterns on top of the darker background. A picture that shall remind of the undergrowth in springtime, when it has had time to grow before the leaves of the canopy have fully developed and absorbed all incoming light.

There is a base of plants with medium sized leaves, like Aglaonema, Philodendron, Syngonium, Microsorum and a few other ferns as well. Within this framework, there are solitary species with stronger characters – like Begonia, Asparagus and Peperomia – some that are flowering, others with special colored or textured leaves. Usually, not too many solitary species are necessary to give the garden a distinct character, and actually a sparse use of these plants may better bring out their unique qualities.
As the wall is used as background for displaying the brands jeans products, hanging close to the wall, there is a limited space for using more voluminous plants. Thus, the size and growth habit were important criteria when choosing the plants.

More of his projects after the jump.

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February 20, 2011

Card Case Swag

Extremely cool and newly designed business card cases. Made by Masakage and Norio Tanno

via | kitka

February 18, 2011

Logomo Cafe

From the mind of Tobias Rehberger, comes this mind-bending and cataract-inducing installation his collaborated with Artek. He transforms the interior of a cafe in Finland into this brain-fuckery. Come to find out this is Rehberger’s second time doing an installation like this. Prior to his latest, the designer created a visually disorientating environment for the cafeteria at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni. Regardless, although I think its brilliant, I would never eat there while hungover.

The Rehberger installation will be on view December 18, 2011 at the Logomo Cafe in Turku, Finland.

via | coolhunting

February 11, 2011

How Do Your Books Stack Up?

Take a look at some of the more creative and elegant book casings or shelves from around the country.
Vanessa De Vargas / Turquoise L.A. eclectic dining room