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Author: Jeremy Levine

A Haunted Chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
A Haunted Chair

The idea of the ‘ghost in the machine’ is translated into furniture by the design duo, Design Drift.  Tiny air bubbles trace the 3d outline of a fluid shape embedded in a hard plexiglass chair.  Ghost, by Design Drift, treats the hard chair as an invisible container for the ephemeral — Continue reading

The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel
The World’s First Open Source Restaurant

A recipe is a set of instructions.  So is piece of software.  Open Source Software is the practice of sharing a piece of functional code with any one who want to use, it, improve it, or alter in any way they see fit…as long as they in turn share their — Continue reading

The Shanghai World Expo 2010

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Local + Travel, News + Events + Contests
The Shanghai World Expo 2010

The Macau Pavilion by Carlos Marreiros. Shanghai is buzzing with activity.  There’s nothing unusual about that.  Its always buzzing with activity. But this time its buzzing with architectural activity. Countries from around the world have built-and are building- pavilions for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  These pavilions give architectural expression to each nation’s — Continue reading

Three Dimensional Graphics

Categories: Art + Graphics, Fashion + Trends
Three Dimensional Graphics

Die-cutting, edge printing, embossed lettering…these are the terms of trade for the print maker.  In a time when the printed word is being eased out by the digital version, letterpress printing seems like a throwback to another era.  On the other hand, manually printed graphics on a paper offers a — Continue reading

Form and Function Meet Once Again

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Form and Function Meet Once Again

Fruit Warehouse by Assadi +Pulido,  Santiago, Chile The problem:  how to store fresh fruit after its been picked, but before its taken to market.  The fruit must be protected from insects, yet well ventilated.  Rotting fruit must be isolated from good fruit.  The fruit crates must stack neatly inside,  The — Continue reading

A Design for Design

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Design for Design

Its only natural that a design museum should be well designed. That’s the least we can expect. But Ron Arad’s Design Museum in Holon, Israel defies expectations.
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Vertical Farming

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Sustainability
Vertical Farming

What once seemed mere fantasy is becoming a reality as architects look to vertical farms in our cities.
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Social Media for Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, Fashion + Trends
Social Media for Architects

Finally, architects and those interested in architecture have a social space on the web all to their own.  Architizer is a social media platform for architects to share their work.  The intuitive interface makes browsing through architecture projects a fluid and immersive process.  Its easy to dive in and lose — Continue reading

The Open Source Car

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Sustainability
The Open Source Car

A consortium of Dutch universities and organizations have partnered together to create C,mm,n – an open source community to design a better electric car
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The Power of Symmetry

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Power of Symmetry

In an era in which architecture has made a point of avoiding the calm order of symmetrical forms in favor of an edgier less ordered possibility of asymmetry– Foster’s British Museum addition seems positively radical.
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Fish in the Sky

Categories: Art + Graphics, Local + Travel
Fish in the Sky

Designer:  The Nothing Design Group Project:  Fish in the Sky  -  Installation – 2008 Location:  Amsterdam A school of transparent Dutch herring float along a pedestrian path by a river.  Tethered to thin posts, as if caught by a fishing rod, these plastic herring function as weather vanes.

The Ring House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Ring House

Built in a dense forest the Ring House is a glass box wrapped in horizontal stripes of burnt cedar.
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Concrete Slit House

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Concrete Slit House

The Concrete Slit House in Nanjing, China by architect Zhang Lei Surrounded by traditional Chinese brick homes, the Concrete Slit House takes the iconic house shape and strips it down to its essential form.  Zhang creates a solid minimalist block and then subtracts deep set openings, including a zig-zag cut that seems — Continue reading

Sustainably Grown Bicycles

Categories: Sustainability
Sustainably Grown Bicycles

The Problem:  How to build bicycles cheaply, using sustainable materials. The Solution:  The Bamboo Bike Project. Grow the materials used to make the bike frame out of native bamboo and teach these skills to local communities. The Designers:  A collective of designers and engineers at Columbia University

A Bridge Across the Landscape

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
A Bridge Across the Landscape

A house that fits the landscape like a glove
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Rustic Modernism

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Rustic Modernism

Rustic modernism, sounds like an oxymoron, but Swiss architect Lauren Savoiz, plays with the aesthetic tension in his renovation of the Roduit House, in Chamoson, Switzerland.
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Yellow Submarine. Sort of.

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Yellow Submarine.  Sort of.

Project: Architecture Office Location: Wooded environs of Madrid, Spain. Architects:  Selgas Cano Description:  The self-designed office of Selgas Cano sits submerged into the forest floor like a submarine.  The project slyly erases the barrier between inside and outside by using a combination of strategies:  a super thin membrane, large expanses — Continue reading

Bike Dispenser

Categories: Fashion + Trends, Local + Travel, Sustainability
Bike Dispenser

The Bikedispenser is described by its Dutch designers as a mobility solution.  Members purchase a card that is swiped through the machine, dispensing them a bicycle for up to 24 hours for about $3.75. Imagine if such the Bikedispenser, I mean mobility solution, was installed in every large city.  Bicycles — Continue reading

Design Solves Problems

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
Design Solves Problems

A mobile shelter for the homeless
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The Urban Shed

Categories: Architecture + Interiors, News + Events + Contests, Sustainability
The Urban Shed

A competition to re-design the urban sidewalk shed used to protect pedestrians from falling construction debris.
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