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vladimir kagan chair by ralph pucci

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
vladimir kagan chair by ralph pucci

A 1950s chair design by Vladimir Kagan redesigned in fiberglass by Ralph Pucci. via

bee-hive for UN memorial site

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
bee-hive for UN memorial site

A competition seeking designs for a UN memorial was recently held in city of chungju in south korea. UK based architectural firm Acme's design won third place. The structure is built from individual hexagonal cells on the exterior as well as throughout the interior that come together to form a — Continue reading

bloom chair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
bloom chair

Love Kenneth Cobonpue's latest design- the bloom chair. Its design, inspired by a blooming flower is gorgeous and looks really comfortable. Made using micro-fiber, resin and steel, the bloom chair's design reflects form and function at its best. And with winter just around the corner, I'd love to cozy up — Continue reading

Olympic Stadium in Russia

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Olympic Stadium in Russia

Populous, are the designers for the 2014 Winter Olympic Stadium in Russia. The stadium which can accommodate upto 40,000 people and features a crystallized translucent skin that will envelop it when full. Read more about the stadium here.

Library in Kazakhstan by BIG Architects

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Library in Kazakhstan by BIG Architects

BIG Architects are designing a new library in Astana, Kazakhstan that will house not just books but space and time as well. Even more interesting is the building's design. Its disk-like structure comprises four archetypes – the circle, the rotunda, the arch and the yurt, each of which merge to — Continue reading

Lazerian’s new table collection

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Lazerian’s new table collection

  Lazerian’s experimentation with plywood over the past two years has culminated in the creation of a new collection of furniture. The Mensa Table Collection. Starting from a hands on exploration of plywood, Richard Sweeney and Liam Hopkins created a series of models with various connecting methods, including bolting and — Continue reading

The Interlace in Singapore

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Interlace in Singapore

Office of Metropolitan Architecture designed this interlaced grid of apartment blocks in Singapore. Known as The Interlace, the urban design takes into account micro-climate, wind and solar resources and boasts lush rooftop gardens where residents can gather. The Interlace will house 1040 luxury residential units. read more herevia inhabitat

The Shard in London

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
The Shard in London

Construction of a new 72-storey skyscraper, The Shard, in London by Renzo Piano Building Workshop  has begun. The Shard, on the banks of river Thames, will be a 1004 feet (306 mts) high building as part of a new development known as the London Bridge Quarter. Keeping with the global — Continue reading

burnham pavillion by zaha hadid in chicago

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
burnham pavillion by zaha hadid in chicago

As part of the Burnham Plan Centennial celebrations, Zaha Hadid Architects designed one of the two Burnham Pavilions. The Burnham Plan Centennial is all about celebrating the bold plans and big dreams of Daniel Burnham’s visionary Plan of Chicago.  It’s about reinvention and improvement on an urban scale and about — Continue reading

modern noah ark?

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
modern noah ark?

NOAH, which stands for New Orleans Arcology Habitat, is a 30 million square foot GINORMOUS building that will float on the Mississippi river. Arcology, is an off spring of architecture and ecology, essentially a mega city housing a vast population. This pyramidal hyper-structure is part of the rebuilding of New — Continue reading

Flower Tower

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
Flower Tower

Architect Edouard Francois has created a unique apartment building in Paris. The exterior of this tower is covered with potted bamboo plants on all sides. The plants are lined along the kitchen, living room and bedroom balconies and fed and watered automatically through artificial stems running inside the metal balustrades — Continue reading

Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ladder by Casimir Meubelen

Belgian designer Casimir recently presented the new series of storage furniture Ladder N1. Designer Casimir’s starting point for this series was yet another familiar object and archetypal design.     The ladder’s original form and function – a movable stairway – and an immovable shelving unit have now been merged — Continue reading

Ring Ring

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
Ring Ring

Love this minimal magazine rack made from nickel plated steel rings by Black + Blum. Thoughtful Father's Day gift perhaps? Also see wall mounted magazine rack here.

modern tea set by Gaia Gino

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
modern tea set by Gaia Gino

Modern creations by Gaia & Gino. More modern products by this Turkish design house here.

Milan Furniture Fair

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, News + Events + Contests
Milan Furniture Fair

My picks from the Milan Furniture Fair 2009. Masters Chair by Philippe Stark for Kartel Vegetal Chairs by Ronan and Erwan Bouroullec for Vitra Brave New World lamp by Freshwest at mooi.comMore here.

portable espresso machine

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
portable espresso machine

For the caffeine addicts amongst us, Mypressie brings us TWIST, a hand-held espresso machine.     TWIST produces quality espresso rivaling traditional machines while giving espresso lovers unparalleled convenience and portability. The world's truly portable espresso machine. Just add hot water and coffee. A pneumatic engine also ensures coffee without — Continue reading

modern entertainer’s home

Categories: Architecture + Interiors
modern entertainer’s home

I am such a sucker for modern homes like this. Rising Glen is an astonishing 4 bedroom, 4.5 bath entertainer's home set on over 1/2 acre above sunset plaza. Open, minimal, elemental indoor-outdoor living areas make this such an inspiring home.   Apart from the modern architecture highlights of this — Continue reading

Brothers Dressler at Koma Design Collective

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
Brothers Dressler at Koma Design Collective

Brothers Dresseler are twin woodworkers Jason and Lars Dressler. They build furniture and other objects with a respect for material, process and craftsmanship and are always looking for opportunities to repurpose and upcycle salvaged objects. They produce all their custom work out of their woodshop in Toronto, Canada. Brothers Dressler — Continue reading

could you pass the salt please?

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects
could you pass the salt please?

Spotted at the New York Gift Fair were these chic salt shakers. In sets of 12, each guest can have their own shaker at arm's length, eliminating tabletop mishaps. They would make excellent hostess and mother's day gifts. Available here.

recycled water bottle lampshade

Categories: Modern Decor + Objects, Sustainability
recycled water bottle lampshade

UK based Sarah Tuner creatively turns waste drink bottles into lampshades for her ReDesign Collection. Woohoo for eco-friendly lampshades! These lampshades along with several other design objects are currently being exhibited at the Ideal Home Show London. You can vote for these to win the Concept Product of Year by — Continue reading