A 1950s chair design by Vladimir Kagan redesigned in fiberglass by Ralph Pucci. via
Author: Manvi Drona-Hidalgo
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
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
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.
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 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
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.
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