Uhuru, like the Shakers, believe “beauty rests on utility.” Their work aims towards sustainability, lasting appeal, and quality. The Bilge Lounge is a chair constructed from reclaimed bourbon barrels and the spring suspension leafs from used trucks.
The Leaf chapel by Klein Dytham sits within the grounds of the Risonare hotel resort in Kobuchizawa, a refreshingly green setting with beautiful views to the southern Japanese Alps, Yatsugatuke peaks and Mt.Fuji.
Nice graphic profile for Magnusson Fine Wine, by Stockholm Design Lab. MFW is a high tech wine bank that offers the most advanced wine cellar in Sweden. The wine bank was designed by Thomas Eriksson Arkitekter.
A wind tunnel by Renzo Piano, assembly lines by Jean Nouvel, and a restaurant by MDN (Marco Visconti & Partners) - Ferrari has invested more than €200,000,000 since 1997 for the renovation of their facilities in Maranello, Italy.
The last 50 years of industrial fishing have reduced worldwide populations of large predatory fish - sharks, swordfish and tuna by 90%. Check out this piece that touches on ways to change the rules to save marine fish population.
Molecular Mixology ~ Art + Science + Drinks = Liquids taking the forms of liquid filled spheres, cotton candy, gels, dusts, sorbets, foams, infusions and more. See the collection of links at Liqurious!
Weird and creepy Nike commercial narrated in Italian where soccer stars such as Ronaldo, Kluivert and Maldini among others, do battle in the Roman Coliseum against the forces of evil. The ad, albeit creepy, is very entertaining.
The Spork is a knife, spoon and fork combined in a single, one-piece utensil. Designed by Scandinavian designer Joachim Nordwall (for Light My Fire), the Spork is a simple elegant design that is practical and almost sexy.
The Turku Central Library designed by Finnish JKMM Architects looks like a Scandinavian library should look. Huge windows, light colors and materials typical to the area. But why the French, Pierre Paulin Orange Slice, chairs?
The NesTable is a clever update on the TV tray. Not only is the height adjustable, the angle of the surface is as well. It even promises to make working from a lounge chair or sofa ergonomic. Here’s to that.
Though known as the designer for Black Sheep and Prodigal Son, Derrick Cruz has another line to boast about: Dark Momentos. The accessories brand won a 2007 Gen Art award,and most recently, landed on the heartthrobs of Gossip Girl.