Onigiri House, by NKS Architects, was designed and built for an elderly couple in the Japanese countryside. The 'quasi-triangle' tube shaped house is built entirely of cedar normally used for ship scaffolding. And I totally want to live there.
Mens Vogue fashion director Stephen Watson and photographer Raymond Meier's stunning photo shoot, showing off the best in diving watches. Each shot was done inside actual tanks at the Monterey Bay Aquarium.
"Made from solid oak with an exquisitely crafted rosetan crepe interior. Ideal for that rather mellow six feet under feeling." Kind of a creepy ad, but I guess if you are trying to sell coffins it is just going to be creepy no matter what.
"My son had ideas of his own. Obay put a stop to that. From the makers of WhyBecauseISaidSo." - ads have been inescapable in Toronto! and thanks to a submission i found out who is behind it while i was posting pics!
With the aim if designing a Swedish functional house, Landström Arkitekter drew the Swedish ambassadors humble abode in Pretoria. A great 700 square meter building filled to the brim with the best Swedish design.
Quickly before i'm off to sleep... here are some quick pics from tonights Opening Gala for IDS08 (the Toronto Interior Design Show) - acrobats, chocolate radiators, the veuve/porsche vertical limit (in person!)...
the LED Cellphone Concept by Tao ma, incorporates hundreds of LEDs, all of which are used to create the cellphone's striking UI. Check out the gallery to see a cellphone your plastic white MacBook would fall head over heels for.
Art House is sending 500 sketchbooks around the world. Artists fill them up based on the theme of "how to save the world" and send them back. Then they are going to host an exhibition at their gallery in Atlanta, Ga in which all of the books will be included in.
More art coming out in support for Obama ~ this time Upper Playground and the Date Farmers created a campaign poster to be mass-distributed on offset posters throughout Texas... and limited editions for sale.
Porcelain cup with a sparkling solitaire diamond (Swarovski crystal) ring! 2-Carat Cup is packed in an elegant oversize jewelry box, so when you present it as a gift, all you see is the ring! [also seen in post #4827]