The Act Romegialli Architects designed this incredible camouflaged “Green Box” garage in the Raethian Alps. Within the Green Box you can find a cooking area, gardening space and common dining and socializing area. Materials have purposely been left rough and simple; galvanized steel for the kitchen, larch planks for flooring and big sliding doors, windows ..read more..
Ever wonder what Disney characters would look like if they were modern day college students? Illustrator and Rubén B. Caballero re-styled some of his favorite Disney characters as college students. Aside from putting them in modern clothes, he assigned them to various clubs and sports that would go along with their character. Aladdin loves breakdancing ..read more..
Chinese artist Zhang Xiangxi has find an awesome way to re-purpose old tv’s into dioramas of what some of his old rooms used to look like – his workspace in Guangzhou, the workers’ dormitory he once lived in, his parent’s sitting room and even the interior of a train carriage. The artist says, “I like ..read more..
This is a cool little video by BuzzFeed that show’s how much food $5 can get you in various countries. While the results are not exactly shocking, (i.e. you can get a lot more food for $5 in Ethiopia than you can in the U.S.), the video provides a clever cost-of-living visualization.
Designed by Sophie de Oliveira Barata, these bespoke alternative limbs celebrate the wearer’s disability rather than trying to hide it, evidence, perhaps, of a long-awaited shift in broader cultural and media attitudes. Sophie, who studied special effects prosthetics at London Arts University, set up her own studio after eight years working for one of the ..read more..
Finding apartment furniture can be a challenge and in a world where “one-of-a-kind” products are becoming scarce, the Williamsburg based furniture design company “Recycled Brooklyn” draws attention to the value and uniqueness of recycling, reusing and bringing back the handmade object. Recycled Brooklyn likes to “make stuff out of other stuff,” using reclaimed wood, recycled ..read more..
Giving a whole new meaning to the term flower power, artist Sonia Rentsch defuses the powers of modern weaponry by constructing guns, grenades and bullets completely from organic objects in her latest series Harm Less. The shape and form of each piece are really convincing, yet I also enjoy the obviousness of each plant chosen to resemble ..read more..
Toyota and French designer Jean-Marie Massaud designed the perfect “anti-excess” car that that beautifully strips the automobile down to its basic core. The ultra-light ME.WE Car has been designed to reframe consumer expectations, showing a warm concern for personal well-being and a simpler conceptualization of the automobile, asserting utmost efficiency and no-extras package. Unlike most ..read more..