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..
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..
Ever wonder what it would be like to live in a transparent house? Well, the couple living in House NA probably know it first-hand, as the home, designed by Sou Fujimoto Architects pretty much breaks all the rules of privacy. In a total of 914 square feet, the house is a series of 21 floor plates at varying heights ..read more..
With China’s urban population growing, there is an inevitable increase in energy consumption and, thus, in environmental concern. Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut, who is known for his ideas of re-framing urbanity in a useful and creative way, has developed a concept to bring natural ecosystems into cities with his design for Farmscrapers (eco-friendly alternatives to skyscrapers.) Vincent’s project ..read more..
A cool and playful still life project which visualizes the different forms of renewable energy. Each image features a glass tank which houses the different energy sources, from Solar, Nuclear, Wind, Geothermal and Tidal as seen in the main image above.
It’s starting to look like I am on some sort of bohemian rant, but man, there are just so many cool things about the Woodstock era. Like the book Woodstock Handmade Houses - Published in 1974, the book explores the bohemian homes built among the wooded hills of Woodstock, America. The houses are built by artists, craftsman and thinkers full ..read more..
Every now and then I see such cool handcrafted tools, reminding me how deep I am playing in the digital sandpit. John Neeman Tools, a small crew of craftsmen (3) from Latvia, put up a video a few months back titled The Birth Of A Tool. It showed how they make their tools by hand, ..read more..
Inspired by the nuclear disaster at Fukushima in Japan, Swedish artist Hilda Hellström is creating dishes made from Japanese radioactive soil. Hellström got started by contacting Naoto Matsumura, the last person still living in the evacuation zone, to collect soil from contaminated rice fields. Living day to day with Matsumura, Hellström extracted soil from three ..read more..