Your House is a beautiful combination of book and ornate paper cut. Designed by Olafur Eliasson. As you flip through the book the die cuts change and morph altering the layout of the rooms within the house. This extremely imaginative work reminds me of the Paper Under the Knife exhibit from Museum of Art and Design here in NYC, which displayed cut paper artworks of amazing variety.
Building a single family house on a small urban lot has so many restrictions and the level of difficulty to keep a project within a feasible budget is next to impossible. A small house a bit under 900 square feet offers a nice level of open plan living without doors, but ensures privacy and division through narrowing hallways and deliberately placed nooks. The architects who designed this house are ninkipen! a small Japanese based studio.
(via ArchDaily »)
This new house built in a pine forest in Brandenburg was designed to fit in with it surroundings both natural and manmade. In contrast it has details that make certain aspects stick out, such as the white painted window framing, which alludes to the stark white interior. The design of Waldhaus was carried out by Atelier St. I think by far my favorite part has to be the kitchen. It is the only part of the house where the raw color and texture of wood has been left and I think it really brightens up and makes that room feel more lively.
(via SUBTILITAS »)
There are so many great details, which work together to make this house so functional. I can’t tell what idea I like better in this design by Mell Lawrence Architects, whether it is the puppy window, or the concrete steps. Also the artist studio on the property would be an amazing workspace to run a design studio from.
(via SUBTILITAS »)
I want to apologize for how out of season this is, but I just came across it and thought it was a great example of unique app. design. Surprisingly enough I have come to find out that the Martha Stewart camp has put out a range a interesting apps. We don’t celebrate easter in my family, but that won’t stop me from downloading this little gem. Check out more of the screens over at the iTunes Store.
(via Design Dust »)
The melding of the history of this structure and the beautiful modern renovation is in my eyes a great illustration of Swiss culture and design both past and present. My favorite part are the exposed aged beams from the original structure. This perfect little cabin high up in the alps was designed by Personeni Raffaele Schärer and the amazing photos were shot by Tonatiuh Ambrosetti.
(via WANKEN »)
Branding starts with a good idea, but is made with a great name and completed with perfectly executed design. Costa Chica in my opinion is a wonderful idea, a playful name and has impeccable design done by Savvy Studio. I wish this restaurant was in my town I would definitely pop in there for some Mexican food.
(via Designspiration »)
Eames and Neutraface are contemporary typefaces based on classic design inspiration with some well deserved updates. The timeless numbers from these two fonts are now available as ceramic house numbers made in collaboration with House Industries and Heath Ceramics.
(via Daily Icon »)
I am really digging this video promoting the new book My Cool Campervan. The styling and everything is so summery and fun. Makes me want my own little campervan. You can pick the book up over on Amazon.
(via M Stetson »)
I don’t think I am alone in having wonderful memories of enamelware plates and mugs from camping adventures during childhood. Falcon Enamelware has been making the same great line of products 1920 and is going to be releasing some new stuff this year. Their utterly classic pieces are part utilitarian part high design home goods. Their bright blue rim along with the crisp white are perfect. Enough about the dishes though. Morse Studio of our very own New York City has recently launched a new website and on it is some amazing work including a holistic rebrand for none other than Falcon Enamelware. They also art directed some seriously delicious food photography by Sam Stowell.
(via September Industry »)
Richard Barnes photos are rather surreal, capturing a side of museums that most of us will never see. The behind the scenes work that goes into the exhibits we see in the Museum of Natural History are a work of art unto themselves.
I can pretty positively say I have hated ten in every nine vases I have seen, but the fresh thinking here is great. These vases made out of a combination of cast concrete and steel framing would make a great balance in a sleek modern home. They add a level of texture and idiosyncrasy. Check out some of the process sketches behind these great designs from Thinkk Studio after the jump. All the designs for this project were created while Decha Archjananun of Thinkk Studio was studying at the amazing design program at University of Art and Design Lausanne.
(via Minimalissimo »)
Lådan is one of those modernist designs that supersedes age and becomes timeless. It’s name translates as box, but even in it’s practiced simplicity it holds a certain comfort and warmth that only a true legend like Ralph Erskine could envision. Elements that really make this design come alive are the ones that break out of the minimal palette and inject some whimsical shapes and textures into the house.
(via SUBTILITAS »)
If there was ever a time to trade in the tumblr blogs you follow for new kind of blog porn it’s now. Type Everything is equal parts type porn and resource with posts ranging from such a wide array of periods contemporary and vintage to futuristic and experimental. This is a place where your fetish for terminals can really run wild.
(via Public School »)
Many new parks are springing up around the globe inspired by our very own High Line. The linear and narrative qualities of a park like the High Line have value in an infinite number of settings, and can really help to shape a fresh view on your surrounding. Pictured here is the Red Ribbon Park in Qinhuangdao, China. A red bench winds it’s way through the park as a continuous element and from a far begins to feel quite a bit more like a ribbon than a piece of architecture. Repurposing and renewing old and decrepit city spaces and infrastructure seems to be an explosive new city planning objective world wide.
(via Architizer »)
This is a nice short animation by Jurjen Versteeg for a graduation project for this year. The animation poses as a title sequence for a fictitious documentary about the history of the title sequence.
(via Surfstation »)
I saw this video a few months, but after watching it for a second time I realized how much I love the ingenuity behind it. Such a smart mechanism applied to street art could only come from a genius creator like Akay. Robo Rainbow is part of a collection of objects designed by the Swedish street artist called instruments of mass destruction.
“instruments of mass destruction (complicated technical solution to aide in simple acts of vandalism)”
Since TeuxDeux went beta I was lucky enough to have a user account and that was more or less the end of my paper todo list writing. I wax nostalgic looking at Desk-It whose design and format makes me miss the feeling of scratching out my tasks on paper. You can pick Desk-It up from Poketo for a reasonable $10.
(via swissmiss »)
On Madeleine Island on Lake Superior Lazor Office constructed a vacation house called Week’nder Prefab. With a simple layout, galvanized steel roofing, and a small footprint this design is a great solution for the small budget of a vacation house. You can tell that after creating the FlatPak House Lazor has cracked the code of simple prefab construction.
(via Jetson Green »)