giant grass creates froute pod for glamorous camping


'froute pod' intends to evoke a sense of serene peace, allure and connection with nature using bamboo, recycled pallets and water proof canvas.

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۷ Daring Geometric Houses Around the World

profile house facade exterior

To shield an addition and new courtyard for a bungalow in greater Melbourne, architect Anthony Clarke fitted its facade with strips of rough-sawn Victorian ash. The roof line is features jagged, geometric shapes.

 

۵ Homes that Make Going Off-the-Grid Look Good

Maison Reciprocity mezzanine.

Created by students at the Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina, this prefab home concept features an energy-efficient insulated envelope, and systems to collect rainwater and solar energy—details that helped earn it first prize in Electrical Energy Balance competition at the 2014 Solar Decathlon Europe in Versailles.

Image courtesy of Jason Flakes.

Living off the grid doesn't have to mean doing without—unless, of course, that's exactly what you're after. From a tiny powerless writer's shed to a chic prefab family getaway in these five structures show, it's completely possible to cut the utility cord in style thanks to clever green technology like solar panels, rainwater catchment systems, and energy-efficient insulation. 

 

frame the artist in you with hand crafted PORTRAIT eyewear


PORTRAIT glasses are handmade in italy, featuring designs influenced by vintage aesthetics, passion, emerging artists and contemporary style.

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۵ Budget-Friendly Home Makeovers

Oslo hallway with blue-painted laundry room door

A pair of designers in Oslo looked high and low for cost-effective materials to remake their cramped late-19th-century apartment into a modern family home. The couple built their 12-foot-long Norwegian spruce bench from wood milled on their family farm outside the city. 

Image courtesy of Hans Petter.
 

۵ Incredibly Clever Renovations

Toronto Contrast House Exterior

A ۱,۸۵۰-square-foot Victorian in Toronto was smartly renovated by DUBBELDAM architecture + design. The team juxtaposed the home’s 125-year-old red brick façade with vertical, black-stained cedar cladding at the back. “We wanted to celebrate the old alongside the new,” Heather Dubbeldam says.

Image courtesy of Bob Gundu.
 

۸ Reasons to Love Hand-Blown Glass

Sculptural pendant light available in several colors

An inspired lighting source, the Trove Pendant is a sculptural glass hanging light. The pendant is a part of Niche Modern’s new Crystalline Collection of lights, which embraces fresh, bright colors alongside boldly defined angles. Available in a fleet of inviting colors, each Trove Glass Pendant is blown by hand in New York. 

 

The Retailers of American-Made Design: The Commons

Charred Bookends by Moran Woodworked at The-Commons

What is the average run size of the products you sell?  

It varies; we may work with All Roads Design for a one-off handwoven piece. Jacob Bromwell has been operating since 1819 and, while it still makes things by hand, it clearly has the production process dialed in to supply large orders. Charred Bookends by Moran Woodworked, $275.

Image courtesy of The-Commons.
 

SANAA selected to renovate and extend shiga’s museum of modern art


SANAA kazuyo sejima ryue nishizawa museum of modern art shiga japan 04 01 2015

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Polka Dots & Splashes of Spots in Home Decor

Dots of all sorts can be used to add  fresh eye appeal to interior spaces from the living room to the bath. Need just a pop of pattern on the sofa? Try a jaunty polk dot pillow. Want to add a splash of color and pattern on the bedroom floor? A chic new rug with [...]
 



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