third generation ŠKODA superb shows brand’s exciting design language


with generous dimensions, advanced assistance safety systems and environmental yet powerful EU6 engines, the ŠKODA 'superb' unveiled at a world premier in prague, czech republic.

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Personal Spaces: It’s All About the Light (13 photos)

You don’t need to be a photographer or an artist to know how important natural light is — we all crave light, sun-filled spaces. So whether you’re planning to build your dream home from scratch or are looking for creative ways to boost the light in your current space, allow these...

 

Szczecin Philharmonic Hall in Poland captured in new photographs by Hufton + Crow

These new shots by Hufton + Crow provide an in-depth look at the pointy profile and expansive interiors of the Polish concert hall that was recently shortlisted for the Mies van der Rohe Award 2015 and this year's Designs of the Year (+ slideshow). (more…)

 

۱۰ Countertop Mashups for the Kitchen (10 photos)

Mixing materials for kitchen countertops has many benefits. For one, you can save money by using a less expensive material for your perimeter countertops while splurging on something more luxurious for an island top. Plus, mixing materials is a great way to add visual interest to your kitchen and avoid...

 

HYLA architects arranges singaporean home around spiral staircase


presenting a sleek facade to its neighbors, finely-detailed screens conceal a three-storey dwelling that contains a dramatic interior.

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A Laundry Room With Bunk Beds and a Shower for Muddy Dogs (5 photos)

Tom and Jamie Pumpelly’s four dogs like to get dirty. A lot. The couple and their dogs — two blonde Labs, a bichon and a rat terrier–Chihuahua mix — live on acreage along the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers in northern Virginia, and the dogs are always showing...

 

Wooden poles randomly strike the ground at Zimoun’s installation in New York

Vertical wooden laths cyclically pummel the floor of a cavernous New York factory building in this installation by Swiss artist Zimoun (+ movie). (more…)

 

Orchids 101: Classic Cattleyas (4 photos)

Cattleyas epitomize orchids to most people. Even the color called “orchid” takes its name from the the pink to purple shade of the familiar cattleya orchid used in corsages. Nowadays, though, you’ll find cattleyas in almost any color and with a variety of markings. You’re also likely to find...

 

Coming soon: Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi

Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi
Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them by Stefi Orazi

Not content with doing some wonderful art, Stefi Orazi has now turned her attention to books, specifically with Modernist Estates: The buildings and the people who live in them, which is published by Frances Lincoln.

The book isn’t out for a while, but it is available to pre-order now. So if you are the organised type, this is very much for you.

As for the book, that covers 192 pages and is described as ‘inside look at remarkable and sometimes controversial estates in Britain and their impact on the lives of their communities’.

21 modernist estates (and residents of each) are covered, including iconic builds like the Barbican, the Isokon, Balfron Tower and Park Hill. For each one, you’ll get an overview of the building, architects, historical and political context, along with interviews and contemporary photography, plus an insight into what it’s like to live on a modernist estate today.

The book is published on 3rd September 2015, but is available to order now, selling for £25 in hardback.

Find out more at the Amazon website

 

manolo storage frame by ilario branca for formabilio


manolo is a multi-functional storage frame by italian designer ilario branca for formabilio.

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