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Floating Skate Ramp by Bob Burnquist

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This awesome floating skate ramp was built by a skilled team of craftsmen and launched on Lake Tahoe. It took 300 man hours, 1250 screws and a lot of engineering to make it stable and ensure that it didn’t sink. Behind the project is pro-skater Bob Burnquist. Beautiful work!

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“The Uncomfortable” – The Worst Possible User Experience by Katerina Kamprani

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This project is called “The Uncomfortable”. It’s made by designer and architect Katerina Kamprani, and shows the worst user experience design ever! ;)

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A short film about shape and design – by .

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Haibara Letter Sets

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Beautiful letter writing sets by Tokyo’s long-established washi dealer HAIBARA, each paper and envelope is outlined with red or blue woodblock print.

You can buy it here.

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Pooleaf: Grass Leaf Pen

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If I was a receptionist, I’d have this at my desk.
These grass leaf-shaped pens, called the Pooleaf, are available in 3 different shades. They give you the look of a natural plant, when put together in a pen cup. Yours for $5.

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Casa López by Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura

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Oficina 3 Estudio de Arquitectura and Daniel Carrillo has designed this Casa López / Lujano located in Tijuana, Mexico.

“The owners were very concerned about the environment, specifically about energy and resource efficiency. They wanted to maintain their privacy, but also directed us to provide an open, light-filled design, that responded to the hillside site. The owners also wanted a more controlled garden-type of an area and a more natural landscape on the rear of the lot. Sensible green measures were to be included, although the project budget would not allow “Grand” measures”, the architects says.

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Strasbourg Hotel Restaurant by Studio Jouin Manku

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Stunning!

Jouin Manku Studio have designed the interior of the restaurant at Strasbourg Hotel located in Strasbourg, capital of the Alsace region in France.

As conceived by Jouin Manku, the interior design for the hotel and brasserie is characterized by its authenticity and modernity, a particular idea of luxury and comfort inspired by the equestrian world, restrained and subtle.

Patrick Jouin and Sanjit Manku have expressed their vision of this former stud farm and historic site, in a design that is both elegant and simple. They have deliberately chosen to limit the range of materials used; solid wood, natural full hide leather and blackened or brushed metal to transpose the original life of this emblematic Strasbourg building into something resolutely contemporary and simple, whose architectural details attest to the studio’s creativity.

Photos by: Hélène Hilaire

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The Tronc Creux by Bruit du Frigo

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Such a cool shelter!
The Tronc Creux by Bruit du Frigo is part of a series of shelters spread around Bordeaux. The original idea was to create a hiking path all around the city, connecting waste land, parks and forests, letting everyone spend a short holiday short holidays in their own neighborhood while exploring the area.

The Tronc Creux features an undulating facade of cut-out windows and black wooden details marking its exterior, the structure is atypical to most mountain refuges. However, it still provides a similar atmosphere and purpose, and on the interior there is enough space to sleep for 9 people. Reconnecting to a simple life, there are no lights and no water, just family and friends in a peaceful setting.

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Modular Suburbia Wall Storage by Seletti

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I’m a huge fan of beautiful architecture and wood work. And this combination is awesome.

The Suburbia Wall Storage is designed by Note Design Studio. By Seletti.

Suburbia is a clever interpretation of the classic wall storage unit. When Suburbia is laid flat on a table or shelf, the architecture of small neighborhood complete with homes, fences, trees, and even a swimming pool emerges. Hang it on the wall and each building becomes a storage compartment, the trees become hooks, the swimming pool becomes a mirror and a paper clip and small cork memo board are revealed. This useful and versatile unit can find a home for all the sundries in kitchens, bathrooms and offices.

You can buy one for yourself right here.

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The Gabriel Chandelier: Draping necklace chandelier made of 800 Swarovski crystals

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Extraordinary!

The Gabriel Chandelier is the first permanent contemporary piece installed in the Palace of Versailles realized by Swarovski, and designed by French brothers Erwan and Ronan Bouroullec.

Measuring 12 meters in hight and weighing half a tonne, the chandelier is composed of 800 crystal modules. These pieces are threaded around a stainless steel skeleton containing a led lighting system.

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The Rain Design iRest Lap Stand for iPad

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Just what you need. An iRest!
And available for purchase in Europe here.

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The Reading Net for Kids by PlayOffice

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Awesome! I absolutely love installations like this. I wish I lived in a home big enough to create 10 different kind of useful installations like this one.

In this public library Madrid-based creative studio PlayOffice came up with the perfect idea to get the kids to stay longer – a giant, tightly woven net attached to the railings on the second level of the library.

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The PyroPet Candle

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PyroPet is a new brand created by designer Thorunn Arnadottir and Dan Koval, product developer. PyroPet is a family of animal shaped candles that each reveal a surprise within as they burn.

You can preorder the candles here.

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Grass-Growing Bench Injects a Little Nature into the City

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The Saturnia Bench is made designer Phillippe Nigro. It has a completely irregular shape and features a central strip of grass and a number of protruding geometrical shapes to sit on. Love it!

 

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