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Tag Archives: Wood
I actually don’t find this bike pretty. But the concept is still very inspiring and impressive!
Thonet has developed a concept road bicycle in collaboration with London-based designer Andy Martin. Using their steam bending process developed in 1930 the bike is constructed using beech wood. The frame is precisely adjusted with a CNC machine along with its solid beech pan which sits on sprung rod supports to reinforce joints and major stress areas in the frame.
Oh my God! I want one of these!!
French designer and woodworker Malet Thibaut just released this limited edition “Art Toy” undoubtedly inspired by the iconic LEGO figures. The toys are quite larger than their traditional yellow plastic counterparts, and it’s probably important to note that although the limbs appear flexible they are not actually hinged.
Back in the late 60s, architect John Lautner had a great idea for the Walstrom House in Santa Monica that is still a timeless piece of architecture today.
The interior and exterior structures are composed entirely of wood, with rich tones taking over every inch that you see. Though the rooms are relatively simple, it is the built in details that are really the stand out pieces within. The large bookcase in the center of the Walstrom is an unforgettable part of this home, as are many of his other homes.
Located on the rugged terrain of the Chilean coast, this home built by Ricardo Torrejon Schellhorn is a beautiful juxtaposition of so many geometries and angles. Not only that, but a huge functionality hurdle included the use of intimate family time and an “intense social life.”
As described, the sections of this expansive space were divided up into four total areas. All of which are able to accommodate either large or smaller parties for entertaining. Overall, the individual areas are utilized for children, parents, public and service spaces. The rooftop terraces are also available for housing more people in case of an event, atop the timber constructed frame complete with recycled wood planks.
Inspired by The Lord Of The Rings and The Hobbit movies, the Maine based family who hand crafts these chicken coops also has them set in three different sizes. Built out of sturdy pine wood, the product breadth accommodates anywhere from 5 to 15 chickens. Each Hobbit Hole is customizable with paint colors, shingle colors and there are even optional interior variances as well!
This is where you can buy them.
What’s a sports game without a little pre-game tailgate party? Bulleit Whiskey knows that, and their latest creation in collaboration with interior designer Brad Ford and Moore & Giles is certainly a homerun. This curiously refined woody trailer is an exclusive part of Neiman Marcus’ Fantasy Gifts from the annual Christmas Book.
Though the exterior may be reminiscent of the past, the interior is what’s liable to make for your future nostalgic feelings. There are leather furnishings, entertainment system, flat screen TV and blu-ray player, plus Moore & Giles rich leather details throughout – including special holsters for game cards, dice, etc. Not to mention, a purchase of this $150,000 luxury woody comes with a one year’s supply of Bulleit Bourbon and Bulleit Rye.
Matharoo Associates created this amazing floor to ceiling entrance door that is a seemingly enticing starting point for your journey into an interesting home.
Called the “Curtain Door” and the winner of the AR Emerging International Architecture Award where the final constructed piece in an Indian home consists of some thick, Burmese Teak wood. All in all, the door is comprised of 40 sections of this wood with each individual section housing 160 pulleys, 80 ball bearings, one wire rope, and a secret counterweight. The top portion is fixed to the ceiling, but all in all it gives off a swanky, sultry vibe.
OMG! I’m lost for words. How stunning is this!
Preservation of existing nature might be something that’s more prevalent in countries outside of the United States, and this Guatemalan home – created by Paz Architectura – is one of the structures that was worked around an existing forrest of the city’s Santa Rosalía area.
While the front portion of the home appears to drop off into the abyss, the rest of it actually shoots down multiple levels into the forest while the tree that is seen at the top of the house moves through each floor of the interior. The views from the inside are likely even more stunning than Casa Corallo’s natural exterior – with tree lined views from every floor to ceiling window in each room.
This beautiful floating cinema by Eastern based architect Ole Scheeren is located in Venice, Italy.
Constructed from parallel wood planks at multi-levels at different junctions, each are lit underneath for a romantic ambiance and ease of mobility in the evening hours. The levels are all equipped with cushions for seating, where guests can sit and enjoy a beverage from the bar. Once all is said and done, guests are then escorted back to land by boat.
It is amazing to see how simple changes can bring unexpected results. Czech designer Lucie Koldova‘s “Process Boxes” do just that through a simple change in angle. It is a very nice modular system made of simple wooden units that can be rearranged in many ways, bringing many possibilities in a stylish way.