Like the Empire State Building in NYC, Sears Tower in Chicago, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, The Shard at London Bridge will become a recognizable symbol of London throughout the world.
Toronto-based Sustain Design Studio, creator of the much-touted MiniHome, is giving a series of workshops in Los Angeles and San Francisco. Sustain has been developing dedicated ecological trailer parks for communities of MiniHome residents as well.
Jonathan Glancey interviews Paffard Keatinge-Clay who worked with the greats – Le Corbusier, Frank Lloyd Wright and Mies van der Rohe. via guardian.co.uk [PR]
Takasugi-an ( too-high tea house), a tea house in Chino, Nagano Prefecture, Japan. Architect: Terunobu Fujimori
Vienna architects Delugan Meissl have completed work on the new Porsche Museum in Stuttgart-Zuffenhausen, Germany. The museum opens January 31, 2009. The museum will house around 80 chronologically-arranged vehicle exhibits and will be routinely replaced by other historical Porsches, as the majority of the exhibits can be driven on the road. The company’s production and […]
If wind turbines are a turn-on for you…
Some water fountains are really people magnets. Observing human interaction, the kinetic creativity of the Jaume Plensas fountain in Chicago the past three years has inspired this post. ( above ) designer, jaume plensas, chicago, USA. water and digital video. ( above ) designer, armand vallancourt, san francisco USA. concrete tubing. ( above ) fountain […]
Whether or not you must throw your trash on the street, what about pink and white polka dot designer trash bags? Or Anycoloryoulike? Each bag is biodegradable and treated with repellent for even rodents of unusual size. Though this is a New York City art intervention initiative, you can splashy trash in your town too. […]
For many of our readers, winter is just around the corner. And that may mean it’s time to trade the A/C unit for a humidifier. Here is a cute one. Designed by Takashi Hiroshi Tsuboi, the tear-drop shaped humidifier is ultrasonic and can produce moisture for up to ten consecutive hours. If you speak Japanese […]
How much brainpower does it take to blog? I know! Let’s ask a plant! Well, it seems that’s possible in Japan where a plant has been wired wired with sensors that pick up bio-electrical signals and converts the signals into data that’s then translated into Japanese. Are you following this? A typical entry? “It was […]