I Found a post on Eilas Photography’s Blog and thought it was inspiring, in a different kind of way. This married couple promised their kids a tree house. So, the father, apparently a creative individual, decided to put together this amazing structure. I’m not sure how long it took to put it together, or even if they had planned a timeframe, but it looks like there was a ton of detail and thought put into it. Read the whole post
I recently read on Radar Online that Andy Warhol’s former apartment in New York is on sale for $5.8 million. At first I got a little bit excited because he was an artist. I always get excited about other artists. But I am not a huge fan of Andy Warhol. I don’t think that his Campbell’s soup labels and Marilyn Monroe diptych could persuade me to live in his townhouse. What do you think? Would you live in this Manhattan townhouse? Read the whole post
Stair cases are fun. I’m serious, what little kid doesn’t want to play on the stairs when you go to the mall? How about the escalator? Moving stairs! Come on now. Stairs are awesome. So, I found this neat post Via edot and thought you guys would enjoy it.
edot compiled some images of staircases from around the world. Some are intriguing, yet practical and others are not so practical, but all of them are unique. Read the whole post
via Hotel Silken
Hotel Silken Puerta America in Madrid, Spain is a unique hotel designed by many artists and architects working together. The goal was to develop a “neverbeen- attempted-before project that has brought together nineteen of the top architecture and design studios in the world from thirteen different countries”.
Each level (12 stories) was designed by a different artist.
Each floor exhibits a different concept in hotel rooms.
Car park: Stimulus of colors by Teresa Sapey
Reception desk and meeting rooms by John Pawson
Restaurant: Latin inspiration by Christian Liaigre
Cocktail bar by Marc Newson
First floor: Sinuous lines, fluid spaces by Zaha Hadid
Second floor: Elegance and flexibility by Norman Foster
Third floor: Luxury and privacy by David Chipperfield
Fourth floor: An exercise in geometry by Plasma Studio
Fifth floor: Fashion which bedecks an interior by Victorio & Lucchino
Sixth floor: The luxury and comfort of simplicity by Marc Newson
Seventh floor: An interplay of sinuous shapes by Ron Arad
Eighth floor: Light in motion by Kathryn Findlay and Jason Bruges
Ninth floor: Boxes of colours by Richard Gluckman
Tenth floor: Japanese tradition by Arata Isozaki
Eleventh floor: Good vibrations by Javier Mariscal and Fernando Salas
Twelfth floor and penthouse by Jean Nouvel
QR Code Pavilion in Russia
via Microsoft Tag
I had every intention of rewording the following paragraph, but there is just no way to say it better. It is perfect. So, I am quoting Elliott Lemenager from Microsoft Tag. Wow, holy QR Codes.
Get ready to have your mind blown with QR Code mania. Russia’s futuristic, QR code pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, is a sight to behold. With every nook and cranny covered with giant qr codes, visitors can scan the QR Codes to explore plans and models for Skolkovo, a Russian city dedicated to science and technology that’s currently under development. Read the whole post
Talk about bringing camping into the 21st century…