FRACTAL is a contemporary furniture collection which is specifically designed to be used at the floor level. Inspired by origami, Fractal Floor Seat tends to create flexible surface that adapt to our body and evolve with our activities through the presence of creases and folds. Created by Uruguayan product designer Andrea Kac, this square shape seat does not come with any extra support or reinforcement. However, it can provide the required support to your resting body with its amazing technology. FRACTAL can be used as a pouf, a seat, a chaise long and can be assembled to create various room configurations.
Situated at the foot of a mountain, E House by Hannat Architects is an inventive and modern approach to bring together traditional Japanese typology and contemporary architecture. Located in Miyagi prefecture of Japan in the Tohoku region, E house is the first residential project completed by the Tokyo-based firm which was founded in 2012. The initial plan was to build a family house for one of the relatives of the partners, but the rapid increase in building material and contractor costs due to Tohoku earthquake altered their plans. Therefore, the architects were left with a challenge to look for some inexpensive materials and cost effective methods for the building process.
During holiday season we all try to relax our minds from the hectic schedule of assignments and project. But Angus Hughes, a CQ University student, has built his own student pad out of timber pallets and packing timber. The student pad is entirely formed of cast-off timber which is usually discarded by local businessmen.
Just like any other kitchen appliance, a toaster has also evolved through generations and has become advanced and modernized not only in appearance but also its working. Italian kitchen appliance maker Bugatti has created a new toaster that takes a contemporary kitchen appliance design to a whole new level. Launched at Milan’s EuroCucina 2014 expo, this toaster christened Noun, not just browns your bread, but also cooks steaks.
Philips SENSEO UP coffee maker is an intelligent machine with stylish design, which is made from 13 percent recycled plastic, and a combination of Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS) collected from post-consumer electronic waste. Philips has launched the coffee maker in various bright colors, unlike other recycled plastic appliances which are only available in dark colors.
HomeMade Modern is an online portal that communicates instructions for implementing simple and beautiful DIY home furnishing ideas. Each of the DIY projects published here is created out of naturally durable materials. The founder of the firm, Ben Uyeda was approached by RYOBI tools to create a green furniture on the occasion of Earth Day. He was also asked that his DIY project must show how eco-friendly tools could be utilized to create sustainable home decor items out of waste. Keeping all these instructions in mind the Log Lounger was fabricated, in which the yard waste was recycled into a cool outdoor furniture. Read further to take a look at full DIY instructions on this affordable project.
Sometimes a simple and an innocent question can act as a first step in creation of something. This is what happened with designer Xavier Degueldre that led to the creation of KART concept. One day the designer was asked a very basic question by his son that what happens to the old supermarket trolleys after their death. This provided Xavier with an opportunity to combine his lifelong passion, his sensitivity towards the world around him and his concerns for the planet along with offering his son the answer to his question.
Lot of emphasis has been put on sustainable furniture these days due to the increasing demand for recyclable furniture by eco-conscious customers. UNA cardboard chair is one such piece of art which is made from 100 percent recyclable cardboard for day to day use. The chair is named UNA and designed by Paul Borrero, an award winning industrial and graphic designer. Borrero has handcrafted the cardboard chair and it took him about three years to create, test and refine the chair. Read More…
Resting over Wategos Beach and with Byron Bay Lighthouse Reserve as its backdrop, the Wing House in New South Wales, Australia is a combination of pure engineering and mind-blowing architecture. Listed on Unique Estates, this house with eco-friendly design and beautiful surroundings can be yours for a cool $5.6 million. Completed in 2013, this four-bedroom home is designed by the Australian architect Peter Stutchbury and has a wing-like 27.5 meter span roof which solves the mystery behind the name Wing House. The wing-like roof is made of Danpalon, a synthetic material that provides filtered natural light and also shelters the garden and an outdoor bath. Constructed using steel, timber, concrete and glass, the 4,600-square-foot structure has a 72-foot lap pool and about 1,600 square feet of outdoor space that include decks and terraces.
If you are thinking of buying a bigger tablet to enjoy your favorite Android games with your family, then we would suggest you to consider the new Android-powered coffee table sold by Ideum. Dubbed Platform Multitouch Coffee Table, it lets you play games and surf the web on a 32-inch or 46-inch touchscreen. To make it ideal for home, considering that you’ll have kids and jealous guests around, Ideum has designed the multitouch table to be sturdy and waterproof, good to withstand average living room spills. With this coffee table at home, you can now check your emails, tweet your discussion over coffee and even play Minecraft, all sitting in front of one heck of a large tablet.