Urb-Garden is a group project based on bringing herb gardening into the home of a modern gardener with limited indoor space in a sculptural and innovative way. The major concern of the project revolves around creating something that would prevent back strain in people by positioning the flower pots at comfortable height. Presented by team of Ash Stephens, Caitlin Clark, Cole Holyoake, Emily Stonehouse and Sebastien Voerman, the motive was to bring the fun element of gardening into the homes of urban people.
World’s largest gingerbread house has been constructed in Texas by the A&M Traditions Club to raise money for a local trauma center. The 39,201.8 cubic-foot gingerbread house was completed on November 30 and is made using 1,800 pounds of butter, 7,200 eggs, and 3000 pounds of brown sugar and 7,200 pounds of flour. The house won the Guinness World Record for the world’s largest gingerbread house breaking the previous record held by a 36,600 cubic-feet home built inside Minnesota’s Mall of America in 2006.
Modonna has sold her Beverly Hills estate for $3 million under the asking of $22.5 million, and she is already rumored to be looking for another home in LA. The Material Girl had purchased the property back in 2003 under her Castillo De Lago trust for roughly $14 million and has sold it off for $19.5 million, according to MLS data. Madonna had first listed the property with a lone picture in January and in less than a year she found a satisfactory buyer with very sizable amount. Read More…
Everyone would undoubtedly agree that only a gorgeous and trendy set of furniture can add to the appeal of a beautifully designed room. If you want to keep up with the ongoing trend of furniture, then modular furniture is something to vouch for. With this sort of flexible furniture, you have the option to make judicious use of the available space. Because of the various advantages of modular furniture units, it is highly in demand and therefore various designers are coming forward with their modular units. The Infinito is amongst those modular systems that can be transformed into a sofa, an armchair, a bed, a chaise lounge, a buet, a couch,a bench and whatever other kind of seating unit that a user can think about.
Nature provides all kinds of inspiration and motivation to each one of us. Kathleen Dean Moore, an eminent nature writer and professor of philosophy went to the nature for imagination and impulse for her work. The writer got herself a studio to write and observe the delicate wetland ecosystem on the banks of the Marys River in Oregon. With the help of her daughter, Erin Moore who is an architect, the carpentry talent of her husband, the toil of friends and a front loader, the retreat for the writer was designed and built in September 2007.
We are most excited with the evolution of technology and design when designers provide sustainable twist to ordinary things used in homes every day. One such example is the lightly clothespin designed by Idan Noyberg and Gal Bulka. The designer duo has attached ordinary clothespins with mini-solar panels and LEDs, allowing the clips to illuminate the surroundings with vibrant colors. Simply secure the environmentally friendly clothespins to the garments in the balcony and see them automatically shine as the sun goes down. Read More…
Bang & Olufsen is a renowned Danish company that has been manufacturing superior quality audio and video products for decades. For instance the Beo Play A9 is one of their finest designs that was intriguing not only because of its circular shape but also because it produced a mesmerizing sound. The company also organizes the B&O Play Design Student Competition to allow students from different institutes to come up with new designs and ideas for making their products more unconventional. A student of RISD, (Rhode Island School of Design) Kebei Li has applied in the competition with his design called Sublimation, which is a redesign of Beo Play A9.
Alarm clocks sell dime a dozen, it isn’t difficult to find an alarm clock for your needs. There are alarm clocks that can wake you from deep slumber. And then there are alarm clocks that wake you with some fun. iBright LLC Gun Alarm is from the latter lot. The Gun Alarm is for all lazybones, who don’t want to move a bit to snooze or turn off the alarm. With the Gun Alarm, you can simply fire the clock with infrared shooting gun at a distance of up to 18-feet. The recordable clock lets you stuff it with different sound effects, so you can wake up to your favorite tunes. Read More…
iPhone accessories are the most sought after accessories in the market. Given the amount of iPhone accessories released on a daily basis, our personal favorite is iPhone speaker amplifiers like the Gramophone for iPhone and iPad by Restoration Hardware, simple because these amplify sound from the iPhone without need of electricity at any point. The Gramophone for iPhone & iPad blends yesterday with today in a very natural way. Handmade in solid wood base, the horn protruding from the base is built from iron and brass.
Jay Lana is a self-taught junk artist, curator and environmentalist from Florida, United States. The designer creates unique and one of a kind steampunk lighting lamps from discarded and reclaimed materials. Jay has always been into vintage goodies and discarded items and finds beauty in the oddest things. Gathering rusty junk is one of the passion of the designer and since his childhood, the self-taught up cycling artist has enjoyed taking stuff apart and creating something else out of it. Jay is the craftsmen behind the Retro Steam Works up-cycled lighting products.