Next time when you are at the Lama Foundation, the site of hippie community in New Mexico made spiritually famous by Ram Dass, author of ‘Be here Now,’ you could be able to stay in tiny wooden hut made especially for the travelling meditators. Designed and created by husband and wife duo of Stephen Eckert and Jade Polizzi on the behest of the community elders, the log hut is sustainably built and really comfortable. Made for the cost of $11,000 in about six weeks, the huts are a combined effort of Eckert, Polizzi and their 16 students from the University of Colorado-Boulder. Read More…
When you live in a small apartment you are familiar with the importance of space, so you try and take home furniture which is spatially efficient. Retractable beds have been an outright choice with people living in small apartments. These beds save space by lifting up to the ceiling, leaving below an open space which can be utilized for living, playing or working. For the advantage of all who are unfamiliar with retractable ceiling beds, we have listed below five of the best retractable ceiling beds in no particular order. Read More…
Riding a bicycle and eating Pizza are the two most favorite pastimes of almost everyone. Keeping this in mind, Barcelona based DOIY design has come up with their new product dubbed as the Fixie Pizza Cutter. This miniature bike divides your pizza into neat slices while adding a fun element to the ordinary task of Pizza cutting. This cute handheld slicer is designed exactly like a mini a fixed gear bicycle.
If you work from home and looking for a work desk that does not consume much space, but provides ample room for your daily office essentials like laptop, tablet PC, mobile phone and all, then Pegasus Work Desk from ClassiCon is exactly what you need. This is an ingeniously created workplace solution, that provides a private space for keeping all of your gadgets in a well organized manner. Although, it is a small workstation, but its sophisticated and elegant design speaks for itself.
What does a designer do when he wishes to showcase his collection, but not in an ordinary museum style? He transforms an abandoned garage into a modern apartment for himself. Amsterdam-based designer James van der Velden bought an old auto repair shop and transformed it into one-of-a-kind residential space, where he now spends most of his time. Velden bought the 135 sqm (1,453 square feet) space for $600,000 and after a year with renovations worth $200,000, he converted the begotten space into a house worth moving in.
With the intention to use architecture to strengthen the bond between humans and natural environment, Denver-based Tres Birds Workshop has designed a kids playground at the town of Vail, Colorado. Dubbed the Sun Bird Park, this is part kids playground/gym and part art installation, it includes three giant cocoon-like nests connected to each other with bridges and slides. The wooden bird-like nests at the Park are inspired by the bird habitat in the surrounding. Made from a variety of woods and treated with wax, tree resin and non-toxic mixture of oil, the ribs of these large nests mimic ski design.
When architecture studio Rever & Drage was contacted to build a small multi-purpose facility near the client’s summerhouse in Norway, architects Marting Beverfjord, Tom Auger and Eirik Lilledrange got together and built a magnificent cluster of wooden cabins that is made precisely to meet the client’s need and withstand harsh winds and severe rains. Dubbed the Hustadvika Tools, the 15 sqm construction features a hut with retractable roof and two sheds with slide open doors, making this a place worth spend few days close to nature.
Made after the name of the most enigmatic woman in the history, the Cleopatra Bathtub is designed keeping royalty in mind. Just like Cleopatra, the last active Pharaoh of Ancient Egypt, was known for her artfulness, captivating beauty and a splendid lifestyle, this magnificent bathtub reflects the same. Ippolito Fleitz has designed this grand sized, Pharaoh styled bathtub for Kaldewei. This bathtub is designed to inspire people to be more creative and take the bathing experience to a new level.
Not all of us find the task of cutting vegetables boring. But, an egghead surely does. Gerald and Summer from Elysium Woodworks have added a little fun to this dull task. So, if you happen to be a scientific geek, then I’m sure you are going to love these Scientific Cutting Boards in your kitchen.The husband-wife duo from the woodworking studio in Santa Rosa, CA has created these custom cutting board with scientific themes, especially for science nerds. They make use of amber bamboo wood to carve out their lovely artwork by carefully engraving a particular scientific theme on one of the sides of the cutting board. After completing the engraving, the board is then conditioned with a blend of food grade mineral oil and beeswax to seal and protect the board.
If you’re asked to live out of a 221 sq. ft. home you’d call it a stupid idea. But if this tiny home is a house on wheels complete with two bedrooms, a kitchen with 12 feet counter space and 3/4 bath, most of us will be willing to shift in. Dubbed Morrisson’s home built on a flat deck trailer by Andrew and Gabriella Morision, the house is one-and-a-half story tall with staircase to the bedroom loft and clerestory windows to allow natural sunlight into the home without compromising on privacy.