We have had our fair share of lounge chair experience, ranging from the gorgeous sculptural contrivances to the stylish minimalist specimens. The LumiLuxe from BeMOSS traverses all of these by treading the path of light! Described as an ‘intelligent, modern and stylish Lounger’, the piece de resistance of the conception would surely be its impressive lighting features. The ethereal form of the lounge chair has been kept pretty simple with the application of curvature that is normally associated with this type of furniture. However, the force of the unconventional scope starts with the laser engraved acrylic glass structure that has been tailored to maintain the ambiance of internal LED lights.
When it comes to the realm of yachts, the scope generally alludes to opulence. The Henry Ward-designed Floating Lodge builds upon this luxury ‘pedigree’, albeit with a sustainable quotient of its own. Forming a part of the Sea-Suite series of houseboats, beach cabins and lodges; the entire conceptual design is based upon the thrilling notion of a ‘water loving’ lifestyle. This essence of living is expressed through novel structural considerations that mainly comprise of a conspicuous egg shaped shell with simple lines and organic curves. In fact, the egg shaped shell is planned to be upcycled from a previous composite radome (a combination of a radar and dome) that had been developed for a new cruise liner terminal in Hong Kong.
It is not often that we come across projects that are developed in the middle of a desert, and that too by hundred different architectural firms from around the globe. Well, the Ordos 100 is one such bold endeavor that is undertaken (with the guiding hand of FRENTE Arquitectura) in the midst of the ruthless Mongolian desert. Comprising of 100 villas, the project entails dedicated units that would credibly serve their spatial functions as shelters from the harsh climatic conditions. In this regard, the housing units exhibit dual characteristics in terms of their design. The first nature of the buildings is directly related to the neutralizing the severe winter and summer conditions, and as such the houses are buried for comfortable underground temperatures. The second nature on the other hand alludes to calmer conditions during spring and autumn, and hence an expansive part of the Ordos 100 villas also remains exposed for further flexible constructions.
In some of our recent articles we have been talking about double duty furniture. Today we will tell you about yet another double duty chair, which doubles not as another furniture, but a protective hard hat. Now you must be thinking how a furniture unit is linked with a protective hat. Well, to explain this just consider yourself siting on the chair, reading the paper when suddenly an earthquake strikes in, then you can immediately turn the chair into a protective helmet and save yourself. This chair dubbed as the Mamoris is designed by a team of Japanese designers – Yuji Ikawa, who is the co-founders of the manufacturing firm Mamoris, Kota Nezu of Znug design, Inc. and Takayuki Kawai of POPLIFE Inc. to keep people prepared and protected from natural disasters like earthquakes and Tsunami.
PETA might be indulging in their publicity gimmicks and shock campaigns, but it is us pet owners who really miss our furry companions during those dastardly work hours. Well, worry not, as we have fortuitously come across the PetChatz, a pet communication device that lets you to remotely keep in ‘touch’ with your pets. Similar to the PetziConnect HD camera, the PetChatz requires a WiFi network which helps in the activation of its interface. However, PetChatz also improves on the video front by allowing a two video ‘chat’ where you pet can actually see you.
It is good to know that spatial efficiency always doesn’t sacrifice on the decorative side of affairs. This righteous trend is aptly upheld by the Espace Loggia mobile bed, a furniture conception that brings out the best of two worlds – murphy beds and loft beds. In this regard, the core functionality of the design alludes to the saving of space within your bedroom or living room. This is achieved by a pretty simple mechanism; during regular times, the bed can be easily lifted towards the ceiling to make space for conventional furniture items like shelves, dressers and chairs. And, when you are tired enough to hit the sack, you can just as easily bring the bed down, after folding back the items along the wall.
Over the years we have seen various lightening devices. The evolution has been breathtaking and today we don’t just switch on the lamps and bulbs in the house, they automatically light up when we walk into the premises. Adding to the list of automated lighting fixtures is Smartlamp designed by IGOO. The Smartlamp can light up automatically in anticipation of your entrance into the house and it comes with eight separate light adjustment categories so you can amend the light to your lifestyle or mood. Read More…
Undoubtedly, plants can make the surrounding environment more fresh, healthy and beautiful. Therefore many people engage different planters at their homes, offices, restaurants, hotel lobbies and even parking lots. But, these plants also need proper care and maintenance especially watering from time to time, which can be a botheration for many. To combat this problem, the NOS design consultancy has crafted a new modular planter system that waters the plants automatically. Dubbed as the Vava Modular Planter that can be installed with an automatic irrigation system.
Double duty or multifunctional furniture has always been a hit amongst people living in small apartments. But, designers today have added an excellent charm to such furniture units so that these become more advantageous and also loved and bought even by those who do not have any kind of space issues. The elegant Table for Two is an excellent example of a kitchen table that doubles as a workstation for two people and offers a dining space for six.