How much do you love your feline friends, is it anywhere close to upgrading your California home into a fantasy land for them? Well, you don’t need to worry if your affection isn’t all that much for a Goleta, California-based man has spent $35,000 renovating his ordinary family home into an oasis for his eighteen cat friends, someone like us with one or two cats doesn’t really have to do so much. He has added special walkways, ramps and ledges (small tunnels and catwalks) all around the house so that his furry friends can have all the fun inside, without having to venture outdoors.
Today, we all are aware about the importance of recycling and how it benefits the environment. To start with recycling you are not required to go to any other place. You can start it at home by making use of your old and obsolete products and creating something new from it. Just like this Dog Feeding Station made by recycling old wooden chairs. These elevated dog bowl chairs were a DIY project made by the husband-wife duo Jaques and Matt based in Knoxville, Tennessee. They utilized two of the four wooden chairs given to them by their friends to create the elevated Dog Feeding Station for their big Dalmatian to keep him from stretching his neck to get to his food. Read on further to take a look at the DIY steps for making this feeding bowl.
With an idea to create an iconic and original building, which can be an architectural design benchmark for the other buildings, Bratislava-based Nice Architects has built the North Star Apartment in the Senec town of Slovakia. The residential building designed on the concept of consuming maximum possible sunlight, has been built on a triangular site within a maze of residential and public buildings opposite a school garden and a local astronomical observatory. The North Star Apartment is a low-cost four story residential building comprising 9 flats and five small shops.
It is often seen that space saving furniture units and combo furniture pieces are utilized in small apartments or condominiums. But, this does not mean that they have to be dull and boring. Various architectural firms and furniture design studios are creating such units in a more stylish and attracting way that they will definitely enhance the décor of even those small living spaces. An interesting furniture combo of a Stairway and Couch has been created for a ‘pied a terre’ dwelling in the Netherlands by the Dutch architecture firm 8A.
Although, spools of thread and sewing machines are usually not the tools required by the designer who work with hard surfaces like wood. But, Färg & Blanche are a Swedish and French duo who requires these things as the most essential stuff to commence their work. Engaging the traditional Wood tailoring techniques, the duo takes wood as a fabric. They stitch and sew the wood pieces together to create marvelous furniture pieces. The Wood Layer Armchair is one of their brilliant creations that can be called as a haute couture furniture.
Playing with sound has been Vifa’s passion for the past eighty odd years. This time around the only difference is that the Vifa has taken it upon itself to provide us audiophiles with a wireless speaker in a light Nordic design – a speaker they call the Copenhagen. The Nordic aspect of the Copenhagen is reflected in its shape, design and the exquisite choice of materials. The portable speaker is decked out in warm Kvadrat textile and smooth matte aluminum finish. The Kvadrat fabric offers Copenhagen with six vibrant colors, which you can choose from depending on your interest.
Lamp is not only a mere piece of lighting, it is an even more important item of décor. This is perhaps why we take due care in choosing the best lamp shade. Amsterdam-based artist/designer Jos Blom has introduced the Henk table lamp, which again suggests how essential a table lamp can be. A simple table lamp on the outside, the Henk comprises of a pair of birch ply legs, which attach together to form a tripod base of the lamp shade. The lamp is made from a pair of CNC milled parts which are held together by a rounded blue colored elastic cord. The cord keeps two white shells of the shade connected to the wooden tripod snugly.
Although winters are almost over, there are still some regions stuck with a cold weather. For those living in such climatic conditions, a heat radiator like ThermoStack by Adriano Design is a must have device. This radiator is designed by taking the idea from the music system of 80’s, which were often composed of a stack of individual components such as an amplifier, a radio tuner and different others housed in a box with the speakers standing apart from the main system. This one looks quite like those obsolete music system, but instead of music, emits heat to make the room warm and cozy.
As teenagers back in school, friends joked about making out with pillows to practice kissing before a date. Taking the gag quite seriously, 26-year-old Florida-based designer Emily King has developed a Make-Out Practice Pillow as solution for all inexperienced kissers out there. The Make-Out Practice Pillow is built-in with a mouth and plastic nose, when you kiss the pillow, you feel as if you’re kissing a real person. Read More…
Almost all the products we use at home end up in landfills at the end of their lifecycle, just because they are not biodegradable. Designer Danielle Trofe has taken it upon herself to create sustainable and socially responsible lighting designs, and this shows in her Mush-Lume. Mush-Lume by Trofe is a lamp shade made from biodegradable material. The Mush-Lume lamp is made from mushroom material, so the lamp shade is grown instead of being manufactured. Read More…