Although ventilation is important in every corner of a house, but there are only a few places where a wrong ventilation is more apparent. These include the wet rooms that see hundreds of liters of hot water run through their walls week after week. If no thought is given to how the vapor is to be dissipated or in simple words if the wet rooms are not properly ventilated, it will become a tempting space for molds. In order to save your wet rooms from mold and other such fungus, UK based bathroom retailers HiB brings to you the Cyclone Fan that is designed to allow proper ventilation in wet rooms.
The very scope of combining a work space and a resting bed does have the potential to benefit employees and work culture as a whole; as we found out in the case of Fold Inn. Well, German designer Mira Schroder from experimental studio BLESS takes things to a more ‘personal’ level by creating the Workbed. As the name suggests, this contrivance fuses a work desk and a bed into a singular conception. And, the surprise doesn’t actually come from this essence of multi-functionality. Rather, the innovation lies in the simple way with which one could access this bed by easily flipping over the work desk surface.
Some people take things like gothic skull and pirate art to be creepy, while for some these objects can be romantic and mysterious. Therefore gothic interior decoration is very much adored by many people these days. Because of this, skull furniture is much in demand by people who want to decorate their interiors in a gothic based theme. Keeping gothic requisition in mind, various designers have created different styles of skull furniture. Harold Sangouard is one of those designers who has taken a cue from edgy dimensions of human skull to design a beautiful armchair named ‘Skull.’ Skull Armchair is a perfect example of skull furniture that exudes both mystery and elegance into your lair.
For most of us, the notion of vegetation upon our roof tops is limited to terrace gardens with green patches. However, Peng Quigen from Shaoxing in China’s Zhejiang province clearly has a more ambitious idea when it comes to utilizing top level house spaces. This is quite evident from his unique roof top farm (yes, you have read that right!) perched 40 ft above the ground level, upon his four floored residence. Interestingly, the farm doesn’t just serve as a publicity gimmick; rather it has been in existence for years now, and practically grows its fair share of produce including rice, fruits and vegetables.
If watching over the ‘rolling waves kissed by the tepid amber orb setting down the horizon’ from the comfort of your expansive retreat is a part of your vacation reverie, then Casa Oliver’s new hacienda might strike a chord with you. Envisaged as a part of a gated golf course community in San José del Cabo, Mexico, the ocean front retreat constitutes 15,000 sq ft of sheer opulence with five bedrooms and a separate guest room. And, the best part about the scope for us ordinary folk is – you don’t actually have to buy the property; you can use it as your personal vacation spot for just $10,000 a night (okay, we were joking about the ‘ordinary folks’ part).
3rdSpace, a UK-based design company has been into designing and building garden offices and garden homes since it was started in 2010 by Ben Couture and Paul Grindley. They both wanted to design and create small architecture and eco-freindly building which led them to forming the company. Offices and guesthouses outside the home have become a fashion statement these days and lots of people are bringing these prefabricated modular houses to their backyards.
It is good to know that New York’s costliest condo doesn’t just have the intangible sense of opulence to show for its high price. Rather it showcases a very tangible art piece that can be felt, sensed and most importantly celebrated. We are talking about the 18th-floor duplex, which is part of Robert A. M. Stern designed 15 Central Park West. The setting serves as a retro luxurious space harking back to the pre-war times before the 50′s, while its piece de resistance comprises of a gargantuan steel-suspended staircase. Equal parts sculptural and functional, this centerpiece designed by the renowned Mexican architect Ricardo Legorreta alludes to the industrial scope of things, while also symbolizing the structural ‘suspension of disbelief’.
Netherland-based designer and owner of SoundShapeLab, Ricky van Broekhoven is having a huge fascination for electronic music and always thought of music as touchable. The designer has developed a speaker that is created by generating drawings made from studying music patterns generated by resonating metal plate that distributes the salt poured on it into uniform patterns. He got captivated by the Chladni patterns which conceptualize resonance patterns of sound, while he was studying in Amsterdam at the Rietveld Academy.
World’s leading manufacturer of high quality football tables, Rene Pierre is celebrating Christmas and the wonders of Santa Claus by launching the Legende Special Edition Table Football Table. The cabinet of the table is marked with a dazzling ‘Santa Red’ color and the silver legs are designed to reflect Santa’s long, flowing beard. The limited edition foosball table comes with a snow white play field and is a perfect playground for having fun and bringing families closer in the festival season.
Shanghai-based studio AIM Architecture have designed a very unique glass office for SOHO China in the Fuxing Plaza complex of the company. The office building features mirrored walls and glass ceilings exhibiting the framework of the building. Service pipes and ventilation tubes are clearly visible through the glass ceiling and the independent meeting rooms are surrounded by glass floors. According to the architects the glass produces a sea of reflections of the meeting rooms and the sales models, thus constructing a ‘double reality’ that amalgamates with the incredible views of downtown Shanghai.