• penda-home-cafes-beijing-china-01

    Home Cafe in Beijing designed by Penda

    Wednesday, August 27, 2014

    With the industrialization in China, various forms of pollution have immensely increased, air pollution being one of the major issues.  According to an environmental study, air pollution in Beijing has made the city almost uninhabitable for human beings. When design studio Penda was commissioned by the Beijing-based property developer Hongkun to create a concept for its café brand Home […]

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  • pablo-bakery-tokyo-1

    Pablo by Design Atelier Rondo

    Monday, August 25, 2014

    With store location in Osaka and Tokyo, PABLO, a fresh-baked cheese tarts store has now opened its doors in Yokohama, Japan. Designed by Design Atelier Rondo, the interiors was inspired by the process of making tarts: churning, baking, stamping, finishing, wrapping, and serving.  Unlike the previous stores, this one combines the bakery and a retail section with a […]

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  • yerka-project-bike-1

    The world’s first unstealable bike

    Thursday, August 21, 2014

    Although more and more cities are getting bike friendlier, the problem of bike theft remains at the forefront. Most of the thefts are often unreported or unresolved by the police due to lack of appropriate evidence. While the tech savvy bikers could use apps like BikeSpike, there’s nothing at all developed as an inclusive feature. In an attempt to […]

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  • paris-rooftops-michael-wolf-1

    Paris Rooftops by photographer Michael Wolf

    Wednesday, August 20, 2014

    Renowned German photographer Michael Wolf expresses both the architectural complexity and density of the Parisian landscape through one of his latest projects titled Paris Rooftops. Born in Munich, having lived in cities in Canada and United States and currently residing in Hong Kong, it would not be hard to predict that Wolf is truly fascinated with the contemporary life in […]

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  • Deadhead1

    Floating sculpture intrigues and infuriates

    Thursday, August 14, 2014

    It looks like a barge and not an artwork but that doesn’t bother Cedric Bomford, his brother Nathan nor his father Jim who built it. Deadhead is a floating sculpture in the shape of a barge because it is a barge. The vessel is presently moored off the Vancouver Maritime Museum docks much to the delight –and the consternation […]

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  • park-hotel-tokyo-hand-painted-rooms-by-japanese-artists-01

    Art gallery hotel encapsulates the beauty of Japan

    Wednesday, August 13, 2014

    With the immense popularity of trendy boutique hotels over the years, hotel brands are opening their doors to new creative ideas and experiments. Park Hotel Tokyo plans to add nine Artist Rooms each year over the next three years to create an entire Artist Floor, totaling 31 rooms As part of its Artist in Hotel project, the hotel aims […]

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  • bus-stop-design-07

    Searching for the bus stop simplified

    Monday, August 11, 2014

    Bus stop infrastructure ranges from a simple pole and sign, to a rudimentary shelter, to sophisticated structures. Searching for a bus stop can be quite challenging, especially when you are new in town. But, how about a bus shelter which reads “BUS”? The creative team at mmmm consisting of Spanish artists Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro […]

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  • iran-mosque-architecture

    Celebrating the splendidness of Iranian architecture

    Wednesday, August 6, 2014

    The portrait of Iran is often rendered unappealing and revolting by the western media. In contrast to this awful picture, self taught Iranian photographer Mohammad Domiri paints a rather vibrant image of his country through a series of panoramic photographs of mosques and palaces. Domiri’s photographs reflects the fine Iranian architecture that displays great variety, both structurally and aesthetically. Iranian architecture makes […]

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  • slash-lamp-by-dragos-motica-01

    Slash Lamp by Dragos Motica

    Monday, August 4, 2014

    Can destruction be beautiful? Can destruction be constructive? Sounds like a vague or rather abstract question. Isn’t it? Romanian designer Dragos Motica answers these questions in affirmation with his latest creation called Slash Lamp. Designed for furniture brand Ubikubi, the lamp is designed using materials found on construction sites: concrete, reinforcing wire, rope climbing, spool for high voltage wires. The lampshade […]

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  • green-pop-up-installation-in-milan-06

    Green popup installation in Milan city center

    Thursday, July 31, 2014

    Milan based A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti rendered Milan’s city center “green” over a period of one night. Their latest installation titled “Quantomais” is an unusual pop-up conception, an innovative example of urban geometry next to one of the city’s landmarks, the Sforza Castle, at the entrance to the Expo 2015. Inspired by the theme of the event -Feeding the Planet, […]

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penda-home-cafes-beijing-china-01
Aug
27

With the industrialization in China, various forms of pollution have immensely increased, air pollution being one of the major issues.  According to an environmental study, air pollution in Beijing has made the city almost uninhabitable for human beings. When design studio Penda was commissioned by the Beijing-based property developer Hongkun to create a concept for its café brand Home […]

pablo-bakery-tokyo-1
Aug
25

With store location in Osaka and Tokyo, PABLO, a fresh-baked cheese tarts store has now opened its doors in Yokohama, Japan. Designed by Design Atelier Rondo, the interiors was inspired by the process of making tarts: churning, baking, stamping, finishing, wrapping, and serving.  Unlike the previous stores, this one combines the bakery and a retail section with a […]

yerka-project-bike-1
Aug
21

Although more and more cities are getting bike friendlier, the problem of bike theft remains at the forefront. Most of the thefts are often unreported or unresolved by the police due to lack of appropriate evidence. While the tech savvy bikers could use apps like BikeSpike, there’s nothing at all developed as an inclusive feature. In an attempt to […]

paris-rooftops-michael-wolf-1
Aug
20

Renowned German photographer Michael Wolf expresses both the architectural complexity and density of the Parisian landscape through one of his latest projects titled Paris Rooftops. Born in Munich, having lived in cities in Canada and United States and currently residing in Hong Kong, it would not be hard to predict that Wolf is truly fascinated with the contemporary life in […]

Deadhead1
Aug
14

It looks like a barge and not an artwork but that doesn’t bother Cedric Bomford, his brother Nathan nor his father Jim who built it. Deadhead is a floating sculpture in the shape of a barge because it is a barge. The vessel is presently moored off the Vancouver Maritime Museum docks much to the delight –and the consternation […]

park-hotel-tokyo-hand-painted-rooms-by-japanese-artists-01
Aug
13

With the immense popularity of trendy boutique hotels over the years, hotel brands are opening their doors to new creative ideas and experiments. Park Hotel Tokyo plans to add nine Artist Rooms each year over the next three years to create an entire Artist Floor, totaling 31 rooms As part of its Artist in Hotel project, the hotel aims […]

bus-stop-design-07
Aug
11

Bus stop infrastructure ranges from a simple pole and sign, to a rudimentary shelter, to sophisticated structures. Searching for a bus stop can be quite challenging, especially when you are new in town. But, how about a bus shelter which reads “BUS”? The creative team at mmmm consisting of Spanish artists Emilio Alarcón, Alberto Alarcón, Ciro […]

iran-mosque-architecture
Aug
6

The portrait of Iran is often rendered unappealing and revolting by the western media. In contrast to this awful picture, self taught Iranian photographer Mohammad Domiri paints a rather vibrant image of his country through a series of panoramic photographs of mosques and palaces. Domiri’s photographs reflects the fine Iranian architecture that displays great variety, both structurally and aesthetically. Iranian architecture makes […]

slash-lamp-by-dragos-motica-01
Aug
4

Can destruction be beautiful? Can destruction be constructive? Sounds like a vague or rather abstract question. Isn’t it? Romanian designer Dragos Motica answers these questions in affirmation with his latest creation called Slash Lamp. Designed for furniture brand Ubikubi, the lamp is designed using materials found on construction sites: concrete, reinforcing wire, rope climbing, spool for high voltage wires. The lampshade […]

green-pop-up-installation-in-milan-06
Jul
31

Milan based A4A Rivolta Savioni Architetti rendered Milan’s city center “green” over a period of one night. Their latest installation titled “Quantomais” is an unusual pop-up conception, an innovative example of urban geometry next to one of the city’s landmarks, the Sforza Castle, at the entrance to the Expo 2015. Inspired by the theme of the event -Feeding the Planet, […]

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