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Space-Saving Furniture Easily Transforms from Desk to Bed

BLESS HOME is designer Mira Schröder’s actual home and a shop at the same time. One of the key features of Mira’s house is this convertible deskbed, a space-saving furniture that transforms at a touch of a button. The idea is part of a collaboration with Ines Kaag and Desiree Heiss of the BLESS studio. You may check out the rest of the BLESS HOME filled with alternative ideas right […]

 

Interesting Illustrations of Iconic Architecture in Films

Architect Federico Babina created a new series called ARCHICINE. Interchanging the roles, Babina effectively takes architecture in the front seat as if telling its own version of the storyline while the main characters stay in the background. [via visuall]

 

Relaxing 'Naramata' Summer Home in Canada by Robert Bailey Interiors

Vancouver-based Robert Bailey Interiors designed the Naramata summer getaway in Lake Okanagan, British Columbia, Canada. Description by  Robert Bailey Interiors: A family had spent dozen summers at their cabin on Lake Okanagan. They were looking to build a summer home that was as inviting as its location, and would endure to become a destination for their children and their future grandchildren. We began working on this project when the clients had […]

 

Australian Beach Home with Private Skating Ramp

Located beside a golf course in the beach community of Barnwon Heads, Australia is this contemporary Family Beach House. Although built using traditional wood-slat construction, the  layout and design of the house is simple and modern with a prominent feature of private skating ramp at the deck.   [via desiretoinspire]

 

Contemporary House in Johannesburg by Nico van der Meulen Architects

Rudolph van der Meulen of Nico van der Meulen architecture studio have designed the addition, alteration and renovation of the contemporary House Mosi located in Oaklands, Johannesburg, South Africa. Design Description by Nico van der Meulen Architects: The additions, alterations and renovations of House Mosi required the architects to create a single-storey home with an urban feel to substitute the 1950’s feel of the original design, converting it into a […]

 

Dare To ‘Step Into The Void’ Over the French Alps This 2014

If you are up for a real challenge this 2014, you might want to visit the 11,526 feet high Aiguille du Midi, or Needle of the South over the French Alps. For thirty years, the place has been the home to the highest vertical ascent cable car. Its latest highlight is the glass box installation called ‘Step Into The Void’. The box is composed of five panes of very resilient […]

 

♥ Hurray to 2014!

Hello 2014! Let us all welcome the new year ahead with these fascinating photos of fireworks. Wahooo!

 

Radiant Copper-Bronze Roof of Office Extension by Emrys Architects

Emrys Architects studio have designed the office extension of the GMS Estates firm adjacent to traditional Georgian townhouses located in Great James Street in Bloomsbury, London. The office was designed with a sleek modern interior capped with a radiant copper-bronze roof. Description by Emrys Architects: Two Grade II listed Georgian properties that have been the offices of GMS Estates for many generations have been redeveloped. This has been achieved through the judicious […]

 

Anonymous Artists Draw Chalkboard Motivations in Campus

Danger Dust, a group of anonymous artists,  surprises students and faculty at Columbus College of Arts & Design with motivating words drawn on chalkboards. Danger Dust says, ‘Despite our overwhelming work load at Columbus College of Art & Design we bring it upon ourselves to create a chalkboard every week. We have taken over the chalkboard on the third floor of Crane and every Monday a new board appears.’ [via behance, fromupnorth]

 

Wonderfully Chic Duplex House in New York City

This spacious 3-bedroom condominium duplex house is located in the heart of Tribeca, New York City. Described as ‘two shoe boxes sitting on top of each other’, the wonderfully chic and colorful interior has an area of roughly 390 square meter and soaring 7-meter high ceilings. Photos courtesy Elliman