Chandelier Casts Tree Shadows on Wall
Bare tree branches and roots can be beautiful as well. Hilden & Diaz has created a stunning masterpiece in the form of a chandelier. Designed and inspired by drawings from the now deceased German biologist, Ernst Haeckel, the light features what appears to be tangled, small roots.
Hudson Yards Exhibition Space Design
An exhibition space is being planned for Hudson Yards. Here, an architectural video rendering of the project designed by Diller Scofidio + Renfro.
Avid Collector of 'Do Not Disturb' Signs
We all have unique ways of remembering our travels. How about those 'do not disturb' hotel signs? They may serve a simple purpose, but can also offer insights into the history of art and design and even add a chuckle to your day.
How to Decorate Outdoor Rooms
Learn how to define and decorate outdoor areas—including a living room and dining room—so that they’re both beautiful and practical.
How to Set Up Your Patio For Spring
Get your patio ready for spring! Anduin Havens shows how best to prepare your space for outdoor entertaining and relaxing
How to Choose Drapery For Your Home
Martha provides tips on how to measure for shades and drapery, which type of curtain is best for sunny rooms, and how to care for your window treatments.
Kobi Levi Creates Violin Shoes
Shoe designer, Kobi Levi is known for creating unique and fun footwear for women. His newest addition is a set of heels, made to resemble a violin.The pair was specially designed for the "8 variations for Stradivari" which will take place on May 18, 2013 in Cremona Italy.
Flowers Appear to Float in This Ripple Contraption
A Japanese design group has created a floating flower holder with a visual ripple effect. Flowers can be seen inside of clear cups, vases or bowls, but amazingly the stem doesn’t touch the bottom, giving the appearance that the beautiful plant is effortlessly and gracefully floating.
Design Concept Envisions Semi-Invisible Structures
A design team envisions semi-invisible structures for a London park. The team, ‘Invisible Works’ has released their plans of putting a line of semi-permanent installations in one of the city’s parks.
Sleep Like a Bird in Nests for Humans
A nest for humans allows them to sleep like a bird. When completed, the large, intricate nests commonly allow for up to 8 occupants but depending on size can accommodate even 30 people.
Luxury Jaw-Dropping Pool Proposals
There’s nothing that screams success more than a fancy pool. The prominent Dutch design firm, NL architects received a request from a high-end client in 2011.
Floating Jellyfish Skyscraper Design Concept
It is no secret that pollution is a huge issue worldwide. In response to the issue, Chinese designers have come up with an intriguing concept to address the problem. They have devised a series of floating robotic skyscrapers which act as purifiers. The desired result being better air quality by converting pollutants into useful resources. They bear a resemblance to jellyfish.
Amazing Polar Umbrella Skyscraper Design
Check out the amazing polar umbrella skyscraper.
An Amazing Slide Design Inside a Home
Skyhouse architecture contains a slide design. A renowned New York City architect, David Hotson has partnered with an interior design company to create a four story Manhattan penthouse equipped with a futuristic indoor tubular slide.
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Madeline Stuart Interview, Architectural Digest Greenroom at 2013 Oscars
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Madeline Stuart Interview, Architectural Design Greenroom at 2013 Oscars
Oscars Greenroom time-lapse video
How to Make a Baby Travel Kit
Martha Stewart assembles a baby travel kit for new mothers.
Japanese Artists Create Balloon Couture Dresses
Tokyo based artists have created an entire line of feminine dresses dubbed ‘Daisy Balloon’. The garments are created using a special type of balloon knitting. The dresses are slowly built and pieced together, creating small circular bubbles.
Artist Creates Kitchen Accessories Inspired By Bizarre Human Biology
A talented artist, Christine Chin is changing the somewhat typical appearance of kitchen accessories with her new line dubbed ‘Sentient Kitchen’. The kitchen pieces can be described as slightly bizarre. One of her pieces, called the ‘Nostril Mill’ shows a typical silver lid but underneath that cover are several nostrils with hair protruding from them.
Artistic Industrial Themed Liquid Lights
A light installation dubbed 'Liquid Light' serves as functioning recycled art. Given increased awareness around limited natural resources, we all want ‘use and reuse’ in an effort to save resources.The recycling principle also serves as an inspiration for art. A line of artistic lights, by a talented designer, Tanya Clarke, is a prime example of the eco-friendly mantra brought to life. Dubbed ‘Liquid Light’.
Russian Designers Propose a Trampoline Walkway
Who doesn't like trampolines? An architectural firm has developed a prototype for a commuting sidewalk, which is essentially a long trampoline. The concept, dubbed ‘Fast Track’ is the brainchild of Salto Architects. The designers state that “Fast track” challenges the concept of infrastructure that only focuses on technical and functional aspects. The company built the trampoline path, which stretched across a field, for a Russian festival, held earlier this year.
Architectural Firm Plans to Build a Cantilever Wine Museum in Lavaux
An architectural firm is planning for a new wine museum which blends in with the beautiful landscape. An architectural studio in Switzerland would like to strategically place a wine museum in the heart of Lavaux in celebration of the region’s wine-making history. Lavaux is deemed a UNESCO world heritage site and the design firm, Mauro Turin Architects not only wants to depict the historical aspect of the area, but also attract tourists from across the world.
Coffee Cups Designed with Little Creatures Inside
Don't you hate that moment when you look down and realize your coffee cup is near empty?
Well designers in Brooklyn are offering an item that may help alleviate that dreadful feeling. They have established a shop on etsy.com offering handmade, artistic cups, each of which houses a creature attached to the inner bottom. Simply called the ‘Creature Cup’, each mug contains a different specimen.
Julia Morgan and the Ecole Des Beaux-Arts
Julia Morgan, the architect of Hearst Castle, was a person of notable “firsts.” A graduate from UC Berkeley’s College of Civil Engineering, she was the first woman to be admitted to the École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and the first female licensed architect in California.
Using Design Passion to Make the World Better - Ross Floate
In Chapter 13 of 20 in his 2012 interview, branding and design strategist Ross Floate answers "What is the Source of Your Passion for Design?" Floate defines design as more of a problem solving-based than an aesthetics-based discipline. After establishing his career, Floate finds his work is less about the technical elements of design and more about problem solving as it relates to communication and process efficiency that creates. Ross Floate is a principal at Floate Design Partners.
Thinking For a Living Working in Design - Ross Floate
In Chapter 14 of 20 in his 2012 interview, branding and design strategist Ross Floate answers "How Do You Use Design as a Process to Solve Problems?" Floate shares how getting to solve a wide array of interesting problems allows him to have a career where he goes to a job where he thinks for a living. He notes the ease of doing jobs on topics that match your interests, and shares the reward of applying a design discipline and enthusiasm to different kinds of companies.
How Hands On Experience Shapes Design Career Path - Ross Floate
In Chapter 17 of 20 in his 2012 interview, branding and design strategist Ross Floate answers "How Has Working With Your Hands Shaped Your Design Education?" Floate finds it is less about the physical act of making things and, rather, taking pride in the things you make. Floate finds he dislikes cooking for others, which helps him think about why hands-on work as a child also didn't register with him. Ross Floate is a principal at Melbourne, Australia-based Floate Design Partners.
Ross Floate on Designing Great Products One Use Case at a Time
In his 2012 interview, branding and design strategist Ross Floate notes a product is great when the person using it is altered for the better. He notes "product" is an assembly of features, any of which could create that altering user experience. He shares an experience designing an in-flight magazine for Qantas Airlines and how it applies to his overall approach to work. Ross Floate is a principal at Melbourne, Australia-based Floate Design Partners.