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House on Fire Island

April 18th, 2012



The House on Fire Island is a summer beach house actually located on Fire Island in New York. The home was created by Studio 27 Architecture and photographed by Judy Davis.

Found on Arch Daily.

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A Half Dome made of Books

April 16th, 2012





Colombian artist Miler Lagos created this awesome dome made entirely from stacked books. The method used for stacking the books is similar to building an igloo. It’s not an easy task.

Do you think the dome was disassembled book by book or do you think they had fun with it? Perhaps a game of JENGA was played.

Shared via Colossal

Flintstone Contemporary Residence in Malibu

April 16th, 2012



Malibu, California has some of the finest homes. This home in particular was owned by Dick Clark and is currently for sale. The home is heavily inspired by the Flintstones with its organic interior and exterior structure. The view from the residence is also amazing, with views stretching out over the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding mountains.

Shared via Freshome

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Aaron Draplin’s Field Notes Memo Book Archive

April 12th, 2012



This is the type of video that makes my eyes well up and I become so inspired to go on a manhunt for lost design. Aaron Draplin as collected so many aged, original memo books over the years and is building an archive. You can see a sample of the collection here, and boy is it great. It’s beautiful and I absolutely can’t wait to see more of it.

I see one huge lesson in all of Aaron’s collecting, and it’s something that I’ve been trying to do on a smaller scale… I believe we should all be doing our part to rescue the lost great design. This also goes hand in hand with sharing great design as well. That’s all I have for you now on this great establishment, but expect more on this memo book collection in the future!

Mary Lake Residence

April 11th, 2012



The Mary Lake Residence is located in the Village of Port Sydney Pontario. The home was designed by Toronto-based firm, Altrius Architecture. Overall the home is a welcoming mix of “homey” meets modern. I imagine the home is quite comfortable in the winter. Shared via Freshome.

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Tim Navis Instant Life

April 10th, 2012





Tim Navis is at it again! He shot these on an underwater disposable camera. The results are awesome. Now I’m wishing I wouldn’t have lost my Yashica T4 on a plane in Chicago.

W House by Pott Architects

April 9th, 2012



Pott Architects created this unique, triangle-shaped house in the Lichterfelde district of Berlin, Germany. From the outside the home appears to be a single volume, but when inside, rooms are beautifully divided into multiple levels and spaces. Found on Freshome

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Hasselblad H4D Ferrari Edition

April 3rd, 2012



It may not be the world’s fastest camera, but it sure is one of the most elegant. We all knew it was only a matter of time before one of the world’s finest cameras met head on with one of the worlds finest car manufacturers. Hasselblad and Ferrari have created a limited edition H4D-40 featuring a 40 Megapixel medium format sensor and True Focus AF system. The H4D Ferrari has been produced in a limited run of 499 cameras that will drain your pockets by just under $30,000.

The camera comes in an elegantly designed, hand-made glass topped case. Much like a Ferrari itself, the case also features a luxurious inner lining to keep the camera comfy.

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Ian Ruhter: Silver & Light – Building a time machine

April 3rd, 2012



Ian Ruhter has always been a photographer that I look up to. His work is super unique in both style & concept. His newest project Silver & Light, takes you on a journey where not very many photographers get to go.

Words from Ian’s project:

This project was created with the same spirit that america was founded on. Our intentions are to connect everyone in america through the lens of this camera and social networking sites. We can’t do this without you. We want to tell your story and show your city or town through photographs of you, and people you know. As we travel around america looking for people and places to shoot you will be able to keep track of where we are going and help us decide where we go next. Join us in our journey by liking our facebook to get yourself photographed by us.

Ferocious Animal Sculptures made from Tires

April 1st, 2012




Artist Yong Ho Ji creates these detailed and ferocious animal sculptures from recycled tires. Ji Yong-Ho has an interest in artificial mutation; each of his sculptures start in a mutated state and transform from there. His use of tires as the medium certainly express a state of mutation for these frightening creatures. To top it all off, he uses aryl gems for the animals’ eyes.

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Hand Cut Paper Illustrations by Bovey Lee

March 29th, 2012






Artist Bovey Lee creates these beautiful illustrations by hand cutting them into Chinese rice paper. Her work has been exhibited in many museums including the Brooklyn Museum of Art in New York, Museum Bellerive in Zurich, and the Museum of Fine Arts in Beijing.

Check out more of her amazing work here. Posted via Colossal.

Casa Mecano in Costa Rica

March 28th, 2012



RoblesArq designed this home in the Osas Peninsula of Costa Rica. The home has a very interesting interior ventilation system.

House Mecano is a body composed of a structure, a skin and a mechanism to adapt to their environment. The Concept of the residence arises in the use of passive strategies through bioclimatic design in synergy with an automation system that controls the appropriate levels of natural ventilation through open window systems and a pulley system that alter the position and inclination of the eaves manually, promoting thermal comfort and indoor air quality. The goal will be to maximize function in the smallest space possible.

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