Archive for October, 2011

SRR House in Spain

October 31st, 2011



Silvestre Navarro Architects designed this house for a carpenter in Valencia, Spain. The floor of the house was created by placing it on a large slab of concrete. The ceiling is also a large slab of concrete.

Found on Contemporist / Photos by Diego Opazo

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Menlo Park Bal House

October 30th, 2011



Terry & Terry Architects transformed a once mid-century ranch house into a very attractive 2,000 square foot residence in Menlo Park near San Francisco. The home was designed for a retired couple who wanted an open and accessible floor plan. Many of the rooms have floor to ceiling windows that allow the outside to feel a part of the home.

Terry & Terry Architects has been on the blog once before, but this house takes the cake.

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Front to Back Residence

October 27th, 2011


Though it looks like one large house, this is actually two. The architects faced the challenge of not only designing for a relatively small lot, they also had to design two small, affordable homes for two separate owners. The final result are these two back to back, three-story, contemporary homes harnessing a very welcoming interior.

Located in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Shared via Freshome

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Nikon Halloween Costume

October 25th, 2011




Photographer Tyler card created this awesome Nikon camera halloween costume. The costume is fully functional with a LCD display, built-in flash, and shutter release button. The costume is also capable of wirelessly triggering a set of Alienbee strobes.

Thanks to Ryan for the tip.

Converted Australian Warehouse

October 25th, 2011



An old warehouse converted into a home? This looks unreal! The architects did an absolutely stunning job turning the warehouse into a very welcoming home with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, and a very cool looking heated indoor pool. Aside from the pool, the home also has an wide open upstairs with more rooms and a theater. All of this could be yours if you move to Surry Hills in Sydney, Australia.

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Misc Design Ephemera

October 24th, 2011





These four images via Flickr have been on my desktop for a while as inspiration. More similar design work coming in a follow up post.

New Zealand Under Pohutukawa Residence

October 23rd, 2011



The Pohutukawa tree is found in New Zealand and its crimson flower has long been part of the Christmas tradition. The house received its name because of its location around a dense Pohutukawa grove near the beach. The architects did an outstanding job mirroring the interior design, materials and the structure of the house to the complex form of the surrounding Pohutukawa trees.

Shared via Fresh Home / Photos by Patrick Reynolds

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Pantone Chair & Christmas Ornaments

October 21st, 2011



Nearly anything Pantone is awesome. These chairs and ornaments are no exception. The chairs come in an assortment of colors and are surprisingly comfortable to sit in. Sure they aren’t as comfortable as your Aeron, but they would make great corner of the room or conference table chairs.

The christmas tree ornaments are made of glass and also come in an assortment of colors. The only place I’ve seen them available so far is from Seletti. The chairs can be purchased here

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Park City Luxury Mountain home

October 20th, 2011



Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects designed this enormous 13,000 sq. ft. luxury home just outside of Park City, Utah. The first thing I noticed about the house is that it fits nicely in the surrounding environment. The material selection of wood, concrete, rock crops and glass also give it that up-to-date look while also maintaining a stem of ruggedness.

The home is/was for sale for a hefty $9.8 million. Also did you notice the 25-meter lap pool with infinity-edge style end cap?

Via Trendir / Photos by Nic Lehoux

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Cole Barash Photography

October 18th, 2011



As long as I’ve known of Cole Barash’s work, I had assumed he was strictly a snowboard photographer. While it does occupy the majority of his portfolio, on a recent pass I noticed so much more. What I like most about his work is that he started when he was thirteen and learned photography by simply doing it. Because of that, Cole still remains to be one of my favorite photographers.

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Just Announced: Canon EOS Full-Frame 1D-X

October 17th, 2011

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Canon has just announced its newest pro DSLR, the EOS 1D-X. Previously the 1D and 1Ds series occupied the pro-range until now—the 1D-X merges the two. Not only is the name a middle ground, but the pricing and features have come to a reasonable agreement.

My first reaction is that this camera is going to be quite awesome. Canon seems to have taken heed of the growing amount of “hybrid” photographers and built the ultimate camera. Usually when companies do this, it turns out to be more harm than good, but I really think this is what we’ve been looking for. Did I mention anything about the ISO range yet? It’s ISO 204,800! That gives you the absolute maximum possibility to shoot in near pitch black situations. You have me Canon, you have me.

The LCD is 3.2″ and even higher resolution, the camera shoots 12FPS at 18 megapixels. Someone pinch me, I seriously feel like I’m dreaming here. The Canon EOS 1D-X is the camera I’ve been waiting for since the 1D Mark II. Hit the jump to view the specs and pictures!

P.S. I’m glad the megapixel war has ended.

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Superconductivity & Magnetic Levitation

October 17th, 2011


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YouTube Preview ImageSuperconductivity & Magnetic Levitation is a very interesting and potentially practical discovery. Though not new, these videos from 2009 till now show just how much potential there is for future levitating devices. The most wanted is most likely the hover board.

In the first video, a flux-pinned superconducting puck levitates above a figure-8 track. The puck is accelerated using the motors from a toy race car track set (I used to play with these as a kid). The second video is similar, however Tel-Aviv University demos quantum superconductors locked in a multi-dimensional magnetic field. Cool right?

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