Friday 29 August, 2014

Exquisite South Carolina House Evoking A Traditional Coastal Style



The architects behind the Southern Living Idea House at Palmetto Bluff drew their inspiration for the home’s design from Palmetto Bluff’s low country surroundings. The home, designed by Pursley Dixon Architects as a haven for guests to entertain and unwind, is situated amid the state’s iconic palms and freshwater creeks. One of the home’s most exquisite elements is a large porch – a Southern staple – where visitors can relax, converse and enjoy the idyllic views of the May River. The two-story South Carolina house features a tin roof and is constructed out of brick, board and batten, evoking a traditional coastal style. The home’s décor brings the outdoors in with its use of blues, whites and warm neutrals.

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Friday 29 August, 2014

Ben Young’s Handcrafted Glass Sculpture Inspired by Ocean Waves



Raised in Waihi Beach, New Zealand and currently living in Sydney, Australia, Ben Young is a self-taught artist. From surfing and skateboarding to repairing furniture and building boats, Ben spends time indulging in bohemian activities. But today we would like to direct your attention towards his fascinating glass sculptures inspired by waves, a special project he has been perfecting for almost a decade. Each of his works depicts a special “scene”, where glass takes center stage. The beholder is given a chance to visualize every piece as a whole, then enjoy the effect of different lighting effects, as he or she changes the viewing perspective. Asked where he gets inspiration from, Ben replied: “The ocean and nature are huge inspirations to me. I have grown up by the sea and surfing is a huge part of my life so it was pretty natural for me to start exploring these concepts to begin with. The technical side of my work is something that I really enjoy too, so I always want to be pushing myself when it comes to new techniques or trying new ideas“.  One may think that these sculptures are made using 3D printing, but in fact no computer or high-tech machinery is used in the process. Each of his pieces is hand drawn, hand cut and handcrafted, layer on layer to create the end product. [Photos by Robert Gray Photography] For those of you who would like to know more about the artist’s personality and his work, enjoy the video we’ve uploaded at the end of the post! My Name is Ben Young – Official trailer from DAVID-CHILD on Vimeo.

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Friday 29 August, 2014

Chinese Boxes / thescape



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Friday 29 August, 2014

The Fantastic Bluform Prima Bathroom by Pininfarina



For many of us, the bathroom is a haven of relaxation, an intimate nook for unwinding. Bluform Prima is a perfect example of the modern day bathroom. It is an ingenious merging of Pininfarina™s design aptitude and superior craftsmanship. Extraordinary in every way, it will transform your ordinary baths into wonderful experiences. It is inspired by the tantalizing rhythms of flowing water and has elements infused with fluid sinuous lines.

 

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Friday 29 August, 2014

Embrace Creativity with the G-Chair by Infiniti Design



The simplest of forms are often the most aesthetically appealing. With its clean lines, creative flair, and intrinsic strength, the G-Chair is a perfect example of the power of simplicity in furniture construction. Add it to your interior settings to make a statement and to infuse your spaces with the timeless gift of elegance.

 

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Thursday 28 August, 2014

Rain Shelter House / y+M



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Thursday 28 August, 2014

Roman Villa / Marte.Marte Architekten



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Thursday 28 August, 2014

Video: Paulo Mendes da Rocha’s Cais das Artes / Pedro Kok



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This video by architecture photographer, Pedro Kok, takes us behind the scenes of the construction of the Cais das Artes (Quay of Arts) building in Brazil. Located in the southeastern coastal city of Vitória, the building was designed by Paulo Mendes da Rocha in collaboration with METRO Arquitetos.

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Thursday 28 August, 2014

Emperor Qianmen Hotel / asap



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Thursday 28 August, 2014

Apple Awarded Patent for Flagship Store Design



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