For years, the guys at Deckstool have been salvaging broken skateboards and crafting them into their funky, yet clean-lined benches, stools, and tables. Over that time they have recycled tons of skateboards, but have also collected many smaller pieces that could not be used for furniture. This surplus of colorful, recycled skateboard scrap and the need to do something productive with it served as the push to launch their new line of graphic-inspired recycled skateboard clocks and wall decor.
A beautifully crafted addition to the city of steel, the Emerald Glass House is one of those houses that cannot simply pass un-noticed. “Located on Pittsburgh’s South Side slopes, it floats above the owner’s glass manufacturing facility like a foreman’s shack”. Imposing and uncanny, the house built on top of the Emerald Art Glass factory by FISHER ARCHitecture was completed in 2011. The decision to embark on a trip away from traditional homes came naturally. The owners, a couple that actually had the courage to make the plans for their “almost impossible” dream house, explained that all they wanted was a little bit of peace and quiet and since they owned little space behind their factory, building it on top of it seemed the most convenient decision. Highlights from glass products are incorporated perfectly, to celebrate the owner’s craftsmanship. Industrial style design and homelier elements make the dwelling quite appealing and growing from the hillside, the impressive cantilever forms the top floor of the four-storey house.
The Din Desk is a marvelous combination of shelves and desk that looks more like architecture than furniture. It’s light and spacious – yet has plenty of room for everything. What a modern, clean look – we love it! It really is the perfect piece for the home office, because it doesn’t look like the office at all. It looks more like a piece of living room furniture. It would even work well in the kitchen, wouldn’t it? It could work anywhere you can utilize the grid-like shelves. What a great piece for a loft environment. This piece also works very well as a space divider and because it’s so open – it keeps the room feeling larger. Perfect for small spaces too!
News: here’s a preview of the nearly completed PeÌrez Art Museum Miami by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron, which opens tomorrow in downtown Miami and which suggests a new “kind of vernacular” for the city, according to Jacques Herzog (+ slideshow).