Nov 19, 2014

DIY Idea: Master Bedroom Ceiling Upgrade

Ceiling Upgrade

Adding character to a room can take quite a bit of work, sometimes it's crown moulding or new windowsills. Then there are the bold upgrades that make a room stand out. This project turns a plain ceiling into something worth showing off.   

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Nov 03, 2014

The Art of Sports Architecture

Target Field PrintFrom the Roman Colosseum to the new Levi's Stadium, sporting arenas with all of their sights, smells, and local flavors, are a major part of the sports experience. Ballpark Blueprints LTD creates these original artistic renderings in an attempt to capture the beauty of sports stadiums.   

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Nov 12, 2013

House Tour: Vincent Kartheiser's Compact Masculine Cabin

When Mad Men actor Vincent Kartheiser found success and bought his own Hollywood home, he ignored the sprawling mansions and purchased this, instead: a 580 square foot cabin. The space is full of clever space saving details and designed with a masculine yet sleek aesthetic the Kartheiser calls "Japanese industrial." 

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Sep 19, 2013

The Coolest Tree House You'll Ever See

Tree in the House (2013) by Almasov Aibek of A.Masow Design Studio

The Tree in the House is a design that plays with the idea of a "tree house," but rather than building a house on a tree, you bring the tree into the house. How cool is that?

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Sep 03, 2013

Massive Optical Illusions by Mike Hewson

Art by Mike Hewson

New Zealand-based artist Mike Hewson has taken the task of transforming these buildings into something more than a bunch of historical ruins.

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Aug 27, 2013

Some People Live in a Penthouse, Some in a Mountain

26th Floor Mountain on top of a building in Beijin

A perfect example to the ancient proverb "go big or go home" - or in this case "go big and illegally build an mountain on top of a skyscraper."

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Aug 14, 2013

A Serious Case of House Envy: 23.2 by Omer Arbel

23.2 Home. Photo credit: Omer Arbel

It's hard to believe that this Vancouver property is actually a home and not the set of a perfectly styled magazine cover, but people actually live here. Want to see the rest? (you do). Click through to get a mini tour.

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Aug 08, 2013

Swimming Pool Photography Series by Franck Bohbot

Swimming pool series by Franck Bohbot [http://www.franckbohbot.com/series/album/swimmingpool?p=1]

French photographer Franck Bohbot has elevated the concept of an indoor swimming pool to gallery-worthy heights.

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Jul 09, 2013

Inspiring Workspaces: The Mozilla Factory in Japan

Mozilla Factory in Japan [http://nosigner.com/case/mozilla-factory/]

Mozilla's new space in Japan is what our interior design dreams are made of: bright open spaces, pops of colour, and a minimal aesthetic that allows for ideas to grow.

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Jun 07, 2013

Inspiring Interiors: Maurizio Zucchi's Amazing Home

Inspiring Interiors - Maurizio Zucchi [http://www.yellowtrace.com.au/2011/07/25/home-of-maurizio-zucchi-italy/]

When it comes to interior design inspiration, the Italian approach always tops my list. So, I'm grabbing a few tips from this inspiring home to spruce up my place.

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May 30, 2013

Modern Meets Heritage: The Kunsthaus Graz

Credit: [Eduardo Martinez, Nicolas Lackner, Christian Plach]

The Kunsthaus Graz is the perfect example that modern design and heritage buildings can coexist in the same area.

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May 21, 2013

Stunning Photos of Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments

Abandoned Yugoslavia Monuments

These aren’t set pieces from the latest action/sci-fi flick... they're stunning pieces of socialist modern architecture, abandoned since the fall of the Easten Bloc.

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May 02, 2013

Playgrounds of the Future: LOOP International Kindergarten

created at: 04/24/2013

This isn't an art installation or a new site for the next Olympics. It's a kindergarten in the heart of one of the largest cities in China. Yes. A kinder-freaking-garten. Take a peek! This building makes The Jetsons' home look like a camping tent.

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Apr 23, 2013

I Want to Live Here: The Panorama House by Moon Hoon

created at: 04/19/2013

How lucky are these kids? Their cool parents got them a great library space with a built-in slide...now they have no excuses to avoid doing their homework!

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Mar 27, 2013

Architectural Blueprint of an Entire City Made of Food

Swedish art director Petter Johansson created this charming 3D geometric cityscape from fruits, veggies, meats, and cheeses.    

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Oct 17, 2012

Where the Internet Lives: The First-Ever Look Inside Google's Data Centers

This week, for the first time ever, Google shared their insides. The company allowed photographer Connie Zhou to capture the tubes and boxes and servers and wires that make up a whole heap of the internet.    

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Oct 16, 2012

The World's Most Mysterious Buildings

Rather than trotting "out clichéd write-ups of the Bermuda Triangle and the Egyptian pyramids, [or] the usual suspects of PR-pushed “haunted hotels,” Travel+Leisure sought to explore and profile some actual mysterious buildings: those of unknown origin, unlikely architecture, and general, legit creepiness. created at: 10/16/2012"These peculiar structures are original, lesser-known, and often arcane. Mystery after all, must be authentic."   

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Jul 02, 2012

The NYC Subway Stairs that Make Everybody Trip [Video]

created at: 07/01/2012

New York City's subway system is full of unpredictable excitement. Most of the action happens inside the trains, or at least on the subway platforms. Dean Peterson, however, decided to explore a quirk that people encounter as they're leaving the subway station: a single step on a stairway that's a fraction of an inch higher than the others. It's just high enough so everyone trips on it.  

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Jun 28, 2012

Make like a Treehouse and Leave: 6 Droolworthy Arboreal Abodes

Even with the 100° temperatures, the unrelenting scorch of the sun and frightful humidity, I've still got a case of cabin fever. Like, the kind of fever where the only solution is an escape to an actual cabin, preferably one built in a tree.  

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Mar 27, 2012

A Secret Compartment in the Stairs...Just for Alcohol!

When architecht Eric Schiller was inspecting the oak staircase in his Victorian-era home in Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY, he noticed a curious rectangle on the landing, an out of place solid slab amidst the planking of the floorboards. He located a small thumbhole, and lifted the slab to discover

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