Floating bedroom , what a neat idea! This former artist's studio , has been transformed to a clever home design. With an area of 50 squares meters, every space has been used up effectively. The main feature being the suspended bedroom, the heart of the entire place, like a floating island.
From a very first look at these wonderfully detailed colored pencil sculptures by Jennifer Maestre , it should come as no surprise that her artwork was initially inspired by spiny sea urchins – beautiful be dangerous to the touch. For each sculpture, Jennifer hacks apart hundreds of colored pencils, cores them perpendicular to their length and turns them into beads, essentially, which she then meticulously stitches back together and slowly shapes into solid sculptures. Though her beginnings were with creatures of the water, Jennifer quickly expanded her subject matter to cover other organic objects – from plants and flowers to house pets and more abstract animals. While some of her work has a planned form from the very beginning, other pieces morph and shift as they take shape into something completely unplanned but nonetheless compelling.
Lighting designer Benoit Deseille and artist Benedetto Bufalino transformed this phone booth in Lyon, France, into an aquarium, as part of the city's annual Festival of Light . In an accompanying statement, the artists explain the inspiration behind the piece: With the advent of the mobile telephone, telephone booths lie unused.
Sometimes architects can get a bit carried away. These staircase designs are truly incredible and truly fabulous….!! Some of these have been taken from designer / architecture websites and most of them are unimaginable in the normal thinking. It seems, some might be impossible to climb or taken care of.
I Spy With My Little Eye Amazing Perspective In A Sequence of Drawings* * These images are from the book Zoom by Istvan Banyai The story begins here and ends below. Scroll downward slowly and enjoy... high resolution photos
As perhaps a companion piece to last week’s skull nickels , here’s yet another thing I had no idea existed. Apparently in several wooded areas around the UK, passersby have been stopping for decades (if not centuries), meticulously hammering small denomination coins intro trees. Most of the trees seem to be in and around Cumbria and Portmeirion , and I didn’t find a single example of a tree like this located outside the UK.
Sticking hundreds of small denomination coins into tree trunks is apparently a popular way of getting rid of illnesses. At least that’s what the staff at a holiday attraction in Gwynedd discovered after investigating the story behind several coin-covered tree trunks in the vicinity of Italianate village Portmeirion. The first tree was cut down four years ago, in order to widen the path to the picturesque settlement founded in 1925, and within only a few months it was covered with 2p coins. Now there are seven such tree trunks in the area, so estate manager Meurig Jones started an investigation to uncover the origins of this unusual habit. Photo credits She managed to track down coin-covered trees back to the 1700s, when they were apparently used as wishing trees.
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You are looking at pictures of a house I built for our family in Wales. It was built by myself and my father in law with help from passers by and visiting friends. 4 months after starting we were moved in and cosy. I estimate 1000-1500 man hours and £3000 put in to this point. Not really so much in house buying terms (roughly £60/sq m excluding labour). The house was built with maximum regard for the environment and by reciprocation gives us a unique opportunity to live close to nature. Being your own (have a go) architect is a lot of fun and allows you to create and enjoy something which is part of yourself and the land rather than, at worst, a mass produced box designed for maximum profit and convenience of the construction industry.
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/gravitystool.jpg?w=580&h=365" alt="" title="gravityStool" width="580" height="365" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-172588" /> <img class="alignnone size-full wp-image-125283" style="margin:0 0 10px 10px;" title="SkillBuilder158px" src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/skillbuilder158px.jpg?w=158&h=158" alt="" width="158" height="158" align="right" /> Our crack shot of an Art Director, Jason Babler, sent me a link to this video of Dutch artist Jólan van der Wiel’s Gravity Stool project. Here’s the description from the artist’s site:
Washington-based painter Tyree Callahan modified a 1937 Underwood Standard typewriter, replacing the letters and keys with color pads and hued labels to create a functional “painting” device called the Chromatic Typewriter. Callahan submitted the beautiful typewriter as part of the 2012 West Prize competition, an annual art prize that’s determined by popular vote. I don’t know how practical painting an image with a color typewriter is, but if Keira Rathbone can do it… (via dark silence in suburbia ) <p style="text-align:right;color:#A8A8A8"></p>
<img src="http://makezineblog.files.wordpress.com/2012/01/years_5cropped.jpg?w=580&h=344" alt="" title="years_5cropped" width="580" height="344" class="alignnone size-medium wp-image-172419" /> What would the trunk of a tree sound like if a cross section of it were played like an LP?