Kaiju Studios The Airia Desk and Media Cabinet gracefully bring together the needs of work and the comforts of home, combining organization and performance with warmth and beauty. The desk features a primary work surface and an elevated rear peripheral surface, which encloses a space for cable management. In the large central drawer are three removable cork-lined trays. Made of high quality materials – a solid walnut frame and peripheral surface, cast aluminum legs, and a laminated plywood work surface - Airia's timeless looks are built to last. The Airia Desk was awarded the Good Design mark in 2008, as well as the 2008 ICFF award for Body of Work as part of Herman Miller's Lifework Portfolio. View a case study on the design development of the Airia Desk and Media Cabinet
High Voltage Transmisison Line Towers by Arphenotype Architect Dietmar Koering of Arphenotype has designed these electricity pylons for a competition to envisage a new power transmission network in Iceland. Each pylon would be between 17 and 32 metres tall, with the shape of each one varying according to its longitude and latitude. "A parametric code drives the heights in an continuous gradient, which will be manufactured physically through help of milling machines," says Koering. "Once the parameters are set, it is just the location of tower by latitude and longitude that will result in unique towers," he continues. The towers would be prefabricated and mounted on concrete foundation. The project was devised for a competition organised by Icelandic electrical transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. Here's some more information from Arphenotype: Project: High Voltage Transmisison Line Towers for Iceland The organic structure is covered with a high reflective “lotus-effect” colour. Construction: Material: Future:
17 Cool and Unusual Coasters Creative beverage coasters will make a great addition to any bar or kitchen. Bread Coasters Set of unusual coasters designed to look like a loaf of sliced bread. [link] OXO Good Grips Coasters These cool beverage coasters are equipped with a pattern that holds liquid and promotes air flow so coasters won’t stick to glassware. Puzzle Coasters Elegant jig-saw puzzle inspired coaster set made of stainless steel. Chalkboard Coasters Perfect for writing down names of people and drinks at parties. Stay on Coasters Innovative beverage coasters will always “stay on” your wine glass. Wine Bottle Coaster Stays with the bottle and catches drops. Pallet Coasters Stackable coasters are exact miniatures of the industrial models. Fruit Coasters Unique coasters feature interior ridges designed to capture condensation and steady beverages. Cutlery Coasters Modern coasters created out of laser cut and folded steel sheets. Cheeseburger Coasters Set includes lettuce, tomato, cheese, meat, and two bread coasters.
10 Favorites: Wall-Mounted Desks for Children (and Teens): Remodelista Older 10 Favorites: Wall-Mounted Desks for Children (and Teens) by Julie Carlson Issue 8 · Winter Break · February 26, 2014 Newer Issue 8 · Winter Break · February 26, 2014 Share on email Our roundup of space-saving desks, wall-mounted edition. Above: A plywood wall-mounted desk by Dutch architects Atelier van Wengerden. Above: Designed by Nisse Strinning, the String Work Desk is available through Ambient Direct (shown here with the reissued Danish furniture classic Hukit chair). Above: The plywood wall-mounted Workstation from Finnish architect Takkunen's collection, Luona In, is €169. Above: A wall-mounted desk spotted on House to Home; photo by Emma Mitchell for Living Etc. Above: Rachelle of Kenziepoo made a desk for her daughter's room using two wooden boards and a pair of metal brackets. Above: The Wall-Hanging Desk from Denmark company Junior Living can be closed when not in use. Above: A Mash Studio Wall-Mounted Desk in a Chicagochildren's room by architect Julie Fisher of fcStudio.
Smart Console by André Schelbach Smart Console is a minimalist desk designed by German-based designer André Schelbach for Yomei. Introduced at IMM Cologne 2012, this desk features a plethora of functionality including storage space, power outlets, and wire management. The console is ostensibly minimalist and sleek, but all of the components are hidden inside. The velvet-lined drawers are perfect to store and power up any electronic peripheries such as cell phones, hard drives, and music players. Variably positioned magnets are used to organize wires; the cables can be run underneath the desk through a metal frame which are kept completely invisible from the user. The console is incredibly customizable with 32 different surface materials and three different metal leg designs: chrome, smoked chrome, and satin chrome.
Land of Giants by Choi + Shine Architects American firm Choi + Shine Architects designed these conceptual electricity pylons shaped like human figures to march across the Icelandic landscape. Update: this project is included in Dezeen Book of Ideas, which is on sale now for £12. Top: background image supplied by the Association of Icelandic Architects.Above: background image © Thomas Ormston used under the cc license Each pylon would be assembled from modular parts, which could be adapted into various positions to given the impression the the statues are walking, climbing or crouching. The 30-metre tall statues would be supported on concrete footings and are an alteration of the steel frame used by existing pylons. Click above for larger image Called Land of Giants, the project was originally submitted for a 2008 competition held by Icelandic transmission company Landsnet and the Association of Icelandic Architects. The design was one of four winners at the recent 2010 Boston Society of Architects Unbuilt Architecture Awards.
The World's Best Beds: Where Daydreams Do Come True Luxury Beds To commemorate Valentine's Day, we've searched the world to find a collection of the most lavish, over-the-top, amazingly cozy, and unique beds a couple could ever wish to spend 48 hours in. Consider it a "bucket list" for romantic getaways-with pictures to inspire. By Lena Katz Sleeping With the Stars Bed | Los Cabos, Mexico One of the most romantic and elegant hotels in Los Cabos is Las Ventanas al Paraiso. Beach Bed | Riviera Maya, Mexico If there's one thing more indulgent than a mid-day catnap in the sun, it's a mid-day catnap where you can see and hear the waves, stretch out on your own personal daybed, and get a frosty beverage delivered with a wave of your hand. African Safari Bed | Xudum Botswana Further to the theme of beds for the daytime, this ultra-chic African cabana on the savannah serves a similar purpose as pool cabanas in Vegas: It provides a safe and comfortable spot from which to view the local wildlife. Star Gazing Bed | Mahua Kothi, India
25 Cool DIY Projects And Ideas You Can Do Yourself Here are some awesome diy project ideas that you can complete in a weekend. Most of the things we are showing here are woodworking projects but most are from intermediate to slightly difficult to create and build. Have a look below for inspiration to create your next fun weekend diy project and CREATE SOMETHING. A fun diy idea painting the wooden legs on chairs and couches Birch Wall Panel Modern brass chandelier made with scrapped brass pipe Driftwood Wall Mount Rack Easiest Bookshelf ever just wine boxes & binder clips Floating Storage Rack Four Jar Wall Vase Mason Jar Wall Storage Cottage Home Decor Industrial Shelving Pipe Shelf Wood Shelf Made From Local and Rescued Hardwood Maple Jewelry Holder Organizer Storage Necklace Holder Key Rack Jewelry storage rack, Reclaimed wood organizer with Vintage spoons, Found objects Lazy Under Bed shoes rack storage Mason Jar Wall Storage on Vintage Yardsticks Nail Polish Rack Any Color Holds 64 Polishes Paint Storage Rack Holds 81 2oz Craft Paint Bottles
Compact Computer Desk is sleek and smart Laptop stations never come clubbed with a lot of fun and functions, which makes them practically useless and dull. But, injecting some peppiness into such monotonous designs is the stylish and sleek Compact Computer Desk with Speakers. The design will answer all your demands of a fully featured laptop station that too in an attention grabbing way. The workstation will prove to be the best laptop desk you have ever owned. It comes complete with two integrated speakers, which will fill the room with your most loved musical tunes. The amazing laptop desk comes complete with a side panel that has a switch for switching the fan on or off and another one to control the volume of speakers. Via: Sharperimage May 25
Blanaid Hennessy in Kilkenny Older Blanaid Hennessy in Kilkenny by Meredith Swinehart Issue 11 · The Celtic Angle · March 15, 2012 Newer Issue 11 · The Celtic Angle · March 15, 2012 Share on email Blanaid Hennessy finds it difficult to describe her day job; it's not surprising, since her daily peregrinations combine elements of art, photography, fashion, and interiors. From a studio in Kilkenny, Blanaid and her brother Eoin run Shutterbug—a photography studio, art gallery, and vintage fashion shop (and perhaps a coffee shop someday). Above: For the seating area of her studio, Hennessy acquired a pair of cheap but comfortable couches. Above: Hennessy used soft, vintage coffee sacks from Donkee House to cover the armchairs. Above: After removing the previous tenant's dingy carpet, Hennessy discovered antique mosaic tile surrounded by maple flooring. Above: Hennessy applied her style to a chair (L) on behalf of the nonprofit Oxfamhome. DIY: Basket Pendants at Source Sligo in Ireland By Izabella Simmons By Janet Hall
Bedroom Design: 20 Ideas for Your Own Designer Bedroom Amazing pictures and great ideas can be almost as helpful in designing the best new bedroom as having a cool designer – and inspiration is free. From retro and vintage to modern and bohemian, small spare rooms to magnificent master bedrooms, here are some of the most creative and unique photos of bedroom interior designs online. Cool & Hot Colored Bedroom Design: An age-old interior designer trick is to start with a great color palette and work from there, finding, designing and painting around that first defining choice. From simple modern black, white or grey palettes the bright blue, yellow and red choices in the pictures above, this is a good way to start small and build a big space around a tiny color concept. Themed & Bohemian Bedroom Design: For those of a slightly different stripe (zebra, perhaps?) Japanese, Chinese & Other Asian Theme Bedroom Designs: Saved for last, inspiration from the Far East can be dangerous – it is a small step from cultural curiosity to crazy kitsch.
42 Pieces of Productive Office Furniture By: Tana Makmanee - Published: Jun 13, 2013 • References: When it comes to making the work day as efficient as possible, these examples of productive office furniture designs will certainly help you feel more willing and prepared to tackle your assignments and projects. Not having enough privacy or ability to work quietly can be a painstaking headache, and can often lead to a very unproductive work experience. These cleverly designed pieces of furniture however, are all equipped with unique and creative features that will make working in the office or at home a lot more convenient. From workspaces that are designed like miniature cubicles to allow for privacy to adjustable ergonomic chairs that helps support your back, these examples of productive office furniture pieces will make anyone feel more inspired to get their work done.
This Smart Desk Knows When You Want to Sit or Stand | Wired Design <img title="" alt="" src=" />The Stir Kinetic Desk monitors your sitting and standing habits and adjusts its behavior based on what it has learned. Image: Stir <img title="" alt="" src=" />The desk comes with two built in compartments that contain eight AC ports and four powered USB ports. This means wires can be stashed away for a clean desk space.Image: Stir <img title="" alt="" src=" />You can double tap the touchscreen to raise or lower the desk. Image: Stir <img title="" alt="" src=" />The birch wood desk comes in various finishes, and you can customize the underside in green, blue, orange or black. The gentle rise and fall is timed to the human breath rate.