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Trend Insights - Designs, Innovations, Inspirations.

Trend Insights - Designs, Innovations, Inspirations.

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Crazy Awesome Paintings by Vladimir Kush Here is a collection of the incredible paintings of Vladimir Kush. Vladimir has been creating these surrealistic paintings since the late 80’s. I’m extremely impressed by his work, and you should be as well! Related Futura - Auto by Nathaniel Lucero Futura Concept I have always liked vehicles that look more animal than car- which is why I love this wild concept called the Futura 10. The Futura models itself after the Boxfish, a cute and cuddly sea creature (if you can imagine a cuddly gill-bearing scaled vertebrate) that somehow looks more alien than fish.

Less is the New More: Making the Most of Small Spaces Good Design For Living in Small ApartmentsAs people migrate to smaller spaces, good design helps a lot. This is something they figured out in Europe long ago, that if you don't have a lot of horizontal room you can go vertical. Tumidei in Italy makes some of the nicest stuff, like this unit with lots of storage under the bed. This unit just raises the floor high enough for beds to slide under. This one looks a bit clinical, but has two single beds plus a pull-out double bed in between. Rising Chair by Robert van Embricqs Fascinatingly Simple I have been admiring this design all day, and driving everyone around me crazy talking about it and making them check it out. What can I say? Best of 2008: Top 11 Ultra Trendy Blogs And today we are all set to declare the trendsetters of the blogosphere. Literally trendy, this clan of blogs can be witnessed as a gateway to the world of changing lifestyle, where innovation is the only motivation. But before you check the list below, I request you to write your favorite trendy blogs on a notepad and then scan if those are missing in my list.

Loft 24-7 - Sao Paulo, Brazil Ideally, wouldn't we all like to live in a climate where outdoor living is possible year-round? And wouldn't we love to live in a space where the divide between indoors and outdoors is non-existent? São Paulo-based Fernanda Marques achieved this idealistic balance in her Loft 24-7 residence, presented at the CasaCor exhibition in São Paulo, Brazil. In the 250-square-meter (about 2,700 square feet) space, Marques has erased the barriers by using "outdoor" elements inside and "indoor" elements outside and creating easy visual links between the two. Limestone, rough stone, steel, glass, wood paneling and furnishings that speak to the architect's modernist style, all create a harmonious, seamless environment where you are never quite in and never quite out.

Lamborghini Yacht by Mauro Lecchi You Can Lead a Bull to Water… Period. I’ll be the first (maybe in the world) to admit that I don’t love car maker Lamborghini. Don’t get me wrong, I understand it’s appeal… duh, it’s the ultimate super-car. But I just want to see something new- something unrecognizable! CYBERSNAIL by Omer Sagiv Future Cars Inspired by Snails and Brains Although designer Omer Sagiv designed the CYBERSNAIL for his first comic book “Cyberman,” the design is too interesting to pass up. The story arch revolves around the discovery of bio-cyberspace existing in human brains (kinda like subspace in outer space). Vieria - Concept Vehicle by Gunwoong Kim & Suji Kim Purification on Wheels Feeling like today’s electric vehicles aren’t maximizing their full potential, Gunwoong Kim & Suji Kim’s submission for the 2011 Michelin Challenge Design Showcase, the Vieria, aims to expand upon the development of electric and other eco-friendly vehicle designs by incorporating it’s own advanced air purification system to rid the environment of carcinogens and other pollutants. The open-air intake at the front of the vehicle “inhales” smog and “exhales” clean air through the filtered outtake. On the straightaway, the insect like form maximizes aerodynamic efficiency by pulling in it’s 4 independent legs; for better stabilization the legs pivot out for serious road hugging.

Spectacular stair dominates house, serves many functions There is an appalling trend in house design lately where home elevators are, if not standard, certainly are becoming common. The Globe and Mail writes about a 41 year old homebuilder in Calgary who installed one from his basement garage to the main level because "Hauling groceries up a flight of stairs with two young sons in tow wasn’t going to work." Much of the justification for putting in elevators is that " demand is partly driven by baby boomers who want to “age in place.”

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