As part of the still-going-strong Western chic and vintage folk art trends, interior design boutiques have been selling out of animal skulls and antlers, from deer to steers and beyond. We buck the trend by going the paper route. Cue Papertrophy.
The mastermind behind this iconoclastic company, Dr. Holger Hoffmann from Berlin, was inspired by classic animal trophies (author Ernest
Studio Drift is a design team based in Amsterdam that engages with light and natural forms by producing exquisite sculptural light structures, exhibited in museums and galleries around the world. They are grandiose and breathtaking, both in design and in performance. Their ‘Shylight’ installations (like the one above at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam) are based on the movement of flowers,
Designer Henry Franks has dyslexia, and he has the products to prove it. In 2013 he won the prestigious ‘New Designer of the Year’ Award in London. His upside-down Mugslexia mugs illustrate a symptom of dyslexia known as inversion – some letters can seem to invert when reading.
It’s confusing. Just so you don’t pour boiling water on the bases,
This whimsical line of furniture is from designer Keren Shiker. Sink In uses foam bars inset in wooden frames that you can push or pull to create your very own custom piece of furniture – and change the configuration every time you sit down. They can be placed either vertically or horizontally and they’re suitable for kids and adults alike.
This laminated glass entry door creates a mesmerizing light effect. In fact, it’s a whole light show. We cannot get enough of this door. By Armin Blasbichler Studio, it was created by laminating 585 diapositives of Pantone swatches. A diapositive (we had to look it up ourselves) is a positive photographic image on transparent material. On glass, in this case,
Some of us are cursed with sulfite sensitivities: we drink a glass of wine and then spend the next several hours to a day feeling miserable. Migraines, wheezing, swelling, and itchiness can all be punishment for drinking that delicious beverage that just happens to contain one annoying ingredient.
Chemist James Kornacki developed a way to rid your wine of sulfites
Homeless people who “sleep rough” – that is, who sleep unprotected outdoors – are often the victims of verbal abuse and outright violence. In cities with overcrowded shelters or few resources for the homeless, sleeping outdoors is sometimes the only option. London architect James Furzer wants to keep the city’s homeless population safer with a unique project he calls Homes
Natural light can make or break a living space, especially when you’ve got a limited amount of square footage to work with. The generous ceiling height and top-floor location of this Gothenburg, Sweden apartment more than make up for its small size, enabling the creation of a lofted workspace on top of the bedroom and a skylight that illuminates both
Nobody could blame you if you, a full-grown adult, decided to build an epic modern playhouse like this one and then keep it all to yourself. Erected on a hilltop in Garrison, New York, this elevated structure by Sharon Davis Design is a polished version of the tree houses we all wished for as kids, complete with a trap door
For years sculptor Lee JaeHyo lived with his wife, fellow sculptor Cha Jong Rae in solitude and relative poverty, in Yanpyeong, Korea. ‘We started off in a cow shed’, she said, in the video ‘‘Return to Nature in which Jaehyo shows us around his factory workshop on the original site.
He forges his signature ‘Wooden Sphere’ sculptures by intertwining fallen