Moving house can be very stressful, so some people choose to rather optimize the current space they have by adding a residential extension to their home. It is not only a great way to gain extra valuable space need for the occupants and adapt the house to their lifestyle, but can also modernize the architecture endowing the design with an iconic, signature look.
Month: December 2021
The meals we eat frame our day, bring us joy and connect us with others. Sitting around a table of food with friends is a beautiful way to create a sense of community. That is why food is a recurrent theme for many artists. Centered on unusual ingredients, the menu features mixed media meals crafted from paper and yarn, clothing and wood.
Goethe once asserted that “architecture is frozen music.” Normally, we perceive this quote as a beautiful metaphor. However, some architects really draw on from the amazing texture of ice cubes, simultaneously fragile and solid, transparent and opaque, to design breathtaking buildings that look as if they could easily fit into the world of the Ice Queen.
Disposable razors are made of plastic and contribute heavily to the most critical environmental issues – plastic pollution. According to report Award Catalogue 2020 of BEYOND PLASTIC, about 5,000 billion single-use razors are used per year globally. Product designers are constantly looking for brand new versions of these everyday objects that can help reduce the burden on the environment and stand up to the main principles of good design – comfort, sustainability, beauty and value.
For centuries, incense has been used by people for spiritual purposes and as part of a religious practice. However, the smoke produced from the incense contains toxic gaseous substances, that can adversely impact our respiratory system. Burners can be messy too, with ash falling all around them. Addressing these issues, product designers develop alternative incense burners that can uplift the space both visually and aromatically.
What does it take to design an amazing skatepark? It might seem as simple as putting together a couple of bowls and ramps, but in fact, it requires an incredible amount of preparation and effort. We have selected a few unusual skateparks that are a pleasure to use – and to watch.
Since at-home workouts are likely to outlast the pandemic and more and more people prioritize home gym over re-subscribing to monthly gym fees, designers develop solutions allowing to bring gym equipment into any modern living space without compromising the interior design. We have selected great examples of these that are designed to strike a balance in using living spaces as fitness studios.