We often underestimate the importance of a great seating. It seems, chairs and stools are some of those things we don’t really think about innovating. In the meantime, product designers come up with comfortable and ergonomic seating options that can add personality to any living space.
Nowadays, the dishwasher is a must-have kitchen appliance for a modern home. However, dishwashers are energy intensive, they use a lot of water, require a considerable amount of valuable kitchen space, and are downright expensive. Today, we explore ingenuous compact, energy-efficient, and affordable alternatives to owning a dishwasher, so you’re never really left with a kitchen sink that’s filled to the brim with dirty dishes.
For centuries, art has featured food – from Stone Age caves to beautiful still lifes of the Dutch golden age. Today, some artists have taken step from painting pictures of food to making art out of the food itself, reimagining iconic works of art using fruits, vegetables, pasta and many other types of food.
More and more people are moving to dense metropolises seeking the opportunities found in large cities. But as city populations increase, so does the cost of living, leaving low-income residents with fewer choices for affordable housing. Modern architects design alternative solutions to the outdated architectural typologies of affordable housing complexes, with greater reverence for human scale and connection to the cityscape.
In most countries, legislation states that most packaged food must be labeled with “best-before” dates. These dates, as a rule, are estimates of what the worst case temperature scenario will be for the product. However, most of us store food in much better conditions, which leads to over 60 per cent of food waste being wasted in households because of this misinterpretation. Designers featured in this post offer ingenuous alternatives to the standardised expiry date, in a bid ton reduce food waste and save your money.
Architecture that integrates the landscape of its site into the built spaces is not something new, but the homes in this collection do a particularly good job of integrating a tree at the heart of the home. By working with the topography, these architects fosters a deep connection with nature.
With its magical atmosphere and shining lights, Christmas brings us warm and fuzzy feelings. But Christmas comes and goes in the blink of an eye. These Christmas tree shaped design pieces have been created by product designers in the hope that we can live our everyday like a joyful Christmas.
Designing a mosque entails challenges for architects who have to consider the strict and detailed century-old requirements. However, modern architects manage to find new ways to blend traditional architectural elements of the rich Islamic artistic heritage with new forms, materials and styles, creating contemporary places of worship.