Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:40:09 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Cloud by Richard Clarkson Mon, 07 Jul 2014 22:40:09 +0000 1

The Cloud is an interactive lamp and speaker system. It is designed to mimic a thundercloud in both appearance and entertainment. Using motion sensors, the cloud detects a user’s presence and creates a unique lightning and thunder show dictated by their movement. The system features a powerful speaker system from which the user can stream music via any Bluetooth compatible device. Using color-changing lights, the cloud is able to adapt to the desired lighting color and brightness. The cloud also has alternative modes such as a nightlight and music reactive mode.



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Mocho – Portuguese stool by João Timóteo Fri, 04 Jul 2014 12:16:35 +0000 _MG_1318_o

Coming from an approach to “mocho” (a traditional portuguese stool) this project has come to live, where the material that defines the stool is questioned.
Two independent supports and a saw that sustain the trunk ; this one, defined by the user, in which the height of the bench and the quantity of people that sit in it are muttable according to the quantity of wood that is necessary in a fireplace.

with Helena Fernandes at Esad Cr.

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PLAG by Waël Seaiby Tue, 01 Jul 2014 20:17:55 +0000 3af0d8b9cda913979aba1572741eed7f

One million plastic bags are used every minute around the world, most of which are issued by supermarkets. An average of 93% of these bags end up in landfills. Plastic bags are considered to be some of the most valueless and wasteful products of modern society. Supermarket plastic bags are made from a plastic called HDPE, one of the greatest material discoveries of the last century, which is particularly ironic.

PLAG takes advantage of the free resource of HDPE that these bags offer; through a unique up-cycling process, it turns the valueless bags into valuable objects. Recycled plastic is often dismissed as cheap or tasteless, especially aesthetically. PLAG aims to challenge that notion by delivering a line of hand-worked vessels that are reminiscent of glass or ceramic craftsmanship. The vessels are evocative of the bags from which they stem; their smooth finish, along with their distorted shapes, are directly inspired by the physical aspects of the crinkly plastic bags.

Additionally, PLAG is a study in self sufficiency in the process of resourcing materials and making products through rigorous experimentation.

PLAG was awarded the Innovation Initiative Grant from the University of Edinburgh.



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Matador pocket blanket Mon, 30 Jun 2014 18:53:44 +0000 fold_lines-01_848x353

Matador pocket blanket and Matador mini pocket blanket. ​Portable, durable, water resistant.
Matador pocket blanket fits up to 4 ​​to sit or 2 to lay, then packs away ​to fit in your pocket.


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STUGAPROJECT. Workshop di costruzione in legno. Grythyttan, Sweden. 1-12 agosto 2014 Thu, 22 May 2014 20:06:16 +0000 Dal 1 al 12 agosto 2014, dodici giorni a Grythyttan nel comune di Hallefors in Svezia, al centro di grandi laghi e immense foreste. StugaProject è un’occasione unica per imparare a lavorare il legno e costruire secondo le tecniche tradizionali svedesi.

Durante il workshop parte del tempo sarà impiegato nella costruzione di una casetta di legno, in svedese Stuga, parte nell’esplorazione del territorio, tra più di 400 laghi e in compagnia dei caratteristici animali selvatici svedesi. Il workshop si propone di riavvicinare la natura all’arte, all’architettura e al design, seguendo lo stile ArkiZoic, secondo cui l’architettura si ispira all’evoluzione naturale degli esseri viventi.
Alle giornate lavorative si alterneranno le luminose notti scandinave e il tradizionale rito della sauna, che qui è chiamata Bastu.
Il costo complessivo del workshop è di 900 €, di cui 300 € per le lezioni presso AtelierFORTE e in Svezia, e 600 € per le spese di vitto, alloggio, spostamenti interni, visite guidate e tutto il materiale necessario al lavoro, che verranno corrisposte in loco direttamente al sostenimento delle stesse.
Durante il mese di luglio un incontro presso l’AtelierFORTE a Milano introdurrà gli studenti alla Svezia e al workshop, durante l’incontro verrà realizzato da ciascun partecipante un taccuino per appunti e disegni.
La partecipazione al workshop prevede il rilascio di crediti formativi professionali.
A questo link il form per pre-iscriversi o chiedere informazioni
Il video dell’ultima edizione dello Stugaproject
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Phoenix / Survival Kits Thu, 22 May 2014 19:59:54 +0000 06

Advertising agencies frequently deal with little disasters that, more often than not, could be avoided or at least contained. Overtime, a power outage or a surprise presentation… Which is why Phoenix, the Creative Studio, decided to create a collection of survival kits to help agencies get through these kinds of situations.

We can also help you with your design, marketing and web development needs. I guess you could say that we are the survival kit to making your projects successful.


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FIELD NOTES The “Shelterwood” Edition for Spring 2014 Thu, 27 Mar 2014 10:18:03 +0000





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Hoop speaker Wed, 26 Mar 2014 16:00:34 +0000 1

Hoop (Bluetooth Speaker), Lexon 2014 design Spalvieri / Del Ciotto

Contemporary is synonymous with sharing, today we share videos, images, thoughts, objects, music …Hoop is a powerful and portable bluetooth speaker that comes from the idea of sharing your music on the move. The portable speaker has two practical accessories that expand the possibilities of use. Wear it or attach it wherever you want, using the handy rubber cord, while a soft hook allows you to hang the speaker on the wall. The material and shape make it an object to take with us everywhere, from the skate with friends, to the meeting. Hoop has the same diameter of a Compact Disc, family size, for a new way of approaching and listening to music.


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Halfbike Wed, 26 Mar 2014 15:50:45 +0000


Halfbike is a new kind of personal vehicle that brings joy back to urban mobility. Its combination of cycling and smooth assisted running provides a remarkably quick and fun way to move around the city. Halfbike is suitable for commuting short distances and small enough to take onboard public transport for longer trips. It’s great for both recreation and exercise. It is light and compact and its innovative rider position gives you a new perspective on the city. The pure joy of riding that it brings will motivate you to go out and have some fun. Just feel the ride and follow your body.


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Shigeru Ban win Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014 Tue, 25 Mar 2014 14:54:05 +0000 Our love and emotion for Pritzker Architecture Prize 2014 to architecture’s master Shigeru Ban!

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KAPSTOK MARK by Mark Vrinzen Sun, 23 Mar 2014 22:58:32 +0000 IMG_1532 IMG_1533 IMG_1545 IMG_1557 IMG_1560 Kapstok-mark-1 Kapstok-mark-2 Kapstok-mark-3



Images courtesy by Mark Vrinzen

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R521 COOLIDGE: RUCKSACK by freitag Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:49:06 +0000

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AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike by Boo Bicycles Wed, 19 Mar 2014 23:01:57 +0000 backView

From the creator of racing level bamboo-carbon bike frames by hand the new AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike! Amazing!

The AluBOOYAH ski mountaineering bike has been 6 months in the making; and draws inspiration from a recent winter trip to Torreys Peak, a 14,275-foot peak in Clear Creek, Colorado. While climbing the peak, I noticed a pristine couloir full of 75 degree sloped ice across the valley. This bike was designed for a trip to climb that ice–a trip that requires significant off-road travel, navigating fields of powder, ice climbing, and an expedient return before the winter dark.



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Snoopy & Charlie Brown: Peanuts – Official Teaser Trailer Tue, 18 Mar 2014 22:07:12 +0000

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RAPHA / SPRING/SUMMER 2014: TRAINING & RACING Mon, 17 Mar 2014 17:46:45 +0000 rapha1

Welcome to the Spring Summer 2014 Lookbook, featuring all of Rapha’s latest products for road riding, shot on location in the Cévennes in France. Original designs accompany updates to fit and functionality and new colour options. Whether spinning up local climbs or chasing down the break, there are products and accessories for every ride.


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Under Cover Camper by Nikolai Sorensen Sun, 16 Mar 2014 22:03:07 +0000 0d283604d988cfb722030d502c2ce64c

Over the past 20 years the perception of the two-man tent has depreciated from a highly valued piece of camping equipment to a cheap, throw-away, disposable item. A quick look at the aftermath of any music festival provides proof of this, where it is predicted that 1 in 5 tents are left behind, destined for landfill.

By drawing inspiration from the past, the Under Cover Camper was designed to place the value back into the tent by promoting sustainability, style, longevity, and quality.



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Cabin Porn, the book. Sat, 15 Mar 2014 15:46:25 +0000 We’re happy to share that Cabin Porn – our labor of love – yielded a new creative opportunity for us. We’re making a full-color book about the cabins you built and shared with us. Little, Brown will publish it.

Order now.

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surf sauna Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:47:19 +0000 P1030839

I love this idea! Simple amazing…

Each Surf Sauna is built to your specifications. A wide host of options allows you to make surf sauna the adventure mobile you want, and we can size them to accommodate 2 to 8 people. The Surf Sauna is built for winter surfers and while a mobile sauna has obvious applications for all sorts of winter activities, this one has function and aesthetics that are at home on a snowy beach. Western Red Cedar is naturally rot resistant and antimicrobial. The chassis, and hardware are made from marine grade galvanized and stainless steel to hold up to years of salt water exposure. Every Surf Sauna comes bundled with a mounted shovel and hi-lift jack aimed at helping you get unstuck after pulling it to your favorite secret spot.





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Bottle Lamp by QUIOSCO Fri, 14 Mar 2014 18:39:50 +0000 quiosco-bottle-lamp-1

This particular table lamps are characterized by their formal simplicity. Fine white sand is used as a reflector surface and gives the vessel a secure footing. Cable and socket are hanging casually over the top of the vessel and are secured with a leather strap on the glass body. As the light sources we use a tube lamp with its glowing filament every room can shine in an atmospheric light.
The light is available in the colors ‘green glass’ or ‘brown glass’

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Small Architecture Now! Taschen Fri, 21 Feb 2014 22:37:41 +0000 cover_co_architecture_now_small_1401131539_id_766321

From world-famous names to the freshest new talent, come discover architectural invention on a whole new, small scale.

Small Architecture Now!

Philip Jodidio
Hardcover, 21,5 x 27,4 cm,416 pages

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The Nest People: The Toy Maker Thu, 20 Feb 2014 23:28:12 +0000


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Huginn&Muninn sauna by Atelier Forte Thu, 20 Feb 2014 00:40:05 +0000 sam_5364

Huginn&Muninn is an entirely handmade outdoor sauna in spruce wood which accommodates two people. According to the Scandinavian tradition, it is powered by a wood stove. Its wall portholes frame the sunsets on the Piacenza hills, and a warm light floods in the small space.
Huginn and Muninn mean “thought” and “memory”,” according to Atelier Forte. “Those are the names of the two ravens of Odin. Every day he sends them flying over all the earth, and they come back and tell him everything they have seen and heard. There is an analogy with the sauna as a moment of reflection and relaxation at the end of a long day.


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ESCAPE by Canoe Bay Mon, 17 Feb 2014 23:02:22 +0000 eolzdserugu6fykpnqkv

All natural materials, environmentally & energy conscious and just plain beautiful, ESCAPE defines 21st century living.  ESCAPE is built to the highest construction standards and has one big advantage…ESCAPE is mobile and can be delivered to you anywhere,  is incredibly affordable for this much quality and is perfect for your nest home!


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Jaime Beechum Photographs Fri, 14 Feb 2014 16:04:51 +0000 ©jaimebeechum_mtn_update_1112_0061

I love the work of the photographer Jaime Beechum a portofolio divided in four chapters: Ocean/Redwoods, Cities, Flatlands, Foothills/Mountains.
The Mountains selection is part of a larger body of work that are image represented observations of the cultivation, rest and dispersement of energy within differing geographical environments in relation to man.
Jaime Beechum
Born August 1985, Goleta, California
Reside in Yucca Valley, California

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All images courtesy by the artist Jaime Beechum.

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BRSH Collective Fri, 14 Feb 2014 13:52:09 +0000 1

Bamboo Toothbrushes with Style. Sustainable, biodegradable and organically grown. Wherever the adventure takes you Be Bold, Smile Bright & BRSH!

BRSH is more than just a humble toothbrush, it’s an idea, a movement and a call to action for us all to make small daily changes, which as a collective can have a global impact.


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floating sauna by goCstudio Mon, 10 Feb 2014 20:10:07 +0000 1_stadium view_o2_money_money_o3_plan-01-01-01_oC:Usersjonathan gentryDesktop13012 sauna elevations A3.01_fu


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Floating Cabin With Integrated Boathouse Mon, 10 Feb 2014 14:27:21 +0000 floating-wooden-one-bedroom-cabin-with-integrated-boathouse-1

C’è chi ha la casa al lago e chi sul lago!

Casa in legno flottante, che galleggia su lago vicino New York.
Nel garage 2 barche ovviamente, appesi fuori 2 kayak, silenzio, calma e relax..

La casa occupa un tratto isolato di lago lungomare, con due percorsi che conducono giù dalla collina sopra. Un sentiero conduce al piccolo ponte di legno e direttamente in casa, mentre l’altro si snoda fino al ponte inferiore e la darsena.

Per dirla alla George, What Else?

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Sweety Sat, 08 Feb 2014 14:45:47 +0000 tuerstopper_2

Stupendo e semplice fermaporta, in legno.

Door stop Sweety
Sweety is a door stop, hat works like a skipjack. It is a useful tool in your home, but also a lovely accessory.



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MOTOBOX – Cafe Racer Toy for kids Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:57:56 +0000 motobox cafe racer toy 1

Costruita in modo artigianale in legno, non è una mini bici o balance bike ma qualcosa di più simile a un cavallo a dondolo.
Perfetta per bambini 2-4 anni.
E’ ferma, statica e non rischiosa quindi. Basta la fantasia che fortunatamente ogni bambino possiede per girare il mondo e fare pieghe da paura nei tornanti dei passi del mugello.

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Canyon Urban Concept Fri, 07 Feb 2014 16:46:59 +0000 Canyon Urban Concept 1

Primo tentivo della Canyon di passare da bici da corsa a bici da città.

Direi davvero un ottimo inzio. A tutto stile.
Luci a dinamo integrato nel mozzo, sistema di chiusura nel retro sella e codice QR che dovrebbe garantire la rintracciabilità della bici.
Largo spazio al design fino al pedale salva scarpa.

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The Urban Concept is a new direction for Canyon, an opportunity to take their knowledge of design and materials to the street. It’s a highly integrated design, from the Supernova front and E3 rear light, powered by a SON dynamo hub, to the anti-slip pedals—comfortable regardless of footwear—and a stylish leather-covered basket that can be removed for shopping excursions.

A locking mechanism is located behind the seat tube and there’s a QR code on the top tube, recording the bike’s status and whether it has been stolen or not. If it has, Canyon offers a reduced-price policy for the owner. The Urban Concept is powered by a Conti® belt drive and a Sram Automatix two-speed hub, while Gilles Berthoud stainless mudguards protect the rider from spray.

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NATURHOTEL LÜSNERHOF Thu, 06 Feb 2014 17:17:36 +0000 bagno-tinozze

Ci siamo innamorati di questo albergo unico ed incantevole. Riesce ad unire tutta la filosofia The Nest Way: una visione del verde edella natura indirizzata al benessere fisico e dell’anima. Come in un nido.

Al NaturHotel Lüsnerhof la natura alpina è autentica protagonista. L’hotel è incastonato nella suggestiva cornice dei pascoli alpini di Luson, circondato da un variopinto giardino di erbe aromatiche. Larice, cirmolo, abete rosso e pietre dolomitiche raccontano l’essenza di questa valle e dei suoi abitanti.

Costruito secondo i dettami della bioedilizia, l’hotel è alimentato da impianto a truciolato di legno, da pannelli solari e da centrale idroelettrica, che lo rendono completamente indipendente a livello energetico. Quindici camini in pietra diffondono in tutta la struttura calore per il corpo e luce per l’anima Costruito nel rispetto dei canoni della bioedilizia, il NaturHotel Lüsnerhof privilegia elementi naturali, come il legno di larice, cirmolo e abete rosso dei boschi limitrofi e le pietre calcaree delle Dolomiti tra cui la quarzite argentea della Val di Vizze, il marmo di Lasa, il serpentino di Fundres. Muri in argilla e paglia assicurano una perfetta coibentazione, consentono la permeabilità naturale al vapore (cioè la spontanea fuoriuscita dell’umidità dall’interno dell’edificio verso l’esterno), si riscaldano attraverso il passaggio dell’acqua calda nelle condutture in essi ospitate, e non necessitano di intonaci tossici o nocivi per la salute. Il riscaldamento è ottenuto con truciolato di legno e biogas, diffuso tramite impianto a pavimento. La centrale elettrica di Kaserbach sfrutta la corrente del Rio Lasanca e fornisce energia elettrica a tutto il territorio comunale di Luson,

alimentando 531 utenti domestici e 233 imprese, per lo più turistiche, tra cui il NaturHotel Lüsnerhof. Quindici, poi, i camini in pietra, fonte di luce e calore, distribuiti all’interno della struttura, che infondono una profonda sensazione di sicurezza e benessere. Sia che ci si stia rilassando nell’oasi panoramica, sia che si assapori la lettura in un angolo della biblioteca, sia che si sorseggi una tisana nell’angolo relax, sia che si stia godendo dell’intimità delle camere, il
rassicurante scoppiettìo del fuoco del camino dona calore al corpo e luce allo spirito. Complice anche un bicchierino di grappa Ragginer, immancabile corollario alle pause di benessere.

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Un ringraziamento particolare a Silvia dell’ufficio stampa Sinergicamente ( per la disponibilità e la gentilezza dimostrata per la realizzazione di questo post.


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Cat® B100 Thu, 06 Feb 2014 15:50:41 +0000 B100 dust 8884 v2

Bullitt Mobile Ltd., worldwide licensee of Cat® phones and accessories today announced the launch of the Cat B100 – a waterproof phone designed to withstand the rigors of the real world – at the 2014 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES). Perfect for noisy surroundings, the new rugged mobile phone boasts a noise cancelling microphone and a high quality loudspeaker. The B100 also has large buttons, ideal for use whilst wearing gloves.

“The Cat B100 is a practical and tough mobile phone, designed for people who demand ultimate reliability. Its rugged features, long battery life and talk time make the B100 an ideal choice for tough conditions,” said Dave Floyd, Co-CEO of Bullitt Mobile Ltd. “This is a phone that won’t let you down.”

As with the Cat B15, the new B100 has been designed to survive a 1.8meter drop, being submerged in up to one meter of water for 30 minutes and can even withstand temperatures from -25OC to 55OC. Its impressive battery life of 10 hours talk time mean the B100 is the ideal companion for anyone with an active life.


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Pedal-Power Go-Cart by YBike Wed, 05 Feb 2014 15:01:07 +0000 Pedal-Power Go-Cart by YBike 1

Bambini fortunati! (anche se io non mi posso lamentare! Grazie Rino!)

The YBike Explorer packs in play value and is powered completely by kid pedal power.

Its sleek and functional design features two easy-to-grip handles to make the ride secure and a unique back wheel steering that makes it easy to maneuver while cruising the pavement.
Kid powered – no batteries just pedal power.

Visto su Fancy, comprabile su Amazon

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Sand Light by Alien and Monkey Wed, 05 Feb 2014 14:55:39 +0000 Sand Light by alien and monkey 1

Con lo stesso procedimento di cottura della ceramica viene prodotto questa simpatica luce in sabbia.
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Barcelona-based design studio alien and monkey have created a light from sand and using traditional ceramic techniques.

Using traditional ceramics techniques, we have developed a new material using one of earth’s most abundant natural resources, sand, to create ephemeral lamps.

These products can be used for a long period of time and, due to the elements, crumble back to sand dust at the end of its lifecycle.

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