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Sill to Sill Brings Farming to City Windows

Environmental group the Hackney City Farm of London promoted designers to think about farming within the urban context by hosting a competition for the best ideas toward building with recycled, reused, or previously discarded subjects. The results were in and young designers Julian Bond, Sigrid Bylander, Lucy Paton and Benedetta Rogers won first place! Their project was named “Sill to Sill” demonstrating window sill square footage as a means for ...

Bicicleta Bar, Cheers to Bikes

Check it out! A bunch of bicycle parts have scattered their way throughout the Bicicleta. Masterminds behind the fantastic madness of cyclist decor was a collaborative effort of the joint owner Stefan Ciobotaru and Alina Turdean. Cherished elements of classic models from back in the day, most of the pieces which are circa 1930 and purchased from Great Britain. Others originated from the mentionable Pegas, Romania’s long gone oldest and ...

Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel by Minarc

Hovering above meadows of moss covered rock in the solitude of Iceland stands the Ion Luxury Adventure Hotel by Minarc. The landscape tumbles naturally all round, as if it had been waiting for the build to fit seamlessly. Welcome to a rejuvenating place where recycled and reused materials coexist with a gratifying getaway experience.  Great measures have been taken to ensure responsible care for the environment; for example the plenty ...

Before They Pass Away by Jimmy Nelson

Jimmy Nelson photographed tribes near extinction calling it Before They Pass Away. Survival is key; hunting is life, warmth, community. They are a people wrestling with mortality…where everyday the push and pull against a harsh climate, primitive tools, a long list of traditions…toughen their skin more so than others. Gamblers at large, the fate of some dangles off the back of their mush sled wrapped up in exaggerated garments made ...

Manta Resort Underwater Room

An unbelievable experience plunges guests into marine life at the Manta Resort off the Pemba Island on Africa’s East Coast. There are crystal waters and romantic beaches, adventures to tackle and an untouched coral reef to gush over. Yet the most unique feature has to be the “underwater room” hands down. Submerged 4 meters beneath the surface is a whole world of wonder and beauty soothing you to sleep by ...

Aram Bartholl’s Project Map

Putting his work on the map artist Aram Bartholl has brought google’s destination pin to life. The physical red “boing” graphic corresponds to the size of a marker in the web interface in maximal zoom factor of the map. Project Map can be found in what the search engine deems the center of any particular city. Scratching our heads we take the opportunity to relate its point of interest with ...

The Scooter Diaries

Inspired by boyhood stories of the “Lost City of the Incas,” Ron Bowman decided to leave his old life behind so he could explore Peru firsthand. He quit his reporting job and sold his car. He bought a 150cc Lambretta scooter and persuaded his friend Jon to ride as far as Mexico with him. His family set a date for the going-away party. Then, three weeks before his departure, Ron ...

Rayen Restaurant Installation by Fos

A punch of cheer has been beamed onto the face of this vegan restaurant Rayen at Lope de Vega street in Madrid by Eleni Karpatsi, Susan Piquer and Julio Calvo the (fos) trio. It’s a gratifying explosion of yellow paint finding its point of interest from an industrial lamp overhead. The project is called fos to highlight the name of the new born architecture and design superstars based out of ...

Guardians of Time by Manfred Kielnhofer

During the Festival of Lights in Berlin, Germany a sect of monk-like Guardians of Time will find themselves standing in front of significant lit up landmarks. Their hollow bodies draped in red and illuminated by spotlights pass curiosity and mystery to all who gaze at them. Find the sculptures moved each night to a different location accompanied by artist Manfred Kielnhofer.

Temporary Dormitories by A.Gor.A Architects

Using recycled materials to promote local, sustainable building practices A.Gor.A Architects from Thailand have designed and produced temporary dormitories and training classrooms for the 500 plus students of the Mae Tao Clinic. Keeping things at a low cost, the idea was to be simple in design and to use only materials readily available to them.  Nearby timber from old buildings is salvaged, de-nailed, and restored good as new for keeping ...